Last revised: April, 2014
read this policy carefully before sharing any of your personally identifiable information with us.
Because our services require us to collect some fairly detailed personal and/or financial information, we want you to have the information
through our websites, to the extent specifically disclosed or stated by us. Your use of Education Portal indicates an acceptance of the
Education Portal has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of information you
provide to us or that we collect. You are the only user authorized to update your account, unless you provide your login/password
information to another party. We will assume that anyone who has the required login/password information for your account is you, so
please keep this information confidential. Education Portal helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and
offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the servers where your information is stored.
Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, are bound by confidentiality and our security procedures are reviewed and
In order to provide you with ease of access to your account and to help administer the Education Portal service, Education Portal
implements technology that enables us to recognize you as the account holder and provide you with direct access to your account without
requiring you to retype any password or other user identification when you revisit the Education Portal service. You can choose not to
take advantage of this feature on your computer by unchecking the box "Remember me" when you login on the website. To remove access to
your Education Portal account from your devices: (a) visit "My Dashboard" or (b) delete your Education Portal settings from your device.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account access information and for restricting access to your computer or
device through which you access your Education Portal account. Where possible, users of public or shared devices should log out at the
completion of each visit. If you sell or return a computer or device, you should log-out and deactivate the device before doing so. If you
do not maintain the security of your password or device, or fail to log out or deactivate your device, subsequent users may be able to
access your account, including your personal information.
Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information
and cannot assume liability for improper access to it. By using our service, including our website and user interfaces, or providing
information to us through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and
administrative issues relating to your use of Education Portal and our Services.
If you have any questions about security issues at our site, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to
answer your questions.
Information is collected from our users at several different points during visits to Education Portal.
Education Portal uses your information in order to customize Education Portal to your interests and enhance your overall experience and to
customize content, search results, online courses and advertising that you may see on Education Portal. We also use this information for
such purposes as determining your general geographic location, providing localized content, enforcing our terms (such as determining your
eligibility for a free trial), providing recommendations on courses and lessons we think will be applicable, personalizing the service and
our marketing to better reflect particular interests, tracking your watching hours, determining your Internet service provider, helping us
quickly and efficiently respond to inquiries and requests and otherwise analyzing, enhancing, administering or promoting our service
e-mail address and password when accessing certain parts of our site. In addition, as described above, we utilize passive information to
learn more about how you interact with our site(s). This passive information may be combined with your other information for purposes such
as testing and improving your experience at our site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information
for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content and web analytics partners.
The information you supply to Education Portal also enables us to provide the college search and matching services which you select by
matching your background to the admission requirements and/or preferred student backgrounds of colleges and universities. Participating
educational institutions may search information of users in order to decide which users they are interested in having apply for
Contacting You by E-Mail - Education Portal may use your contact information periodically in order to send you e-mail regarding updates,
such as new opportunities and additional listings which may be of interest to you. The frequency of these messages will vary. Please note
Use of SNS in Account Creation — If you decide to use a SNS via Education Portal, you are using the personal information you have already
provided to the SNS (such as your "real" name, email address and other information you make publicly available via the SNS) on Education
Portal and allowing Education Portal to extract and retain all such information; the information we collect may depend on the privacy
settings you have with the SNS, so please consult the SNS's privacy and data practices. For example, by using Facebook Connect, you are
use of Education Portal via Facebook.
like your name and email address, along with any information we may combine with such personally identifiable information. Personally
identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information we collect about you may be used and shared by us with third parties
in any manner and for any purpose permitted by law. By entering your information on the form or using a SNS, you are consenting to receive
information and/or marketing messages and be contacted via email, telephone, text message, prerecorded message and auto dialer or any
other technologies from Education Portal and/or third parties that have products or services which may be of interest to you. This may
include selling, renting, or otherwise disclosing your personally identifiable information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
Once we provide your information to a third party for any reason, we do not control and are not responsible for that third party's use or
disclosure of such information. Examples of ways and with whom we may share your information (including your personally identifiable
In addition to personally identifiable information, we may also collect information that is not personally identifiable, meaning that it
cannot be used to identify you because it does not reference you or contain information that can be used to identify you. We may use and
share non-personally identifiable information in any manner and for any purpose permitted by law. As with personally identifiable
information, once we provide your non-personally identifiable information to a third party for any reason, we do not control and are not
responsible for that third party's use or disclosure of information.
Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Cookies may be set by us or our business
partners and service providers when you visit Education Portal or when you interact with one of our advertisements or other content.
Cookies are stored in your computer or mobile device. In addition to storing your preferences and other information, cookies allow us to
gather information about your interactions within the site and/or with one of our advertisements. We use both session cookies, which
terminate when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which remain on your computer until you manually delete them. You may
decline cookies if your web browser software permits. If you have questions about disabling cookies, you should consult with your
browser's manufacturer. Note, however, that some parts of the Site may not operate correctly if you disable cookies.
We may also track your movements through the site, advertisements and other content through web beacons (also called pixel tags or clear
gifs). When you access a page, email or other content containing a web beacon, the web beacon generates a notice to us, our service
providers or third party business partners. Web beacons can be used for various purposes, including to help us improve our marketing
communications by measuring the response to our promotions and campaigns.
We have relationships with third party advertising companies to place advertisements on our behalf onto other websites, to perform tracking
and reporting functions for the sites and our advertisements, and to place third party advertisements on the site. These advertising
companies may automatically collect information about your visit to the sites and other websites, including information about web pages
you've viewed and advertisements you interacted with, along with your IP address, date/time stamp information, your ISP and the browser
you use to visit this site. They do this by using cookies, web beacons and other technologies. Information collected may be used, among
other things, to deliver advertising (from us and from other companies) targeted to your preferences and interests, and to better
not necessarily cover all the collection methods or uses of the information collected by these third party advertising companies, and we
do not have control over or access to cookies or other technologies these third party advertising companies may use. We encourage you to
technologies. If you would like more information about targeted advertising (also called behavioral advertising) and to learn about your
choices with respect to such practices, including how to opt-out of the behavioral advertising programs of third party advertisers,
advertising networks and ad servers who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (see "Your Choices" section below for more
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with us have the right to
request that we provide you with certain information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for their
direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may send your request for such information to the email or
physical address set forth in the "Contact Information" section, below. Requests shall only be accepted via email or at the physical
address as specified herein and shall include the phrase "California Privacy Request" in the subject line. Your request must also include
your name, physical mailing address, user account and email address. We shall not be responsible for requests made over the telephone or
by any other means.
California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b)(as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled
to know how Education Portal responds to "Do Not Track" browser settings. Education Portal does not currently take actions to respond to Do
Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a
standard once one is created.
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process information necessarily involves the
transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by using Education Portal, you acknowledge and agree to the transfer of your
information outside your country of residence to any country (including the United States) where we have facilities or engage third
parties (including but not limited to payment processors, cloud service or other IT providers, and other companies that provide services
to us). You understand that the countries to which we may transfer information may not have as comprehensive a level of data protection as
in your country.
Your privacy is important to Education Portal. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at
Alternatively, you may contact us at:
Education Portal Attention: Privacy & Legal Department 100 View St, Suite 202 Mountain View, CA 94041
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