GoCollege.com Privacy Statement

We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us and how we treat that information. This Privacy Statement addresses those concerns.

We recognize and respect your privacy. This Privacy Statement details how we collect, use and disclose any personally identifying information ("Personal Information") gathered through our website.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Your use of our site and submission of Personal Information online constitutes acceptance and understanding of this Statement as in effect at the time of your submission. To contact us regarding this statement or other issues, please send a SASE to the address provided below.

The Information We Collect and What We Do With It

We do not collect Personal Information from visitors to our site unless you voluntarily decide to transmit it to us through one of the provided forms or links.

In order to request information or apply to a program, sweepstakes or contest offered by us or one of our educational partners, a user must first complete a form containing Personal Information. These forms will typically vary by provider and opportunity, but the Personal Information collected may include name, social security number, mailing address, e mail address, phone number, income or salary range, and more. We and our partners use this information to match users to the specific services, courses, contests, sweepstakes or training for which they have requested information or expressed interest. We do not make available nor sell this information for any other reason to any other third party.

All the information we gather from you is used solely to assist you in learning more about specific courses, degrees, and professional training available to you. It may also be used for finding, comparing, and ultimately registering for related programs, contests, sweepstakes and services for which you have expressed interest.

We may disclose your Personal Information to contractors or service providers who provide services or perform functions on our behalf - for example, a data technology service provider or optimization consultant. Those contractors and service providers are permitted to use your Personal Information only for the purpose for which it has been provided and may not disclose it to any other third party.

How Do We Use Cookies?

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by this website through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors. Identifying repeat visitors and tracking their movements using cookies allows us to facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow us to more accurately track user behavior and compile aggregate data to enable content and structural improvements. Cookies are not intrusive, and they will not damage files. Cookies assign a unique number to the visitor that carries no meaning beyond the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny the cookie feature. We may use this technology, but it is only to improve users' visits, experiences and interactions within our site.

We also use third party advertisements on GoCollege.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Note to Parents on Our Privacy Policy
This website is child-friendly and we welcome children to learn more about potential college preparation and educational opportunities. However, we encourage this to be done only with parental knowledge and supervision. For this reason, we refer to the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children's Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau. (http://www.caru.org/)
Contact Information
If you have any further questions about our Privacy Policy, you can mail:
GoCollege.Com Privacy
384 Mosby Drive
Acworth, Georgia 30102 Attn: Support
or e-mail us at scholarships@gocollege.com
We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns.
Thank you for visiting our site.