ARKANSAS SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Last modified: March 9, 2016
There are a number of ways you can use our website: to search for and share information; to opt-in to our mailing lists, to make donations, and to register or apply for programs and services.
Information we collect
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like what information and advertisements interest you most, to which Single Parent Scholarship Fund affiliate is nearest you.
We collect information in the following ways:
Information you give us. Some of our services may require you to sign up for an account (like our scholarship application or PayPal donation transaction). When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, social security number, and credit card information.
Information we get from your use of our services. We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you watch a video on our website, visit a website that uses our advertisements, or view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:
- Device information. We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number).
- Log information. When you use our services or view content provided by ASPSF, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes details of how you used our service, such as your search queries.
- IP address. This includes device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
- Cookies. This information may uniquely identify your browser or your account.
- Location information. When you use ASPSF services, we may collect and process information about your actual location using your IP address.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage and application data caches.
Cookies and similar technologies
We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit an ASPSF service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with our advertisements or content that may appear on other sites.
We use Google Analytics to analyze the traffic to our websites and social media channels. When used in conjunction with other advertising services, this information can be linked with information about your visits to multiple sites.
ASPSF uses Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick services. In addition to complying with the terms above, we comply with Google’s policy requirements.
These services allow us to reach people who previously visited our websites. The features of Google’s services are similarly used to reach people who are likely to have an interest in ASPSF advertising based on their personal Internet activity. Google and its vendors display ASPSF ads across the internet to IP addresses that have visited our websites.
Google’s DoubleClick service uses ASPSF ads to collect analytical data for planning purposes. The service does not collect personally identifiable information.
- Changing your preferences in Google's Ads Settings,
ASPSF does not use or associate personally identifiable information with marketing lists, cookies, data feeds, or other anonymous identifiers. Furthermore, we does not use or associate targeting information, such as demographics or location, with any personally identifiable information collected from ads or the landing pages of such ads. ASPSF does not share any personally identifiable information with Google through its remarketing tags or any product data feeds which might be associated with its ads, nor does it send Google precise location information without obtaining your consent.
How we use information we collect
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect ASPSF and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant information.
When you contact ASPSF, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We use information collected from cookies and other technologies to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. One of the products we use to do this on our own services is Google Analytics.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can opt out of certain mailing lists. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that some of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your location to route you to your nearest Single Parent Scholarship Fund.
Information you share
Some of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it can often be indexed by search engines.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
Information we share
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of ASPSF unless one of the following circumstances applies:
- With your consent. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of ASPSF when we have your consent to do so. We require your consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
- For legal reasons. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of ASPSF if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
- enforce applicable policies, including investigation of potential violations,
- detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues,
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of ASPSF, our users or the public as required or permitted by law
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We work hard to protect ASPSF and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
- We encrypt some of our services using SSL
- We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to ASPSF employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities