If you still have further questions about our privacy practices, we encourage you to contact us:
Public School Partners
1050 Glenbrook Way
Suite 480, PMB 245
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Information We Collect Automatically
There are certain types of information a website automatically collects as users browse its pages. Similar to most organizations, PSP maintains logs of website activity for administrative purposes, in order to ensure the safety and security of the site and its users and for use in improving its sites.
PSP collects not personally identifiable data in an aggregated and/or anonymous form. “Aggregated data” refers to general, abstracted information regarding visitors and users of our website.
We may use third-party advertising companies to address advertisements that may be of interest to you when you access and use our services and other websites, based on information related to your access to and use of the services and other websites. To do so, such companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser, including through use of pixel tags. They may also use these technologies, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop.
This advertising may be directed to you because you visited or logged in to our website. When we generate this advertising, data we collect from you through cookies and other technologies may be combined with other de-identified data, such as a hashed, nonreadable email or postal address, in order to tailor ads on your computer, device, or smart TV to you or your business based on your preferences and other information about you.
How We Use Information
PSP primarily uses information to improve our websites. It can, for example, help us diagnose problems, such as if a particular browser is having difficulty displaying one of our pages. We also use this information to maintain the security of our website. IP address logs can, for example, help us determine if someone is trying to hack one of our websites.
Some of this information may be used automatically to determine how to display a website to you. If your browser does not support Java, for example, our web servers may send a different version of a page to you so that it displays correctly on your computer.
Additionally, we may combine automatically collected information with other data we have about you, including personal information you have voluntarily provided to us, to better tailor our education and fundraising activities.
We use pixel tags and other similar technologies to, among other things, measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about use of the services and response rates.
We may use these inputs to analyze data, identify trends, develop promotional campaigns, audit inputs, ensure fraud monitoring or prevention, develop or enhance new products or services, improve interaction, or for operating and expansion purposes.
Most of the information we collect automatically is provided as a result of how web browsers and the internet work. Some web browsers may allow you to limit how, or if at all, some of this information is reported. Two computers on the internet cannot communicate without sharing IP addresses.
However, there may be software commercially available that can help obscure your IP address and aid in browsing the web anonymously.
Cookies and Clear GIFs
Our websites use a technology known as “cookies.” Cookies are small files that a web browser stores on your computer or other device. Cookies are primarily used to allow websites to recognize a web browser when it returns to a website. Most web browsers can be set to reject cookies. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to experience the full functionality of our websites. Our newsletters use a common technology known as “clear GIFs,” sometimes known as “pixel tags,” to track when an email is opened. Clear GIFs are small, transparent images placed in the HTML version of our emails. Many email clients will not automatically load images. If you do not wish to notify us when an email sent to your email address is opened, do not load images contained within the email. To learn more about cookies, visit: https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies
Any user may opt out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features that PSP uses. You may learn more about how to opt out at this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Information You May Choose to Share
Our websites have features that allow you to interact with us. PSP does not automatically collect personally identifiable information of users of our websites without their consent, which is provided by use and submission of personal information. Whether or not you use these features is completely your choice.
If you choose to use some or all of these features, we may need to collect information about you, some of which may personally identify you. In most cases, we collect this information to distinguish you from other users of our websites.
PSP maintains lists of people interested in our issues. If you choose to provide your name, email address, and ZIP Code, we can send you information and updates about topics of interest to you. The types of information we send include periodic newsletters and notifications about events. We may separately email you regarding fundraising and donations to PSP.
Some of our newsletters contain links to webpages. Clicking on those links may cause a cookie to be set on your browser that tracks the fact that you clicked on the link. Most browsers can be set not to accept cookies. If you do accept this cookie, it will track subsequent visits to our website unless you first clear the cookie from your browser and set your browser to block the cookie.
We use tools and third-party tools to power our email newsletters and other lists.
If you do not wish to receive a particular email newsletter from us, you may follow the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of the mailing.
Links to Other Websites and Social Networking Services
On the web, it can be easy to move from one organization’s websites to others without realizing it. Our websites contain links to third-party websites that are provided for your convenience. These include social networking sites such as Twitter, which we use both to communicate with our supporters and to advance our mission.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Similar to most organizations, we use third parties to provide some of our online services. We have taken steps to ensure those third parties respect your privacy consistent with this policy. When you submit information through a PSP website, the use of that information will be governed by this policy. However, if you submit information through a third party’s website, the privacy policies of that third party will govern how they can use your information.
PSP complies with all valid law enforcement, court, and other governmental orders. This may mean that at some point, we will be required by law to disclose your information to a third party, such as a law enforcement agency or pursuant to a civil subpoena, regardless of the other provisions of this policy.
PSP has in place administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the information that is under our control. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving sensitive personal and financial data from our site.
Please note, however, that security breaches can occur even if reasonable steps are taken to prevent such breaches; for example, we cannot guarantee that information provided through our sites will not be accessed without authorization on our servers or intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet. Please contact us if you believe there has been any breach of the security of our sites.
Our website is directed toward adults. PSP does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
Changes to this Policy
Last updated: September 2022