UPDATED January 28, 2011
Collection of Your Data
Personal Data. When you fill out a form to request information from one of our partnering school, and at other times, we ask for some information about you, such as your name, age, email address, postal address, and phone number, level of education, desired level of educational program, areas of interest, current occupation, military status (if any), governmental loan status. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
Anonymous Data. We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you visit the Site. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate the Site on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page, and the length of their visits.
How We Use Your Information
We may use your personal data in the following ways:
- For the purpose for which you specifically provided the personal data, for example to match your student matching profile to educational institutions or to respond to a specific inquiry.
- To send you notifications about your accounts or transactions with us and to otherwise contact you with information that we believe will be of interest to you.
- To notify you about our products and services and special offers.
- To enhance existing features or develop new features products and services.
We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Site with information that we collect from third parties.
Sharing Your Data
If you do not wish to have your personally identifiable information shared, to opt-out from receiving further communications from any third party that is not our agent or service provider. Please contact that marketing partner/affiliate directly.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.
Choice and Opt-out
You can let us know that you do not wish us to share your information with third parties for marketing purposes or to notify you about our own products and services and special offers by opting out at the time that you submit your Student Matching Profile.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each email, newsletter, or communication or by clicking on the following link to add your email address and/or telephone number directly to our Unsubscribe/Do Not Call lists.
Please be aware that we do not control the activities of the educational institutions with which we match your profile or any third parties to whom we have provided your information for marketing purposes. If you wish them to stop contacting you, you will need to notify them of this fact separately.
Cookies and Other Technology
You can turn off the ability to receive any of these cookies by adjusting the browser in your computer. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Without cookies you can visit our Site, but you will not be able to use the services that require you to provide your personal information.
We use clear GIFs, Web beacons, and other tracking devices to follow visitor usage of our site. The data collected through these mechanisms is anonymous, and we do not link it to the personal data you may provide us.
We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our Site in order to recognize users and assess traffic patterns. We also include Web beacons in our e-mail messages in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.
We use TargusInfo validation to verify that the phone number and address entered match, in order to accurately match you to your chosen course of study and school program. TargusInfo validation is not linked to any personal identifiable information.
Third Party Cookies
Supplementation of Information
In order to provide accurate school matching services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personally identifiable information you submitted to us with information from third party sources.
Address and Phone Number Verification
We may use TargusInfo, and other similar technologies to validate and verify your address and phone number, in order to accurately match you to your chosen course of study and school program.
If you choose to use our referral service to email a friend or bookmark a page, about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Addthis.com functionality does not store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
Ads for College-Pages.com
When you view an ad for College-Pages.com on other sites, our third-party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. College-Pages.com and our advertising company may also use Web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which pages of the Site you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts.
Links to Other Web Sites
If you click on a link to a third party site, including on an advertisement, you will leave the www.college-pages.com site you are visiting and go to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as www.college-pages.com. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services. If you visit a third party website that is linked to an www.college-pages.com site, you should read that site’s privacy statement before providing any personally identifiable information.
Transfer to the United States
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the personal data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. Whenever you submit any personal data to us, you consent to this transfer.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send an email to us using our Contact Form.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact College-Pages.com using our Contact Form