This site is owned and operated by ClickSpark, LLC ("DegreeMatch or The Company") a company helping consumers find the right education provider. We respect your privacy and our goal is to maintain your trust when handling your personal information. This document is intended to inform you, the end user, about how we handle information we process on behalf of our clients who use our lead generation and online marketing services at www.degreematch.com.
Please note, to take advantage of DegreeMatch's services, you must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of the United States. If you do not meet these requirements, we ask that you do not complete the registration process. Thank you for your compliance.
Information We Collect
This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen on the Site. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen on the Site, we will delete the information from our records immediately.
You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) on this Site. Here are some of the ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit.
(a) Contact Us
If you email us through an email or Contact Us link on this Site, we ask you for information such as your name and email address in order to respond to your questions and comments. We will only use this information to respond to your inquiry, unless you authorize additional use of your information.
(b) Online Education Inquiry
We collect certain aggregate and non-personally identifiable information, as described below, when you visit this Site. This information does not relate to a single identifiable visitor. It tells us such things as how many users visited our Site and the pages accessed.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Use of Information and Sharing
By submitting a form on this Site, you may receive telemarketing calls, text messages or email marketing from DegreeMatch or DegreeMatch's marketing partners or partner schools in response to your inquiry. If you provide your express consent to receive calls or text messages from DegreeMatch and/or DegreeMatch's marketing partners or partner schools, you may receive telemarketing calls or text messages at the phone number provided at the time of registration. The Company may use the User Information for any legally permissible purpose in Company's sole discretion. The following paragraphs describe how the Company currently uses the User Information, but the Company may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted below, the Company may update this policy from time to time. The Company may make use of User Information for telemarketing, direct mail marketing, email advertising, targeted online banner advertising and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
Targeted Advertising. We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
Email. The Company may use User Information to provide email marketing materials to users. The Company may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list.
Direct Mail. The Company may use User Information to advertise, directly or indirectly to individuals using postal mail. If a user wishes to opt-out from such advertisements, please contact us at email@example.com.
Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by The Company and our partners [specify type e.g. marketing partners], affiliates, or analytics or service providers [specify type e.g. online customer support provider, etc]. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
Profiles of Users. The Company may use User Information to make a profile of users of the site. A profile is created by associating the various sources of User Information.
Storage of User Information. The Company stores any User Information in a database on secure computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. But notwithstanding such measures, the Company cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent the Company computers from being illegally accessed, and the data on them stolen or altered, and the Company assumes no responsibility for such actions. The Company will store user information for 5 Years. You may request that your information be modified or deleted as detailed below.
Please see the opt-out procedures below if you do not want us to share your information with other companies or organizations.
Dissemination of User Information
Sale or Transfer to Third Parties. The Company may sell or transfer User Information to third parties for the purposes of following up with you regarding a school inquiry, sending you offers of goods or services via email, postal mail and telemarketing promotions.
The Company will transfer User Information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a user orders from such third party while using our site. All third parties are bound by the CAN SPAM Act (s877) or 2003 and are required to be in full compliance with all consumer opt-out rules and regulations.
Legal Process. The Company may disclose User Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders and other legal processes.
Summary Data. The Company may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about users of our web sites as a whole or as sub-groups of users.
We may share personal information about you:
You may exercise your option to not receive any future communications from us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribers should note that unsubscribing from this Site's electronic mailings will not automatically unsubscribe you from any communications you have elected to receive from our partners or other third parties. Please note that you may still receive information from third parties to whom we have disclosed your information to prior to the time you opted-out. You should contact each third party in the event that you no longer want to receive information from such party.
You may request by telephone or in writing that DegreeMatch stop calling you and place your name on our company-specific Do Not Call list. To be added to our Do No Call list please call 1-855-225-1006 or contact us at:
530 Summit Point Dr.
Rochester, NY 14467.
530 Summit Point Dr.
Rochester, NY 14467
How to Access or Modify Your Information
We strive to keep all personal information accurate and complete. You are always fully in control of the information that we maintain to service you. You can change your personal information at any time and as often as necessary. You can also request that information be deleted. Information may be withheld or exempted from deletion if this is required by law or is part of a fraud investigation, or as otherwise as described above in the Use of Information section.
You may access, delete inaccuracies, and modify your personal information by writing to us at:
530 Summit Point Dr.
Rochester, NY 14467
Or by emailing us at email@example.com. We will respond to your access request within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Social Media (Features) and Widgets:
Special Notification for California Residents
Individuals who reside in California and have provided their personal information may request information regarding disclosures of this information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us at the following mailing address:
530 Summit Point Dr.
Henrietta, NY 14467
This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified above.
Links to Other Sites
We provide links to other Web sites for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy statements in place, which we recommend you review if you visit any linked Web sites. We are not responsible for the content of linked sites or any use of such sites.
Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Although we take reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Last Updated: December 11th, 2014