How We Collect Your Information Information
We Collect Directly from You
We collect information you provide directly to us (“Personal Information”). For example, we collect information when you fill out a scholarship or fellowship application, submit a recommendation about a candidate, request customer support and otherwise communicate with us.
The type of Personal Information we may collect from you includes:
• Contact information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number;
• Application information, such as your date of birth, education history (including the high school you attend), transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, and language(s) spoken; and
• Optional categories of information, if you choose to provide them, including educational and career objectives, general health information, hobbies, and other personal information (e.g., photographs, race, ethnicity, gender identification, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, and disabilities).
Information We Collect Automatically About Your Use of our Website
We may automatically collect information about you when you access and use our website (“Non-personal information”), including:
• Log Information: We may collect log information about your use of our website, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, search terms entered and the page you visited before navigating to our website.
• Device Information: We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our website, including the hardware model, operating system and version, and unique device identifiers.
• Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We may use different technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our website and your experience, see which areas and features of our website are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our website or in our emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our services. For example, if someone submits a letter of recommendation about you, we collect that information and combine it with the information we collect directly from you.
Collection of Information from Children
Our services are not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us at the email address below.
How We Use Your Information
We use your information to facilitate your application processes and generally provide, maintain, and improve our services. We may also use your information to:
• Evaluate applications for fellowships or scholarship programs;
• Connecting individuals with mentors or other financial, educational, or legal resources to support their academic and career needs;
• To contact you (including, to respond to your comments, questions, and customer service requests);
• Send marketing communications about products, services, offers, and events offered by or in collaboration with Youth Justice Alliance, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you (unless applicable law requires us to obtain your consent, in which case we will do so). You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time (see “Your Choices” below for details);
• Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our services;
• Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected; and
• Generate aggregate statistical studies and conduct research ourselves or jointly with others related to our products and services and the use of our website.
We may also use your information in other ways, if you consent to those uses.
How We Share Your Information
• With service providers, vendors, and consultants that perform services on our behalf, such as customer service and marketing support;
• With social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and others who may contact you relating to our services;
• When you submit a fellowship or scholarship application, we share information about you with the relevant fellowship program or committee to facilitate the application process and enable the program or committee to communicate directly with you;
• To comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, protect and defend Youth Justice Alliance’s rights and property, protect the safety of our users and/or the public, and protect against legal liability;
• In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another entity;
• Between and among Youth Justice Alliance’s current and future parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and other entities under common control and ownership; and
• With your consent and at your direction. We also share aggregated or de-identified data that does not identify you personally (such as information about youthjusticealliance.org traffic patterns).
Your email address will be used only by the Youth Justice Alliance, its affiliates, and its vendors performing or offering services on Youth Justice Alliance’s behalf. Youth Justice Alliance does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the Youth Justice Alliance, nor does it share email addresses to unrelated third-parties or affiliates.
Third Party Advertising and Analytics
Managing Your Information
We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Information. If you are a user of our services, you can request to review, and if necessary, update and correct your information by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below. Typically, we retain your Personal Information as described in the “Data Retention” section below. Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Information. All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below. We can decide to delete your Personal Information if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties. When we delete your Personal Information, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if the Youth Justice Alliance determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.
You can manage your email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.
If you opt out of receiving such communications, note that we may continue to send you non-promotional emails (such as application submission confirmation emails or emails about changes to our legal terms and policies).
Our retention periods for personal data are based on our business needs and legal requirements. We retain personal data for as long as is necessary for the processing purpose(s) for which the data was collected, and any other permissible, related purpose. We may also retain certain transaction details and correspondence until the time limit for claims arising from the transaction has expired. Generally, electronic data for all Youth Justice Alliance applicants will be held for a period of 5 years from the date last collected from the Youth Justice Alliance. Paper records are retained for one year and will either be converted to electronic data or destroyed.
Links to Other Websites
Youth Justice Alliance wants you to be aware that when you click on links that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to these third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Youth Justice Alliance cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties.
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