Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 1, 2024

At Minnehaha Academy we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling your information in a secure and confidential manner.

Protecting your information is important to us, and we want you to know that we respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. It applies to information we collect through our website and other services (the “Services”). Unless we indicate otherwise, the term “personal information” in this Privacy Policy means information by which you may be personally identified.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we treat it.


Information Collection and Use

Minnehaha Academy (“we,” “us,” or “our”) is the sole owner of the information we collect, including information we collect through the Services. We will not sell or rent this information to any other individual, business, or organization. In no instance will Minnehaha Academy sell any information that we have gathered from you. Minnehaha Academy, on occasion, may provide personal information to third parties for school-related purposes and as described in this Privacy Policy. Minnehaha Academy works only with reputable third parties for such purposes. Any personal information is only collected and used as described herein.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We may collect several types of information from and about you, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and financial information;
  • That is about you but individually does not identify you; and
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our services and usage details. 

We collect this information directly from you or automatically when you navigate through the Services.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:     

  • Details of your visits when accessing our Services, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and resources that you access and use on our website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.  

We may also use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites and other online services (behavioral tracking). Please contact us with further questions regarding behavioral tracking on this website and other mechanisms that enable consumers to exercise choice about behavioral tracking.

This information we collect automatically may include personal information and we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps to improve our website and deliver better and more personalized services. 

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our website may use local stored objects (Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our website and our emails may contain small electronic files know as web beacons (or pixel tags, clear gifs, or single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited pages of our website or opened and email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and service integrity).


How We Use the Information We Collect 

Academic Information 

Minnehaha Academy seeks to be a responsible steward of the student information entrusted to its care. A guiding principle is that student information will be used only by those with a legitimate interest, on a need-to-know basis, for the purpose of better teaching and working with a student.


To process donor requests. The information we request on giving forms is used to process and receipt gifts made to Minnehaha Academy, as well as to send pledge confirmations and other information. If we have questions or concerns regarding a gift, this contact information is used to contact the donor.


To send newsletters. Parents or guardians may receive school-related newsletters based on the email address on file with the school. Email addresses are available to those school officials with a legitimate educational interest and are used for official business and notifications to keep parents informed. The use of parent email addresses is limited to communication from within the Minnehaha Academy community. Parents are encouraged to keep their contact information up-to-date within Skyward. Changes should be directed to the Student Accounts office email: or phone number (612) 729-8321 ext. 1217.


We may also use information about you for additional purposes, including:

  • For school related purposes;
  • To present the Services and its content to you;
  • Improve the content, functionality and usability of the Services; 
  • To provide you with information or services that you request;
  • To fulfill any other purposes for which you provided your information;
  • To ensure our mailing lists are accurate, current, and not duplicative; 
  • To respond to your questions, comments, and requests you have made through the Services; 
  • To provide you with personalized experiences when you use our Services;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights and protect our interests and those of third parties;
  • To notify you of changes to our Services; and
  • For security and fraud prevention purposes. 


How We Disclose Your Information 

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described below: 

  • To vendors and third parties for school-related purposes; 
  • To fulfill the purposes for which you provided it;
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information; and
  • With your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information: 

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request. 
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Minnehaha Academy or our students, alumni, donors, parents, employees, and vendors.


Links & Apps

Our website may contain links to other sites. Minnehaha Academy also permits the use of and enables the downloading of third-party software applications. These third-parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. Please be aware that Minnehaha Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or third-party applications. We encourage our users to be diligent stewards of their personal information by reading the privacy statements of each and every website and application that collects personally identifiable information.


Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may send us an email at to request access to, correct or delete any information that you have provided to us. 


Security: Protecting Your Information

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.  The safety and security of your personal information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be completely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, you acknowledge that: (a) we cannot control security and privacy indefinitely; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of information or data exchanged between you and us cannot always be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or compromised when in transit by a third party.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

If we change this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our website so you are always aware of what information is collected and how we use it. Your use of our Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates. We will update the “Last Modified” date at the top of the page when we make changes. 

We will use information in accordance with the current privacy policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy please contact our Director of Technology.