Last Modified: March 3, 2016
- Third-Party Links and Content
- User Submissions
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act
- Children's Online Privacy Protection Notice
- Proprietary Rights to Content
- Eligibility for Registered Services
- Registration and Site Visitation Obligations
- Registered Services Password and Account Access
- Registered-User and Website Visitor Conduct
- Disclaimer of Warranties
- Limitation of Liability
- Use and Storage
- Trademark Information
- Entire Agreement
- Invalidity; Waiver
- User Suggestions
- Questions / Comments
Edvisors Network, Inc. (“Edvisors,” “ENI,” “we,” “us,” “our”), a Massachusetts corporation, operates several websites, including but not limited to the following:
4. Third-Party Links and Content
Edvisors does not exercise editorial control over third-party content provided, uploaded, published, or distributed by users and other participants on Edvisors websites. In other words, the Edvisors website(s) is/are merely a distributor, not a publisher, of such content. Such content may contain the views, opinions, statements, offers, and other material of the respective users, suppliers, participants, or authors. Edvisors does not endorse, is not responsible for, and makes no representations or warranties regarding, such content or its accuracy, supplier ability or fitness for any particular purpose, and Edvisors shall not be liable for any harm resulting from or in connection with reliance on any such content, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. In addition, the Edvisors. shall not be a party to or liable in any way for any harm associated with, any transaction between our users and any other user or participant on the website(s). Notwithstanding the foregoing, Edvisors reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings or materials at any time in our sole discretion.
The Services display some content which is not Edvisors’. This content is the sole responsibility of the individual or entity that makes the content available.
5. User Submissions
The Services may permit the submission of certain user-generated text, information, data, video, chats, audio, photographs, files, messages or other content to or through the Services (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, transmission and/or publishing (“posting”) of such User Submissions. User Submissions may be used, distributed and published by Edvisors and viewed by both general users and Members of the Services. You understand that Edvisors does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
User agrees to indemnify Edvisors for any content User post which user does not have the requisite permission as affirmed in (i) - (iii) in the foregoing paragraph.
You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any User Submission you post or store through the Services or provide to Edvisors.
All User Submissions posted on Edvisors’ Websites or through Edvisors’ Services will be the exclusive property of Edvisors.
6. Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Edvisors responds to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminates accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further information).
A. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other Edvisors content infringes upon your copyright, you may submit a written notification pursuant to the DMCA by providing our Copyright Agent (listed below) with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that I allegedly infringed; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by the notification, a representative list of such works on or in the Services: (iii) a description of the location on the Services of the allegedly infringed material(s); (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material(s) in the matter complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a written statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Edvisors’ designated Copyright Agent for notice of claims of infringement is:
Russ Theriault, College Loan Corporation 10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89135
Only notices of alleged copyright infringement should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to Edvisors’ customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the notice requirements of the DMCA, your notice may not be valid.
B. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Edvisors shall, in appropriate circumstances, terminate access, at Edvisors’ sole discretion, of any general user or Member that Edvisors finds to be a repeat infringer of other copyrights. Edvisors may also, in its sole discretion, limit or fully terminate access to the Website or Service(s) of any user infringing the intellectual property rights of others, regardless of whether such user is a repeat offender or not.
7. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Notice
This Website is not directed or otherwise promoted for use by children under the age of thirteen (13). Edvisors does not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from our websites about children under age 13. If a child whom we know to be under age 13 sends personal information to us online, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, notify parents or seek parental consent, and will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We are not, however, responsible for the collection and use of information by companies or individuals unaffiliated with us whose websites may contain links to ours. Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third-parties. We do not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information via our site.
8. Proprietary Rights to Content
You agree that title, ownership rights, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights in the Services shall remain in Edvisors and/or its licensors and suppliers. You acknowledge that the content of this Website and the Services - including but not limited to text, sound, photographs, graphics, software or other material contained in either Edvisors, Sponsor, Client, Affiliate or Reward Partner electronic mail communications, services or software - is copyrighted by Edvisors and/or its licensors and suppliers under United States and international copyright laws, is subject to other intellectual property and proprietary rights and laws, and is owned by Edvisors or its licensors and suppliers. Such content may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without the prior written permission of Edvisors and its applicable licensors or suppliers, with the sole exception that one copy of any necessary software that may be provided by Edvisors, its Clients, Affiliates, Sponsors or Reward Partners may be downloaded onto a single computer for your personal, noncommercial use. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or attached to any such content. You may use Edvisors’, Sponsor’s, Client’s, Affiliates or Reward Partners’ content, service or software only as expressly authorized by Edvisors, the Sponsor, the Client , the Affiliate or the Reward Partner.
You acknowledge and agree that the Services and any necessary software provided by Edvisors or its Sponsors, Clients, Affiliate, Reward Partners or other third-party partners and used in connection with the Services (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Edvisors grants you a personal, nontransferable and nonexclusive right and license to use the object code of any such Software on a single computer and solely in connection with your use of this Website and the Services; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third-party to) otherwise copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right in any such Software. You agree not to modify any such Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of any such Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Services. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Edvisors for such use.
9. Eligibility for Registered Services
Some Edvisors’ websites require registration in order to fully use the website. You will be required to register if you wish to obtain access to Edvisors Websites that provide Registered Services and become a registered member (“Member”), subject to the following eligibility requirements: (i) Members must be thirteen years or older at the time of registration; (ii) membership is limited to individuals only, corporations or other business entities may not become Members; (iii) Registered Services are limited to one account per individual, even if the individual has multiple email addresses; (iv) employees of Edvisors and members of their household are not eligible to participate; and (v) automated services, scripts, or other machines are not eligible. Some Registered Services have additional eligibility requirements, which will be contained within the specific terms and conditions of Member Agreements associated with participation in those Registered Services.
10. Registration and Site Visitation Obligations
To access and use Services, you need computer equipment and telecommunications access necessary to connect to and access the World Wide Web. You must provide, at your own expense, all equipment, all services (including, where applicable, telephone service) and all related third-party service fees such as ISP charges) necessary to access the Services and any future enhancements or additional services. In consideration of use of Registered Services, you agree to provide to Edvisors and its third-party partners true, accurate, current, and complete information as prompted by the Registered Service Website’s online registration form (the “Registration Data”) and agree to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data as necessary in order to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Edvisors may suspend or terminate your account and/or access to the Website immediately and may refuse you all current or future use of the Registered Service. Some Services include Promotions and Contests. If you are the winner of any such Promotion or Contest you understand you may be required to allow Edvisors to use your name, likeness, testimonials, contest submissions and biographical information for future promotional material along with reporting required by law.
11. Registered Services Password and Account Access
Members of Registered Services have certain Rights & Responsibilities with respect to Password and Account Access: (i) Member must select a password as part of the registration process (unless the Member logs in using a third-party social media functionality such as Facebook Connect); (ii) in order to prevent unauthorized activity, to access the Registered Service on the Internet, Member must give the Registered Service their e-mail address and selected password in order to update Member profile information, update personal information (name, e-mail address, etc.) and participate in Promotions and Contests: (iii) for security purposes, Member is advised to memorize, and not to write down, his/her password; (iv) Member is responsible for keeping his/her e-mail address and password confidential, and is solely responsible for all activities that occur under Member’s e-mail address and password, including all unauthorized activities: (v) Member agrees to (a) immediately notify Edvisors of any unauthorized use of Member’s e-mail address and password or any other breach of security related to this Website or the Service, and (b) ensure that Member logs out from Member’s account at the end of each session; and (vi) Member agrees to abide by all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations with respect to Member’s account.
Edvisors has certain Rights & Responsibilities with respect to Password and Account Access: (i) Edvisors will implement security measures at or above industry standards to secure Member’s password on the database; (ii) Edvisors is entitled to act on instructions received under Member’s password and e-mail address; and (iii) Edvisors cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Member’s failure to adequately safeguard Member’s e-mail address and/or password.
12. Registered-User and Website Visitor Conduct
You may not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any User Submission that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
You may not access the Service for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes. Additionally, you may not use the Services in connection with affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs, repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic content.
You may not change, reorganize, modify, copy, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from the Services or any part thereof, in order to (i) build a competitive product or Service; (ii) build a product using similar ideas, features, functions, or graphics of the Service; (iii) remove, change or replace any Edvisors’ trademarks, logos, copyrights, or any other branding elements; (iv) hide, obscure, disable, or otherwise render inoperable any portion of the User interface including, but not limited to, the display of advertisements and promotions within the Services; or (v) copy any content, ideas, features, functions, or graphics of the Services. In addition, you may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” using Edvisors’ name or other trademark or service mark, nor any Edvisors logo or other proprietary graphic or service mark as part of a link, without the express written consent of Edvisors.
You may not use any “deep-link,” “page-scrape,” “robot,” “spider” or other automatic device, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the website and Services, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Services to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Services. Additionally, you may not take any action that imposes, or may impose (as judged by Edvisors at its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Services, or any other systems or networks connected to the Services or to any Edvisors server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Services, by hacking, password “mining” or any other illegitimate means. You may not harvest or collect User names, User IDs, email addresses or any other User identifying information by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or other communications. Unauthorized commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from User profiles and/or community postings without notice and may result in termination of User privileges.
13. Disclaimer of Warranties
14. Limitation of Liability
16. Use and Storage
You acknowledge that Edvisors may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services including, without limitation, the maximum number of days that information, data, account history or other uploaded content will be retained by the Services, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Edvisors servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Services in a given period of time. You acknowledge that Edvisors reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time, as determined by Edvisors in its sole discretion. You further acknowledge that Edvisors reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice. You agree that EDVISORS has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any information or data and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by or through the Services.
17. Trademark Information
All Edvisors trademarks, as well as any third-party trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names appearing on this Website or on or through the Services, are the property of their respective owners, and you may not copy or use them in any manner.
Nothing contained on this Website should be understood as granting you a license to use any of the trademarks, service marks, or logos owned by Edvisors or by any third party.
18. Arbitration: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS
- A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to Edvisors shall be addressed to Edvisors Network, Inc., 10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89135, Attention: President (“Edvisors Notice Address”). The Notice to you shall be addressed to any such addresses, including email addresses you may have provided Edvisors. If you have never provided Edvisors with any such address Edvisors will, after using due diligence to discover, send Notice to your last known mailing address. The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If Edvisors and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Edvisors may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Edvisors or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or Edvisors is entitled.
- The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement and must issue a written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which an award is based. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, except that issues relating to the scope and enforceability of the arbitration provisions in this Section 18 are for a court to decide. Unless Edvisors and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your home address, as provided in connection with the Notice. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If you prevail at arbitration, the arbitrator may award you reimbursement of the filing, administration and arbitrator fees you incurred, as well as reimbursement of any reasonable attorneys’ fees you incurred.
- The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. YOU AND EDVISORS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Edvisors agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void.
20. Entire Agreement
22. Invalidity; Waiver
- Sponsor: Any company or an organization that pays Edvisors to plan and carries out a sweepstakes, contest or activity on an Edvisors’ owned and operated website or mail-in promotion.
- Client: Any company which Edvisors has a contract with to connect Edvisors members with. The Client would plan and carry out the sweepstakes, survey, contest or activity on Client’s owned and operated website or mail-in promotion.
- Partner: Any company or organization who takes part in an undertaking with Edvisors, with shared risks and profits. For example, the Partner may own and operate a website where a survey occurs, but Edvisors would be operating the correlating sweepstakes where “Points” earned by through Partner’s survey, would be redeemed.
- Affiliate: Affiliate is any business under common ownership or control.
25. User Suggestions
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information provided by you to Edvisors are not commercial and you grant us a worldwide, royalty-free license to distribute, publish, modify, edit or otherwise use your submissions. Edvisors shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise without any acknowledgement of or compensation to you.
If you have any questions or comments about the Services or become aware of misuse of the Services by any person, please contact us at email@example.com or at the following address: Edvisors Network, Inc., 10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 200, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Edvisors Network, Inc. (“Edvisors”) publishes web sites to help students and families plan and pay for college. These students and families turn to the company’s flagship site, Edvisors.com, for timely, accurate information, advice and tools that help them confidently make the best decisions about paying for college.
We provide this policy to explain our privacy practices, including what information we collect, how we use that information to enhance your interaction with our web sites, and what choices you have about collection and use of your personal information. We urge you to review this entire policy.
- Information We Collect
- How We Protect Your Information
- How We Use Your Information
- How We Share Your Information
- Links To Other Sites
- How To Update Your Information
- Disputes: No Rights of Third Parties
- Effective Date of This Policy
10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV 89135 USA
Our goal is to resolve questions or concerns you have about this policy or our privacy practices. If you have questions about this policy, you may reach us during regular business hours at (888) 972-1010. If you wish to opt out, click here.
1. Information We Collect
A. Information You Provide
For example the following are situations in which you may provide your information to us:
- When you fill out forms or fields through our services;
- When you sign up for any newsletters or other materials through our services;
- When you provide information to us through a third-party application, service or web site;
- When you communicate with us or request information about us or our Services, whether via email or other means;
- When you participate in online surveys;
- When you participate in any of our marketing initiatives, including, contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions;
- When you participate in forums, chats or provide user generated content or submissions; and
- Usage, viewing and technical data, including your device identifier or IP address, when you visit our sites, use our applications on third-party sites or platforms or open emails we send.
- We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Services), and may use that information to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. This information may be shared with our service providers, vendors or advertisers.
B. Information Third Parties Provide
We also may collect information about you from sources other than from you directly, such as from social media web sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or others), other users and our business partners. This [policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or practices (including collection, usage, disclosure or data security practices) of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which the Site links. The inclusion of a link on the Site does not imply our or our affiliates’ endorsement of the linked site or service.
Supplementation of Personal Information: In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal Information you submitted to us with information from third party sources. For example:
- Address Verification: If you provide your email address during member registration or otherwise, we use third parties in order to verify your email address information registration process.
- Enhancement of Profile Information: We obtain marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database, to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers for which we think you would be interested. To enrich our profiles of individual customers, we tie this information to the personal Information you submitted to us. If you choose to link any of your social media accounts to your account, you may be given the option to log into your account using the credentials from any such social media accounts. When you choose to use this log-in feature, we may obtain information from all of the social media accounts that you have chosen to link to your account. Such information may include, for example, your name, date of birth, gender, location, profile photo, interests, activities, likes, check-ins, languages, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, professional information, contacts or similar information. You may unlink any of your social media accounts from your account by modifying your account settings. When you do so, we will stop obtaining new information from such social media accounts.
- When We Advertise on Third Party Sites: When you visit a site on which we advertise and click through our advertisement, we may place cookies on your computer or use pixel tags. The information that we collect through this technology is not personally identifiable.
We use tracking technologies to help provide content, to measure promotional effectiveness, to offer advertisements and/or other offerings, to recognize you and your preferences when you return to our site, to help us learn more about how our users use our sites, to personalize your experience, to assess which areas of our site you visit, and to remarket to you after you leave our site.
Third Party Tracking: We permit third parties that we have agreements with to track you when you are on our web site. When you leave our web site there is a chance that these third parties may continue to track you.
A few tracking technologies include, without limitation, images, scripts and subsequent technology and methods later developed:
Cookies: 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” (which may be html files, Flash files or other technology) are text files that are stored on your browser or device by web sites, apps, online media, and advertisements and that can be used to help recognize you as an Edvisors user and help store your preferences and activity. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies may store user preferences and other information, and can be deleted or blocked by changing the settings on your web browser. You may also be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. However, choosing to decline cookies may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on Edvisors web sites.
Web Beacons: Web beacons are small graphic images or other web programming which may be included in our services. Web beacons can be invisible to you and are used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to our Sites, to monitor how users navigate our Sites, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many specific articles or links were actually viewed.
HTML5 and Locally Stored Objects: Similar to cookies are “locally stored objects,“ which we may also use for storing analytics information. Locally stored objects, such as HTML5 Web Storage, are used for similar purposes as cookies but typically may contain a greater amount and different types of data than browser cookies. Most current versions of common web browsers clear this locally stored data when you delete or clear your cookie cache. To confirm whether this is the case for the browser you are using, or to learn more about how to precisely control this data storage, please consult the Help function of your browser.
Analytics Tools and Third Party Cookies: Edvisors uses temporary cookies to help us determine how people travel through our site. A temporary cookie expires when you close your browser. This web site also uses third-party analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) to collect information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use this information only to improve this site. Such tools use permanent cookies to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Edvisors. Third-parties providing such analytics tools may also transfer this information to other third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on their behalf. The third-party analytics provider cannot associate your IP address with your personally identifiable information. By using this web site, you consent to the processing of data about you by a third-party click tracking analytics provider in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
You can exercise cookie choices by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
For information about Google Analytics currently available opt-outs, please click here.
For information about how Exchange Solutions uses data when you use our Partner’s sites, please click here.
We use a web analytics tool that may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as any text you type in this website. The tool does not collect personally identifiable information that you do not voluntarily enter in this website. The tool does not track your browsing habits across other web sites.
Online Advertising Networks and Third Party Cookies: Edvisors sometimes runs online ad campaigns that display Edvisors ads to you based on your likely interests. We may learn your likely interests when you use our web sites and from other companies and web sites that help us understand your likely interests. These types of ads are often called “interest-based ads” or “online behavioral advertising.” We hire “ad networks” to display these ads on web sites across the Internet. Edvisors Network, Inc., adheres to the DAA’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.
The ad networks we hire to display these ads set their own cookies on your browser and use web beacons to measure the effectiveness of these ads and to understand your likely interests. Our ad networks and Edvisors both learn which Edvisors ads are shown to you, which ads are clicked on, and on which web page the ads were displayed.
Third-party companies may use non-cookie technologies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record information about your web surfing activity including your activities on this web site. These technologies may be used directly on this web site. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these non-cookie technologies, and those browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on such techniques.
Notwithstanding the above, we may share information collected from you with third party data providers including web log data and/or hashed email addresses. Third party data providers may place anonymous cookies on your browser to receive customized ads or content, which you can opt out of at http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
For more general information about interest-based ads and your choices, visit the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
D. How We Respond to Browser “Do Not Track” Signals
Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to web sites that you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Each browser communicates “Do Not Track” signals to the actual web site differently making it unworkable to honor each and every request correctly. To alleviate any communication error between browsers and web site, we do not respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals at this time. As the technology and communication between browser and web site improves, we will reevaluate the ability to honor “Do Not Track” signals and may make changes to our policy.
Go to http://www.networkadvertising.org or http://www.aboutads.info if you wish to learn more about your options to not accept tracking cookies for the purpose of receiving targeted interest-based advertisements.
This web site is not directed or otherwise promoted for use by children under the age of thirteen (13). Edvisors does not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from our web sites about children under age thirteen. If a child whom we know to be under age thirteen sends personal information to us online, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, notify parents or seek parental consent, and will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. We are not, however, responsible for the collection and use of information by companies or individuals unaffiliated with us whose web sites may contain links to ours. Because we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third-parties. We do not knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information via our site.
3. How We Protect Your Information
We take the security of your personal information very seriously, and have implemented policies and procedures designed to safeguard it. Edvisors Network, Inc. maintains physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to help protect our data. To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we have implemented both online and offline security measures such as computer safeguards (firewalls and passwords) and securing servers and buildings where your information is stored. We require all third party advertising and marketing partners with whom we share your information to make reasonable efforts to protect your information, however we “do not guarantee” the security of personal information sold to or shared with third parties.
We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store on the Service and you do so at your own risk. We also cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
4. How We Use Your Information
We use your Information to provide you the services you request (such as student lending, promotions and scholarship information), to customize our sites, to improve your user experience and our services, and to provide information about other products and services which we think might interest you.
In addition, we use your information to operate, administer, test and improve our sites, and to customize and improve the user experience.
5. How We Share Your Information
Edvisors Sites: The sites that constitute the Edvisors Network all have access to and use information about you for the purposes described above. If you prefer not to receive marketing materials from Edvisors, you may opt out.
Advertisers and Marketing Partners: We may share and/or sell with third parties whose products and services we think may be of interest to you, such as educational institutions; financial companies, such as those that make or arrange student loans and other financial products; non-financial institutions, such as retailers who sell a wide range of products and services to consumers; direct marketing companies; or nonprofit organizations. These third parties may be domestic or international. If you prefer not to receive marketing materials from third parties, you may opt out.
Third Party Market Research (MR) Companies: We may also share your personal information and/or social-demographic information, including, without limitation, a unique identification number (“UID”), postal code, gender, marital status, education, ethnicity/race (where permitted by applicable law), employment related information, and non-personally identifiable information on household members, with third party sample/market research companies (individually each a “Third Party MR Company” and collectively the “Third Party MR Companies”) for the purpose of identifying survey opportunities that you may be eligible for through the Third Party MR Companies. If you are eligible for a survey opportunity, the Third Party MR Company will provide your unique identification number and a survey link to us and we will invite you to participate in the survey. We will not share your name, email address, or phone number with the Third Party MR Companies. In connection with the sharing of your information with a Third Party MR Company, your information may be transferred and stored outside of your country of residence, including, without limitation, in the United States. If you have any questions about this data sharing, you may reach us during regular business hours at (888) 972-1010 or alternatively you may opt-out. Your participation in such survey opportunities does not entitle you to any benefits offered by, or membership with, the Third Party MR Companies.
Analytics Partners: We may share your information with third parties who use the information solely for analytical purposes. The third-party analytics provider cannot associate your IP address with your personally identifiable information.
We make certain anonymized or aggregated information (which is information that does not personally identify you) available to third parties, to: (a) comply with various reporting obligations; (b) for business or marketing purposes; or (c) to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Service.
Third-Party Service Providers: From time to time we may use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending emails or newsletters to Edvisors users. If we use a third party to provide specific services, then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that party to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third-party service providers are only allowed to use personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by Edvisors. The third-party services covered by this paragraph do not include links to third-party sites found on our sites. These third party links are governed by a more specific provision below.
Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures: While Edvisors strives to protect the personal information of all users, Edvisors will disclose information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a government entity, or if it believes in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
Promotions: We may share your information in connection with any promotion you enter on or through the web sites, as necessary to administer, market, sponsor, or fulfill the promotion or as required by applicable laws, rules or regulations (for example, to provide winners’ lists or make required filings as appropriate) or in accordance with the applicable Official Rules of the promotion/sweepstakes you enter.
Offer Walls: Our web sites may display third-party advertisers’ offers. These advertisers may in turn display their own offers. The offers displayed by Edvisors Network, Inc. may allow us to provide points or other virtual currency to users in exchange for interaction with an advertisement or completion of a specific activity in furtherance of the advertiser’s promotion. Such activities may include signing up for an account with the advertiser. These offers are not controlled by or made by Edvisors Network, Inc. These offers may be displayed to you based on certain technical information, such as your geographic area or other anonymous demographic information. After clicking on one of these offers, you may no longer be on a site hosted by Edvisors or a partnering Third Party Platform. To properly credit user accounts and to prevent fraud, a unique identifier and anonymous demographic information may be shared with the offer provider. This information is used to ensure proper crediting of your account, prevent fraud or duplicate offers and to resolve any customer service inquiries that may arise. Once you complete an offer, you may then be returned to an Edvisors website or service.
We May Also Share Information with Third Parties Subject to Your Consent.
6. Links to Other Sites
7. How to Update Your Information
We endeavor to ensure that personal information is as accurate, complete and current as necessary for the purposes for which we use that information. We encourage you to visit your account, if applicable, to review your personal information.
The appropriate method(s) for accessing your information, if any, will depend on which of our web sites and services you have visited or used. Depending on the web site and service, you may have the ability to view or edit some of your information online, by logging into the services and visiting your account profile page. You may also reach us during regular business hours at (888) 972-1010 to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us; however, we may ask you to verify your identity and provide other details to help us to respond to your request.
Promotional E-mails: If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from us, including our e-newsletters, follow the unsubscribe process at the bottom of the promotional e-mail. Alternatively, you can opt-out here. Note that even if you opt-out, you may still receive transactional e-mails from us (e.g., e-mails related to the completion of your registration, correction of user data, password reset requests, reminder e-mails that you have requested, and any other similar communications essential to your transactions on or made through the services).
If you wish to opt out of the use of your technical information by online advertising networks, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices. You can also disable or delete cookies directly on your web browser. Please see your browser’s “help” content for information on how to do this.
You can opt-out of our use of your online viewing behavior data to serve you interest-based advertising on third-party sites at www.aboutads.info or by clicking on the Interest-based Ads link in the footer of our web sites and navigating to the consumer opt-out page. Use the same links to opt-out of interest-based advertising on our services from any third-party advertising networks we may use.
If you would like to opt-out of having interest-based ad targeting, click here.
Your access to our web sites should not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.
If you have any problems or questions regarding your privacy preferences or opt out options, and cannot resolve them using our opt out page, you may reach us during regular business hours at (888) 972-1010.
Your California Privacy Rights: A Notice to California Users (California Civil Code Section 1798.83)
Any California residents who have an established relationship with Edvisors may opt out of Edvisors disclosing your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Under California law, third parties include affiliates of Edvisors. If you do not want Edvisors to disclose your personal information to third parties, including affiliates, you can opt-out here.
Opting out of Email Marketing: If you do not want us to send you emails regarding special promotions or offers or share your Personal Information with other companies so that they can send you emails about their products and services, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions that are located at the bottom of those emails.
Pursuant to California privacy law, registered users under 18 years of age may request to have content or information posted by the user removed from any of our online platforms. In order to effectuate removal of such content or information, you may reach us during regular business hours at (888) 972-1010.
The removal of content does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted on any of our online platforms by the registered user.
We do not advertise or market any of the products or services identified in Chapter 22.1 Sec. 22580 (i) to users we have actual knowledge are under 18 years of age.
10. Disputes; No Rights of Third Parties
11. Effective Date of This Policy
Revised: March 29, 2016
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