Use and Disclosure of Information
All information collected through, or submitted to, the Sites is owned by the Company. The Company may ask users to provide personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, the user's name, e-mail address, home address, and phone number in order for users to subscribe to or access certain services on the Sites. The Company may also collect anonymous information, not unique to any specific user, such as zip code, preferences, and interests. In addition, from time to time, the Company may, through polling or other methods, request users to submit certain data for research purposes which will be collected and aggregated by the Company. Such data will be kept separate from any user's personally identifiable information. The Company reserves the right to aggregate, evaluate, analyze, and formulate trends from such data, and to sell such aggregated and/or trend data to third parties.
The Company may also collect non-personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to data such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer and your browser software (i.e. Internet Explorer, Netscape, etc.) and configuration used. The Company reserves the right to freely share any such aggregated, non-personal information with our affiliates, service providers, business partners, advertisers, sponsors, and other third parties.
The Company may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers ("Outside Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to the Sites or to the services provided on the Sites, including but not limited to, performing general statistical analysis, maintaining an email suppression list as may be required by state and/or federal law, providing credit card processing and/or order fulfillment, fraud screening, testing and implementation of special services to users, and developing applications for the Sites and the services provided on the Sites. These Outside Contractors may have limited access to information collected on the Sites, including personally identifiable information, in the course of providing such products or services.
Protection of User Information
Certain information such as video content and profile information submitted by a user to the Sites through such user's account will be available for viewing by the colleges and institutions designated by such user, and may be used by those colleges and institutions for evaluation and recruiting purposes. Information posted generally to the Sites through message boards, forums, and other publicly accessible portions of the Sites will be publicly available and may be collected and used by others in accordance with the Websites Terms of Service.
Third Party Advertising
The Company reserves the right, in its discretion, to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Sites. These companies may use information (excluding your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other website in order to provide advertisements on these Sites and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the event that the Company uses third party advertising companies to serve ads on the Sites, the Company will encourage such companies to follow best practices with respect to the collection and use of both non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information; however, the Company assumes no responsibility for the activities of the third party advertising companies with respect to the collection and use of such information.
Log Files & Web Beacons
The Company uses log file information sent by your web browser (which may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol "IP" address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, and other information) to analyze trends, administer the Sites, track the movement of users, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
The Company may also employ "web beacons" (also known as clear gifs) to track online usage patterns of users. This information is not linked to personally-identifiable information. Web beacons may also be employed for tracking and receipt purposes in connection with web-based emails we send to users.
Communications From the Company
Occasionally the Company or other related entities will notify users of updates and other valuable information about the Company and the Sites. By using the Sites, or registering or subscribing for services provided on or through the Sites, users consent to being contacted by the Company and related entities, and to receiving such updates and information.
The Company encourages related entities, including its business partners, to follow best practices with respect to email communications, security and privacy. However, the Company cannot control, and assumes no responsibility for, any contact of users by related entities, including its business partners.
In the case of emails coming directly from the Company, such emails will clearly be from the Company and will include instructions on how to unsubscribe from future emails.
The Company reserves the right to disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of law or comply with legal process served on the Company; (b) protect and defend the rights of the Company, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Sites or the public.
Contact Us & Member Account
You relinquish any and all rights to suggestions, ideas or other content ("User Content") that you submit to the Sites, and such User Content shall be come the sole property of the Company. The act of submitting User Content to the Sites, the Company, or any of its service providers is voluntary and does not, in itself, create a contractual or confidential relationship of any kind between you and the Company or any obligation of the Company to pay or otherwise compensate you for the submission of the User Content. By submitting User Content to the Sites, the Company, or any of its service providers you consent to the Company's use of such User Content in any way it sees fit. You represent and agree that the User Content is either your own independent creation or that you otherwise have the right to submit the User Content to the Sites, the Company, or any of its service providers.
Children Under the Age of Thirteen (13)
Notification of Changes