Last updated: July 6, 2018
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Our Privacy Pledge
Relation to Terms of Service
Children Under the Age of 13
Your Consent and Age Verification
Our Policies Regarding the Collection of Information
The information we collect can be broadly categorized as general information and personally identifiable information.
General information. General information does not specifically identify you and may include, for example, information automatically provided to us by your browser or computer, such as your IP address, Internet service provider, the type of browser you are using, your operating system, the website you visited prior to and after this website, the webpages you visited on this website, your location information, and the date and time of your visit. We automatically collect some general information from you indirectly each time you visit the Scholars App Website and the webpages within the site. This type of general information helps us determine, for example, your computer environment, the type of browser and version you are using and the pages you visit on the Scholars App Website.
Scholars App necessarily requires applicants to provide personally identifiable information and other information to enable the applicant’s selected schools to identify the applicant and process the applicant’s inquiry form and/or application for admission. All personally identifiable information collected by us is voluntarily provided by you directly when you register for a Scholars App account and user id and each time you complete a Scholars App application, inquiry form, Supplement or other form on the Scholars App Website. Some of the personally identifiable information requested is mandatory and must be provided by the registrant or applicant in order to complete the registration, inquiry or application process. All other information is optional and should not impede the application process if omitted by the applicant.
Our Policies Regarding Use and Disclosure of Information
Use of General and Personally Identifiable Information. The general information that we collect automatically from users of the Scholars App Website (such as IP address, browser type, etc.) is stored primarily in our log files. With the exception of IP address, which may be stored with personally identifiable information in our database to help authenticate your acceptance of our Terms of Service, general information is not used to identify individual users of the Scholars App Website. We use general information to analyze website usage loads and trends, to administer the website and to improve the website and our service. We may also use and disclose general information in the aggregate without disclosure of personally identifiable information.
In providing this service to you, we necessarily must share your Scholars App application and related information, including your personally identifiable information, with the scholarships for which you qualify. By submitting a Scholars App application via the Scholars App Website, you are consenting to such use and disclosure of your application and related information to those scholarship committees, including your personally identifiable information. Note that we cannot and do not control the use and/or disclosure of your personally identifiable information by the scholarship committees to whom your Scholars App application is submitted and we are not responsible for any use or misuse by those scholarship committees or any third party. Once your Scholars App application is submitted to a particular scholarship committee, the information on the application submitted to the scholarship committee cannot be changed through the Scholars App Website. You must contact the scholarship committee directly to change or correct a submitted application.
We may disclose personally identifiable information to our independent contractors, service providers and/or vendors who assist us in performing internal business functions and/or provide other services necessary to the operation of our business and/or the Scholars App Website.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information and/or general information to third parties when we reasonably believe that disclosing such information is necessary to: (a) identify or contact a user of the Scholars App Website; (b) to prevent abuse, fraud, or unlawful use of the Scholars App Website or Scholars App application; (c) to protect our rights, safety, or property and/or the rights, safety, or property of others; (d) to initiate or defend a legal action relating to the Scholars App Website; or (d) to respond to or comply with a subpoena, other legal or administrative process or law, rule or regulation.
Qualified colleges, universities, nonprofit scholarship services, and educational organizations pay a license fee to use this information to recruit students and manage enrollment in connection with educational or scholarship programs.
- The student agrees to share their profile information with colleges, universities, and scholarship programs. This information will be used for recruitment, scholarship opportunities, and college planning outreach.
- These organizations must sign a license agreement, which outlines the specific terms for which the student information can be used before it must be destroyed.
- Under no circumstances are these organizations allowed to give the student information to other organizations.
- Scholars App consistently monitors the use of student information by licensed organizations for compliance.
- Users can opt out of at any time
Finally, we may disclose personally identifiable information in the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of our business or assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, if such information is transferred to one or more third parties as part of our business or assets.
Your Access to Personally Identifiable Information
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Our Security Practices and Procedures
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information you submit to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. When you enter sensitive information on our webpages, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We use the same type of encrypted transmissions when providing your application information to your selected schools and when you provide your payment information to the school’s chosen payment processor. We also restrict physical and electronic assess to our servers through the use of perimeter security and industry-standard firewalls. However, be aware that any emails you send to or receive from us are inherently not secure. Contact us by telephone if your question or comment involves sensitive personally identifiable information.
In addition to encrypted transmissions and physical and electronic security, we require you to select a unique user ID and password when you register to use the Scholars App Website. You must enter your user ID and password each time you log in to the Scholars App Website to access your account. It is your responsibility to maintain the secrecy of your password and to change your password periodically. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone in order to avoid unauthorized access to your account. Each time you are finished working in your account, you should logout of your account, close your browser window and clear the computer cache to avoid unauthorized access to your account. You should contact us immediately if you believe your password or account has been compromised.
No method of transmission over the Internet or data security scheme is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about our security practices, you may contact us by any of the means described below.
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