Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women web site. Please take a moment and review our Privacy Statement. Mercy is committed to respecting the privacy and security of all users of our web site, and to ensuring that we protect the rights of the Mercy community. Our policy describes the types of information that are included on our web site and how it may be used. Mercy’s Privacy Statement may require updates occasionally. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit our web site.


Mercy does not collect personal information from users of our web site without their knowledge. Personal information may be requested from you when you participate in certain online activities, including:

  • Using or sending e-mail to a Mercy provided e-mail account.
  • Completing and submitting a form to Mercy via an online application, comment form, survey form, or similar online form available on our web site.

Personal information you provide is used for the purpose for which it is collected and may be shared with employees, agents, and contractors of Mercy for the purpose for which it was submitted.


The Mercy web site automatically records a limited amount of demographic information from the users of the school’s web site, which may include the country of origin of the visit, operating system and browser type that is used, frequency of visits, and other similar information. This information is collected and used for statistical analysis and comparison purposes only. Mercy uses the information collected and the related analysis to help us communicate with its constituents more effectively.


A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. It enables Mercy to store and track what a user of the Mercy web site is looking at during a visit. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most internet browsers have settings that allow the identification or rejection of cookies. If you decide not to permit the use of cookies during your visit to Mercy’s web site, you may be unable to use certain functions on our web site.

The Mercy web site provides links to other web sites. Mercy is not responsible for the privacy statements or content of other web sites. Mercy’s Privacy Statement does not apply when visiting non-Mercy sites.


Mercy takes precautions to protect the personal information gathered through our web site. When personal information is submitted, it is stored in a secure file on a Mercy server maintained in a secure environment and its access is restricted to authorized employees of Mercy. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task are granted access to personal information.


This Privacy Statement describes, generally, how information is collected by the Mercy web site and how the information collected is used by Mercy. This is Privacy Statement does not constitute a guarantee of privacy, as it is possible for information collected to be disclosed without Mercy’s knowledge or permission in certain circumstances. Although it is rare, in spite of extensive security measures, there is always a risk of an attack on the Internet host or a compromise of security as a result of a virus. Mercy may also disclose certain information if it is required to do so by law or if we believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to (a) protect the rights and interests of Mercy or (b) protect the safety of any individual or the general public.


If you have questions about this privacy statement or comments about the web site, e-mail or write to us at:

Our Lady of Mercy High School
1437 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14610

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