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ADMISSIONSQUEST.COM PRIVACY POLICY

The AQ Privacy Policy

GENERAL STATEMENT
Admissionsquest.com is a school search and application service. You do not need to be a registered admissionsquest.com member to view this web site. However, there are some features that are only accessible if you are registered. This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") discloses the privacy practices for Admissions Quest, Inc. ("AdmissionsQuest"). AdmissionsQuest is committed to your privacy. AdmissionsQuest hereby notifies you of:

1. What personally identifiable information of yours, or third party personally identifiable information is collected from you through Admissionsquest.com.

2. The company collecting the information.

3. How the information is used.

4. With whom the information may be shared.

5. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.

6. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
AdmissionsQuest is the sole owner of the information collected on admissionsquest.com. AdmissionsQuest will not sell, share, transfer or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this privacy policy. AdmissionsQuest collects information from its users on "Applicant Log-In" "Online Admission Application Account", and the "Submit Application and Payment" pages. AdmissionsQuest will request information it needs in order for you to participate in the services (i.e. your name and e-mail address) or pay for the service (i.e. credit card information).

When you provide AdmissionsQuest with a testimonial about your admissionsquest.com experience, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, and feedback regarding your experience. We may use this information to contact you regarding your testimonial. If you indicate that we may quote you, your name and experience may be shared with others or posted publicly to our site and you may be contacted about your experience.

REGISTRATION
In order to use all the services of admissionsquest.com, a user must first complete the "Online Admission Application Account" registration form. During registration, users are required to give information such as name, e-mail address, login name, password, challenge question and challenge question answer [, age, gender, online purchasing habits and income]. E-mail address is primarily used to confirm the identity of the user. This information is also used to contact the user about the services on admissionsquest.com for which he/she has expressed interest. Information as to the login name, password, challenge question and challenge question answer are requested to confirm that you are in fact the person authorized to utilize your admissionsquest.com account. [Information as to the age, gender, purchasing habits, and income level and other unique identifiers (such as interests) are requested to help AdmissionsQuest provide a more personalized experience on admissionsquest.com.]

OPT OUT PROCEDURES

You always may opt out of receiving future mailings or other information from AdmissionsQuest. To request that you not receive future communications, please send an e-mail to [email protected] indicating the type of information that you no longer desire to receive.

COOKIES

A cookie is data stored on the user's computer. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on admissionsquest.com. Once the user closes his or her browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on admissionsquest.com, the user would not have to log in a Password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, he or she may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of the admissionsquest.com site. For example, your browser may not automatically remember your application User ID when rel-logging into the AdmissionsQuest online application. Cookies can also enable AdmissionsQuest to track the interests of admissionsquest.com users to enhance the experience of the admissionsquest.com site.

Some of AdmissionsQuest's business partners, including but not limited to Member Schools and business ("Partners"), may use cookies on AdmissionsQuest's site (for example, amazon.com & First Marblehead Corporation). Usually, these cookies exist only if the user clicks on the ad. AdmissionsQuest has no access to or control over these cookies.

LOG FILES
AdmissionsQuest may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

SHARING
AdmissionsQuest does not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when AdmissionsQuest has your permission, or under the following circumstances:

1. AdmissionsQuest may share aggregated demographic information with its Partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

2. AdmissionsQuest may partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, AdmissionsQuest will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. Per AdmissionsQuest's contractual arrangements with Partners, these Partners are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the explicit purpose of providing these services.

3. Admissionsquest.com shall respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims.

4. Admissionsquest.com believes it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to physical safety of any persons, violations of admissionsquest.com's Privacy Policy, Terms of Use [https://admissionsquest.com/~About/ShowArticle.cfm/ArticleID/62/ArticleTypeID/1/Topic/privacy & https://admissionsquest.com/~About/ShowArticle.cfm/ArticleID/63/ArticleTypeID/1/Topic/terms], incorporated herein by this reference, or as otherwise required by law.

5. Admissionsquest.com shall transfer information about you if AdmissionsQuest or admissionsquest.com is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, AdmissionsQuest will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

By using admissionsquest.com and its various features, you may make some of your personal information public or you may choose to share some of your personal information with others. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
AdmissionsQuest takes all necessary precautions to protect users' personal information both online and off-line.
When AdmissionsQuest's registration process ("Online Admission Application Account") requests that the user enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted with Verisign encryption software. Verisign's encryption software ensures SSL session will receive powerful 128-bit SSL encryption, the strongest encryption available, regardless of browser version.

When AdmissionsQuest's payment process ("Submit Application and Payment") requires that the user enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted with Verisign's encryption software. [Describe Encryption Technology]. Verisign's encryption software ensures SSL session will receive powerful 128-bit SSL encryption, the strongest encryption available, regardless of browser version.

In addition to using Verisign's encryption software online, AdmissionsQuest also protects your personal information off-line. Access to your personal information is limited to employees who AdmissionsQuest reasonably believes will need that information to provide services to you.

However, AdmissionsQuest is not responsible for the confidentiality, security or distribution of your own personal information by our Partners and third parties which occurs outside the scope of your agreement with AdmissionsQuest.

AdmissionsQuest shall not be liable for the transfer of any personal identification information resulting from loss or distribution of data, the delineation or corruption of storage media, power failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, sabotage, terrorism or any other event beyond AdmissionsQuest's control.

LINKS
AdmissionsQuest may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are not necessarily under the control of AdmissionsQuest. Please be aware that AdmissionsQuest is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. AdmissionsQuest encourages users to be aware when they leave admissionsquest.com and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this site, you do this entirely at your own risk. Any links to any Partner of admissionsquest.com should be the responsibility of the linking party, and AdmissionsQuest shall not be responsible for notification of any change in name, content or location of any information of the site.

CHILDREN'S AND MINOR'S PRIVACY

AdmissionsQuest strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise the online activities of their minor children and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent minors from disclosing their name, address, and other personally identifiable information online without parental permission. Although admissionsquest.com is not intended for use by minors, AdmissionsQuest respects the privacy of minors who may use the Internet. Whenever AdmissionsQuest becomes aware that a user is under the age of 13 years, the following additional terms, conditions and notices apply to use of admissionsquest.com:

1. Users under 13 years of age may not submit information through admissionsquest.com. AdmissionsQuest will not enroll as a member any person under age 13, nor will AdmissionsQuest collect any personally identifiable information about a person that AdmissionsQuest determines is under age 13, except with written consent from the person's parent after informing the parent about the types of information AdmissionsQuest will collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.

2. "Personally identifiable information" collected from minors may include any of the information disclosed in membership enrollment, including name, address, e-mail address, age, gender, income and other unique identifiers, and may be used by AdmissionsQuest for the same purposes as adult information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

3. A minor's parent or legal guardian may request AdmissionsQuest to provide a description of the personally identifiable information that AdmissionsQuest has collected from the minor, as well as instruct AdmissionsQuest to cease further use, maintenance and collection of personally identifiable information from the minor.

SPECIAL OFFERS
AdmissionsQuest sends all new members a welcoming e-mail to verify password and e-mail address. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, etc.. Out of respect for the privacy of admissionsquest.com's users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our "Opt Out" section above.

If users wish to subscribe to AdmissionsQuest's newsletter and/or periodic correspondence, we require their e-mail addresses. If they are under 13 years of age AdmissionsQuest will not send them a newsletter.

SITE AND SERVICE UPDATES
As necessary, AdmissionsQuest may send the user site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. AdmissionsQuest communicates via e-mail with users to provide requested services and to resolve issues relating to their accounts.

CORRECTION/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION

[If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as e-mail address or ZIP code), or if user no longer desires AdmissionsQuest's service(s), he/she can update his/her profile by contacting AdmissionsQuest Support ([email protected]). Admissionsquest.com will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data provided by the user.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
If AdmissionsQuest decides to change the admissionsquest.com Privacy Policy, AdmissionsQuest will post those changes on the admissionsquest.com home page so users are always aware of what information AdmissionsQuest collects, how AdmissionsQuest we uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, AdmissionsQuest discloses it. If at any point AdmissionsQuest decides to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, AdmissionsQuest will notify users by way of an e-mail. Users which have provided personally identifiable information before the changes in the admissionsquest.com Privacy Policy will have a choice as to whether or not AdmissionsQuest may use their information in this different manner. If the user chooses, in writing to AdmissionsQuest, that AdmissionsQuest not use his/her personally identifiable information in accordance with the new Privacy Policy, AdmissionsQuest will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was originally collected.

AdmissionsQuest will notify you of any significant changes to the admissionsquest.com Privacy Policy by sending you an e-mail notice.

RECOMMEND A FRIEND
If a user elects to use admissionsquest.com's referral service called "Recommend A Friend" to tell a friend about the admissionsquest.com site, AdmissionsQuest asks for the friend's name and e-mail address. AdmissionsQuest will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting the friend to visit the site. AdmissionsQuest stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may contact AdmissionsQuest at [email protected] to request the removal of this information from AdmissionsQuest's database.

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