Privacy Policy

Scholars.Shop is dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information you provide to us with care and respect. The policy below outlines our data collection and use and applies to all personal information received by us whether in electronic, paper or verbal format.

 

 

This Statement of Privacy applies to https://www.scholars.shop/ and ScholarsShop, Inc. and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to ScholarsShop, Inc. include https://www.scholars.shop/ and Scholars.Shop. The Scholars.Shop website is a scholarships and education crowdfunding site.

 

By accessing Scholars.Shop website and using its services, you confirm that you have read and consent to the information practices described in the policy. This policy may change, so please refer back to it periodically.

 

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Scholars.Shop may collect personally identifiable information. Additionally, to be considered for a scholarship or other award through Scholars.shop, you are required to submit data to us electronically. This may include, but is not limited to, your full name, address, email address and phone numbers, your parent(s) full name(s), address(es), email address(es) and phone numbers(s), your gender ethnicity, citizenship and documents pertaining to your nationality, school name, address (es), email address(es), phone numbers(s), teacher name(s), and teacher ID(s) and contacts, academic information such as grade point average, class rank and college entrance exam scores, official transcript, current and future enrollment information, involvement in work, employer, job title, school and community activities and personal essays or any other type or documentation required for the scholarship application such as video recording etc. In some cases, personal or household financial information may be requested as well as other information listed under the logged in users 'Profile'. Actual types of information we collect varies depending on the scholarship and Sponsors custom application questions or other award the user is being considered for.

 

If you purchase Scholars.Shop's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

Scholars.Shop may also collect other demographic information, such as your:

 

-       Age

-       Gender

-       Race

-       Religion

-       Political Affiliation

-       Household Income

-       Spoken languages, place of birth, and other information listed in the logged in users 'Profile'

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Scholars.Shop's message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

 

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment and payout bank information when ordering or applying for a scholarship, sending money to a student user and using other services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products/scholarships/donations you have requested from us or another Scholars.shop user. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

 

We may use your information to contact you if we have any questions about your application, to gather more information, to send notifications regarding your application or changes to the site, to send you service related announcements, or for communication necessary to administer a program or provide a service. When you send emails or other communications electronically, we may retain those communications so that we can process your inquiries and improve our services.

Use of your Personal Information

Scholars.Shop collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

 

By submitting an online application through Scholars.Shop, you acknowledge and agree that we may disclose any and all of your personal information (identifiable or not) to the sponsors of the specific programs for which you are applying. We are not responsible for the use and security of the information once it is in the care or control of such third party sponsors. Sponsors may maintain an independent privacy policy with specific terms for applicants to their respective programs. In these cases, the terms contained within these independent policies supersede the terms of this privacy policy. Non-personally identifiable information may be shared as aggregate demographic information to program sponsors.

Scholars.Shop may use third parties to provide certain services on our site. Personal information will only be shared as necessary for these parties to conduct their services. They are prohibited from using data for any other purpose.

Scholars.Shop reserves the right, without notice to you, to disclose personal information as required by law. Scholars.Shop may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Scholars.Shop and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Scholars.Shop does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

Scholars.Shop may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Scholars.Shop, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Scholars.Shop may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Scholars.Shop or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Scholars.Shop; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Scholars.Shop, or the public.

 

Tracking User Behavior

Scholars.Shop may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Scholars.Shop, in order to determine what Scholars.Shop services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Scholars.Shop to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

 

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Scholars.Shop. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Scholars.Shop website.

 

Use of Cookies

The Scholars.Shop website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Scholars.Shop pages, or register with Scholars.Shop site or services, a cookie helps Scholars.Shop to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Scholars.Shop website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Scholars.Shop features that you customized.

 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Scholars.Shop services or websites you visit.

 

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

 

Security of your Personal Information

Scholars.Shop secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Scholars.Shop uses the following methods for this purpose:

 

-       SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

 

Changes to Personally Identifiable Information

If any of your information changes, or if you no longer desire some or all of our services, you may correct or update your information in your profile. If you would like to delete your information and your account you can delete it through the Site or contact Scholars.Shop directly at help@scholars.shop.

 

Children Under Thirteen

Scholars.Shop does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

 

For more information on online privacy protection for children under 13, please visit http://www.coppa.org/coppa.htm.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Scholars.Shop may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Scholars.Shop or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Scholars.Shop, you may opt out of such communications by emailing help@scholars.shop is you would like to unsubscribe from communication.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

 

Business Transactions

In the event we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, it is likely that personal information will be among the assets transferred.

Changes to this Statement

Scholars.Shop reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

 

Contact Information

Scholars.Shop welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Scholars.Shop has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Scholars.Shop at:

Email Address:

help@scholars.shop

 

Effective as of January 15, 2018