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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated: November 14, 2023

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting scholarsmade.com. When you use our website or our services in any way, you are consenting to the collection, use, and dissemination of personal information by scholarsmade.com. This privacy and policy page provides an overview of those policies and practices.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of any personal information that you share with us in any way. Please take your time to carefully read through this privacy policy if you want more information about the ways in which we collect, use, and manage the personal information you provide.

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Who we are

Our website address is https://scholarsmade.com.

Interpretation and Definitions

Interpretation

The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.

Definitions

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

Information We Collect |Who we share your data with

When you voluntarily offer us personal information, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other relevant details, we may be able to acquire it. Examples of this type of information include your name, postal address, phone number, and email address. We collect this information so that we can provide various services pertaining to scholarships, including but not limited to scholarship applications, updates, and correspondence.

Non-Personal Information

In addition, we may collect information that cannot be used to identify you, such as how you interact with our website or how you make use of our website. Your Internet Protocol address, browser type, operating system, URLs of sites that referred you here, and possibly other pieces of technical information could be included here. This information is collected for the purposes of conducting aggregate demographic research, analyzing trends, and website administration.

Use of Information

Personal Information

We put the personal information we collect about you to use for the following purposes: to provide and continue to improve the services we offer in connection with scholarships.

while we are processing your submissions, we would like to connect with you to discuss your scholarship applications.

To keep you updated with relevant news, newsletters, and data regarding awards and opportunities related to them.
To respond to any inquiries you may have and to provide support.

Non-Personal Information

Website management, statistical analysis, and service improvement all make use of data that is not personally identifiable. It’s possible that marketers or third-party service providers will receive this information in an aggregated form, but they won’t be able to identify you personally.

Third-Party Advertising

Please be aware that scholarsmade.com or one of our other Web advertising partners may be the party responsible for delivering advertisements to users of this website. Our partners in online advertising may place cookies on your device. When the ad server sends you an online advertisement or notice, these cookies make it possible for it to detect the device that it is being sent from.

Ad servers can collect information about your location or the location of others who are using your computer, view their adverts, and track which ads are clicked on in this way. With the help of this information, an advertising network is able to send you tailored advertisements that they think would be of the most interest to you (the user). This privacy statement addresses how cookies are used on the scholarsmade.com website; however, it does not address how cookies are used by any advertising on the website.

Information from Third-Party Social Media Services

The Company allows You to create an account and log in to use the Service through the following Third-party Social Media Services:

If You decide to register through or otherwise grant us access to a Third-Party Social Media Service, We may collect Personal data that is already associated with Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account, such as Your name, Your email address, Your activities or Your contact list associated with that account.

You may also have the option of sharing additional information with the Company through Your Third-Party Social Media Service’s account. If You choose to provide such information and Personal Data, during registration or otherwise, You are giving the Company permission to use, share, and store it in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

Functionality Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information

Unless otherwise specified in this privacy statement, scholarsmade.com will not reveal any personally identifiable information to any third party, unless we have reason to think that the disclosure at that time is both legally required and of the utmost importance.

To comply with legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena (Court Order of Appearance), search warrant, or other legal process received by scholarsmade.com, regardless of whether the applicable legislation requires a response or not.

For the purpose of enforcing the Conditions of Use Agreement found on scholarsmade.com or protecting our legal rights.

And safeguard the well-being of people who utilize the service as well as the general public.

scholarsmade.com reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to such information as a result of the sale of scholarsmade.com or substantially all of its assets to such successor in interest. This right is only exercised in the event that scholarsmade.com sells substantially all of its assets to such a successor in interest.

Log Files

Scholarsmade.com employs a typical log file approach. When people visit websites, these files record their activities. This is something that all hosting companies conduct as part of their analytics. Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and perhaps the number of clicks are among the data gathered by log files. These are not linked to any personally identifiable information. The information is used to analyze trends, operate the site, track users’ movements on the website, and gather demographic statistics.

Comments

When users leave comments on our website, we collect the information that they provide in the comments form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string from their browser in order to help prevent spam.

In order to determine whether or not you are utilizing the Gravatar service, the company may generate an encrypted string, commonly known as a hash, from your email address. You can see the policy statement that pertains to the Gravatar service by visiting https://automattic.com/privacy/. Your user profile picture will be displayed next to your comment once it has been reviewed and approved by the moderators.

Media

If you intend to post the images to the website, you should avoid uploading them with embedded position data (also known as EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website have the ability to download and extract any location data from the images shown on the website.

Cookies

Whenever you post a remark on our website, you will be given the option to have your name, email address, and website saved in cookies, but you are not required to do so. These have been made available to you as a courtesy so that you won’t have to keep entering your details every time you make a new comment on the site. These cookies have a one-year shelf life once they are baked.

If you visit our login page, we will momentarily store a cookie in order to determine whether or not your browser supports cookies. This cookie will be removed from your computer after you shut your browser, and it will not contain any personally identifiable information.

When you log in, we will also generate a number of cookies in order to preserve the details of your login as well as your preferences regarding how the screen is shown. Unlike login cookies, which are only valid for two days, screen option cookies are good for an entire year. If you select “Remember Me” during the login process, your account will be valid for another two weeks. After you log out of your account, the cookies that were used for your login will be removed and erased.

When you make changes to an article or publish it, a new cookie will be created and stored in your browser. This cookie does not include any personally identifiable information; all it contains is the post ID of the article you have just changed. After a day, it is no longer available.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

How do we use cookies?

Types of Cookies we use

Manage cookie preferences

Cookie Settings

You can change your cookie preferences any time by clicking the above button. This will let you revisit the cookie consent banner and change your preferences or withdraw your consent right away.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. Listed below are the links to the support documents on how to manage and delete cookies from the major web browsers.

Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-in/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox?redirectslug=delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored&redirectlocale=en-US

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer-bca9446f-d873-78de-77ba-d42645fa52fc

If you are using any other web browser, please visit your browser’s official support documents.

Information Sharing and Disclosure:

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Delete Your Personal Data

You have the right to delete or request that We assist in deleting the Personal Data that We have collected about You.

Our Service may give You the ability to delete certain information about You from within the Service.

You may update, amend, or delete Your information at any time by signing in to Your Account, if you have one, and visiting the account settings section that allows you to manage Your personal information. You may also contact Us to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that You have provided to Us.

Please note, however, that We may need to retain certain information when we have a legal obligation or lawful basis to do so.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Legal Requirements:

We might disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law or if we are asked to do so in response to a valid legal request, such as an order from a court or an investigation by the government.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

Service Providers

We could invite reputable third-party service providers located outside of our organization to carry out a variety of duties on our behalf. It is necessary of these service providers that they maintain the confidentiality and security of your information, and that they only use the information to which they have access in order to carry out the responsibilities that have been given to them.

CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

According to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), individuals residing in California possess certain rights, including the entitlement to request that a firm, which gathers personal data of customers, disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data it has gathered about those consumers.

Kindly solicit the deletion of any personal data pertaining to the consumer that has been amassed by the business.

Kindly request that a commercial entity engaged in the sale of personal data refrain from engaging in the sale of said data pertaining to the consumer.

Upon submission of a request, a period of one month is allotted for our response. If individuals desire to exercise any of these rights, they are kindly requested to contact our organization.

GDPR Data Protection Rights

We aim to ensure that you possess comprehensive knowledge regarding your rights pertaining to data protection. Each user is granted the following entitlements:

The right to access refers to the entitlement to obtain or retrieve information, resources, or services. Individuals possess the entitlement to solicit duplicates of their personal data. A nominal fee may be imposed for the provision of this service.

The right to rectification entails the ability to request the correction of any information that you deem to be erroneous. Furthermore, individuals possess the entitlement to request that we fulfil any information they perceive as missing.

The right to erasure, often known as the right to be forgotten, grants individuals the authority to request the deletion of their personal data from a data controller, subject to specific criteria.

Individuals possess the entitlement to request the imposition of limitations on the processing of their personal data, subject to specific circumstances.

Individuals possess the entitlement to express their objection towards the processing of their personal data, subject to specific circumstances.

The individual possesses the entitlement to data portability, wherein they may seek the transfer of their gathered data to another entity or themselves, subject to specific restrictions.

Upon submission of a request, a period of one month is allotted for our response. If individuals desire to exercise any of these rights, it is requested that they contact our organization.

Business Transfers

Your personal information may be shared with a third party in the event that we merge with another company, are acquired by another company, or sell all or part of our assets. If there is ever a change in the company’s ownership or the method in which your personal information is used, you will be notified by email or by a notice that is shown prominently on our website.

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Security of Personal Data

Data Security We make adequate efforts to protect your personal information from being accessed, altered, disclosed, or destroyed by unauthorized parties. This includes preventing unauthorized parties from accessing, altering, disclosing, or destroying the information. On the other hand, we are unable to provide a guarantee of perfect safety because there is no foolproof method for electronically transmitting or storing information over the Internet.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

There is a possibility that our website will contain links to websites operated by third parties that are not managed or controlled by us. In most cases, we are not the ones responsible for determining the privacy policies or the content of websites like these. Studying the privacy rules of such third-party websites is something we strongly recommend you do before providing any personal information to them.

Web push notifications

The latest information and updates to our websites are distributed via web push notifications.

When you visit our website, you will see a permission request that will be handled by your browser and your device. In order for you to take benefit of this free service that is given by our push provider, you will first need to subscribe by clicking on the request.

Additionally, all navigation data that we may need to collect, store, and use to run this service and deliver relevant messages is held on Wonder-Push servers in an anonymous form for a reasonable period of ninety (90) days and is not to be shared with any third parties outside of Wonder-Push.

This information is kept for a period of time that is appropriate and is not to be shared with any third parties outside of Wonder-Push. Please be aware that in regard to the push notification service, we do not store any personally identifying information about you or your device. This includes your IP address.

If you no longer wish to receive our online push notifications, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.

Learn how to manage your web push subscription with https://scholarsmade.com/, as well as how to delete any data that is associated with it, by reading the following.

(You can unsubscribe from web push notifications by going to this link: https://docs.wonderpush.com/docs/manage-your-data)

Children’s Privacy:

Our website is not available to users younger than 13 years old, so please do not try to access it. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children who are younger than 13 years old. If we find out that we have collected personal information from a child who is younger than 13, we will immediately destroy that information and follow the processes that are necessary to do so.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

Changes to this Privacy and Policy

It is possible that our privacy and policy guidelines will be updated on occasion to take into account internal process changes or shifts in the legal landscape. If there are any substantial changes, we will make sure that you are aware of them by publishing the updated policy on our website.

If you continue to use our website and services after any modifications have been made to the Privacy & Policy, it will be considered that you have accepted those modifications and agree to abide by the amended policy. These assumptions will be made regardless of whether or not you have read the new policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy or policy, please feel free to send them to us:

The most recent update was on September 25th, 2023.

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