Privacy Policy

The Stewardship Foundation, Inc., including its successors, and assigns (collectively, the "Foundation", "we", "us", etc.), respects the privacy of visitors and users of http://www.stewardshipforkids.org (the "Site"). Because the Foundation knows you care about how we use information about you, and because we want to demonstrate our commitment to privacy, we have disclosed our Privacy Policy for the Site (the "Privacy Policy") on this page. By using the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. These practices may be changed, but we will post any such changes and these changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward basis. You are encouraged to review the Privacy Policy whenever you visit the Site to make sure that you understand how we will use any personal information you provide to us. Note: The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy are for this Site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

No Information Is Collected Automatically

The Foundation does not automatically collect information about your use of the Site and does not employ "cookies" to collect or store any information about visitors to the Site.

Personal Information

We do not require registration or submission of a visitor's name, address, or any other personally-identifying information ("Personal Information") to obtain access to the Site. We will only collect Personal Information about a student or visitor to the Site when voluntarily submitted in the following instances:

Financial and Other Information

Students. No information is asked of a student upon visiting the Site. Only in reviewing a student's application will the Foundation ask a student (or his or her college's or university's financial aid office) for certain financial information to determine the applicant's eligibility for a scholarship from the Foundation. Such information is viewed only by the staff and board of trustees of the Foundation.

Donors. Visitors to the Site may donate to the Foundation by calling or emailing the Foundation or can have an online donation authorized and processed by following the link to Click and Pledge by visiting the following page: Online Donation Page

HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

Personal Information

Applicants. When a student submits Personal Information to the Foundation through the application process, we keep all such Personal Information confidential and only the Foundation staff and the board of trustees view such Personal Information in order to evaluate the student's eligibility and for consideration in the scholarship selection process. The foregoing notwithstanding, we may disclosure your Personal Information as follows: (a) to seek verification from third party resources and governmental agencies to ensure the accuracy of the information provided by the applicant, and (b) if you receive a scholarship, your name, photo and other agreed upon Personal Information that you voluntarily share may be included on our Site at www.stewardshipforkids.org/grantees.htm.

Other Uses. When you provide the Foundation with your Personal Information in order to join the mailing list, we store and use such information for informational, marketing, and promotional or administrative purposes related to the Foundation.

If you elect to follow the Foundation on Twitter, you agree to the terms of use as identified by Twitter. The information you provide will be used to contact you with respect to any tweets or updates on Twitter about the Foundation. You can make such request to follow us on Twitter by visiting our Site at www.stewardshipforkids.org/contact.htm which will send you to an external site at http://twitter.com/StewardshipKids.

If you donate to the Foundation, we will identify you or your organization or business at www.stewardshipforkids.org/sponsors.htm, unless you expressly request of our staff or a member of the board of trustees that you would rather keep your identity or that of your business or organization anonymous.

If you participate in any outreach or fundraising activities of the Foundation, your name and/or a photo or video of you may be included on our Site at www.stewardshipforkids.org/media.htm, unless you expressly request of our staff or a member of the board of trustees that you would rather keep your identity anonymous or have such image removed.

We may also disclose Personal Information to third parties if we believe that disclosing it is necessary to protect the rights or property of the Foundation or anyone else or if we believe in good faith that the law requires it. Finally, we may transfer your Personal Information to successors of our business assets. Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise stated at the time Personal Information is gathered, we will not provide it to third parties. For example, we will not sell your email address or other information to third party mass marketers.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

For convenience, the Site may allow links to various other sites not owned or controlled by anyone at the Foundation, including, but not limited to, such websites controlled by Twitter and Google Checkout, but we assume no responsibility for the privacy and other information practices of other websites you are able to access through the Site. Links to other sites do not necessarily mean that we are affiliated with or endorse the linked sites, so please read their terms of use and privacy policies very carefully. However, we may have agreements with such linked sites. Any information you submit to such third-party, including Personal Information, will be used and stored by such third-party and subject to their technology, security features, and policy guidelines. We cannot be responsible for unauthorized access to your Personal information by computer hackers or by others who have obtained illegal or unauthorized access.

SECURITY

We contract with a third party to maintain and host the Site. Therefore, any information you submit, including Personal Information, will be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by this third-party host. We believe that we and our host provider have implemented technology, security features, and policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your Personal Information from unauthorized access or improper use. Nevertheless, we cannot be responsible for unauthorized access to the Site or information by computer hackers or by others who have obtained illegal or unauthorized access. The importance of security for Personal Information is of utmost concern to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us online, and you do so at your own risk.

ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POLICY

By using the Site, you signify your assent to our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. If you use the Site after we post any changes to this Privacy Policy, you will be deemed to have agreed to and accepted the changes.

CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION; OPTING OUT

To remove or change your contact information or other Personal Information, to not receive future mailings or other communications, as well as for all other inquiries, please contact us at info@stewardshipforkids.org or call (203) 918-3725. All of our email newsletters contain an UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of the email. Look for the words like: "Click here to remove your email address" and click on that link. You will be taken to a confirmation page where you simply click "Yes" to be removed from the applicable list. Note: You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove from our system each and every record of the Personal Information you may have provided us. The need to back-up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personal Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. However, we promise that promptly after receiving your request, all Personal Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed, or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as reasonably practicable.

REVISIONS TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

Because laws and the conditions of our organization change from time to time, our Privacy Policy may also change. So please visit our Site often to see any recent changes.

OUR CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or about the Foundation in general, please contact us at: The Stewardship Foundation, Inc. @ The Grove 71 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06510 Tele: (203) 918-3725 Fax: (203) 548-9833 Email: info@stewardshipforkids.org