Privacy Policy

[Last updated 10/18/2012]

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you fill out an event registration form, an admission materials request form or an alumni information update form, make a donation or apply for admission online.



When filling out these forms, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, parents' name, current school information (name, grade).

When making a donation, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card information (number, expiration date or security code).

When applying for admission, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter: the applicant's name, gender, date of birth, social security number, citizenship, visa information, birth place, spoken languages, ethnicity, mailing address, living status (with parents or not), current and previous schools attended (name, grade, date started, date ended, mailing address, phone number, fax phone, e-mail address, principal's name or counselor's name), academic and post graduation goals, interested activities, behavioral information, spiritual life (relationship with Jesus Christ, church involvement, church name, pastor's name, church mailing address, phone number, fax number or email address), the applicant's parents/guardian information (name, email-address, mailing address, phone numbers, church affiliations, pastor's name, church email-address, phone number or fax number) or the applicant's siblings information (name or age).

You may, however, visit our site anonymously.



What do we use your information for?



Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

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To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs);
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To provide services (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and support needs);

  • To process transactions and enrollment;

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of service requested.



How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. 



We offer the use of a secure server.  All supplied sensitive/credit information for making payment is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. 

Our payment gateway provider is Stripe.  Please read their private policy at https://stripe.com/privacy/.

After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

All supplied sensitive information for applying for admission, excluding the credit card information used for paying the application fee, is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then stored into our secure database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

After submitting an application, your information will be temporary stored on our secure servers for no more than 60 days.  It will be removed after the application is processed.

Do we use cookies?



Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.



If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly including the online application.  However, you can still apply for admission by downloading a PDF application form or contacting our admission office.



Do we disclose any information to outside parties? 



We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.



Third party links 



Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.



California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance



Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.



Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance 



We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.



Online Privacy Policy Only 



This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.



Your Consent 



By using our site, you consent to our websites privacy policy.



Changes to our Privacy Policy 



If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below. 



This policy was last modified on 10/18/2012

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Contacting Us



If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.



Whittier Christian High School
501 N. Beach Blvd
.,
La Habra, CA 90631

USA
(562) 694-3803