Here are a few general principles to keep in mind as you read through this Policy:
Brook Fine Arts Academy works with a variety of third party businesses to collect and manage information provided from, and provide services to prospective students, applicants, current students, parents/guardians of students, purchasers and consumers of our digital products, employers and other site users. As part of these services, certain companies operate websites or online features on behalf of Brook Fine Arts Academy and may display BFAA's name, logo or other information on their sites. These sites are not owned or controlled by BFAA, and this Policy does not govern these sites. These organizations have their own privacy policies which explain how they will use, protect and share your information, and we encourage you to read them. We have included links to some of these third party privacy policies below.
Information You Provide to Us
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify you as an individual or allow someone to contact you. We may collect Personal Information such as your name, date of birth, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, photograph, gender, donation information, credit card and other payment information, purchase, site browsing and transaction history, social security number, year you plan to begin study, current grade, other demographic information, interests and any other information you provide to us online. For example, we collect Personal Information when you conduct a transaction on this Website, fill out an application via this Website or our partner’s site, register for information about our digital products, create an alumni, student, or other account on this Website, sign up for our newsletters, make a donation, make online purchases of products or tickets to events, complete any quizzes or surveys, or submit a comment or question to us by email or by the “contact admissions” feature, or similar feature on this Website. We may also collect additional Personal Information contributed by you, if we provide you with the capability to upload a photo or contribute to a blog, wiki or other social forum on this Website.
Information Gathered Automatically
When you visit a Website, some information is automatically collected by us. For example, our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit this Website, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider. We receive data from or about the computer and/or mobile device that you use to access and/or install the Website, including data about the computer’s or mobile device’s operating system and the browser used to access the Website. We may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to your site usage (such information referred to as “Website Usage Information”). Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or mobile device, web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to the Website, the pages, content or ads, to the extent ads have been included on the Website, that you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, the next website you visit when you leave the Website, and any search terms you have entered on the Website or a referral site. We may record your interactions with the Website, view any information that you may enter into the Website’s fields and create video recordings of your user session. Such video recordings capture your interactions with the Website (such as the movements of your cursor, the pages of the Website you visit and any information you may enter into the Website’s fields). Such video recordings do not capture your interactions with other websites or your interactions with your computer or mobile device that are unrelated to the Website.
We and our service providers may use the information we collect from and about you to perform a variety of functions, including the following:
We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, including both Personal Information and Website Usage Information, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources (including third parties) as described above. We or our service providers may also use your information to assess the level of interest in, and use of, our digital products, Websites, our emails and our other messaging campaigns both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:
Where our lawful basis is consent or performance of a contract, we will allow portability of your data. If you have privacy concerns, have disclosed data you would prefer to keep private, or would like to access the personal information that BFAA maintains about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We maintain a presence on several social networking and blogging platforms, including, without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram, and we also incorporate some third party social networking features onto our Websites. Through these platforms and features, as well as additional platforms and features, whether now known or hereafter developed, we may receive some Personal Information and some Website Usage Information about you, and this Policy applies to the information that we collect through such platforms. However, such third party social networking platforms and blogging platforms have their own privacy policies which explain how they will use, protect and share your information, including any information you share on those platforms through our Websites, and we encourage you to read them.
By submitting your mobile phone number, you consent for BFAA to send text messages (“Text Messaging”) about BFAA to the mobile device associated with that number through any mechanism (including through an automatic system), , including, but not limited to, messages to students in regarding lesson scheduling and messages during an emergency. Message and data rates may apply. Consent is not required to purchase goods or services from BFAA. You may not consent on behalf of someone else or provide someone else’s phone number. We will use any information we collect in connection with our Text Messaging in accordance with this Policy.
You will have the ability to opt out of receiving text messages by following the instructions in the text message you receive.
While we endeavor to protect the security and integrity of sensitive Personal Information collected via our Websites, due to the inherent nature of the Internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. If you correspond with us by email, text message, or any other form of online communication, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view the information you send in transit by such means. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
If you create a student account or any other type of account on this Website, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any activity that occurs using your account credentials, whether or not you authorized such activity. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
If we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to notify you as promptly as possible under the circumstances. If we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use the U.S. Postal Service to notify you in this situation, please email us at email@example.com.
While BFAA offers programs for children, and provides information about those programs on this Website, this Website is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from Users under thirteen (13) without prior verified parental consent. If you are under the age of thirteen (13), please do not provide Personal Information of any kind whatsoever.
We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time, and such changes will be effective with respect to this Website immediately upon posting on this Website. We will notify you of material changes to this Policy by other means, including, for example, by posting the revised Policy with the date it was revised on this page or by email. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the information we collect.
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please contact us. You may contact us through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through any means listed on our contact page at https://www.brookfinearts.com/about-us/contact-us.