When you browse the Site, we and our partners collect certain information about your device and use of the Site automatically. We collect additional information when you apply for a grant or otherwise provide us with personal information, as follows.
Your IP Address
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your device every time you browse the Internet. When a user requests a page from the Site, our servers log the user's current IP address. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the Site.
Cookies and Beacons
We use "cookies" (pieces of data your browser stores in your computer's memory to help improve your experience and the Site and understand how users interact with the Site. We may also collect information using beacons (also known as tracking pixels), which are electronic images that may be used to help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage of the Site.
Third Party Data Collection
Your use of social features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Funds from either an Allen Distinguished Educator grant or a microgrant are considered taxable income. Recipients are responsible for reporting and paying all relevant taxes.
From time to time, we may sponsor sweepstakes or contests or provide other opportunities for you to provide personal information to us, including your name, phone number, address, and other information, which may include classroom and school demographics (“Personal Information”). We use this information to process and deliver sweepstakes and contest entries, to communicate with you, and to understand and improve the Site and the services we offer.
Disclosures to Third Parties
Disclosures to Service Providers
We share the information we collect, including Application Information and Personal Information, with vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf.
Disclosures for Legal Reasons
The Grantor will also disclose information you provide through the Site, including but not limited to Application Information, when it believes, in its sole discretion, that the law requires such disclosures or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with applicable law, regulation, or legal process;
- Protect and defend the rights or property of the Grantor or others; or
- Act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the public or the users of the Site.
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