Zeeland Christian School ("we," "us," or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of our students, parents, and families. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information we collect, how we use it, and the measures we take to ensure its protection. By interacting with our school, you agree to the practices described in this policy. 

1. Information We Collect and How We Use It

We collect information to provide the best educational experience for our students. The types of information we collect include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Information: Names, contact details, dates of birth, and other personal details.
  • Academic Information: Grades, attendance records, and academic performance data.
  • Health Information: Medical records and health-related details.
  • Financial Information: Tuition payment details and financial aid information.

In addition to the information collected through traditional means, we also collect information online through our website, social media platforms, and the official Zeeland Christian School (ZCS) app. This includes:

  • Website Information:
    • Cookies and Tracking Technologies: We use cookies and similar technologies to enhance your browsing experience, analyze site traffic, and understand user behavior.
    • Forms and Submissions: Information provided through forms on our website (e.g., contact forms, event registrations).
    • Usage Data: Information about how you interact with our website, such as pages visited and time spent on the site.
  • Social Media Information:
    • Interactions: Information from your interactions with our social media profiles (e.g., likes, comments, shares, direct messages).
    • Public Information: Information posted publicly on our social media pages.
  • Official ZCS App Information:
    • User Account Information: Information provided when creating an account on our app, such as name and email address.
    • App Usage Data: Information about how you use our app, including features accessed and user preferences.
    • Device Information: Information about the device used to access our app, including device type and operating system.

The information we collect is used for various purposes, including:

  • Providing educational services and support to students.
  • Communicating with parents and families about school events, updates, and emergencies.
  • Enhancing and personalizing your experience on our website and app.
  • Analyzing usage patterns to improve our online platforms and services.
  • Engaging with our community on social media.


2. Information Sharing and Disclosure

We respect the privacy of our students and their families. We do not share any information with organizations outside of Zeeland Christian School, except in the following circumstances:

  • With Parental Consent: We may share information with official school partners and third-party service providers at the explicit request and/or approval of parents and families.
  • Legal Requirements: We may disclose information if required by law or in response to a legal process.
  • Protecting Our Community: We may share information to protect the safety and security of our students, staff, and community.


3. No Sale of Information

Under no circumstances do we sell any information.


4. Data Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the information we collect from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. These measures include:

  • Secure storage of physical and electronic records.
  • Access controls to limit who can view or process personal information.
  • Regular training for staff on data protection and privacy practices.


5. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting the new policy on our website and, where appropriate, by other means.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at: zcsinfo@zcs.org