Privacy Policy

Commitment to Privacy
We at The Dr. Alex Lechin Scholarship Program are committed to protecting the privacy of our applicants. We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal information.This policy identifies what personal information is collected by this website and the organization and how the information may be used.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?
We collect your personal information when you fill out the scholarship application form. The personal information required to be completed on the form includes your name, telephone number, address and email address. Additional personal information may be collected in subsequent
communications with one of the scholarship operators, but only such additional personal information that is required in order to process the scholarship.

How Do We Secure Your Information?
We are committed to protecting your personal information with the appropriate security measures, physical safeguards and electronic precautions. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you apply for the scholarship. Access to personal information will be authorized only for the employees who need to know this information in order to perform their respective job duties and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

We make the effort to train our employees and make them aware of the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal information. Our employees are required to maintain confidentiality and may not use the information for any unauthorized purpose. Only our employees with a business need to know, or whose duties reasonably so require, are granted access to your personal information. We use a secure server which stores all personal information. All supplied sensitive information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and we keep the information confidential.

Cookies
The Program does not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it voluntarily and knowingly. You can visit the Program website without telling the organization who you are or revealing any personal information. The Program may collect nonspecific, non-personal information for the purpose of analyzing website traffic and improving content. Most browsers allow the user to deny or accept the cookie feature.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties our scholarship application lists or personal information. In certain circumstances, we may be required to provide personal information to third parties for legal or regulatory purposes.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We, therefore, will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Website is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent
Consent is required for the collection of personal information and the subsequent use or disclosure of this information. In order for us to receive personal information from you and allow us to consider you a candidate for the scholarship, your consent to allow us to use that personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy will be obtained before the submission of such personal information.

Providing us with your personal information is always your choice. You will be authorizing us to use and retain this personal information for as long as it may be required for the purposes pertaining to the scholarship application, awarding of the scholarship and news articles related to the award winners. Your consent remains valid even after the scholarship has been awarded unless you provide us with written notice that such consent is withdrawn. By withdrawing your consent, or not providing it in the first place, you prevent us from being able to include you with the scholarship selection process or awarding of the scholarship.

You may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. This policy does not cover statistical data from which the identity of individuals cannot be determined. We retain the right to use and disclose statistical data as we determine appropriate.

This website includes links to external websites. These links are provided for additional information on related topics or for educational purposes only. These links do not fall under the control of the Program and the Program is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. The Program makes no representations or warranties with respect to any linked website. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We may from time to time change or update this Privacy Policy as new services and uses are added or laws change. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective when notice of such change is posted on our website. Please check this Privacy Policy regularly for updates.