College Horizons, Inc. is committed to respecting the privacy rights of College Horizons, Scholars and Graduate Horizons participants, including students, faculty and volunteers. We are also committed to protecting the confidentiality of education records and to maintaining such records in accordance with applicable law. The following statement describes the organization’s policy with respect to personal information collected from both applicants and participants in any College Horizons Inc. programs.
Application Information and Participant Information: Information supplied in a program application (“Applicant Information”) and information provided by a program participant (“Participant Information”) are secured and maintained solely by College Horizons, Inc. and will not be shared, sold, or made available to any unauthorized party except where required by law or court order. Applicant Information and Participant Information is used by authorized College Horizons, Inc. staff for internal and program purposes. College Horizons may use Applicant Information and Participant Information for research purposes and only with approval by the Board of Directors; in such instances, any personally identifiable information will be removed. College Horizons Inc. will publicly release and share basic demographic information of participants to complete fundraising reports, annual reports, and for the purpose of informing the public on meeting the mission of the organization. During the summer programs, faculty review Participant Information for instructional and curricular purposes. Faculty agree to keep all information confidential and private and are not permitted to disseminate or forward student information to any party, organization, or individual not affiliated with College Horizons, Inc. Volunteer counselors affiliated with College Horizons, Inc. agree that they will not use the student contact information to solicit or promote any products or services, including free or educational services, to the participants or their families.
Participant Contact Information: College Horizons, Inc. shares with partner colleges/universities the following Participant Contact Information: name, address, phone number, e-mail address, tribal affiliation, high school or college name, gender, and first generation to college status (“Participant Contact Information”). This information is included on a participant-and-faculty roster. College and university admissions representatives working in partnership with College Horizons, Inc. are provided a copy of this roster and encouraged to contact program participants as part of their college admission recruitment and outreach strategy. Participants are also provided with a copy of the roster and are encouraged to contact college and university representatives for more information on their institutions. College Horizons, Inc. also encourages participants to use the roster to stay in touch with other participants and for networking opportunities.
Follow Up Outreach: College Horizons, Inc. staff will periodically follow-up with participants and their parents/guardians by email, surveys, phone, and mailing to learn of the participant’s progress on college or graduate school applications, admissions, enrollment, and graduation, and to provide information on other educational opportunities supported by College Horizons Inc. and our partner colleges/universities. In addition, College Horizons, Inc. will send updates, surveys, newsletters, and annual reports to former participants as part of our communications and outreach plan. Following the program, parents/guardians and participants can opt out of College Horizons Inc. communications.
By signing below, I understand how Applicant Information and Participant Information will be used. I consent to the use of the information I have provided for research purposes. I further consent to the publication and sharing of my, or my child’s, Participant Contact Information (as described above) in the participant-and-faculty roster, and I agree that the participant will be added to the College Horizons, Inc. mailing and emailing list to receive notifications about College Horizons information, and receive follow-up contact by College Horizons, Inc. as described in this Privacy Statement and Participant Consent to Use of Information. I understand that following the conclusion of the program, parents/guardians and participants can opt out of College Horizons Inc. communications.