The South Dakota Community Foundation in conjunction with the Freedom Scholarship Board hold its Users' privacy in the highest regard. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Freedom Scholarship Board collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by the Freedom Scholarship Board. If at any time you have any questions or feedback regarding our Privacy Policy, we invite you to contact us or give us a call at 1-800-888-1842.

Personally identifiable information

We will collect personally identifying information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information, although Users should note that doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities. We may collect personally identifiable information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: when Users subscribe to the e-newsletter, fill out the "Contact Us" form, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for first and last name, job title, email address, phone number, mailing address, postal code, and the method by which the User heard about the Freedom Scholarship Board.

Non-personally identifiable information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. This non-personally identifiable information may include: the browser name, the type of computer, and other technical, non-personally identifiable information about Users' means of connection to our Site (e.g., the operating system, the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information).

How we collect non-personally identifiable information

Our Site may use cookies to enhance User experience. The User's web browser may place anonymous cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes or utilize third-party cookies to track non-personally identifiable (anonymous) information about them. Third-party vendors, including Google and Facebook, may use technology for various reasons, including serving ads based on a User's prior visits to this website.

Users may choose to set their web browser to block or refuse cookies, or to alert the User when cookies are being sent. Users may opt out of third-party cookies as well. However, please note that blocking cookies may prevent the Site from functioning fully.

Google Analytics

A Google Analytics tracking code is installed on this Site to measure user behavior. Data collected by Google Analytics may include browser and system data, demographic and interest data, session and pageview data, and user actions and form completions (but not personal data filled into form fields).

Facebook Pixel

A Facebook Pixel tracking code has been installed on this Site to assist us with measuring and optimizing the experience of Users coming to our Site via Facebook. When collecting data through the Facebook Pixel tracking code, Facebook intends to tie each specific visit back to the User’s personal profile. Facebook may also share any of this data with any partner they wish.

Web beacons

Our Site may also use pixels or transparent GIF files in conjunction with our online advertising efforts. These files, which track which advertisements bring users to our Site, are anonymous and the information they provide is not personally identifying. All Users have the choice to opt out of receiving these GIF files, though please note that participating in our opt-out program does not prevent Users from seeing our online ads.

How we use the collected information

The South Dakota Community Foundation and the Freedom Scholarship Board may collect and use Users' personally identifiable information for the following purposes:

  1. To contact Users directly – If a User fills out the Site's "Contact Us" form, the Freedom Scholarship Board may contact said User via the personal information shared on the form.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices in addition to security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of any personally identifiable information and data stored by our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personally identifiable information to third parties. We may use second-party service providers to administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out e-newsletters or email updates. We may share your information with these second parties for those limited purposes, provided that you have first given us your permission.

Third-party websites

Users may find content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, or other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may change periodically. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The South Dakota Community Foundation and the Freedom Scholarship Board have the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Acceptance of terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our Site practices, please contact us.