CollegeViewbooks does not collect specific information on individual visitors, rather the site collects generic information about visitor sessions in order to study general demographic trends. We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
CollegeViewbooks provides virtual campus tours and interactive campus maps of colleges and universities, and may, in certain instances, share broad demographic data about our visitors with advertisers and college partners. CollegeViewbooks will never share your personal information without your explicit consent. For instance, students, by filling out the CollegeViewbooks registration and questionairre, are explicitly requesting that CollegeViewbooks send their personal information to the institutions they have selected for the purpose of receiving admissions information and forms from those institutions. Students who complete the CollegeViewbooks registartion also have the option of being added to the CollegeViewbooks Newsletter list, although they may opt out at any time (see Opt-Out below).
CollegeViewbooks does not offer activites on the Web site that allow users (children or otherwise) to disclose their information publicly.
Parents may review their children’s personal information, have it deleted, and refuse to allow the further collection or use of the child’s information. In order to make such a request, please contact CollegeViewbooks directly at (207) 753-0136.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our Web site, and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. Your profile is shared with our partners in aggregate form only.
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by our Web advertising partner. Information about users’ visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad, their past browsing history, etc. is used to serve ads to users on this site.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Opt-out section.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers.
Third Party Advertisers
CollegeViewbooks also shares visitors’ personal information with colleges from whom the visitor explicity requests information. CollegeViewbooks will not share your personal information with other colleges without your direct approval.
We partner with colleges and universities to provide access to their virtual tours, interactive maps, campus WebCams, college videos, virtual reality presentations, pictures and other multimedia content. Colleges do not have access to personal information on CollegeViewbooks users at any time. However, CollegeViewbooks provides links for users to request information from these institutions, and once a user decides to submit information to a particular college or university, their personal information is no longer covered by this privacy statement and becomes property of the colleges they contacted.
In the event CollegeViewbooks goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of receiving communications from our site by emailing us at [email protected] with the subject line OPT OUT.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to unsubscribe in the subject line in the email or email us at [email protected] with the subject line OPT OUT.
THIS WEB SITE CONTAINS LINKS TO OTHER SITES. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE, CollegeViewbooks INC, ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OF SUCH OTHER SITES. WE ENCOURAGE OUR USERS TO BE AWARE WHEN THEY LEAVE OUR SITE AND TO READ THE PRIVACY STATEMENTS OF EACH AND EVERY WEB SITE THAT COLLECTS PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT APPLIES SOLELY TO INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THIS WEB SITE. WHENEVER A USER CLICKS A LINK TO A COLLEGE ON CollegeViewbooks, THE USER IS BEING TRANSFERRED TO PAGES CONTROLLED BY THAT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, AND ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT IS COLLECTED BY THESE SITES IS NOT WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users’ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users’ personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. CollegeViewbooks will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. CollegeViewbooks does not store this information.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
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