("Site") for StudyAbroad.com ("SAB")
and operated by EducationDynamics, LLC (“EducationDynamics”). This Privacy
Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you
visit our Site.
agree to its terms.
home page www.studyabroad.com or by e-mail of this Site that the policy has
been updated prior to the change becoming effective and by changing the date on
this page noting when the policy was last updated. If you see a notice of
after we post the change means you have agreed to the new terms.
of Your Data
Data. When you fill out a "Student Matching Profile", our
Self-Assessment, our Financial Aid Estimator, and at other times, we ask for
some information about you, such as your name, age, email address, postal
address, and phone number, level of education, desired level of educational
program, areas of interest, current occupation, military status (if any),
governmental loan status. We do not knowingly collect information from children
under the age of 13.
Anonymous Data. As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information
automatically and store it in log files.
We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information
from you when you visit the Site. This information helps us evaluate how our
visitors use and navigate the Site on an aggregate basis, including the number
and frequency of visitors to each Web page, and the length of their visits. We
may combine this automatically collected log information with other information
we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve
marketing, analytics, or site functionality.
We Use Your Information and How We Share Your Data
will not sell or disclose your personally identifiable information except as
you use our site or if you post on our blogs, forums, message boards, or chat
rooms, some personally identifiable information may be seen by other members or
users. This includes, but is not limited to, the poster's name, date of post,
comments, IP address, survey responses, and other information. This information
may also be transferred to any outside entity, including the press or other
media that visits our site. To request
removal of your personal information from our blog or forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
use the information we automatically collect (such as contact information, IP
address and basic browser and system details) to help us optimize our sites and
the services we currently offer on the sites and may offer in the future. We
also collect personal information and share it with trusted third parties to
analyze and provide us with feedback, suggestions and strategies to improve our
business processes and the services we provide. If you elect to provide us with
personally identifiable information, such information may also be used for
marketing purposes, and may result in follow-up communications from
EducationDynamics, our affiliated properties and services, and institutions of
higher education about opportunities, programs and other services that are
related to education. In addition, from time to time, we may share personally
identifiable information (such as e-mail addresses and other contact
information such as name, email address and phone number) with carefully
selected third parties, so they may offer goods and services that we believe
may be of interest to our customers.
shares your personal information (such as your name, age, whether not you are a
U.S. citizen, address, phone number, e-mail address, military affiliation,
educational background, and years of work experience),
with the educational institutions you selected and, if you use one of our
matching services, those institutions which we have matched your profile so
that these institutions may contact you with information about their programs.
EducationDynamics maintains business relationships with these institutions,
which pay to be featured on this website.
Use of your personal information by these educational institutions is
institution’s use of your information, please visit the applicable privacy
policy of such institution. Educational institutions have separate policy
practices for which EducationDynamics has no responsibility or liability.
may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to
help us with our business activities such as offering customer service. These
companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
you submit information to an advertiser or other third party that is made
available on or through EducationDynamics, the information obtained during your
visit to that advertiser’s website, and the information you give to the
information on such advertiser’s use of your information, please visit the
this site have separate policy practices for which EducationDynamics has no
responsibility or liability.
may disclose account information where we have reason to believe that
disclosing the information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal
action against someone who may be violating EducationDynamics's policies as
state or federal law, or may be causing injury to or interference with (either
intentionally or unintentionally) EducationDynamics's rights or property, other
users of the Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
EducationDynamics may disclose or access account information when we believe
that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem
necessary to maintain and improve our services.
EducationDynamics uses your information to provide you with a customized
browsing experience. We also may use your personal information to resolve
disputes, troubleshoot problems, respond to your inquiries, detect and protect
against error, fraud, or other criminal activity, enforce our User Agreement,
and for any other purposes that EducationDynamics deems appropriate.
cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal
information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this
Policy. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government
or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully
intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse
or misuse your personal information that they unlawfully collect from the Site.
We will try to protect your privacy, however, we do not promise, and you should
not expect, that your personal information or private communications will
always remain private.
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. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.
can let us know that you do not wish us to share your information with third
parties for marketing purposes or to notify you about our own products and
services and special offers by opting out at the time that you submit your
Student Matching Profile or by sending us a written request either by email to email@example.com or via postal mail.
you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications,
you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in
each newsletter or communication or by clicking on the following link to add your email address to our unsubscribe lists. To add
your telephone number directly to our Do Not Call lists please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
address postal mail requests to:
5 Marine View Plaza, Suite 212
Hoboken, NJ 07030
be aware that we do not control the activities of the educational institutions
with which we match your profile or any third parties to whom we have provided
your information for marketing purposes. If you wish them to stop contacting
you, you will need to notify them of this fact separately.
such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by EducationDynamics and
our marketing partners, affiliates, or analytics. These technologies are used
in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around
the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these
companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to
use some features or areas of our site may be limited.
use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 or Flash to store content
information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide
certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web
browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML5 or Flash to collect and store
browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To
manage Flash LSOs please click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html
order to provide accurate school matching services to you, we may on occasion
supplement the personally identifiable information you submitted to us with
information from third party sources.
and Phone Number Verification
use TargusInfo validation to verify your address and phone number, in order to
accurately match you to your chosen course of study and school program.
with a Friend Feature
you choose to use our referral service to email a friend or bookmark a page,
about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We
will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to
visit the site. Addthis.com functionality does not store this information for
the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.
post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally
identifiable information like a video along with their first and last name. We
do obtain the customer's consent via email or via other means prior to posting
the testimonial to post their name and video along with their testimonial.
We partner with a third party to either display
advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our
third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information
about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you
advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you
wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you
interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here
Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will
continue to receive generic ads.
Media Features and Widgets
site includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and
Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on
our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are
visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to
function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a
third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these
to Other Web Sites
you click on a link to a third party site, including on an advertisement, you
will leave the www.studyabroad.com site you are visiting and go to the site you
selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot
accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information
by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the
same privacy practices as www.studyabroad.com. We encourage you to review the
privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request
services. If you visit a third party website that is linked to a www.studyabroad.com
site, you should read that site’s privacy statement before providing any
personally identifiable information.
to the United States
you are located outside of the United States, please note that the personal
data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. Whenever you
submit any personal data to us, you consent to this transfer.
may review, update and delete the personal data you have provided to us
contacting us via e-mail at email@example.com or by
sending us written notice via postal mail to:
Information Inquiry or Update
3803 West Chester Pike
Square, PA 19073
revisions you provide to your personal data will be applied in our own records
but will not be updated in the records of the educational institutions to which
we have already provided your data. If you would like to review and correct the
personal data that has been provided to educational institutions, you will need
to contact them separately.
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
follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally
identifiable 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, while we strive to use
commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot
guarantee its absolute security.
you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at
the event that someone buys or acquires us or substantially all of our assets,
our information about you and your use of our services will likely be one of
the acquired assets. You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our
Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as
well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as
required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our
rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process
served on our Web site.
LLC has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement
and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program
viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal. The
TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through this Web site,
you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed
satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
is effective immediately for new users after that date and will become effective
on June 1, 2015 for pre-existing users. To review the previous policy, please