Privacy Policy

LAST UPATE: May 30, 2025

The FAOSchwarz Fellowship (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the faoschwarzfellowship.org website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data. 

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from faoschwarzfellowship.org

You may request your data be removed at any time by contacting us at contact@faoscwhwarzfellowship.org.

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Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes including processing applications for the Fellowship and  to provide and improve our Service to you.

Data Collected through the Fellowship Applications

Data you provide as part of the Application is collected through the Fellowship application form service (Jotform) and used to support the process of your application for the Fellowship position.

This data is shared with members of the Fellowship management team and with the Host of the Fellowship to which you applied. It is never sold or shared for any other purpose. We use a third-party serice to collect and share this data. You can read their privacy policy here.

We delete your data removed by July 15 of the year for which you apply. We do not store you data beyond that. Please do not apply for the Fellowship if you do not consent to having your data shared and then deleted.

Data collected through the Demographic Survey
This data is collected anonymously and shared in aggregate with organizations that fund, support, manage or host Fellowship positions and the Fellowship’s board of trustees. Please do not complete this survey if you do not agree to having your responses included anonomously and in aggregate for reporng purposes.

Other Personal Data
We may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. You are not required to provide any information you don’t wish to provide  we request, but your decision may have the effect o flimiting what we can send you. Your decision may also prevent us from being abe to consider your application. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Phone number
  • College name and year
  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  • Cookies and Usage Data


Usage Data
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data
To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

For more on cookies, visit this page to learn how to opt-out of cookies.

How We Use Your Data

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Service
  • To notify you about changes to our Service
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
  • To provide support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our service, support and program
  • To monitor the usage of the Service
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

How We Manage Your Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers or servers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Legal Requirements

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of fao shwarz fellowship
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

 

Data Security

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security

Third-party Services

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

We may use the third-party service providers named below to process and store your data:

  • Mailer Lite
  • Google, which provides our email and some content management services. We also use Google Analytics service to measure the performance of this website. See below.
  • TigerTech, Inc., which hosts this website and email service.
  • Automattic, Inc., whose WordPress software (and associated add-ons) we use to manage the content of this website.
  • Hubspot, which helps us manage contacts with organizations that advise students about Fellowships, host organizations, and alumni fellows.
  • Jotform which supports our application process and workflow.

We do not share your personal information with other third-parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy- external site and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google- external site.For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Social Media

We also use interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other Personal Information.

Links

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our Service does not include use by anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

CHANGES TO OUR POLICIES

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at contact@faoschwarzfellowship.org.