✓ Student profiles only shared with student’s consent
✓ Student data is encrypted using bank-grade technology
✓ Same top data centers as internet giants like Netflix, Airbnb, Expedia
✓ FERPA and GDPR complaint
✓ StriveScan team is continuously trained and knowledgable
StriveScan invests heavily in state-of-the-art technology to ensure the security of our data. We encrypt our data in transit using bank-grade SSL technology to ensure it is protected; this is the same https protocol (the lock symbol in your browser 🔒) that protects your credit card number and sensitive information on e-commerce websites.
We run our secure servers on Amazon Web Services, the same best-in-class data centers that are trusted by Fortune 500 companies and power internet giants like Netflix, Airbnb, Pinterest, NASA, Kelloggs, and Expedia.
In order to use the StriveScan app, every college representative must have their own password-protected login. All user passwords are hashed before being stored in our database and never persisted in plain text. Student data is exported either via direct download from our website or via a secure, time-expiring download link sent via email.
Finally, StriveScan’s team is continuously trained and educated on the latest technology, best practices, security threats, and legal issues surrounding data protection, privacy, and our profession. We invest not only in the technology, but also our team’s knowledge to help our educational partners understand and achieve their goals while protecting the privacy of students.
StriveScan’s President, Dan Saavedra, has over two decades of experience in college admissions, technology, and law. He has worked in technology for AOL and run a digital agency, in law for federal and state court judges, and in college admissions as Illinois ACAC’s Director of Digital Communications for almost two decades.