As we continue to offer different types of content and services, we may modify our practices from time to time. However, we will treat all personally identifiable information we collect in accordance with the applicable privacy laws in effect at the time the information is collected.
I. The Information We Collect Online
At The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, we do not collect personally identifiable information unless our visitors voluntarily provide it to us. The personally identifiable information we collect are the following: student’s full name, graduation year, mailing address, email address, cell phone number, parent’s contact information, teacher’s contact information, and payment information including credit card number and billing address if applicable. This information is necessary for enrollment in our programs, for nominations of students, and for program information requests. If you do not wish for us to use your data for the foregoing purposes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may decline to submit information to us, in which case, we may not be able to provide certain services to you. The Policy also outlines how you can control the types of communication we send and limit the information we share about you.
When visitors come to our website, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows ’95 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, EarthLink).
II. How We Use Collected Information
We use web site visitors’ personal information (both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable) for the following purposes:
- enrollment in our programs;
- sending program information via regular or electronic mail;
- verifying GPA;
- collecting information on career interests;
- communicating with you to send important program notifications or updates; and
- making decisions for future program planning.
We may also use your information to send you emails about our programs, promotions or services (or those of our affiliates) that we think might be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive the foregoing, please email us at email@example.com with respect to the particular program(s).
III. Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
We only share your information in limited circumstances. Except as provided below with respect to Third Party Service Providers, The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists will never rent, sell or share names of nominees or of minors. The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists may share parents’ personally identifiable and/or non-personally identifiable (i.e., aggregate, anonymous) and/or household information with reputable companies offering products or services we think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish for us to share your information to these reputable companies, or to decline special offers, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists will also disclose information maintained as required by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a specific law enforcement agency’s request.
Third Party Service Providers. We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf, such as payment processors, customer services and support providers, as well as those who assist us in providing advertising services. We may disclose personally identifiable and/or non-personally identifiable (i.e., aggregate, anonymous) information obtained for enrollment purposes to our Third Party Service Providers.
We may share such information with affiliates, trusted technology partners, and third party vendors who generate educational program content, products or services, create nomination and enrollment materials, provide customer service or billing services, consult with parents and teachers, and supervise online forums, message boards, social networks, and blogs. These third parties have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifiable information. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Other than as set out above in the prior two paragraphs, you will receive notice when personally identifiable information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
To safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures.
We are particularly sensitive to visitors’ security concerns regarding the use of credit cards to purchase products over the Internet. We use a technology that automatically encrypts credit card data while information is being transmitted over the Internet, provided that the visitor’s browser supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).
To verify the security of your connection, check the lower right corner of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken or a closed lock, then SSL is active and the server is secure. You may also check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the site address will change from http to https.
VI. Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from any EU residents under the age of 16 without parental consent. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child in the EU under the relevant age without parental consent, we take steps to delete that information.
VII. Review of Information
We retain your information for a period of up to ten years. Please contact us if you would like to do any of the following:
- Access personally identifiable information that our site has collected from you,
- Correct factual errors in such information,
- Request to have this information deleted, or
- Request that we no longer collect or maintain such information.
Please be sure to include your email address and a telephone number where we can reach you. To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the personal information that we collect and maintain.
VIII. Contact Us