Who We Are

Welcome to Clayton Online School, your trusted partner in online education. Your privacy is paramount to us, and this policy provides clear insights into how we manage your personal information, ensuring its safety and confidentiality while you utilize our website and services.


When comments are posted on our site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string, aiding in spam detection. Note that an anonymized string (or hash) derived from your email may be shared with the Gravatar service. Upon comment approval, your profile picture becomes publicly visible within your comment context.


We advise against uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) to the website since visitors can extract this data. Ensure your images are free of location data to safeguard your privacy.


Opting to leave a comment allows you to save your name, email, and website in cookies for convenience, avoiding repetitive detail entry for future comments. These cookies are stored for one year. Login-related cookies are stored for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. Selecting “Remember Me” will preserve your login for two weeks, while logging out will remove the login cookies.

Embedded Content

Our articles may feature embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites interacts similarly to visiting the said website, which may use cookies, collect data, and monitor interaction with the embedded content, especially if you’re logged in and have an account with them.

Data Sharing

In instances of password reset requests, your IP address will be included in the reset email to enhance security and prevent unauthorized access.

Data Retention

Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely to recognize and auto-approve subsequent comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For registered users, personal information provided during registration is stored in their user profile, which they can view and edit at any time (username excluded). Administrators can also view and edit this information.

Your Data Rights

If you have an account or have left comments, you may request an exported file of the personal data we store about you. You may also request the erasure of any personal data we hold about you, excluding data we are obliged to retain for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data Transfers

Visitor comments may be verified using an automated spam detection service to protect our platform from malicious content.