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Statement of Policies and Practices and Terms of Use


The purpose of the BCCHS PTA website ( is to inform the community about information relevant to the school, the PTA, education and family issues. The website is intended to be a communication channel to supplement existing channels such as backpack letters and flyers, meetings and mailings.

This website is the property of the BCCHS PTA and is managed by volunteers on the PTA. PTA volunteers make best efforts to keep website information up-to-date and accurate. The PTA makes no guarantees about the accuracy or quality of the information provided, and is not responsible for any claims, losses, damages, costs, or other obligations arising from use of the website or user accounts. All opinions expressed on the website main page “blog posts” are those of their authors, and shall not be attributed to the New York City Department of Education, BCCHS, BCCHS staff, or the PTA (except the particular staff or PTA members who author the specific website blog posts).


Website Security
Users are responsible for the use of their individual account and should take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from being able to use their account. Under no conditions should a user provide his or her password to another person.

Illegal Activities
Users shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the BCCHS PTA website (, or go beyond their authorized access. This prohibition includes intentionally seeking information about passwords belonging to other users, modifying passwords belonging to other users, or attempting to log in through another person’s account. Further, users may not attempt to access, copy, or modify another user’s files or account information. These actions are not permitted and may be illegal, even if only for the purposes of “browsing.” Users shall not attempt to subvert network security, impair the functionality of the network or bypass restrictions set by network administrators. Users are also prohibited from destroying data by spreading computer viruses or vandalizing data, software or equipment.


The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our site or reading our emails.

If you identify yourself by sending an email, you may decide to send us personally-identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a comment, question or a complaint. We use such personally-identifying information to respond to your email.

In addition, we may collect personal information (such as your name, email address, child’s name and class, address, or phone number, and, where applicable, payment details) when you fill out a form on our website or submit a PTA paper form, or when you contact PTA members or committees using the contact information provided on the website. We use this information to process or record your request(s) or payment, reach out when appropriate opportunities arise, or as otherwise specified in the form, payment, or registration documents.

If you visit our site to read or download information, we collect and store the following information about you: the IP Address from which you access the Internet (from this IP address, it is possible to determine the top level domain name from which your access originates – for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access our site; the pages on our site that you visit; and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

In order to use some features of our website, you must first complete a registration form to receive a user name and create a password. During registration you are required to give truthful contact information (such as name and email address). We use this information to verify your relationship with our school community, and use the information to provide you access to password-protected content, communicate with you about school-related issues, and (in accordance with your expressed preferences) provide your contact information to others in our school community (e.g., in our print and online directory/class lists).

If you receive MailChimp emails (formatted emails from the PTA), we collect and store the following information about you: the email address at which you receive and open our email; whether you open our email and click on any links in the email; the IP address from which you access our email (which tells us where you are); and some information about whether you are accessing our website and email on a phone and which device and platform you use. We use this information to measure what emails and sections of our emails are of greatest interest to our users/subscribers, and to help us make our emails more useful to users/subscribers.

We use cookies expressly for managing a user’s browser and mobile sessions for the convenience of the user. The acceptance and storage of cookies can be managed through your browser’s security settings.

This information may be shared with our volunteers and other parties who require such information to assist us with establishing, maintaining and managing our relationship with you.

Information Safeguards
The BCCHS PTA endeavors to maintain physical, technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. These safeguards are designed to prevent your personal information from loss and unauthorized access, copying, use, modification or disclosure.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet (nor procedure for safeguarding paper documents) can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while the BCCHS PTA strives to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the confidentiality or security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Legal Disclaimer
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect or defend legal rights or property, (iii) during emergency situations or to protect the personal safety of individuals or the public, (iv) to enforce or apply this Statement of Policies and Practices and Terms of Use, or (v) in connection with an actual or proposed corporate transaction or insolvency proceeding involving all or part of the business or asset to which the information pertains.

Please know that we may change these practices and policies as needed, so please review them regularly to stay up-to-date.