How To Get Into College
HowToGetIn.com is part of the Edvisors network of websites that provide information, tools and resources to help students further their education. Edvisors Network, Inc. ("Edvisors") manages a portfolio of education resources, college loan products, online degree programs, and college-related information and services through a network of 25 websites, blogs and forums. Over 2 million visitors find our content each month to make better decisions about their college experience.
Edvisors is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. As part of that commitment, we provide this policy to explain our privacy practices, including what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have about collection and use of your personal information. We urge you to review this entire policy.
- What Information Do You Collect?
- How Do You Protect My Information?
- How Do You Use My Information?
- How Do You Share My Information?
- What Choices Do I Have About the Use of My Information? (Opt-Outs)
- Changes to this Policy
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If you are not able to resolve questions or concerns you have about this policy or our privacy practices by using our opt-out page or by contacting us directly, you can contact the Better Business Bureau. Edvisors is a member of the BBB Reliability Program.
Please note: Links on our sites may direct you to third party websites. This policy covers only what we do with the information you or the third-party provides to us; we are not responsible for, nor can we control the privacy practices and policies of these third party entities. We encourage you to review their policies carefully.
What Information Do You Collect?
We collect information about you as you use Edvisors sites, including:
- User Information, which you provide when you register on an Edvisors site, subscribe to an email newsletter, or provide us with your contact information. For certain Edvisors sites, we collect User Information when you register by utilizing an account that you already have with certain third-party social networking sites, including, but not limited to, Facebook. User Information may also include information you provide on a form, including, for example, your name, address, email address, school, graduation year, grade level, date of birth, and other personal demographic information.
- Technical Information, which we collect automatically from you and your computer about how you use the Edvisors sites. This includes your IP address, the referring URL, browser type, and other usage information, along with information about your use of the Edvisors websites.
For those referred to a financial services provider from one of our sites, we are not provided with information you submit on a third-party application, are not informed whether you are approved or denied for an product, and are not informed of the basis for credit-based loan decisions.
Edvisors uses "cookies" and other technologies to help us learn more about how our users use our sites and to recognize you when you return. Cookies are text files that are placed in your computer's browser, and that can be used to help recognize you as an Edvisors user. Cookies may store user preferences and other information, and can be deleted or blocked by changing the settings on your Web browser.
How Do You Protect My Information?
We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and have implemented policies and procedures designed to safeguard it. We share your information with third parties only in accordance with this policy. We require all third party advertising and marketing partners with whom we share your information to make reasonable efforts to protect it.
How Do You Use My Information?
We use your information to provide you the services you request, to improve Edvisors sites and your experience on our sites, and to personalize the content you receive. Specifically:
- We use User Information to provide the services you request, such as newsletters, to customize our sites, and to improve your user experience and our services.
- We use Technical Information to operate, administer, and improve our sites, and to customize your experience.
How Do You Share My Information?
Edvisors Sites: The sites that constitute Edvisors all access and use the same information about you for the purposes described above.
Financial Service Providers: We may share User Information with financial service providers in order to analyze applications you may submit with them.
Advertisers and Marketing Partners: From time to time we also share User Information and Technical Information with third parties whose products and services we think may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive marketing materials from third parties, you may opt out.
Analytics Partners: From time to time we also share User Information and Technical Information with third parties who use the information solely for analytical purposes. If you prefer not to have your information shared with third parties for their analytical purposes, you may opt out.
Online Advertising Networks and Third Party Cookies: We may also permit third party data providers and/or advertising networks to place cookies on your computer that enable you to receive customized ads or content. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information and will not increase the number of advertisements you see when you visit our sites or other websites, but will increase the likelihood that advertisements you do see on some sites are relevant to you. While we do not share your name or other information that can personally identify you to these third parties, the cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of these cookies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices
Other: We also may share your personal information in response to a valid law enforcement request or legal process, to protect our or third party interests or property, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
What Choices Do I Have About the Use of My Information?
To edit any of your privacy preferences, please visit our opt-out page. On that page, you may choose to opt out of our use of your information for marketing purposes or change your email delivery options. Due to special rules affecting Vermont residents, if you register with a Vermont address, we will not share your personally-identifiable information with third party marketers. Additionally, on certain Edvisors sites, you can also update your User Information and privacy preferences in your account settings.
If you wish to opt out of the use of your Technical Information by Online Advertising Networks, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices; this link is also available on our opt-out page. You can also disable or delete cookies directly on your web browser. Please see your browser's "help" content if you are not sure how to do this.
Please note that you cannot opt out of sharing your information to comply with valid law enforcement requests, a legal process, to protect our interests or property or those of third parties, or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Changes to this Policy
This policy was last modified on November 6, 2012.