Your privacy is important to you, so it’s important to us. While we understand why privacy policies are complicated and include our lawyer’s full version below, we’ve also put together the highlights to make it easy for you to see how we maintain your privacy.
When you join Bold.org, we help you create a personal profile, which we use to customize your Bold.org experience. This means students can see customized scholarships relevant to their interests, and donors can more easily find students aligning with their philanthropic mission.
At times, we’ll work with third parties who help us improve your experience (e.g. fraud protection, or customized emails) as well as technology providers that help us deliver our service. We require they handle your information in compliance with all relevant laws. And, unless we notify you (in plain English) and get your explicit consent, you’ll never receive third party communication related to personal information you give to us.
At Bold, your privacy is a top priority. The information provided below is not just so we can make our lawyers happy, but to show you that we can be trusted with your information. If you are a California resident, please see our to learn more about your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”).
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. This information is collected using the following technologies:
We may also collect personal information from you that includes your name and email address, and such other information as we may require to provide our services. Also, if you contact us, we collect additional information such as your location, and any personal information that you provide in your contact request. In addition, we may receive information about you from other online or offline sources, including third parties from whom we validate consumer self-reported information, and verify information we already have about you. This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records and provide products and services that may be of interest to you.
We use your information to provide our services. Of course, you can opt-out at any time by providing us notice that you want us to delete and no longer use your information.
We also use information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site.
Additionally, Bold participates in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for Bold to generate revenue by advertising and linking to those affiliates’ products or services. When such affiliate relationships exist and there is an opportunity for Bold to be compensated for referring you to the affiliate, Bold will clearly and conspicuously disclose that to you.
We will share your information with scholarship providers, applicable academic institutions, and as otherwise necessary to provide the Bold service to you. By using the Bold service, you acknowledge, confirm, and consent to: (i) Bold’s generation of revenue from its partnerships with scholarship providers, applicable academic institutions, and other third parties who are necessary for Bold to provide its services to you, and (ii) Bold’s use of your information and data on Bold’s platform in order to do so. This includes third party processors (“Sub-processors”) which generally refers to technology vendors that need access to and use of your personal information to give us additional personal data about you, and to perform analytics and other work that we may need to outsource. These Sub-processors are bound by law and/or contract to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. They only process your personal information to provide requested services for us, and only act on our documented instructions.
For example, we use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your information here. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here.
In addition to Google Analytics, we may share your information with other third parties in an aggregated and anonymous manner to assess the overall trends and information about our customers. This information will not contain any of your personal information and is only shared in an aggregated and anonymized manner.
Additionally, if you indicate you are interested in particular educational institutions in your profile or via other means when using Bold’s platform, Bold may share your data with those educational institutions from time to time. If you do not want Bold to share your data with those educational institutions at all, please let us know by contacting email@example.com.
Finally, we may also share your information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
The security of your information is very important. To help protect your information, we maintain reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal information to those employees who need to know that information in order to provide services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services or updates on additional products, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
As a Consumer under the CCPA, you have the following right subject to certain limitations described in the CCPA: (1) to request that we disclose to you what Personal Information we collect, use, disclose and sell, including the right to request that we provide you the specific Personal Information we have collected about you in the prior twelve (12) months (the “Right To Know”), and (2) to ask us to delete your Personal Information (the “Right to Delete”). You can opt-out from our potential sale of your Personal Information as described below (“Do Not Sell My Information”).
The following links are provided as an easy way for you to exercise these rights. Alternatively, you can contact us for more information or to make a request regarding your Personal Information. To ensure that we do not provide or delete your Personal Information in response to a fraudulent request, we will require verification of your identity prior to proceeding with your request. In the event we are unable to verify your identity, we will not be able to proceed with a Right to Know request, and will proceed with a “Do Not Sell My Information” request in response to a Right to Delete request.
We will provide the requested information for no charge up to two times during a 12 month period.
We will also direct our service providers to delete your Personal Information subject to limitations proscribed by the CCPA. This request may be fulfilled by erasing or de-identifying certain information as permitted under the CCPA.
If you wish for us to retain your Personal Information, but do not want us to sell your Personal Information, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com or by mail using the details provided below.
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail using the details provided below:
Effective Date: January 18, 2021.
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