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:
- Zip code
- Telephone number
- Email address
- Credit card number and expiration date (for online purchases or donations)
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:
- We employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties;
- We train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures. Personnel are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations;
- We physically secure the servers and the areas where we hold hard copies of the information we collect online;
- We regularly back up the information we collect online to insure against loss;
- We use technical controls to secure the information we collect online as appropriate, including encryption, firewalls and password protections;
- We periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.
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:
1550 American Boulevard E, Suite 155
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.
The Dream Award
Scholarship America’s Dream Award is a new multi-year, performance-based scholarship fund targeted toward completion. These renewable, annually-increasing awards will be given to students selected from across the nation who are entering their second year of education beyond high school.
The Scholarship Coach
Scholarship America's blog, The Scholarship Coach, appears weekly at USNews.com, featuring expert advice on all kinds of scholarship issues. Here on the site, we feature a new highlight from the blog every week, and you can also download a free Scholarship Coach e-book!
Focus On The Finish Line
Scholarship America is dedicated to helping students get their degrees. Our 2013 Annual Report, Focus on the Finish Line, features statistics, stories, and student accounts of the importance of college completion.
Visit the online report to learn more and hear from our President, Lauren Segal.