PRIVACY POLICY

 Welcome to Matriculate. We request that you take a moment to review the following valuable information. This policy (the “Privacy Policy”) addresses the collection, use and disclosure of information that may be obtained through your use of www.matriculate.org (the “Website”) only and no other website. Your visit to this Website is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. By using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy for any reason, please do not use this Website. By using this Website, you represent, warrant, and covenant that you are at least 18 years old. If you are at not at least 18 years old, you may only use the Website if your parent or guardian consents and assumes full responsibility for your use of the Website. Matriculate, including this Website, is not directed to children under the age of 13.  You must be in your final year of high school and 13 years old to participate in Matriculate, including using this Website.

 We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and request that you review this policy for updates each time you visit the Website. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy as modified.

We extend the following information to assure you, our guest, that we are concerned about and respect your privacy. Please know that we will never sell, lease or rent your confidential information nor share it with any unaffiliated organizations, other than in the limited circumstances described below. We will always endeavor to take steps to ensure that any information you provide to us will remain secure. We want you to feel safe in your online experience while visiting our Website. However, please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and there is always the risk that unauthorized persons may access or use your information. You use our Website and send us such information at your own risk.

 HOW WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR INFORMATION

 We collect personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information from you in a number of ways. “Personally identifiable information” is information that personally identifies you or your child, such as your or your child’s name, zip code and e-mail address (or other information that is associated by us with such information). “Non-personally identifiable information” is information that does not personally identify you, including anonymous information and aggregate data. We may keep such personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information for an unlimited period of time.

We use this information to understand better how our visitors use our Website, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and action taken on the Website, provide visitors with customized services and information, improve our outreach efforts, and for other similar purposes. By submitting the information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you have received authorization from the person about whom you are providing the information and that person has consented to have all information used, disclosed, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AND STORED AUTOMATICALLY

 Among other things, the following information is collected automatically when you use this Website:

·         The Internet domain and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our Website

·         The type of browser and operating system used to access our Website

·         The date and time you access our Website

·         The pages you visit 

 IF YOU SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH US

 We do not give any personal information to any private organizations or public agencies, including federal agencies. We only disclose your information in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

 PERSONAL INFORMATION AND CHOICE

 You may choose whether to provide personal information to us online.

Matriculate does not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it. Your choice to provide an alias or other placeholder information will not impair your ability to use this Website and read or download any information provided on the Website. Your provision of such information constitutes your consent to our use of such information to better serve you, our visitor, and others coming to our Website. By using this Website and authorizing your child to use it, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING MECHANISMS

 This Website uses cookies to customize and enhance your browsing experience. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by Internet websites to help identify users and enhance customer service. We, third parties working on our behalf such as service providers and other third parties with whom we work (e.g. our partners), may place, view and/or use cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other electronic mechanisms to collect information about your use of this Website and other websites. This information may contain personally identifying information such as user contact information consisting of name or e-mail address, or non-personally identifiable information such as the IP address of your computer, browser type, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Website, the web pages visited, the date and time of a visit, and the websites you visited immediately before and after using this Website. The information collected may be used for various reasons, either on behalf of us or for the other parties’ purposes, including research and analytics, enhancing the experience of the Website, compiling aggregate and anonymous information about the usage of this Website and other websites, and providing advertising on this Website and other websites.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although that will prevent you from accessing the most useful features on our Website as this requires you to be logged on and authenticated in the first instance.

Third parties working on our behalf and third parties with whom we work, including, but not limited to, our partners use the non-personally identifiable information that they may collect during your visits to this Website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice and how to “opt out” of cookies placed by the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) member networks for this purpose, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.

 

DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS

 The laws of some jurisdictions require that operators of websites and online services disclose how they respond to Do Not Track signals, which some browsers have incorporated. When turned on, these features typically send a signal to a website or online service indicating that the user does not wish to be tracked. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret Do Not Track signals, we do not currently respond to them.

 DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 As previously stated, Matriculate does not sell, lease or rent your confidential information. However, we may need to disclose personal information if we believe in good faith such disclosure is (a) required by the law, regulation, court order, subpoena, search warrant, law enforcement agency request, or other legal process; (b) to produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) to help enforce our Website rules, protect your and our safety or security, and/or to protect the safety, security and property of our Website; (d) to provide you and other users with the services or products requested by you and/or other users (including in connection with the transfer of any assets), and to perform other activities related to such services and products; (e) to provide you with information about our products and services and those of third parties that may be of interest to you; or (f) to operate our systems properly.

We may share your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf and to respond to your request or inquiry. We may also share your information with partners, affiliates, and/or third parties interested in serving you or informing you about their companies or organizations. You may instruct us at any time not to share your information with such partners, affiliates, and/or third parties by contacting us at info@matriculate.org.

If you are dissatisfied with any of the materials or other contents of the Website or with this Privacy Policy, you are certainly welcome to discontinue use of the Website. If you have created a user account with us, you may access and update your information, and indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving communications from us, via your profile page.

 DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 This Website may contain links to other Internet computer websites which are not owned, operated, controlled or reviewed by Matriculate. These links are provided solely as a courtesy and convenience to you. When you click on the link to one of these websites, you are no longer on this Website and this Privacy Policy will not apply. Instead, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new website.

Matriculate, its agencies, officers, or employees exercise no control over the organizations, views, accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance or the legality of the material contained on those servers and do not sponsor, endorse, or approve the information, content, products, materials, opinions or services contained on such external websites. The visitor proceeds to these external websites at his/her own risk. Matriculate specifically disclaims any and all liability from damages which may result from the accessing of a third party website which is linked to this Website, or from reliance upon any such information.

IN NO EVENT SHALL MATRICULATE BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR LOST PROFITS) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR THE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE ORGANIZATION IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

MATRICULATE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.

 POLICY TOWARDS CHILDREN

 We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has somehow provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove such information from our files, subject to this Privacy Policy and applicable law. If you believe that your child has provided us with such information without your consent, please e-mail us at info@matriculate.org   or write to us at Matriculate Privacy Policy, 120 E 23rd St 5th Floor NY, NY 10010.

 INTERNATIONAL USE

This Website is directed to and intended for residents of the United States. We make no claims that materials on this Website are appropriate or may be downloaded for use in locations outside the United States. Access to this Website from countries or territories where such access is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Website outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. By sending us your data, you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.

 GOVERNING LAW/FORUM

 This Privacy Policy is governed by the law of the State of New York. If we have a dispute regarding this policy or your use of this Website, you agree that it shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in New York State or County.

 CONTACTING US

 You can email us at info@matriculate.org or write to us at Matriculate Privacy Policy, Matriculate 120 E 23rd St 5th Floor NY, NY 10010, regarding any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, to notify us of any errors or changes, or to indicate whether you wish to opt out of receiving communications from us. Please be advised that such opt-outs will not apply to our use of your personally identifiable information for other purposes, such as responding to your requests for information or services and communicating with you about your user account.