Point Foundation acknowledges the importance of protecting the privacy of all visitors to the Point Foundation website and all scholarship applicants. The information we collect is used to improve the services we offer, to improve our website's content, and, with your permission, to contact you with updates to our website or other scholarship and donor information. However, Point Foundation will not distribute, share, sell or rent any information or data obtained on this site or Point Foundation online application website with any other company or marketing group external to Point Foundation. Nor will Point Foundation distribute, share, sell or rent any information that may be obtained by mail as it relates to the application process for potential Point Scholars with any other company or marketing group external to Point Foundation. Point Foundation may provide aggregate statistics about Point Foundation website users, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-parties for potential fund raising efforts. Such statistical information will not include personally identifying information, with the exception of personal information of actual Point Scholars (who have been awarded scholarships) whereby permission has been granted by such Point Scholars.
What information is captured from visitors to Point Foundation website and its online application website?
The Point Foundation Web server uses an extended log file format which captures: date and time of visit, referred address (location from which a visitor comes to (pointfoundation.org) type of Internet browser, and visitor's IP address. (Each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique number, an IP Address, for identification purposes). The log file does not capture a visitor's email address.
Additionally, when you make a contribution to Point on-line, your financial information is transmitted using a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser encrypt, or scramble, data before being sent to our payment processor. Point does not keep any credit card information on file.
Is personal information requested and how is the information used?
There are currently two areas which ask for personal information. 1) Online application - This information is intended for the use of only the Point Foundation in the process of evaluating applications for potential scholarships to be awarded by Point Foundation. None of the information collected, either electronically or by mail, is shared with organizations external to Point Foundation. 2) Donor Records – Once a donation is made, in order to properly recognize donors and prepare the donor tax letters, the donor's name, address, phone number and email address are added to Point's donor record software.
How to unsubscribe from Point's mailing list.
To remove your name from our email or postal mailing list please call 323-933-1234 or email us indicating what type of communication you received from us and at what address.
How to contact Point Foundation with questions, comments or concerns regarding privacy issues.
You can also reach us via US Mail by sending requests to:
5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 370
Los Angeles, CA 90036