Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy
Effective Date: January 1, 2020

 

Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information processed by Propel Scholars Award in the course of our business, as collected from our site and from other websites and offline offerings that we operate for the purpose of scholarship awarding and fundraising. All capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy will have the meanings set forth in the Propel Scholars Award Terms of Use.

Personal Information We Collect

 

When you use our Propel Scholars Award website, we may collect the following categories of personal information:

 

Information You Provide to Us

 

Account Information. When you create an account, we will collect your name and email address. We may also collect your credit or debit card information, address, and phone number. Please note that we use a third-party service provider to collect and process payment card information for donations. Propel Scholars Award does not directly collect or store any payment card information provided to the third-party service provider, but it may receive information associated with your payment card information (e.g., your billing details).

 

Information Contained in Documents. Depending on the Documents you upload to or create with our Propel Scholars Award website, we may collect personal information including, but not limited to, your academic records, personal identification information, family income, filed income taxes, license numbers, items you own or wish to transfer ownership of, financial matters, and personal accounts or account numbers with banks, financial institutions, merchants and vendors.

 

Communications with Us. We may collect personal information from you such as email address, phone number, or mailing address when you request information about our scholarship awarding and fundraising, request additional information, or otherwise communicate with us.

Customer Service and Support. If you call or otherwise interact with Propel Scholars Award’s student support team, we may collect the information you provide to our representatives. In addition, we may record telephone calls between you and our representatives for training and quality assurance purposes.

 

Interactive Features. Propel Scholars Award may offer interactive features such as commenting functionalities, collaboration tools, forums, chat Propel Scholars Award website, and social media pages. Propel Scholars Award and other individuals who use our Propel Scholars Award website may collect the information you submit or make available through these interactive features. Any information shared on the public sections of these channels will be considered “public” and will not be subject to the privacy protections referenced herein. By using these interactive features, you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.

Surveys. We may contact you to participate in surveys. If you decide to participate, you may be asked to provide certain information which may include personal information.

 

Conferences, Trade Shows, and other Events. We may attend conferences, trade shows, and other events where we collect personal information from individuals who interact with or express an interest in Propel Scholars Award and/or the scholarship awarding and fundraising efforts. If you provide us with any information at one of these events, we will use it for the purposes for which it was collected.

 

Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. We may collect personal information from individuals and third parties to assess and pursue potential business opportunities.

 

Job Applications. We may post job openings and opportunities on the Propel Scholars Award website. If you reply to one of these postings by submitting your application, CV and/or cover letter to us, we will collect and process the information contained therein to assess your suitability, aptitude, skills, and qualifications for employment with Propel Scholars Award.

Information We Collect Through Your Use of the Propel Scholars Award website

 

We may collect certain information automatically when you use the Propel Scholars Award website. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, MAC address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, details about your browser, operating system or device, location information (including inferred location based off of your IP address), Internet service provider, pages that you visit before, during and after using the Propel Scholars Award website, information about the links you click, information about how you interact with the Propel Scholars Award website, including the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use the Propel Scholars Award website. Information we collect may be associated with accounts and other devices.

 

Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and Analytics Information. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Propel Scholars Award website, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information through the Propel Scholars Award website. Technologies are essentially small data files placed on your device that allow us and our partners to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our Propel Scholars Award website.

  • Cookies. Cookies are small text files placed in device browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Propel Scholars Award website may not work properly.

  • Pixel Tags/Web Beacons. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded in the Propel Scholars Award website that collects information about engagement on the Propel Scholars Award website. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that a user has visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement. We may also include web beacons in e-mails to understand whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

 

Analytics. We may also use Google Analytics and other service providers to collect and process analytics information on our Propel Scholars Award website. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can opt out of Google’s collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Site by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Information from Other Sources

 

Our Customers. If you use our Propel Scholars Award website on behalf of an organization (e.g., your employer), that organization may provide us with information about you so that we can provision your account.

 

Third Party Propel Scholars Award website and Organizations. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third-party Propel Scholars Award website and other organizations. For example, if you access or use our Propel Scholars Award website through a third-party application, such as a third-party login service, we may collect information about you from that third party that you have made available via your privacy settings.

 

How We Use Your Information

 

We process personal information for a variety of business purposes, including:

 

To provide the Propel Scholars Award website or Information Requested.

  • Fulfill our contract with you or the organization on whose behalf you use the Propel Scholars Award website;

  • Assess the needs of your business to determine suitable products;

  • Manage your information;

  • Process payment card and/or other financial information to facilitate your use of the Propel Scholars Award website;

  • Respond to questions, comments, and other requests;

  • Provide access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Propel Scholars Award website; and

  • Answer requests for customer or technical support.

 

Administrative Purposes.

  • Pursue legitimate interests, such as direct marketing, research and development (including marketing research), network and information security, and fraud prevention;

  • Measure interest and engagement in the Propel Scholars Award website;

  • Develop of new products and Propel Scholars Award website;

  • Improve our products and Propel Scholars Award website;

  • Ensure internal quality control and safety;

  • Verify individual identity;

  • Carry out audits;

  • Communicate with you about activities on the Propel Scholars Award website and changes to our agreements;

  • Prevent and prosecute potentially prohibited or illegal activities;

  • Enforce our agreements; and

  • Comply with our legal obligations.

 

Marketing Our Products and Propel Scholars Award website. We may use personal information to tailor and provide you with content and advertisements. We may provide you with these materials as permitted by applicable law.

 

If you have any questions about our marketing practices or if you would like to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes, you may contact us at any time as set forth below.

 

De-identified and Aggregated Information Use. We may use personal information and other information about you to create de-identified and/or aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, de-identified or aggregated trends, reports, or statistics, or other analyses we create. De-identified and aggregated information is not personal information, and we may use and disclose such information in a number of ways, including research, internal analysis, analytics, and any other legally permissible purposes.

Sharing Content with Friends or Colleagues. Our Propel Scholars Award website may offer various tools and functionalities. For example, we may allow you to provide information about your friends through our referral Propel Scholars Award website. Our referral Propel Scholars Award website may allow you to forward or share certain content with a friend or colleague, such as an email inviting your friend to use our Propel Scholars Award website.

 

Technologies. We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on the Propel Scholars Award website, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies to automatically collect information through the Propel Scholars Award website. Our uses of such Technologies fall into the following general categories:

  • Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Propel Scholars Award website that are required to identify irregular behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functions;

  • Performance Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Propel Scholars Award website, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use the Propel Scholars Award website;

  • Functionality Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Propel Scholars Award website. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Propel Scholars Award website and keeping track of your specified preferences or past pages viewed;

  • Advertising or Targeting Related. We may use first-party or third-party Technologies to develop and deliver content, including ads relevant to your interests, on our Propel Scholars Award website or on third-party sites.

 

Consent. Propel Scholars Award may use personal information for other purposes that are clearly disclosed to you at the time you provide personal information or with your consent.

How We Disclose Your Information

 

Your Organization. If you use our Propel Scholars Award website on behalf of an organization (e.g., your employer), that organization may: (i) access information associated with your use of the Propel Scholars Award website including usage and other data (e.g., who has accessed, shared, amended, created, edited, or deleted Documents), and the contents of the communications and files associated with your account; and (ii) control and administer your account.

 

Service Providers. We may share any personal information we collect about you with our third-party service providers. The types of service providers to whom we entrust personal information include service providers for: (i) the provision of the Propel Scholars Award website; (ii) the provision of information, products, and other Propel Scholars Award website you have requested; (iii) marketing and advertising; (iv) payment processing; (v) customer service activities; and (vi) the provision IT and related Propel Scholars Award website.

Affiliates. We may share personal information with our affiliated entities.

 

Business Partners. We may provide personal information to business partners to provide you with a product or service you have requested. We may also provide personal information to business partners with whom we jointly offer products or Propel Scholars Award website.

 

Interest-Based or Personalized Advertising. Through our Propel Scholars Award website, Propel Scholars Award may allow third-party advertising partners to set Technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, cookie identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other Propel Scholars Award website) for purposes of delivering personalized advertisements to you when you visit third party Propel Scholars Award website within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “personalized advertising.” If you prefer not to share your personal information with third party advertising partners, you may follow the instructions below.

 

APIs and Software Development Kits. We may use third party APIs and software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our Propel Scholars Award website. APIs and SDKs may allow third parties including advertising partners to collect your personal information to provide content that is more relevant to you. For more information about our use of APIs and SDKs, please contact us as set forth below.

 

Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We may access, preserve, and disclose your personal information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (i) comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (ii) protect your, our or others’ rights, property, or safety; (iii) to collect amounts owed to us; (iv) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent financial loss or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (v) if we, in good faith, believe that disclosure is otherwise necessary or advisable.

 

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract.

 

International Data Transfers

 

All information processed by us may be transferred, processed, and stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, the United States and other countries.

 

Your Choices

 

General. You may have the right to object to or opt out of certain uses of your personal information.

Email Communications. If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding products or Propel Scholars Award website you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding us and our Propel Scholars Award website, and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding the Propel Scholars Award website or updates to this Privacy Policy).

 

Technologies and Personalized Advertising. If you would like to opt-out of the Technologies we employ on the Propel Scholars Award website, you may do so by blocking, disabling, or deleting them as your browser or device permits. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, you may opt-out of personalized advertisements on some mobile applications by following the instructions for Android and iOS.

 

The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from advertisers that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, https://www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and www.aboutads.info/choices/.

Please note you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device.

 

“Do Not Track”. Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.

 

Individual Rights in Personal Information

 

For purposes of the Texas Consumer Privacy Act, Propel Scholars Award does not "sell" your personal information.

In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to: (i) request confirmation of whether we are processing your personal information; (ii) obtain access to or a copy of your personal information; (iii) receive an electronic copy of personal information that you have provided to us, or ask us to send that information to another company (the "right of data portability"); (iv) restrict our uses of your personal information; (v) seek correction or amendment of inaccurate, untrue, incomplete, or improperly processed personal information; (vi) withdraw your consent; and (vii) request erasure of personal information held about you by Propel Scholars Award, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth below.

 

We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, Propel Scholars Award will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.

 

To request a copy of the specific pieces of personal information Propel Scholars Award has collected about you over the preceding 12 months, click the "Request Access to your Personal Information link below." You will first need to confirm you are an account holder by entering your account credentials. You will then need to follow the instructions for getting a link to a copy of your personal information. If you are not a Propel Scholars Award account holder, please contact a member of the Propel Scholars Award team at info@propelscholarsaward.org.

 

If you have used Propel Scholars Award's e-filing feature to submit 1099-Misc and W-2 forms please also follow the instructions provided here on how to request a copy of your information through Propel Scholars Award's e-filing parter, Nelco Solutions. These instructions will allow you to access your personal information, even if your account is no longer active.

 

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To request deletion of the personal information Propel Scholars Award has collected about you, click the "Request Deletion of your Personal Information" link below. You will first need to confirm you are an account holder by entering your account credentials. You will then need to follow the instructions for submitting your deletion request. Please note that deletion of your Personal Information will require us to also terminate your existing account. If you are not a Propel Scholars Award account holder, please contact our customer support at ccpa-deletion@Propel Scholars Award.com.

 

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Data Retention

 

We retain the personal information we receive as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our Propel Scholars Award website or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Propel Scholars Award website, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

 

Security of Your Information

 

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we do not accept liability for unauthorized disclosure.

 

By using the Propel Scholars Award website or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Propel Scholars Award website. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by sending a notice through the Propel Scholars Award website or by sending an e-mail to you.

 

Third Party Websites/Applications

 

The Propel Scholars Award website may contain links to other websites/applications and other websites/applications may reference or link to our Propel Scholars Award website. These third-party Propel Scholars Award website are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.

 

Children’s Information

 

The Propel Scholars Award website are not directed to children under 13 (or other age as required by local law), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth below. If we learn that we have collected any child’s personal information in violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such information.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

 

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post a notice of the update on our Site, or as otherwise required by applicable law. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Policy if you continue to use the Propel Scholars Award website after the new Privacy Policy takes effect.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Propel Scholars Award

P.O. Box 703403

Dallas, TX 75370

info@propelscholarsaward.org