Privacy Policy

Helderberg Christian School (HCS) is a private kindergarten through 12th grade Christian school located in East Berne, New York. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. HCA is strongly committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. This statement of privacy explains data collection and use of website user information. This Privacy Policy describes the information that HCS collects through our website, what is done with the information collected, and to whom the information may be disseminated.

Contacting Us

Our physical address is: 96 Main St., East Berne, New York 12059.

Our website address is:

Data Collected

HCS collects several types of information from and about users of our website including information: 1) by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, your student’s name(s), postal address, e-mail address, telephone number (“personal information”) 2) information that is about you personally but does not identify you, and 3) about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our website and usage details. We collect this information: 1) directly from you when you provide it to us 2) automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other similar tracking technologies.

We ensure that we do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by filling out a form on our website or by sending us an e-mail. All of the personal information that is submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection, by law, or by consent. 

Cookies and Data AnaLytics

As you browse our website, we may use automatic data collection technologies, including cookies, web beacons, and other similar tracking technologies, to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including details of your visits to our website, including traffic data, location data, logs and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the website and information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. We use the information contained within these logs to track the number of visitors to the website, analyze the performance of the website, and to track user preferences to ensure that we are publishing content that people need and want. 

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies may last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

If you select “Remember Me’ when you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your information. Login cookies are retained on your computer until you delete them.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited.

Analytics Tools

HCS uses various analytical tools. These may include Google Analytics, WordPress analytics, or similar services.

Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use (as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

WordPress analytics are provided through Automattic and the Automattic plug-in Jetpack. The Automattic Privacy Policy covers all services they perform including analytics tracking.

Embedded content from other websites

The HCS website contains links to other websites. HCS is not responsible for the privacy practices or anything else having to do with sites that link to or from our site, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies on linked sites as their standards may be different from ours.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Where we send your data and Legal Compliance

HCS may use personal information to communicate with you if you ask us to do so. We will never sell, rent or otherwise give any personal information you share with us to any third parties, except service providers who assist HCS in communicating with you.

HCS may be required by applicable law, subpoena, court order or other legal process to disclose the personal information you provide us or that we gather from your use of our website, and it is our policy to comply with any such requirements.

As noted, non-personal data may be shared with website analytics providers like Google and WordPress

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Copyright and Use of HCS Website Content

The content, including the images, of our website, are copyright of HCS and is intended for specific individuals, groups or members of our school community. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from HCS for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever. 


You acknowledge that this privacy policy is part of the terms of service and you agree that using this site signifies your assent to HCS’s privacy policy.


This Privacy Policy was created on the date noted below, HCS reserves the right to update and change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes to this policy will be posted below to reflect the date of modification. It is your responsibility to be familiar with the contents of this Privacy Policy.

  • Created 5/17/2019