Privacy Policy

Last updated September 15th, 2019

Canterbury Christian School (CCS) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of your personal information. The school has implemented and periodically updates information system technologies designed to provide users with a safe and comprehensive online experience. By using the Canterbury Christian School website, you consent to the data collection and retention practices described below.

Collection of Personal Information

The term “personal information” for the purposes of this policy refers to information such as your first/middle initial or name, last name, e-­mail address, street address, mailing address if different, town or city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, credit card information, and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you. Personal Information also includes information collected and maintained through the use of our website about your personal preferences, survey responses and your relationship with us. CCS collects only that personal information you voluntarily provide by sending us an email, participating in a survey, or completing a paper or online form. We collect only that personal information necessary for the operation of the school and the CCS website, and required for the delivery of services you have requested.

Like most websites, we use website statistic packages to monitor traffic to our website and analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes IP addresses, browser type, domain names, referring website addresses, geographic location of visitors, access dates and times, time spent on pages, etc. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We use this information to generate statistics on the use of the site, identify high use or low use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, and otherwise identify ways to improve the site.


CCS does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children or knowingly allow children to purchase goods or memberships through our website. Visitors 12 years of age and younger must obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any personal information to this or any other website. In the event that we learn that we have received any personal information from a visitor 12 years of age or younger, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have information from or about a child 12 years of age or younger, please contact us at

User of Your Personal Information

CCS collects and uses your personal information to operate its website and the usual and customary functions of the school, and to deliver information and or services you have requested. The school will also use your personal information to communicate with you regarding various activities, functions, and services available through the school.

CCS does not sell, rent, or lease any personally identifiable information in its possession to any third parties.

To the extent you do provide us with personal information, we wish to maintain it as accurately as possible. You may update or edit your personal information at any time and as often as necessary by emailing us at If you wish to be removed from the school’s email lists, please email us at

CCS will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CCS; (b) protect and defend the rights and property of CCS; and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the CCS community, users of the CCS website, or the general public.

Online Giving and Other Financial Transactions

CCS is committed to the privacy of all our donors and those making any kind of financial transaction (application fees, etc.) through the CCS website. If you decide to make an online donation or other payment, you will be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, and credit card information. Your personal and payment information is encrypted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which is the credit card industry standard and is among the best software available for secure commerce transactions. This software encrypts your personal and payment information so that it cannot be read over the internet. Credit card billing information is used only to obtain payment from the appropriate credit card company, and is not stored or otherwise retained after the transaction is complete.

Refund Policy

All fees are non-refundable. Requests for refunds on donations should be directed to within five business days of the transaction, and will be addressed within 15 working days.

Use of Outside Vendors

We may from time to time retain qualified third-party vendors to help us manage the website and allow us to better serve visitors to our website and school. These may include third-party vendors we engage to analyze the information we collect on the website. We require all vendors to maintain the security of all information to which they are provided access, and restrict the vendors from using the information in any way not authorized by us.

We may contract with third parties who use cookies to collect information for us. These parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of all such information. You may opt out of this use of your information by changing the preferences of your web browser so that it does not accept cookies. We may also contract with third-party companies to provide services to us, including credit card processing, data management, and other services. We restrict these vendors from using any information to which they have access in any way we have not expressly authorized.

Links and Third-Party Sites

The website may provide links to resources we believe may be useful. These links will lead you to websites operated by third parties that operate under different privacy policies. We encourage you to review those privacy policies, as the Canterbury Christian School Privacy Policy does not apply to such sites, and we have no control over information you may submit to those third parties or how they may use the information you provide to them.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California, a list of all third parties to which CCS has disclosed your personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. As described above, we do not share your personal information with any third parties for direct marketing purposes.

If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, you must send a request to the following address with a preference on how our response to your request should be sent (email or postal mail). Send an email to us at or contact us via postal mail at:

Canterbury Christian School
101 N. El Monte Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
Attn: Your California Privacy Rights

All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled “Your California Privacy Rights” on the envelope or postcard and clearly stated on the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. (Your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via email. Please include your zip code for our own record-keeping.) We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, that are illegible, or do not have complete information.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive by a web server. The purpose of a cookie is to “remember” your preferences, such as calendar settings and page bookmarks from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas of the site. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.

Web browsers have settings that allow you to reject cookies, selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.

Modification of This Statement

Use of the CCS website and/or any of the services offered on the site is subject to this Privacy Policy, which may be modified at any time. Notice of modification will be provided by updating the date at the top of this page. Your use of the site constitutes your binding acceptance of these terms, including any modifications that we make.