Privacy Policy

Who we are

Cherry Creek Gifted & Talented (CCGT) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations registered with the state of Colorado.  CCGT is managed and operated by an all-volunteer staff expressly for the purpose of improving gifted and talented opportunities for students in the Cherry Creek School District.  Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Your Comments

When you leave comments on the site we collect the text shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

After your comments are approved an anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service, if you are using it, to display your profile picture in the context of your comment. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:  No actual email addresses are shared in this process with outside parties.

Your Media

If you upload images to the website, you may want to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. As with all photos posted online, users of this website can download and extract EXIF location data from images.  You can read more about EXIF data in photos, in this article “What can you tell from photo EXIF data.”

Your Contact Forms

If you use one of the contact forms on this web site, that information is stored in the web site database in order to be recalled by volunteer staff to replay to your inquiry.   Email addresses and contact form information is never shared with outside parties.

Your Cookies (and ours)

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies are stored on your device and referenced again when you visit this site.  Other sites cannot access cookie information from our web site and we do not share cookie information.  The cookie will be stored on your device for one year unless cleared by you.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Infrequently, there may be content on this site that include embedded content (e.g. Youtube videos, images hosted on other servers, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website.  As such, these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.  We do not partner with other web sites for embedded content nor do we share additional information with them.

Web Site Use Analytics

In the future, we may use a web site analytics tracker to understand usage patterns on our web site to better improve the user experience.  It is typical for analytics trackers to record your IP address and the date/time to identify you as a separate user session and then record which pages of our web site you use and associate that information back to  your user session.  This information is anonymous and we make no effort to share private information such as your name or email address to correspond with recorded analytics data.  More information about how you can best control your analytics data can be found on the Google Privacy Terms page.  

Who we share your data with

We do not expressly or explicitly share your data or personal information with any 3rd parties.  

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.  

In order to further protect your privacy, as soon as funds are available, we will be implementing enhanced privacy protection which will allow you to see what personal information is stored on our servers and allow you to request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.  You will also be able to request to receive an exported file of the personal data stored on our site, including any data you have provided to us, not including any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Online data security is a challenging issue for all web sites and we provide our best efforts to ensure our systems – and your data- are secure.  Our web site is hosted on dedicated servers in a secure data center and we pay extra for “managed hosting” which means a trained staff is monitoring our services with software to detect intrusions and forewarn us of attempts to circumvent our security.  We’ve invested in our own SSL certificates which enable us to encrypt all data to and from our web servers.  However, even with all those precautions, all online sites are can still be vulnerable to a data breach and you accept that risk when you use any web site, including ours.  We will notify you immediately if any data breach is successful.