CollegeInfoDesk.com recognizes the importance of the privacy of your personal information. Here we elaborate, what types of information we receive and collect when you visit our and how we use it. Your personal data is never shared with third parties.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
We are a Data Controller of your information.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
- The right of rectification.
- The right to object.
- The right of restriction.
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw consent
To provide you with best content we monitor your areas of interest. We collect and use data such as IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Chrome or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
The data we collect is used only for web analytics purposes. We use Google Analytics to track analytics of our website. Your IP address is set to be anonymous when you visit our website, which means your full IP address is not recorded. The data associated with your anonymized IP address is retained in Google Analytics only for a period deemed necessary for monitoring our website’s analytics, after which the data associated with your usage of the website will be removed.
To provide you with best experience, we may at times place a small piece of data known as a cookie on your computer or mobile device. A cookie is a text file stored by a web server on a computer or mobile device. The content of a cookie can be retrieved or read only by the server that creates the cookie. The text in a cookie often consists of identifiers, site names, and some numbers and characters. Cookies are unique to the browsers or mobile applications you use, and enable websites to store data such as your preferences or area of interest.
Examples of Cookies we use:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
- Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
Advertising Cookies and Web Beacons
CollegeInfoDesk is supported by advertisements (including third parties). 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 mostly used for geo-targeting 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).
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When you subscribe to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be stored. This is only used for sending you the newsletter. You can always opt out of this newsletter simply by clicking the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of each email. Once unsubscribed, your email address deleted on all of our records and you will not receive any further newsletter emails from our website. We do not provide or sell your email address to third parties.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18.
CollegeInfoDesk does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.