Colleges Online Inc ("Colleges Online") operates CollegesOnline.Review and may operate other websites. It is Colleges Online's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Colleges Online 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. Colleges Online's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Colleges Online's visitors use its website. From time to time, Colleges Online may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Colleges Online also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on CollegesOnline.Review blogs/sites. Colleges Online only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Colleges Online's websites choose to interact with Colleges Online in ways that require Colleges Online to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Colleges Online gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at CollegesOnline.Review to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Colleges Online are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Colleges Online collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Colleges Online. Colleges Online 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.
Colleges Online may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Colleges Online may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Colleges Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Colleges Online 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 Colleges Online's behalf or to provide services available at Colleges Online's websites, 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 Colleges Online's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Colleges Online will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Colleges Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Colleges Online believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Colleges Online, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Colleges Online website and have supplied your email address, Colleges Online 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 Colleges Online and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Colleges Online takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Colleges Online, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Colleges Online 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 Colleges Online may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.