At Minnehaha Academy we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling your information in a secure and confidential manner. Protecting your information is important to us, and we want you to know that we respect your privacy.
Information Collection and Use
Minnehaha Academy is the sole owner of the information collected by Minnehaha Academy, including information collected on our Web site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to any other individual, business, or organization. Minnehaha collects information from our users by a variety of methods, such as by phone calls, donations, pledges, forms submitted via the web, or mailed communications. In no instance will Minnehaha Academy give or sell any information that we have gathered from any of our constituents.
Academic information is kept in a cumulative file in a secure area of the campus. It is available to anyone with a legitimate educational interest, on a need-to-know basis, for those working with and teaching the student. For more information, contact the counselor's office.
We request information from the user on our giving forms. Here a donor must provide contact information (name and address) and, if applicable, financial information (credit card number, expiration date). This information is used to receipt gifts made to Minnehaha Academy, as well as to send pledge confirmations and other information. If we have questions or concerns regarding a gift, this contact information is used to contact the user.
Log Files and Internal Network
On our Web site, we use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Users on campus are required to authenticate via our secure proxy server. Students, staff, faculty, and approved guests are the only users allowed on our secure network. M86 Security provides filtering and exceptions to general education filtering are applied at the discretion of the Technology Director. Questions about access to the campus network or filtering can be directed to the Technology Director by sending an email to
Our Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Minnehaha Academy is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware and read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Principals’ Email Newsletters
Principals send weekly newsletters to parents based on the email address on file with our student administrative database. The email list is available for each school’s principal and is used for official business and notifications, as the principals deem necessary to keep parents informed. Changes to your email address should be directed to the Student Accounts office.
studentaccounts@MinnehahaAcademy.net, Phone: 612-729-8321 ext. 1217
The use of parent email addresses is limited to communication from within the Minnehaha community and is not shared with anyone outside of Minnehaha Academy. Parents are encouraged to update their contact information via their online access.
Security: Protecting your information
To keep your (and our) information strictly confidential, we protect it with physical and electronic safeguards, and we make sure that we abide by applicable federal security standards. We regularly review our processes and keep abreast of new technology. We do not allow anyone to have access to information unless we authorize or designate him or her to do so. All of our users' information is restricted on a need-to-know basis in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our gift receipting and fund raising departments) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Employees using laptop computers are advised to store no sensitive data on laptop computers or other portable storage devices. Student grades and progress reports are stored on centralized systems outside the Minnehaha Academy physical and electronic network and are not stored on individual computers.
Our systems are secured in the following ways to protect the collection and storing of personal and financially related information:
*Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to transmit and store confidential information
*Firewall protection, physical and electronic, and secure access protection to prevent unauthorized access to our data.
Special Word to Volunteers
We value your willingness to offer your time and talents to us. We also greatly value our donors, which is why we have notified you of this vital issue of privacy. As a volunteer, we appreciate your willingness to abide by and respect our commitment to keeping all the information gathered from our donors as private and properly protected.
If you have any questions about the security on our Web site, email webmaster@MinnehahaAcademy.net.