NSCS Privacy Policy

By ‘clicking this box’ you are opting in to all NSCS communications, including email, text, phone, mail, and partner offers pertaining to educational, financial, career, and leadership opportunities.


Data collected by NSCS is used to provide better service to NSCS members and users of NSCS’s web sites. It is NSCS’s policy to collect, store, and use personal information only if submitted by members and users. “Personal information” includes an individual’s name, address, contact numbers, email addresses, and other individualized data. It is different from “aggregate data,” which includes non-individualized information about an overall group, as well as users’ IP addresses, number of hits per page, etc.


In order to provide access to certain features of NSCS’s site(s), a cookie is placed on the user’s computer. A cookie cannot read other data from your computer’s hard disk. It does not disseminate information about users over the Internet. NSCS does not allow third parties to set cookies from NSCS’s sites; cookies set by NSCS are used only to pass information from the user to and among NSCS’s web servers. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can set your browser options to block cookies if you prefer. If the user declines attachment of a cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of NSCS’s web site(s).

General users

NSCS does not collect any personal information from users browsing its web sites. Users to the public areas of NSCS’s web sites browse anonymously. Only aggregate data, such as IP addresses and the number of hits per page, are collected; these data do not provide any personally identifying information and are only used for internal analysis of web site usage and traffic.

NSCS members

If you click through to the members section to gain access to NSCS’s members-only resources, you are opting in to all the communications noted above.

Thereafter, you may be asked to log in using some limited information such as username or email address and password or member number. When members log in, NSCS’s system will set a cookie in order to provide access to members-only information.


NSCS member services and products 

NSCS uses data collected to improve its own web site content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; to assess and develop new products and services, to facilitate communication with members via email, text, phone, and mail; and to allow partner organizations to offer goods and services pertaining to educational, financial, career, and leadership opportunities.

Disclosures to third parties

NSCS posts contact information online through the NSCS Membership Directory.

Credit card information 

NSCS does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers except as necessary for completing transactions. Credit card information is used only for processing payments.


NSCS provides members with the opportunity to remove their names from the list included that NSCS sells or otherwise provides to its partner organizations. Members can also choose not to have information displayed on NSCS’s online Membership Directory. You may specify what you want to “opt out” of by:

• Sending an email with specifics to nscs@nscs.org;

• Sending mail with specifics to NSCS, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC 20036


Links to other web sites

NSCS’s web sites contain links to other web sites. NSCS has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites. Inclusion of links to an outside web site, whether in an advertisement or content area of a NSCS web site, is not an endorsement of the outside web site or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate.

Geographic Scope of Activity

Our activity and services are intended for and directed to users in the United States. Please note that if you access services from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from United States laws, by using our services, you are transferring your Personal Information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.


NSCS’s web sites have reasonable security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. These precautions include data encryption, firewall protection, and restricted server access. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

Changes to privacy policy

NSCS reserves the right to change its privacy policies at any time. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page. For members of NSCS, this privacy policy is a supplement to, not a replacement for, any other agreements or terms provided by NSCS to you.

Contacting NSCS

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of NSCS’s web sites, or your dealings with NSCS, or if you are concerned that NSCS has handled information in a manner that does not comply with this policy, please contact:

Stephen Loflin
CEO & Founder
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, certified FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) compliant by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, is certified by the Association of College Honor Societies and is a proud member of the National Orientation Directors Association and the American Association of Community Colleges.


The NSCS national office
2000 M Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Email: nscs@nscs.org
Phone: 202.265.9000
Fax: 202.265.9200