Studentawards Inc. tracks information related to overall user traffic patterns throughout our site in order to make decisions regarding content and services.
Log files are used to track and monitor traffic patterns on our site for maintenance purposes, to enhance usability and to improve overall user experience and site performance.
In order to use studentawards.com services, users are required to complete an online registration form. Studentawards Inc. collects that information for the purpose of informing students, parents, educators and others about opportunities to obtain awards, scholarships, bursaries and other funding and useful goods and services related to schools and education generally. To register, the user is asked to supply certain personal information such as email address, name, and home address. Studentawards Inc. also collects personal information such as postal code, age, gender, academic information, interests and hobbies. This information is required if the user wants to be matched to the awards in the studentawards.com scholarship database.
Notification of New Awards
On an ongoing basis, Studentawards Inc. enters new awards into its database and also updates existing awards. When an existing user matches on a new or updated award, Studentawards Inc. may send an email message or newsletter advising the user to return to the studentawards.com web site to view the new award information. These email messages may also contain messages provided by our sponsors.
Studentawards Inc. periodically provides opportunities for our sponsors to send email messages to our users that are considered by Studentawards Inc. to be relevant and of interest to the students, parents or educators who use our service. No personally identifiable information is released by Studentawards Inc. to our sponsors without the user's consent. Email messages may also invite users to take advantage of various promotions, complete surveys, etc. that also allow our awards search service to be provided free of charge. We gather the email addresses of users who voluntarily opt-in during our registration process. Users may remove themselves from this email list by logging into their studentawards.com account and selecting the appropriate options located in the Account Settings section under My Profile.
Users have the ability to contact Studentawards Inc. and provide us with their comments and feedback. Studentawards Inc. does not retain personal information included in feedback or inquiries for any purpose other than to respond to the user or to use their quotes or comments on our website when given explicit permission to do so.
This site contains links to other sites. Users will be taken to a separate site if they click on one of these links. Studentawards Inc. encourages you to review the privacy statements of the web sites you choose to link to from studentawards.com so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Studentawards Inc. is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on any other web site a user visits.
From time to time, Studentawards Inc. may sponsor sweepstakes, contests or other events that require the collection, processing, and storage of individual contact and demographic information to be used for the event. Studentawards Inc. may also co-sponsor these events along with other companies but the user's individual contact and demographic information will not be released to non-participating organizations without the users’ consent. Studentawards Inc. will require that co-sponsors of such events uphold the privacy and appropriate use of the users’ information.
Use of Information
There are cases where Studentawards Inc. asks for personal information such as name, email address, and birth date. For example, we request personal information when you register for studentawards.com. Studentawards Inc. uses this information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our web site, whether to match users with scholarships, bursary and grant information, to notify users of new awards that have been added to the database, to provide interactive or personalized elements or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. Studentawards Inc. also uses this information to shape our recommendations to sponsors and scholarship providers regarding scholarship, cash awards and offers that might be of interest to our members.
We also use information, which users voluntarily provide, in order to send out electronic newsletters and mailings. Studentawards Inc. assumes that users who have registered with studentawards.com wish to receive at least studentawards.com newsletters and emails regarding scholarships: if you do not wish to receive even these items, we ask that you delete your entire profile from our database. To do so, log into your studentawards.com account and under My Profile, click on Account Settings and select the appropriate option. Users may opt-in on our registration pages if they choose to receive secondary correspondence, including information on new cash award programs. Users may remove themselves from our mailing list for secondary correspondence by changing their Communication Preferences by logging into studentawards.com and selecting the options located in the Account Settings under My Profile.
Studentawards Inc. is able to offer its free services, in part, based on the willingness of our users to be reached by our sponsors. Furthermore, Studentawards Inc. may use your personal information to send you periodic communications, solicit your feedback, and/or provide you with special offers. By allowing Studentawards Inc. to make some of the information they supply to us available to our sponsors, users will receive free information on products and services that may be of interest to them. Sponsors include, but are not limited to, universities, colleges, scholarship providers, financial institutions, market researchers and computer, telecommunication and travel companies. These sponsors typically market products and services that may be of interest to our student members, and they typically include an accompanying offer to purchase. Studentawards Inc. also creates reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for our sponsors; however, these reports do not include any personally identifiable information. This information allows our sponsors to promote more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Studentawards Inc. does not control the practices of our advertisers, sponsors or third party marketers.
Studentawards Inc. also provides members with email notification of online surveys that are conducted periodically, either for internal purposes or on behalf of bona fide third parties. Any personally identifiable information that is submitted by visitors through our online surveys will not be sold or otherwise transferred to an outside company. Our research studies report only aggregate information and never disclose individual personal data, or allow the ability to ascertain information about individuals.
Sharing of Information
Studentawards Inc. uses the information described above to tailor our content and help our advertisers and third party marketers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our services free. We share personally identifiable information with our advertisers and third party marketers only with user consent. Studentawards Inc. collects and shares anonymous demographic information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize Studentawards Inc. content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our users and in no way personally identifies the user.
Studentawards Inc. also participates in affiliate networks and various co-marketing alliances to promote our site. For this purpose, we receive and share information in order to analyze site traffic and pattern information so we can evaluate the effectiveness of these programs.
Studentawards Inc. recognizes the privacy concerns of its members who choose to participate in our online surveys. Our research studies report only aggregate information and never disclose individual personal data, or allow the ability to ascertain information about individuals.
Studentawards Inc. offers users the ability to correct or change the information collected on our site. Users simply need to login to studentawards.com and click on "My Profile" under the "My Dashboard" navigation link. The original information will be visible and users may now edit any information they wish. Once the changes are made, users must press the “SUBMIT” button to save their changes and update the database. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems or who have any questions about how our services work can contact us here.
Users may unsubscribe to any of services at any time, or delete their user profile in its entirety by logging into their studentawards.com account and selecting the appropriate option located in the Account Settings under My Profile.
Changes to Policy
In order to login to studentawards.com and access Studentawards Inc. services, you are required to have a combination of password and email address. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. Do not share it. These unique identifiers are used to protect your personal information and ensure the security of your mailbox. It is important that you remember your login information.
The security of personal information is a high priority at studentawards.com. We maintain this Web site and all associated data with technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, misuse, modification and improper disclosure. We use timed-tokens to further enhance user security. All underlying machines and firewalls at network access points have restricted access. While no computer system can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard, we provide reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect our Web site and its information.
Studentawards Inc. maintains all files containing personally identifiable information in company owned computer systems, housed in a secure location.