Privacy Statement

University Prep recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Statement applies to http://www.universityprep.org (the “school website”) and governs data collection and usage. We provide this Statement to help you understand what we may do with any personal information that we obtain from you. By using the school website, you consent to the data practices described herein. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact webmaster@universityprep.org.

Information You Provide to Us

To communicate effectively with visitors to our website, we may ask you for personally identifiable information that can include, by way of illustration, your name, your child’s name, address, email address, telephone number, or educational interests. We may also gather additional personal information in the future.It is your choice to provide us with this personal information; we will only collect personal information that you provide. University Prep will disclose your personal information without notice only if it is necessary to: (1) comply with legal process/action; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the School and; (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the school or the public.The School does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Information Gathered Automatically

When you visit our website, some information such as your Internet network address, Internet service provider, operating system, web browser version, site from which you arrived, and the time and date of your visit may be collected automatically as part of normal site operation. This information is not personally identifiable, and we do not link this information to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our site. This information is used solely to track web browsing patterns to better understand how our site is being used and, when necessary, to troubleshoot problems with the site.

Cookies

The school website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience.A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer for record-keeping purposes. Session cookies expire and are removed from your hard drive when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for extended periods of time. We use both session and persistent cookies on this site. The use of cookies helps us to assist your use of certain aspects of the site, and also helps us evaluate usage patterns so that we can improve site content and organization. We do not link the information we store in persistent cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our site.

You can delete persistent cookies by following the directions provided with your web browser. You may also set your web browser to reject cookies from our site. If you choose to do this, you may still use our site, but you may not be able to access the full functionality of some sections of the site. You can obtain more information about how to manage cookies from www.aboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

Some sections of our website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how people use our sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website includes your Internet network address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our website administrators, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your network address with any other data held by Google. To disable Google Analytics’ tracking of your usage of our site, you may disable cookies in your browser; however, please note that by doing so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To learn more, visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overview and Google’s privacy policy.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by University Prep. Please be aware that University Prep is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website to which you provide personally identifiable information.

This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Security

We follow generally accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to this Statement

The School will occasionally update this Statement to reflect the school and family feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Effective as of September 2016.


 

GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOL-SANCTIONED SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

University Prep maintains a number of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn) to share stories, build community, and connect the school with its many community members including current families, students, faculty, staff, prospective families, alumni, alumni parents, and our surrounding community.

When used well, social media platforms present opportunities to participate in meaningful local, national, and global conversations and connect with wider audiences than otherwise possible. The immediacy and reach of social media can also present certain risks and challenges.

Below are guidelines on how the UPrep Marketing & Communications Office manages our school-sanctioned accounts. We also offer guidelines for student and employee social media use, which can be found in the Veracross portals.

Please contact Communication@UniversityPrep.org with any questions.
 

Content on the UPrep Social Media Channels

The UPrep Marketing & Communications Team is responsible for collecting, curating, and sharing content on our social media channels. We share stories about UPrep community members that are directly connected to the school’s academic program and campus activities (i.e.: UPrep’s award winning mock trial team, jazz ensemble, or state championship baseball team). We may also share content that highlights individual student and alumni accomplishments where it highlights young adults who are living out the UPrep mission to be intellectually courageous, socially responsible citizens of the world. Please send content suggestions to Communication@UniversityPrep.org.
 

Responding to Comments

All comments or direct messages posted or sent to UPrep social media accounts will be responded to within 24 hours during the school week and within 48 hours on the weekend.
 

Privacy Protection

To ensure the safety of our community, UPrep will never post or release private or confidential information. This includes student last names, addresses, phones numbers, and personal conversations or schedules.

On UPrep social media channels, students are identified by First Name, First Letter of Last Name, and grade-level or year of graduation. Families who do not want their student’s photo shared on school social media accounts can opt-out through the Family Portal or by contacting Communication@UniversityPrep.org.
 

Responding to Inappropriate Content or Conduct

UPrep is dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment on its campus and social media platforms. The school is also committed to promptly addressing any behavior that impedes the learning of any student or interferes with the experience of any member of the school community. UPrep does not allow any form of bias, harassment, intimidation or cyberbullying on the school’s social media platforms. The UPrep Marketing & Communications Office will delete any posts/comments/replies that demeans a person or group on the basis of their identity, including race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, immigration status, or any other characteristic protected under law.

UPrep does not allow material that is offensive, obscene, harassing, sexually-oriented, threatening or intimidating.
 

Blocking Accounts

UPrep Marketing & Communications Office may block social media accounts if the accounts engage in any of the conduct identified above.

Effective as of August 2021.