Protecting the Personal Information of our Users
Who we are
We appreciate user privacy and are devoted to keeping their personal information private on our scholarship website. Our privacy statement describes the types of personal data we collect, how we use it, and the security measures we employ. By using our website, you accept that your personal information may be collected and used in accordance with this policy.
Types of Personal Information CollectedOur guests may provide us with a range of personal information, such as their names, email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, and demographic information. Personal information is gathered when users register for an account, apply for a scholarship, or engage in surveys and campaigns. The browser and device used to access our website, the websites visited, and the actions made on those websites may all be recorded.
Personal information about our users is used for a variety of purposes, including operating our scholarship programs, communicating with users about their applications and rewards, and improving their online experience. We may also use the information for marketing and advertising purposes, such as sending email newsletters or special promotions. We may also share personal information to third-party service providers so that they may perform services for us such as data analysis or marketing.
Data Security Steps
We have undertaken several efforts to protect our users’ privacy and personal information. This includes employing secure servers, encrypting sensitive data, and regularly scanning our systems for security flaws. In the unusual event of a data breach, we will immediately notify impacted users and take the appropriate actions to mitigate any potential harm.
Preservation of Personal Data
We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws. To protect our users’ privacy, the data is then securely destroyed or anonymized.
Personal Information Access
Visitors of our website may always see, amend, or delete their personal information. Users can exercise these rights by logging in to their accounts on our website or by contacting us using the information provided in this policy.
When visitors leave comments on our site, we gather the information supplied in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and the user agent string from their browser to help us stop spam.
If you wish to contribute images to the website, avoid uploading photos with integrated location data (EXIF GPS). Website visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you post a comment on our website, you have the option of saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. You may use them whenever you want to avoid having to input your information again when you submit another comment. You have one year to complete these cookies.
When you visit our login page, we’ll briefly place a cookie on your computer to see if your browser allows cookies. This cookie, which contains no personal information, is removed when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will additionally establish a number of cookies to save your login information and screen display settings. Screen settings cookies have a one-year expiration date, whereas login cookies have a two days expiration date.
If you select “Remember Me,” your login will be persistent for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the cookies associated with your login will be removed.
If you change or publish an article, your browser will record a new cookie. This cookie includes no personal information and just holds the post ID of the article you just changed. It expires after a day.
Embedded content from other websites
The articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). When the content of another website is integrated, it behaves just as if the user had visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
The comment you leave, as well as any linked metadata, is preserved in perpetuity. This enables us to discover and approve any further comments without holding them in a moderation queue.
We also save the personal information that users provide into their user profiles when they register with our website (if any). Each user can access, amend, and delete their personal data at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also read and change the information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on our website or have posted comments, you have the right to get a copy of any personal data we hold about you, including any information you have provided us. You can also request that we erase any personal information we have on file for you. This does not include any data that we are compelled to keep for administrative, legal, or security reasons.
Where your data is sent
A service that automatically detects spam may be used to review visitor comments.