Accessibility Statement

At South Kent we aim to create a welcoming and rewarding experience for every visitor to our website. South Kent is dedicated to ensuring that all members of our community can effortlessly access the information and resources available on our site. Recognizing the significance of web accessibility, our school is committed to maintaining a compliant website that aligns with established standards like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Our commitment is reflected in our continuous efforts to provide a website that is not only user-friendly but also accessible and easy to navigate for users of all abilities. Through consistent testing and evaluation, we are unwavering in our commitment to making ongoing improvements to our website, ensuring it caters to the diverse needs of our community members.

Your feedback is valuable to us. If you had a positive experience using the South Kent School website or encountered challenges, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Non Discriminatory Policy

In its pursuit of fostering an equitable and inclusive community, South Kent School upholds a nondiscriminatory stance. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming atmosphere for both employees and students, ensuring freedom from any form of discrimination. Aligned with the specific safeguards outlined in federal, state, and local statutes, South Kent School steadfastly opposes any discrimination targeting students or employees. Such discrimination is strictly prohibited on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), disability (encompassing present or past physical, mental, learning, and intellectual disabilities), age, genetic information, marital status (including civil unions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as the “Protected Characteristics”).

Privacy Policy

Jan 1 2024

South Kent School is dedicated to safeguarding the confidentiality of the information you share with us through our newly revamped website. Our Privacy Policy delineates the data we gather and how we might utilize it when you explore the South Kent School website.

Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Certain data we collect has the potential to personally identify you, such as your name, date of birth, Social Security number, phone number, email address, physical address, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of details that could ascertain your identity (collectively referred to as “PII”).

Respect for Your Privacy

South Kent highly values the privacy of each individual accessing our website. We refrain from selling, renting, giving away, or loaning your PII to any third parties, excluding agents, contractors, or service providers of South Kent School, unless we obtain your (or your parent’s or guardian’s) consent or are compelled by subpoena, court order, or legal process. We employ adequate security measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the PII under our control.

Data Collection

Through our website, we may gather the following information:

  1. Information You Provide: To effectively communicate with website visitors, we may request PII when you use the South Kent website for various purposes, such as requesting admissions information, making a donation, purchasing items, registering for events, or signing up for services like the Alumni directory.
  2. Information Gathered Automatically: If you don’t browse the Internet anonymously, South Kent can track web browsing patterns based on your IP address. This information is not linked to your specific email address, and we collect data such as browser type, date and time of the request, average time spent on the website, pages viewed, and inquiries made.
  3. Cookies: We use cookies to collect generic information for evaluating usage and traffic patterns, enhancing content and distribution. You can choose to refuse cookies, but it may limit the functionality of our website.

Usage of Your Information

We utilize the information collected for:

  1. Providing Services: Fulfilling requests for products, programs, and services, and responding to inquiries about our offerings.
  2. Website Improvements or Changes: Enhancing the South Kent website experience, informing you of changes, and providing news and information about our services and school.
  3. Analytics: Employing Google Analytics to collect information for improving site functionality, without associating it with PII.

Disclosure of PII

South Kent may disclose PII to respond to legal requirements, enforce school rules, or share with agents, contractors, service providers, law enforcement, government officials, or third parties as required or authorized by you.

External Links

Links to non-affiliated sites on our website have their own security policies and privacy practices, for which South Kent is not responsible.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

South Kent complies with COPPA, refraining from knowingly collecting PII from anyone under 13 years old without verifiable parental consent.

Accessing and Updating PII

We make efforts to provide access to your PII and correct or delete it upon your request, except as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Changes to Our Policy

South Kent reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy, with substantive changes posted 30 days before taking effect.

Images on the South Kent and Social Media websites

In addition to protecting information, South Kent respects the privacy of individuals appearing in images posted on the internet, offering avenues for image removal upon request.

Contact Us

For inquiries regarding the Privacy Policy, please email [email protected].

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