ODM Public School is committed to protecting the privacy and information it collects from its community. This policy explains how ODM Public School collects and handles information it receives from applicants and their families, students and their families, alumni, employees (including applicants for employment) and others who interact with ODM Public School or its website. Other than IP addresses and traffic information collected described below, we do not collect personally identifying information on our website unless you choose to provide such information to us. This policy sets forth the type of information we collect, how it is stored and used, and the rights and options you may have with respect to your personal information.
Personal information That We Collect; How and When We Collect It
Our goal is to collect the minimum amount of information necessary - whether from applicants, enrolled students, alumni, employees, or contractors.
We collect information you provide us. A person’s interaction with ODM Public School occurs during the admissions process, during continuing education (and throughout a student’s enrollment at ODM Public School), and as alumni. We also collect information from applicants for employment as well as employees and contractors of the school.
It is important to the School to protect the privacy of young children who may use our website. The School does not knowingly solicit or collect the personal information of children under the age of 13 on this website. Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to submit an inquiry form or application to the School. Parents or legal guardians of a child under the age of 13 must complete the inquiry form and consent to the submission of an application to the School.
Use of Collected Information, Site Activity and Location Information
We may store such Usage Information itself and/or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by agents or service providers. We may also collect information that identifies the device you use to access the website, your device’s unique device ID, the IP address of your device, your operating system, connection type (e.g., Wi-Fi or cellular) and GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location when you use a mobile device to access the website. If you do not want us to have your location information, you should turn off the location services before accessing the website from a mobile device. We may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of our website, etc. We use this information to help us understand how people use the website and to enhance the website.
Cookies and Web Beacons
It is expected that information shared with ODM Public School during the admission process is given with the consent of a parent or guardian. The school does not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian.
During the admissions process, personal information will be collected and stored about the applicant and family for the purposes of evaluating the applicant. ODM Public School also will use the information for communicating with the family during the admissions process.
Personal information about applicants, their parents/guardians and siblings will be collected via our website (the Inquiry Form) as well as by ODM’s Online Student Registration Form and Student Admission Form administered by the ODM Public School or other similar common applications administered by a third party. Additional information may be collected by the admissions office via various interviews, phone calls, references, and emails.
Types of personal information collected include names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, gender, dates of birth, race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, educational history, and legacy status. Further, we collect information about the student’s academic and disciplinary history, athletic, and extra-curricular records and interests, and possibly financial information (to process financial aid requests). Additional information regarding the applicant’s parents or guardians such as employment and marital status also will be collected.
As part of the admissions process, the school also may gather or receive information from other sources regarding medical/educational records, standardized tests, and other evaluative material. The types of information we collect in these cases may be specific to the individual.
We receive and process such personal information pursuant to your agreements with such third-party service providers, and in furtherance of your agreement with us concerning your application and pursuant to our legitimate interests in assessing your application. For information on the privacy practices of such third parties, please consult your agreements with them and their own privacy policies.
You are required to provide this information if you would like to apply to or be enrolled at ODM Public School. Without this information, ODM Public School cannot process a student’s application or enroll them. To the extent that any requested personal information is not necessary for the performance of ODM Public School’s agreements and policies, such requests will be separately identified and the appropriate consent obtained.
Applicant information is kept permanently.
It is expected that information shared with ODM Public School during a student’s enrollment is given with the consent of a parent or guardian. The school does not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18 without the consent of a parent or guardian.
Once enrolled, ODM Public School continues to collect and process personal information for the purposes of caring for and educating the student. The personal information is used to keep you informed about the school and to offer you access to school services. Personal information also will be collected, created and stored (about the student and family) for the purposes of tracking student progress at ODM Public School.
The information collected for enrolled students and their families includes names, addresses, phone numbers, emails, gender and dates of birth. Health and medical information regarding the student are collected to ensure their well-being while on campus. Further, we collect information about the enrolled student’s academic, athletic, and extra-curricular records and interests, and possibly financial information. Information about performance (classes, co-curricular activities, etc.) and images of the student engaged in academic, athletic, and extra-curricular activities also may be collected and maintained. We may post information about performance and images of the student on the internet and in publications.
ODM Public School may gather or receive information from other sources such as testing agencies (including, medical/educational, standardized tests, etc.). The types of information we collect in these cases may be specific to the individual. We receive and process such information pursuant to your agreements with such third-party service providers, and in furtherance of your agreements with us concerning your education. For information on the privacy practices of such third parties, please consult your agreements with them and their individual policies.
This information collection is required if one wants to be enrolled at ODM Public School. To the extent that any requested personal information is not necessary for the performance of ODM Public School’s agreements and policies, such requests will be separately identified and the appropriate consent obtained.
Student records are kept permanently.
Alumni & Parents
Alumni and parents are lifelong members of ODM Public School. The Co-Scholastics Department of ODM Public School is dedicated to keeping our alumni and parents (past and present) connected to the school.
Types of information collected include name, address, phone number, email, gender, date of birth, employment, gifts received, and events attended. Credit card numbers are collected and used only for donation or payment processing through an encrypted, secure, third party processing system, and are not retained for other purposes.
The information we collect is used for a variety of reasons, including:
Directory information, including the online alumni community.
Communicating with you to let you know about receptions, reunions, and other events with alumni or ODM faculty/administrators in the area.
Making you aware of projects and opportunities to support the school (via volunteering, gifts, etc.)
Promoting services, we may offer to alumni.
Since ODM Public School likes to keep in contact with you for life, we retain these records permanently.
Applicants for Employment, Employees and Contractors
ODM Public School collects information from applicants for employment, employees, and contractors of the school. The school uses a predefined employment procedure to collect personal information such as biographical information, gender, date of birth, employment history, and employment/personal references on all applicants for employment. This information becomes part of the employee’s file once hired. ODM Public School also conducts extensive criminal background checks through various third-party resources and if applicable, a credit report, on its employees. Upon hire and throughout employment at the school, the employee may provide additional information to the school such as bank information, biometric information for time-keeping purposes, health information, beneficiary and dependent information, and other information related to such employment. The school collects National ID Proof from contractors and may collect bank information for payment purposes. Certain contractors with direct, unsupervised access to students will need to provide personal information such as biographical information, date of birth, employment history, and employment/personal references. The school also will conduct criminal background checks through third parties of such contractors with direct, unsupervised access to students.
Email and Web Inquiries
You also may send us personally identifying information, for example, in an email message containing a question or comment, or by completing a web form that provides us with this information. We use personally identifying information from these communications primarily to respond to you. We may forward your correspondence to school representatives who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that we deem may be of interest to you. We do not share your name or email address with any third parties.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose your information pursuant to legal requirements and to comply with our school rules and policies. We also may share your information with:
Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to an investigation or alleged illegal activity;
Third parties that provide a valid subpoena or court order; or
Third parties as requested or authorized by you (or your parent or guardian).
User Rights Regarding Personal Information
You may request confirmation of whether or not ODM Public School is processing personal information about you. If so, you have the right to see or obtain a copy of that information and to learn: for what purpose(s) we are processing that information; the categories of information; the identity of those who receive the information; if we receive personal information about you from other sources, any available information about those sources; and how long we keep the information or, if the period is not determined, the factors that we use to determine that period.
Correction and Completion
You have the right to request correction of personal information that you believe is inaccurate. Where you believe the information is incomplete, you have the right to complete the information, including by supplementing the information with a statement.
Right of Erasure
You have the right to request that ODM Public School permanently delete your personal information when:
we no longer need your information for the purposes for which it was collected;
we have been processing the particular information based only on your consent, you withdraw your consent, and there is no other legal ground for us to continue processing;
you successfully object to the processing of certain information (see “Objection” below);
the information has been unlawfully processed; or
erasure is required by law.
This right will not apply where continued processing of your information is necessary for:
the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information;
compliance with applicable law;
performance of a task carried out in the public interest or the exercise of official authority vested in ODM Public School;
ensuring the functionality and stability of said system;
for reasons of public health;
certain types of archiving that is in the public interest, scientific or historical research or statistical purposes; or
the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Although ODM Public School may remove most personal information such as contact information (address, phone number, etc.), there may be information we cannot remove, including, but not limited to, certain records such as the user’s attendance at ODM Public School and their grades or information about certain donations made to the school.
Restriction on Processing
You have the right to request that ODM Public School stop or restrict the processing of your personal information where:
you are contesting the accuracy of your personal information, in which case processing could be restricted for the period of time necessary for us to determine the accuracy of the information;
the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal information and request instead that processing be restricted;
we no longer need the personal information for the purposes of the processing in question, but you need the information for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or
you object to the processing of certain information (see “Objection” below), in which case processing could be restricted for the period of time necessary for us to determine our response to the objection.
If you successfully exercise this right of restriction, we will process the information in question only: (i) where we have your consent to do so; (ii) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; (iii) for the protection of the rights of another person; or (iv) for reasons of important public interest. In the event that any such restriction is lifted and processing resumes, we will inform you beforehand.
Limited Information Portability
With respect to personal information that we have received directly from you (as opposed to information that we may receive about you from sources other than you), you have a right to request and receive such information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit such information to another entity without interference from us.
Please note that this right of portability applies only in limited circumstances, such as: where we are processing personal information on the basis of your consent or pursuant to our contractual agreements with you, and the processing is carried out by automated means. If you request that we transmit your information directly to another individual or entity, we will comply where it is feasible to do so.
You may object to processing of your personal information that is based on ODM Public School’s determination that such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority, or that such processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by ODM Public School.
If we process your personal information for purposes of direct marketing, you may object at any time. Direct communications from ODM Public School that are for marketing, promotional, or solicitation purposes may contain an option for unsubscribing and if so, will provide instructions for how to do so.
The school employs commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information and other information and data transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You acknowledge and accept the data security risks of using our website and our services.
We will attend to your request promptly and will respond within a reasonable time. If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request, we ask that you give us the opportunity to resolve the issue; however, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority where you are located.
Changes to this Policy
What Drives Us
Hear from our students and parents as they speak about how ODM has shaped their lives.
Aakashini Behera (Student, Class III)
"ODM is a great school to attend. You learn things at this school. It is fun but it’s very strict here. I believe this school provides the best education in the state of Odisha. I sincerely recommend this school to all ."
Aditya Prasad Tripathy (Student, Class III)
"ODM expects nothing less than the best from each and every student. Teachers are here to teach but at this school they inspire. They are compassionate and caring towards the students. Tutoring and after-school programs are offered to all students."
Ashutosh Mishra (Student, Class IX)
"At ODM, the teachers always believe in you and they make sure you try your hardest on everything you do. This school also has a lot of fun activities and fun field trips. We go on fun and educational field trips "
Astik Kumar Sarangi (Student, Class III)
"ODM is a great school. The teachers are very qualified and I know they want us to succeed. I can’t stay away from this school. I tried another school for one day (one day!) and I came home and told my mother, “I’m not going back. Take me back to ODM."
Ayush Nayak (Student, Class III)
"We do fun activities and we’re all really close. Padhi Sir is the ever-hilarious Language teacher but he is also very serious when it comes to our work. Somnath Sir, my math teacher, is really good at what he does. Whenever I think something is hard, he makes it so easy. "
Ipsita Mishra (Student, Class II)
"ODM is a great school to learn and to become a better student and person. The curriculum here is very precise and challenging. We have science fairs year-round and go on numerous educational and fun field trips. If you listen and follow directions there is no reason why you should not succeed with flying colors."
Manshaa Panda (Student, Class XI)
"I really recommend this school to everyone, since that contributed to making me one of the most beautiful experience in my life. All staff members are friendly, professional and always available to help you for everything. Classes are small and teachers are very qualified, kind and fun. "
Naina Priyadarsini Nayak (Student, Class IX)
"ODM has a very unique school system that meets every parent’s needs. The after-school activities are something to look forward to and have each individual working hard. The after-school programs are very fun and provide students something to do rather than just doing homework all the time. "
Nandini Das (Student, Class II)
"I have been a student at ODM for three school years and from what I have experienced, I can tell you it is a great school. The teachers are very reasonable and fair. The staff is excellent and the rules help keep the school safe and in order. "
Saniya Khan (Student, Class IX)
"Loved it. ODM Teachers are very friendly and helping. It’s like a big family. The lessons are very good and the atmosphere between students, too. If i had to choose again, I would choose them."
Nirtika Satpathy (Student, Class IX)
"I have been studying at ODM for about 8 months. I previously studied in other school and ODM has been extremely different when compared to this first one and even what my friends tell me about their school. They have a great teacher’s team, moreover, the whole staff team care of their students. "
Sai Subhankar Biswal (Student, Class II)
"ODM Public School is a great school! The teachers here are super about encouraging students to do their very best. Viswo Vinita Mam, is my English teacher, is fun and I really like her class. She loves to joke around, but does not play about getting work done. "
Sanat Kumar Nath (Student, Class XI)
"I learned really much in this time. I really liked my teachers and learned and understand everything because they also explained everything to me, whenever I had a question. "
Sarthak Kumar Sahoo (Student, Class XI)
"I can certainly say that It’s one of the most important tiles of the mosaic called “Academics”. I’ve spent 7 years here and I could see my improvement from the beginning and the cause of this is that they have well-organised qualified teaching staff always willing to help you. The school offers many activities in the afternoon in order to always provide you the opportunity to excel in other activities. "