What is Personally Identifiable Information
"Personally identifiable information" is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. Personally identifiable information includes your name, address, telephone number, email address and any other information that is connected with you personally.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
www.collegesear.ch does not collect personally identifiable information without your specific knowledge and consent. When you request information from colleges and universities you are being redirected directly to the college or universities website and any personal identifiable information would be covered by the privacy policies posted on those sites. Should you opt-in to subscribe to our newsletters and other electronic services you will be asked to provide information such as your e-mail address and name. We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. In addition to the foregoing, www.collegesear.ch may share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals when:
- We utilize third party service providers to provide services or functions (such as sending emails on our behalf), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them.
- We comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal or regulatory process.
- We have reason to believe that someone may be causing injury to or interference with our rights or the rights of our users, or general public, or using our services in violation of a legal or personal right.
- In the event www.collegesear.ch goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Our third party advertising partner and tracking-utility partners employs a software technology called clear gifs, 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. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We may tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another Web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on the website, the Web site you visit after this Web Site; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Web Site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information and administer our website. We may also link this information with your personal information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our Sites, customers or others.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes you may correct, update, delete/deactivate it by emailing our Customer Support at: email@example.com. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days. If you wish to access the personally identifiable information you have provided to a college through our site you can contact the college directly.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. If you wish to no longer receive these newsletters you may follow the unsubscribe mechanisms contained in each of the email communications you receive.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Sites
Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of www.collegesear.ch. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.
Confirmation of Personal Information
We may compare the personal information you provide us with publicly available information to confirm your identity and accuracy of other personal information provided to us.
If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such address from www.collegesear.ch and entities affiliated with the web site. You understand that your wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
We use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our website and sites upon which we advertise. This technology uses information about your visits to this website and the sites upon which we advertise, to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we may use Web beacons, provided by our third-party advertising company, to help manage our online advertising. These Web beacons enable our third-party ad serving company to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website.
Blogs, Video and other user-generated Postings
If you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, or other community boards that may be offered on our sites, you agree and warrant that any Postings you post to the sites will be true and accurate, will not defame any person or invade any person’s privacy and will not infringe the proprietary rights of any person. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at: email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
www.collegesear.ch may change this policy from time to time in its discretion. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a prominent notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.