Updated February 15, 2021
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you use our Services, you authorize us to use the Personal Information you provide us about yourself or the students you serve, such as name, email address, test scores, GPA, class rank and college list.
We do not sell or share and have no rights to Personal Information except for the limited rights that enable us to offer the Services you requested. This includes running analyses on your behalf, tracking your or your students’ progress, generating reports, tracking aggregate statistics and providing technical support.
When you visit our Website, we also collect information such as date and time, browser type and IP address. This information is gathered to help us evaluate the functionality and performance of our Services. We use Google Analytics to measure how users interact with content on our website. Google Analytics uses HTTP Cookies to "remember" what a user has done on previous pages/interactions with the website. Please see the following for more information on cookie usage and privacy controls.
HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We share Personal Information with third parties as follows:
- To support our Services, such as processing your payments and offering customer service. These third parties are authorized to use Personal Information solely to provide these services to us and are obligated to keep your information confidential.
- 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 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 with whom you authorize us to share Personal Information.
If we are 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 Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding Personal Information.
HOW WE STORE AND PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
We take appropriate precautions to protect Personal Information. This includes the use of Secure Sockets Layer ( SSL) encryption technology to protect Personal Information such as user’s email or password during transmission over the Internet to secured servers operated by our hosting providers. All credit card transactions are processed by authorized third party service providers and credit card numbers are never stored in our database or servers. While we follow generally accepted standards and recommended practices to protect Personal Information, we cannot warrant absolute security.
We will retain Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. We will also retain and use Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Ultimately, protecting Personal Information is a shared responsibility. You are responsible for safeguarding your password and other authentication information you use to access the Services. You 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.
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, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPROMISE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will promptly notify you should 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; or (b) that was the result of another party’s negligence, reckless or intentional actions.
PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO HIGH SCHOOLS SUBSCRIBING TO COLLEGE KICKSTART
We comply with the requirements of FERPA and the regulations and guidelines applicable and adopted in accordance therewith. Personally identifiable information received by us will be used solely for legitimate educational interests.
Pursuant to FERPA, we receive personally identifiable student information from our high school subscribers in the capacity of a school official under FERPA Regulation Section 99.31 and are subject to the direct control of the school subscriber with respect to the use and maintenance of education records, and we shall only use such information as necessary to perform the services as set forth in the Terms.
In compliance with federal guidelines, Personal Information acquired by us will not be used to engage in targeted advertising on any site, service, or application.