ScholarshipZone ("the site") respects the privacy of our customers and is serious about protecting your online privacy. This policy will explain how we gather and use personal information submitted. Therefore, by registering and using this site, you are agreeing and accepting this policy.
The site only collects information that is volunteered during the registration process or in any responses to specific information requests. We do need this information in order to provide services that you request. Examples of the information collected includes: information knowingly provided by you through on-line forms and surveys such as name, email address, personal financial or demographic information, telephone numbers and addresses. We may also collect third party personal information such as a referral's name. We only use this information for the purpose in which it was intended. We may also collect your IP address and information through the use of electronic 'cookies'. However, we limit the use and collection of information about our customers to that extent which is necessary to administer our business.
How We Use That Information:
ScholarshipZone reserves the right to use this information provided by you for:
- The specific purpose for which such information was provided (including matching registrants with the education providers and other advertisers on our site;
- Personal, demographic and profile data to improve our site;
- Our marketing and promotional purposes;
- As disclosed at the time such information is provided; and/or as disclosed in this Policy.
Although, it is important to note that ScholarshipZone reserves the right to change or modify this policy at any time with or without notice. If you have any questions regarding the use of your information or about this policy, please feel free to email us at: Info@scholarshipzone.com.
scholarshipzone.com may also share your information with its service providers such as an email service provider and chat provider, and with your permission, any other entities that we believe are able to provide you with special opportunities and offers. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
scholarshipzone.com may occasionally license, share, or otherwise disclose data we collected to third parties. scholarshipzone.com does not have control over such party's information handling practices and is not responsible for any failure of such party to adhere to this Policy. As a condition of registration, you must agree that we are allowed to share your information with such entities, or else you may not register.
Additionally, scholarshipzone.com may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the applicable laws; (b) protect and defend the rights and/or property of scholarshipzone.com and its family of websites; and (c) comply with the valid legal process.
We post customer testimonials/comments/reviews on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent with a signed release of liability or via email or phone prior to posting their name with the testimonial/comment/review.
On some of our sites we have special offers with our partners where another third party is actually framed within our site. However, you are actually on a third party Web site and should be aware that you are entering information on a third party site. Some pages may have the look and feel of being on our site, however the information collected on these pages may not be covered under our privacy statement. All information collected on their site is owned and controlled by that company's privacy statement.
Links to Other Sites:
If you click on a link to a third party site, including on an advertisement, you will leave our site and go to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as scholarshipzone.com. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services.
Cookies and Web Beacons:
We use persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. These cookies are in place to ensure a consistent user experience as we keep your registration information and display this within the form. We also use these cookies to correctly attribute our data to the appropriate the traffic sources. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” directory. You can find more information on cookies here: More Info. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.
Our Web pages contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns. We do not tie the information gathered by these web beacons to our customers’ personal information.
By submitting your personal and/or financial information on our site, you are hereby granting written permission to us, our affiliated sites, sponsors, etc. for contact information. You are also consenting to receive phone calls from scholarshipzone.com, our affiliates, and our partners for contact via telephone, and thereby, you waive your right to file a claim with the FTC or any other agency in regards to these contacts or calls.
Third Party Cookies:
Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, we or a data provider we have engaged may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads or content. These cookies contain no personal information. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these cookies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
We use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences such as volume control or high game score, or display content based upon what you view on our site to personalize your visit. Third Parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here: More Info
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If applicable, this website, scholarshipzone.com, websites linking to scholarshipzone.com, and websites linked from this website (collectively "We") may make available a service either directly or through third parties by which you can receive messages on your wireless device via short message service ("SMS Service"). Your provider's standard data and messaging rates apply to all SMS correspondence. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. You represent that you are 18 years of age and the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges. Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS Service may include your name, address, cell phone number, your provider's name, and the date, time, and content of your messages. The use of this information will be in accordance with this Mobile Policy. If fees are charged to your wireless account invoice, we may provide your carrier with your applicable information in connection therewith. Your wireless carrier and other service providers may also collect data about your wireless device usage, and their practices are governed by their own policies. You acknowledge and agree that the SMS Service is provided via wireless systems, which use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages, as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. SMS message services are provided on an AS IS basis. We do not guarantee that your use of the SMS Service will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the SMS Service. You may opt out of the SMS Service at any time by replying "STOP", "END", or "QUIT" to the SMS text message you have received. This process impacts only the future delivery of the particular SMS message offering, so you must send that message for each offering.
We do not collect Information from Children:
The information and services provided by us are not intended for children under the age of eighteen (18) years old. Additionally, we do not direct our Website to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen (13) years old. If scholarshipzone.com learns of a person who registers on this site who is under the age of thirteen (13) years old, we will immediately delete that person's information.
Anti-Spam Policy and Your Opt-Out Rights:
scholarshipzone.com has a no tolerance spam policy and is committed to 100% permission based marketing. Spam is unsolicited email also known as junk mail or UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email). scholarshipzone.com reserves the right to send its subscribers registration confirmations, scholarship drawing notifications and relevant newsletters. We send both promotional and service related emails. Please note you cannot opt-out of service related emails. However, if you have received a scholarshipzone.com promotional email in error, you may remove your information from our database by responding to any of our email communications with "remove" in the subject line. You may also opt-out on our global Unsubscribe Page.
Help scholarshipzone.com Eliminate Spam
If you have received unsolicited bulk e-mail from scholarshipzone.com or promoting a scholarshipzone.com service, please let us know. Forward the message you received, including the mail headers, to scholarshipzone.com. Include a note letting us know that the message is spam, and that you did not specifically request to receive information from the sender.
California Privacy Rights:
Under California law, site visitors who are residents of California may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the information below.
Access to your information:
When you submit your personal information on a form, it is not possible to update, delete, or change this information unless you resubmit it on the form again. Once you resubmit this new form with your updated information, your old record will be retained in our databases for historical purposes. Additionally, you can contact us as described below.
Transfer, Sale, or Assign:
At its sole discretion, scholarshipzone.com may transfer, sell, and/or assign information collected on and through this site, including but not limited to, the users personal information collected, to one or more third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation of scholarshipzone.com. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at Info@scholarshipzone.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Change in Policy:
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. If we make a material change regarding how we use your personal information, we may notify you of the existence and location of the new or revised policy through email or by posting the changes online at our site.
Effective November 1, 2012
Email us at: Info@scholarshipzone.com
Or write to us at: Free College Scholarships LLC, 135 Townsend St, Ste 615, San Francisco, CA 94107