Collecting personal information:
When you apply to The Foundation on-line or by e-mail, The Foundation collects a variety of personal information about you in order to properly process your application. This personal information may include: name, address, phone, email address, financial information, school performance information, IP addresses, and names and addresses of your references. If you contact us by email or phone, we may ask you to verify your personal information so that we may respond to your inquiry.
Use of personal information:
The Foundation uses information collected through this site to select scholars for its financial assistance and no interest loan program (“Program”) and to work with those scholars once they have received an award or loan from The Foundation.
In order to be considered for a Program administered on this site, you are required to complete and submit an online application that may ask you to provide personally identifiable information, such as your full name, address, email address, phone number, school, parent or guardian names, parent or guardian phone numbers, parent or guardian email addresses and, in some cases, your social security number and relevant financial information. You may also be asked to provide The Foundation with other personally identifiable information, such as your date of birth, gender, personal interests, school transcripts and other performance information, extracurricular activities, or personal essays. Actual types of personally identifiable information The Foundation collects may vary depending on each Program, and may be collected through this site or by United States Mail.
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 awards or loans, such as forwarding proceeds to the educational institutions and for security and analysis of activity on this website.
Protecting personal information:
In general, The Foundation will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties. For example, The Foundation will not sell or rent your contact information or other personally identifiable information to mass marketers or similar 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.
To protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access and use, 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. 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.
The Foundation does not forward your information to any other organizations without your permission. 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 individuals who are recipients of awards or no interest loans, including sharing your personal information with the educational institution of your choice. Personal information is never sold nor shared with outside commercial sources.
Complying with the judicial or legal system:
Though The Foundation makes every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our organization.
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