This Privacy Policy describes the information collected through this website (“Site”) and how that information is used and shared. Academic Approach, LLC (together with its affiliates, “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) and its suppliers may collect or receive the types of information described below in connection with your access to and use of the Site (together, “Collected Information”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made a part of our website’s Terms of Use.

By accessing or using the Site or by entering into any agreement with Company that references this Privacy Policy, you agree on behalf of yourself and any organization or company that you represent (together, “you”) that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, do not access or use the Site.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. All changes will be effective immediately upon posting to the Site. Material changes will be conspicuously posted on the Site or otherwise communicated to you.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information or other information collected through the Site, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

The information that we may collect from or about you broadly falls into the following categories:

  • Information that you voluntarily provide to us, for example, your name and contact information and job applications.
  • Information collected through your use of the Site, for example, data collected by the servers used to operate the Site (e.g., IP addresses), data collected by cookies and other tracking technologies, data collected by analytics services, and data collected when you connect using or share information via social media platforms.

 

Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us

Personal Information.You can visit and use the Site without submitting your personal information to us but you will be required to provide your personal information to request information from us and to use certain other features of the Site.We will collect any personal information from or about you that you choose to provide, which may include your name, email address, telephone number, and zip code, as well as the name of the school at which you are a student or with which you are affiliated. Personal information must be provided, for example, to request information from us, to submit a job application, and when responding to communications from us (e.g., surveys, promotional offers).

We will use your personal information as described below in this Privacy Policy, including to process and communicate with you in connection with your requests, subject to applicable laws and the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you provide a mobile or other telephone number to us, you consent to receiving text (SMS and MMS) messages and telephone calls from us at that telephone number as further described below, but only to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Marketing Communications. If you sign up or otherwise opt-in to receive marketing or promotional communications from us, you will need to provide your email address. We may use this information to provide you with marketing-related and promotional electronic communications. You may opt-out of receiving marketing-related and promotional emails from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the applicable email. Some of our mailing lists are managed by The Rocket Science Group LLC, doing business as MailChimp . MailChimp may use and share information collected in the course of providing these services in accordance with MailChimp’s Privacy Policy.

Career Opportunities. If you submit a job application through the Site, we will collect your resume and all other materials and information that you provide in the course of submitting that application. Those materials and information will be provided to JazzHR, the supplier of our online career portal, and then to us for evaluation purposes. We encourage you to review [JazzHR’s terms and/or privacy policy]. We may use your job application to evaluate your qualifications and to otherwise consider or respond to your application for employment. Your submission of a job application does not in any way require Company to review that application or consider you for employment.

Other Information We Collect

IP Addresses and Related Data.The servers used to operate and provide the Site may collect data pertaining to you and the equipment, software, and communication methods you use to access the Internet and the Site, including Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses assigned to the computers and other devices from where you access the Internet, your Internet service provider (ISP), your device ID number, your media access control (MAC) address, your operating system, your computer screen resolution, your web browser type, the pages you access on the Site, the websites you access before and after visiting the Site, the length of time you spend on the Site, date and time stamps, clickstream data, and your approximate geographic location. Company may use this information to administer the Site and its servers, to generate statistical information, to monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, to monitor and help prevent fraud, to investigate complaints and violations of our policies, and to improve the Site’s content and the products, services, materials, and other content that we describe or make available through the Site (see also how we use analytics services as described below). We may combine this information with other Collected Information (including personal information) and information obtained from third parties for security reasons and to protect our rights or the rights of others as discussed below. The suppliers that we use to provide the Site may collect information about your visits to the Site and other websites. Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies as explained further below under “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.”

Location Information.In addition to the approximate geographic location information collected as discussed above, we may, with your consent, access more specific location information to enhance the user experience, increase the usefulness of the Site, and determine what services are available in your area. This includes both geographical location information that you input using the Site (e.g., when you enter your zip code, city, or physical address) and, as applicable, geographical location information collected by device-based location services (including GPS data). You may choose to allow us to access your location by granting the Site access to your location when prompted or through your device’s location services settings. Company [also] uses the Google Maps API(s). Pursuant to the Google Maps APIs Terms of Service, use of this location feature is also subject to Google’s Privacy Policy. For information on how Google categorizes location information, please visit Types of location data used by Google. Both the Google Terms of Service and Google’s Privacy Policyare incorporated into this Privacy Policy by this reference.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. The Site automatically uses cookies to track your use of the Site in order to facilitate and enhance the user experience on the Site and for other purposes as described below. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your device’s hard drive by your web browser. The Site may use both cookies that we implement and cookies implemented by our suppliers and other third parties. “First-party” cookies allow your browser to talk to the actual website that you are visiting, whereas “third-party” cookies allow your browser to talk to third-party websites, such as the source of an ad that appears on the website you are visiting or a third-party analytics provider.

We use cookies to learn and track how you access and use the Site, including when and how users visit the Site, how popular particular Site pages are and aren’t, what search terms are used to find the Site, and which websites direct you to the Site. We also use cookies to recognize Site users, to help display information on the Site, and to improve your enjoyment and the usefulness of the Site, for example, by remembering and displaying your contact and other information.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. Browsers generally also allow users to manage cookies in the browser’s settings. For example, a browser may allow you to reject cookies from certain websites, reject certain types of cookies regardless of the website, reject or disable all cookies from all websites, and/or delete cookies stored previously. Some browsers also give you the option of being notified every time a cookie is sent to your browser by a website. You can disable or limit cookies but doing so may impact your use and enjoyment of the Site and other websites. For example, the Site may not be able to be personalized for you, may no longer capture or remember your preferences or other choices you have made on the Site in the past, and may not remember your contact information.

Changing your cookie preferences in one browser will not necessarily carry over to other browsers, so you may need to adjust your preferences each time you get a new computer, install a new browser, upgrade an existing browser, or alter or delete a browser’s cookie file. Our Site suppliers may use cookies and other tracking technologies, such as pixel tags, to track Site visitors across the Internet to understand how you get to the Site and for the analytics purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies and this Privacy Policy does not cover the use of third-party cookies.

A cookie can either be a “session” cookie or a “persistent” cookie. Session cookies exist only for so long as you are visiting the applicable website. Session cookies are typically deleted or removed when you exit or quit your browser application. Persistent cookies exist for a set period of time, for example, six months or one year. Each time you visit a website that has implemented a persistent cookie, that cookie will remain active until its predetermined expiration date. You can also manually delete persistent cookies as discussed below.

The types of information collected by a cookie and the purposes for which that information is used depends on the type of cookie. By way of illustration, the types of information collected by the Site’s cookies and the purposes for which that information are used are described below. We may also combine information collected by cookies with other Collected Information.

Operationally necessary cookies (also called essential cookies).These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. For example, these cookies are required to identify irregular website behavior, prevent fraudulent activity, and improve security. They also allow users of the Site to make use of its functions. Without these cookies, services that you have requested cannot be provided. 

Functional cookies.These cookies allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using the Site. This may include to remembering choices you make, for example, remembering your preferences or settings, remembering if you reacted to something on or through the Site so that you are not asked to react to it again, remembering if you have used any feature of the Site before, remembering your location, and enabling social media features. If functional cookies are disabled, various functions of the Site may be unavailable to you or may not work the way you want them to.

Performance cookies (also called analytical cookies).These cookies assess the performance of the Site, including as party of our analytic practices to help us understand how visitors use and interact with the Site, for example, which pages on our websites users visit most often. These cookies also enable us to personalize content and remember your preferences (e.g., your choice of language, country, or region). These cookies help us improve the way our websites work and provide a better, personalized user experience. Some of our performance-related cookies are managed for us by third parties. However, we don’t allow those third parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those listed above.

Advertising or targeted cookies.

The Site may also use the following types of tracking technologies: web beacons (also called clear GIFs), flash cookies, and pixels (also called pixel tags). Web beacons are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that functions similar to how cookies function but, in contrast to cookies, web beacons are embedded invisibly on websites. Pixels can be placed on websites or within emails to track your interactions with those websites and when emails are opened.Flash cookies collect and store information about your use of a website and are commonly used for advertisements and videos.

How We Respond to Do-Not-Track Signals.Due to the automatic collection of data using cookies as described above, we do not honor “do not track” requests. For this reason your selection of the “Do Not Track” option provided by your browser may not have any effect on our collection of information using cookies and related tracking technologies.

Website Analytics.The Site uses third-party analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics) to collect and process data about your use of the Site, including when you visit the Site, URLs of the websites that you visit prior to visiting the Site and when you visit those websites, and IP addresses assigned to the devices from where you access the Internet. Our analytics providers may set and read cookies to collect this data and your web browser will automatically send data collected by those cookies to our analytics providers. Our analytics providers use this data to provide us with reports that we will use to improve the Site’s structure and content. For more information on how Google uses this data, visit Google’s Privacy Policyand Google’s page on How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps. To prevent this data from being used by Google Analytics, follow the instructions to download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-onfor each browser you use. Using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on will not prevent Company from using other analytics tools and will not prevent data from being sent to the Site itself or to Google. For more information about how Google Analytics uses cookies to measure user interactions on websites, visit Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites. You may disable cookies as discussed above, but that may impact your use and enjoyment of the Site.

Advertising Networks, Personalized Advertising, Remarketing, and Retargeting.

Google Analytics’ Advertising Features. We have enabled and implemented the following Google Analytics Advertising Features on the Site: Remarketing with Analytics, Demographics and Interest reporting, Campaign Manager integration, Display & Video 360 integration, Google Display Network (GDN) Impression Reporting, and Segments. Remarketing with Analyticsuses Google Analytics cookies to serve advertisements to you across the Internet based on your visits to the Site. Demographics and Interest reportinguses a third-party cookie to collect information about our Site traffic by tracking users across websites and across time, which generates a report for us to better understand Site users. Campaign Manager integrationallow us to view, analyze, and create remarketing lists using our Campaign Manager data in Google Analytics. Display & Video 360 integrationallows us to create remarketing lists in Google Analytics and have those lists available in Display & Video 360. Google Display Network (“GDN”) Impression Reportingallows us to measure the impact of unclicked GDN Display ad impressions on website behavior and conversions. Segmentsallows us to isolate and analyze subsets of Site users by sorting our Google Analytics data.

To opt out of remarketing advertising provided through Google, to customize your ad preferences, or to limit Google’s collection or use this information, visit Google’s Safety Center and Google’s Ad Settingsand follow Google’s personalized ad opt-out instructions. Opting out will not affect your use of the Site.

Social Media.The Site may allow you to connect to and share information with or using various social media platforms, for example, Facebook and Twitter. We may be required to implement cookies, plug-ins, and application protocol interfaces (APIs) provided by those social media platforms to facilitate those communications and features. We may share information that you provide us or that we may collect about your use of the Site with those third-party platforms and that information will be subject to their privacy policies. We encourage you to review those third parties’ privacy policies: Facebook’s Data Policyand Twitter’s Privacy Policy. In addition, by choosing to use any third-party social media platform or choosing to share content or communications with any such platform, you allow us to share information with that platform. We cannot control any policies or terms of third-party platforms. As a result, we cannot be responsible for any use or disclosure of your information or content by those platforms, which you use at your own risk.

The Site may also use the advertising services and networks offered by social media platforms to deliver advertising content. Use of these services may require social media platforms to implement cookies or pixel tags to deliver ads to you while you are logged into that platform.

If you do not want social media platforms to collect information relating to you via the Site or to link information collected via the Site to your social media accounts, we suggest that you: (a) do not connect to or share information with social media platforms using the Site; (b) hide social media platform plug-ins using an ad blocker; (c) always log off completely from social media platforms before visiting the Site or other websites and delete all related cookies; and, (d) where the option made available by a social media platform, disable the advertising services and networks operated by that platform. For example, you may opt out of Twitter’s interest-based advertising by notifying Twitter through one of the methods it describes here.

Company’s Social Media Pages. Company is active on social media. You may have the opportunity to comment on social media platforms regarding Company and the services we offer. Company may post on the Site and its other websites and social media pages any comments or content that you post on social media.

Embedded Content. The Site may incorporate content, including feeds, scripts embedded in the Site’s code, and visible content (e.g., videos), provided by third parties. In some cases, those third parties collect data about how you interact with their content. For example, YouTube may collect or otherwise have access to usage data on videos embedded on the Site as described in YouTube’s Privacy Policyand Vimeo may collect or otherwise have access to usage data on videos embedded on the Site as described in the Vimeo.com Privacy Policy.

How We Use and Share Collected Information

In addition to the uses and sharing described above, Company and its suppliers may use and disclose Collected Information as described below. We do not use, sell, rent, or otherwise disclose Collected Information except as stated in this Privacy Policy and as required orpermitted by applicable law.

Purpose Collected.We will use and share your personal information and other Collected Information for the purpose for which it was collected, for example, to provide the Site, to process and communicate with you in connection with your requests for information, to respond to job applications you have submitted, to administer Company business activities, to provide customer support to Site users, and to provide you with information and communications that you request. Your location information will be used for the purpose for which it was provided (e.g. displaying our closest office) and to understand where Site users are located.

Communication with You.We will use your contact information to respond to your inquiries and requests. If you provide us with your telephone number, we may call you at that telephone number in response to your questions or comments.We may use Collected Information to notify you of changes made to the Site (e.g., changes to our Terms of Useor this Privacy Policy). If you contact us for support or assistance in using the Site, we may use Collected Information to determine whether or not your system meets the minimum requirements needed to access and use the Site and otherwise to contact you regarding your request.

Company may use Collected Information to send you promotional communications about our products, services, events, and promotions to the extent permitted by applicable law. In order to provide you with a personalized experience, these communications may be tailored to your preferences based on, for example, inferences we make using your visits to the Site or the links you click in Company emails. You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the email, where applicable, or by contacting us using the contact information provided below under “Contact Us.” Note that, even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from Company, you may still receive administrative communications from us, such as technical updates to our products or services and confirmations.

Sharing Collected Information with Our SuppliersWe may disclose Collected Information to suppliers and service providers as necessary for us to provide the Site and our products and services to you, to engage in the use and sharing of Collected Information as permitted by this Privacy Policy, and as may be otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. These third parties include our Site management and hosting suppliers, cloud storage providers, software and website performance monitoring service providers, IT security providers, marketing and public relations service providers, and email service suppliers. Our suppliers are authorized to and may use and disclose Collected Information as necessary for them to provide the applicable services to us and as provided by their own privacy policies as noted above.

Evaluation and Improvement of Our Services, User Demographics, and Aggregation.We may use and disclose Collected Information to analyze, develop, and improve the content, materials, products, and services that we make available (including the Site); to inform marketing and communication plans and strategies; to understand use demographics and preferences; to analyze the effectiveness of the Site; and to evaluate user needs and customize Site content, promotional emails, and users’ browsing experience. We may also aggregate personal information and other Collected Information to create aggregate data on Site users that describes users as a group but does not reveal the identity of individual users. We may use aggregate data to understand Site users’ needs and Site usage patterns, to determine what kinds of products and services we can provide, and to improve and enrich our products, our services, and the Site.

Lawful Processes.We may use Collected Information and share it with third parties as required or permitted in accordance with subpoenas, court orders, law enforcement requests, governmental agency requests, and other legal processes.

Security and Protection of Rights.We may use Collected Information and share it with third parties if we believe doing so is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights or the rights of others, including to protect our operations, to enforce or bring legal action in the event of a violation of our agreements or policies, and to pursue available remedies or limit damages that we may sustain.

Business Transactions.All Collected Information is exclusively the property of Company but, if Company undergoes a change in control, acquisition, merger, reorganization, or asset sale (in whole or in part), we may transfer, sell, share, or otherwise disclose Collected Information to the subsequent owner(s) or successor(s) of those transactions. We may also disclose Collected Information in connection with the evaluation of those transactions. Those owner(s), successor(s), and other recipients, as applicable, will be bound by this Privacy Policy as it applies to the information disclosed. Also, if Company or any of its assets are acquired or if Company goes out of business, enters bankruptcy, or goes through some other change in control or reorganization, Collected Information may be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

Combination with Information from Other Sources.We may combine information you provide through the Site with other information we collect from or about you, whether online or offline, such as information obtained from third-party sources (e.g., other companies, your publicly accessible social media profiles), or other information in our possession, for purposes of using information as described in this Privacy Policy.

With Your Consent.With your consent, we may use and share your personal information and other Collected Information in ways not specifically described in this Privacy Policy.

How Long We Retain Your Personal Information

Company will retain personal information for as long as it’s needed for or otherwise serves the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, subject to applicable law. With regard to personal information collected using Google Analytics as discussed above, that information will be retained for 26 months after your last activity on the Site. For personal information that we process on behalf of our customers, we will retain that personal information in accordance with the terms of our agreement with them, subject to applicable law.

How to Access Your Personal Information

To access or update your personal information as it exists in our records, please contact us at [email address].

Information Security

Company does not guarantee that loss, misuse, or alteration of Collected Information will not occur, but we have appropriate technical and organizational security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. The storage and communication of information can never be completely secure, so we do not guarantee that communications or other information that you submit or that are otherwise provided to us will be completely secure. If you become aware of any breach of Site security or this Privacy Policy, please notify us at [email address]immediately. If our security system is breached, we will notify you of the breach if and to the extent required under applicable law.

Access by Children

The Site is not directed at children under 13 years of age. Company does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through the Site.

If a parent or legal guardian becomes aware that their child has provided Company with personal information without his or her consent, the parent or legal guardian should contact us at [contact info]. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with information, we will delete that information from our files.

Third-Party Websites and Services

The Site may link to, or be linked to, websites and services not maintained or controlled by Company. Company is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or any third-party websites or services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party websites or to any personal or other information that you may provide to third parties. You should read the privacy policy for each website that you visit.

Access from Outside the United States

If you are accessing or visiting the Site from outside the United States, please be aware that Collected Information may be transferred to, stored in, and processed in the United States (where our and our suppliers’ servers and databases are located and operated). The data protection and related laws and regulations of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in the country from which you access the Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, contact us by email at support@academicapproach.com, by telephone at 773-348-8914, or by mail at Academic Approach, LLC, 342 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.

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