PrepScholar and our affiliated companies ("PrepScholar" or "we") are committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who utilize our site or services. Please read the following to understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information we may obtain via this website (the "Site"). This statement may be revised from time to time, so please revisit this page often to remain fully informed of our statement.
Via the Site, PrepScholar collects: (i) personally identifiable information, and (ii) technical and other information.
Children — In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§501-06 and 16 C.F.R. §§ 312.1-312.12, PrepScholar does not permit children under 13 years of age to become users without their parent or guardian’s express consent and approval. By using our Site, you represent (i) you are not under 13 years of age or (ii) your parent or guardian has registered with PrepScholar on your behalf via our Precocious Program and has provided us his or her personal information in lieu of yours. As used herein, “you” refers to all Site users over the age of 13, and the parent/guardian of users under 13 years of age who have registered with PrepScholar via our Precocious Program, as applicable.
General Site Visitors — When you browse the general, non-password protected portions of the Site, you do so anonymously; no personally identifiable information is collected.
General Subscribers — At the time you become a general subscriber of the Site, we request that you provide us your name, country of citizenship, e-mail address, phone number, grade level, graduation year, grades, parent e-mail address, parent mailing address, user name and password. In addition, by registering as a general subscriber, you have automatically opted-in to receive further information regarding our partners.
Paying Subscribers — In addition, if you register as a paying subscriber of the Site to obtain access to our specialized services, we require you to provide your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, date of birth, gender, educational background, school name, grade level, graduation year, grades, extracurricular activities, parent e-mail address, parent mailing address, user name, password and credit card information. You may also choose to provide to us other personal information, such as your intended college major, career objectives, hobbies and interests. Further, if you are applying for financial assistance, we will collect certain other information regarding your family's financial status. Finally, you may let other individuals know about us through our referral feature, or allow other individuals to monitor your account, in which case we will ask you to provide us such individual's name and email address.
Newsletter — When you register as a general subscriber or paying subscriber of PrepScholar, you are automatically subscribed (at no charge) to our newsletter, which we may periodically send to you along with other information regarding the Site and our services. If you are not a subscriber of PrepScholar, but wish to receive our newsletter, you may sign up to receive the newsletter by providing us your name, e-mail address, ZIP code and other optional information.
Contacting Us — The Site permits you to contact us via our Contact Us Form. Whenever you send an e-mail through the Contact Us Form on the Site, you will be providing us with your name, e-mail address and phone number, and any information you choose to include in the text of your message. For example, you may choose to provide your mailing address or other information necessary or helpful for us to address your query or other concern.
We collect, retain and use personally identifiable information from you on the Site by expressly requesting it from you (i) when you request information from us via our online Contact Us Form and (ii) at the time you become a general subscriber or paying subscriber of PrepScholar.
We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties. We may share offers from our affiliates, partners, advertisers and service providers with you. If you express to us your interest in any products and/or services of any of our third party advertisers and partners, we may provide your personally identifiable information to such third party advertisers and partners. We may also share with our partners, affiliates, advertisers or service providers, in aggregate, statistical form, non-personal information regarding the visitors to the Site, traffic patterns, and Site usage. In addition, if you are a paying subscriber and are delinquent in paying any fees owed to PrepScholar, we may disclose your personally identifiable information to collection agencies to assist in the collection of such unpaid invoices. Similarly, we will disclose information we maintain, including personally identifiable information, when required to do so by law, or may disclose such information in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority.
You may choose to let other individuals know about PrepScholar through our referral feature. If you choose to use this feature, we will ask you to provide us with that person’s name and e-mail address. We will send him or her one or more e-mails inviting him or her to visit PrepScholar to learn more about our services. PrepScholar will store such individual’s contact information for the sole purpose of sending such e-mails.
You may also choose to allow other individuals to monitor your account, such as parents, guardians and high school counselors. If you choose to use this feature, we will ask you to provide us with that person's name and e-mail address. We will send him or her one or more e-mails inviting him or her to visit PrepScholar to register and monitor your progress. By inviting such individuals to monitor your progress, you are granting permission to PrepScholar to share the details of your profile with them. This information includes personally identifiable information, including your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, grades, schools that are interested in you and other information you have provided to us.
We strive to maintain the accuracy of any personally identifiable information that may be collected from you, and will use our commercially reasonable efforts to respond promptly to update our database when you tell us the information in our database is not accurate. It is your responsibility to ensure that such information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You may view the information in your user profile by logging onto your profile page. If you wish to make any changes to any personally identifiable information you have provided to us, you may do so by making such changes in your profile page.
If you are a general subscriber or paying subscriber of PrepScholar, you may opt out of receiving communications from us and our affiliates by logging onto your profile page and un-checking the opt-in box in your account information. In addition, if you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you can opt-out of receiving any future newsletters by using the opt-out functionality provided in each newsletter.
You may choose not to provide us with your personally identifiable information. However, choosing not to provide certain requested personally identifiable information may prevent you from accessing and taking advantage of certain services offered by PrepScholar.
Students enrolled via a school program who did not directly pay for PrepScholar’s products should be aware that we retain the right to share any information regarding their account with their school or district. If you are a general subscriber or paying subscriber of PrepScholar, you should not share your password with anyone. In addition, if you suspect unauthorized access to your information, it is your responsibility to contact PrepScholar immediately. PrepScholar personnel will never ask you to divulge your password in written or electronic communications or over the phone. Please be aware that Internet data transmission is not always secure, and we cannot warrant or guarantee that information you transmit utilizing the Site is secure. Because security is important to both PrepScholar and you, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.
PrepScholar may, in the future, sell or otherwise transfer some or all of its assets to a third party. Your personally identifiable information and/or technical information we obtain from you via the Site may be disclosed to any potential or actual third party purchasers of such assets and/or may be among those assets transferred.
In addition, by using this Site and providing us your personally identifiable information you explicitly acknowledge and agree to (i) the transfer of your personally identifiable information to the United States and to other jurisdictions worldwide and (ii) the collection and use of your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement is effective as of June 17, 2013. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this policy, and any such modifications, alterations, or updates will be effective upon posting. In the event we modify this Privacy Statement, your continued use of the Site will signify your acceptance of the modified Privacy Statement.