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This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices that apply to this website, (the “Website” or “SavingsBoost”), which is owned and operated by Epic Research Education Services, LLC (the "Company").

We are committed to protecting your privacy.  By using the Website, you consent to the terms, conditions and information practices described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree with the terms, conditions and information practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website. 

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by and will notify you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable and other information is collected from you through the Website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your information.
  • The security procedures in place to protect against the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
  • How changes to this Privacy Notice will be handled.

This Privacy Policy was most recently updated on July 20, 2023.

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the Website and does not apply to third-party websites or online services to which the Website may link or to information collected by any non-affiliated third party, even if related to the Website or our services or products.

Information Collection and Use

We only have access to/collect personally identifiable information or similar personal information that you voluntarily give us, including, without limitation: (i) in connection with an application for our SavingsBoost sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) offered on the Website, or (ii) via the Website’s contact page, grant database, email, text message, or other direct contact from you.  The Company is the sole owner of the information collected by or through the Website.  

During an application for our Sweepstakes, applicants are required to provide us certain types or categories of information regarding themselves, as applicable, including, but not limited to:

  • name
  • address
  • email address

In contacting us through the Website’s contact page, you are required to provide us with your name and email address and also may provide a phone number or other personal information. You, not the Company, are solely responsible for the accuracy of any information you provide us.

In addition to the above personal information, we also may obtain information about you, your computer or mobile device, IP address, access dates and times, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, web browser, computer or device platform, related software and settings, browsing actions and patterns, and your use of the Website through the use of "cookies" and clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs) in order to assess how users access and use the Website. This data is used for various internal purposes, including troubleshooting, and improving the site's functionality.

Cookies help you personalize your online experience.  A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web server.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.  One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features from the Website.

Clear gifs help us better manage what content is effective.  Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.  We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients.  This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.  We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our users' personal information. 

We may use your information, including your personally identifiable information, to:

  • Provide products and services requested by you;
  • Provide customer support, including responding to your requests and questions and resolving any issues you may have;
  • Provide you information or reminders regarding the Sweepstakes;
  • Alert you to other sweepstakes opportunities;
  • Allow you to access tools and resources;
  • Verify the information you provide to us;
  • Communicate directly with you in the future, including, without limitation, by sending you emails containing information or announcements about our Website, blog or other content, or information about promotions, products and services that may be of interest to you, including third-party promotions, products and services;
  • Inform you of changes to this Privacy Policy;
  • Perform research and analysis to develop and improve our Website and products, enhance or customize our email or text messaging services, or to develop new services and products;
  • Understand and anticipate your use of or interest in our products, services, and content, and the products, services, and content of others;
  • Manage our business and operations; and
  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you give your consent.

If you do not want to receive email messages from us, you will be given the option to opt out in connection with your submission for a Sweepstakes and in every email sends. You may also email us directly at

Sharing Information

We may share your information, including your personally identifiable information, as follows:

  • Affiliates: We may share your personal information with any of the Company’s affiliated companies (i.e., companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with us) for support of our internal business operations (“Business Purposes”) or for cross-marketing purposes (“Marketing Communications”). You may not opt out of sharing of your personal information for Business Purposes; however, you may opt out of Marketing Communications as further described in this Policy
  • Marketing Partners: We may share your personal information with and/or sell your information to third parties whose products and services we think may be of interest to you, such as financial companies, such as those that make, or arrange Savings Accounts and other financial products; non-financial institutions, such as retailers who sell a wide range of products and services to consumers; direct marketing companies; or nonprofit organizations. These third parties may be domestic or international.
  • Service Providers: We may share your personal information with third parties who use the information for analytical purposes, that help us administer the Sweepstakes, that provide text messaging services, or that provide other services and/or customer support to our users.
  • The Website: The first and last name of the winners of our Sweepstakes will be posted on the Website.
  • Legal and Compliance: We may disclose information we collect from or about you when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply applicable terms and conditions and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our affiliates or services providers, our other customers, or others.
  • Corporate Transactions: If some or all of our business assets are sold or transferred, whether through a sale, acquisition, merger, consolidation, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other corporate change involving us and/or our affiliates, we may transfer the corresponding information regarding our users to third parties evaluating or facilitating the transaction. We also may retain a copy of such information.  Nothing in this Privacy Notice is intended to interfere with our ability to transfer all or part of our business, equity interests, or assets (including the Website) to an affiliate or non-affiliated third party at any time, for any purpose, without any limitation, and without notice or any compensation to you, whatsoever.

Your California Privacy Rights: A Notice to California Residents (California Civil Code Section 1798.83)

  • California's "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California residents asking about the business' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternately, businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of California residents to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes if the California resident has exercised an option to opt out of such information-sharing. We have such a policy in place.
  • Any California residents who have an established relationship with SavingsBoost may opt out of the Company disclosing their personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Under California law, third parties include affiliates of the Company. If you do not want the Company to disclose your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes you can opt out by emailing us at
  • Pursuant to California privacy law, registered users under 18 years of age may request to have content or information posted by the user removed from any of our online platforms. In order to effectuate removal of such content or information, you may email us at  The removal of content does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted on any of our online platforms by the registered user.
  • We do not advertise or market any of the products or services identified in Chapter 22.1 Sec. 22580(i) to users we have actual knowledge are under 18 years of age.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You can exercise the following opt out rights at any time by contacting us by email at

Your Opt Out Rights:

  • If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails, texts, mail or other communications, whether digital or otherwise, from us, whether on our behalf or on behalf of a third party, you can opt out by emailing us at  Note that even if you opt out, you may still receive transactional e-mails from us (e.g., corrections of user data, password reset reminder e-mails that you have requested, and other communications essential to your transactions with us).  It may take up to ten (10) days to process your opt out request.
    • You can opt out of text alerts any time by replying “STOP” or any alternative keyword we’ve shared with you. You may also email us at with “Opt Out” in the subject line and your phone number in the body of the email.
    • You can opt out of mail promotions by emailing us at with “Opt Out” in the subject line and your address in the body of the email.
  • Similarly, you may opt out of our sharing your information with third parties and/or marketing partners for their marketing purposes by managing your preference via the 'email preference' link in any email communication footer, emailing, or you can opt-out by clicking here.
  • If you do not wish to receive Marketing Communications, you may opt out by emailing, or you can opt-out by clicking here.
  • See what information we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any information we have about you.
  • Have us delete any information we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your information. 


We take the security of your personal information very seriously and take multiple precautions to protect your information. When you submit information via the Website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Whenever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

Only our employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information.  The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. 

We cannot, however, ensure or guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, electronic or administrative safeguards. 


Our Privacy Policy may be updated or amended at any time and from time to time.  The Privacy Policy will reflect the date it was last updated or amended.  All updates and amendments to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page.  Under certain circumstances, we also may elect to notify you of updates or amendments to our Privacy Policy by sending you an email.  Please check this Privacy Policy each time you utilize the Website to ensure you are aware of any changes in our practices.  Your continued use of the Website will indicate your acceptance of the changes to the Privacy Policy.

If you have questions or concerns or feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact us via email at