Effective August 1, 2014
College Kickstart LLC ("College Kickstart") knows that you care how personal information about you is collected, used, shared and stored (“Personal Information”).
How We Use Your Personal Information
When you use our Services, you provide us with information such as your test scores, GPA, class rank and a list of schools you're interested in. We have no rights to Personal Information except for the limited rights that enable us to offer the Services.
We need your permission to do things like running analyses on your behalf, tracking your progress, tracking overall network statistics and providing technical support. These and other features may require our systems to access and store your Personal Information. You give us permission to do these things, and this permission extends to trusted third parties we work with.
How We Share Personal Information with Third Parties
We share Personal Information with third parties in the following ways:
- As required by law, such as to comply with reporting requirements, a subpoena, or similar legal process
- In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity or as we believe reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others
- With any other third party you authorize us to share your Personal Information with
- If College Kickstart is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets or bankruptcy, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
How We Store and Protect Personal Information
We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt sensitive personal information (such as your email or password) before it travels over the internet. Credit card numbers are never collected by us or stored on our database or servers. All credit card transactions are processed by our third party service providers.
Ultimately, security is a shared responsibility with the users of our Website and Services. Protecting Your Data is also your responsibility. You are responsible for safeguarding your password, secret questions and answers, and other authentication information you use to access the Services. You should not disclose your authentication information to any third party and should immediately notify College Kickstart of any unauthorized use of your password or other authentication information. College Kickstart cannot secure personal information that you release on your own or that you request us to release.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Website or become aware of any bug or any actual or threatened breach of our security, you are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compromise of Personal Information
We will promptly notify you should your Personal Information be compromised. Notwithstanding, College Kickstart: (a) is not responsible or liable for any consequences that may result because you have released or shared Personal Information with a third party; and (b) does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems or facilities.
User Access and Choice
You may, of course, decline to submit your Personal Information to us; in which case, you may not be able to become a Member or use certain Services.
If your Personal Information changes, you may correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by making the change on your user account or by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com. If you no longer desire our service, you can cancel your account at any time by contacting us at the same email address.
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will also retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Do/Do Not Track Signals
Notification, Electronic Communication and Opt-Out
You consent to our using your email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may not opt out of some Service-related communications.
Upon registration, or on other areas of the site, you may opt-in to receive periodic messages from us, including changes to features of the Service, newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you wish to subscribe to these emails, we will use your name and email address to send them to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing email preferences manager on your account settings page or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. College Kickstart does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17, please use our Service with adult supervision. If you are under 13, please do not send any Personal Information to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information below.
Cookies, Analytics/Log Files and Clear GIFs
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by College Kickstart and our analytics and other service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
You may refuse to accept cookies, or remove cookies, by editing your web browser preferences or options. You do not have to accept all cookies sent to you by this Website; however, depending on the particular cookie you reject, you may not be able to use some of the features of this Website.
We may also employ software technology known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs” which helps us keep track of what content on our Website is effective. Web beacons are small graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track the online movements of Internet users. Web beacons are embedded in the web pages you review, so they are not stored on your hard drive. The web beacons we use do not track or collect any personally identifiable information about you and they are in no way linked to your personally identifiable information.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
We may partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Website or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here) Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
Links to Other Websites, Blogs/Forums and Social Media Widgets
Our Website offers a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be displayed publicly and read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.