SMPO Privacy Policy


Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, Sands Montessori Parent Organization (“SMPO” or “we” or “us”) provides this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on the SMPO website,  The purpose of the following Privacy Policy is to inform you of the type of information the SMPO uses and collects about you when you visit our website, which includes personal information.  The Policy further explains how we will protect your information and what choices you have with respect to that information.

By using or otherwise providing your personal information to the SMPO, you agree to the collection, use and sharing of your information under this Policy.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

Information SMPO Collects

SMPO collects personal information about you through a variety of sources.  This includes information we collect directly from you, information we collect from you when you visit our website and view our online content, and information we collect about you from other sources.  Generally, the information we collect online helps us respond to your requests, deliver requested services to or for you, and personalize and continually improve your experience at

Information We Collect Directly From You

SMPO may ask you to provide personal information when you establish or update an e-mail account, sign up to receive e-mails, contact us, or utilize any other feature where SMPO may need to reply to your activity.

Information We Collect When You Visit Our Website

When visiting our website, SMPO gathers navigational information about where visitors go on our website and how our site is working. This information allows us to see which areas of our website are most visited and the efficiencies of our site for our visitors. We can thus improve the quality of our visitors’ experience by recognizing and delivering more of the features, services and products our visitors prefer. Additional non-personally identifiable information (for example, domain type, browser version, service provider, and IP address) may be collected, which provides additional information regarding a visitor’s use of our website. SMPO uses this information on an aggregate basis to evaluate the effectiveness of our website, to analyze trends and to administer the website.

The personal information we collect is information, or a combination of pieces of information, that could be used to identify you on an individual basis, such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, recipient’s name and address, order information, credit card information, and any other information you choose to provide.

Information SMPO Shares With Third Parties

We use third parties to help us provide services to you, such as processing payments, monitoring site activity, conducting surveys, providing location information, and administering e-mails. If personally identifiable information is provided by us or by you directly to any of these third parties, we will require that such information be maintained by them in confidence. SMPO does not sell, rent, or trade the information that you provide to us at this website.

You should also be aware that we may disclose specific information about you if necessary to do so by law or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law or is necessary to protect the users of our website, the site or the public.

Public Forums or microsites operated or provided by SMPO or any of its affiliates may make forums available to its users at various times. Please remember that, unless otherwise stated, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas.

Opting Out Of SMPO Email

If you previously signed up to receive SMPO updates via e-mail but would now like to be removed from the SMPO e-mail list, you can use the “unsubscribe” feature on our e-mails or send your request via our online form: – Please be aware that any information sent through the Contact Us feature on this website is not sent through an encrypted or secured connection.


SMPO does not currently use cookies, but it may elect to do so in the future. “Cookies” are small files placed in your hard drive that allow a website to collect information about your use of the website and enable a website to deliver to you a more personalized experience.  Please be aware that the information collected from cookies may be shared with a third party to help us provide services to you to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from our website visitors in order to improve the quality of our website.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, some features of our website may not work or may not work as designed. Most browsers allow the user to limit the use of cookies. However, if you block the use of cookies from our website you may not be able to utilize certain features of our website.

Privacy Of Children On Our Website

To ensure compliance with federal law, the general portions of and any microsites operated or provided by SMPO or any of its affiliates that reference this policy do not knowingly collect or maintain information provided by children under the age of 13.

SMPO will follow student information and photo, video and audio recording privacy policies set by Sands Montessori and Cincinnati Public Schools, and honor the permissions granted or not granted by legal guardians. Student information (aka “Directory Information” and designated by CPS as student’s name, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and awards received) and photos, video and audio recordings of children will have school approval before usage.

Links To Other Websites And Services

For your convenience, our website may contain links to other websites. SMPO is not responsible for the privacy practices, advertising, products, or the content of such websites. We urge you to review the privacy policies on each link to ensure that you are comfortable with their privacy policies and practices. In addition, none of the linked websites that appear on the website should be deemed to imply that SMPO endorses or has any affiliation with such websites.

Updates To This Privacy Policy

As we continue to offer you new and different types of content and services, SMPO may modify our information collection and use practices. Should there be a material change to our information practices, it will be applied only to information collected on a going forward basis, and we will update this Privacy Policy statement. If you are concerned about how your personal information is used, please visit our website for this and other important announcements from SMPO.


Please be aware that any information sent through the Contact Us feature on this website is not sent through an encrypted or secured connection.

As an additional security measure, it is our policy to never send credit card information via e-mail. In addition, SMPO limits the number of leadership committee members that have access to the databases that contain personal information, and all SMPO leadership committee members are advised of the importance of confidentiality.

Questions Or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy practices, please submit your questions or concerns via our online form at – Please be aware that any information sent through the Contact Us feature on this website is not sent through an encrypted or secured connection.

Sands Montessori Parent Organization

ATTN: Privacy Policy
6421 Corbly St.
Cincinnati, OH 45230

Privacy Policy Effective: January 8, 2016