Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Date of last revision: April 25, 2011

The Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools respects your privacy.  In summary,

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Information We Collect

Our web site collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, operating system, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our web site. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its web site.

Our web site also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our web site.   Our web site only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the web site.


A cookie is a string of information that a web site stores in a file on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the web site each time the visitor returns. Our web site uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of web site, and their web site access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the web site, with the drawback that certain features of our web site may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

E-Mail List

If a user wishes to subscribe to the Foundation’s e-mail list, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Members of a mailing list may receive periodic newsletters and announcements. Out of respect for our users’ privacy we provide a way to unsubscribe from the list.  Visit the Unsubscribe page to remove your email from the list.


We may conduct occasional online surveys to learn about our community’s opinions and views.   We do not collect personally identifying information in these surveys.


Comments and other content submitted to anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Web Site Registration

For some users to use some features of this web site, they must first complete a registration form.   During registration, users are required to give their name and email address.   This information enables users to retrieve lost passwords.

Aggregated Statistics

We may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to our web site and may analyze and display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we will not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to our web site choose to interact with it in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our announcement list to provide a name and email address. Those who donate online to the Foundation for Wallingford-Swarthmore Schools are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.   Currently, online donations are handled by PayPal and any information you submit is subject to their privacy policy.   In each case, information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction is collected.   We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain web site-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

We disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to Foundation board members and operators of the web site that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Foundation’s behalf or to provide services available at our web site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than as described above, we shall disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Foundation, third parties or the public at large. If you have signed up for our announcement list and have supplied your name and email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about news, events and volunteering opportunities, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the Foundation. If you send us a request (for example via a email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. We shall take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We encourage visitors to check this page frequently for any changes to our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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