Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the SmarterSelect website. On some pages, you submit personal information to subscribe to the SmarterSelect service. The types of personal information collected at these pages are:
Credit/Debit card information
On some pages, you submit personal information to apply for scholarships, grants, forms, applications, etc. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are:
The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order (e.g. credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks).
We use the information you provide about yourself when applying for a scholarship only to complete that application. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that application (e.g. scholarship providers).
We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose via their own Privacy Policies how they use personal information provided to them.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive and to provide updates regarding the service. Such addresses are not shared with outside parties.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Disclosures of Personal Information
In general, it is not SmarterSelect’s practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in two instances.
Firstly, SmarterSelect may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the website. Secondly, we may share personal information with third parties such as the government or other entities when required to by law or as required by court order.
Non-Personal Information That We Collect
When you use the website, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the website, including the web pages you view and the times you view them and information about the browser you are using. We do not link browsing information to the personal information you submit to us; we use this browsing information for internal purposes such as to help understand how the website is being used and to improve it, and for systems administration purposes. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer Internet access provider, your IP address probably varies from session to session.
Our Commitment to Data Security
SmarterSelect has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that SmarterSelect stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
Your Privacy Rights
Rights which you are entitled to are:
Data access rights
Right to restrict processing
Right of Rectification
Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten)
Right to object to processing
Right to withdraw consent; and
Data portability rights
Where you have responded to a scholarship, grant, form, or application using SmarterSelect, you will need to reach out directly to the offering organization to discuss managing, deleting, accessing, restricting access to or otherwise withdrawing consent for use of, the information which you provided to them in your responses. SmarterSelect does not control your application data and, accordingly, is not in a position to directly handle these requests in relation to that data. If you are having difficulties finding this organization, you can contact our Support team.
Where you hold an account with SmarterSelect, you are entitled to a copy of all application data which we hold in relation to your organization. You can access a lot of your data in your own account when you log in. Please contact our Support team should you wish to exercise any of your rights above.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at info@SmarterSelect.com.
June 13, 2018