This policy went into effect on August 9, 2010.
It was last modified on August 9, 2013.
Our Commitment to Transparency
We are committed to providing the information you need to make informed choices about the ways you use this Site. This Policy describes the personal information we collect when you use this Site, for example, by submitting a story about assistance the Trust has provided to you or by inquiring about your eligibility for assistance. It also describes how we use the personal information you share with us and some of the steps we take to protect your privacy.
In this Policy, “personal information” means information about an identified or identifiable individual. Examples of personal information include your name, your e-mail address, and your photograph.
If you have any questions about this Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us by e-mail at Sue.email@example.com or by phone at 651.293.2392.
Your Consent to This Policy
Please take a few minutes to review this Policy. By accessing or using this Site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY, PLEASE EXIT AND DO NOT USE THIS SITE.
This Policy May Change
As we add new features and functionality to this Site, we may need to update or revise this Policy. We reserve the right to do so, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on this Site. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on this Site. They will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised version. Your use of this Site following any such change constitutes your consent to the terms of the revised Policy. For this reason, it is important to review this Policy regularly. If we modify this Policy, we will provide a notice at the top of this Policy for at least thirty days after the new effective date.
This Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by privacy notices (“Privacy Notices”) provided at the time we collect your personal information. For example, certain pages of this Site may contain Privacy Notices providing details about the personal information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information. Our Privacy Notices are part of this Policy.
Privacy requirements vary from country to country. To meet these requirements we may include certain “country-specific notices” as part of this Policy. If any of the terms of a country-specific notice are different than the general terms of this Policy, the terms of the country-specific notice will supplement or amend this Policy, but only to the extent that the laws of that country apply to the collection of personal information through this Site.
When you sign up to use a special feature of this Site, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing your use of the special feature. In such cases, you may be asked to expressly consent to the special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked “I agree.” This type of agreement is known as a “click-through” agreement. If any of the terms of the click-through agreement are different than the terms of this Policy, the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by the “click-through agreement.”
What Personal Information Do We Collect When You Use This Site?
Information You Provide. We collect the personal information you knowingly provide (using your mouse and keyboard) when you use this Site. The information we collect depends on how you use this Site. For example:
- If you submit a story through this Site about how you have been assisted by the Trust, we collect the information you include in your story.
- If you contact us through this Site or via e-mail to inquire about your eligibility for assistance or about how you can help someone else get assistance, we collect the information you include in your inquiry.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings.
This information does not identify you personally. Generally, we use this information to improve this Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. In most cases, we do not link the information sent by your browser to information that identifies you personally. However, we may review our server logs—which contain visitors’ IP addresses—for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we may share our server logs with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Cookies and Similar Technologies. We use “cookies” and other Web technologies to collect information and support certain features of this Site. For example, we may use these technologies to
- collect information about the ways visitors use this Site—which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
- to support the features and functionality of this Site—for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database; and
- to personalize your experience when you use this Site.
Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you personally.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this Site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit this Site, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of this Site.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
Generally. We use the personal information we collect through this Site:
- to provide the information and services you request;
- to provide you with a personalized experience and effective customer service when you use this Site;
- to contact you with information and notices related to your use of this Site;
- for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
- to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;
- to better understand your needs and interests;
- to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Site;
- to improve our products and services;
- to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
- for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice, Country-Specific Notice, or other agreement between you and us.
With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?
Trust administrator. We share information you submit through this Site with the Trust administrator. The Trust administrator may need information about you to perform his/her job duties. For example, the Trust administrator’s responsibilities include responding to questions you may have about your eligibility for assistance. The Trust administrator also reviews stories you submit about financial assistance you or someone you know has received from the Trust. The Trust administrator is required by contract to keep your personal information confidential and may use it only in connection with his/her job duties.
Review Committee, Trustees, and Scholarship America. Certain information you submit through this Site may be shared with the application review committee, trustees, and/or Scholarship America, which evaluates applications for academic assistance on behalf of the Trust. For example, if you submit a story about financial assistance you or someone you know has received from the Trust, the Trust administrator may share that story with the trustees.
Although most applications for assistance must be submitted offline (and thus are not governed by this Policy), please note that redacted versions of those applications are shared with the review committee and the trustees. In addition, applications for academic assistance can be completed online (via a Scholarship America web page framed within this Site). Those applications (and the personal information they contain) are received and reviewed directly by Scholarship America. Scholarship American may share some of the personal information contained in those applications with the Trust.
Service Providers. We may share personal information collected through this Site with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as Web design or hosting services).
Business Transfers. Your personal information may be transferred to successor organization if, for example, we transfer the ownership or operation of this Site to another organization or if we merge with another organization. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.
As Described in a Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.
As Described in a Country-Specific Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Country-Specific Notice posted on the Web page where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Country-Specific Notice.
As Described in a Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.
In addition, if you receive financial assistance from the Trust we may include your name and/or photograph in a listing of award recipients on this Site, which is accessible to the general public. Likewise, if you submit a story about how the Trust has helped you or someone you know, the Trust administrator and the trustees may decide to post that story (and any personal information it contains) on this Site.
In General. We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. Therefore, we may ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information.
Previously Expressed Preferences. You may change previously expressed preferences regarding how we use and share your personal information. If at any time you wish to be taken off our mailing lists, please contact us by e-mail at Sue.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 651.293.2392. Please provide your full name, postal address and e-mail address so that we can find you on our mailing lists. Please give us a reasonable amount of time to honor your request.
How Can You Access, Update or Correct Your Personal Information?
If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please contact us by e-mail at Sue.email@example.com or by phone at 651.293.2392. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and, in any case, within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.
How Do We Protect Personal Information? We take reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information we collect. Although we use reasonable measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases.
Links to and from Other Web Sites
This Site may provide links to other Web sites operated by third parties. Because we have no control over third-party Web sites, we are not responsible for the availability of those Web sites and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such Web sites. The Trust shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such Web sites. This Policy does not apply to your use of third-party Web sites; your use of such Web sites is subject to the terms and policies of the owner of such Web sites.
Children Under the Age of Thirteen
We are proud of this Site and we strive to ensure that it does not offend people of any age. However, this Site is not intended for children or minors under the age of thirteen years without the permission of a parent or guardian. If you believe that a child has submitted personal information on or through this Site without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact us by e-mail at Sue.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 651.293.2392 so that we can take appropriate action.
Information for Visitors Accessing this Site from Outside the United States
The Trust is a U.S. entity headquartered in the United States. This Site is currently hosted on servers located in the United States, although we reserve the right to relocate this Site to other servers elsewhere in the world. Your personal information may be stored on servers located within the United States or in another country. In addition, we may transfer your personal information to our service providers and others located in the United States or another country for the purposes described in this Policy. Different countries have different privacy laws and requirements, and some provide less legal protection for your personal information than others. Please know, however, that no matter where your personal information is collected, used, transferred or stored, if it was collected through this Policy, it will be protected by the terms of this Policy and any Privacy Notices, Country-Specific Notices or other agreements that apply to you.
BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN OR TO THE UNITED STATES OR TO ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF THIS POLICY
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy, please contact us by telephone, e-mail, fax or postal mail:
Ida C. Koran Trust
c/o Ecolab Inc.
370 Wabasha St N
St. Paul, MN 55102