Privacy Policy

This privacy statement describes how Maine Central Institute (MCI) collects and uses the personal information you provide on our website and describes the choices available to you regarding how we use your personal information and how you can access and update your information.

Information Collection and Use

Emails and Web Forms: We collect information from website users like name, email, address, and phone number when they fill out forms or provide payment or registration information. Personally identifiable information that you provide by email or web forms will be used only for those 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 third-party MCI gear vendor, we may 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

Blogs: Our website 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, email your request to

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 calling us at 207-487-5915 or emailing us at

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 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

Our website 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, by telephone at (207) 487-5915 or (207) 487-3355 ext. 137, or by mail:
Maine Central Institute
295 Main Street
Pittsfield, ME 04967