- Personal information collection, use, and sharing;
- Choices you can make regarding the use of your personal data;
- Security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information; and
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
We understand your privacy concerns and the need to ensure the privacy of your information. Your privacy is important to us, and maintaining your trust and confidence is our highest priority.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
When you provide non-public personal information to Scholars of Finance, it is provided to us voluntarily with your authorization or consent, or it is obtained by us in the course of our relationship.
Scholars of Finance DOES NOT DISCLOSE personal information to anyone, except as required by State or Federal law.
Scholars of Finance DOES NOT SELL OR RENT INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES.
Scholars of Finance uses information provided through the website contact form to respond to you. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary, to fulfill your contact request.
Scholars of Finance retains records relating to services it provides so that we are better able to evaluate programs, measure outcomes, and to comply with state and federal laws. In order to guard your non-public personal information, Scholars of Finance maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards. We work hard to maintain file stability within Scholars of Finance and use redundant backup and co-location, but there is always a chance a file could be lost or destroyed. We store files only in an electronic format, and for approximately 4 years. We will destroy electronic copies after the 4-year storage period.
Scholars of Finance uses an outside credit card processing company and third-party bank to process payments. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond processing your transaction.
Scholars of Finance’s website contains outgoing links to other websites. Scholars of Finance is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other websites.
Your Choices for Access and Correction Requests
You may opt out of any future contacts from Scholars of Finance at any time.
Contact us using Scholars of Finance’s website contact form, or Scholars of Finance’s phone number, (612) 619-6370, to make the following requests about your personal, non-public data:
- To obtain information about what data Scholars of Finance has, if anything;
- To change/correct data;
- To request deletion of data retained (unless prohibited by law); or
- To express any concerns about use of your data.
Scholars of Finance takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information to Scholars of Finance via the website, electronic communications, facsimile, postal services, direct contact, or through other means, your information is protected both online and offline.
Whenever Scholars of Finance collects and disseminates sensitive information through electronic means, we endeavor at all times for the electronic communication to be encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. With regard to the collection of sensitive information via our website, you can verify security by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. All files are stored using the same fully encrypted, password-protected software. All of Scholars of Finance’s electronic information is accessible only through password-protected systems and hardware. Furthermore, none of Scholars of Finance’s computer devices or other electronic equipment is used on “public,” unsecured wi-fi networks.
Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, programming or billing) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Scholars of Finance takes reasonable precautions based on standard security measures, to keep computers, servers, and files with personally identifiable information secure. To this end, it is Scholars of Finance’s policy to transport computer devices and other electronic equipment safely and securely. Ideally, these devices should be directly transported from office to home or home to office, and equipment should never be left in a vehicle in plain view. If a short detour must be made, the devices or other equipment either must be stored in a trunk or stay with Scholars of Finance employee’s person.