Privacy Policy


PRIVACY POLICY



The Footpath Scholar is committed to providing privacy for our web site visitors as well as recipients of our email messages. The Footpath Scholar promotes the tenets of opt-in email and privacy among our partners and employees. We are continuously evaluating our internal procedures and technology to ensure privacy at all levels in our organization.

Web Site Privacy

Information Tracked
At times we may use your IP address when necessary to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. We also may track browser types to help us understand our visitors’ needs related to our web site design. To the extent feasible, we will do so in a way that makes your personal information non-personally identifiable by aggregating data or removing identifying characteristics.

There are registration and application sections of our web site where input forms require your name, e-mail address and other information. By submitting such forms, you give us permission to send email messages to you containing information relating to your interest in The Footpath Scholar. Each email we send will also contain instructions on how to opt-out of receiving future emails of any sort from The Footpath Scholar.

Cookies
Client-side cookies are used to verify the login status of visitors and registered users of our web site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If visitors reject a cookie, they may still use our site; however, they may not be able to log in, or access all areas of our site. (Cookie’s are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences.)

Security and Privacy
We will never share, sell, or rent your individual personal information with or to any individual or organization without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you, processing your application, or sending you e-mails related to your interest in The Footpath Scholar.

Links to other web sites
The Footpath Scholar is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of any other web site to which we link.

Choice/Opt-out
Our e-newsletter subscribers and website visitors are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.

Users of our site will always be notified if their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this to ensure our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.

Third party agreement
This site works with a third party that collects anonymous traffic data at this site.

Notification of changes
If we change our privacy policy, we will post these changes to ensure that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email at the last address provided and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which information was collected. Any such changes may affect our use and sharing of personal information that you provided to us before our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our collection, use, or sharing of personal information that you have provided to us before the effective date of such changes, you must notify us before that effective date. Please be advised, however, that regardless of whether you provide such notice to us, the changes to this privacy policy will apply to any personal information that you provide to us on or after the effective date of such changes.


reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.