Reinvent Stockton Foundation/Stockton Scholars Privacy Policy

Section 1: Privacy Statement

The Reinvent Stockton Foundation and its affiliates, including the Stockton Scholars and the Stockton Service Corps (“RSF, “us”, “our”, and “we”) are required by state and federal laws to keep certain information confidential. However, in order to fulfill our mission of expanding opportunity and building hope by attracting resources into Stockton and investing in our city’s people, there is certain information we need to be able to share with select partners. Therefore in order to comply with the law and perform transactions requested by authorized users of Reinvent Stockton Foundation websites, including the Reinvent Stockton Foundation homepage and the Stockton Scholars website, the RSF may need to have direct access to personally identifiable information as identified in this Privacy Policy.

By using a Reinvent Stockton Foundation website you agree to all of the terms of the Privacy Policy and that website’s Terms and Conditions of Use.

Section 2: Personal Information We May Collect

A user may choose how much Personally Identifiable Information to provide to us. Information collected online is often defined as being either personally identifiable or anonymous.

Personally Identifiable Information tells RSF who uses one of its websites and includes information you may request that we store for your future use. This also includes information that someone applying for a Stockton Scholars scholarship might enter information into the Stockton scholars website to create their Student Profile.

Anonymous Profile Information refers to information that cannot easily be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that 500 people visited this Privacy Policy page today, but we do not necessarily know their names or how to contact them.

Section 3: Personally Identifiable Information

When you create your Student Profile on the Stockton Scholars website, you will be asked to input your name, the high school you attend, state student ID number, and other relevant demographic information.

To activate some of the features available within any RSF website, we may assign “cookies” to your Internet browser. On your system, a cookie is a small text file that contains a unique identification number stored on your computer. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser to our server computers when you interact with our websites. When you agree to provide Personally Identifiable Information directly to us, we may assign cookies that identify you, personally, to our servers.

Section 4: Anonymous Profile Information

Many of the pages in our websites collect Anonymous Profile Information. The creation of an anonymous profile allows RSF to identify the information that users find most useful. We may use these anonymous profiles to improve our websites’ content format, and the services we offer. This is essential to our ability to provide high quality content to you.

Section 5: How We May Use Your Personal Information

If you decide to provide the Reinvent stockton Foundation with your information on the website, we may use it to determine if you are eligible for a Stockton Scholar Scholarship, to help connect you with services to help you apply to an institution of higher education and to succeed while you are there, and to produce research documents that will help us improve the services we off to future students and the community. These research documents might be shared with potential fundraisers and the general public. Any document that is shared with the public will include no identifying data – all student data will be anonymized before it is included in a public-facing report.

If you correspond with us through letters or email messages, we may store such correspondence with whatever other information you have provided to us. By communicating with The Reinvent Stockton Foundation or submitting correspondence to The Reinvent Stockton Foundation, you agree that we may store the relevant information and contact you in response.

The Reinvent Stockton Foundation reserves the right to use such information for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to recruiting, marketing, academic performance monitoring and statistical analysis. The Reinvent stockton Foundation may also preserve, access, monitor or disclose information containing Personally Identifiable Information and other information to third parties, subject to the requirement of federal and state law, in the following situations:

To preserve information and otherwise respond to requests of law enforcement, federal and state agencies, court ordered disclosure, discovery in litigation and all other compulsory legal processes.

To advance the Stockton Scholars Program stated mission of dramatically increasing the number of Stockton students who go on to achieve higher education, or to produce academic research on the efficacy of our programs. For example, we have partnered with other organizations that offer similar scholarships in Northern California, as well as university researchers, to study how effective our scholarship program is in encouraging students to go to college, and to stay in college when they get there.

To preserve, access, and monitor information, accounts and equipment in the course of an investigation of misconduct, violations of law or violations of RSF’s policies by students or staff.

To maintain networks,auditing networks, and preventing or responding to security breaches.

As part of their assigned responsibilities RSF staff may have access to all information and are restricted to using it for the purposes associated with the requirements of their position.

Section 6: Sharing Information with Third Parties

The Reinvent Stockton Foundation’s policy is to retain Personally Identifiable Information only for our use, or to obtain consent prior to sharing it with select partners to further our mission of dramatically increasing the number of Stockton students who go on to achieve higher education, or to produce academic research on the efficacy of our programs. We do not sell your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties. Although we use industry standard hardware and software designed to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee and you should not expect that the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to us will always remain confidential.

Our server computers may retain whatever Personally Identifiable Information you have provided to us, and such data could potentially be made available for distribution to third parties as required by law, such as to law-enforcement agencies or pursuant to subpoenas or other court orders. The Reinvent Stockton Foundation may also share both Anonymous Profile Information and Personally Identifiable Information to investigate allegations of fraud or other unlawful activities, civil offenses, and violations of our Terms and Conditions of Use. In such case, The Reinvent Stockton Foundation shall have no obligation to notify you of, or to decline, any appropriately documented request for Personally Identifiable Information or Anonymous Profile Information.

In order to provide the best support to the students we serve, the Reinvent Stockton Foundation may share a list of students who have completed the Stockton Scholars application with you or your child’s school district. Further, the Reinvent Stockton Foundation may share a list of students who have started but not completed the application with you or your child’s school district. The Reinvent Stockton Foundation may do this to allow high school college counselors to follow up with their students who have not yet completed the application. The Reinvent Stockton Foundation will only include a student’s name on this list if the student gives the Foundation informed written consent to do so, or if the student is under the age of eighteen, if the student’s parent or legal guardian provides the Foundation with informed written consent.

Section 7: Other Websites

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by RSF’s Websites, including the RSF homepage and the Stockton Scholars website. The Reinvent Stockton Foundation does not control the information collection and distribution policies on Internet domains other than on Reinvent Stockton Foundation Internet domains. As a service to our users, the Website may provide links to other sites or use third party search services. The Reinvent Stockton Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage all users to read the privacy statements of each and every website.

Section 8: Changing your Personally Identifying Information

The Reinvent Stockton Foundation can only change the Personally Identifying Information that you have entered into our website. We do not have the ability to change any other information.

To review or change any of the information that you entered into our Website, please contact us at

Section 9. Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act Notification of Rights

In addition to the rights conveyed to you by this Privacy Policy, the Federal Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students and parents/legal guardians certain rights with respect to a student’s educational records. These rights include:

  1. The right to inspect and review the Student’s Education Records within 45 days of the day the Foundation receives a request for access.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the Student’s Education Records that the Student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the Student’s privacy rights under FERPA.
  3. The right to provide written consent before the Foundation discloses personally identifiable information from the Student’s Education Records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by The Reinvent Stockton Foundation to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

Section 10: Privacy Policy Updates

The Reinvent Stockton Foundation reserves the right to update this policy at any time. When we do, we will place a notice on the Reinvent Stockton Foundation and the Stockton Scholars websites. The Reinvent Stockton Foundation also reserves the right to send registration confirmations, service alerts and similar messages to our users to inform them of specific changes that may impact their ability to use our Website.

Section 11: Consent

By using the Reinvent Stockton Foundation and/or the Stockton Scholars website, you agree to all of the terms of this Privacy Policy and this Website’s Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree with any term of this Privacy Policy or our Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not submit any Personally Identifiable Information.

Before the Website saves any of your Personally Identifying Information into our database, we will ask for your specific consent to save your data.

Please note that RSF will not knowingly accept information from individuals who are under 13 years of age without first obtaining verifiable parental consent.

Section 12: How To Contact Us

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be submitted via e-mail to Our address and phone number follow:

Reinvent Stockton Foundation
110 San Joaquin Street
Stockton, CA 95202