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Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

We respect the privacy of your information. We provide this explanation about our online information practices as a show of our commitment to protect your privacy.

We do not sell, rent, share, or in any other way use personally-identifying information collected during your use of our Website without your permission.

The Information We Collect

At the time you register on our site or at any other time that we request information from you, we collect and store your username (which may require disclosure by you and storage by us of your name), e-mail address, and password. We need this information to provide services that you request. We also use this information to customize your experience using our Website.

In addition, we automatically gather general statistical information about our Website and visitors, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, services used, etc., but in doing so we do not reference you by individual name, e-mail address, home address, or telephone number. We use this data in the aggregate to determine how much our users use parts of our site so we can improve our site. We may provide this statistical information to third parties, but when we do so we do not provide personally-identifying information without your permission.

As part of our service, we use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Generally, we use cookies to remind us who you are and enable us to access your account information so you do not have to re-enter it; gather statistical information about usage by registered or unregistered users, research visiting patterns, and help target advertisements based on user interests; assist our retail partners track visits and process orders; and track progress and participation in promotions. In some instances, our retail partners and advertisers appearing at our site may use their own cookies. Preference and options configurations in your browser determine if and how a cookie will be accepted. You can change those configurations on your computer if you desire. By changing your preferences, you can accept all cookies, you can be notified when a cookie is set, or you can reject all cookies. If you do so and cookies are disabled, you may be required to re-enter your information more often and certain features of our site may be unavailable.

The Way We Use Information

We use your personally-identifying information to improve our services, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize our site’s content, layout, and services. We use your username and e-mail address to contact you regarding administrative notices, new service offerings and communications relevant to your use of the site. ¬†We use your password only if necessary for administration of the site. We may disclose or access information whenever we believe in good faith that the law so requires or if we otherwise consider it necessary to do so to maintain service and improve our products and services. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to manage our Website and to enhance our site based on the usage pattern data we receive.

Security

We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information. Your account information and profile are password-protected. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Our personnel will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This is to help ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place where others may have access to it.

No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secured. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

How You Can Update, Correct or Delete Your Information

You can access the information that we collect online and maintain through normal updating methods. To update, correct or delete this information, you can contact us. Your account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in your not being able to access our services. It is our expectation that we will delete your information each year as the normal college year ends at the end of the Spring semester. You will have to re-register to use our site and to activate your account.

Children Under 13

This site is directed to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff of a college or university; therefore, it is our expectation that users of this site will not be under the age of 13. We have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our Website, and so we carry out the same Privacy Policy for individuals of all ages. If a child has provided us with personally-identifying information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us to remove the information and opt out of promotional opportunities.

Changes to Our Policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be communicated through our Website at least five days in advance of its effective date. Information collected before changes are made will be secured according to the previous Privacy Policy.

Your Consent

By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of this information in the manner we describe.

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