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Privacy Policy


Welcome to the University Child Development School web site. By using the University Child Development (UCDS) web site at www.ucds.org and its related pages and sites (“Sites”) you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not use these Sites. Your continued use of our Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. UCDS reserves the right, as its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time.

Privacy of Children on UCDS Sites

Each year, UCDS seeks permission from parents for the school to use images of their children on the school’s website and in school publications, school advertisements in third party publications and online, promotional materials, DVDs for sale, Facebook, and on other online platforms. UCDS makes every effort to ensure that no unauthorized use occurs and complies with State publicity rights laws such as Ch. 63.60 RCW. If you notice any unauthorized use of your child’s image by the school, or if you have questions or would like a copy of the UCDS permission form authorizing use of your child’s image, please notify Stephen Harrison, Director of Communications and Marketing immediately.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that UCDS inform parents and legal guardians about how UCDS collects, uses, and discloses personal information from children under 13 years of age; and that UCDS obtains the consent of parents and guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use certain features of the Sites. When the term “parent” is used below, it is meant to include legal guardians. Information should not be submitted to or posted to the Sites by guests under 13 years of age. If UCDS learns that a guest under 13 years of age has submitted personally identifiable information online UCDS will take reasonable measures to delete such information from its databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required by law). Children can browse the Sites without any personal information being collected.

UCDS is committed to protecting the privacy of UCDS students and their families. UCDS does not post the full names of students on the public pages of the Sites. Images of students are used on the public pages of the Sites; however, those students are not identified by name. Within the Login pages of the site, use of students’ full names is allowed and students may be identified by full name in images.

We will apply material changes in our Privacy Policy only in conformance with applicable law, including any applicable provisions of COPPA that require parental consent. If you need further assistance, please contact UCDS with your questions or comments by mail, email, or phone at: University Child Development School, 5062 9th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98105; info@ucds.org; 206.547.8237.

NOTICE: Please visit http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html for information from the Federal Trade Commission about protecting children’s privacy online.

Your Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available through the UCDS homepage, www.ucds.org. We respect your personal privacy so we take all appropriate steps to keep your personal information confidential.

UCDS has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained by UCDS. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown or unauthorized access to UCDS systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private information in the possession of UCDS. UCDS operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. UCDS’ security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided to UCDS from third parties.

UCDS will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of UCDS’ users or the public.

Collection of Personal Information

By browsing, reading pages, or downloading information through the Sites, UCDS gathers and stores certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally. When visiting the Sites, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. For the password-protected (“Login”) portions of the Sites, all records and data you have provided are kept in secure databases. UCDS uses information collected through its Sites to help it provide quality products and services, to communicate with others, and to improve and reach its educational goals. The information automatically collected or stored is logged and used by UCDS to improve the content of the UCDS Sites and services and to help UCDS understand how people are using the Sites and services. UCDS reserves the right to disclose information about you as required by law, in response to legal process and law enforcement requests, and as necessary to protect the property, interests and rights of UCDS, its affiliates, and others.

UCDS may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable UCDS to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other site. UCDS uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

UCDS’ advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

If during your visit to the Sites you participate in a survey, send an e-mail, log in to more secure portions of the Sites, or perform some other transaction on-line, additional information may also be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send UCDS. UCDS uses your e-mail to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address issues you may identify, to further improve the UCDS Sites, or to forward the e-mail to another agency for appropriate action. You may choose whether to provide personal information online.

This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the UCDS Sites.

Links to Third Party Websites

We have included links on this site for your use and reference. UCDS is not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from those of UCDS.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion. If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy of UCDS then you may contact UCDS by mail, email, or phone at: University Child Development School, 5062 9th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98105; info@ucds.org; 206.547.8237.