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Monday 12.9.2019

National Application Center :: privacy policy statement

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THE PRIVACY POLICY FOR NATIONALAPPCENTER.COM

Effective as of December 17, 2018

Please read this policy carefully. It is your choice whether or not to provide personal information to us. If you choose to do so, you are giving us your express consent to use, process, transfer and disclose your personal information, within the United States, as set forth in this policy. If you choose not to provide your personal information to us, you will not be able to use the nationalappcenter.com.

XAP Corporation including its subsidiary Bridges Transitions Inc. ("XAP"), the company that operates NationalAppCenter.com, has adopted the following Privacy Statement for the information collected at this website. When you use NationalAppCenter.com XAP has access to your information and may use your information to operate and maintain NationalAppCenter.com and in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement.

As NationalAppCenter.com evolves, we may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes in the manner in which we deal with personal information, whether to comply with then-applicable regulations and self-regulatory standards or otherwise. The Privacy Statement posted here will always be current. We encourage you to review this Statement regularly. Please see additional information regarding amending this Statement in the Section entitled "Amending this Privacy Statement" below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please see the information in the Section entitled "With whom personally identifying information and automatically collected information may be shared" for an understanding regarding the parties who may access your information.

What This Privacy Policy Statement Covers

Your Agreement to this Privacy Statement

When you use NationalAppCenter.com you signify and affirm that you have read, understand, and agree to the terms of this Statement; that you are competent and capable of understanding, agreeing to, and complying with this Statement; and that this Statement forms a legally-binding agreement between you and XAP. You agree that this Statement is supported by reasonable and valuable consideration (which includes your use of NationalAppCenter.com), and you acknowledge your receipt of and the sufficiency of such consideration. If you do not agree with all of the provisions of this Statement, you may not use NationalAppCenter.com).

Types of Information Collected

This Statement covers information you expressly enter into NationalAppCenter.com and information that we automatically collect as you use NationalAppCenter.com.

The Personally Identifying Information We Collect

To use certain features of NationalAppCenter.com we will require you to provide us with information that personally-identifies you ("Personally Identifying Information" or "PII"). If you choose not to provide us your Personally Identifying Information, you will not be able to use certain features of NationalAppCenter.com. When you do provide us your PII, you are authorizing us to use that PII in accordance with this Statement and to store your PII on our servers in the United States. The categories of PII that NationalAppCenter.com may collect from you include your name, date of birth, address, email address, phone number, grade level, Social Security number, username and password, demographic data (such as your gender, ethnicity, and zip code), parent's or guardian's names, parent's or guardian's addresses and phone number and other contact information, user preferences, and such additional information as you choose to actively enter into NationalAppCenter.com and include in your portfolio or are required to provide by the college and/or financial aid applications that you choose to complete or other actions you choose to take through NationalAppCenter.com.

Automatically-Collected Information

When you use NationalAppCenter.com, we automatically track, collect, and store the following types of information (referred to as "Automatically-Collected Information"): 1) Date and time you access NationalAppCenter.com; 2) pages visited and features used, and the order of use; 3) type of computer or other operating device accessing NationalAppCenter.com and type of browser used to access NationalAppCenter.com; 4) referring source (meaning the website you visit prior to visiting NationalAppCenter.com); and 5) other similar information about the interaction between your browser and NationalAppCenter.com and activities in which you engage while using NationalAppCenter.com. Unless otherwise stated in this Statement, Automatically-Collected Information may be combined with your PII.

When you visit NationalAppCenter.com, we collect your Internet Protocol ("IP") address to track and aggregate Automatically-Collected Information. We also collect IP addresses of users when they log onto their account portfolios on NationalAppCenter.com in order to confirm the applicable user's identity.

Minimum Age Of 13 Required To Establish An Account

NationalAppCenter.com will not collect any information from persons who are not yet 13 years old. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not authorized to create an account on NationalAppCenter.com, but you can utilize those portions of NationalAppCenter.com that do not involve the collection of personal information from users.

If you are over the age of 13 but under the age of 16 and reside in the European Union, you may not create an account on the NationalAppCenter.com.

If you are 13 years of age or older and not a citizen of the European Union, or a citizen of the European Union aged 16 years or older you are encouraged to create an account on NationalAppCenter.com and to utilize all NationalAppCenter.com, which will help you plan, prepare and pay for your future education.

Reasons We Collect Persionally Identifying Information

NationalAppCenter.com collects PII from you primarily for three reasons. The first reason is to perform a task on NationalAppCenter.com requested by you, such as filling out a financial aid application. The second reason is to enable you to submit, in a convenient and efficient manner, information that is likely to be needed when you complete college admission, financial aid, and other applications and forms made available through NationalAppCenter.com or undertake a scholarship search on NationalAppCenter.com. The third reason is to enable XAP to respond to your questions or contact you when necessary in connection with the functioning of NationalAppCenter.com or to provide required notices.

Ways In Which Personal Identifying Information May Be Used

Upon your instructions to do so, NationalAppCenter.com will use your personal identifying information to complete the following forms and surveys, to obtain information for you and to effect transactions on your behalf:

Your PII and Automatically-Collected Information may also be used for the following purposes:

With Whom Personally Identifying Information and Automatically-Collected Information May Be Shared

Except as set forth below, PII you enter on NationalAppCenter.com is not made available or distributed to third parties, except with your express consent or at your express direction. In particular, XAP will not give, sell, rent, trade, transfer, otherwise provide or provide access to your PII to any company, individual, or organization for its use in marketing or commercial solicitation or for any other purpose, except with your express consent and at your direction, unless it is pursuant to one of the exceptions listed below or necessary for operation of NationalAppCenter.com. We may share your PII as follows:

Security Measures to Protect Information; Disclaimer

XAP uses industry standard physical, electronic, and procedural security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction of PII and Automatically-Collected Information we collect and store. For example, NationalAppCenter.com encrypts the PII you enter when it is in route from your browser to the NationalAppCenter.com web servers, and again when your PII is in route from the web servers to the back-end database servers using TLS 1.2. This practice helps prevent unauthorized third parties from intercepting and gaining access to your PII during transmission over the Internet. NationalAppCenter.com is WC3 compliant and performs properly on all major operating system platforms as well as all major modern internet browsers specifically including, but not limited to, Windows, Macintosh, Linux, iOS, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and the build-in Internet browsers for iOS and Android.

PII residing on the NationalAppCenter.com server is password protected, and account access is provided only to the account holder who created the password, anyone to whom that account holder entrusted the password, designated school administrators and staff, and those employees of XAP who require such access to administer and maintain the NationalAppCenter.com system or to provide requested customer support to users of NationalAppCenter.com. Each XAP employee who has access to the PII residing on the NationalAppCenter.com server has agreed in writing to respect the privacy of all such PII. XAP trains employees to protect customer information and only authorize access for employees who XAP believes have a business need for that information. XAP holds employees accountable to a Code of Conduct and Ethics to protect user information.

The safety and security of your PII also depends on you. You should not send us sensitive PII via email, as this is not secure. You are also responsible for keeping your account username and password confidential. Please notify us if you become aware that your PII is lost, stolen, or used without permission; we may disable access to your account in order to prevent an unauthorized third party from accessing your account.

While we take industry-standard security measures to protect the privacy of your PII, we cannot guarantee that your PII will never be compromised. No Internet or wireless network transmission is ever 100% secure, and no security system can prevent all security breaches. We do not and cannot guarantee that there will be no unintended disclosures of your PII or that unauthorized third parties will not defeat our security measures or use non-public information for improper purposes.

Cookies

We collect and store Automatically-Collected Information through a standard feature found in browser software called a "cookie." A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to a user's computer or other operating device, which may then be stored on the computer's or operating device's hard drive. NationalAppCenter.com uses cookies to remember you and personalize your web-viewing experience by keeping track of your session when using NationalAppCenter.com. Cookies enable you to maintain continuity as you move from page to page on NationalAppCenter.com and to avoid the nuisance of being asked to provide the same information repeatedly. Cookies also allow us to make sure that only your browser can exchange information regarding your account with our servers. Cookies also provide us Automatically-Collected Information about NationalAppCenter.com features used and activities conducted while using NationalAppCenter.com. We may use cookies to aggregate data about user traffic on and user interaction with NationalAppCenter.com so we can offer better experiences and tools in the future. The cookies we use are called session cookies, meaning they are set when you use NationalAppCenter.com and are erased when you end your session on NationalAppCenter.com or completely close your browser. The XAP cookies we use do not remain on your hard drive after you end your session on NationalAppCenter.com or completely close your browser.

Third-Party Cookies

We use third-party services provided by Google Analytics to track and analyze your NationalAppCenter.com activity. In order to gather this Automatically-Collected Information, we use a Google Analytics cookie on NationalAppCenter.com. If you don't want your Automatically-Collected Information used by Google Analytics, Google recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Ad-on, located here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

We also have third-party widgets on NationalAppCenter.com, such as widgets provided by YouTube, PollDaddy and Screencast. When you use these third-party widgets by using features of our site, the widgets may place cookies associated with these widgets on your computer or other operating device.

Don't want cookies?

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you don't want cookies, you can set your browser to disable or refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used. Please refer to your browser for information on how to disable and control cookies. You should note, however, that various NationalAppCenter.com services and features might not function properly when cookies are not utilized.

Links

NationalAppCenter.com hosts links to other sites or resources, and you may link to one of those sites or resources for a variety of purposes, such as, but not limited to, visiting an official college. These sites and resources have privacy statements that may differ from that of NationalAppCenter.com, and for your protection, we recommend that you read and understand the privacy policy at any website prior to providing personal information on that website or otherwise continuing to use that website. XAP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any websites to which NationalAppCenter.com links or for the conduct of persons operating those websites. XAP does not have control over such external sites and resources. XAP shall not be liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. In addition, XAP shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, advertising, products, or materials on or available through any such site or resource.

Modifying Your Information

You may update on NationalAppCenter.com any PII you previously provided. To modify PII: (i) Sign in to NationalAppCenter.com, (ii) access either your portfolio account or an application containing the information you want to change, (iii) modify that information using standard word-processing techniques, and (iv) save the change. If you want to remove PII that is in a required field (and not replace it with other data), you will need to contact XAP at 1-800-GO-TO-XAP (1-800-468-6927) and request that your account be deleted. XAP will respond to your request, when permitted by law, within thirty (30) days.

Please recognize that if you delete information, it will no longer be available on NationalAppCenter.com so that, for example, if a college to which you previously submitted an application were to attempt to retrieve that application from NationalAppCenter.com after you made the deletion, the deleted information would no longer be accessible. Similarly, when accessed over NationalAppCenter.com, PII that has been updated or otherwise modified will appear in its then-current form, rather than in the form in which it may have been submitted at some earlier time.

Retention, Deletion and Store

We retain all PII and Automatically-Collected Information in our databases to fulfill the purpose for which the information was collected.

Data Deletion

Your account on NationalAppCenter.com will be retained by XAP for five (5) years following your last log in. After five (5) years of inactivity your account will be permanently deleted pursuant to XAP's data deletion policy. If you wish to have your account deleted earlier than following five (5) years of inactivity, you may contact XAP at 1-800-GO-TO-XAP (1-800-468-6927) and request that your account be deleted. XAP will respond to your request, when permitted by law, within thirty (30) days.

Note that if you have chosen to submit data to a postsecondary institution, XAP is unable to delete or otherwise retract that information from the receiving institution.

Following deletion of your account, XAP may maintain anonymized or aggregated data, including usage data, and Automatically-Collected Information, for analytics purposes only.

Your European Union Privacy Rights

If you are citizen of the European Union you have additional privacy rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018, including but not limited to:

The lawful collection and processing of your personal data is necessary for XAP to provide NationalAppCenter.com. If you would like to exercise any of the above rights in relation to your NationalAppCenter.com account or if you have any questions about your rights under the GDPR, please contact us at support@xap.com.

Amending this Privacy Statement

XAP may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will post any new Statement here, and you should review this Statement regularly to make sure you are aware of its terms. You can determine if this Statement has been revised since your last visit to NationalAppCenter.com by referring to the "last updated" date at the top of this Statement. If XAP makes any substantial changes to this Privacy Statement, XAP may also notify you (i) by posting a message on the NationalAppCenter.com homepage for at least thirty (30) days; or (ii) by providing direct notice to you via your contact information or by requiring that you agree to the revised Statement to next time you log into your account on NationalAppCenter.com. Once posted to NationalAppCenter.com, the new Privacy Statement will apply to all data previously submitted and subsequently submitted to NationalAppCenter.com, unless such use is prohibited by law.

Unenforceability

If any part of this Statement is determined to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable under applicable law, then the invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provision will be deemed to be superseded by a valid, legal, and enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of this Statement will continue in full force and effect.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement and the privacy practices on this site, you may contact us at support@xap.com.