Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November 28, 2020

At ForeverU ("ForeverU," "we," "us," "our"), we recognize the importance of how your Personal Data and Minor PII are used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read on to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By visiting or using our website(s) and all other products, services, and applications made available by ForeverU from time to time (collectively, our "Services"), you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. If you do not accept these terms, then you may not use our Services.

 

​​​Collected Information.

The information we collect from participants in our Services include the following:

  • Minor Information: First/Last Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Phone, Email, Home Address, Ethnicity, Date of Birth, Grade Level, Name of School, Graduation Date, Insurance Information, and General Health Concerns.

  • Parent/Guardian Information:  First/Last Name, Parentage Status, Email, Phone Number, and Order or Court Order-Related Documents.

  • Emergency Contact Information: First/Last Name, Relationship to the Minor, Phone Number

 

When this information is collected, we use it in the following ways:

  • To provide and maintain our Services.

  • To notify you about changes to our Services.

  • To provide community support.

  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Services.

  • To monitor the usage of our Services.

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues.

  • To notify users about important program updates and changes via email. You may not opt-out of Service-related emails.

 

​We will not collect, maintain, use, sell or share this collected information or Minor PII. We will also not build a personal profile of a minor other than for supporting a purpose authorized by a parent or legal guardian. Additionally, we will not use or disclose Personal Data or Minor PII collected through our Services for behavioral ad targeting.

 

The Minor PII that is collected, used, shared, and retained will only be used for purposes for which we have authorization from the parent or legal guardian of a minor. We will also support access to and correction of Minor PII by a minor or their authorized parent or legal guardian.

 

Usage Data.

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website or when you access our Services by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. When you access our Services with a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

 

Tracking Cookies Data.

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Services and we hold certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Services.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies which we use to operate our Services.

  • Preference Cookies which we use to remember preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies which we use for various security purposes.

Third-Party Access.

If you are a user of our Services, we will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your Personal Data or Minor PII. In the future, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may allow a third party to maintain your Personal Data and Minor PII provided the third party is subject to the same commitments stated in this Privacy Policy for previously collecting Minor PII.

 

​Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), ForeverU legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data and Minor PII we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. ForeverU may process your Personal Data and Minor PII because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you.

  • You have given us permission to do so.

  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights.

  • For payment processing purposes.

  • To comply with the law.

 

Retention of Data.

ForeverU will retain your Personal Data and Minor PII only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data and Minor PII 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. ForeverU 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 Services, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods. When it comes to retaining Minor PII, it will not be knowingly retained beyond the time period required to support the authorized purposes by the parent or legal guardian of a minor.

 

Transfer of Data.

Your information, including Personal Data and Minor PII, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data and Minor PII, to the United States and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

ForeverU will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data and Minor PII will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data.

Business Transaction: If ForeverU is involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, we will allow a successor to maintain your Personal Data and Minor PII only if the successor entity agrees to act in accordance with the Student Privacy Pledge. If they do not, users will be given the option to send their information to the future entity or have their information deleted.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement: Under certain circumstances, ForeverU may be required to disclose your Personal Data and Minor PII if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

 

Legal Requirements: ForeverU may disclose your Personal Data and Minor PII in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation.

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of ForeverU.

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our Services.

  • To protect the personal safety of users of our Services or the public.

  • To protect against legal liability.

 

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

​​Our Policy on "Do Not Track" Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA).

We do not support Do Not Track ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.

 

Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. ForeverU aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data and Minor PII. If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data and Minor PII we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you: Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of your Personal Data and Minor PII directly within your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact us to assist you.

  • The right of rectification: You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The right to object: You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data and Minor PII.

  • The right of restriction: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • The right to data portability: You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable, and commonly used format.

  • The right to withdraw consent: You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time where ForeverU relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data and Minor PII. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

 

​Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose Personal Data and Minor PII information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. COPPA also requires us to obtain the consent of parents and legal guardians for children under thirteen (13) years of age to use our Services. Parents and legal guardians may be referenced collectively as “Parents” herein.

 

For Children Under 13 - Please Read: Prior to participating in our Services, your parent or legal guardian is required to provide consent that gives you authorized permission to participate in our Services.

For Parents of Children Under 13 - Please Read: If your child is participating in our Services without your consent, contact us immediately. Prior to your child participating in our Services, your consent is required to give your child authorized permission to participate in our Services.

Mailing Policy.

When you send us an email or complete a contact form on our website, we use your email address to thank you for your comment and/or reply to your question,  and we will store your communication and our reply for any future correspondence. Beyond our initial reply, we will never use your email address to send any unsolicited message or information, nor will we share it with or sell it to anyone else for such use.

When you accept to receive information about our Services, promotions, newsletters, press releases, and/or new offers, we use your email address and other information you give to provide you with information or other Services, until you ask us to stop (using the “unsubscribe” instructions provided with each email communication).

When you request information or other Services from us, we use your email address and any other information you give us to provide you with the information or other Services that you requested until you ask to stop (using the “unsubscribe” instruction provided with email, and/or on the site where you signed up, and/or as we otherwise provide), or until the information or Service is no longer available.

 

We will never use your email address or other information to provide you with unsolicited messages or information (unless that is part of the Service you are requesting), nor will we share it with or sell, rent, or lease it to any third party for such use.

Service Providers.

We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services ("Service Providers"), provide our Services on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Services are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data and Minor PII only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. The third parties who have access to this information are required by ForeverU to have the same privacy policies that are consistent with those of the Student Privacy Pledge.

 

Analytics.

We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Services.  A third-party Service Provider we use is “Google Analytics”. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Services. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Payments/Donations.

We use third-party Service Providers for payment processing (e.g. payment processors). We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information. The payment processor we work with is “Stripe”.  Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://stripe.com/us/privacy

Links to Other Sites.

Our Services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Dispute Resolution.

If you have any complaints regarding our compliance with this Privacy Policy, you should contact us. We will investigate and attempt to resolve the complaints and disputes regarding the use and disclosure of Personal Data and Minor PII in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Helpful Practices.

ForeverU will from time to time provide resources to support minors and families to protect the security and privacy of Minor PII while participating in our Services. The primary security tips we encourage all participants to follow are as follows: use a secure password; secure your phone or computer with a password or passcode; disable lock screen notifications; stay private on wi-fi networks.

 

Changes to Privacy Policy.

We will not make material changes to our privacy policy without first providing prominent notice to the minors and families and allowing them choices before data is used in any manner inconsistent with terms they were initially provided; and not make material changes to other policies or practices governing the use of Minor PII that are inconsistent with contractual requirements. If a change is made to our privacy policy, minors and families will be notified by email.

Contact Us.

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy,  please send an email to contact@joinforeveru.org.