Privacy Policy
Last Updated 2020
Welcome to the American Heritage/American Academy Schools website. Please review the following terms and conditions carefully before using this Internet site. By accessing, using, or downloading any materials from this website, you agree to follow these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this site.

American Heritage/American Academy Schools has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

American Heritage/American Academy Schools, subsequently to be known as AA/AH, respects the privacy of every individual who visits this website. This Privacy Policy outlines the information AA/AH may collect and how that information may be used. The school reserves the right to alter this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location.

Definition

The www.ahschool.com website is publicly accessible, and password/login protected pages are hosted under the domain ahschool.com

AA/AH is not responsible for the privacy practices of external sites linked from or referenced by ahschool.com. This policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

Personal Data

AA/AH will not collect any personally identifiable information about you, such as name, address, telephone number, or email address (“personal data”) through this site, unless you have provided it voluntarily. Personal contact information for students, parents, and faculty/staff, including home and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and other information that could be used by unauthorized individuals, will not be published on the public portion of the website without prior permission. If you do not want your personal data collected, do not submit it.

When you do provide personal data, that information may be used in the following ways, unless stated otherwise:

  • to fulfill a request you have made
  • to update your school-maintained record
  • to contact you

The school will not sell, rent, or market personal data about you to third parties.

Additional Information Collected Automatically

In some cases, this website may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the IP address of your computer, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to this site. This information is used solely to provide the school with overall statistics on website usage, and to evaluate generalized user demographics.

Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer - Cookies

When you view this website, some information may be stored on your computer. This information will be in the form of a “cookie” or similar file and will allow the website to tailor the experience to your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, cookies can be blocked or erased after visiting a website. Some aspects of this website may not function properly if your browser is set to block cookies.

Interest-Based Advertisements
 
Some of our Sites engage in online interest-based advertising to enhance your experience and show you advertisements that might interest you. Like many organizations, we and our advertising partners display tailored interest-based advertising using information you make available to us when you interact with our Sites. Interest-based ads, also sometimes referred to as personalized or targeted ads, are displayed to you based on information from activities such as searching on our Sites or visiting websites that contain our content or ads. We do this using a variety of digital marketing networks and ad exchanges, and we use a range of advertising technologies like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers. 
 
To learn more about interest-based ads or to opt-out of receiving third-party interest based ads, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info. Please note that if you opt out of interest-based advertising, you will still see advertisements – they will just not be tailored to your interests. Also note that deleting browser cookies can remove the cookie preferences you have made, so you may need to opt-out again in the future.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission can ever be 100 percent secure. The school takes every precaution to protect users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via this website, it is encrypted and remains secure during all stages of transmission. The school complies with all state and federal statutes requiring safeguards on specific types of information. While we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the personal information that you transmit. You transmit such information at your own risk. Once we receive such information, we will expend our best efforts to maintain security on our system.

No Warranties

Materials at this site are provided “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, or non-infringement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

In addition, while making every effort to ensure the integrity of information on this site, AA/AH does not warrant that: (i) the information on this site is correct, accurate, reliable, or complete; (ii) the functions contained on this site will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iii) defects will be corrected; or (iv) this site or the server(s) that make it available are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other items of a potentially destructive nature.

Copyright

This site, materials, and logos are the property of AA/AH, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws. Unauthorized use of our trademarks or copyrighted material may result in claims for damages under intellectual property laws and/or criminal prosecution.

Trademark Information

AA/AH possesses rights in the United States and elsewhere in its trademarks, service marks, trade names, designs, logos, and other trade dress used in connection with the materials and the products or services described in the materials. No use of any AA/AH trademark, service mark, trade name, design, logo, or other trade dress may be made without the prior, written authorization of AA/AH, except to identify the products or services of AA/AH. Except as permitted by these Terms, nothing contained in the site should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise any license or right to any person under any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary right of AA/AH. Company, product, and service names mentioned in the site that are not owned by AA/AH are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Links to Third Party Sites

This website may contain links to websites controlled by parties other than AA/AH. AA/AH has not necessarily reviewed these third-party sites and is not responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the contents or use of these third-party sites. AA/AH is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by AA/AH. It is your responsibility to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for use is free of viruses or other items of a destructive nature.

Google Functionality: This website 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.

No Implied Endorsements

In no event shall any reference to any third party or third-party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by AA/AH of that third party or of any product or service provided by that third party.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you may contact:

Ethical Abuse & Misconduct Notices
Last updated on July 2017
 
Child Abuse Reporting Obligations, Policy No.: 4.4

Matters that Must be Reported.  Florida law requires that all school personnel immediately report to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) any knowledge or reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been abused, neglected, or abandoned.  Abuse includes sexual abuse by another child.

Abuse:  any willful act or threatened act that results in any physical, mental, or sexual injury or harm that causes or is likely to cause the child’s physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired. 

Neglect:  when a child is deprived of necessary food, clothing, shelter, or medical treatment or a child is permitted to live in an environment when such deprivation or environment causes the child’s physical, mental, or emotional health to be significantly impaired or to be in danger of being significantly impaired.

Abandonment:  a situation in which the parent or caregiver responsible for the child’s welfare makes no significant contribution to the child’s care and maintenance.  This includes leaving a child without adult supervision or an arrangement appropriate for the child’s age or mental or physical condition, so that the child is unable to care for the child’s own needs or another’s basic needs or is unable to exercise good judgment in responding to any kind of physical or emotional crisis.

Juvenile (or child-on-child) sexual abuse:  any sexual behavior by a child toward another child which occurs without consent, without equality (lacking the same level of power in the relationship), or as a result of coercion, including making obscene phone calls, the showing or taking of lewd photographs, or varying degrees of direct sexual contact, such as fondling, digital penetration, rape, and various other sexually aggressive acts. 

“Harm”:  to a child’s health or welfare can occur when any person:

  • Inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child physical, mental, or emotional injury, including willful acts causing injuries such as:
  1. Sprains, dislocations, or cartilage damage.
  2. Bone or skull fractures.
  3. Brain or spinal cord damage.
  4. Intracranial hemorrhage or injury to other internal organs.
  5. Asphyxiation, suffocation, or drowning.
  6. Injury resulting from the use of a deadly weapon.
  7. Burns or scalding.
  8. Cuts, lacerations, punctures, or bites.
  9. Permanent or temporary disfigurement.
  10. Permanent or temporary loss or impairment of a body part or function.
  • Purposely gives a child poison, alcohol, drugs, or other substances that substantially affect the child’s behavior, motor coordination, or judgment or that results in sickness or internal injury.
  • Inflicts inappropriately or excessively harsh disciplinary action that is likely to result in physical injury, mental injury, or emotional injury. Corporal discipline may be considered excessive or abusive when it results in any of the following or other similar injuries those injuries set forth in a. through j. above.
  • Commits, or allows to be committed, sexual battery, or lewd or lascivious acts, against the child.

Reporting Process:  Reports of abuse must be made to the state by calling the toll-free Abuse Hotline at (800) 962-2873.   If you would like assistance in making the report, you may contact the Nurse (Lower School) or the Guidance Counselor (Upper School) and you administrator.  During the summer session, you are welcome to contact any administrator.  Seeking assistance from the School’s administration does not satisfy your obligation to report child abuse directly to DCF.  After you have made a report, please notify the CFO so the School can assist with investigations and/or ensure that appropriate personnel are watchful for signs of future potential abuse of the child(ren) in question.  Employees who report concerns of suspected abuse, abandonment, or neglect are expected to cooperate in any investigation by child protective services. 

Criminal Penalties for Failure to Report:  It is a third degree felony to fail to report suspected abuse, abandonment, or neglect.  In addition, an educator’s teaching certificate may be suspended from any person who knowingly failed to report child abuse, abandonment or neglect.

Immunity for Reporting in Good Faith.   Under the provisions of Florida Stat. § 39.203, employees who, in good faith, report suspected child abuse, neglect, or abandonment are immune from civil or criminal liability for reporting such information and participating in any investigation.  Other than the report itself and communication with the CFO, the information about the suspected child abuse, abandonment, or neglect should remain confidential for the protection of the child.  You will not be penalized by the School for reporting abuse in good faith. 

Reporting Other Concerning Information.  If you have received information reflecting that any person who may visit the school’s campus (student, employee, parent, spouse of an employee, family member, volunteer, or contractor) has been accused, arrested, or convicted of any type of potential abuse or sexual misconduct toward any other person, you must immediately report such information to one of the persons outlined above or the CFO.

In addition, employees are reminded of their obligations to report employee misconduct that affects the health, safety, or welfare of children, in accordance with our Conduct, Interaction, and Ethics Standards Required of All Employees, which is contained in a separate reporting policy.  Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action and could result in the suspension of an educator’s teaching certificate.

Broward Campus
12200 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33325
Palm Beach Campus
6200 Linton Blvd
Delray Beach, FL 33484