We support the protection of children's privacy online under the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The Sites do not intend to collect information from children under 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any information or use our Sites. If we learn that we collected personal information from a child under 13, we will promptly delete that information. If you believe that we collected information from a child under 13, contact us at privacy@MediaFactual.com.
We only collect your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) when you fill out forms or surveys on our Sites. The types of PII we collect include: full name, email address, residential address, residential phone number, mobile phone number, credit card account information, user name and password, employer contact information, financial aid information, academic information, active duty or veteran student status, information about physical, mental, or learning disabilities.
We also collect Demographic Information when you fill out forms or surveys on our Sites, including: age, date of birth, graduation dates, number of siblings, gender, ethnicity, college choices and preferences, your family’s state of residence, family income and assets, interests, abilities and aptitudes for academic and career pursuits, academic pursuits and choice of majors, educational information, learning styles, and preferences for academic majors, career information, employment choices, and salary preferences.
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Information we collect about you from other sources, such as commercially available sources: We may obtain information about you from other sources, including commercially available sources, such as data aggregators and public databases. The following are examples of information we may collect from other sources: name, postal address, age, income level and financial aid requirements, academic history, test scores, marital status and number of children, your interests such as hobbies and pets, consumer and market research data, purchasing behavior, publicly observed data or activities, such as blogs, videos, internet postings, user generated content, and college tours.
All of the information we collect about you may be combined to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve and enhance our products and services.
We may use the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and other information we collect from you to personalize your experience, provide content and Services according to your preferences, improve our Sites and Services, provide information tailored to your preferences, quickly respond to your requests, administer our Services, and/or process your requests.
We may use non-PII information collected about your visits to the Sites to remember you, personalize your experience on the Sites, improve our Sites and Services, and remember your Sites preferences.
We may disclose, sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) with other people including:
For example, we may rely on a service provider to:
In addition, where permitted by law, we may also rely on a service provider to:
Combine personal information about you that Media Factual has collected with personal information about you that our business partners have collected so we can jointly send tailored promotional communications to you. If you prefer not to receive these joint communications, you can always opt out by following the instructions provided in any such communication or by emailing us at email@example.com.
We may disclose your personal information:
Aggregated Information: We may share aggregated, anonymous information that includes or is based on information about you with third parties. This is information that is combined with the information of other users and does not directly identify you. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this aggregated information. We also may not limit the third parties’ use of the aggregated information.
Targeted Ad Delivery & Reporting Across Multiple Websites. We work with Third Party service suppliers that collect additional data and non-personally identifiable information about users who interact with the Sites or our services. We and our Third Party service suppliers log page views and collect anonymous information about your activities and interactions on the Sites, third party websites and in mobile apps for the purpose of delivering ads or providing advertising-related services, including providing a specific advertisement based on a particular type of browser or time of day, statistical reporting in connection with the activity on a website or app, and tracking the number of ads served on a particular day to a particular website or app.
We give you choices about how we communicate with you.
Digital / Electronic Communications (examples: email, mobile, social media). Media Factual sends you service notifications by email when you register on some Media Factual Sites. We may also send you email messages about new services and promotions from Media Factual Sites and services and those of our business partners.
You can stop receiving promotional email messages from Media Factual by following the "unsubscribe" instructions provided at the bottom of the email messages you receive from Media Factual or our business partners. To manage promotional emails, social media notifications, or to correct or delete your Personal Information or adjust privacy settings, access the profile section of your Media Factual account (or your social media privacy settings) and follow the directions there.
Web Beacons. Web beacons are small bits of code embedded in web pages or in emails. We may use web beacons to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who used a tool like Badges or visited a web page, and to understand usage patterns. We also may include web beacons in e-mails to learn if messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded. You can disable the ability of web beacons to capture information in this manner by declining cookies as described above.
Other Technologies. Examples of other technologies we may use to provide better service to you follow:
Web Session Variables. Information that is passed from one web URL to another as you browse.
Browser plug-ins/add-ons. Additional web components that may need to be installed to enable certain web features on our Sites. You have the option not to install these components.
To access or update your Personal Information, access the profile section of your Media Factual account (or your social media privacy settings) and follow the directions there, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to keeping personal information secure. We have appropriate technical, administrative and physical procedures in place to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. We limit access to personal information to those who have a business need. We keep personal information only for a reasonably needed amount of time.
When we provide your personal information to our Third-Party service providers we require those companies to protect the information and to not use the information for any other purpose.
When we collect or transmit sensitive information such as a credit card number, we use industry standard methods to protect that information.
Nevertheless, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our Sites, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us via our Sites and services.
Media Factual is able to offer its free services, in part, based on the willingness of our users to be reached by colleges or our marketing partners. Some send brochures in the mail, others reply via email or telephone.
By providing information on a Media Factual website, you expressly consent that Media Factual may collect, process, share, and/or sell the personal information and information we collect about you to colleges, marketing partners and Third Party service suppliers including telemarketing companies who may contact you to offer you free information about colleges, college admissions, scholarships, and offers and promotions designed for students, and expressly consent to be contacted by telemarketers including contact via automatic telephone dialing systems and technology that send telephone calls or text message to the telephone number provided, even if you previously registered on a Do Not Call registry.