Last updated: February 10, 2021
Information We Receive and How It Is Used
All personal information obtained by AccessScholarships.com about individual visitors to our website is information supplied voluntarily by that visitor. During registration, users are required to provide certain categories of information, such as name, address, email address, phone number, a password, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship. In addition, users may choose to provide other categories of information, such as career objectives, health or disability information, hobbies, and other interests. AccessScholarships.com encourages users to provide all fields of information to maximize the effectiveness of the scholarship and college search. We ask for permission when sharing information with marketing partners, which are reputable companies and organizations that provide products and services of interest to students and parents. Users may choose whether to opt-in or opt-out of sharing information.
Upon request, AccessScholarships.com will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. Users may change personal profile information at AccessScholarships.com at any time by logging in to the website and entering the email address and password associated with their profile. After users have logged in, they will be directed to their Scholarship Matches. 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 directed 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. Users can also contact us here in order to request access to the submitted information. To protect the security and integrity of our users’ information, we will take necessary steps in verifying all new profile identities before providing access. It is the responsibility of the user to make all necessary changes in their profile and make sure their profiles are up-to-date.
Users of AccessScholarships.com who wish to terminate their membership, or otherwise request to cease usage of their information at AccessScholarships.com may do so at any time by contacting us via our contact form by clicking here. Please be sure to type "Remove" in the subject field and submit the email account associated with the membership you would like terminated. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe. Information will be retained for as long as the account is active or requests our services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
AccessScholarships.com is committed to safeguarding users' privacy on our website. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. We require our employees to protect our users and visitors by keeping their profile information private and expect our marketing partners to follow suit. Rest assured that your user profile will be protected when you visit AccessScholarships.com. There are security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of all user information under our control.
Regardless of whether you wish to share your personal information, we reserve the right to share aggregated demographic data and related information with our business partners. Such aggregate information will not contain any personal information that can identify any individual user.
Information Sharing & Email Preferences
AccessScholarships.com may periodically use contact information in order to send emails regarding updates at the AccessScholarships.com site, such as scholarship opportunities and additional listings. The frequency of these messages will vary depending on the user's preference, including the types of scholarships and other activities in which a user has indicated an interest.
In certain situations, AccessScholarships.com may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities. We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process. When we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Collection of Passive Information
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We may share statistical and demographic information about our website's visitors with our marketing 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.
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. Please be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others. To request the removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, you may contact us by clicking here.
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Collection of Information
AccessScholarships.com abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, AccessScholarships.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 AccessScholarships.com.
In an effort to protect our students, AccessScholarships.com does not sell student data or information in any shape or form to 3rd party vendors or other entities.
Notification of Changes
In the event that AccessScholarships.com sells, signs, or transfers some or all of its business to a successor or acquirer, AccessScholarships.com may sell, assign, or transfer all of your information, regardless of your opt status, to such successor or acquirer.
Last updated: February 10, 2021