Privacy Policy

For the purposes of this privacy policy, a StellarXplorers participant is defined as a Team Director, Team Assistant, Mentor, Competitor, StellarXplorers Coordinator or other individual associated with the program.​

Basic Policy

StellarXplorers values the right to privacy of its participants and their right to limit the use of their names and other identifying personal information as they see fit. StellarXplorers uses mailing and participant lists in the ways described below. In each case, the participant may elect to stop such use by contacting the StellarXplorers Program Office.

Registration

StellarXplorers will email participants in our programs to complete the registration process.

AFA Solicitations

From time to time StellarXplorers mails information about AFA membership to eligible adult participants.

List Rentals

StellarXplorers never sells mailing lists of names and addresses. However, StellarXplorers may share email addresses of Team Directors and Mentors with organizations we partner with to conduct the competition.  Additionally, StellarXplorers may share contact information of Team Directors, Mentors, or Camp Coordinators with StellarXplorers Centers of Excellence points of contact or AFA chapters who may be able to offer resources to the Teams or Camps.

Programmatic E-Mail

StellarXplorers will send competition-related materials to Team Directors and Mentors.  StellarXplorers will send AFA StellarXplorers emails to Camp Coordinators. Any individual may opt-out of these e-mails by clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-mail or by contacting the StellarXplorers Program Office. Opting out of the emails will mean that you will not receive critical competition and program information.  StellarXplorers receives statistics showing us how many people opened the e-mail and what links they clicked to read. This helps us know what teams have accessed the program-related emails.

Broadcast E-Mail

StellarXplorers sends broadcast e-mails periodically to participants. Any individual may opt-out of these e-mails by clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-mail or by contacting the StellarXplorers Program Office. StellarXplorers receives statistics showing us how many people opened the e-mail and what information they clicked to read.

Internship Opportunities

StellarXplorers sponsors offer internship opportunities to StellarXplorers Competitors. StellarXplorers will send Competitors and Team Directors information about available internship opportunities as they become available.  Any individual may opt-out of these e-mails by clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-mail or by contacting the StellarXplorers Program Office.

Surveys

StellarXplorers sends occasional surveys to StellarXplorers participants.  These surveys help us understand how to improve our program and what impact our program has had on our participants and their education and career goals and experiences.

If you want to be excluded from any or all of these mailings or lists, you may do so by e-mail to the StellarXplorers Program Office at info@stellarxplorers.org.  Be sure to include your complete name and email address to allow us to remove you from mailings.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to easily visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How we use cookies

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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information 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 in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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