Privacy Statement

Updated November 3, 2014
This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for the ParenTheses website (accessible at: ““). If you have questions or concerns about this privacy policy, you should contact us by emailing
Information Collection and Use

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter or other email services, we may ask for contact information such as name and email address. This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as child’s school or phone number).

We use a third-party vendor to send email messages to subscribers. The information that a user submits on the site will be sent to our vendor so that we may send ParenTheses communications to users who have ‘opted in’ to receive them. You may opt-out of these communications at any time.

Visitors to our site, e.g., parents with a child at a local school, schools, etc., can fill out various forms on our website to get in touch with us. At these times, you may provide contact information such as name, email address and phone number. This information is used to contact you related to your request. You may also be added to our newsletter so that we can contact you related to services on our site. You may opt-out of these communications at any time.

Parent Interview Participants
ParenTheses interviews parent interview participants to collect their thoughts on their child’s school. We compile parent feedback in a write-up that we include in the relevant school’s report. Prior to including parent feedback in a school report, we provide parents ample opportunity to review and edit the write-up. This gives parents the opportunity to take out any information that they do not wish to include. After repeated attempts to contact a parent, if a parent does not reply or does not provide their feedback, we will consider this the equivalent of a parent’s consent to include the write-up as is. However, we will inform the parent regarding this intention.

ParenTheses is the sole owner of the output of these interviews, i.e., the write-ups that are included in the relevant school reports. We share the parent’s profile, child’s schooling background and high-level review from every write-up on our website. We share the school reports with customers who wish to purchase this information. In addition, we may share aggregated feedback on the school with the relevant school’s administration. This feedback will mask the parents’profiles (and their children’s schooling) altogether. If we choose to do this, the purpose will be to provide general feedback to the school on strengths and areas for improvement.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that ParenTheses is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
ParenTheses uses third-party vendors, such as WordPress, MailChimp, Google and PayPal in handling your information. Please visit those providers to learn more about their security measures. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat their security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Thus, you acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
Notification of Changes
As we continue to develop our website, this privacy policy likely will change. We will post all changes to this policy on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s effective date. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. You agree to review this policy periodically since such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and your subsequent use after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.
Login Security
When you choose a password, the password in the WordPress application. However, because Internet communications are generally not secure, you should be aware that when you send your password across the Internet to us, there is a possibility that an experienced hacker could intercept your password. However, we have no evidence to date that password information presents a serious security threat to warrant using a secure shell for this transaction.
A Notice About External Links
In some cases, you may see ParenTheses’ logo on another company’s site. ParenTheses does not share any of your personally identifiable information with these partners besides what is mentioned in this Privacy Statement, i.e., aggregated feedback on a school with a relevant school’s administration.