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Privacy Policy

This is the web site of The National Society of High School Scholars. The National Society of High School Scholars (“NSHSS”) takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).

NSHSS is an academic honor society dedicated to recognizing the highest-achieving young scholars globally. The mission of NSHSS is to honor academic achievement and provide resources and scholarships that enrich the educational journey, fuel career interests and drive community impact. NSHSS engages in consistent information practices and uses its best efforts to make clear disclosures regarding those practices. This Privacy Policy is a part of that effort.

In general, NSHSS does not share your personally identifying information with third parties unless you permit it. You can update your information on your member profile or communications preferences at any time on your Member Dashboard at https://dashboard.nshss.org/.

What does this Privacy Policy cover? 

This Privacy Policy applies to the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your information by NSHSS. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. We will clearly disclose any exceptions to the Privacy Policy prior to collecting any information from our users.

NSHSS may decide to modify or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post any changes or new language here. Be sure to check regularly for updates.

What information does NSHSS collect?

While using our site, NSHSS may ask you to provide us with certain personal data that can be used to contact or identify you. This data may include, but is not limited to name, address, e-mail address, home or cell phone number, high school name, parent information, transcripts, scholarship information, pictures or videos you submit and other personally identifying information. We collect this type of information when you become a member of NSHSS; place orders for products or services; apply for scholarships or other offers; register for seminars or other events; request information from us; or submit information through our website.

What information is collected automatically?

Like many websites, we and our third-party service providers, such as advertising and analytics providers, use cookies and other data technologies to receive and store certain types of information when you interact with us through your computer or mobile device. Using these technologies helps us recognize you, customize your experience and deliver relevant marketing messages. Here are some of the types of information we collect:

Use of cookies

Cookie data. We may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our site) or similar technologies to record log data. Many browsers default to accepting cookies. You may be able to change this setting in your browser and you can also clear your cookies. If you do, you may lose some functionality of our site. Check your browser’s help function to learn more about your cookie setting options.

What does NSHSS do with the information it collects?

When you make a purchase from us, your contact information may be used by NSHSS or shared with third parties for the purposes of processing your transaction, including fraud prevention and credit card authorization. Additionally, NSHSS may use contact information to notify you about new products, services, promotions, and special offers from NSHSS or our partners that will benefit you. The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, NSHSS is relying on the following lawful grounds to collect and process any personal data you may have provided:

You may opt out of receiving communications from NSHSS at any time. Please update your Communications Preferences on your Member Dashboard at https://dashboard.nshss.org/.

Sharing and Disclosure

We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated within this policy or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared.

We will share your information in the following ways.

Authorize.net (https://www.authorize.net/company/privacy/); 
PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full); 
Stripe (https://stripe.com/us/privacy).

This site is operated in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please know that your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States. By using this site and providing us with information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States. It is important to note that the privacy laws in the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in other countries such as the European Union. Our service providers use appropriate safeguards to transfer your personal data to the United States.

Third party links

We may have links on our site to other sites that we do not operate. If you click on a third-party link, you will be taken directly to that site which is governed by its own privacy notice. We strongly encourage you to read that privacy notice. We do not control that site and assume no responsibility for the content, policies or its practices.

Choices and Individual Rights:

We aim to take reasonable steps, so you can correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.

We outline your choices below:

Security

We use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use and modification. Unfortunately, no measures can be guaranteed to provide 100% security. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

Retention

NSHSS will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

NSHSS will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Sensitive Data

We request that you do not send us any sensitive data such as social security or national identification numbers, political opinions, religious beliefs, health data, biometrics or genetic, criminal background or trade union membership information. If you do send us this information, then you are consenting to its processing in accordance with this privacy notice. To avoid processing of sensitive data, do not submit it.

Our policy on information from minors

Our site is not directed to children under 13. You must be 13 years of age or older to use the Website. If you are 13 or over, but still under the age of 16, please ask a parent or guardian to read and agree to these Terms before you use the Website. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at support@nshss.org.

How do I find out more about NSHSS's information practices?

If you have any questions about anything in this Privacy Policy, or about our collection of personally identifiable information, or information generally, please contact NSHSS as follows:

NSHSS
Headquarters
1936 North Druid Hills Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30319
E-mail: support@nshss.org or by calling 1-866-343-1800

This Privacy Policy was last updated on May 25, 2018.