Scholar Box goes to great lengths to respect and protect your privacy. We promise that we will not share your contact information to a college, university, sponsor or advertiser without your express permission. We also promise that we will take all reasonable precautions to prevent your personal data from being accessed by unauthorized individuals.
Types of Information We Collect
Information is collected from our users at several different points during visits to Scholar Box
Registration - A user must register in order to use this site. During the registration process, a user is required to provide certain information, such as name, address, e-mail address, a password, date of birth, gender, country of citizenship, educational background, grades, and extracurricular activities. In addition, a user may choose to provide other information, such as intended major, career objectives, hobbies and other interests. This information may be updated and amended at any time after the initial registration. Scholar Box encourages its users to provide these fields of information so that users may maximize the effectiveness of our scholarship search and matching services.
Collection of Information from Children - Scholar Box abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, Scholar Box will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of thirteen (13) years.
Referring Friends - You can choose to let others know about Scholar Box through our referral feature. If you choose to use this feature, we will ask you for that person's name and e-mail address and Scholar Box will send him or her one or more e-mails inviting him or her to visit Scholar Box to learn more about our services. Scholar Box stores their contact information for the sole purpose of sending these e-mails.
High School Counselors Monitoring - Your high school counselors will have access to monitor your account. Only counselors at the high school that you indicated you attend will have access to monitor your account. We have verified Counselors to ensure that they are employed the high school you have selected. Scholar Box will share the details of your profile with them. This information includes the personally identifiable data such as name, scholarships you have viewed, scholarships you have applied for, and scholarships you have received and other information you have provided to us or that we have collected.
Cookies and Web Site Information - We use "cookie" technology and web server logs to collect information about how our web site is used by you. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by your web browser on your hard drive. The cookies allow our web servers to recognize the computer used by you to access our websites. Cookies allow you to move from page to page on the website, by remembering the information about the entire session. Information gathered through cookies and by our web server logs may include the date and time of visits, your IP address, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information may be appended to your personal information provided by you to us to help us provide you with better service and information. It also may be collected on an aggregate basis, and shared with or collected by third-party Web analytics services to help Scholar Box understand our users' aggregated Web site usage patterns and related trends.
Information gathered through cookies and by our web server logs may include the date and time of visits, your IP address, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information may be appended to your personal information provided by you to us to help us provide you with better service and information. It also may be collected on an aggregate basis, and shared with or collected by third-party Web analytics services to help Scholar Box understand our users' aggregated Web site usage patterns and related trends.
User Communications - When you send email or other communications to Scholar Box, we may retain those communications in order to process, respond or improve our services.
Use of Information
The information you supply to Scholar Box enables us to provide the scholarship search and matching services which you select by matching your background to the requirements and/or preferred student backgrounds of scholarships. Under no circumstances will we share any of your personally identifiable information with colleges, universities, sponsor or advertiser without your consent.
In addition, Scholar Box uses your information in order to customize our site to your interests and enhance your overall experience. Scholar Box uses various methods to recognize you, including requesting your e-mail address and password before accessing our site. Once Scholar Box recognizes you, pages, and other content is customized for you so that you can see what interests you the most. In addition, as described above, Scholar Box utilizes passive information to learn more about how you interact with our site. This passive information may be combined with your other information for purposes such as testing and improving your experience at our site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as content and Web analytics partners. This aggregate passive information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
Third Party Scholarship Applications - At various other points during your visit to Scholar Box, you may be asked to provide information about yourself. Participation in surveys, contests or scholarships or the use of other services which require the input of additional information is completely voluntary on your part, and you have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features of our site. Contact information will be used to process entries, send promotional material, notify the winners and award prizes.
Please be sure to consult the official rules of any contest or sweepstakes you enter on Scholar Box as specific data collection and usage practices may vary by contest or sweepstakes.
Sharing of Information
Scholarship Administrators - If you applied for a scholarship on Scholar Box, your profile information may be shared with a third-party scholarship administrator to select scholarship recipients. If you are selected as a scholarship winner, a third-party scholarship administrator will contact you directly to verify your profile information, including but not necessarily limited to obtaining copies of academic transcripts, proof of financial need if required, or any other documentation Scholar Box or the scholarship administrator requires to award the scholarship and disburse funds to your college or university.
Facebook Connect: We allow users to link their Facebook account to Scholar Box. Users can then post recent activity on Scholar Box back to their Facebook account. You will be prompted to decide whether or not your activity on Scholar Box will be shared and disclosed on your Facebook account. Use of this feature is entirely optional.
Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures - Scholar Box reserves the right to release personal information if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.
Sale or Merger - In the event that Scholar Box sells, assigns or transfers some or all of its business to a successor or acquirer, Scholar Box may sell, assign or transfer all of your information, regardless of your opt status, to such successor or acquirer.
Scholar Box has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information you provide to us or that we collect. You are the only user authorized to update your profile, unless you provide your password information to another party. We will assume that anyone who has the required login information and password for your account is you, so please keep this information confidential. Parents, guardians and counselors with whom you permit to have access to your account will have their own login information and password, and will not be permitted to alter your information or authorize the release of your information.
Scholar Box helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the servers where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, are bound by confidentiality and our security procedures are reviewed and revised periodically.
If you have any questions about security issues at our site, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to answer your questions.
Updating Your Information
You can update your personal information by clicking on the "My Account" link on the Scholar Box site, or by following the instructions included in any e-mail message you receive from Scholar Box. Users who are experiencing problems with updating their information should contact us at email@example.com, and we will try to resolve your problems.
Your privacy is important to Scholar Box. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Alternatively, you may contact us at:
90 West 800 North
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Updated: November 1, 2012