This Policy was last updated on September 1, 2020.
We are ScholarshipsWW, a completely free website. ScholarshipsWW is a helpful resource that brings together as many scholarship offerings as possible, sorted geographically, by continents and countries. Unless specified, ScholarshipsWW.com does not offer scholarships or is in any way affiliated with any of the institutions featured on this website. The information provided by ScholarshipsWW is for general informational purposes only. All information on this site is provided in good faith as a free resource for any user. For the full Disclaimer Notice, go to the “Disclaimer” section.
Types of personal data we process
When you visit our website we may collect and process on our own, the following categories of personal information:
Name, email address, and other identifying information; your contact details and personal account/registration details; our communication with you; your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring website, web-browsing behavior; information about social media; and, the information you choose to share with us on social media (comments, surveys, forms).
How we collect your data
ScholarshipsWW collects personal information in several ways. Information is obtained, for example, when you visit our Website, register on our Website, communicate with us via social media, or subscribe to our newsletter.
We collect some information by accessing your publicly available data, such as your Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn public profiles.
Purposes of processing your data
ScholarshipsWW process your personal information for several purposes:
To better understand your needs and to improve our service; to send you promotional emails containing the information we think you will find interesting; to contact you to fill out surveys and participate in other types of market research; to customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
For these purposes, ScholarshipsWW processes the following personal data: name, digital contact details, demographic information, shortlisted programs, disciplines and countries of interest, funding situation, preferred start period, previous education information, work experience.
ScholarshipsWW is allowed to process personal data for these purposes for pursuing its own legitimate interest; with the legitimate interest being to allow ScholarshipsWW to provide the best service it can, to align you with the scholarship of your choice.
- To communicate with you
ScholarshipsWW processes contact details to communicate with you, answer your questions, or handle your complaints.
- For statistical research
ScholarshipsWW processes personal information for the development and optimization of its services. We use automatic tools to perform statistical research into general trends. We broadly examine how our users behave towards our services, as well as the preferences our users set. Statistical research helps us develop better services and offerings, allowing us to improve the design and content of our Website. We can also advise higher education institutions on how they can better serve you.
- For direct marketing purposes
ScholarshipsWW processes personal information for (direct) marketing purposes. This means we may use your personal information to send you newsletters, promotions, or other marketing communications. We use the results of our analysis to tailor our marketing communications to your specific interests and preferences. For example, if our analysis shows that you may be interested in certain types of programs or a specific country, we may customize our newsletter and Website with content that is relevant to you. We may use different channels for our marketing communications, such as email, social media, and your personal online account.
ScholarshipsWW is allowed to process personal data for this purpose because you gave consent or because ScholarshipsWW has a legitimate interest. The consent can be withdrawn at any moment, and you can object at any moment to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes when such processing is based on ScholarshipsWW. The withdrawal of consent or exercise of your right to object does not affect the lawfulness of the processing before the moment of withdrawal or exercise of the right to object.
You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt-out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. You can also indicate that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us by sending an email to email@example.com.
You may object or revoke your consent for receiving marketing communications at any time, by following the instructions in the relevant marketing communication or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Security and retention
ScholarshipsWW takes the safeguarding of your information very seriously. We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss or unlawful use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including but not limited to: facilities protected by appropriate security measures, encryption of devices, version tracking, and access to our databases is limited to key personnel and IP addresses and use of it is logged. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use.
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- Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
- Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
- Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.
If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before cookies are placed. You can also change the settings in such a way that your browser rejects all cookies or only the cookies of third parties. You can also delete cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you will need to change the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.
Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we will no longer be able to guarantee that our Website is working properly. It is possible that some functions of the Website are lost or even that you can’t see certain websites at all. Besides, the refusal of cookies does not mean that you will no longer see any advertisements. The ads will no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often.
You may at any time: i) obtain without undue delay rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you; ii) request ScholarshipsWW to restrict the processing of personal data; and, iii) request the erasure of personal data concerning you, and ScholarshipsWW shall erase the personal data without undue delay.
To exercise your right(s), please send your written request, to email@example.com
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Questions or complaints
Should you wish to take any complaints or queries further, you have the right to contact the Competent Authority regarding such issues.