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Scholarship America complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Scholarship America has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Scholarship America’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
By accessing the Site and using its services, you confirm that you have read and consent to the information practices described in the policy.
What information does Scholarship America collect & how is it used?
Information You Provide to Us
We may obtain personally identifiable information about you ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of personally identifiable information we ask you to provide may include the following:
Information Collected Automatically
When you visit a Scholarship America site, some information is automatically collected about your visit that does not identify you personally. This information helps us analyze trends to better understand how users view and utilize our site.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Scholarship America applications may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
Log Information – Our servers automatically record information your browser sends whenever you visit a site. These server logs may include information such as your internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, refer/exit pages, your operating system, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Our website may use other technologies to track and analyze user activity on our site.
Does Scholarship America SHARE the information I’ve provided?
How does Scholarship America SECURE my personal information?
Scholarship America is committed to properly securing the information we collect online. To help us accomplish this, we take the following steps:
Scholarship America follows industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, however. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Other Sites
If Scholarship America becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale, it is likely personal information will be among the assets transferred.
Privacy Protection for Children under Age 13
For more information on online privacy protection for children under 13, please visit http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm.
How can I UPDATE or CHANGE my information?
Scholarship America wants your information and preferences to be accurate and complete. To update or change your information, you can send your updated information to:
7900 International Drive, Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whom can I CONTACT if I have questions, concerns or want to correct errors?
Discontinue Contact Policy
It is the policy of Scholarship America to discontinue contacting any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization, its professional fundraiser, or other agent.
In 2014, more than 125,000 students received over $236 million in scholarship support and assistance from Scholarship America – a record-breaking year for the nation's largest provider of private scholarships.
Visit our 2014 annual report to learn more about our successes, our students and our future.
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
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