Privacy Policy

ScholarshipOwl - Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 9, 2018

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Apply Me, Inc. (“Owl” or “we”) respects the privacy of its customers and visitors (“you”) and is committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of your information including your personal data (collectively, “information”). Your “personal data” means data or personally identifiable information that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information for account set-up and billing, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect about you on our website and through other internet-based mechanisms (e.g. email and social media), how we use and disclose such information, and the safeguards we have in place to reduce the risk of unauthorized access and use of such information.

By visiting our website and/or using our services, you accept our privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is also a part of our Terms of Use.

1. Information We Collect

We collect your information as follows:

1.1 Information that You Provide Us. We collect any information you enter on our website or through your use of our services or that you otherwise provide us (via chat, telephone calls, emails, online forms, etc.). This information may include identifying information such as your name, address, phone number, email address and information on services ordered. We may also collect other information from you, such as essays, scholastic information, and information regarding your education and interests, and we may also take your photograph or a video of you. We may ask you to provide your credit card or other financial account information to enable us to charge your account when you purchase products or services from us.

1.2 Information that is Collected Automatically. We automatically collect certain types of information when you interact with us or visit our website. This information may include but is not limited to IP address, location, email address, hardware settings, the browser you used to visit our site, system crashes, time and duration of your connection, run time information about the state of your virtual machine for example: uptime, CPU, network and disk utilization (R/W), etc.

1.3 Cookies. We use cookies and similar technologies such as digital identifiers, log files, web beacons, and plugins (“Cookies”), which store certain information from user devices, for various reasons, such as to keep track of your activities on our website, to recognize return visitors, to track our promotions, and to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction. If you choose to provide personally identifiable information to us, then this information may be linked to data stored in the relevant Cookie. Some third parties that advertise on our website also use Cookies and similar technologies. Please note that this privacy policy does not cover how third parties use their Cookies even when those Cookies are installed due to your visit to our website. You may choose to have your browser reject some or all Cookies.

1.4 Information We May Obtain from Third Party Partners and Social Media. We may receive information, including personal data, about you from Third Party Partners or social media. We may add information provided to us about you from our Third Party Partners or social media to information that we have already collected from you.

Third Party Partners” means third parties, including without limitation scholarship sponsors, scholarship providers, tutoring and essay writers, providers of college placement services, providers of student loans, and data resellers with whom we may receive or share information.

1.5 Opting-Out. You can decide at any time to not provide us with any further information about yourself by sending an email to contact@scholarshipowl.com, putting “Close Account” in the subject line, and closing your account with us and ceasing to visit our website.

1.6 Information About Children. Our website and products and services are not directed to children under the age of 16 years. We will not request personal data from anyone whom we know to be under the age of 16. By using our website and products and services, you represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years old. If we become aware that a person who has registered on the website or purchased our products and services is under the age of 16, we will cancel their account and remove their personal data from our systems.

2. How We Use Your Information

2.1 Use of Your Information. We use your information only for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may directly or indirectly (through our affiliates, subcontractors, representatives, agents, vendors and/or Third Party Partners) use your information (regardless of whether such information is provided by you actively, or collected by us or a third party) to offer and provide our products and services (including by way of example, to create, maintain, secure and close your account with us including your Owl-personalized email address, to identify you as a user in our system, to respond to your communications, to solicit feedback, to send promotional communications such as newsletters, to send upgrades and offers related to our products and services, to improve and develop our products and services, to maintain our website, and to help prevent spam, fraud and abuse), for our processing, marketing and remarketing purposes, for our internal business operations, and for the processing, marketing and other commercialization purposes of our Third Party Partners and other third parties.

2.2 Unsubscribing. You may choose at any time to unsubscribe from receiving our mail and email notifications and our newsletters by sending us an email to unsubscribe@scholarshipowl.com, and from our notifications by land line, mobile phone, cellular phone or text message (including internet-to-phone text message), by revoking your consent through any reasonable means at any time.

3. Disclosure of Your Information

3.1 To whom we disclose your Information, including your Personal Data. We may disclose your information, including your personal data, without your prior written consent, as follows: (i) to our affiliates, subcontractors, representatives, agents, vendors and/or Third Party Partners, including but not limited to scholarship providers and payment processors, in connection with the provision of our products or services to you and for our normal business activities (e.g. data analytics, improving our products or services, developing new products or services), (ii) to our remarketers in connection with remarketing services provided by our remarketers to us, such as targeted advertising on other sites or applications based on your online activity, also known as behavioral advertising, (iii) to Third Party Partners for such Third Party Partners’ processing, marketing and other commercialization purposes, including where applicable further disclosure to other third parties, (iv) where we believe it is required by applicable law, court order, or by a governmental, administrative, or law enforcement authority, (v) to an acquirer of all or part of our company or our business, (vi) where we believe it is necessary in order to protect our safety or rights, or those of a third party, including but not limited to in connection with fraud detection or prevention, or security or technical issues, or (vii) where we believe it is necessary in order to enforce the provisions of this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use or any other agreement between you and us.

We will not disclose your information, including your personal information, to any third party or for any reason except for those listed above (as may be amended from time to time in our sole discretion upon an amendment of this Privacy Policy pursuant to Section 9 below) unless we have received your express written consent to such disclosure.

We may be compensated for information, including personal data, that is disclosed to Third Party Partners or other third parties.

3.2 Third Party Privacy Policies. Upon your information being shared with our affiliate, subcontractor, representative, agent, vendor, remarketer, Third Party Partner or other third party pursuant to Section 3.1 above, we will treat your information according to the terms of our Privacy Policy, and the relevant affiliate, subcontractor, representative, agent, remarketer, Third Party Partner or other third party will treat your information according to the terms of its own privacy policy.

3.3 Third-Party Opting Out. If we have already disclosed your information to any third party, you will need to be in direct contact with that third party in connection with your concern, question, request or demand in connection with such third party’s use or disclosure of your personal information.

If you do not want to have your personal information shared with third parties to promote their products or services, you can opt out by contacting us at contact@scholarshipowl.com. Please include in the email subject line “Sharing Opt Out” and your name in the body of the message.

Third-party remarketers, including Google, AdRoll and Facebook use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Google’s use of advertising Cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads based on visits to our site or other sites on the internet. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Google’s Ads Settings. Alternately, you can opt out of other third-party vendors’ uses of cookies by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) opt out page at http://www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices. To find out more about how Google uses data it collects please visit Google Privacy & Terms.

3.4 Do Not Track Disclosure. Some internet browsers have a “do not track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. Our website is not currently programmed to respond to such signals.

4. Your California Privacy Rights

Under California law, a California resident with whom we have an established relationship has the right to request certain information with respect to any personal information we may have shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, we may provide a cost-free means to opt out of such sharing.

We have decided to provide you with a cost-free means to opt out of such sharing. If you do not want us to disclose your personal information other companies for their marketing purposes, please follow the opt-out procedures set forth in Section 3.3.

5. Information Security

We implement commercially reasonable industry-standard security measures designed to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of your information, including encryption, firewalls, and access controls.

We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software.

Although we make good faith efforts to store your information in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee security. You understand and agree that data and communications, including all information collected through the website and the products and services that we provide, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties at rest or in transit. Your provision of information to us is at your own risk and is subject to the provisions and disclaimers of both this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

6. Inquiries or Complaints

If you have an inquiry or complaint about this Privacy Policy or our information collection practices, please contact us at contact@scholarshipowl.com.

7. Links to Other Sites

Our website contains links to external websites and social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party websites and services. We encourage you to review their privacy policies before submitting your information.

8. Contact Us; Removal

If you would like to contact us in connection with our Privacy Policy, including to request review and/or deletion of your information that is stored on our systems, please send an email to contact@scholarshipowl.com detailing your request. You may also contact us on 800 494 4908 or mail us at Apply Me, Inc., 427 N Tatnall St #91572 Wilmington, Delaware 19801-2230. We may request additional information to verify your identity before providing you with access to your information that is stored on our systems or processing your deletion request.

If you are a minor, you may request that we remove any content you have posted from our website, products services by writing us at contact@scholarshipowl.com.

Please note that any removal process does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, and, unless removal is otherwise required by applicable law, content or information related to your acceptance of a scholarship will not be subject to removal.

9. Updates

From time to time, we may update our Privacy Policy, and your continued use of our website or our products services will signify your express agreement to such updated Privacy Policy. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on our website, and in some cases, in our sole discretion, we may notify you by email.

You agree to accept posting of a revised Privacy Policy electronically on the website as actual notice to you. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy for updates each time you visit the website.

Update History

November 2017

Revised provisions related to California privacy rights; information security; and collection and disclosure of information.

June 2017

Privacy Policy created.

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