Privacy Policy - Wheaton Academy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Wheaton Academy is a non-denominational Christian high school, located in West Chicago, Illinois. We are committed to educating students by building relationships, instilling excellence, and inspiring service—all to the glory of God.

Our website address is: https://wheatonacademy.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. 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:

  • To personalize your experience.  Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To send periodic emails.  The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates that you have asked for.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information. Cookies are harmless files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent; however, you may limit your experience on our website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website.

Google Analytics
  • Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the website available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third links 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.

Who we share your data with

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your contact information

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information/data we hold about you. If you do not wish to provide us with personal information online then contact us by mail at Wheaton Academy, 900 Prince Crossing Rd. West Chicago, IL 60185.

Additional information

Photo and Video Usage of Student Images

Students may occasionally appear in photographs and videos taken by Wheaton Academy staff members, other students, or other individuals authorized by a Building Principal or District Administrator.  The District may use these pictures, without identifying the student, in various publications, including but not limited to, the school yearbook, school newspaper, and school website.  No consent or notice is needed or will be given before the District uses pictures of unnamed students taken while they are at school or a school-related activity.

Many times, however, the school will want to identify a student in a school picture.  District officials may want to acknowledge those students who participate in a school activity or deserve special recognition. In order for the District to publish a picture with a student identified by name in any school-sponsored material, including yearbook, one of the student’s parents or guardians must sign a consent form.  Granting consent allows the District to publish and otherwise use photographs and videos, with the child identified, while he or she is enrolled in Wheaton Academy.  This consent is valid for one year and may be revoked at any time by notifying the student’s Building Principal.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act).  We do not request or knowingly collect any personally identifiable contact 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.