About Technology for the Future
Technology for the Future is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization dedicated to enhancing the access of our rising leaders to opportunities that can come with technology. Through the process of achieving these goals, we ask that young applicants as well as supporters of our cause (whether donors or otherwise) submit information to our website so that we can provide them with the necessary tools. As such, we also commit to the safe-keeping of the information provided.
All information on our website is submitted willingly by our online visitors. Any use of information will only be for the purposes of Technology for the Future, such as communication and evaluating areas of need. The information provided by our users will never be sold and we will do our utmost to protect it from any misuse. The various instances of website-user submitted information and their usage are outlined below.
Personal Contact information (Full name and Email): Required. For us to use in correspondence with your application/project(s) and use of our website, deliver a monthly newsletter, and contact you if there are any special opportunities for you in our program. We need your full name to make sure we can address any material to the correct student.
Mailing Address: Required. With all our applications we need to have an address to define geographic demand and pair applicants with donors. Additionally, upon evaluating a successful application, we ship directly to the student.
Phone Number: Required. When we are not able to reach you by email, we will use your phone number when necessary to address anything with your application/project.
School name and Age: The application requires the school name, address, and phone number. We use this to identify the areas of need geographically. The two pieces of information serve both as statistical data for our team as well as a reference point for necessary parental consent related to submission of students under the age of 18. We may send newsletters and notifications for upcoming events and opportunities.
Referrals: Required. Since we are a community partners program we want to ensure that our partners get the credit they deserve.
Personal Contact information (Full name and Email): Required. For us to use in correspondence with any transactions, confirmation, receipts, emails, messages, updates or any other form of needed communication associated with your donations and/or participation in our program. It is our goal to ensure we address the correct person and maintain privacy.
Mailing Address: Required. We need this to be able to enable written correspondence if need arises. This may include donation certificates, gifts, thank you letters, and others among these in which the written form is preferred.
Payments: Our payment systems are protected by third party companies. Data is not stored on our servers. Our processing is with Stripe and Paypal, both of whom offer their own additional privacy policies (which we do not govern and should thus be reviewed separately). Our goal is to ensure best safety standards which is why our payments go through the experts.
How we share and publish your information
How we protect your privacy
Our organization does not affiliate or distribute any information to be used by parties outside of our system. Access to the information is restricted to authorized personnel and our physical servers and access points are protected with necessary security measures including alarm systems, electronic protections, and managerial procedures, among others. We use technological safety precautions such as firewalls, passwords, certificates, and any other methods deemed beneficial to preventing cyber crime or data theft. We abide by security standards presented by our host, and make necessary upgrades as needed. Of course, systems are not perfect and as such we cannot hold any liability or warranty for the information submitted through our Website.
Privacy of Children
While serving the students, our focus is making the safety and privacy of children of the greatest importance. Our website allows for students of any age to submit a scholarship application in order to receive a personal laptop; however, any students under the age of 18 is required to provide parental consent prior to application processing. Applications that fail to uphold parental consent will be deleted off of our servers.
Personal information is not shared with any third parties. All information remains as the property of the program through which the application was received. We reserve the right to share the essays or videos submitted with possible donors. No identifiable personal information other than first name will be disclosed. Applicants have the option to share their photo along with the application if they are 13 years of age or older. We will do our best to ensure that no identifiable information is in the photos provided.
How you can Access and Adjust your Account/Information
You have access to your account to change your profile/account information at any time by logging in. Personal information provided within your account is not part of the public domain and is protected by our own systems as well as the password which you are accountable for. You have the right to request access to the personal information we may have in our possession, as well as the right to request corrections, amendments and deletions of any and all of your personal information that is in our possession. If you have any such requests or questions, please email us at the address provided at the end of the policy.
Please don’t hesitate to communicate with us! We are happy to hear from you with any and all comments and questions.
For any questions or concerns:
Technology for the Future
PO BOX 2215
Kernersville, NC 27285