yconic tracks information related to overall user traffic patterns throughout our site in order to make decisions regarding content and services.
Log files are used to track and monitor traffic patterns on our site for maintenance purposes, to enhance usability and to improve overall user experience and site performance.
In order to apply for our scholarships, contests and programs, users are required to complete an online application form. yconic collects that information for administration purposes and to inform users about opportunities to obtain awards, scholarships, bursaries and other funding and useful goods and services related to financial management, if the user chooses. To apply, the user is asked to supply certain personal information such as e-mail address, name, and home address. yconic also collects personal information such as age, legal status in Canada and academic information. This information is required to determine if the user is eligible to apply for the scholarship, contest or program.
yconic periodically provides opportunities for our partners to send email messages to our users that are considered by yconic to be relevant and of interest to our users. No personally identifiable information is released by yconic to our partners without the user's consent. Email messages may also invite users to take advantage of various promotions, complete surveys, financial products, etc. that also allow yconic to continually offer our users opportunities to fund their education free of charge. We gather the email addresses of users who voluntarily opt-in during our application process. Users may remove themselves from this distribution list by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in the email.
From time to time, users are encouraged to inform their friends about a scholarship, contest or program by email. The users acknowledge that they have their friend’s consent to provide their personal information to yconic. yconic does not retain the friend’s personal information and only uses the personal information to send the email to the friend.
Users have the ability to contact yconic and provide us with their comments and feedback.
yconic does not retain personal information included in feedback or inquiries for any purpose other than to respond to the user or to use their quotes or comments on our web site when given explicit permission to do so.
This site contains links to other sites. Users will be taken to a separate site if they click on one of these links. yconic encourages you to review the privacy statements of the web sites you choose to link to from fundyourfuture.ca so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. yconic is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on any other web site a user visits.
From time to time, yconic may sponsor sweepstakes, contests or other events that require the collection, processing, and storage of individual contact and demographic information to be used for the event. yconic may also co-sponsor these events along with other companies but the user's individual contact and demographic information will not be released to non-participating organizations without the users’ consent. yconic will require that co-sponsors of such events uphold the privacy and appropriate use of the users’ information.
Use of Information
There are cases where yconic asks for personal information such as name, email address, and birth date. For example, we request personal information when you apply for scholarships or enter contests.
yconic uses this information voluntarily given by our users to notify users for program administration purposes, to provide interactive or personalized elements or to better prepare future content based on our users. yconic also uses this information to shape our recommendations to our partner regarding scholarship, cash awards and offers that might be of interest to our users.
yconic is able to offer its free services, in part, based on the willingness of our users to be reached by our partner. Furthermore, yconic may use your personal information to send you periodic communications, solicit your feedback, and/or provide you with special offers. By allowing yconic to make some of the information they supply to us available to our partner, users will receive free information on products and services that may be of interest to them. Our partner typically market products and services that may be of interest to our student members, and they typically include an accompanying offer to purchase. yconic also creates reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for our partner; however, these reports do not include any personally identifiable information. This information allows our partner to promote more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. yconic does not control the practices of our partner.
Sharing of Information
yconic uses the information described above to tailor our content and help our partner better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our services free. We share personally identifiable information with our partners only with user consent. yconic collects and shares anonymous demographic information about our users with our partner. This data is used to customize yconic content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our users and in no way personally identifies the user.
Users may unsubscribe from the distribution list by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the footer of the email.
Changes to Policy
The security of personal information is a high priority at yconic.ca. We maintain this web site and all associated data with technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, misuse, modification and improper disclosure. We use timed-tokens to further enhance user security. All underlying machines and firewalls at network access points have restricted access. While no computer system can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard, we provide reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect our web site and its information.
yconic maintains all files containing personally identifiable information in company owned computer systems, housed in a secure location.