Why is my personal information collected?

All personal information is collected to enhance the mission of the Valdés Math Program “…to contribute to the development of the whole student by advancing their math skills and enabling them to flourish in a diverse community.”

How is my personal information collected?

Personal information will be collected through the following forms:

  1. Student registrations
  2. Scholarship applications
  3. Staff applications
  4. Alumni applications
  5. Donation forms
  6. Surveys

What personal information is collected?

  • Child’s last name
  • Child’s first name
  • Child’s ethnicity
  • Child’s gender
  • Child’s birth date
  • Child’s school services received
  • Child’s health issues or allergies
  • Child’s School Name
  • Child’s School District
  • Child’s Grade Level
  • Child’s ID Number (School)
  • Child’s ID Number (California)
  • Parent/Guardian last name
  • Parent/Guardian first name
  • Parent/Guardian phone numbers
  • Parent/Guardian home/mailing address
  • Parent/Guardian email addresses
  • Parent/Guardian Preferred Language,
  • Alumni affiliation history
  • Alumni current employer/job title
  • Staff last name
  • Staff first name
  • Staff phone numbers
  • Staff home/mailing address
  • Staff email addresses

How will my personal information be used, and who will have access to it?

Users consent to the collection of personal information.

User personal information is stored in perpetuity.

User personal information is viewed by authorized Valdés Math employees or staff.

User information is never sold to or shared with any third parties.

What personal information is shared?


When visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data shown in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, then you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our website, then 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 will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, then 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”, then your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, then the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, then 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, and it expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, then the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that 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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, then you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include 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 is my personal information protected?

All digitally-formatted files are secured within a password-protected computer system; all physical records are stored in locked filing cabinets.

What is the notification process for changes to this Privacy Policy?

The Privacy Policy statement will be posted via the Valdés Math website and include any modification date.

Who do I contact if I have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy?

Bob Turner, Program Director


(408) 758-8831 (Office)

Last modified 2.11.2021