Privacy & Rights
The www.ash1821.org and www.berchmansacademy.org are defined as publicly accessible and password/login protected pages hosted under the domain www.ash1821.org and www.berchmansacademy.org. Sacred Heart is not responsible for the privacy practices of external sites linked from or referenced by www.ash1821.org and www.berchmansacademy.org. This policy applies solely to information collected by this website.
Giving Terms, Conditions & Refund Policy
Several areas within www.ash1821.org and www.berchmansacademy.org enable you to pay for dues or donations to the school online with a credit card. Unless otherwise noted these transactions are encrypted over secure protected web pages and there is no refund available once the donation transaction process is complete.
Sacred Heart will not sell, rent, or trade personal information to any third parties or affiliates. The school will not collect any personally identifiable information about you, such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address ("personal data") through this site unless you have provided it voluntarily. If you do not want your personal data collected, do not submit it through this site; and call the appropriate school division or department. When you do provide personal data, that information may be used in the following ways, unless stated otherwise:
- to fulfill a request you have made
- to update your school maintained record
- to contact you
Additional Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, this website may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the IP address of your computer, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to this site. This information is used solely to provide the school with overall statistics on website usage, and to evaluate generalized user demographics.
When you view www.ash1821.org and www.berchmansacademy.org, some information may be stored on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file and will allow the website to tailor the experience to your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers, cookies can be blocked or erased after visiting a website. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.
By definition, a cookie is a small text file stored by your browser that allows the website to “remember” your preferences (such as calendar settings and site bookmarks) on the site from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.
www.ash1821.org and www.berchmansacademy.org may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA")
The Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy adhere to the COPPA ACT (Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule), which imposes certain requirements on operators of websites or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age. Additionally, we protect the rights and privacy of Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy students and families accordingly.
Americans with Disabilities Act
These Sacred Heart (www.ash1821.org and www.berchmansacademy.org) websites adheres to the Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To help us make the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy websites positive places for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. See the Tab "Accessibility Statement" for more information.
Like most standard website servers, we use website statistic packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. Information monitored includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines. This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas of the site, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.
Sacred Heart takes every precaution to protect users' information. When users submit sensitive information via this website, it is encrypted and remains secure during all stages of transmission. The school complies with all state and federal statutes requiring safeguards on specific types of information.
Posts to discussion forums and comments to blogs are viewable by other users. When these areas are not in a password protected area, they may be viewable by the general public. Please be aware of this when posting personal information in these areas.
Aimee David Cotter, '99, Director of Advancement
The Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy admit students of any race, diversity, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Sacred Heart's mission includes the goal of educating young women to have a greater understanding of diversity in all forms in the New Orleans area in order to celebrate our differences and to break down the barriers that separate us.
Sacred Heart recognizes that through education, open-minded dialogue and action, we can help change the systemic causes of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that permeate our society.
The schools do not discriminate against any person in admission, employment, or school-administered programs in full compliance with local, state, and federal law.
Accessibility statement for Academy of the Sacred Heart
We want everyone who visits the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy websites to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.
What are we doing?
To help us make the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy websites positive places for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy websites.
How are we doing?
We're working hard to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility, but we realise there are some areas that still need improving. The following information explains what we're doing to make that happen.
SUCCESS CRITERIA 1.2.2; 1.2.3; 1.2.4
We currently use YouTube platform for all video/audio ... the use can click the CC button on their device to enable Live Transcript/Subtitles.
Let us know what you think
If you enjoyed using the Academy of the Sacred Heart website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways:
- Get in touch: https://www.ash1821.org/contact or https://www.berchmansacademy.org/contact
- Call us: 337.662.5275
Policy on Use of Photos & Videos
The privacy of student photos is important to us at Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy. Throughout the year, photographs and videos are sometimes taken of students either by Sacred Heart and/or the media. Unless a parent otherwise notifies the school, photographs and videos may be used by Sacred Heart or its designees for publication or broadcast purposes.
By attending a Sacred Heart event on campus, you are giving consent for the school to capture you in photo and/or video.
If you DO NOT wish for photography or videos of your and/or your child to be used internally or externally for any of the following:
1) Social Media usage,
2) Marketing and/or Event promotional usage,