What We Collect
ARCS Foundation may collect the following information: name and position title, and contact information including your email address.
What We Do with the Information We Gather
ARCS Foundation will gather your information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. We are collecting your information for the following reasons:
Keeping our internal records
Improving our products and services
Sending you information that we think you may find interesting
Contacting you for event notification, meeting registration, member surveys, best practices, member preferences and Chapter information by email, phone, fax or mail
ARCS Foundation is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure your information that we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. If you access the ARCS Foundation website and you have configured your computer to accept cookies from all websites you visit, the file will be added and the cookie helps analyze Web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow Web applications to respond to you as an individual. A Web application can tailor its operations to your needs and preferences by gathering and remembering information about your website visits and what you do on those sites. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This type of cookie helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We use this information only for statistical analysis purposes, and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you decline cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our website.
Links to Other Websites
The ARCS Foundation website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have selected those links to leave our website, you should note that we have no control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such other linked websites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and carefully review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information on the ARCS Foundation website in the following ways:
You will be able to request closure of any account we have created for you at any time by notifying via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by letter at 4005 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, P. O. Box 39105, Washington, D.C. 20016-9998.
If you have previously agreed to permit us to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by notifying us via email at email@example.com or by letter at 4005 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, P. O. Box 39105, Washington, D.C. 20016-9998.
ARCS Foundation will not disclose your personal information to any third parties, including our ARCS Chapters, unless we have your prior permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about Chapter events or other third-party events that we think you may find interesting, unless you instruct otherwise. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, for your information or to update, you may request personal data that you have previously provided to ARCS Foundation at any time at is.help@arcsfoundation.
Cassidy Kelly, San Francisco State University
"The ARCS award has allowed me to prioritize my coursework and research in a way that would not otherwise be possible. I estimate that without it, I would be working well upwards of 20 hours a week in addition to my scholarly activities and the quality of my work would necessarily suffer. Truly, of any academic recognition I have ever received, the ARCS award is what I am most proud of."
Willie Mae Reese, UC Berkeley
"With your support, I do not have to worry about funding my studies as I acclimate to my new campus and graduate school. I am able to have more independence in choosing my research and can study and contribute to an area that I am passionate about because it is socially relevant science. In the future, I hope to inspire other young scientists to pursue STEM careers."
Elizabeth Crook, UC Santa Cruz
"As I finish my thesis on coral reef research in the ocean sciences, these generous funds have allowed me to focus solely on my dissertation. As a new mom, this focus is extremely valuable, and allows me to spend my spare moments at home with my son rather than putting in extra hours toward my stipends and fees. Your donation has helped me achieve a positive work-life balance, which is something many female scientists strive to attain!"