Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy applies to the online practices of the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is sponsored by the United State Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association in cooperation with higher education. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, JSHS does not collect any personally identifiable information from student users under the age of 17 without permission from a parent or guardian. If information is collected or posted without consent, information will be deleted when we are made aware of it.

Cookie Use Notice

The JSHS website employs “cookies” to provide better service to users. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's device to help us improve access. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Websites Linked to the JSHS Site

Occasionally, we provide links to other websites or other websites link to us. We initially found these sites for their useful information; however we do not monitor every site for updates and information changes. These sites operate independently of JSHS and have established their own privacy policies and terms of use. We are not responsible for the practices employed by these websites or the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our site to another website, our policy is no longer in effect and users are solely responsible for their interactions with such web sites. Please refer to that website’s policies before proceeding.

Personally Identifiable Information

Students who apply for admittance to JSHS

JSHS is partially funded by the US Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and as such follows AEOP protocols for the collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). In accordance with the educational research Human Use Protocol titled “US Army Laboratories as Professional Environments to Train Apprentice Scientists, Engineers and Technicians through Research Internships, Mentoring and Inquiry-Based Laboratory Experiments of Increasing Complexity” students who apply for JSHS will complete an on-line application. This application requires the demographic and student information necessary for admission, security purposes, and to provide the necessary information for stipends/awards/competition notification. These data may be summarized for program evaluation purposes. Only authorized JSHS and AEOP staff can access this information.

The e-mail address on the application serves at a primary identifier and as a means to send confirmation emails and updates. This information will not be sold, released or revealed to any persons or entities outside of JSHS or AEOP administration.


We do not disclose information on our users concerning individual visits to JSHS or information that users give us to outside organizations, except for organizations that work on the JSHS and AEOP programs. In that case, such information is used only for purposes related to the program competition and administration. We may disclose such user information in order to comply with the law and regulatory authorities, in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or in special cases such as physical threat to users or others.

Program Assessment

After participation in JSHS and AEOP programs, AEOP requests information from participants via electronic survey. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of improving the use and satisfaction of JSHS and AEOP programs. Distribution of surveys is approved through the Human Use Protocol “US Army Laboratories as Professional Environments to Train Apprentice Scientists, Engineers and Technicians through Research Internships, Mentoring and Inquiry-Based Laboratory Experiments of Increasing Complexity”.

Notification of Changes

Changes to these privacy policies and procedures will be posted on this website to keep users aware of information collected and used.


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