The Foundation’s websites (other than the Website) and any third parties may have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to read before providing such websites or third parties with information.
We collect information from and about users of our Website in the following ways:
Information You Provide to Us
When you access, register with, or use this Website, we may ask you to provide the following types of information:
The information you provide to us includes the following:
Automatic Information Collection
When you access, register with, or use the Website, it may use technology to automatically collect the following types of information:
If you do not want us to collect any of the information described above, do not access, register with, or use this Website.
Information Collection Technologies
The technologies we use for automatic information collection may include cookies (i.e., a small file placed on your electronic device). It may be possible to refuse to accept cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your electronic device.
Third-Party Information Collection
When you use the Website or its content, certain third parties may use automatic information collection technologies to collect information about you or your device. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information and Scholarship Materials, in the following ways:
The usage information we collect helps us improve our Website and deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to do the following:
We may use the information we collect to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual or device, without restriction.
We may disclose Personal Information that we collect or that you provide as follows:
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. This Section describes mechanisms we provide for you to control certain uses and disclosures of your Personal Information.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.
You can review and change your Personal Information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We recommend choosing a strong password and not sharing it with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information or Scholarship Materials transmitted through our Website. Any transmission of such information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.