Last updated: December 23, 2019
Fastweb, LLC (“Fastweb”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. We want you to understand how we protect your personal information when we provide you with your results from customized searches for scholarships, college admissions and jobs. We will tell you what types of personal information that we collect, what may happen to that information, and your rights regarding your personal information.
Information We Collect Directly from You
We collect information from you when you choose to give it to us either on our website or through our mobile app. This includes:
- Registration information, such as your name, date of birth, e-mail address, street address, phone number, gender, citizenship status, ethnicity, military status, educational history, and your username and password;
- Optional categories of information, if you choose to provide them, including career objectives, health information, hobbies, and other personal information, which we use to maximize the effectiveness of your scholarship college admissions and job searches on our website; and
- Additional optional information for participation in surveys or contests, which is completely voluntary on your part, and you have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features.
Information Automatically Collected From You When You Use Fastweb
We also gather certain information automatically when you visit our website or use our mobile app. This information is passively collected, and Fastweb uses it for internal purposes, including, but not limited to, testing, improving a user’s experience and disclosures to advertisers and content partners. Fastweb only discloses aggregate passive information to advertisers and content partners, including unique visits to our website and impression data. Passive information alone does not identify you to Fastweb by name.
This information may include, without limitation, the following:
- internet protocol (IP) address;
- browser type and configuration;
- device ID; and
- your activity on Fastweb, including where you go on our website or mobile app, how you interact with any specific part of our website or mobile app and how long you stay on any specific part of our website or mobile app.
Information Collected About You from Third Parties
From time to time, Fastweb may decide to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters to Fastweb users. If Fastweb engages a service provider, then some personal information may be shared with the service provider, but only to the extent necessary for the service provider to provide services on Fastweb’s behalf.
Service providers are only allowed to use personal information for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by Fastweb.
Fastweb uses third-party service providers for the following types of tasks:
- marketing assistance;
- data visualization;
- customer service;
- improvement of services; and
- error monitoring
Collection of Information from Children
Fastweb is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 16.
How We Use Information
We use the information we collect to provide our services, respond to you, improve our site, and foster a positive user experience.
By registering with Fastweb, by managing your profile, or by opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information in the following ways:
To provide you with our services, which includes:
- creating a Fastweb account for you;
- helping you to search for scholarships, colleges and jobs;
- enabling you to apply for scholarships and jobs; and
- assisting you with contacting us and for us to respond to you
For marketing, which includes:
- providing personalized, targeted, or location-based content, services, and advertising from third parties on both our website and on other websites with which we have a business relationship;
- informing you of other products or services available from Fastweb or our business partners;
- sending you e-mails regarding updates at our website, free informational newsletters, and notices relating to topics that may be of special interest to you, including financial aid, admissions tips, job opportunities, and job advice; and
- conducting surveys, promotions and contests, and to publish the results thereof
To improve our services, which includes:
- conducting analytics and generating internal reports about the use of our site;
- tracking which scholarships and jobs you search for, view, and apply to;
- preventing and investigating malicious or fraudulent activity; and
- enhancing your overall experience at our website
How We Share Information
During the registration process, and at certain points thereafter in connection with specific offers, Fastweb will ask you whether information about you may be sent to third parties who have products, services and opportunities that may be useful to you. Therefore, Fastweb does not share any information that can be linked to you without your permission.
If you give your permission to allow third parties to contact you, personal information about you, such as your name, gender, age, zip code, citizenship, educational history, and other information collected during your visit to Fastweb’s website or mobile app, may be shared with colleges, universities, potential employers, recruiters/headhunters, data aggregators, marketers, and other organizations. You may opt out of such sharing by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, Fastweb may share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with Fastweb’s business partners.
While Fastweb strives to protect its users’ personal information, Fastweb discloses personal information to third parties if legally required to do so, if a governmental entity requests Fastweb to do so, or if Fastweb believes in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal processes; (b) protect the rights or property of Fastweb or affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
How You Can Access, Update or Delete Your Information
You can access or update your personal information at any time by logging into the Fastweb website and selecting “My Profile.” You may delete your account by selecting “Deactivate My Account” on the “Account Settings” page. Users who are experiencing problems with accessing, updating or deleting their information should contact us at email@example.com, and we will try to resolve your problems.
Cookies and Online Advertising
Fastweb uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies through your web browser’s settings.
We use the following specific types of cookies:
- Security: we use these cookies to secure your account
- Preference: we use these cookies to store your preferences like language choice and display of scholarship and job search results
- Analytics: we use these cookies to track traffic patterns so we can identify popular content and potential problems
- Features: we use these cookies to track which scholarships that you search for, view, and apply to so we can show you more scholarships like those. We also use these cookies to split some users into test groups to test new features
- Advertising: we use these cookies to collect information about you in order to show you advertising on Fastweb and other third-party websites
Fastweb also allows other companies to display advertisements to you while you are using our website. When this happens, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. The cookies placed by these third parties could remain on your computer after you have left our site for up to 20 years unless you choose to delete them.
Pixels: Fastweb uses pixels, including for example, to count users who have visited specific pages of our website and to allow Fastweb to place a cookie on a user’s computer. Fastweb uses data collected from pixels to compile aggregate statistics about usage of our website.
Advertising Opt-Out: Fastweb users can opt out of being contacted by our advertising partners. If you would prefer to not receive personalized ads based on your browser or device usage, you may generally express your opt-out preference to no longer receive tailored advertisements. Please note that you will continue to see advertisements, but they will no longer be tailored to your interests.
To opt out of interest-based advertising by participating companies in the following consumer choice mechanisms, please visit:
- Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA)’s self-regulatory opt-out page (http://optout.aboutads.info) and mobile application-based “AppChoices” download page (https://youradchoices.com/appchoices)
- Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)’s self-regulatory opt-out page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org).
To set an opt-out preference for a mobile device identifier (such as Apple’s IDFA or Android’s GAID), visit the device manufacturer’s current choice instructions page, or read more about sending signals to limit ad tracking for your operating system here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/mobile-choices.
Please note that these settings must be performed on each device (including each web browser on each device) for which you wish to opt out, and if you clear your cookies or if you use a different browser or device, you will need to renew your opt-out preferences.
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Your Privacy Rights
Right to Know: you have the right to know whether Fastweb has collected personal information from you. You may submit up to two access requests within a 12-month period directing Fastweb to disclose any of the following to you:
- the categories or specific pieces of personal information that Fastweb has collected from you;
- the categories of sources from which Fastweb has collected your information;
- the reasons why Fastweb collects or sells personal information; and
- the categories of third parties with which Fastweb shares personal information.
Right to Delete: you have the right to request that Fastweb delete any of your personal information that Fastweb has collected from you with certain exceptions. Fastweb may refuse your deletion request if permitted by law. If we deny your deletion request, we will tell you why the request was denied. Additionally, if Fastweb can verify your request and determine that no exception to deletion applies, we will direct any of our service providers that have received your personal data to delete your personal information from their records as well.
Right to Opt Out: you have the right to opt out of Fastweb’s sale, as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act, of your personal information to third parties for marketing or advertising purposes.
Right to Exercise Your Privacy Rights: Fastweb will not discriminate against you for exercising your privacy rights.
Submitting a Request to Exercise Your Rights: you or your authorized agent may submit a request to access or delete your personal information or opt out of Fastweb’s sale of your personal information by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fastweb will verify your request using information associated with your account.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Fastweb has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. You are the only user authorized to update your profile, unless you give your password information to another party. Ultimately, you are responsible for keeping your username and password secret.
Fastweb helps protect personal information by using both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords, restricted electronic access to your personal information, and restricted physical access to where your personal information is stored. Our staff members are trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary, by the Privacy Office at Fastweb.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third-party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
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