PRIVACY POLICY

Protecting the Privacy of Personal Information

We at the Cincinnati Spanish School (CSS) recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of certain information (“Information”) collected about our Site Users (also referred to as “you” or “your”). This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

CSS gathers three types of information about Site Users: data that Site Users provide through optional, voluntary registration and use on our sites; and data CSS gathers through aggregated tracking, mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. Such information enables us to tailor our content to fit Site Users“ needs better and to help our advertisers understand our audience. However, be assured that CSS will not disclose personal Information to third parties without your consent, except as may be noted in this Privacy Policy or disclosed to you when the Information is submitted.  

This website implements security measures including use of firewalls, secured facilities where information is secure, limitation of access to personally identifiable information, use of security software, and use of encryption when information is transmitted. Additionally, we chose third-party vendors in part based on their commitment to security.

How does CSS collect Information?

Optional registration

We collect information by specifically requesting it from you. Generally this occurs when you register at a site, request or submit information or request a service. Usually, the CSS site uses your information to operate the sites and to deliver services. The CSS site also uses your information to inform you about other products or services available from CSS and its affiliates.

Usage tracking

An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Internet so that your computer can be identified by the main computers, known as "Web servers," that "serve up" Web pages.

CSS and/or its affiliates collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregated information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When Site Users request pages from CSS‘s and/or its affiliates’ sites, our servers log the Site users’ IP addresses. We do not normally connect IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a Site Users’ session will be logged, but the Site User will remain anonymous to us. The content management system logs error messages and security related events (such as users logging in and out). For anonymous users, this information is linked to IP address only. For users logged in, this information is linked to the users’ accounts, which contain Personally Identifiable Information. Also, any time a user enters information into a form on the site, the IP address of the user is recorded, and if the user is logged in, then the action is linked to that user account. Date, pages accessed, referring URL, and IP address are the information collected through tracking technologies. This information is used in aggregate (i.e. with personally identifiable information stripped out) to provide website utilization statistics to our advertisers and sponsors. The information is also used to provide services, to assist in customer service requests, to resolve errors, and to prevent security incursions against our site. In no case is the tracked personally identifiable information kept on the server for more than seven days, while the derived aggregate information is kept indefinitely. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a Site User when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our site terms of use or terms of service or to protect our service, site, site users or others.

With whom does CSS share my Information?

As a general rule CSS will not disclose any specific Information that you submit to us about you in a manner that connects you with the Information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.  CSS will disclose account information to our subcontractors and agents who work on our behalf to provide certain services. These third parties do not have the right to use your Information beyond what is necessary to assist us. They are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the information and are restricted from using such information in any way not expressly authorized by CSS.  CSS may also disclose account Information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this Information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating CSS’s terms of use or terms of service, or may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with any of CSS’s rights or property, other CSS Site Users or anyone else. CSS may disclose or access account Information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.

Cookies

On our site we use several mechanisms to track user interactions, including log files, user logging through our content management system and cookies.

What happens when you link to a third party site?

You should be aware that when you are on CSS’s and/or its affiliates’ sites you could hyperlink or be directed to other sites that are beyond our control and/or outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement, it may transfer you off the cincinnatispanishacademy.com site. CSS and its affiliates do not control such sites, and, therefore, are not responsible for their contents or the hyperlinks or advertising they choose to place on such sites. CSS’s and/or its affiliates’ inclusion of hyperlinks to these sites do not imply any endorsement of the material on such sites or any association with their operators. CSS's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, which is beyond CSS’s and its affiliates’ control.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out information online (for example, via message boards or chat) that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While CSS and its affiliates strive to protect their Site Users’ information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you disclose such information at your own risk.

Is my Information secure from others using the CSS site?

The importance of security of all information associated with our Site Users is an important concern to us. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, CSS and its affiliates can’t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this site, you signify your agreement to CSS’s Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. Your continued use of CSS’s and/or its affiliates’ sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Cincinnati Spanish School
6740 Clough Pike
Suite 203
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244

Last Updated on September 9, 2008