COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
The Foundation uses information collected through this Site and through third party vendors to select Scholars for its scholarship and fellowship programs (“Programs”) and to work with such Scholars once they have received a scholarship or fellowship from the Foundation.
In order to be considered for a Program administered on this Site and receive other related services from the Foundation, you are required to complete and submit an online application that may ask you to provide the Foundation with personally identifiable information, such as your full name, address, email address, phone number, school, grade level, parent or guardian names, parent or guardian phone numbers, parent or guardian email addresses and, in some cases, your social security number and relevant tax information. You may also be asked to provide the Foundation with other personally identifiable information, such as your date of birth, gender, personal interests, academic performance data, extracurricular activities, personal essays, or other identifying information. Actual types of personally identifiable information the Foundation collects may vary depending on each Program, and may be collected through the Site or through the Site’s extranet, which is used to provide services to Scholars.
The Foundation may use your personally identifiable information to contact you if it has any questions about your application, to provide notification of awards, and to analyze application trends and data. The Foundation may also use personally identifiable information to provide services to those Scholars who are recipients of scholarships and fellowships.
Like most websites, this Site gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
The Foundation uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about the Site’s user base as a whole.
The Foundation may save “cookies” to your computer—small data files that are transferred when you allow your browser to accept cookies. Cookies automatically identify your browser to our Site whenever you visit, and save your passwords, preferences, and other information. By tracking how and when you use various features of our Site, cookies help Foundation improve the Site. You can generally opt out of providing this information by turning cookies off in your browser.
SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
In general, the Foundation will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties without your permission. For example, the Foundation will not sell or rent your contact information or other personally identifiable information to mass marketers or other third parties.
The Foundation may use third parties to provide certain services on this Site (“Service Providers”). The Foundation will only share your personally identifiable information with Service Providers to the extent they need the information to provide the required services. All Service Providers are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Legal Requests and Emergency Situations
The Foundation reserves the right, without notice to you, to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when the Foundation reasonably believes that disclosure is necessary. For example, the Foundation may disclose your personally identifiable information to protect its rights, to investigate suspected fraud or other activity that is illegal or that may expose it to liability, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or service of legal process. The Foundation may also disclose your personally identifiable information, without notice to you, if it is necessary to respond to an emergency that it believes involves potential threats to the safety of persons or property.
Protection of Information
To protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access and use, the Foundation uses security measures that comply with Federal law. The Foundation follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to it, both during transmission and after the information is received. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. It is important to note, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while the Foundation strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personally identifiable information, it does not guarantee the absolute security of your information.
Third Party Sites
Privacy Protection for Children under the Age of 13 (“Child Applicant”)
If the Foundation learns that you are a Child Applicant and you have provided personally identifiable information to the Foundation without the consent of your parent or legal guardian, the Foundation will take appropriate steps to remove your personally identifiable information from its database and restrict you from accessing certain portions of the Site. For more information on online privacy protection for children under 13, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy/.
Control of Your Personally Identifiable Information
You may limit this Site’s collection and use of different elements of your personally identifiable information by not participating in those activities for which the Foundation collects personally identifiable information, as described above. You may also choose to discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of your personally identifiable information by limiting or discontinuing your use of this Site. You may delete your account and opt out of any further communications from the Foundation by contacting Chief of Information Systems at (412) 901-3868 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the Foundation by mail at the following address:
The Education Foundation
P. O. Box 153
Glenshaw, PA 15116
If you are a Child Applicant, your parent may contact the Foundation by email, phone, or regular mail to review your personally identifiable information, ask the Foundation to have it deleted, or ask the Foundation to refrain from collecting any further information from you.
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