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Privacy Policy

Advancing Students Forward Privacy Policy

Advancing Students Forward (ASF) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. Please carefully read this policy before using the Services and providing any information through the Services (as defined in our Terms of Use Agreement here. This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the ASF Terms of Use here. ASF reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. Any amendments made to this policy will be considered effective immediately after the amended policy is posted on this website. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Privacy Policy.

User Consent to Privacy Policy

Any person accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Services, either manually or via an automated device or program, shall be considered a “User.” All Users are bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and ASF’s Terms of Use Agreement. Users consent to the collection and use of personally identifiable information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as name, address, email address, or phone number(collectively “PII”) to any extent not prohibited by law. If you do not consent to this policy, please do not access, browse, or use these Services. . If you are located outside of the United States, please note that any PII collected through these Services may be transferred to the United States and are subject to the level of protection of the relevant data protection laws in the United States. Your use of these Services or submission of any personal information will therefore constitute your express consent to the collection, use, processing, and storage of your PII in the United States.

Personal Information ASF collects personal information in the newsletter sign-up, donation, participant sign-up, and volunteer sign-up processes through forms on the Services or from Users who voluntarily provide such information by other express and voluntary means in order to participate in ASF services and activities.

Communications & Data Security

ASF may collect and retain data (such as name, Email, phone number, and street address) from you when you provide it via the Services or other voluntary means. ASF may communicate with you by phone, email, postal mail, or by posting notice on the Services for any reason, including but not limited to contacting you periodically about our work, related events, volunteering, donations, security, privacy, administrative, or our newsletter. ASF will retain your contact data indefinitely, until you request its destruction, or until that data becomes defunct. ASF maintains reasonable administrative, physical, and technological measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of PII you submit on or through the Services or by other means. . If we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Services or sending an email to you. We do not guarantee the security of PII or other information in any form, including if you send us an email or use one of our online forms, and your submission of information to ASF is at your own risk.

Despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission or storage can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference people using the internet can often set if they do not want web services to collect information about their online activity. However, there is currently no universal standard for sending and receiving DNT signals. Due to this lack of universal standard, it would be impossible for us to promise that we comply with all known and unknown DNT standards.

Therefore, ASF does not in any way monitor or respond to DNT signals or other mechanisms that provide a choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about activities over time and across different Web sites or online services.

If a universal standard for DNT becomes available we may revisit our DNT Policy.


Upon request, you have the right to request an internal audit to your PII stored with us to ensure that it is accurate, complete and current, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy or where the rights of other persons would be violated. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to correct, amend or delete information that you can independently and reasonably demonstrate is inaccurate or incomplete. This may be accomplished by contacting ASF via the contact information below or through a hyperlink provided in emails. You may also, by the same means, withdraw your consent to the collection and use your PII. However, please note that, by withdrawing your consent, it may be impossible for us to continue to provide you with certain services. You may further request that ASF destroy any or all of your PII that ASF retains. ASF will then, within a reasonable span of time, comply with your request.

Sharing Content with Third Parties

The ASF Services may feature direct integration with a variety of social networking services, including but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Flickr, enabling Users to share the activities documented by ASF with those services. The choice to share data collected by ASF with these services is an optional feature of the ASF Services. ASF will only share information with social networking services that the User chooses to share. Users are responsible for the content they choose to share, and are bound by the respective terms of service and privacy policy for each social networking service. ASF has no responsibility to provide or maintain integration with any particular third party service. We will not share the PII we have collected from you, except as described below:

  • When you give us your consent to do so, for example, when we tell you that the information you provide will be shared in some way and you provide us that information;
  • When it is required to do so by law, such as in response to a subpoena or where a parent requests copies of Children’s Personal Information, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law), or in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with investigative or law enforcement activity.
  • In connection with any merger, transfer or sale of company assets, financing, acquisition, or similar transaction or circumstance; or

To enforce or apply our Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use.

Linked Internet Websites

The Services may provide hyperlinks, which are highlighted words or pictures within a hypertext document, that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document, to another document altogether, or may take you to a third party Website not controlled by ASF. Any hyperlinked third party Websites may collect, use, and disclose information in a manner different than this Website. ASF is not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these Websites and expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such collection, use, or disclosure.

Storing Donation Information

ASF does not process any underlying payments facilitated by the Services; payments are processed by our partner Internet Payment Service Provider, ( a “Payments Partner”). Financial data you input to consummate a transaction is encrypted using SSL technology and sent to a Payments Partner. For recurring donations your financial and contact data is stored by a Payment Partner in accordance with industry standards. Only the Payment Partner has access to your credit card number. ASF does not have access to your credit card number. Data handled by a Payment Partner is subject to that Payments Partner’s terms of use and privacy policy.

Donor Data Privacy

Any information ASF collects from its donors is used by ASF for internal purposes only, including but not limited to event planning, legal compliance, and administrative use, and is shared with staff, participants, and volunteers for these purposes only. Otherwise, donor information shall be kept strictly confidential by ASF, staff, participants, and volunteers. ASF may acquire donor PII through a Payments Partner. This PII will be stored with the same privacy and data security protections described above.

Removal of Information from Children

ASF does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If a child under 13 has provided PII, a parent or guardian may contact us to request the removal of this information (see below for contact information).

Questions or Concerns

Please contact us via this form if you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy.

Monica Santos
(ASF) Advancing Students Forward
P.O. Box 142
Chula Vista, CA 91912
[email protected]

August 26, 2019