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Maranatha Christian School Website Privacy Policy
Welcome to the website of Maranatha Christian School ("the School"). This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, store, and disclose personal information of users who visit our website located at ("the Website"). We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your personal data is handled securely and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Legal Requirements and Regulations for Website Privacy Policies in BC, Canada
As a school located in British Columbia, Canada, Maranatha Christian School is subject to specific legal requirements and regulations governing website privacy policies. It is important for us to comply with these laws to ensure that your personal information is protected and that you have control over how it is used.
Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)
The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)4 is the primary legislation in British Columbia that governs the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by organizations. PIPA applies to Maranatha Christian School, as we collect personal information from users through our Website. Under PIPA, we are required to have a privacy policy that outlines how we handle personal information.
Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal privacy law in Canada. PIPEDA applies to organizations that collect, use, or disclose personal information in the course of commercial activities. As Maranatha Christian School collects personal information from users for commercial purposes, we must comply with PIPEDA and have a privacy policy that reflects its requirements.
One important aspect of privacy laws in BC, Canada is obtaining consent from individuals for the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information. Maranatha Christian School understands the significance of consent and will seek it in a clear and understandable manner when collecting personal information through our Website.
Storage and Retention
The personal information collected by Maranatha Christian School through the Website will be stored securely and retained for a specific period of time. Information collected as part of a cookie or a security audit log could be retained for up to 2 years.
It is important to note that the website uses Wix as its platform, and the servers may not all be located in Canada. Please review the Wix Privacy Policy here to see how Wix data is stored and protected: Wix:
By using our website, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this privacy policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please do not use our website.
Information Collection
We may collect personal information from you when you interact with our website, such as when you fill out a contact form, subscribe to our newsletter, or submit an application for enrollment. The types of personal information we may collect include:
Email address
Phone number
Mailing address
Date of birth
Student ID (for current students)
Parent/guardian information (for minors)
Other information you voluntarily provide to us
In addition to personal information, we may also collect non-personal information when you visit our Website. This information is collected using various technologies and cannot be used to directly identify you. The types of non-personal information we may collect include:
IP address
Browser type
Operating system
Referring website
Pages visited
Date and time of visit
Clickstream data
Use of Information
The purposes for which the collected information may be used include:
1.Providing and personalizing the website experience: The collected information may be used to enhance and customize your experience on the website, such as tailoring content, recommendations, and features based on your preferences and interests.
2. Communicating with you: The collected information may be used to communicate with you, including responding to your inquiries and requests, providing updates and information about the school, and sending administrative notifications.
3. Sending periodic emails: With your consent, the collected information may be used to send you periodic emails regarding the school, events, updates, and other relevant information.
4. Conducting research and analysis: The collected information may be used for research and analysis purposes to improve the website and services provided by Maranatha Christian School. This may include evaluating user behavior, preferences, and trends to enhance the overall user experience.
5. Enforcing terms of service and agreements: The collected information may be used to enforce the school's terms of service and other agreements, ensuring compliance and protecting the rights, property, and safety of Maranatha Christian School, its users, and others.
6. Complying with legal obligations: The collected information may be used to comply with applicable legal obligations, such as responding to legal requests, court orders, or government regulations.
It is important to note that the purposes for using the collected information are primarily related to providing a personalized and efficient website experience, communicating with users, and fulfilling legal obligations. The information will not be sold, traded, or transferred to third parties without your consent, except in specific circumstances outlined in the privacy policy.
Disclosure of Information
We are committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information against unauthorized access, loss, or destruction. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, or transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent. However, we may disclose your personal information (e.g., website hosting, email delivery) in the following circumstances:
  • To trusted third-party service providers who assist us in operating our website and providing our services
  • To comply with legal obligations or enforceable government requests
  • In connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, where your personal information may be transferred to a third party as part of the transaction
Personal Data Rights
You have certain rights regarding your personal data. To exercise these rights, please contact us using the following information. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Right to Access
Users have the right to request access to their personal data held by Maranatha Christian School. To make a formal request, users can contact the data protection officer or send an email to .  In order to verify their identity, users will need to provide their full name, email address, and any additional information necessary to confirm their identity. Maranatha Christian School will respond to such requests within 30 days.
Right to Rectify or Update: If users need to rectify or update their personal data held by Maranatha Christian School, they can do so by contacting the school to provide the necessary updates. Maranatha Christian School will update the personal data within 30 days of receiving the request.
Right to Erase: Users can request the erasure of their personal data from Maranatha Christian School's records. To make such a request, users can contact the data protection officer or send an email to  The school will consider the circumstances under which the request is made and may be obligated to comply with the request if there are no legal grounds for retaining the data.
Right to Restrict Processing: If applicable, users can restrict the processing of their personal data. To do so, users can contact the data protection officer or send an email to Users can specify the specific data processing activities they wish to opt out of or withdraw consent from.
Right to Object to Processing: Users can object to the processing of their personal data for certain purposes. To object, users should provide specific reasons for their objection and follow the steps outlined below:
a. Contact the data protection officer or send an email to
b. Clearly state the reasons for objecting to the processing of personal data.
c. Provide any supporting evidence or documentation, if applicable.
Maranatha Christian School will review the objection and respond within 30 days.
For any requests, concerns, or inquiries regarding personal data, users can communicate with Maranatha Christian School by contacting the data protection officer via email at You have the right to request access to the personal information we hold about you. Upon receiving such a request.
If you have more questions regarding our website privacy policy, we will be pleased to answer them. Contact our office at 250-392-7410 and ask to speak with our privacy officer.
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