CollegeDegreesToday Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 11/19/2012

CollegeDegreesToday ("CollegeDegreesToday ", "us" or "we"), has created the privacy policy (hereinafter the "Privacy Policy") in order to disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. We understand the importance that Internet users place on privacy and have designed our service with this in mind. CollegeDegreesToday is fully committed to one hundred percent (100%) permission-based marketing. You agree to this Privacy Policy in its entirety when you:

  1. access or use our website located at collegedegreestoday.com (hereinafter the "Website")
  2. agree to receive an e-mail message from us; and/or
  3. obtain, or attempt to obtain Company services through Website, as an agent.

This Privacy Policy will address the following:

  1. What information this Website gathers/tracks about you.
  2. What this Website does with the information it gathers/tracks.
  3. With whom this Website shares the information it gathers/tracks.
  4. This Website's opt-out policy.
  5. This Website's policy on correcting and updating personally identifiable information.
  6. This Website's policy on deactivating your name from our database.

Information Collected:

We collect information that you provide to us through the Website. Upon registration at the Website, you may be required to provide some or all of the following information:

  1. Name;
  2. Address;
  3. E-mail address;
  4. Telephone number.

Following your registration, the Company transfers some or all of the registration data that you supplied as part of the registration process.

The Company creates internal reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for our advertisers and marketing partners. The Company may include your personally identifiable information in our reports. This information allows our third-party advertisers to deliver, and our users to receive, more relevant advertisements.

Please note that users can not update or delete previously submitted information. If your information (such as your email address) should change, we ask that you re-submit a registration form or request.

We will retain your information as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

IP Addresses:

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer the Website. Your IP address is also used to gather broad and specific demographic information as well as for validation purposes.

Cookies

The Company may employ "cookies" to help customize your access to the Website, and for the delivery of targeted advertisements. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. Cookies have many benefits to enhance your experience at the Website and to facilitate the receipt of targeted advertisements. To find out more about cookies, please visit www.cookiecentral.com. Even in the case where a user rejects a cookie, he or she may still use the Website. In addition, for the purpose of formatting and delivering future campaigns, the Company may employ pixel tags (also known as clear gifs) to track:

  1. the pages that our users visit on affiliate and/or partner websites; and
  2. user opens of, and clicks on, our targeted email advertising

You can disable pixel tags by:

  1. changing your browser settings to omit images; or
  2. employing a commercial software package designed for this purpose.

The use of cookies by our tracking and analytics services is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our tracking and analytics services use session ID cookies to help us improve the user experience for you and subsequent visitors to our site.

We reserve the right to employ user source information, including applicable category and interest(s), for the marketing of targeted e-mail messages. This source information may be shared with our third party marketing partners. Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish not to have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking Here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads. The Company reserves the right to retain cookie and pixel tag data indefinitely.

Widgets

Our Web site includes Widgets, which are interactive mini-programs that run on our site to provide specific services from another company (e.g. displaying the news, opinions, music, etc). Personally identifiable information, such as your email address, may be collected through the Widget. Cookies may also be set by the Widget to enable it to function properly. Information collected by this Widget is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it.

Sharing of Information:

We use the registration data that you supply for verification purposes. The personally identifiable information that you submit to the Website remains your property, but by submitting that information to the Website you grant the Company the right to use that information for marketing purposes. We may sell our user information and/or join together with other businesses to bring selected opportunities to our users. The Company is able to offer products and/or services to you, in part, based on your willingness to be reached by our third-party advertisers. By allowing us to make the information you supply available to these third parties, you will receive free information on products and services that may be of interest to you. This information may also be shared with advertisers on an aggregate basis. We also use contact information from your registration data to send you information about the Website and to keep you informed of our other products and services, and/or those of our affiliates that may be of interest to you. Please keep in mind, however, that the Company does not control, and is not responsible for, the practices of our third party advertisers. Your contact information is also used to reach you, when necessary, regarding issues concerning purchases made on the Website. If you wish to stop receiving future communications from us, please see the Opt-Out section below.

By submitting your e-mail address at the Website and/or obtaining products and/or services through us, you agree to receive e-mail marketing from the Company and our third-party advertisers. In addition, you agree that such act constitutes a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 C.F.R. ยง 310, et seq. (the "ATSR"). Notwithstanding that your telephone number maybe listed on the Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Call List, the Company retains the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the ATSR. Moreover, by registering with, or requesting information from, a third-party advertiser at or through the Website, such action shall constitute a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application with the respective third-party advertiser for purposes of the ATSR and you may be contacted via e-mail, direct mail and/or telemarketing by such third-party advertiser in accordance with the ATSR.

The Company reserves the right to release current or past user information:

  1. in the event we believe that the Website is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts;
  2. if the information is subpoenaed; or
  3. if the Company is sold or acquired.

Moreover, you hereby consent to disclosure of any record or communication to any third party when the Company, in its sole discretion, determines the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your e-mail address with other third parties for suppression purposes in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time to time.

Other Websites:

This Website may contain links to other third-party owned and/or operated websites. the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Some marketing partners may require the transfer of some or all of the registration data that you supplied to the Website. When necessary, the Company shall provide this information to our marketing partners. In some cases, you may be able to make a purchase though one of their third-party websites. In these instances, you may be required to provide certain information, such as a credit card number, to register or complete a transaction at such third party website. These third-party websites have separate privacy and data collection practices and the Company has no responsibility or liability relating to them.

Blog / Forum

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at support@collegedegreestoday.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.

Third Party Offers:

The Website provides you with the opportunity to receive special offers, products and/or services from other third-party companies. To receive such offers, products and/or services your personally identifiable information supplied to us during the registration process will be shared with such third-party companies so that they may provide their product or service to you. If you do not want us to share your personally identifiable information with these companies, contact us at support@collegedegreestoday.com.

Security:

The Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of personally identifiable information under our control. All collected information is stored in a technically and physically secure environment. Furthermore, access to this information is strictly limited, and the information is not accessible to the public. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all Website user information.

Minors:

Visitors under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their personally identifiable information at the Website. The Company does not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under the age of 18. The Company encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.

Newsletters:

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 "Opt-out" section. Please visit http://collegedegreestoday.com/unsubscribe/request and enter your email and click unsubscribe to be removed from the newsletter list.

Opt-Out:

We provide you the opportunity to "opt-out" of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For if you request information from a school(s) but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, please visit http://collegedegreestoday.com/unsubscribe/request and enter your email and click unsubscribe to be removed from our marketing list. 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 newsletter or communication or by emailing us at info@collegedegreestoday.com. We offer an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications on our promotional communications by email at info@collegedegreestoday.com, or by postal mail at 2232 N Clybourn Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60614.

Changes in Privacy Policy:

The Company reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a notice at the Website that we are changing our Privacy Policy. If the manner in which we use personally identifiable information changes, we will notify users by posting the changes on this Website prior to the change becoming effective. The user's continued use of the Website and/or continued receipt of Company e-mails constitutes an affirmative acknowledgment and acceptance by the user to the terms of the modified Privacy Policy.

Contacting the Website:

Our "Contact Us" page contains an e-mail link that allows you to contact us directly with any questions or comments that you may have. We read every message received and endeavor to reply promptly to each one. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of the Company, please feel free to contact us at support@collegedegreestoday.com, or by postal mail at 2232 N Clybourn Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60614.