Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Acceptance of Terms of Use Acceptance and Revisions

Please read the following information carefully. By using this website you will be agreeing to everything in the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice by updating this page. Please check these Terms of Use periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of any revisions to these Terms of Use will mean you accept those changes.

Restrictions on Conduct

You agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with the functioning of this website or any services provided on or through it. You further agree not to disrupt, modify or interfere with in any way any software, hardware or servers associated with this website, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of this site. You also agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, this website or services provided on or through it.

Personal Account Information

In order to access some features of the website, you will need to have an account with a login name and password. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you are responsible for keeping your account password secure. You may not log onto the website by any method other than by using your own account and password. You may not use another user’s account and password to access the website and you may not share your user name and password with others. You must notify Thayer Academy immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account by contacting us at help@thayer.org. Although Thayer Academy will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses incurred by Thayer Academy or others due to such unauthorized use.

Intellectual Property Rights

All of the content on this website, along with any trademarks, service marks and logos contained on the website, is owned by or licensed to Thayer Academy and subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights. The website content is provided to you “AS IS” for your informational, personal or educational use only. It may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. If you download or print a copy of any website content for personal or educational use, you must include on the copy all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the content on this website. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of this website or any features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any website content.

Directories

As part of the website, certain users may be able to access and use Thayer Academy’s school directory and/or alumni directory. These directories contain confidential information and may be used only for school-related matters and personal, non-commercial communications among members of the Thayer Academy community. The directories may not be reproduced or shared with any person or entity outside the Thayer Academy community.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability

The information, materials and services offered on this website are provided “as is” and without any warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Thayer Academy disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the use of this website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server(s) that make it available or any advertised or hyperlinked website are free of viruses or other harmful components or that this website, server(s), or third-party hyperlinked websites will be accessible at all times. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of this website or any information contained therein with respect to correctness, accuracy, reliability, graphics, links or otherwise. Under no circumstances shall Thayer Academy, its officers, faculty, employees, or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages) due to your use of or inability to use this website or due to your reliance on any of the content contained or the services provided on this website.

International Users

Thayer Academy makes no claims that information on this website is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. By providing us with your Personal Data, you acknowledge that you consent to the transfer of such personal data outside your resident jurisdiction as detailed in our Privacy Policy below. U.S. law may not provide the degree of protection for personal Data that is available in other countries.

Privacy

Collection and Use of Personal Data

Your privacy is important to Thayer Academy. At times we collect, retain and utilize Personal Data about you to operate this website and to make services and other opportunities available to you. The term “Personal Data” means personal information that Thayer Academy obtains about you through the website that can be reasonably used to identify you, including your name, address and email address.

Disclosure of Information

Except as indicated herein, we will not sell, rent or transfer your Personal Data to or otherwise share your Personal Data with third parties. We may share or transfer your Personal Data as directed to do so by you. We may use your Personal Data to notify you of website developments/features and to update you on events at Thayer Academy that may interest you.

We may otherwise transfer Personal Data to third-party vendors who assist us in operating the website or provide services available through the website. For example, a third-party consultant might have access to your Personal Data in the course of providing database management services to Thayer Academy. All Thayer Academy vendors operate under applicable federal and state laws regarding consumer privacy and data security.

The website also uses Blackbaud, Finalsite and Authorize.net to assist in processing donations and payments to Thayer Academy. If you make a payment, you will provide your credit card information directly to Blackbaud, Finalsite and/or Authorize.net. Thayer Academy may have access to limited information regarding payments, but will not maintain or store this information. Your transaction will be governed by the applicable privacy policies of Blackbaud, Finalsite and Authorize.net.

We may, in our sole discretion, share or transfer your Personal Data where permitted or required by law, to comply with the legal process (for example, we may disclose your information as necessary to comply with an authorized civil, criminal or regulatory investigation), to protect the security or integrity of our databases or the website, to protect our school or reputation, to take precautions against legal liability, to protect and defend our rights or property, or for resolving disputes, inquiries or complaints with respect to your use of the website.

We may also provide our partners and other third parties who might benefit from the information with aggregated data (i.e., compiled data that does not identify you) for research and other purposes.

Tracking Technologies

As is true of most websites, Thayer Academy may use various methods and technologies to store or collect usage information (“Tracking Technologies”). This information, which cannot be reasonably used to identify you, includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including those that we consider are strictly necessary to allow you to use and access our website and those that are performance-related in order to assess the performance of the website.

We use cookies to passively store information about your use of the website, including your preferences and other session information. A “cookie” is a small text file stored on your computer. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies or notify you when a cookie is set. You may need to enable cookies, however, in order to use certain features of the website.

Cookies allow for tailoring the website and to better match users’ interests and preferences. Most Internet browsers enable users to erase cookies from their computer’s hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. Thayer Academy does not collect Personal Data automatically, but may tie information that does not identify you (that is collected automatically) to previously submitted Personal Data.

Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent.

We obtain your consent to our information storage or collection Tracking Technologies by providing you with transparent information here and providing you with the opportunity to make a choice to disable cookies as set forth above. Please note that we are not required to obtain your consent to the information collection Tracking Technologies identified above that are strictly necessary.

We are giving you detailed notice of the Tracking Technologies and your limited choices regarding them so that your consent is meaningfully informed.

“Do Not Track”

“Do not track" settings are signals or other mechanisms that provide users the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of Personal Data about users’ online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Thayer Academy currently does not honor the "do not track" signals. Further, third parties engaging in online behavioral tracking for a variety of purposes may or may not collect Personal Data related to users’ online activities over time and across different websites through the the website.

Maintenance of Accurate Information

We have established procedures to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner. If you have any reason to believe that Personal Data about you that is stored and maintained by us is incorrect, please contact us by email at help@thayer.org.

Protection of Information

We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of your Personal Data in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases and the data we collect. Any Personal Data that you provide to us will be stored on our computer network servers or those of our third-party vendors. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Data. The security measures in place on the site and computer systems aim to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide to us. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the security of your information, please email us at help@thayer.org.

Links to Other Websites and Services

To the extent this site contains links to other websites and outside services and resources, we do not control the availability and content of those websites, services or resources, nor do we necessarily review or endorse materials available at or through such other websites. Viewing other websites or utilizing outside services and resources is done at your own risk. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave this website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each third-party website that you visit. Thayer Academy is not liable for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.

Choice of Law and Forum

These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By using this website, you agree that all disputes arising under, or in any way connected with your use of this website, shall be litigated exclusively in the state and federal courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Severability and Enforceability

If any provision or portion of these Terms of Use is held illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, in whole or in part, it shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary to correct any deficiencies or replaced with a provision which is as close as is legally permissible to the provision found invalid or unenforceable and shall not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of any other provisions or portions of these Terms of Use.

Termination/Exclusion

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to revoke, terminate or suspend any and all privileges associated with accessing this website for any reason or for no reason whatsoever including improper use of this Web site or failure to comply with these Terms of Use, and to take any other action we deem appropriate.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or comments on this website, our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, or become aware of misuse of this website by any person, please contact us at help@thayer.org or at the following address: Thayer Academy, 745 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184.

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