Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 1, 2017

This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected on AmericanScholarships.com (the “Site”), which is operated by Cappex.com, LLC("Cappex").

 

1. GENERAL STATEMENT

Cappex respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. This Privacy Policy explains our information collection and sharing practices with respect to the Site, as well as how you can limit our sharing your information.

In general, we may share the personal information you provide on the Site (“Your Information”) with (a) colleges and universities interested in recruiting students who reside outside the United States and (b) marketing partners who provide services that may be useful to students who reside outside the United States. We also share Your Information with vendors (for example, our web hosting provider) as needed to assist Cappex with business operations, but they are contractually required to keep Your Information confidential. 

We’ve tried to make this Privacy Policy as simple as possible. You should read the rest of it for more detail on how we treat Your Information.

 

2. TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

As shown in the form you will have encountered on the Site, we collect Your Information to allow us to gauge demand for United States colleges and universities amongst the international student population, such as name, email address, country of residence, academic interests and test scores.

Collection of Information from Children – The Site is intended for general audiences and are not directed to children under the age of 13. Cappex follows United States law regarding youth privacy and will not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13.  If you are aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, please email us at privacy@cappex.com to have the account deleted. 

 

3. HOW WE USE AND SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Your Information is used primarily to help Cappex gauge the demand amongst international students to attend colleges and universities in the United States.  However, we may also share Your Information with colleges and universities interested in recruiting students who reside outside the United States and willing to offer scholarships to those students.  We may also share Your Information with marketing partners who offer services that may be of benefit to you.

Third Party Vendors- Cappex uses third party vendors to perform operational functions related to the Site. Some of these vendors (e.g., email vendors or hosting providers) may have access to Your Information, but only as necessary to provide services to Cappex.  Cappex has agreements in place with these vendors requiring them to keep Your Information confidential and use reasonable data security measures to protect it.

Links to Other Sites - This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. While the Site may link to other third party web sites, information you may provide on a linked site once you leave the Site is not controlled by Cappex and is not controlled by this Privacy Policy.  You should consult the privacy policy of any linked sites before providing your information to those sites.

Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures - Cappex will release Your Information if required by law, for example, if we receive a subpoena or otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires us to release Your Information.

Do Not Track ("DNT") Signals - Web browsers offer you an option to send “Do Not Track” signals to web sites you visit. Cappex does not respond to DNT Signals, as it does not track you when you leave the Site.

Sale or Merger - If Cappex sells any part of its business, Cappex may transfer Your Information to its successor, regardless of your opt-out status. 

 

4. OPT-OUT / DELETION OF YOUR INFORMATION

Once you have submitted Your Information, if you wish to delete Your Information from our records and/or opt-out of having Your Information shared in the manner described above, please contact us at support@cappex.com.

 

5. USE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, Your Information will be transferred to the United States. By using the Site or by providing us with Your Information, you consent to this transfer.

 

6. OUR DATA SECURITY PROCEDURES

Cappex has reasonable security measures in place to keep Your Information safe from unauthorized access. However, no method of information transfer over the Internet is 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the security of Your Information during its transmission or storage in our systems. Vendors and contractors who perform operational services for the Site and have access to Your Information are required to keep it confidential.

If you have any questions about security issues, please e-mail us at privacy@cappex.com, and we will try to answer your questions.

 

7. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY / QUESTIONS

Changes to the Privacy Policy - Cappex may update this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to users other than posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. After posting such amended Privacy Policy, Your Information will be subject to the terms of the amended Privacy Policy. Please visit this page periodically so that you will be apprised of any changes.

Your privacy is important to Cappex. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at privacy@cappex.com.

Alternatively, you may contact us at:
 

Chief Privacy Officer

Cappex.com, LLC

311 S. Wacker Drive

Suite 5900

Chicago, IL 60606