Privacy Policy

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use and disclosure of said information if anyone decided to use our Service.

WHAT DO WE COLLECT?

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy.  We will not use our share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. We do not share, sell, license or trade your information with any third party or other agency for marketing purposes.

The Heartspace Initiative (“THSI”)  operates the www.theheartspaceinitiative.org website, which provides the “Service.” The Heartspace Initiative cares about your privacy.  For this reason, we collect and use personal information only as needed to deliver our products, services, website and to communicate with you about the same. 

Your personal information may include:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Candidate criteria
  • Other data that could potentially directly
    or indirectly identify you

Because of the nature of our Service and the applications for either scholarship or grants may require it, we may ask you to disclose “Sensitive” personal information such as social security numbers, information related to race or origin, health, religion or genetic characteristics, or even criminal background. We protect this sensitive information with the same seriousness as all other data.

You may provide this information to THSI when you fill out an application for a grant or scholarship or send in a request for more information.

THIRD PARTIES

We may also receive data about you from other sources, including those publicly available or third parties from whom we have purchased data.  We may combine this data with information we already have about you so that we can update or expand our records, assess a candidate for scholarship or grant eligibility and improve our Service to you.  If you provide us this information about others, or we receive this information about you from others, we will only use it for these specific purposes.

We may employ third-party companies or organizations and individuals to facilitate our Service, provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in using our Service.  These third parties may have access to some or all of your information, however they are not authorized to use the
information for any other purpose.

OUR USE OF COOKIES AND/OR ANALYTIC TOOLS

Our website uses cookies and similar technology, including web beacons, which are small computer files used to track your browsing behavior, links clicked, your device type, and to collect various data, including analytics about how you use and interact with our Services.  These analytics may include metadata, log
files, cookie/device IDs, page load time, server response time and approximate location information to measure website performance and improve our systems, including network routing and server configuration.  Specifically, interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third parties, such as social media plug-ins) contained within the Services, IP address, browser type and settings, the date and time the Services were used, information about browser configuration and plugins, language preferences and cookie data, information about devices accessing the Services, including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data is collected. All this allows THSI to provide you with a better experience using our Service and to collect and analyze the performance of our Service.  We may collect your IP address so that we can personalize our Service.

THSI is in compliance with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law.  We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials as we, in our sole discretion and good faith, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to
claims and legal process, to protect our property and rights or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person,
and to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.

To the extent that we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of legal process

EXTERNAL SITES

Our Service may contain links to other sites.  If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site.  Note that these external sites are not operated by THSI.  You are advised to review the Privacy Policy of these websites as THSI has no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party site.

Our Service may include logos or social media platforms of organizations we have worked with. If you click on other logos or social media widgets, please note that those external sites are governed by their own privacy policy, not ours.

STORING YOUR INFORMATION

We follow generally accepted standards to store and protect the personal information we collect, both during transmission and once received and stored, including utilization of encryption where appropriate.  Specifically, we use Secured Socket Layer (SSL) technology in transmitting your information to our servers.

We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to provide the Service and thereafter for legal or business purposes.  These might include retention periods mandated by law, contract or similar obligations applicated to THSI, for preserving, resolving or defending our legal/contractual rights, or needed to maintain adequate business and financial records.

THSI is a United States based company, and your personal information is subject to the laws of the United States.

AGE RESTRICTION

Our Service is not targeted to children under 13, but may benefit children of all ages.  If the information of a child under 13 is collected, it is as a result of an
authorized adult or caregiver providing the information.  If you believe a person under the age of 13 has given us personal information, please contact us

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes.  We will notify you of any changed by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.  These changes are effective immediately upon being posted on this page.

For questions, you may contact us at info@theheartspaceinitiative.org.

THSI values your trust in providing us your personal information, and is always striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it.  However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security and you choose to submit your personal information at your own risk.