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PRIVACY POLICY  

FindCollegeInfo.com

 

FindCollegeInfo.com is a division of ReVamp Interactive, Inc. This privacy policy covers the site www.FindCollegeInfo.com. Because this website wants to demonstrate its commitment to your privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices and have its privacy practices reviewed for compliance. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact the FindCollegeInfo.com website Coordinator at our Customer Service Department.

 

General Statement

FindCollegeInfo.com takes the privacy of your personal information very seriously. Upon submission of your personal information to our site, we understand that you are entrusting us with your personal information to help us match you with various educational institutions (collectively referred to as "Schools"), in our network that is able to provide you with the product and/or service for which you have expressed an interest. In exchange, we have implemented the following policies and procedures to protect your privacy. Under no circumstances will FindCollegeInfo.com sell or share any personal information about you to or with any person or organization except as authorized by you, except to those parties whom are necessary to fulfill your request, or as may be required by law or court order. 

 

What we want you to understand: 

  1. Who we are 
  2. Collection of information on the FindCollegeInfo.com website 
  3. How your information is used 
  4. Altering the Information You Submit through the FindCollegeInfo.com website
  5. Communications from FindCollegeInfo.com
  6. How to Opt-out of Certain Services
  7. Links to Other websites
  8. Notification of Changes 
  9. Legal Process and Disclaimer
  10. Contact Information

 

1. Who We Are

FindCollegeInfo.com is an emerging online marketplace that connects interested consumers to various Schools in its network. Currently, there are over 500 participants in our continually expanding national network. When you visit our website to request a particular type of product or service, all you need to do is complete a simple online request form. Based on the personal information you supply to us, FindCollegeInfo.com will transmit such information to the Schools, in its network that are best able to assist you with the product and/or service in which you have expressed an interest. 

 

2. Collection of Information

There are several areas throughout the FindCollegeInfo.com site where you may be asked to enter both personal and non-personal information. We DO NOT sell or share any of your personal information to or with any person or organization except as authorized by you, except to those parties whom are necessary to fulfill your request, or as may be required by law or court order.

 
Information obtained through online requests: 

When you come to the FindCollegeInfo.com site to complete a form indicating your desire for a certain type of product or service, you'll need to provide various personal and financial information such as your name, phone number, e-mail address, income and other financial information depending upon the type of product or service you are seeking. 

Some of the information you provide to us may be optional. If you provide us with this optional information, it will not be sold or shared to or with any person or organization except as authorized by you, except to those parties whom are necessary to fulfill your request, or as may be required by law or court order.

 

Technical information we collect: 

In order for FindCollegeInfo.com to ensure that we are providing our users with the best possible consumer experience on our site, we gather and track certain user information. We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users to detail their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the user’s personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our website and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. Your profile, if shared, is shared in aggregate form only with other third parties.

 

Cookies:

When you visit the FindCollegeInfo.com website, our web server sends a cookie to your computer. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer which simply stores a limited amount of information about your site visit and tracks aggregate information on how our site is being used, including session counts, navigation patterns, pages visited, etc. These cookies, however, do not store any personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, phone number, etc. as you browse the site. These cookies cannot be related to you as an individual unless you complete one of our online request forms.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising.
This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by FindCollegeInfo.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Third Party Advertising:

If you come to the FindCollegeInfo.com website from an online banner ad, an anonymous identification number may be passed to our site. This information cannot be used to gather any personally identifiable information about you. It will only allow us to track the overall effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns.

 

Log Files:

FindCollegeInfo.com also utilizes Web Logs to track aggregate information about how our site is being used. Web Logs track anonymous user information, including the number of visitors to our site, operating systems, Internet Provider addresses (if publicly available), and browser type. Unlike cookies, Web Logs are maintained only on FindCollegeInfo.com servers and do not store or place anything on the user's computer.

 

Clear Gifs:

FindCollegeInfo.com employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. The main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Clear gifs are not tied to users’ personally identifiable information.

In addition, we use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by the recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.

 

Information obtained from the "Contact Us" section of a FindCollegeInfo.com website:

You may contact FindCollegeInfo.com directly through the "Contact Us" feature. Your participation in this area is completely voluntary and it is your choice whether or not you wish to disclose your personal information to us.
In the Contact Us form, we may ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, mailing address, email address, etc. This information will not be sold to any person or organization. However, your information may be shared with other parties relevant to your transaction to help resolve any issues you report to us.

 

Information obtained from Schools: 

The "Schools" section of our website contains information for Schools who wish to join the FindCollegeInfo.com network. If you are a school and you submit a form requesting more information, your name and other identifying information will not be sold or shared with any person or organization.
Your e-mail address or telephone number may be used by authorized FindCollegeInfo.com employees to contact you concerning your request.

 

Information obtained from the "Affiliates" section of a FindCollegeInfo.com website: 

The "Affiliates" section contains information for affiliates who wish to join the FindCollegeInfo.com Affiliate Program and advertise FindCollegeInfo.com's service on their site. If you would like to become an affiliate, you may submit an application containing personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number and address. If you use FindCollegeInfo.com's service through an affiliate site, under no circumstances will an affiliate ever see your information.
You will receive an e-mail from FindCollegeInfo.com indicating whether or not you have been approved to participate in its Affiliate Program. If approved, we will use your e-mail address to inform you of Affiliate Program news and updates. You may withdraw your membership from the Affiliate Program at any time by sending an e-mail to affiliates@findcollegeinfo.com. If you choose to withdraw, you will not receive any further e-mails regarding the FindCollegeInfo.com Affiliate Program.
If you come to a FindCollegeInfo.com site through an affiliate site, FindCollegeInfo.com will never sell or share your information with that, or any other, affiliate. All transactions take place on FindCollegeInfo.com's servers. Please see our Security section for more information on how we protect the integrity of your data.

 

3. How Your Information is Used

We use the information you provide on your online request to match you with participating Schools or authorized agents. We may also send your information to other third parties relevant to your transaction. FindCollegeInfo.com may also share certain aggregated data with the participants in our network and other third parties for general marketing and demographic purposes, however, this data DOES NOT include any of your personal identifying information.
 

Sharing information with the participating Schools in our network:

Upon clicking on the "Submit" button, the information that you provide to us via our online request form will be sent through the FindCollegeInfo.com system and presented to transmit to the Schools in our network that are able to provide you with the product and/or service in which you have expressed an interest. The participants in our network may keep and use your information whether or not you qualify for their products and/or services, we recommend that you contact them directly for more information about their specific privacy policies. 

Once the participants in our network receive your information, they may contact you directly via phone, e-mail or other method of communication. All of the participants in our network operate under federal and/or state laws and regulations and believe, as we do, that the Internet is an exciting, efficient and secure place to do business. If you are matched with a participant in our network, the individual or company which you choose will report certain information about the product and/or services you choose to FindCollegeInfo.com, and FindCollegeInfo.com will treat that information in the manner it treats the information you provided on your loan online request. As the participants in our network may keep and use your information whether or not you qualify for their products and/or services, we recommend that you contact them directly for more information about their specific privacy policies.

 

Sharing information with third parties: 

FindCollegeInfo.com may notify you about special offers from one of our promotional partners. At your request, FindCollegeInfo.com will not send you any information or offers unrelated to your request for financing. If you do not wish to receive any of these offers, please visit our Opt-Out section where you can remove yourself from our mailing list. We do not reveal your name, address or any other identifying information to that promotional partner unless you request us to do so. 

 

4. Altering Information you submit through a FindCollegeInfo.com website

FindCollegeInfo.com puts you in control of your experience on our website. Our site is easy to navigate and will enable you to easily find all the information you need to complete your transaction.
 

Changing your information:

If you need to update your information provided to FindCollegeInfo.com via an online request form, you can simply update your information by submitting a new online request form. If you are unable to complete this online, you may contact our Customer Service Department for assistance.

If you want to change the type of request or make other significant changes to your online requests, you should make a new request through our website. If you wish to opt-out of receiving FindCollegeInfo.com emails, you can visit our Opt-Out section. If you wish to change your subscription to FindCollegeInfo.com emails, you can simply visit our Opt-Out section to remove yourself and your old information from our mailing list and then revisit our subscription area located on the Home page of this website.

 

Deleting your information:

Applicable federal and state laws, rules and/or regulations may require that we store your online requests for various periods of time. In order to comply with those legal requirements, we cannot delete such information from our databases. We store all of the information you might provide securely. You can visit our Security section to learn more about how we do this.

 

Request to stop receiving emails from us:

Periodically, FindCollegeInfo.com may send you emails to alert you to money saving tips or special offers. If you do not wish to receive any of these offers, please visit our Opt-out section where you can remove yourself from our mailing list.

 

Security:

FindCollegeInfo.com sites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please visit our Security section for a detailed explanation. 

 

5. Communications FindCollegeInfo.com via Special Offers, Updates and Newsletters.

Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services and special deals via emails and/or newsletters. At your request, FindCollegeInfo.com will not send you any information or offers unrelated to your online requests. If you do not wish to receive any of these offers, please visit our Opt-out section where you can remove yourself from our mailing list. 

 

6. Opt-out area

At FindCollegeInfo.com you are given the opportunity to ‘Opt-Out’ of having your information used for purposes not directly related to your online requests. For example, our request form has an ‘Opt-Out’ mechanism so users who don’t want any marketing material not directly related to their online requests can keep their email address off of our lists. 

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by visiting our Opt-Out section and removing themselves from our mailing list.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

 

7. Links

FindCollegeInfo.com website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that FindCollegeInfo.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by FindCollegeInfo.com. 

 

8. Notification of Changes

If FindCollegeInfo.com decides to change its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. FindCollegeInfo.com will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. 

 

9. Legal Actions

FindCollegeInfo.com responds to subpoenas, court orders and legal process, and will establish or exercise its legal rights and defend against legal claims. FindCollegeInfo.com believes it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of FindCollegeInfo.com’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law. 

Although we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website. 

 

10. Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Site Administrator:
ReVamp Interactive, Inc. – FindCollegeInfo.com
25 Edelman, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618
Tel: 949.502.0530
Fax: 949.502.0535

This Privacy Policy was last reviewed and/or updated on June 1, 2011
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