MYSCHOLARSHIPS.NG, PRIVACY POLICY AND COPYRIGHT POLICY

PRIVACY POLICY

These Terms were last revised on May 18, 2020.

By accessing or using www.scholarships.africa or our mobile application (we use the term “app” to refer to our website and mobile app), you agree and intend to be legally bound by this Privacy Policy, including any changes that may be posted on the app from time to time. You should not use the app if you have any objections to any of these practices or terms.

Information you provide about yourself

When you “sign up” or create an account on the app, you provide us, at a minimum, with your first and last names, email address, phone number, certain information regarding your identity, and interests, and a password. This is information that can be uniquely identified with you or provide access to your account. Also, you may also provide us with additional personally identifiable information through notes that you leave with us. We will keep all of this information private, except as provided in this Privacy Policy.

Information we collect

We keep track of most of the actions you take on the app. Additionally, certain anonymous information may be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies, including cookies.

When you access the app from a computer, mobile phone, or other devices, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.

We may use web tokens and “cookies” (small pieces of code or data we transmit to or store for an extended period of time on your browser, computer, mobile phone, or other devices) to make the app easier to use, to make our communications better, and to protect both you and the app. You can remove or block web tokens and cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use the app.

How we protect information

1. Steps we take to keep your information secure.

. We utilize third-party security infrastructure (website/application hosting, database management, cloud servers) that is consistent with commercially reasonable practices in the United States and the United Kingdom. We have implemented technical and organizational measures that we believe will ensure a level of data security appropriate to the risk and severity of disclosure, taking into account the state of the art in the United States and the United Kingdom, the costs of implementation and the stage of our company, and the nature, scope, context, and purpose of our obtaining and using your information. We provide access security solely by providing you with access to and use of the app through a combination of usernames and passwords. We also may use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit the use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our Terms of Service. But you you should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free.

2. Risks inherent in sharing information

Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on the app, including personally identifiable information, will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the app or that we use or have implemented.

You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.

You understand that the app and your data may be compromised. While the app uses industry-standard systems to support the app, like any technology, the app may fail to function, become inoperative or inaccessible, produce errors, or lose, compromise, corrupt or inaccurately report data. We make no warranties concerning the app or its performance or security.

You understand that the app may experience a security intrusion or data breach. As above, while the app uses industry-standard systems to secure the app and your data, like any technology, the app may experience a security intrusion or data breach.

How we share and use your information

We may utilize the information that does not personally identify you to personalize the app for our users. We do not sell or share your personally identifying information with advertisers. We do not share personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

1. To generate market research,we do not sell or share your personally-identifying information.

However, we may use information that is not personally identifying (so long as it has been disconnected from your unique personally identifiable information) without limitations or restrictions, for any purpose, even after you delete your account. These purposes may include, among others, producing market research reports or providing dashboard database access for third party market research.

2. To offer joint services, we may provide services or offers jointly with other companies or organizations.

We may share your information to facilitate that service or those offers. However, we will identify the partner and present the joint service provider’s privacy policy to you before you use that service.

3. To work with our service providers,we may share your information with service providers who are working with us in connection with the operation of the app.

These service providers may have access to your private and public personally-identifying information only to perform services on our behalf and will be obligated not to disclose it or use it for any other purposes.

4. To manage or promote the service, we use the information we collect (including the information you provide, such as personally identifiable information, the information provided publicly, and passively collected anonymous information) to provide the services and features of the app to you and to administer the app.

This includes to analyze, measure, improve, market, promote and customize the app, as well as to prevent potentially illegal activities, detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse, and to enforce our Terms of Service (using a variety of technological systems). We may also use this information to promote the app and for our business development. Under no circumstance will your personally-identifying information be disclosed by the app for any of these purposes.

5. To contact you, we may contact you with service-related announcements, marketing communications, promotions, and other information.

We may include personally identifiable information and content you see on the app in the communications we send to you. To respond to legal requests and prevent harm We may disclose information under subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms of Service. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts, or other government entities.

Transfer in the event of sale or change of control

If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business or the app changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so that the service can continue to operate. In such a case, your information would remain subject to this privacy policy or a privacy policy that, at a minimum, protects your privacy to an equal degree as this policy.

Rights to content

The content of any information that is not personally identifying to you, such as any suggestions or ideas you provide to us, becomes our property for any use we may determine, without any notice or compensation to the author.

Other requirements

We may use information about you for any other purpose that we determine in our reasonable discretion is necessary or appropriate in connection with the operation of the app, including maintaining, termination, or transferring accounts, enabling or restricting access to accounts or ensuring compliance with our policies or applicable legal requirements. We will share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you or is reasonably necessary for connection with the operation of the app or when legally required to do so.

How you can change or remove information

You may change or remove your profile information at any time through the app. When we delete your account, this means we delete all personally identifying information, but we do NOT delete information that is not personally identifying. By using the app, you agree that we may keep this information permanently. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable on the app and elsewhere to the extent, it has been shared publicly or with others. Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested. We may retain backup copies of removed and deleted information and may use such information for the purposes described in and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Links

These privacy terms of use do not apply to websites linked to/from or using the app or to entities or applications that the app does not own or control. The app is not affiliated with and does not endorse content, items or services of those websites or third parties. When you click on links on the app, you may leave our app. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements. We have no responsibility or liability for the availability of such external websites, or the privacy, use, storage or, transfer of your information or the content, advertising, products, or other materials shared by you or available through such websites.

Report violations

You should report any security violations to us at [email protected]