Privacy Policy

Purpose and Scope

Education First is committed to protecting your privacy online. This privacy policy explains the information we may collect through your use of this website, and how we use, share, and protect that information.

Collection of Personal Information

Collection of Personal Information

  • If you are a scholarship applicant, the personal information we collect from you includes your name, address, email address, date of birth, photograph, phone number, background, and biographical information.
  • If you are a scholarship recipient, we may in addition collect your college or university student identification number.
  • If you are a donor, the personal information we collect from you includes your name and email address, and the information our third party payment processors collect from you includes your credit card information and billing address.

In addition, we may collect information about your visit to our website, such the type of device you use, your device’s unique identifier, the IP address of your device, your operating system, the type of internet browser that you use, usage information, diagnostic information, browsing information, session summary information, and location information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices on which you access our website.

By submitting your personal information through this website, you give your consent to our collection, use, and sharing of information as described in this privacy policy.

Use of Personal Information

Generally speaking, we use personal information in two ways.

First, we use the personal information you have provided to us to fulfill your requests. If you are a scholarship applicant or recipient, we use your personal information in processing and reviewing your application or processing your scholarship. If you are a donor, we use your personal information to process your donation. We also use your personal information to communicate with you.

Second, we use your personal information to improve our website and services.

Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties

We do not sell, trade, transfer, lease, or rent any personal information to any third party except as authorized by you or as disclosed in this privacy policy.

We do, however, share personal information with third parties in the following ways:

  • We share personal information with companies that provide services on our behalf, such as payment processing, website hosting, email services, and data analytics. These companies are obligated to protect your personal information. Network for Good, for example, processes credit card payments for visitors to our website donating to Education First. Network for Good’s privacy policy is available here. Cause4Action processes credit card payments for individuals who donate to Education First through our fundraising auctions. Cause4Action’s privacy policy is available here. We also use Google Analytics to collect information on the use of our website for the purpose of improving the website and enhancing the visitor experience. Google Analytics’ terms of service and privacy policy are available here and here. We use Ninja Gig to collect volunteer applications. Ninja Gig’s privacy policy is available here.
  • We share personal information with volunteers who review scholarship applications. We require these volunteers to protect your personal information.
  • We share limited personal information – the names and email addresses of students who have applied for scholarships – with these students’ high school counselors and administrators.
  • We share limited personal information with colleges and universities for the purposes of verifying information relating to students who have applied for or received scholarships.
  • We partner with College Forward, a nonprofit organization, to provide college mentoring services to our scholarship recipients who choose to enroll in the program. When students enroll, we share information with College Forward. College Forward’s privacy policy is available here.
  • We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to respond to a subpoena, court order, search warrant, or other legal process, to defend Education First against legal claims, or for other reasons that we determine in good faith are necessary or appropriate.
  • Education First may transfer personal information to its successors or assigns, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.

Cookies

We use “cookies,” small text files that a website can use to recognize repeat users, to facilitate ongoing access to and use of our website, and to allow us to track usage and collect aggregate data in order to improve our website. Our third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, may also use cookies.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you believe that we might have collected any personal information from a child under 13, please contact us using the Contact Us section below.

Security

We use reasonable precautions, such as firewalls and encryption, to host and maintain this website in a secure manner and to safeguard it from unauthorized access. No transmission through the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure, however.

Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other sites. This privacy policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of these or any other third parties.

"Do Not Track"

Some browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. We do not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals.

Access, Correct or Delete Personal Information

If you would like to correct or delete your personal information, or you would like to know what personal information we possess, please contact us using the Contact Us section below. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

Effective Date of Policy

The effective date of this privacy policy is May 25, 2018.

Changes to This Policy

We may amend this privacy policy at any time by posting the amended version on this website. Your continued use of our website or services after the effective date of the revised privacy policy means that you accept the revised privacy policy.

Contact Us

We strive to ensure that your visit to our website is a satisfactory one and that your privacy is respected. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our privacy policy, please email us at info@educationfirst.org, telephone us at (509) 356-1739, or mail us at Education First, 4701 SW Admiral Way, Suite 149, Seattle, WA 98116.