Capitol Hill Day School Website Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 1, 2019

Capitol Hill Day School (the “School,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this privacy policy to inform you of how we may collect, use, and share personal information that you provide us through our website at (the “Site”), by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey, completing an on-line form, or by other means.

Information We Collect

We collect personal information that you provide to us directly through the Site, such as by participating in a survey, completing an online form, making a donation, or emailing us.  This information may include, for example, your name, email address, mailing address, payment card information, and any other information you provide in your communication.

We partner with certain third-party services linked from the Site that may also collect personal information from you and share it with us.  For example, if you wish to apply to the School or if you wish to apply for financial aid, you can do so via linked third-party services that will share your application and financial information with us.  Please note that such third parties have their own privacy policies that apply to the information that they collect from you.

We may also collect technical information about your use of our Site, such as your Internet domain and IP address, type of browser and operating system, and the date and time of your visit. We may combine any information that we collect, including technical information, with the personal information that you choose to provide to us or that we receive from third parties.  See the Analytics section below to learn more about the use of this information.

Use of Information

We may use the personal and technical information that we collect for any lawful purpose. These purposes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To provide the School’s services, including to process applications for admission and financial aid, create student and parent directories, and register you or your child for School programs and services;
  • To respond to your inquiries; 
  • To fundraise and process financial donations;
  • To communicate with website visitors, students, parents, applicants, alumni, and others;
  • For business purposes, such as analytics, research, advertising and marketing, payment processing, and operational purposes;
  • To maintain, operate, customize, and improve our Site; 
  • To comply with law enforcement and maintain the security of our Site and the School;
  • As otherwise disclosed at the time of collection or use; and/or
  • With your consent (on behalf of yourself or as a student’s parent/guardian).
Information Sharing 

We may share the personal information that we have collected with other parties including, to the extent permitted by law:

  • To parents/guardians of a student;
  • To our teachers and other employees of the School;
  • At your direction or request, such as providing student information to third parties related to standardized testing, transfers to a new school, in connection with financial aid applications and administration, or applications for higher education; 
  • With accreditation, oversight, and research authorities;
  • With other members of our School community such as through the publication of student and parent directories; 
  • To volunteers, contractors, consultants, and other third-party service providers that we use to support our School and provide services including fundraising, advertising and marketing services;
  • As part of a sale, merger or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding; 
  • Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process or as otherwise required or requested by law, regulation, or government authority programs, or to protect our rights or the rights or safety of third parties including in connection with a health or safety emergency and in connection with disciplinary proceedings; or
  • With your consent (on behalf of yourself or as a student’s parent/guardian) or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing. 

Where required by law, we will obtain the student’s and/or parent or guardian’s consent prior to sharing personal information.  We may share technical information, as well as any other information that has been de-identified or aggregated so that it does not identify you personally, without restriction.


A cookie is a small text file stored by your browser that allows the Site to “remember” your preferences (such as calendar settings and site bookmarks) on the Site from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personal information while on our Site. Your Web browser may have settings allowing you to reject cookies, or selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our Site may make certain functions unavailable to you.


We use website statistic packages and services such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how our Site is accessed and used. Information monitored includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our Site via search engines. We may use this information to improve and operate the Site and School – for example, to identify high-use or low-use areas of the Site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make it easier for people to find and navigate our Site.  For more information about how Google collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit

Third-Party Links

As noted above, this Site may contain links to third-party websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this Site.

Our Site may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties.  If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on our Site, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public.  Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy notices of the companies that provide those features.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any accounts you create and use.


To maintain the safety of your personal information, we implement a variety of reasonable security measures when you enter, submit, or access your information. 

Public and Non-secured Communications

Posts to discussion forums, discussion boards, comments to blogs, and Alumni Class Notes are viewable by other users. When these areas are not in a password-protected area, they may be viewable by the general public. Please be aware of this when posting personal information in these areas.

Google Functionality

This Site uses the Google Drive API to list a user’s Google Drive contents in a password protected portal.  Google Drive files can be copied onto the web server during this process.

Your Choices

To opt out of our e-mail marketing or to unsubscribe from our newsletters, you can contact us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below, or you can use the link provided at the bottom of each marketing message or newsletter.  You will continue to receive communications related to our transaction(s) and relationship with you. If you would like to update your mailing information or want your name and address removed from our direct mailing list, you can use the instructions in the next section or you can contact us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.

Updating Your Information

You may request to review, change, or update your personal information, or the personal information of a student of whom you are the parent/guardian, by emailing

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post the changes on the Site.  We encourage you to visit this Site periodically to learn of updates.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: