We, the publisher and operator (the “Company”) of the Counseling Degree Guide website (the “Site”), respect your privacy and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of information you share with us by using our site.
Information Collection and Use
Personal information includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address, street address, telephone number, gender, age, educational background, and educational interests.
Currently, we do not collect any Personal Information on the Site. However, as you navigate the Site and determine to seek additional information about a particular school (the “School”), you will be asked to fill-out a form that will require you to provide certain Personal Information (the “Form”). Please be advised that the Form is hosted on that school’s website (the “School Website”) or the website of a third-party (the “Third Party”), who then passes the Personal Information on to the school (the Third Party Website).
Additionally, the Site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites; such sites are not governed by this privacy statement.
You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Based on your internet usage, we collect certain non-personally identifiable information (generic information that does not by itself identify you personally) when you visit any part of the Site. Such generic information may include your IP address; the type of browser, operating system, and/or Internet connection you are using; the domain name of your Internet Service Provider; how you arrived at the Site, including but not limited to the keywords you used in a search engine, if any, and/or links you may have followed from other sites; and your behavior within the Site, including but not limited to which pages you visited, in what order, and how long you spent on each page. We may use such data in the following ways:
1. We regularly use this data and other non-personally identifiable information to determine how we can adjust the design and content of our Site to better meet the needs of our visitors, based on how people are locating the Site, how they are using it, and how the technologies and providers involved affect their experience of the Site.
2. We may share this information with third parties as further described below:
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preference. You can think of cookies as providing a “memory” for the website, so that it can recognize you when you come back and respond appropriately. Cookies allow a web server to transfer data to a computer for recordkeeping and other purposes.
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. (On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar.) We recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s features. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit About Cookies.
As previously stated, we may use third-party companies to serve ads on our Site and these companies may employ their own cookies in addition to ours. You can adjust your preferences for receiving cookies from many of these third-party companies by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”).
Changes to Our Cookies Policy
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time without prior notice. If we materially change this Policy, we will update this web page; such updated Policy (the “Update”) will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. This Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of such change.
Third Party Advertisers
In addition, we may use third-party companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our Site in order to provide advertisements on our Site and other websites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. These companies may employ their own cookies in addition to ours. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here. If you would like to see what information one of these companies has collected about your internet usage, please click here.
In addition, there is the possibility that Company or part(s) of the Company, could be purchased by, or merged with, another company. In the event of such transaction, the acquiring (or merging) company will have access to all collected information.
Finally, Company may share information as necessary to comply with a legal obligation or to protect against legal liability.
Please note that Company will make every reasonable effort to protect collected information. However, no transmission of Internet data is fully secure. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail or leave as a voice mail message (which is converted to text and transmitted to us via email).
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the Site is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.
Other Terms and Conditions
Company reserves the right to change this Policy at any time without prior notice. If we materially change this Policy, we will update this web page; such updated Policy (the “Update”) will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. This Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of such changes.
In connection with a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, we may assign or transfer this Policy. In the event of any such occurrence, unless otherwise posted in an Update, this Policy shall remain in full force and effect and shall be binding on you and any such transferee and/or assign.
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