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This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to information collected by CareerEdge, its parent, subsidiaries, and registered d/b/a companies (collectively referred to herein as "CareerEdge"), via the CareerEdge websites, including www.career-edge.net and any additional websites, microsites, mobile sites or applications that CareerEdge may own, operate or sponsor in the future (collectively, the "Sites"). This Policy forms part of the Sites’ Terms and Conditions of Use (“TOU”) pertaining to your general use of the Sites. This Policy does not cover any information collected offline by CareerEdge (unless specifically stated). This Policy describes the information CareerEdge collects about you, why it is collected, how it is used, and when it is shared. This Policy also explains the choices you can make about how your information is collected, used and shared. By using the Sites, you agree to the terms of this Policy. CareerEdge may update this Policy to reflect changes to CareerEdge’s information practices. If CareerEdge makes any material changes to the Policy, a notice will be posted on this page along with the updated Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this page for the latest information on CareerEdge’s privacy practices.

Any dispute, controversy or claim arising under, out of or relating to this Policy and any subsequent amendments including, without limitation, formation, validity, binding effect, interpretation, performance, breach or termination, as well as non-contractual claims, shall be submitted to arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules. The place of arbitration shall be Austin, Texas. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English. The parties may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim or conservatory relief as necessary, without breach of this paragraph and without abridgment of the powers of the arbitrator. The arbitrator may award any form of individual or equitable relief, including injunctive relief. Any award will be final and conclusive to the parties and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. You agree to the entry of injunctive relief to stop any lawsuit or to remove you as a participant in such a suit. Your agreement to this provision does not constitute a waiver of any of your rights and remedies to pursue an individual claim in binding arbitration, but not as a class action. This provision preventing you from bringing, joining or participating in class action lawsuits is an independent covenant. You may opt-out of this provision by providing written notice of your decision within thirty (30) days of the date that you first use the Sites.

California Residents:

Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which CareerEdge has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want a list, you should send a request to privacy@career-edge.net. Please provide the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your email and include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

Accessing the Sites from outside the United States:

The Sites are intended for users who are physically located in the United States. However, if you are visiting the Sites from a location outside of the United States, you may be connected to servers located within the United States or in other countries whose data protection laws may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By providing your information to CareerEdge, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information to facilities located outside of your country of residence, and understand that your information will be stored and processed in accordance with U.S. law.

Information that is Collected:

This policy applies to Company's collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by Company on its, (a) websites, including all its parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Websites"), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) to Company's other information collection, including the transfer of opt-in customer lists from third parties, or the use of customer opt-in lists from third parties. Company is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party websites or applications.

Personally Identifiable Information:

CareerEdge requires each user to provide us with personal information (collectively "Personally Identifiable Information") to access and use CareerEdge products and services. Personally Identifiable Information is captured only when a user accesses the Sites, or speaks on the phone with a CareerEdge employee or authorized third party service provider, and willingly discloses that information. This disclosure may occur when a user registers with the Sites, engages in transactions, contacts customer service, or participates in contests, promotions, surveys, forums, content submissions, requests for suggestions, or other aspects of services offered by CareerEdge.

Personally Identifiable Information includes: (i) "Contact Data" (such as your name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and email address); (ii) "Demographic Data" (such as your birth date, zip code, gender, education, marital status, occupation, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time.

Information From Other Sources:

CareerEdge may also periodically obtain both Personally Identifiable Information and non-personal information about you from third parties, such as CareerEdge business partners and advertisers to whom you have willingly provided your information, and add it to the CareerEdge database. Upon receipt of this information, CareerEdge requires confirmation from the third parties that you have given your express permission to such third party to share your information. If you did not give your permission or would like to remove your permission, please click here.

Traffic Data:

CareerEdge may collect a variety of visitor data such as IP addresses, browser settings, internet service provider (ISP) information, referring/exit pages, operating systems, date/time stamps, screen resolutions, color capabilities, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords, JavaScript enablement, and clickstream data (collectively "Visitor Data"). The CareerEdge internal servers and software automatically recognize Visitor Data. No Personally Identifiable Information is collected in this process. The Sites may use Visitor Data to compile traffic data about the types of visitors who use the Sites at specific intervals (collectively "Traffic Data").

Cookies:

CareerEdge may use the standard cookie feature of major browser applications and third-party providers, or employ internally developed cookies and tracking codes, that allow CareerEdge to store a small piece of data on a user’s computer, or any other device a visitor uses to access the Sites, about the user’s visit to the Site. CareerEdge does not capture Personally Identifiable Information in cookies or use cookies to mine Personally Identifiable Information. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” directory. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Sites, but your ability to use some areas of the Sites, such as order forms, will be limited.

Web Beacons:

CareerEdge employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. web beacons), that help CareerEdge track referrals from our partners and affiliates and better manage content on the Sites. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to users’ Personally Identifiable Information.

New Technology. The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly developing. As a result, Company strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of new technology.

Children’s Information:

Our Sites are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@career-edge.net. CareerEdge does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If CareerEdge becomes aware that a child under 13 has provided personal information, CareerEdge takes steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

How the Information is Used:

CareerEdge uses information collect from the Sites to communicate with you, process your requests, facilitate your transactions with our third-party marketing partners, and inform you of offers and discounts. CareerEdge occasionally sends service-related announcements, for example, to alert you if the Sites need to be temporarily suspended for maintenance. CareerEdge will never sell your phone number to a third party without your express consent. CareerEdge may also sell or provide other information that is collected to third parties solely for legally permissible purposes. The current list of CareerEdge affiliates who may contact you by telephone includes: Career Institute, Careers and College Connect, College Center, College Coach, College Finder, College Source, Degree Services, Education Direct, Education for Careers, Education Search, and Education Source.

Authorized service providers:

CareerEdge may share your Personally Identifiable Information with CareerEdge authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf (“Authorized Service Providers”). These services may include fulfilling your requests on the Site, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our Sites or by telephone marketing, and direct mail, banner ad, and email advertising. If you request to be contacted by an Authorized Service Provider, you waive your opt-in to the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call registry and any state-level or other equivalent. You may instruct individual Authorized Service Providers to place you on their internal Do Not Call list.

Partner and Affiliate Tracking:

CareerEdge’s partners and affiliates may use cookies and web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on the Sites and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.

Short Message Service or “SMS”:

By providing your wireless telephone number to CareerEdge, you hereby opt in to the CareerEdge SMS service and represent that you are authorized to opt in to the CareerEdge SMS service. Message and data rates may apply to SMS messages sent and received by you. If you have any questions regarding those rates, please contact your wireless carrier. By opting in to the CareerEdge SMS service, you understand and agree to the following:

  1. Data obtained from you in connection with this service may include Personally Identifiable Information;
  2. CareerEdge may share your wireless telephone number with third parties in order to send you SMS messages on behalf of CareerEdge and such third parties;
  3. You can always cancel this service at any time by opting out or by texting the word "STOP", “END” or “QUIT” in response to the SMS message you have received. Upon receipt of your "STOP", “END”, or “QUIT” message, one additional SMS message may be sent to you in order to confirm that you have been unsubscribed.

CareerEdge is not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS message. The CareerEdge SMS service is provided on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind. You acknowledge and agree that SMS message content is transmitted unencrypted and that eavesdropping of wireless communications, including SMS messages, by third parties is possible.

Unusual Business Transaction:

CareerEdge may use your personal information in connection with an unusual business transaction, such as the bankruptcy or liquidation of, sale of, purchase of, or merger with CareerEdge or another business. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information, Traffic Data, and Visitor Data to prospective or actual purchasers or third parties. In general, CareerEdge strives to limit such disclosures to circumstances where Personally Identifiable Information, Traffic Data, and Visitor Data will be treated in accordance with this Policy. In the event that CareerEdge or all of CareerEdge’s assets are acquired in such a transaction, Personally Identifiable Information, Traffic Data, and Visitor Data may be one of the transferred assets.

Enhanced Services:

In addition to the uses described above, we also use Personally Identifiable Information, Traffic Data, and Visitor Data to help us determine which areas of the Sites are most popular in order to enhance the experience of visitors and users of the Sites. We may aggregate certain Visitor Data, Traffic Data, and Personally Identifiable Information so that it does not relate to any specific Site visitor (“aggregate information”) in order to detect, analyze, and describe patterns of usage of the Sites. Aggregate information can provide an overview of the Sites’ users' characteristics, demographics, and collective viewing, and search habits. CareerEdge uses such information, and shares it with vendors, business partners (including advertising partners) and other third parties for purposes such as: tailoring Site and email content and services for individual users and recipients; conducting targeted advertising; offering promotions and discounts; and to offer third party products and services.

It is not possible to describe each and every disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information, Traffic Data, and Visitor Data that we engage in. Accordingly, the description above is only a list of examples, and we reserve the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information, Traffic Data, and Visitor Data for any other lawful purpose.

Security of Your Information:

CareerEdge strives to make certain that our servers and connections incorporate the latest encryption and security devices. We have implemented physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Unfortunately, no data transmission is guaranteed to be 100% secure and CareerEdge therefore cannot guarantee the security of information you transmit to or from the Sites and you provide this information at your own risk. ACCORDINGLY, CAREEREDGE DISCLAIMs LIABILITY FOR THE THEFT, LOSS, OR INTERCEPTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR DATA OR COMMUNICATIONS BY USING THE SITES AND OUR SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND ASSUME THESE RISKS.

Opt-out:

If you prefer not to receive marketing or promotional information from CareerEdge, please send an opt-out request by postal mail to CareerEdge, 93 S Jackson St Ste 31365 Seattle, Washington 98104. Please be sure to include your full name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address in order to easily locate your data. You may also click the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of all CareerEdge emails to be removed from future email marketing.

If you prefer not to receive marketing or promotional information from CareerEdge Authorized Service Providers, you may click the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of their emails. You may opt out of receiving phone calls by requesting that the representative place you on the Authorized Service Provider’s Do Not Call list.

Links:
Third-Party Websites:

CareerEdge may maintain links to other websites and other websites may maintain links to the Sites. This Policy applies only to the Sites and not to other websites accessible from the Sites or that you use to access the Sites, each of which may have privacy policies materially different from this Policy. If you visit other websites, CareerEdge is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. It is your responsibility to review the privacy policies of non-CareerEdge websites to confirm that you understand and agree with them.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us at privacy@career-edge.net.