Golden Door Scholars

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated on April 10, 2019

Golden Door Scholars recognizes the importance of data privacy. We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information you provide to us with care and respect. This privacy policy explains data collection and use.

By accessing the site and using its services, you confirm that you have read and consent to the information practices described in the policy.

What information does Golden Door Scholars collect and how is the information used?

Information You Provide
In certain areas of the site, we require that you provide us with personal information:

·       Scholarship Applicants - To be considered for a scholarship administered by Golden Door Scholars, you may be required to submit data to us electronically. Types of personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to: your full name, address, email address, phone number, your date of birth, DACA eligibility, and academic information such as grade point average, class rank, and high school transcript.  You may also submit information about your work, school and community activities, as well as a personal essay and video.

We may use your contact information to confirm receipt of your application, to gather more information if there are questions regarding your application, to send you notification regarding your status, or for communication necessary to administer the scholarship program. When you send email or other communications electronically, Golden Door Scholars may retain those communications to process your inquiries, to respond to your request or question and to improve our services.

·       Donations - If you donate to the Golden Door Scholars by using the PayPal interface on the site, we will have your name and address. We use this to send you written acknowledgment of your tax-deductible contribution. You should also check PayPal's privacy policy here. We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

Golden Door Scholars processes your personal information only for the purpose for which it was collected in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to administer the program or provide a service. We take reasonable steps to ensure the personal information we process is accurate, complete and current, but we depend on users to provide correct personal information to us.


Information Collected Automatically
When you visit our site, some information is automatically collected about your visit that does not identify you personally. This information helps us analyze trends to better understand which material on our site is most valuable to our users and to make the site more useful.

·       Cookies – A cookie is a small data file that a site transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Although you are not required to accept cookies, if you block or reject them, you may not have access to all features available through our services. For additional information, visit the help page for your web browser or see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

·       Log Information – Our servers automatically record information your browser sends whenever you visit our site. These server logs may include information such as your IP address, browser type, browser language, your operating system, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Does Golden Door Scholars share the information I’ve provided?

Golden Door Scholars does not provide any personal information to outside organizations or entities unless specified in detail within program guidelines.

We may also use your information to track visitors of our website.  This lets us see which of our features are the most popular, so we can better serve our users’ needs.  It also lets us provide demographic data and aggregate information about our users such as number of applications, geographic distribution of applicants or total scholarship funds distributed.

Golden Door Scholars reserves the right to disclose personal information as required by law.

How does Golden Door Scholars secure my personal information?

Golden Door Scholars is committed to properly securing the information we collect online. To help us accomplish this, we take the following steps:

  • We employ internal access controls to ensure that the only people who see your information are those with a need to do so to perform their official duties;

  • We train relevant personnel on our privacy and security measures. Personnel are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations;

  • We use technical controls to secure the information we collect online as appropriate, including encryption, firewalls and password protections;

We follow industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, however. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This Privacy Policy applies to data collected on sites administered by Golden Door Scholars only. The site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Golden Door Scholars. Be aware when you leave our site and read the privacy statements pertaining to other sites you may link to.

Privacy Protection for Persons under Age 13

This site and the services provided by Golden Door Scholars are not directed to persons under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from persons under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at the address or email shown below. If we become aware that a person under 13 has provided us with personal information without their parent's or guardian's consent, we take steps to remove that information.

Will this Privacy Policy change?

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Whom can I CONTACT if I have questions or concerns?

If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Golden Door Scholars

1423 Red Ventures Drive

Fort Mill, SC  29707

Email: info@goldendoorscholars.org