Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for Use of AffordableColleges.com (Effective Date 8/15/2016)

Welcome to AffordableColleges.com and thank you for your interest in our content and services. The purpose of this page is to outline our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, along with the types of information we collect from our users and how that information is utilized. By using AffordableColleges.com you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, as follows.

Any time you access AffordableColleges.com, you agree that any and all information you share with us can be shared with affiliated schools, third parties, and companies so they have to opportunity to share details about relevant educational programs and services with you. This access also extends to any company we employ to do administrative tasks. At the same time, you withdraw the rights — both national and local — afforded to you by the Do Not Call Registry and any comparable laws.

AffordableColleges.com may also share your information in situations where it is required by law; for example, in the case of a court subpoena. We will only apply this right when AffordableColleges.com ascertains it is necessary to do so to investigate fraud, protect our users or other people, or in the event AffordableColleges.com joins in a merger with or purchases another company, or is bought by a third-party corporation.

AffordableColleges.com saves two main kinds of information from our users: automatic information and submitted information.

Automatic Information: This is information that our website collects anonymously via the use of cookies whenever anyone accesses this website. Despite this data’s lack of personal information, automatic information is integral to our ability to optimize our website to meet your needs, and make sure our marketing and advertising is targeted at the right audience. This is a common practice on most websites. More about cookies and how they work can be found by reading the section entitled How Cookies Work below.

Submitted Information: This is information you willingly input into web forms on our website. Often these submissions include personal information such as your name, email, phone number, and mailing address. By inputting that information, you permit us to hold on to that information and pass it on to relevant third parties, schools, and our affiliated companies so they can contact you with educational services and programs that may fit your needs. You also permit those companies to contact you in any of the aforementioned capacities, in line with any applicable laws. If you don’t want to receive further email contact from any school, vendor, or affiliate, click the unsubscribe link provided in the email and you will be taken off the sender’s contact list.

How Cookies Work

Cookies are pieces of data your browser anonymously collects as you visit various websites, including this one. That information, which is anonymous and lacks personally identifying details, is then analyzed by a Google Inc. tool called Google Analytics. We use the information to trace market patterns and assure the advertisements users see are relevant. It also allows us to place targeted ads to connect you with affiliates with information you may want or need and better suit the website to the people who use it. There are also cookies collected by third parties that may track your internet habits for promotional purposes. Using AffordableColleges.com means you accept our use of cookies and consent to their use for information collection and sharing.

Comprehensive information about Google Analytics can be found in Google’s privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

You have the ability to remove cookies already saved to your browser and to deny websites from saving cookies via your browser settings. Please make note, you may have to do this each time you access AffordableColleges.com. You can opt out of receiving personalized ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or those who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles, as well as from other third-party advertisers and ad networks. You can unsubscribe by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.

Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is revised on occasion. We recommend reading through this document regularly for any changes to our policies on privacy and other topics contained within. The best way to contact us with your comments and concerns is through our contact form.