Policy was last updated on 7/8/2013.
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The College Network® is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you interact with our web site. By accessing The College Network/www.collegenetwork.com you acknowledge and fully understand The College Network’s privacy statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described within.
2. PARTICIPATING MERCHANT POLICIES
Related services and offerings with links from this web site, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective web site. Online merchants and others who participate in The College Network services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
The College Network collects certain information from and about its users in three ways: directly from our web server logs, the user, and through cookies.
a. Web Server Logs and Cookies
One of the main purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, be aware that this may disable some of the functionality of our web site.
The College Network/www.collegenetwork.com web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons—sometimes also called single-pixel GIFs—that allow The College Network to count users who have visited those pages. The College Network may include web beacons in promotional email messages or newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened or acted upon.
Some of these web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to ascertain which advertisements and emails bring you to our web site and how you use the site. The College Network prohibits web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
b. Personal Information from Users
Users can register to receive more information about our programs or to purchase services by registering on our website or through a third party. When you register, we will require some personal information such as your name, address, phone numbers, email, program of interest, current certification, and the best time to contact you. Any information we collect is used by The College Network, its subsidiaries, and business and educational partners to promote programs that we believe may be of interest to the user.
4. UNSUBSCRIBE INFORMATION
You may opt out of email communications from The College Network at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of every email. Requests are processed as they are received; however, some email communications are planned in advance and may continue to be sent for a few days following your unsubscribe request.
5. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
The College Network has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Statement and any updates.
6. CONTACTING US