Legal Notices

Terms of Use

Conditions/Copyright

This website is owned and operated by Belmont Day School (also referred to as Belmont Day). Text and images made available on the website are created to provide an educational resource to the public, and are the sole property of Belmont Day and protected by copyright. The reproduction, redistribution and/or exploitation of any materials and/or content (data, text, images, marks, or logos) for personal or commercial gain is not permitted. Provided the source is cited, personal, educational, and non-commercial use (as defined by fair use in US copyright law) is permitted.

All parties using, printing, or downloading the materials and/or content of the Belmont Day web pages in any manner, represent and warrant (1) that they understand and will observe the limitations on the use of the materials and/or content; and (2) that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party.

Belmont Day School shall not incur any responsibility for an individual’s use of this website. Belmont Day reserves the right to delete or decline to post content submitted to this website by users.

The school has the right to modify the terms and conditions concerning the use of this website at any time, and will post any such modifications on this page.


Information Gathering and Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to information collected online from users of this website. In this policy, you can learn what kind of information we collect, when and how we might use that information, how we protect the information, and the choices you have with respect to your personal information.

What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?
We collect information about our users in three ways: directly from the user, from our Web server logs and through cookies. Belmont Day takes extensive precautions to protect website users’ privacy and personally identifiable information.

  • The school uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the website by identifying which parts of the site are most used;
  • User sessions are tracked by cookies but users remain anonymous;
  • User search terms entered into the website search engine powered by Google, but this monitoring is never associated with individual users.

User-supplied information
Belmont Day encourages members of the school community to provide updates as needed to assure that the school has accurate, current contact information. These updates can be provided via the website or directly to either the registrar’s office or the alumni office, as the case applies.

Any personal information provided by users via the website—including admission inquiries, online giving forms, or the enrolled family and alumni directories—is used by Belmont Day School exclusively for official school business.

How is personal information protected?
We take certain appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

Who has access to the information?
We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other user data to others, and we will not make your personal information available to any unaffiliated parties, except as follows: to agents, website vendors and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us; if we are unable to assist with your matter, but know an unaffiliated attorney or firm that may be able to help you, we may refer you and share information you provided us with that party; and as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings), or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property.

How can I correct, amend, or delete my personal information and/or opt out of future communications?
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. Contact us via the phone number, contact form, or mailing address on our website at any time to:

  • see what data we have about you, if any;
  • change/correct any data we have about you;
  • ask us to delete any data we have about you; and/or
  • opt out of future communications from us.

Web Server Logs

When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in web server logs, which are records of the activities on our site. The servers automatically capture and save the information electronically. Examples of the information we may collect include:

  • your unique Internet protocol address;the name of your unique Internet service provider;
  • the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website;
  • the kind of browser or computer you use;
  • the number of links you click within the site;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the web page from which you arrived to our site;
  • the pages you viewed on the site; and
  • certain searches/queries that you conducted via our website.

The information we collect in web server logs helps us administer the site, analyze its usage, protect the website and its content from inappropriate use, and improve the user's experience.


Cookies

In order to offer and provide a customized and personal service, our website and applications may use cookies and similar technologies to store and help track information about you. Cookies are simply small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to help remind us who you are and to help you navigate our sites during your visits. Cookies also can tell us where visitors go on a website and allow us to save preferences for you so you won't have to re-enter them each time you visit. The use of cookies is relatively standard. Most Internet browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can use your browser to either notify you when you receive a cookie or to disable cookies.

If you wish to disable cookies from this site, you can do so using your browser. You should understand that some features of many sites may not function properly if you don't accept cookies. For more information about using browsers to manage cookies, please see All About Cookies. You can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ad Settings.

By visiting this website, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies in accordance with this Privacy Statement.


Third-party Services

We may use services hosted by third parties to assist in providing our services and to help us understand the use of our site by our visitors. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including your IP address or cookies. If these third-party services collect information, they do so anonymously and in the aggregate to provide information helpful to us such as website trends, without identifying individual visitors.

In addition, we may use services provided by third parties to display relevant content, products, services and advertising to you. These third parties may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect or receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet. They may then use that information to provide measurement services so we can understand your interests and retarget advertisements based on your previous visits to this website. Please keep in mind that we do not share your personal information with any third-party advertiser, ad server or ad network.

You may be able to opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting by some third parties by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance; you can opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ad Settings; you can opt out of AdRoll's and their partners' targeted advertising.


Passwords

Members of the school community must keep website passwords, and password-restricted content confidential. Users are solely responsible for password confidentiality and security, and bear complete responsibility for any use of the password. Users should notify Belmont Day immediately at communications@belmontday.org of any theft or unauthorized use of one’s password.


Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

Belmont Day complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which requires that website operators never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.


Links to Other Sites

The school’s website contains occasional hyperlinks to other sites not administered by Belmont Day. Please be aware that Belmont Day is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.


School Contact Information

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

Email: communications@belmontday.org
Mail: Belmont Day School, Communications Office, 55 Day School Lane, Belmont, MA 02478


Non-discrimination Policy

The school will always be maintained as a nonsectarian institution. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to any programs or facilities and employment practices.

Belmont Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO Is the Law poster is available here.


Anti-bullying Policy 

Belmont Day School is committed to providing our students and adults equal educational opportunities and a safe learning environment free from harassment, bullying, discrimination, and hate crimes, where all school community members treat one another with respect and appreciate the rich diversity in our school.  

It is important for us all to remember that we are educating children from the age of four to the age of fourteen, all of whom are learning the importance of living within a healthy community while discovering their own individual identities. It is essential that we keep in perspective the wider vision of cognitive and social development of our students as we evaluate the intent of their actions. Reasoned and respectful investigation, analysis, and resolution are our goals.

Belmont Day School will not tolerate any unlawful behavior in our school or school-related activities, including any form of harassment, bullying, discrimination, or hate crimes based on race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability, or for any other reason. The school will promptly investigate all reports or complaints of these actions and take action aimed at ending that behavior and preventing its reoccurrence. The school will support this policy in all aspects of its activities, including its curricula, instructional programs, summer sessions, vacation programs, staff development, extracurricular activities, and parental involvement. The school will also not tolerate retaliation against persons who take action consistent with this policy.  

This policy applies to all students, trustees, school employees, independent contractors, school volunteers, parents and legal guardians of students, and visitors to Belmont Day where the conduct occurs on school premises or in school-related activities, including school-related transportation and technology use. Violation of this policy is a serious offense. Violators will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action to correct and end the conduct, prevent its reoccurrence, and protect the complainant and other similarly situated individuals from harassment, discrimination, hate crimes, retaliation, and bullying in the future.

Definition of Term

  • Bullying:  {The definition written below has been taken directly from the Massachusetts Anti-bullying Law.}
    “The repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a victim that: (i) causes physical or emotional harm to the victim or damage to the victim’s property; (ii) places the victim in reasonable fear of harm to himself or of damage to his property; (iii) creates a hostile environment at school for the victim; (iv) infringes on the rights of the victim at school; or (v) materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of a school.  For the purposes of this section, bullying shall include cyber-bullying.”

Informal Reporting Procedure 
(This process has been drawn from documents provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.)

Procedures to follow when it is observed or a report has been received that a student or adult may be experiencing bullying:

Upon receipt of a bullying or retaliation report, the principal or designee must promptly conduct an investigation.  If the principal or designee determines that bullying or retaliation has occurred, he/she must:  (1) notify the local law enforcement agency if he/she believes that criminal charges may be pursued; (2) take appropriate disciplinary action; (3) notify the parents of the perpetrator; and (4) notify the parents of the victim, and to the extent consistent with state and federal law, notify them of the action taken to prevent any further acts of bullying or retaliation.

At Belmont Day School the head of school, the assistant head, and the division heads will be the designees who will respond to any report regarding incidents of bullying.