The Fairfax Christian School takes data protection and privacy (DP&P) seriously. When personal data from our stakeholders is received we process it in compliance with the laws and regulations of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for our European Union stakeholders. Please read this DP&P policy carefully to understand why data is collected and what the school does with personal data. *This information about our DP&P policy for enrolled students may also be found in our Student Handbook.

Collecting Personal Data

The personal data collected varies depending on the stakeholder's relationship with the school. This may include contact details and verification, academic and professional information and banking and financial details. Where necessary, the school may need to process personal data which is very sensitive, including academic and health–related details. In some circumstances, we may need to share this information with third parties such as health professionals, a court or other regulatory bodies. When sensitive personal data is volunteered as a condition of enrollment, the stakeholder agrees to allow the school to process the personal data.

Basis To Process Personal Data

Personal Data is used for the performance of a contract or to take steps before entering into a contract. Personal Data is used for the purposes of legitimate interests of the school. To determine this, the school shall consider a number of factors, such as: what was the intent at the time the personal data was provided, what were the expectations for the processing of the data, the nature of the data and the impact of the processing of the data.

Collection of Stakeholder Personal Data

When a third party provides personal data to the school relating to students and their family members, the third party must confirm that they are allowed to do so, ensure that those individuals understand how their data will be used by the school, and have the authority to disclose the personal data.  All data disclosed must be complete, accurate and up to date.

Use of Personal Data

The Fairfax Christian School will hold and use personal data to:

  • Verify identity

  • Establish the source of funding in any transaction

  • Carry out appropriate background checks

  • Communicate when providing our services

  • Carry out contractual obligations

  • Compile statistical data for continued school improvement

  • Seek advice from third parties in connection with the provided services

  • Customize our website

  • Send information about products, services, offers, etc.

Personal Data is kept for as long as is necessary to obtain contracts, fulfill contracts and comply with the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s laws and regulations.

Third-Party Vendors and Governmental Agencies

We may, when required or necessary, share personal data with other organizations. These would include third–party vendors who operate and manage services for the school and governmental agencies.

Controlling Information

If a stakeholder no longer wishes to receive information for marketing purposes, contact the Fairfax Christian School by email or mail.  We will never lend, lease, or sell personal information. We will only share personal information when we are required to by law.

Security of Personal Data

Data is held on secure servers with all reasonable technological and operational measures put in place to safeguard it from unauthorized access. 

Retention and Erasure of Personal Data

Where personal data is obtained to fulfill our contractual obligations, or if we have a legitimate interest for processing the personal data, that data will be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary to retain it in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected.


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