Last updated August 2, 2021
Propel does not knowingly collect or solicit information online from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to make donations. If we learn that we have collected personal information from anyone under the age of 13, we will delete that information.
We also comply with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) and other privacy regulations as they apply to student data.
Information We Collect
3.1 Information From Applicants. If you apply to be a program participant, we will collect information related to your selection to the Propel program. The information we may collect includes:
Contact information (phone number and email address)
Parent information (name and contact information)
Household information (address and household income)
Education information (information about what schools you attended, your classes, class performance, etc.)
Other information to assess your eligibility for the program
3.2 Other Information Collected Through the Services
When you use the Service, we may collect information you provide via forms, surveys, registration, applications, or other online fields including:
Payment card information
Any additional information submitted by you via forms, surveys, or other online fields, including content provided in open text fields.
3.3 Information We Collect Automatically
Server logs. Server logs automatically record information and details about your online interactions with us. For example, server logs may record information about your visit to our Service on a particular time and day and collect information such as your device ID or IP address.
Pixel tags. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon, clear GIF, pixel, or tag) is an image or a small string of code that may be placed in an advertisement or email. It allows companies to set or read cookies or transfer information to their servers when you load a webpage or interact with online content. For example, we or our service providers may use pixel tags to determine whether you have interacted with a specific part of our Service, viewed a particular advertisement, or opened a specific email.
Third-party online tracking. We also may partner with certain third parties to collect, analyze, and use some of the personal and other information described in this section. For example, we may allow third parties to set pixels and mobile advertising IDs through the Services. This information may be used for a variety of purposes, including Site analytics.
How We Use Your Information
4.1 To Provide the Service
We use the information that we collect from you to provide you with the Service, support and enhance your use of the Service, allow you to evaluate your eligibility for such Services, to monitor which features of the Service are used most and to allow us to determine which features we need to focus on improving.
We use information collected from users of the Service in the aggregate, so that we can improve the Services and for business and administrative purposes.
4.2 To Communicate With You
When you provide us with information via any forms, surveys, applications, or other online fields on the Service, you consent to receive periodic informational or promotional mail or e-mail, including our newsletter, from Propel or from third parties on Propel’s behalf. You may opt-out of these communications at any time following the instructions set forth in the communications, or if no instructions are included, then by contacting us at the Contact Us information below.
We will use your information to send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
4.3 Other Uses
We may also use your information for the following purposes:
Provide you with our Service;
Respond to your questions or requests concerning the Service;
Fulfill the terms of any agreement you have with us;
Fulfill your requests for our Service or otherwise complete a transaction that you initiate;
Send you information about our Service and other topics that are likely to be of interest to you, including newsletters, updates, or other communications, including promotional emails;
Improve our artificial intelligence and machine learning;
Deliver confirmations, account information, notifications, and similar operational communications;
Improve your user experience and the quality of our products and Service;
Comply with legal and/or regulatory requirements;
Aggregate and deidentify information;
Analyze how visitors use the Service and various Service features, including to count and recognize visitors to the Service; and
Manage our nonprofit.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
5.1 Aggregated Data
Propel may share aggregated usage and log data collected from users of the Service with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling, but such aggregated data will not include any information that identifies you personally.
5.2 Program Partners
If you fill out an application through our website, we may share your application materials or information collected from your application with our third-party program partners for longitudinal research and data analytics purposes. You may choose to opt out of this sharing by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.3 Third Party Service Providers
We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our provision of the Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, provide customer support, perform Service-related services (e.g., payment processing, newsletter distribution, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Services’ features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used. These third parties may have access to your information, but only to the extent needed to perform these tasks on our behalf. There are also times when you provide information about yourself to us in areas of the Service that may be managed or participated in by third parties. While we will seek to require such third parties to follow appropriate privacy policies and will not authorize them to use this information except for the express purpose for which it is provided, we do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of third parties.
5.4 Law Enforcement
Propel cooperates with government and law enforcement officials, agencies and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials, agencies or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal processes (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Propel or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
5.5 Business Transfers
Updating Your Information and Preferences
If your information changes, or if you no longer desire our Service, or if you wish to update your preferences to receive email or other communications from us, you may correct, delete inaccuracies, or amend your information and preferences by contacting us at info@Propelamerica.org.
Please note that our website does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
Retention of Your Information
It is our policy to protect your data against unauthorized access or release. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet, and any information you transmit to Propel you do at your own risk.
Third Party Links
We may provide links to third party websites. If you follow links to sites not affiliated or controlled by Propel, you should review their privacy and security policies and other terms and conditions. Propel does not guarantee and is not responsible for the privacy or security of these sites, including the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of their information.
Users Outside the United States
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