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This privacy statement describes how Maine Central Institute (MCI) collects and uses the personal information you provide on our Web site: www.mci-school.org. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Information Collection and Use

Emails and Web Forms
We collect information from users of our site such as name, email, address, and phone number when you fill out forms, payment or registration information. Personally identifiable information that you provide by email or web forms will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection (for example on a web form), such as to send information to you or respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact information, MCI or its contractors may contact you to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about your level of satisfaction with our School. We do not share or sell any personal information to third parties except as described in this privacy policy.

Orders
If you register for an MCI event or purchase MCI items from our online bookstore, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and phone number) and, for chargeable events, financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date).

Testimonials
Permission to display student and parent reference information (name, etc.) is obtained from our constituents prior to displaying them on our site. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at alumni@mci-school.org.

Blog
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at alumni@mci-school.org. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

Surveys
Occasionally we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. If you participate we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys is voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and email address).

Service Providers
We use other third parties such as a credit card processor to bill you for goods and services. For instance, when you register for an event we will share your credit card information with our payment processor as necessary for the third party to provide that service. We also use third party services for fundraising for the School. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through our website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically using cookies and log files. This information does not identify you personally. We use this information to help make our site more useful to visitors, to learn about the number of visitors to our site, and the types of technology they use.

Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record keeping purposes. We use cookies on this site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of the website may not work properly if you do.

Third Party Cookies
MCI uses a third party tracking service, Google Analytics, to capture usage and volume statistics to help us to improve our site. Google Analytics uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate.

Web Beacons
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Opt-out of Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally send you information on events, promotions and school news. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. If you no longer wish to receive our email communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each newsletter, by emailing us at alumni@mci-school.org, or calling us at 207-487-5915.

Updating Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire to be contacted by MCI, you may correct, update, or delete your information by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed at the end of this policy. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

Links to Other Sites
Our policy discloses the privacy practices for the MCI website. However, we do provide links to other websites. When you leave www.mci-school.org you will go to sites outside of our control. These external sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for MCI do not apply to any external links. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any site you link to from ours, especially if you share any personal information. Be informed. You are the person best qualified to protect your own privacy.

Social Media Widgets
Our Web site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the Share this button. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Legal Disclaimer
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.

Changes in this Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our privacy practices, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate, so you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us regarding this privacy statement at alumni@mci-school.org, by telephone at 207-487-5915, or by mail at Maine Central Institute, 295 Main St, Pittsfield, ME 04967.

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