Thank you for your interest in OnlineCollege.org, and for making use of our content and services. Here, we will discuss the conditions under which you may utilize our website, as well as ways in which OnlineCollege.org gathers and uses different types of information so that we can provide user-relevant content and related products and services.
By submitting personal information to OnlineCollege.org, you are granting permission for us, our affiliated entities (including schools, third party marketing partners, and vendors) to contact you via telephone, text messages, email, and/or mail for the purpose of providing information and marketing for education-related products and services. In addition, through this action, you grant us and our affiliates, partners, and vendors the right to contact you for a period of time. This will relinquish any rights granted to you by the Do Not Call list or other applicable law because by submitting personal information on this website, you omit yourself from the Do Not Call requirements established by state and federal governments. This may exempt us from other applicable laws.
We also retain the right to release your personal information in circumstances where it is required by law, such as to abide by a subpoena or other legal procedure. This will be done when, in good faith, we believe it is necessary to preserve our rights, to explore alleged fraud, to ensure the safety of you or others, to reply to a government or legal request, and/or in the instance that OnlineCollege.org is merging, acquisitioning, or selling some or all of its assets to a third party.
OnlineCollege.org generally collects two types of data: submitted and automatic information.
This type of information is voluntarily provided by the user, and may include:
- Phone number
- Any other information required to match you to a product or service
This is usually submitted through a web form and is collected and stored by OnlineCollege.org. We share this information with schools and other third parties as necessary to provide you with relevant information about schools, programs, and education-related services. By submitting this information, you authorize OnlineCollege.org, along with our affiliated schools and partners, to contact you in accordance with all applicable laws. This may be done by telephone, text message, email, and/or mail, for the purpose of relaying information about education options or related topics. Specifically, if you receive any email communications from us, a school, or third party, you can unsubscribe through a link in the email. This will remove you from the mailing list of that sender.
Automatic information is data collected and stored whenever visitors interact with OnlineCollege.org, and includes (but is not limited to):
- Browser version
- Operating system version
- IP address
This is anonymous information, and is used to aid us in improving the website and creating a more relevant user experience. To collect this automatic data, we use “cookies” to gather the data, which is then utilized for analytics, site optimization, and for tailored advertising and marketing purposes.
- Looking at demographic and other anonymous data for web optimization and other analysis
- “Lead auditing” to ensure the accuracy, relevance, and validity of submitted information
- Marketing and conversion tracking cookies, used for targeting and optimizing digital ad serving to improve relevance, user experience, and advertising effectiveness
You can remove cookies through your browser settings at any time, but you may need to do this on a per use basis. You can also generally opt out of receiving personalized ads from third-party advertisers and ad networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or that follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. To do so, visit the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA websites.