Information Sharing and Email Preferences:
We may communicate with our users through email to respond to visitors' emails, to send information that a user has requested, or to inform users of new or updated scholarship awards. In the event a user contacts CourageToGrowScholarship.com directly via email, they will not be subject to receive any communication other than a response to that email such as promotional materials, unless the user specifically requests additional information.
Information We Receive and How It Is Used:
All personal information obtained by CourageToGrowScholarship.com about individual visitors to our website is information supplied voluntarily by that visitor. Our website's scholarship application form requires users to volunteer contact information such as name and email. We ask if we may make that information available to our Educational partners, which are reputable, leading companies and organizations that provide products and services of interest to students and parents. Our users choose whether to opt-in or opt-out of sharing their information with these partners.
If you agree to receive communications from our educational partners and later change your mind, you may need to contact those companies directly. Any updates you wish to make to the information they possess must also be forwarded to the company communicating with you at that point in time.
Users may make changes to the information in their personal profile at CourageToGrowScholarship.com at any time by logging in to the website and entering the email address and password they submitted when creating their profile. After users have logged in, they will be taken to their scholarship application. In the tabbed navigation at the top of the page, users will find a link to "Profile". By clicking on that tab, users will be taken to a summary of their information, divided into sections.
An "Edit This Section" option in the upper-right corner of each section allows users to modify and update their information. To protect the security and integrity of users' information, we will take reasonable steps to verify all new profile identities before providing access. It is the responsibility of the user to make all necessary changes in their profile to ensure the information they have provided while completing their registration.
Users of CourageToGrowScholarship.com who wish to terminate their membership at CourageToGrowScholarship.com may do so at any time by contacting our unsubscribe department. Please be sure to type "Remove" in the subject field and submit the email account associated with your profile, along with your password.
CourageToGrowScholarship.com is committed to safeguarding users' privacy on our website. We require our staff to protect our users and visitors by keeping their profile information private, and expect our educational partners to do the same. You can feel confident that your user profile will be protected when you visit CourageToGrowScholarship.com. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of all user information under our control.
Collection of Passive Information:
To gauge the effectiveness of our website, we collect generic information about our visitors that is not individually identifiable. Our website automatically recognize a visitor's IP address, the web page from which a visitor enters our website, which pages a visitor visits, and how much time a visitor spends on each page.
We may share statistical and demographic information about our website's visitors with our educational partners. This information is only provided in the aggregate, meaning that the information is about our website's visitors as a group and not about individually identifiable visitors.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our website, you can contact our privacy department.
Links to Other Websites:
CourageToGrowScholarship.com contains text links to other websites. CourageToGrowScholarship.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites.
Collection of Information from Children:
In April 2000, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed to regulate the gathering of personal data online from children under the age of 13. CourageToGrowScholarship.com abides by COPPA, and works diligently to ensure compliance with the law. As such, CourageToGrowScholarship.com will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, nor will children under the age of 13 be allowed to register with CourageToGrowScholarship.com .
Notification of Changes:
If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you via email. You will have the option to decide whether we may use your information in this manner.
We post user testimonials on our website, all of which are volunteered and none of which contain individually identifiable information beyond that user's first name, last initial, and photograph. Each user is made aware of the purpose of their supplied testimonial and the fact that it will be published at CourageToGrowScholarship.com. Users are under no obligation to participate, and we obtain the user's consent prior to posting this information.