Last updated November 1, 2012
Your privacy is critically important to us. At CollegesNear.Me we have a few fundamental principles:
- We won't ask you for personal information unless we really need it.
- We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our services.
- In our service, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what's visible to the public, kept private, and permanently deleted.
It is CollegesNear.Me's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Like most website operators, CollegesNear.Me collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CollegesNear.Me's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CollegesNear.Me's visitors use CollegesNear.Me. From time to time, CollegesNear.Me may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
CollegesNear.Me also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. CollegesNear.Me does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to CollegesNear.Me choose to interact with CollegesNear.Me in ways that require CollegesNear.Me to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CollegesNear.Me gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a website at CollegesNear.Me to provide a birthday and email address. In each case, CollegesNear.Me collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with CollegesNear.Me. CollegesNear.Me does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
CollegesNear.Me may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to CollegesNear.Me. For instance, CollegesNear.Me may monitor the most popular pages on the CollegesNear.Me site. CollegesNear.Me may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CollegesNear.Me does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
CollegesNear.Me discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CollegesNear.Me's behalf or to provide services available at CollegesNear.Me, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using CollegesNear.Me, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CollegesNear.Me discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CollegesNear.Me believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CollegesNear.Me, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of CollegesNear.Me and have supplied your email address, CollegesNear.Me may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with CollegesNear.Me and our products.
CollegesNear.Me takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If CollegesNear.Me, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CollegesNear.Me goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of CollegesNear.Me may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.