Last Updated: Sept 09, 2020
Personal Information We Collect
“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual, such as:
- Postal address
- Telephone number
- Email address
We collect Personal Information from you to identify you when you contact us. Our advertisers may collect Personal Information from you when you contact them through the Site or on their owned and operated sites.
When you contact us, we reference your Personal Information to service your inquiry, and respond as necessary. We will not disclose Personal Information submitted to us directly, via email or contact form. Should we need to disclose Personal Information to a third party in order to resolve an issue, we will request explicit permission from you before doing so.
When you contact an advertiser through the Site (for instance a sponsoring college or educational vendor), you submit Personal Information directly to them, and in such cases, we are not responsible or liable for their use or disclosure of your Personal Information, as that will be subject to their own privacy policies. Please read their policies prior to submitting. We do not receive the information you provide to the advertiser, even if you initiated contact with the advertiser through the Site.
How We Use Personal Information
We may use Personal Information:
- When you request, to connect you with vendors who will provide you with information about products and services.
- When you’ve submitted your Personal Information to us, which submission you understand and agree to constitute making an “inquiry” to us and our affiliated entities, to contact you or allow our vendors to contact you via telephone for a limited period even if the telephone number you submitted appears on any state and/or federal Do Not Call list, because your inquiry serves as an exception to state and/or federal Do Not Call laws.
- to respond to your inquiries
- to fulfill your requests, such as to send you newsletters.
- to personalize your experience on the Site and our other websites by presenting advertising, products and offers tailored to you.
- for our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, developing new products, enhancing our website, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns.
Non-Personal Information We Collect
“Non-Personal Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity, such as:
- Browser information
- Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
- Demographic information and other information provided by you
- Aggregated information
Routine Information Collection
All web servers track basic Non-Personal Information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, your MAC address, your computer type, screen resolution, OS version, Internet browser, timestamps, and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes. We may also use an IP address to better match featured advertisers based on a user’s geographic location.
How We Collect Non-Personal Information
Third Party Sites
Third Party Vendors
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE ACTS AND/OR OMISSIONS OF THIRD PARTY VENDORS.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the Opt-out section below.
If you sign up for our newsletters, and/or services and later change your mind, an unsubscribe option will always be available in our e-mail communications at the bottom of the email. If for some reason you cannot find a way to unsubscribe in the emails, please fill out our contact us form and we will remove you from our mailing list as soon as possible.
Controlling Your Privacy
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