Become a leader for positive change with the Bezos Scholars Program.
Last Updated: October 24, 2016
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, complete and submit an application for the Program, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, share content from our Site with other individuals, send us an email or otherwise communicate with us.
The types of information we may collect from you include:
Information We Collect Automatically
When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect certain information, including:
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We also may obtain information from other sources and combine that information with information we collect through our Site.
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
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The Foundation takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
The Foundation is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local laws.
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