IO Scholarships Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 15th, 2021

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at IO Scholarships, LLC. We are committed to protecting your personal information when we provide you with your results from customized searches for scholarships. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.

Information We Collect Directly from You

We collect information from you when you choose to give it to us either on our website or through our mobile app. This includes:

  • Registration information, such as your name, date of birth, e-mail address, postal code, academic area of interest, intended enroll year, most recent GPA, gender, ethnicity, and your username and password;
  • Optional categories of information, if you choose to provide them, including career objectives, hobbies, and other personal information, which we use to maximize the effectiveness of your scholarship search on our website; and
  • Additional optional information for participation in surveys or contests, which is completely voluntary on your part, and you have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features.

Information Automatically Collected From You When You Use IO Scholarships

We also gather certain information automatically when you visit our website or use our mobile app. This information is passively collected, and IO Scholarships uses it for internal purposes, including, but not limited to, testing, improving a user’s experience and disclosures to advertisers and content partners. IO Scholarships only discloses aggregate passive information to advertisers and content partners, including unique visits to our website and impression data. Passive information alone does not identify you to IO Scholarships by name.

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

Information Collected About You from Third Parties

From time to time, IO Scholarships may decide to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters to IO Scholarships users. If IO Scholarships engages a service provider, then some personal information may be shared with the service provider, but only to the extent necessary for the service provider to provide services on IO Scholarships’ behalf.

Service providers are only allowed to use personal information for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by IO Scholarships.

IO Scholarships uses third-party service providers for the following types of tasks:

  • marketing assistance;
  • analytics;
  • data visualization;
  • customer service;
  • improvement of services; and
  • error monitoring

How We Use Information

We use the information we collect to provide our services, respond to you, improve our site, and foster a positive user experience.

By registering with IO Scholarships, by managing your profile, or by opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information in the following ways:

To provide you with our services, which includes:
  • creating an IO
  • Scholarships account for you;
  • helping you to search for scholarships targeted to your needs;
  • enabling you to apply for scholarships; and
  • assisting you with contacting us and for us to respond to you
For marketing, which includes:
  • providing personalized, targeted, or location-based content, services, and advertising from third parties on both our website and on other websites with which we have a business relationship;
  • informing you of other products or services available from IO Scholarships or our business partners;
  • sending you e-mails regarding updates at our website, free informational newsletters, and notices relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, including financial aid, admissions tips, job opportunities, and job advice; and
  • conducting surveys, promotions and contests, and to publish the results thereof
To improve our services, which includes:
  • conducting analytics and generating internal reports about the use of our site;
  • tracking which scholarships you search for, view, and apply to;
  • preventing and screening for potential risk and fraud; and
  • improving and optimizing your experience at our website

How We Share Information

IO Scholarships will not knowingly sell, share, rent, or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

If you give your permission to allow third parties to contact you, personal information about you, such as your name, gender, age, zip code, ethnicity, educational history, and other information collected during your visit to IO Scholarships’ website or mobile app, may be shared with colleges, universities, potential employers, recruiters/headhunters, data aggregators, marketers, and other organizations. You may opt out of such sharing by sending a request at [email protected].

Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, IO Scholarships may share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with IO Scholarships’ business partners.

While IO Scholarships strives to protect its users’ personal information, we may share your personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

How You Can Access, Update or Delete Your Information

You may delete your account by selecting “Deactivate My Account”. Users who are experiencing problems with accessing, updating or deleting their information should contact us at [email protected] and we will try to resolve your problems.

Cookies and Online Advertising

Cookies: IO Scholarships and its partners use cookies on IO Scholarships’ website to analyze trends, administer the website, track user movements around the website, gather demographic information about IO Scholarships’ userbase, and choose which ads to display to users.

We use the following specific types of cookies:

  • Security: we use these cookies to secure your account
  • Preference: we use these cookies to store your preferences like display of scholarship results
  • Analytics: we use these cookies to track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems
  • Features: we use these cookies to track which scholarships that you search for, view, and apply to so we can show you more scholarships like those.
  • Advertising: we use these cookies to collect information about you in order to show you advertising on IO Scholarships and other third-party websites.

IO Scholarships also allows other companies to display advertisements to you while you are using our website. When this happens, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. The cookies placed by these third parties could remain on your computer after you have left our site for up to 20 years unless you choose to delete them.

Pixels: IO Scholarships uses pixels, including for example, to count users who have visited specific pages of our website and to allow IO Scholarships to place a cookie on a user’s computer. IO Scholarships uses data collected from pixels to compile aggregate statistics about usage of our website.

Advertising Opt-Out: IO Scholarships users can opt out of being contacted by our advertising partners. If you would prefer to not receive personalized ads based on your browser or device usage, you may generally express your opt-out preference to no longer receive tailored advertisements. Please note that you will continue to see advertisements, but they will no longer be tailored to your interests.

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.

Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.

Social Media Widgets

Our site includes social media features, such as the Facebook Comments plugin. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the specific feature.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. IO Scholarships has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. You are the only user authorized to update your profile, unless you give your password information to another party. Ultimately, you are responsible for keeping your username and password secret.

IO Scholarships helps protect personal information by using both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords, restricted electronic access to your personal information, and restricted physical access to where your personal information is stored.

Acceptance of Terms/Changes to Privacy Policy

Your use of this website or our mobile app indicates your acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy.

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.

Contact Us

For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or by mail using the details provided below:

IO Scholarships, LLC.
8117 W. Manchester Avenue, Suite 535
Playa del Rey, CA 90293