Privacy Policy

At Carolina Day School, we respect and are committed to protecting your privacy with regard to your visit to this site. The School reserves the right to alter this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location.

Information Collection and Use

We will only collect personal, identifiable information about you when you complete a form that requests such information. Situations where personal information may be collected include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Web Forms (requests for information, registrations, and feedback)

The Carolina Day School site may provide the opportunity for you to complete forms and registrations, such as admission request forms, event registration, and feedback forms. The personal information you provide will be used only for such purposes as are described at the point of collection, such as to send information to you or to conduct a program, event, or function.

2. Network Traffic Logs

In addition to the personal information described above, our system collects server log data that may include an IP address, the type of browser and operating system used, the time of day visited, the pages viewed and the information requested through searches. We aggregate this data and use it for statistical purposes, helping us to understand, for example, the amount of interest in portions of our site and ways to improve its navigation and content.

3. Email Trackbacks

Emails sent from CDS include a unique trackback code to assist the school in better understanding the readership via email communication. These emails include but are not limited to Bell Notes, Wildcat Weekly, division eNewsletters, alumni reminders, and school updates. Trackback URLs may contain a number or other information which indicates if the emails are successfully sent, opened, and/or rejected (bouncebacks). The purpose of the trackback is two-fold: 1) to help measure the effectiveness of Carolina Day’s email program, and 2) to help the school better understand how it can improve electronic communication.

4. Information Stored on Your Computer

Certain information may be stored on your computer as a result of visiting our site. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file and will allow the site to tailor the experience to an individual’s interests and preferences. With most browsers, cookies can be blocked or erased after visiting a site. Some aspects of our site may not function properly if your browser is set to block cookies.

Disclosure of Information

The identifiable personal information you provide through web forms is considered private data. The data may be shared with employees and volunteers of Carolina Day School as necessary to provide the specific service or response requested. The school will not sell, rent, trade, or market personal data about you to third parties. Personal contact information for students, parents, and alumni will not be published on the public portion of the website. Student and parent contact information is available through secure, password-protected portals on the school’s directory pages. The school does reserve the right to share user information in the event that it is necessary to comply with any legal process.


CDS is committed to ensuring the safety of the website and its users. This site has security measures in place to protect all information under our control and complies with all state and federal statutes requiring safeguards on specific types of information. Once CDS receives any transmission from a user, the school will make its best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Due to the nature of electronic communications, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. You agree that any information obtained through the website is at your own risk and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Carolina Day School and its employees from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses, resulting directly or indirectly from your use of the site.

Third Party External Sites

In order to provide certain elements and functionality of the website, the school contracts with select third-party providers, such as Blackbaud and Magnus. In these cases, users are redirected to external sites that have been designed to look similar to the school’s pages. We do not have primary control of these sites and resources and are not responsible for their availability or delivery of services. Carolina Day School provides links to other sites or resources that are not bound by our privacy policy.

Copyrighted Materials

All materials on this site are copyrighted by Carolina Day School unless otherwise indicated.