Respecting the privacy of the visitors using our site is a major priority for Scholar Smarts. The following statements will help you understand how Scholar Smarts collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide to us on our site.
Types of information we collect
The types of information that may be collected on any of KCS’s Site include:
(1) Personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis (voluntary registration)
(2) Site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our site
(3) Site usage information tied to your personal information
Visitors to any site may knowingly choose to register to participate in a Scholar Smarts Program (including applying or preparing to apply for a scholarship offered by Scholar Smarts) or to receive further promotional material from Scholar Smarts about it and/or its programs. When so registering for events, visitors may be asked to voluntarily provide their name, email address, telephone number, work address and other pertinent information. Visitors may also indicate topics of interest, which will assist us in tailoring our content to your needs. Visitors who supply information will be included in our general contact database which we will use to send emails and other communications consistent with our charitable purpose.
You may have your name removed from any of our emailing lists at any time, by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of every email. If you do not wish to receive publications from Scholar Smarts, please send an email to email@example.com or call Scholar Smarts at (816) 774-1262.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, on-site bookmarks, onsite subscriptions, clickstream data, and site navigation history. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather information about our user base as a whole. Scholar Smarts may collect this non-personal information even if you are not registered on any of the site.
We may also link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. This information is tied to personally identifiable information to provide you with feedback about your experiences on the site and to provide you with information that you may find interesting or informative. Scholar Smarts may also link this information to a particular individual or combine it with personal information if Scholar Smarts has determined that it needs to identify a user because of safety or security issues or to comply with legal requirements. We do not share this automatically collected data with third parties except those that provide direct services to us to facilitate the upkeep of and services provided through the site.
To enable us to offer you the best possible experience when you visit Scholar Smarts' site and to offer continually updated information, we assign you a unique identification number stored in a file on your computer called a “cookie.” Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser – but not you – to our computers whenever you interact and browse a Scholar Smarts site.
The cookies automatically gather certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to Scholar Smarts' site and areas visited on the site. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our customers use parts of our site, so we can improve our site to ensure that they are appealing to as many people as possible.
When you sign up to receive information or mailings from Scholar Smarts site, we use clear gifs, web beacons or other such e-mail tracking devices to measure the activity of the e-mail, including your clicking on a link within an e-mail and your forwarding of the e-mail. This information is tied to your e-mail address when stored.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Scholar Smarts reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information to respond to a subpoena, court order or other legal process, to defend Scholar Smarts against legal claims, or if Scholar Smarts determines it is necessary to investigate or take action in connection with activities that Scholar Smarts suspects are illegal, threaten the safety of any person or are in violation of these terms.