Cyber Foundations Privacy Policy

How to Contact Us--If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at gro.snoitadnuofrebyc@ofni.

All data is stored in the United States of America and is subject to the laws therein.

Alternatively, you may contact us at:
c/o The SANS Institute
8120 Woodmont Avenue,
Suite 205
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-654-7267


Registration--A user must register in order to use this site. During registration, a user is required to provide certain categories of information, such as name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, school, and country of residence. In addition, a user may choose to provide other categories of information, such as clubs and educational interests. CyberCenters encourages its users to provide this information so that users may maximize the effectiveness of the scholarship matching process.

Passive Collection of Information--In addition to the information which you actively provide to CyberCenters by methods such as completing the registration form, CyberCenters collects information about how you interact with our site. CyberCenters collects passive information for purposes such as testing and improving a user's experience at the site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes. The types of passive information collected by this site include, without limitation, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, where you go on our site, and how long you stay on any part of our site. Passive information does not identify you to the CyberCenters by name, and CyberCenters does not link your IP address to your personally identifiable information.

Collection of Information from Children--CyberCenters abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, CyberCenters will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of 13.


The information which you supply to CyberCenters enables us to provide the scholarship, search services which you select by matching your background to our database of scholarships. In addition, CyberCenters uses your information in order to customize our site to your interests and enhance your overall experience at our site. CyberCenters tries to recognize you using various methods, including having you log in with your e-mail address and your password. In addition, as described above, CyberCenters utilizes passive information to learn more about how you interact with our site. This passive information may be combined with your other information for purposes such as testing and improving your experience at our site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to content partners. This aggregate passive information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.

Contacting You by E-Mail--CyberCenters may use your contact information periodically in order to send you e-mail regarding updates at CyberCenters site, such as new scholarship opportunities and additional listings which may be of interest to you. The frequency of these messages will vary depending upon your profile, including the types of scholarships and other activities you have indicated an interest in. In addition, we may send you free informational newsletters or notices relating to topics which may be of special interest to you, including financial aid, admissions tips, job opportunities and job advice. Finally, if you specifically provide CyberCenters with permission at the time of opting in to participate in some of the Common Knowledge scholarships, your information will be provided to the scholarship sponsors who may provide you with information about their products or services. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to opt-out of participation with CyberCenters whenever such messages are sent by CyberCenters, as described below. E-mail messages from third parties are not governed by the opt-out provisions of this Privacy Policy, but all such third parties are strongly encouraged to include opt-out procedures in their messages to you.


CyberCenters will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

During the opt-in "I will participate" process, and at certain points thereafter in connection with specific offers, CyberCenters asks you whether information about you may be sent to third parties who have products, services and opportunities which may be useful to you. CyberCenters understands how important your information is to you. Therefore, CyberCenters does not share any information that can be tied to you without your permission. If you give your permission to allow third parties to contact you, personal information about you (such as your contact information and other information collected during your visit to CyberCenters) may be shared with colleges, universities, potential employers, recruiters/headhunters, data aggregators, marketers (possibly in the form of list rental), and other organizations. Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, we may share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.

Third Party Service Providers--From time to time, CyberCenters may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters to CyberCenters's users. If we use a third party to provide specific services (such as sending newsletters to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that party to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third party service providers are only allowed to use personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by CyberCenters. The third party services covered by this paragraph do not include links to third party sites found on our site, which are governed by a more specific provision (Links to Other Sites) below.

Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures--While CyberCenters strives to protect the personal information of our users, CyberCenters will release personal information if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.


CyberCenters has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. You are the only user authorized to update your profile, unless you provide your password information to another party

CyberCenters helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary, by the Privacy Team at CyberCenters.


You can update your personal information by clicking on the "My Account" tab in your CyberCenters account. Users who are experiencing problems with updating their information should contact us gro.sretnecrebyc@troppus or by using the Contact Us link on the CyberCenters website, and we will try to resolve your problems.


Acceptance of Terms/Changes to Privacy Policy--Your use of this site indicates an acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy. CyberCenters reserves the right to update or amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

Disclaimer--CyberCenters provides information on many topics. Some of this information is created by CyberCenters, and some of it is created by third parties. While our site strives to provide accurate content and other information, CyberCenters does not make any warranty regarding the accuracy, reliability or use of any information provided on this site.

Other--In the event that CyberCenters sells, assigns or transfers some or all of its business to a successor or acquirer, CyberCenters may sell, assign or transfer all of your information, regardless of your opt status, to such successor or acquirer.

Links to Other Sites--This site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that CyberCenters does not exercise control over the information, products, services or policies of third party companies accessible through our site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every third party site. This Privacy Policy applies solely to the information collected by this site.