Privacy Policy

Oakland Dollars for Scholars is committed to responsible information handling practices. We
collect and store information about applicants, donors, and email list members. We also receive
certain information when you visit our Web site. The following policy measures apply to all
classes of information.

We may obtain personally identifiable information about you only if you elect to give us that
information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, and email address). Internally, we only
make this information available to those who need it to perform their official duties. We do not
share any information with others outside the organization without your consent. We strive to
maintain appropriate security measures in our respective physical facilities and on-line servers
to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information that we have collected from you.
Although we take reasonable measures to secure our data, we cannot guarantee that the
measures taken are or will remain adequate.

By visiting our Web site, applying for a scholarship, or becoming a donor or email list subscriber,
you consent to the information practices described in this policy. Please
contact us to keep your
information up-to-date or if you have any concerns.

Applicant Information

If you are an applicant, we collect information about you on our application form and possibly
through phone, email, and personal contact. We do not share this information outside the
organization except as allowed by you and anonymously with an independent committee for
award selection. See the application form for details.

Donor Information

If you are a donor, we keep information that you give to us in order to better serve and stay in
contact with you. We safeguard this information as described above.

Email List Information

If you sign up for our email list, we collect and keep the information that is requested on the
sign-up form. We safeguard this information as described above.

Our email list is hosted and managed by Please see their
privacy policy. Email
messages that are distributed to you through this list may have information (ads) from third party
providers for products and services. Accepting advertising keeps our costs low. No individual
information is provided to any third-party company without your consent. If you choose to contact
these third-party companies, please refer to their privacy policies.

To report any abuse or violation of the email list, please
contact us or send email to Attach an unedited copy of the email message that you feel was sent
to you in error or without your permission. Include all header information so that
can trace origin of the message. Also include any notes or other information that you feel are

If you subscribed to our email list and want to update your information or no longer want to
receive messages, please follow the instructions contained in the messages.

Web Site Visit Information

When you visit our Web site, we automatically collect information about your visit that does not
identify you personally. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and Web service you are using.
We also know the date, time, and pages you visit. Collecting this information helps us to improve
the design of our site.

Changes to Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is subject to change as we improve the services and features we provide.
However, we will never share your information without your consent. If there are changes or
additions to this privacy policy, we will post those changes here and also attempt to inform you by

Your privacy is important to us. We value our relationship with all our supporters and students
who enable us to provide important benefits to the community we serve. Thank you.

Last update: October 15, 2006
Privacy Policy
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