Privacy Policy

Scholarship America, the administrator of the Families of Freedom Scholarship program, is committed to responsible information handling practices. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself, but sometimes we need information to provide services that you request. This privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. By visiting our Web site, you consent to the information practices described in this policy. Below are listed the answers to questions you may have.

What information does Scholarship America collect and how is the information used?

We may obtain personally identifiable information about you ONLY if you elect to give us that information. Types of personally identifiable information we ask you to provide may include the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Zip code
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address

This information will never be shared with any third party, unless you give us explicit permission to do so. In addition, like most Web sites, Scholarship America's Web sites do automatically collect some information: your computer and browser type, and the date, time and pages visited. This is anonymous information that does not identify you personally, and is never shared outside Scholarship America.

How does Scholarship America SECURE my personal information?

We are committed to properly securing the information we collect online. To help us accomplish this, we take the following steps:

  • We employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties;
  • We train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures;
  • We physically secure the areas where we hold hard copies of the information we collect online;
  • We regularly back up the information we collect online to insure against loss;
  • We use technical controls to secure the information we collect online as appropriate, including firewalls and password protections; Scholarship America utilizes digital certificates issued by VeriSign, an established signer of digital certificates.
  • We periodically test our security procedures to ensure personnel and technical compliance.

Will this Privacy Policy CHANGE?

Because our Web sites and businesses will continue to implement new technologies and improve the services and features we provide, this policy is subject to change. If there are changes or additions to this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here or in other formats we deem acceptable, so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it and what choices you have.

Please Note:
These are Scholarship America’s information privacy and security policies. For policies specific to your college or university, please consult the appropriate school Web site.