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Privacy Policy

Last revised: April, 2014

This Privacy Policy applies to Education-Portal.com and its related websites owned and operated by Remilon, LLC ("Education Portal", "Site", "Sites", "our", "us"). As we do not control other sites to which we may link, they are not subject to our Privacy Policy. Please 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 you need to make an informed decision about sharing information with us. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect on Education Portal and how we use such information. This Privacy Policy may also apply to information we collect from users other than through our websites, to the extent specifically disclosed or stated by us. Your use of Education Portal indicates an acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy.

Our Data Security Procedures

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 revised periodically.

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 your.privacy@education-portal.com, and we will try to answer your questions.

Types of Information We Collect

Information is collected from our users at several different points during visits to Education Portal.

  • Information you provide us: Education Portal may ask you to provide us with information about yourself when you choose to fill out a form, including, without limitation, in order to register for login access, membership subscription, sign up for our newsletter, information request to search or be matched with an educational institution; or when you participate in a promotion or respond to a survey. Examples of the types of this personally identifiable information you may provide to us include, but are not necessarily limited to, your name, educational goals, email address, telephone number, credit card, and home address; and information about your age, education level, career aspirations, and your interest in and use of various products, programs, and services. You can always choose not to provide us with information, but then some of our products and services, and certain parts of the site may not be accessible to you. You may also elect to register or use our site using an account you already have with certain third-party social networking sites ("SNS") (including, but not limited to, Facebook). For example, Education Portal may allow you to create an account and log in to Education Portal using your Facebook account credentials through Facebook Connect.
  • Collection of Information from Children: Education Portal abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, Education Portal will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of thirteen (13) years without consent from parents or guardian.
  • Referring Friends or Sharing: You can choose to let others know about Education Portal through our referral or sharing features. If you choose to use one of these features, we will ask you for that person's name and e-mail address and Education Portal will send him or her one or more e-mails inviting him or her to visit Education Portal to learn more about our services. Education Portal stores their contact information for the sole purpose of sending these e-mails and corresponding reminders.
  • Information we automatically collect: We collect and keep track of information about your interactions with Education Portal using technologies like cookies and web beacons, via our web server's log files, mobile analytics software or by our various tracking technologies, including but not limited to: our advertisements and other promotional content, browser information, your device IP address, whether you clicked on one of our advertisements, pages you've visited on the site, videos you watched, which website you came from, date and time stamp information, your online activity, course and lesson selections, reviews, ratings, payment history, correspondence, device and software data (such as type, configuration and unique identifiers), and other navigation and click-through information. Although information we collect through these tracking devices is not always personally identifiable when collected, we may combine such information with personally identifiable information like your name or email address. (See the "Sharing and Use of Information" section below for more information about what "personally identifiable information" means.) You can read more about cookies and other tracking technology in the "More About Cookies and Related Technology" section below.
  • User Communications: When you send email, contact our Support or helpdesk or other communications to Education Portal, we may retain and share those communications in order to process, respond or improve our services.
  • Information from other sources: We may collect and receive information about you from third parties, including websites which publish our ads and offers, as well as other online and offline sources such as identity verification services and consumer reporting agencies, and we may combine such information with other information you have provided to us. We may supplement this information with information from other sources, including offline data and your browsing behavior on other sites and interactions with our advertising. We also provide analysis of our users in the aggregate or individual form to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties. We may also disclose and otherwise use, your viewing history, ratings, consumption habits, commentary, reviews and other information. For example, we use ratings and consumption behavior to improve our recommendations to you as well as other users.
  • Chat Rooms, Peer to Peer Messaging and Public Postings: Education Portal may initially and/or in the future contain chat rooms, public posting forums or one-to-one communication forums permitting direct communications with other users, counselors, instructors, sponsors, etc. Any information provided by you in these rooms or forum is deemed to be information available to public viewing, not subject to any disclosure restrictions or representations. We are not responsible for any information posted.

Use of Information and Sharing

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 offering for you and other users. Education Portal uses various methods to recognize you, including the use of cookies and requesting your 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 admission.

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 that e-mail messages from third parties are not governed by the opt-out provisions of this Privacy Policy.

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 allowing Education Portal to access the personal information in your Facebook account pursuant to the Facebook Terms of Use regarding your use of Education Portal via Facebook.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "personally identifiable information" means information that could reasonably be used to identify you, 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 information) include:

  • With educational institutions;
  • With third parties in connection with processing or fulfilling your requests or inquiries;
  • With service providers and other third parties we engage to provide us with services like website hosting, analyzing data, contracting, sending communications on our behalf, identity verification, and/or creating, running or administering our promotions. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products and services purchased on our Sites; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us deliver the services;
  • In response to government or regulatory agency requests, court orders, subpoenas, or as we otherwise believe to be required in connection with any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • With social networking sites, like Facebook, so you can then post recent activity on Education Portal back to your social networking account;
  • With companies who may use such information for their own marketing purposes, including to contact you in order to offer you their products or services you may be interested in, or the products or services of other third parties;
  • With companies who may resell, exchange or otherwise provide your information to other businesses for various marketing purposes, including to contact you with offers regarding third party products or services;
  • With call centers we've engaged to call you in response to your request for information about education, your subscription and to promote or offer other products and services we think may be of interest to you;
  • With advertisers whose content we publish or display, their agents, third party ad servers, and service providers;
  • From time to time, we may partner with companies whose products we believe will interest our users. In conjunction with these partners, we may send promotional announcements and/or serve web-based advertisements on their behalf, as permitted by law;
  • As we believe necessary or desirable to protect to our business, reputation, rights, safety, assets, or property, or those of a you or a third party; to limit our legal liability; to defend our interests or the interests of you or a third party; or to enforce our Terms of Service or other rules;
  • As required by law enforcement or judicial authorities, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation or if we have a good faith belief that we are required or permitted to do so by law or legal process; and
  • In connection with the consolidation or sale of our business or assets.

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.

More About Cookies and Related Technology

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 understand the usage and visitation of the Site and the other websites tracked by these advertising companies. This Privacy Policy does 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 review the privacy policies or statements of these third party advertising companies to learn more about their use of cookies and other 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 information).

Your Choices

  • Providing Information. You can always choose not to provide us with your personally identifiable information if you are not comfortable with our ability to use and share that information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Note, however, that you may not have access to certain of our products and services (like our school matching service or subscription service) if you decide not to provide us with your information.
  • Opting Out of Our Promotional Emails. You may opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional emails from us at any time by using the opt-out mechanism contained in such emails (also referred to as "unsubscribe"), or by submitting your request to your.privacy@education-portal.com. Please allow 30 business days for us to process your opt-out request. Also, note that opting out of receiving promotional email communications will affect only future communications from us. If we already provided your information to a third party before you changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party as well.
  • Declining Cookies. If you do not want to accept our cookies, you can adjust your browser settings to decline cookies. You should note, however, that certain areas of the site may not operate properly if you decide not to accept cookies.
  • NAI Opt-Out. Some third party advertising companies we use may collect information about you through cookies and other technologies in connection with their behavioral advertising programs (see "More About Cookies and Related Technology" Section, above, for additional information). Although we don't control the programs, practices, or policies of such third party advertising companies, the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) maintains an opt-out tool which allows you to opt-out of participating in behavioral advertising programs of NAI member companies. To access the NAI opt-out tool and learn more about behavioral advertising, visit the NAI website at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  • Canceling Your Membership. You may cancel your Education Portal subscription membership at any time, by accessing the "My Dashboard" page on our website and follow the instructions for cancellation under the "Change subscription settings" link. Education Portal will retain all information as needed to provide you with Services, including but not limited to, quickly reactivating your account at a later time. We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with out legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Your California Privacy Rights

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.

Do Not Track

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.

Transfer of Information

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.

Effective Date and Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective and was last revised as of the date indicated at the top of the document. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated Privacy Policy without advance notice to you. We encourage you to check this page often for updates and revisions. Any updated Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting. Your use of Education Portal indicates an acceptance of the terms of the Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

Your privacy is important to Education Portal. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at your.privacy@education-portal.com .

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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