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Online Standards

Please review standards regarding our Web Privacy, Photography, and Social Media.

FLYER STANDARDS

We are more than happy to assist groups in advertising to the school membership.  All such documents must be approved first by the school principal.  Submit such flyers and documentation to school@stmarybg.org.  To be considered for publishing, all documents must be sent in as a pdf document.  All documents must be in good taste for the K-8 audience.  Flyers must contain contact information so as to route questions to the appropriate group.  The preferred contact is the Saint Mary Parish assigned email account, however the Principal can decide if a phone number is more appropriate.  Saint Mary School reserves the right to alter, delete, or reject the flyer with or without cause at any time. 

WEB PRIVACY STANDARDS

Saint Mary School is committed to providing a safe and secure Web presence for the campus 
community, prospective students and visitors.  We are dedicated to safeguarding all personal information 
collected online. While visiting Saint Mary School webpages, there are three types of information that may be collected: information voluntarily provided by you, cookies, and Web visitor logs.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You  
While browsing the club's web presence, visitors may choose to provide information to help us serve their needs. Any collected data is used to fulfill the user’s request, and any personally identifiable information sent is used only for the purpose indicated.  Once submitted, visitors can have their information removed by contacting the office where they sent the original request. Alternate methods are available via phone, paper and surface mail to request identical information or applications. 

Cookies
Some sites may use cookies, which are pieces of information stored by your Web browser. Cookies are used for two purposes,

• to carry data about your current session at the site from one Web page to the next; and
• to identify your previous session. 

Some pages may not function properly without cookies, therefore if you are concerned about cookies you may:

• turn them off in your browser; 
• set your browser to ask you before accepting a new cookie; or
• manually delete them from your browser after your visit.

Web Visitor Logs 
When visiting Saint Mary websites, some servers may automatically collect nonpersonal information from your computer such as:  the type of computer operating system, the browser in use, the browser’s capabilities, the domain name of the Internet service provider, etc.  This information is used to refine the school's web presence and only reported in an aggregate form.

Additional and Alternate Privacy Notices
Units and departments within the school's web presence may have special reasons to collect specific information from visitors.  The owners of these sites have been asked to provide additional or alternative 
privacy notices.   

Disclaimer
Some webpages may provide links to other sites outside of the school's web presence.  Saint Mary School and Parish cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external Web sites.

SOCIAL MEDIA STANDARDS

As part of Saint Mary School's web presence, the use of YouTube and Facebook are employed to showcase and celebrate our students as well as pass on pertinent information about our operations.  Official pages are managed, monitored, and administered by Saint Mary Parish/School approved administrators.   All web policies remain in effect when dealing with approved/appropriate content such as postings, pictures, video, etc.  We will also help enforce the social media policies of the websites such as age restrictions.  Those who violate terms of service may be reported and subject to the policies of that particular website.  Specifically, all Facebook users must be 13 years old in order to participate within the Facebook community.  Any account that appears to violate the minimum age may be reported to Facebook.       


DIGITAL MEDIA STANDARDS

Saint Mary Parish and School utilize photographs, video, and other media means to publicize and market our programs.  In that, we submit press releases and photos to area newspapers, posting on our website and social media, including but not limited to, Facebook, Instragram and Twitter, along with displays that may be presented to others. 

Unless otherwise told, Saint Mary has permission to use photograph or photographic images of students, staff, and other related members in official school business, including: school websites, including but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, newsletters and newspapers, etc.  It is understood that Saint Mary School administration requires that all students  sign off when they register for school that they have agreed to pose for a photograph for use in the promotion of Saint Mary Parish/School. It is agreed that the use of photograph or photographic image shall in no way be used in any other forum other than for official school/parish business.

In consideration of the engagement as a model, and for other good and valuable consideration  herein acknowledged as received, participants, parents, etc. hereby grant to Saint Mary School and assigns, those acting with its authority and permission, the irrevocable and unrestricted right and permission to copyright, in its own name or otherwise, and use, re-use, publish, and re-publish photographic portraits or pictures of members or which members may be included, in whole or in part, or composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or alterations, in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproductions thereof in color or otherwise, made through any medium at his studios or elsewhere, and in any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever. Members also consent to the use of any printed matter in conjunction therewith.

Members hereby waive any right that they may have to inspect or approve the finished product and the advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied. They hereby release, discharge, and agree to save harmless Saint Mary School/Parish and assigns, and all persons acting under its permission or authority or those for whom acting from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy. Members do hereby release, acquit and forever discharge the Saint Mary School/Parish, its officers, employees, attorneys, representatives, insurers and assigns from any and all demands, cause of action and/or judgments of whatsoever nature of character, past or future, known or unknown, whether in contract or in tort, whether for personal injuries, property damage, payments, fees, expenses, accounts receivable, credit, refunds, or any other monies due or to become due, or damages of any kind or nature, and whether arising from common law or statute, arising out of, in any way, the use of my photograph or photographic image for official Club business. 

You may terminate that acceptance by contacting the school office in writing indicating that you do not agree with the terms.  Once on record, staff will take necessary steps to avoid capturing and/or publishing associated participants in photos or digital images.  There can be no guarantee, however, that an image may not be captured.  

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