Privacy Policy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle the collection, use and dissemination of information we learn about you from your visit to our Web site. The continued use of our site constitutes acceptance of such terms and policies.
1.   Personal Information
Personal information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a person’s name, address, email address, social security number, birth date, financial account information, credit card number, photograph or video file containing a child’s image or voice, or any combination of information that could be used for identification purposes. Individuals may visit our website without identifying themselves or revealing any personal information. However, certain transactions conducted from our website may require the submission of personal information, including, but not limited to, applying for a job or making a donation.
As a general rule, we do not sell, swap, rent, trade, or otherwise disclose personal information to any third party for commercial purposes. Personal information will be used only for the purpose for which it has been requested. We may disclose the information to our employees, consultants and agents who have a legitimate need to know the information. We may use agents, contractors and/or service providers for data collection storage purposes or to assist with other operations. We also reserve the right to disclose this information under special circumstances, including disclosure required by law, court order or circumstances under which disclosure, in our sole discretion, is necessary to protect our legal rights, including our intellectual property rights, or our community’s safety.
2.   Use of Links
Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other independently run sites within our network and to some sites outside of the domain which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the privacy practices, security or content on such other sites. This Privacy Policy solely applies to information collected by our site.Creating a text link from your Website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our Website, please send an email to with the subject “Link request.”
3. Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our Web site, please send your request to Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. If you would like to use our logo or images, please send your request to
4Other Information Collected
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account, if you are connecting from Princeton University’s domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, to help us make our site more useful to visitors
 and to help diagnose problems with our server. This information is anonymous, and, unless required by law or to preserve our community’s safety, we do not link such information to individual users.
5. Online Profile Updates
We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.
6. Sending us an Email
You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
7. Kids and Privacy
For children who visit our site, special rules apply. We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When 
a child sends an email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not maintained in retrievable form.
8. Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You cannot remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.
9. Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a computer browser for record-keeping purposes (for example, allowing a website to remember a user’s preferences, such as font size, site bookmarks on the site from visit to visit, or to maintain logged-in status when visiting protected areas). Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information submitted while on our site. Users have the option, via settings on their web browsers, to reject or selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that, if a cookie is rejected, the ability to use certain functions on our site may be limited.
Questions about our policies
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at:
Freedom of Information Law Public Notice
The amended Freedom of Information Law gives you the right of access to many public records, which may include records of Harlem Village Academy Charter School.  Records may be made available for viewing upon written request to:
Erica Newman
c/o Harlem Village Academies
35 West 124th Street
New York, NY 10027
If you suspect child abuse or neglect
Contact the Office of Children and Family Services at 1-800-342-3720.