Last Modified: February 2024
The Sensory-Cognitive Foundation for Learning (“Foundation” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website thescfoundation.org (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
- On this Website.
- In E-mail, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.
- Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this Website, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this Website.
- When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.
Children Under the Age of 18
We are concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet and our Website. Our Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may use the Website unsupervised or provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, E-mail address, or any screen name or user name you may use unless under the supervision of a parent or guardian. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
California, European Union, or UK residents may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see Rights Applicable to California European Union and UK Residents more information.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:
- by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, E-mail address, telephone number, and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”);
- that is about you but individually does not identify you; and/or
- about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.
We collect this information:
- Directly from you when you provide it to us.
- Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
Information You Provide to Us
As part of the nature of our business, we use the information provided by you to accept donations and to extend scholarships and grants in furtherance of our educational and charitable purpose. This often entails collecting sensitive information about students that are potential scholarship and grant recipients. We use this information solely for the purposes of assessing needs and providing services.
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:
- Information can include first and last name, E-mail address, date of birth, financial information including tax returns, current and past medical treatment, current and past cognitive therapies, and names of medical or educational professionals involved in current or past treatment/therapies.
- Records and copies of your correspondence (including E-mail addresses), if you contact us.
- Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
- Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). For more information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on this Website, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
- Speed up your searches.
- Recognize you when you return to our Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
- Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
- Web Beacons. Pages of our Website and our E-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Foundation, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an E-mail and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that you provide to us.
How We Use Your Information
We will only collect, use, and share your personal information where we are satisfied that we have a lawful basis to do this. We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
- Personal information will solely be used to determine scholarship eligibility and will not be used for any commercial purpose or sold to third parties.
- To present our Website and its contents to you.
- To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
- To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
- To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
- To notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website.
- In any other way, we may describe when you provide the information.
- For any other purpose with your consent.
In most cases, the provision of your personal information is not required by a statutory or contractual obligation. However, the provision of personal information will be necessary in order to enter into a contract with the Foundation or to receive our services. In situations where the provision of your personal information is necessary, not providing your personal information may likely result in you not receiving the services requested. Unless otherwise specified, not providing your personal information will not result in legal consequences to you.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
Protection of Your Information
We are committed to protecting the security and integrity of personal information, and we use procedures and technology designed for this purpose. For example:
- We limit employee access to personal information to those who have a business reason to know this information.
- We maintain policies and procedures covering the physical security of workplaces and records.
- We use technological means (such as backup files, virus detection software, firewalls, and other computer software and hardware) to protect against unauthorized access or alterations to personal information.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. We contract with service providers to maintain and manage information about our donors and our applicants and recipients in order to fulfill contractual obligations and to communicate with you in accordance with your wishes. We carefully choose service providers that we use to store and process your information including, but not limited to, Google (G Suite). We do not authorize any of these service providers to make any other use of your information.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
While we employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users, inside and outside the Foundation, perfect security does not exist on the Internet. As the security of information depends in part on the security of the device you use to communicate with us and the security you use to protect user usernames and passwords, please take appropriate measures to protect this information. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Disclosure of Your Information
- To our subsidiaries and affiliates. The Foundation may share your personal information or information about your child with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (a California Corporation). You have the right to revoke any given consent for these entities to share your information at any time by emailing email@example.com. Your preference as to whether the Foundation and Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes may share information about your child has no bearing on the status of your application or the likelihood of being accepted.
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
- To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Foundation’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Foundation about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
- With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
- If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Foundation, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. As a rule, we will obtain your consent prior to sending promotional materials. If you no longer wish to receive promotional information from us, or if you do not want us to use your information to enhance your online experience, you may OPT OUT of receiving our promotional communications by simply following the Unsubscribe or Preference Center link at the bottom of our emails and updating your cookie settings. We will maintain your information in our “do not contact” list to ensure that we can honor your request. Please note that it may take up to 30 days to process your opt out request, during which time you may continue to receive communications from the Foundation.
If selected for a scholarship, the Foundation may seek your authorization to take and share photos, pictures, and/or videos of your child, which may include your permission to use this material for promotional purposes. You can update your consent at any time by E-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
California, European Union and UK residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Rights Applicable to California, European Union and UK Residents for more information.
Links to Other Websites
Our Website may contain links to other sites. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information or the privacy policies or practices of these websites. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used. You should review those policies before providing any personal information. The Foundation is not responsible for the content or practices of any linked websites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience and information of Website users.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an E-mail at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
California, European Union and UK residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please Rights Applicable to California, European Union and UK Residents for more information.
Storage of Your Information
Personal information will be retained as long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected e.g. as necessary to provide the services requested. Once our contractual relationship with you comes to an end or in case of the service recipient, following the termination of the contractual relationship for which your personal information was processed, we will delete the personal information unless statutory retention requirements apply e.g. for taxation purposes or in order to fulfil regulatory requirements. We retain your contact details and interests in our services for a longer period of time if we are allowed to send you promotional communications. We also retain your personal information if needed to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.
In the unfortunate event we become aware of any unauthorized access or use of personal information stored by us as a result of actions taken by the Foundation or any outside party, we will report this to the appropriate authorities, as required by law. We have an incident response plan that is always followed and might result in the direct notification to any individual whose personal information is involved in the incident. The exact steps taken to report and notify of any such event are always guided by paid, third party, legal services. If you become aware of any unauthorized use or access of your personal information as a result of our data practices, please notify us immediately using any of the methods of communication identified in this policy.
Rights Applicable to California, European Union and UK Residents
Right of Access
You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal information concerning you, or (for parents / guardians) the Service User, is being processed, and where that is the case, to request access to the personal information. The accessed information includes – among others – the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal information concerned, and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information have been or will be disclosed. You have the right to obtain a copy of the personal information undergoing processing. For further copies requested by you, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs
Right to Rectify and Complete Personal Information
You can request the rectification of inaccurate data and the completion of incomplete data. We will inform relevant third parties to whom we have transferred your data about the rectification and completion if we are legally obliged to do so.
Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten)
You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal information concerning you in limited circumstances where:
- it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected;
- you have withdrawn your consent (where the data processing was based on consent);
- following a successful right to object;
- it has been processed unlawfully; or
- the data has to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation to which the Foundation is subject. We are not required to comply with your request to erase personal information if the processing of your personal information is necessary for:
1) compliance with a legal obligation; or
2) the establishment exercise or defense of legal claims.
Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request restrictions to the processing of your personal information. In this case, the respective data will be marked and can only be processed by us for certain purposes. This right can only be exercised where:
- the accuracy of your personal information is contested, to allow us to verify its accuracy;
- the processing is unlawful, but you do not want the personal information erased;
- it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, but you still need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or you have exercised the right to object, and verification of overriding grounds is pending. We can continue to use your personal information following a request for restriction, where
1) we have your consent;
2) to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
3) to protect the rights of another natural or legal person.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive the personal information concerning you, or (in relation to parents/guardians) the Service User, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another entity without hindrance from us, but in each case only where:
- the processing is based on your consent or on the performance of a contract with you; and
- the processing is carried out by automated means.
Right to Object
You have a right to object at any time to the processing of your personal information which has our legitimate interests as its lawful basis. If you raise an objection, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate interests which override your rights and freedoms. The right to object does not exist, in particular, if the processing of your personal information is necessary to take steps prior to entering into a contract or to perform a contract already concluded.
Right to Object to How We Use Your Personal Information for Direct Marketing Purposes
You can request that we change the manner in which we contact you for marketing purposes. You can request that we not transfer your personal information to unaffiliated third parties for the purposes of direct marketing or any other purposes.
Right to Withdraw Consent
If you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal information, or (as a parent/guardian) the information of a Service User, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to Obtain a Copy of Personal Information Safeguards for Transfer of Data Outside Your Jurisdiction
If you are a resident or citizen of the EU or UK (as applicable), you can ask to obtain a copy of, or reference to, the safeguards under which your personal information is transferred outside the EU or the UK (as applicable). We may redact data transfer agreements to protect commercial terms.
Right to Lodge a Complaint With Your Local Data Protection Authority
If you have concerns about how we process your personal information, you have a right, at any time, to lodge a complaint with your local data protection supervisory authority (i.e. your place of habitual residence, place or work or place of alleged infringement).
We ask that you please attempt to resolve any issue with us first, although you have a right to contact your supervisory authority at any time. If you have any questions or concerns, or wish to exercise your privacy rights, please call us at (805) 541-6383 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
The Sensory-Cognitive Foundation for Learning
Attn: Privacy Matters Team
416 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401