Policies

THE ARICA SCHOOL®
PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are

This site is the property of The Oscar Ichazo Foundation (OIF) and is managed by the Scholarship Team.
Our website address is: http://theoscarichazofoundation.org/scholarships.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

When visitors submit scholarship applications on the site, we collect the data shown in the form, and also the visitor’s IP address to help with spam detection.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address to help with spam detection.

Embedded content from other websites

This site uses no embedded content from other locations except the Google reCAPTCHA technology that determines if you are human.

Who we share your data with

Your scholarship applications are considered private. We do not share the information outside the Arica School, and within the School only with those people or teams who need the information to support getting you a scholarship. In the case of sponsored OIF trainings (e.g,, Core Fire: Awaken • Generate • Revitalize and Psychoalchemy), we do not share your application data with the Sponsor.

How long we retain your data

The application form data you submit is stored in a database on this server and a password-protected spreadsheet on Google Drive indefinitely.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Use the Contact form to do this.

Where we send your data

When you submit an application or contact form, the server sends you a confirmation email and sends your data to the Scholarship Team.

Your contact information

We deliberately restrict the amount of contact information we collect from you to exclude, for example, your full birth date and street address. We collect your city, state/province and country, as well as your phone number and email address.

Additional information

This website automatically determines your IP address. We might use that IP address to confirm that you were actually the one submitting a form. In the event of an approach by a hostile party, we use their IP address to block further attempts to access the site.

How we protect your data

This website is protected by several security features, details of which are available on request to moderator@arica.org. At the Scholarship Team, your data is posted to a password-protected spreadsheet in Google Drive. Only the necessary people have access to that spreadsheet.

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a data breach, we will notify you of the breach and of what information, if any, was stolen.

What third parties we receive data from

The only third party we receive data from is Google, for the reCAPTCHA feature.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

There is no automated decision making or profiling associated with this website.

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Arica Institute
ARICA® CODE OF CONDUCT

The Arica School® (“Arica”), including its organizations, Arica Institute, Inc. (“AI”) and The Oscar Ichazo Foundation, Inc. (“OIF”), is committed to the Arica Ethos and in its Code of Conduct states implicitly and explicitly that the Arica Work is available to every person who can benefit. Given this basic condition, all conduct, activities and deliberations of Arica and its organizations’ employees, Sponsors, Organizers, Profactors, training team members, support staff, and volunteers, and the conduct of members of the public participating in Arica programs, will be guided by the Arica Ethos and this Code of Conduct.

Anti-Discrimination Principles

Arica does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected category, in any of its activities, operations, or programs. Arica is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of its staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors and clients, and for its membership and all those who participate in Arica programs. All AI and OIF officers and directors, employees, Sponsors, trainers, apprentices and volunteers, team members, and all participants in Arica programs are expected to abide by these principles.

For Arica Group Trainings, AI and licensed Sponsors are expected to make reasonable accommodations for qualified disabilities, provided accommodations do not significantly interfere with the learning process and training environment.

Anti-Harassment Principles

Arica is committed in all areas to providing a work, membership and program environment that is free from unlawful harassment based upon an individual’s gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, age, religion, or any other legally protected category. Such harassment will not be tolerated. All AI and OIF officers and directors, employees, Sponsors, trainers, apprentices and volunteers, team members, and all participants in Arica programs are expected to abide by these principles.

Sexual harassment may include behavior of a sexual nature that is unwelcome and offensive to the person or persons targeted. Examples of sexually harassing behavior may include unwanted physical contact, foul language of an offensive sexual nature, sexual propositions, sexual jokes or remarks, obscene gestures or noises, sexual innuendo, graphic comments on a person’s body, displays of pornographic or sexually explicit pictures, drawings, or caricatures, and sexual references including use of emojis with sexual connotations.

Failure to abide by the Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination principles outlined above may be grounds for disciplinary action, including termination of any relationship or association with Arica, AI, and/or OIF.

Violations of the Code of Conduct

All Arica Sponsors and Organizers are required to investigate promptly any complaints of conduct or suspected conduct that may violate this Code from training team members, support staff, volunteers, and participants in Arica Programs. If any person making a complaint believes that a Sponsor or Organizer is not properly investigating their complaint, the person may ask AI to investigate and should contact Confidential@arica.org


Arica Institute
Board of Directors
The Oscar Ichazo Foundation
Board of Directors

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