Privacy Policy

This privacy notice tells you what to expect us to do with your personal information when you visit or use our website.

As you browse our website and whenever you communicate with us, we collect information. It deepens our understanding of what works and what doesn’t. We collect and process your data for the purposes of providing information and our services in the public interest.

We take protecting your privacy very seriously and will always take all reasonable steps within our power to make sure your information is safe.

Our commitment
The Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (aka the Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan), hereinafter referred to as the “the Commission” is committed to protecting the privacy of all those who apply for Fulbright or other Commission-sponsored grants. The Commission voluntarily complies with the Privacy Act of 1974 5 U.S.C. § 552a (2012). The Commission respects your privacy, and all personal information will be handled in a sensitive manner. All applications are treated as confidential.

Visitors to our website – Information collected automatically
When someone visits we use a third-party service, such as, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.

How long we keep your data for
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. If you request that we stop sending you marketing materials we will keep a record of your contact details and the appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted by us. We won’t keep any information that we don’t need.

How we collect your personal information
There are two main sources of personal information about applicants: the information you provide us in your application form and the information that your nominated referees provide to us. If your application is successful, you will also be required to provide us with a medical report addressing health issues. We also maintain contact details for past recipients of Fulbright or other Commission-sponsored awards, drawn from information provided to the Commission by these Alumni.

Sharing your information with other parties
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

The purposes of collection
Information collected on the application and Referee Report Forms is used for the purpose of selecting Fulbright Scholars, Students or professionals. Information regarding Fulbright Alumni is used to contact Alumni regarding forthcoming events and to facilitate networking between past and present Fulbright scholars. If you do not provide all the information requested on the forms, the Commission will be unable to process your application.

Ensuring we hold accurate information
The Commission aims to ensure that the personal information we retain is accurate. The requirement that you provide us with certified copies of relevant documentation is part of this quality assurance procedure. Please ensure that you provide us with complete and accurate information. Applicants and Alumni should not hesitate to contact us to update contact details and other relevant information should your circumstances change.

Data security
Safeguarding your personal information is important to us and we have taken steps to protect it from misuse, loss and unauthorized access.

Disclosing your personal information
The information applicants provide us, together with reports from your referees will be provided to Commission staff members, Selection Review Committee (SRC) members, the Commission’s sponsors and the Commission’s Board of Directors. Should your application be successful, this information and your medical report will be forwarded to the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Scholarship Board in the U.S.A. It will also be forwarded to one of the Department of State contracted cooperating agencies (such as IIE, AMIDEAST, World Learning, or CIES).

The name, contact details, employment details of successful applicants and the subject of the Award may be provided to the media as part of a media release, usually at the time the Awards are announced. You will be given an opportunity to edit and approve any media release that concerns you before it is released.

Details regarding successful applicants will also be published in the Commission’s Annual Report and a successful applicant’s name and subject area will be published on the Commission’s website. Excerpts from Grantee Reports, with approval of the Grantee, may also be published on the website.

Accessing your personal information
You may request access to your personal information at any time. Please note that the Commission will not provide access to the contents of referees’ reports or to any evaluative information produced in the course of assessing your application. Requests for access to referees’ reports should be made directly to your referee.

How to contact us
If you have any privacy concerns or would like to vary information held about you, please contact:
Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange
P.O. Box 850215, Amman 11185, Jordan

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