Privacy Policy


The Windermere Elementary School PTO is a parent-teacher organization that exists to support and further the education and well-being of Windermere Elementary School students in cooperation with our school and its students’ families. We are committed to protecting your privacy. This policy, last updated on June 24, 2019, explains what types of information our website collects and how that information is used. If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Collected Data

We collect and store personal data only when it is necessary to fulfill our primary mission or for the proper functioning of our website. We take your privacy seriously and never share any information about you with nonessential parties for any reason.

Information you voluntarily give us during the student registration process is shared with appropriate Windermere Elementary School PTO volunteers and Windermere Elementary School teachers and staff.

Tracking Technologies

Our website is built with tools that use cookies and other related technologies. These technologies allow us to persistently identify you so that our website works as smoothly as possible. Unlike many websites we do not utilize any of these technologies for targeted advertising nor do we share any collected information with nonessential parties. Our login process, comment system, web shop, and data collection forms all use tracking technologies to different extents. Sometimes tracking information may be stored for a few days and in other cases it may be retained for up to a year.

We never couple tracking information with personally identifiable information beyond what the various services we use do internally. These services will generally have their own privacy policies. For example, when you leave a comment an anonymized hash of your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it; their privacy policy is available at automattic.com/privacy.

Our Web Shop

Information you enter in our shop is not shared with our payment processors which collect the information they need from you independently. Because these services are embedded in our website it might be difficult to determine what is happening on our website and what is being handled by our processors. We never collect, receive, or store any financial information ourselves.

Student Registration Data

Student registration information you give us for that purpose is used by Windermere Elementary PTO volunteers and shared with Windermere Elementary School staff. This information can include contact details, student size information, and activity consents. It is never shared with any other parties.

Embedded Content

Sometimes this site may include embedded content from other websites such as articles, images, and video. Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if you had visited that website directly. Those websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content including tracking your interactions if you have an account and are logged in to that website. We do not frequently use embedded content and when we do it is likely to be from a well-known site such as YouTube or Facebook.

Data Retention

If you leave a comment on our website the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. If you make a purchase in our web store we retain a record of that purchase indefinitely. That record contains no financial information as that data is handled exclusively by our payment processors.

For registered users we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile indefinitely. You can view, edit, or delete this information at any time.

We retain student registration data for the duration of the applicable school year. You can review and correct that data at any time. Windermere Elementary School has requested the registration information we collect and considers it important to their effective operation but ultimately the data you give us belongs to you and we will delete it at your request.

Your Data Rights

If you have an account on this website, have left comments, have made purchases in our web shop, or have registered a student you can request a list of the personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any such personal data. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You may contact us at any time at [email protected] or through our contact page.