The Common Grant Application® system is a Web-based service that allows grantmakers, applicants and other applicants to view each others' profiles, backgrounds, activities and funding interests; and submit, receive, review, track and manage grant or scholarship applications. Common Grant Application Users can change their personal information at any time, control how other Users see this information, and control how other Users and the website's services communicate with them.
This Web Site has three levels of service: Basic, Select and Complete. You can access and use the Basic services of the Web Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. You will need to tell us who you are and provide some personal information during a registration process in order to access and use the Select and Complete services of the Web Site. Once you give us Your personal information, you are no longer anonymous to us.
We may collect and store the following personal information:
Once registered for the Select or Complete service, you can opt-out of providing any personal or other information that is designated as "optional" on the Web, but to do so will limit the usefulness and value of the Web Site's services to yourself and other Users.
If certain requested personal or other information is not provided, applicant Users applying to grantmaker Users may find that their grant or scholarship applications to grantmaker Users may not be accepted as complete, which may delay or prevent any application review process by the grantmaker user. Applicant Users should communicate directly with their designated grantmaker Users if any grant or scholarship application is delayed or declined or otherwise results in an outcome that does not satisfy the applicant Users expectations.
You may place various access and display restrictions on User Submitted information.
In general, the primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a simple, efficient, useful and customized experience. You agree that we may use Your personal information to:
We may share Your personal information with:
We do not share, rent or sell Your personal information with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use, without Your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
Your credit card, debit card or banking information is only shared with our banking service provider and the credit card processor or bank that you have chosen in order to complete on-line payment of applicable fees. It is not shared with other Users or third-parties.
You agree to use the User Submitted information only for the "Permitted Uses" as described in the User Agreement.
We use "cookies" (small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters sent to Your computer to that uniquely identifies Your web browser) on certain pages of the Web Site to provide convenient access to the Web Site, help analyze our web page flow, customize our services and measure the Web Site's effectiveness. A cookie created by one website service can only be retrieved by that website service.
A few important things you should know about cookies, clear GIFs and Web beacons are that:
We do not share, rent or sell Your email address to third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use. We may on occasion use a User's email address to send CGA marketing updates, promotional offers or newsletters. Users may choose to receive or not receive email of this type by opting-in or opting-out. All marketing updates, promotional offers or newsletters will also include instructions for opting-out of those communications. We may, however, use Your email address without Your further consent to send You certain non-marketing or administrative communications from time to time, including:
You will not be able to opt-out of receiving these non-marketing or administrative communications.
We and our users do not tolerate spam. To report CGA related spam or spoof emails to CGA, please forward the email to us via our contact us form. You may not use our communication features, services and tools to send spam or otherwise send Content that would violate the User Agreement. If you send an email through the Web Site to an email address that is part of our community (via the Inquire or other tools), we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose.
Your user name and password are the keys to Your account. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters for Your password and do not disclose Your password to anyone. If you do share Your password or Your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of Your account. If you lose control of Your password, you may lose substantial control over Your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on Your behalf. Therefore, if Your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify CGA and change Your password.
We treat the information, data and documents on the Web Site as assets that must be protected and use a variety of administrative, technical and physical measures to protect Your personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We cannot, however, guarantee the security of Your personal information. Unauthorized access, entry, use, interception, hardware or software failure and other factors may compromise the security of personal information at any time. Therefore, although we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect and ensure the security of our systems, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that Your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
If we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you via email so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may also post a notice on the Web Site if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may also have the legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.
CGA has no relationships with any third-party ad servers or ad networks. CGA does not provide any personal information to any third-party ad servers or ad networks.