Who we are
Our website address is:
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Contact forms/Scholarship forms
When visitors leave information on contact forms, we use that information to contact you by email or by phone if you leave a phone number. We require your mailing address so that we can send you a check if you are selected as a scholarship recipient.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We collect information about you during the checkout process on our store.
By using WooCommerce Subscriptions, you may be storing personal data and depending on which third-party payment processors you’re using to take subscription payments, you may be sharing personal data with external sources.
What we collect and store
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
- Products you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for our store
- Comply with any legal obligations we have
- Improve our store offerings
- Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 3 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.
For the purposes of processing recurring subscription payments, we store the customer’s name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number and credit card/payment details.
Who on our team has access
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, Administrators can access:
- Order information like what was purchased and when it was purchased, and
- Customer information like your name, email address, and billing information.
Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders and support you.
What we share with others
We share information with third parties who help us provide our orders and store services to you; for example Stripe for payment processing.
ASD Ascend does not sell, trade, or transfer your personally identifiable information to outside entities. This does not include third parties who assist us in operating our website. We only collaborate with parties which agree to keep this information confidential. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for research, marketing, advertising, or other uses. We do not have affiliate links.
The content on ASD Ascend is for informational purposes only. ASD Ascend makes no guarantee of the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. ASD Ascend will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information. ASD Ascend will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the use of this information.
Blog Comment Policy
Ascend is committed to fostering a supportive and sharing community centered around autism in college. For this reason, rude, offensive, or harmful comments will not be tolerated. ASD Ascend does not allow bots or anonymous comments, off-topic rants, embedded links to other websites unless they further or enhance the conversation, and affiliate links.