Online Privacy and Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 1, 2019

Dorrance Scholarship Programs, LLC (“DSP,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) recognizes the importance of protecting personal information collected from you online. We are committed to taking reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of your information in accordance with this Online Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Our policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard information we collect online. This policy does not apply to information collected offline.

Personal Information From Minors

If you are less than 18 years old, you must obtain your parent or guardian’s consent before you submit any personal information about yourself through our website or online application process. We do not collect personal information from children under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 is allowed to submit personal information to us online.

How We Collect Information 

DSP may collect personal information from you in the following ways: (1) directly from your input online, such as through our scholarship application software; and (2) automatically through our website technologies including tracking online, such as by web cookies (which are small text files created by websites that are stored on your computer).

Information We Collect

The types of personal information that DSP collects from you may include:

  • Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number
  • Information you provide in connection with the online scholarship application process such as:
    • Transcripts
    • Test scores
    • Student aid reports
    • Information about your extracurricular activities
    • Employment and volunteer service information
    • Information about your family
    • Demographic information
  • Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses used to connect your computer to the internet
  • Tracking codes such as cookies
  • Usernames and passwords

Third Party Websites

DSP’s website may include links to other third-party websites. In using such links, please be aware that each third-party website is subject to its own privacy and data protection policies and is not covered by our Online Privacy and Cookies Policy.

Web Cookies

As is true of most websites, we may gather certain information automatically. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site. DSP and its partners may use cookies and similar technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather information about our user base as a whole.

You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website. The latest versions of internet browsers provide cookie management tools, such as the ability to delete or reject cookies. We recommend that you refer to information supplied by browser providers for more specific information, including how to use these tools. For additional information on cookies and online tracking visit: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0042-online-tracking.

Use of Your Information

Information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: 

  • To evaluate scholarship applications;
  • To improve our scholarship program operation and offerings;
  • To improve our website; and
  • To send periodic emails.

Protecting Your Information

We will use appropriate physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your data. Access to your personal data will be restricted to only those who need to know that information. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of maintaining the confidentiality and security of your information.

Sharing Your Information

DSP does not sell or rent personal information to others. We do not provide personal information to third-parties, except as follows:

  • Where you have provided consent to share the information; and
  • Where DSP is required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities and government agencies, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; to comply with a subpoena or other legal process; or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights.

Changes to our Privacy Policy 

Please note that DSP’s Online Privacy and Cookies Policy is reviewed periodically. We will update the policy with the changes and revise the “last updated” date posted at the top of this policy. Any updates to the policy will be effective on the date of posting. Your use of the DSP website following an update means that you accept the updated Online Privacy and Cookies Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contacting Us 

You can contact DSP at dorrance@dorrancescholarship.org and (480) 405-2410 if you have any questions. Please use “Privacy Policy Question” in the subject line if you submit questions about this policy via email.