Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. AvScholars Publishing (AvScholars), through our Financial Aid and Scholarship Workshop (FASW) Online Course, has created this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we collect when you visit our www.financialaidscholarshipworkshop.com site, why we collect it and how it is used.

The term “you” refers to the User utilizing our www.financialaidscholarshipworkshop.com site. This Privacy Policy is governed by our Online Terms of Use. By using this web site, you consent to the data practices described in this policy.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by AvScholars on this web site
Upon registration, we ask our Users to provide us with certain Personally Identifiable Information such as their name and email address. We use this information to establish individual accounts, protected by a username and password, that the User selects. In addition, we use the email address supplied by the User in the registration process to confirm registration, and to send notices and updates to the User concerning the services and the site. We will also add the User to the Financial Aid Tips Newsletter’s mailing list if requested during registration.

AvScholars also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information and the page you request. This information helps us to make the site better and more user-friendly. We also collect, with either cookies or web logs, a User’s IP address and login times that are identified by individual user.

NOTE TO PARENTS AND MINORS: We urge minors to check with their parents before entering information on this or any other web site. We do not knowingly collect information on children under the age of 13.

E-mailing Lists
Subscriptions to AvScholars Publishing, LLC e-mailing lists are voluntary, and anyone may subscribe at http://www.financialaidscholarshipworkshop.com. If you supply us with your e-mail address under other circumstances (such as on our site feedback form), then you will not be added to any of our e-mail lists unless you explicitly request to be added. Furthermore, we do not share or sell e-mail addresses under any circumstances. If your e-mail address should change, or if you should receive unwanted e-mail communication from us, please contact us, or follow the directions for unsubscribing included in the e-mail you received. We will promptly update our records and, if requested, remove your e-mail address from our lists.

Postal Mailing Lists
Once you place an order with AvScholars Publishing, LLC., on-line or otherwise, you likely will receive promotional materials by postal mail from us throughout the year. On rare occasions, we share small segments of our list of customers with related publishers and nonprofit organizations.

If you wish to be removed from our postal mailing list, then please contact us; call 773-837-5931; or write to AvScholars Publishing, PO Box 303, Matteson, IL 60443, Attention: Customer Service. We will be happy to remove you from any list that we generate from our customer records, but please be aware that we may not be able to remove your name from lists that we purchase from outside vendors — although we will make every effort to make your name inactive if you so request.

Feedback
Visitors to our site can send us feedback though our on-line feedback form or by e-mailing AvScholars Publishing, LLC.. Visitors who use our on-line feedback form can choose to remain anonymous or can include an e-mail address if they desire a response. E-mail submitted AvScholars Publishing, LLC. contains the e-mail address of the sender. In any case, if a user requests a response, then the e-mail address (or other means of communication) is used only for purposes directly related to the response, and no personally identifiable information about the sender is stored or retained in our database.

Orders and Exam/Adoption Copy Requests
If you would like to place an order or request an exam/adoption copy from AvScholars Publishing, LLC., then we require information necessary to process the order or request, including contact information (name, organization, shipping address, telephone/fax number) and, if making a purchase, financial information (credit card number, card security number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer’s orders or requests. Some additional information required on exam/adoption request forms is used to qualify requesters or to collect aggregate information about how our products are used.

Once you place an order with AvScholars Publishing, LLC., you may receive e-mail related to your order (e.g., confirmation), or we may contact you if we have trouble processing your request. Customers who supply their e-mail addresses during the ordering process will be added to our e-mail lists only if they opt to do so at that time.

In addition, once you place an order with AvScholars Publishing, LLC., on-line or otherwise, you likely will receive catalog mailings (by postal mail) from us throughout the year. On rare occasions, we share small segments of our list of customers with related publishers and nonprofit organizations. If you wish to be removed from any of our mailing lists (postal or e-mail), then please contact us; call 773-837-5931; or write to AvScholars Publishing, PO Box 303, Matteson, IL 60443

We will be happy to remove you from any e-mailing or postal mailing list that we generate from our customer records, but please be aware that we may not be able to remove your name from lists that we purchase from outside vendors — although we will make every effort to make your name inactive if you so request.

Permission to Reuse or Reprint Our Material
Web site visitors who wish to request permission to reuse or reprint AvScholars Publishing, LLC. material may do so by contact us for a permission request form. On this form, a user must provide contact information (name, organization, shipping address, telephone/fax number) and detailed information about how the material will be reused. Requests for permission to reuse or reprint our materials go through a detailed review process, and contact information may be retained for the life of the product, or longer.

Cookies
A cookie is a small piece of information deposited by a web site and stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Our shopping cart uses a cookie to assign shoppers a simple shopping cart ID, which allows them to pick up items and add them to their carts. The cookie is temporary and is automatically deleted from your hard drive when you close your browser. If you choose not to accept cookies, you won’t be able to use our shopping cart, but you will be able to access all of other the features available on our web site.

Third -Party Sites
Please be aware that some of the Web sites you may choose to link to from our site may collect Personally Identifiable Information and other information about you. The practices of those Web sites concerning the Personally Identifiable Information or other information they collect from you are not covered by this Privacy Policy. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by AvScholars Publishing on the www.financialaidscholarshipworkshop.com web site.

Advertisements – Google and the DoubleClick DART cookie:
Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Referral Service
If you elects to use our referral service (e.g., “e-mail a colleague about this book or FASW Online Course”) to inform a friend about our site, we ask you for your name and e-mail address and your friend’s e-mail address. AvScholars Publishing, LLC. will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site, and, if you request one, you will receive a single e-mail confirming your request. AvScholars Publishing, LLC. does not store either your information or your friend’s information once these e-mails have been sent.

Security
This web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both on-line and off-line.

When you place an order on-line, all of the information that you submit — including your credit card number, name, address, contact information, and even the list of books you’ve chosen to purchase — is encrypted by a secure server using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which is the industry standard security protocol. During the encryption process, the information is scrambled into small bits of code that cannot be read as they are transmitted to us over the Internet. Once we receive the encrypted information, AvScholars Publishing, LLC. uses PayPal to process online orders using credit cards as the payment method.

While on a secure page, such as our on-line order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers, such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, becomes locked (as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just “surfing”).

Once we receive your order, all of your information — not just the sensitive information mentioned above — is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g., our customer service representatives) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our databases and customer service systems are protected by employee-specific passwords, and the servers on which we store customer information are kept in a secure environment. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Each year, as well as any time policies are added or modified, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure that our customers’ information is protected.

If you have any questions about the security at our web site, please contact us.

Correcting/Updating Personal Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (e.g., ZIP code), or if you no longer desire our services, then we provide a way to correct, update, or remove the personal data provided to us. To make changes to your personal data, please contact us; call 773-837-5931; or write to AvScholars Publishing, LLC., PO Box 303, Matteson, IL 60443, Attention: Customer Service.

Choice/Opt-out
Our users and customers are given the opportunity to “opt-out” of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters or other promotional materials may opt-out of receiving these communications. If your e-mail address should change, or if you should receive unwanted e-mail communication or other promotional materials from us, then please contact us or follow the directions for unsubscribing included in the e-mail you received. We will promptly update our records and, if requested, remove your address from our e-mailing lists.

As discussed in the section pertaining to orders, we will be happy to remove you from any on-line or off-line mailing list that we generate from our customer records, but please be aware that we may not be able to remove your name from mailing lists that we purchase from outside vendors — although we will make every effort to make your name inactive if you so request.
Changes to this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If changes are made to this policy, we will notify you of the changes via email and post a notice on our home page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. As always, if you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or any changes to it, you should cease using this site. If you continue to use this site after we have posted a notice that changes have been made to this policy, you will be deemed to have accepted those changes.

Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

Contacting AvScholars Publishing
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact AvScholars Publishing at contact us or AvScholars Publishing, PO Box 303, Matteson, IL 60443.

 

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