Generally speaking and for the purposes of this policy, personal information is: 1) personal identifiers that are used to identify who you are or that are tied to your real identity, like a name, address, email address, government issued identifier, or other unique identifier such as a candidate ID number, and 2) information that is tied to and stored with those personal identifiers.
Collection of Personal Information.
Besomebody collects personal information when you visit the Besomebody website, when you create a Besomebody account, and when you submit an application for admission to Besomebody Paths. In addition, we may also receive information about you from partners, educational institutions, or other third party sources that we may combine with other personal information we may hold about you.
Besomebody may collect information you provide on the Besomebody website like your name, email address, and other contact and personal information. In addition, we receive information that your computer or device automatically sends to us like your IP address, a date and timestamp of your visit, a referring URL of the website you were visiting prior to coming to our website, and information about the type of browser, operating system, and device you are using to access our site.
Besomebody Path Application.
Besomebody will collect personal information for internal admissions, administrative, reporting, and operational purposes.
The Besomebody Path application is multi-step process where you’ll be asked to provide information about yourself to help us evaluate your application for admission. Different applicants will likely provide different kinds of information, so what is collected from each applicant will vary. No two applications or applicants will be the same.
The following are the general types of information we will collect during the application process: Basic personal identifiers and contact information such as your name, address, phone number, date of birth, and email address that you provide to us. In addition, we may ask for gender, race, ethnicity, disability status, and other information to better understand our applicant pool and to allow us to accommodate our candidates’ needs in their educational and living environments. Information about your past educational background and performance along with information about which programs or schools you’ve attended. This may include information such as your academic institution or program name and address, transcripts from those schools or educational programs, metrics of academic achievement such as grade point average, class rank, and test scores, and recommendations and assessments from teachers, counselors, school administrators, and other trusted adults, mentors, or peers. In addition to the information you provide to us, we may independently verify information you provide or seek additional information about your past educational achievement to support your application materials. Information to better understand your educational potential, readiness, interests, creativity, cognitive ability, and personality. This, too, will vary by applicant. This may include written, verbal, or online assessments, interviews, personal statements, video, audio or other media you provide, and other assessments. Payment information for fees. Besomebody may request credit card or other payment information in connection with fees associated with the program. Besomebody does not store credit card numbers or other financial information, instead we use a payment processing partner to facilitate this on our behalf.
Use of Personal Information.
Personal information that is collected from you during your visits to the Besomebody website is used to operate and improve the design and usability of our sites, to respond to inquiries, and to provide information to you that is requested from us. If you apply to Besomebody Paths, information about your visits to our website will be combined with information contained in your application materials. Personal information that is collected from you during the application process is used first and foremost to evaluate you as a candidate for admission. In addition, personal information provided in your application may be used to determine your eligibility for scholarships and other awards. We may also look at application information in the aggregate, without personal identifiers, to better understand characteristics of our applicant pool in any given year or over time. We do this to improve the application process. Finally, contact information included in your application may be used to communicate with you about your application and about Besomebody. Some of these communications we deem to be essential to the application process and are required.
Sharing and Disclosure.
Besomebody may share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information from Besomebody applications publicly and with our partners or other organizations. Besomebody may from time to time employ vendors, contractors, and other 3rd party service providers. These service providers work for us under confidentiality agreements and may have access to your personal information in order to process or evaluate application materials or provide other services to Besomebody such as fulfillment, billing, direct mailings and candidate communications, or to perform other similar functions. In addition, Besomebody uses analytics service providers, like Google Analytics, to better understand usage patterns on our own services. These providers collect information across Besomebody websites on our behalf. Besomebody uses these service providers to better understand how people use our services and so that we can improve the design and usability of our products. We do not engage in “tracking” users outside of our service and website. Consistent with this, we do not take any action when a browser sends us a DNT (do-not-track) signal.
Access, Correction, and Retention.
During the application process you can access, edit, and delete content you’ve uploaded as part of your application. However, once you finalize and submit application content at the conclusion of each step, it is no longer editable. If you need to request correction of information that Besomebody has about you that is no longer accessible to you directly online, you may contact Besomebody to make your request. Besomebody retains application data for record keeping and analysis purposes but may, at its sole discretion, delete it for any reason at any time and is under no obligation to maintain it.
Besomebody takes reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We take the following steps to help keep your data secure: We encrypt data transmissions using SSL technology. We have reasonable measures in place to protect the physical security of records we store on our premises. We restrict access to personal information to Besomebody employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us or as part of their job requirements, and who are subject to confidentiality or employment agreements.
Besomebody will never ask you for financial information or for your account password in an email or phone call. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
International Transfers and Data Storage.
Children Under 13.
Besomebody currently does not accept online applications from applicants under the age of 13 or knowingly collect information from users on our site who are under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child who is under 13 has provided us with personal information without their consent, they should contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information in an application submitted online, we will delete such information. If you are a parent of a candidate under the age 13 who wishes to apply to Besomebody, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.