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The technology, ideas, concepts graphics, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, graphical user interfaces and computer software that enables or facilitates the Services, together with the collection of factual data associated with the Services and the website ("Content") is the property of ConnectEDU or its licensors, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Your use of the Services and this website and your access to the Content does not confer any right or license to use any of the Content for any purpose or by any means other than use in connection with the Service. This website and the Content may be used only for your personal and non-commercial use. You agree not to copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, circulate, modify, display, perform, publish, translate, create derivative works based upon, store, frame or link to any Content on the website without the express prior written consent of ConnectEDU, with this one exception: You may, on an occasional and irregular basis, reproduce, distribute, display or transmit an insubstantial portion of Content, for a noncommercial purpose and without charge, to a limited number of individuals, provided you include all copyright and other proprietary rights notices with such portion of the Content in the same form in which the notices appear on the website, the original source attribution, and the phrase in 14 point font "Used with permission from ConnectEDU, Inc." Under no circumstances are you permitted to post any Content from the website to forums, newsgroups, mail lists, electronic bulletin boards or other websites, without the prior written consent of ConnectEDU. To request consent for other matters, you may contact ConnectEDU by visiting Contact Us. You further agree not to reverse engineer any aspect of the Service or the Content, nor to use your access of the Content, the Service or the website to build or create a competitive product or service, or to create any product or service using ideas, features or functions similar to any aspect of the Content, website or the Services.
You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the ConnectEDU registration process and becoming a member. These passwords are the property of ConnectEDU and for security reasons must not be disclosed to any other party. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to: (a) immediately notify ConnectEDU of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. ConnectEDU cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
You understand that all information, data, text, and other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such information, data, text, or materials originated. This means that you, and not ConnectEDU, are entirely responsible for all information, data, text, and other materials that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available via the website and the Service. You understand that any online interaction between a college, university, or community college admissions official and a student seeking admission or their parent is the responsibility of the parties to that interaction, and does not involve ConnectEDU. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy any Content from, or interfere with the proper operation of the website or the Service.
Use of Forums: Certain areas of this website enable you to access online forums where you can post messages and read messages posted by other users (the "Forums"). Some of the Forums topics are selected by ConnectEDU and others are created by users. ConnectEDU does not endorse, and specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability for, any content posted on the Forums, whether the topic is first selected by ConnectEDU or a user. The Forums are a free service provided to users of ConnectEDU. By posting or reading a message in the Forums, you agree to be bound by the following "rules of user conduct." If you do not want to be bound by these rules, then do not use the Forums.
The website includes facts, views, opinions and recommendations of consultants, individuals and organizations not under the direct control of ConnectEDU. ConnectEDU and its Content licensors do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions and recommendations. You should always seek the assistance of a professional for advice on investments, taxes, financial aid, the law or other professional matters.
Due to the number of sources from which the Content is obtained, and the inherent hazards of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in such Content and the website.
THE CONTENT, THE SERVICE AND THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE", WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AND CONNECTEDU AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, NONINFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR THE WEBSITE ITSELF.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, CONNECTEDU AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR WILL OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA, (B) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (C) ANY STORED DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE SERVICE OR SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, or (E) THAT USE OF THE SERVICES, THE CONTENT OR THE WEBSITE COMPLIES WITH ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW RELATING TO PRIVACY OR DATA SECURITY, AND CONNECTEDU HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES RELATED TO THE FOREGOING. NEITHER CONNECTEDU NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE.
IN NO EVENT WILL CONNECTEDU, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE, THE CONTENT OR THE WEBSITE. CONNECTEDU AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SIMILAR DAMAGES), EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OR THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF WARRANTIES, PARTS OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
ConnectEDU respects the intellectual property of others. ConnectEDU may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, terminate the access of users who infringe the copyright or intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible at our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that our website contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent the information required by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512. Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this website can be reached as follows:BY MAIL:
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This website contains hyperlinks to websites operated by persons other than ConnectEDU. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. You agree not to hold ConnectEDU responsible for the content or operation of such websites. A hyperlink from this website to another website does not imply or mean that ConnectEDU endorses the content on that website or the operator or operations of that site. You are solely responsible for determining the extent to which you may use any content at any other websites to which you might link from this website. If you wish to make purchases from a website that is linked to this website, but is operated by a person other than ConnectEDU (a "linked site"), you may be asked by the merchant or operator of the linked site or other person from whom you are making the purchase to supply certain information, including credit card, debit card or other payment mechanism information. You agree not to hold ConnectEDU liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings with any linked site or merchant or operator of the linked site, or other person from whom you are making the purchase.
ConnectEDU collects information about you, including personally identifying information such as your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, telephone number, grade level and such additional information as you are required to provide by the college and financial aid applications that you choose to complete. ConnectEDU also collects personal identifying information in the form of your student records, which records are made available to ConnectEDU by contracting high schools and community colleges that designate ConnectEDU as an agent or contractor to help collect and process such information for the purpose of facilitating guidance counseling relating to the college selection process. Student records collected may include student names, student identification numbers, e-mail addresses, GPA, grades, courses taken, standardized test scores, and related information on college application plans and acceptances.
When you log on to ConnectEDU, your browser will automatically transmit to the Company's server the IP address of your computer and type of browser you are using. (An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web). Although your browser transmits the IP address of your computer, ConnectEDU does not associate this IP address with any personally identifiable information. We may collect aggregate and anonymized information about you and your use of our Website whenever you visit us online. For instance, we may collect various forms of "click stream" information such as entry and exit points for our website (i.e.referring URLs or domains), site traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our website, our servers may automatically log their IP addresses. This aggregate information generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes.
In sum, the Company does not collect any personally identifiable information about users other than what users submit and their browsers transmit, and student records obtained from high schools and community colleges. No personal information will be released without your prior approval and only for a designated purpose, subject to the exceptions noted below under "Ways In Which Information May Be Used and Disclosed".
High schools and community colleges provide ConnectEDU with student information. Schools may provide student names, student identification numbers, e-mail addresses, GPA, grades, courses taken, standardized test scores, and related information on college application plans and acceptances.
ConnectEDU handles student information received from educational institutions with the utmost care and operates, on behalf of contracting schools, in compliance with federal and state school privacy laws, including The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records, and applies to all schools receiving federal funding. With certain exceptions, this law prohibits schools from releasing personally identifying information of students under the age of 18 without parental consent. By designating ConnectEDU as a "school official" and/or a designated contractor to facilitate guidance counseling in connection with college selection, institutions are permitted to share data with ConnectEDU without express, parental consent under the exception provided by 34 CFR § 99.31 (a)(1).
The classification as a "school official", or as a contracted company with a "legitimate educational interest" is described by the Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO). The FPCO FERPA policy and advisory materials on this issue can be found at http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/index.html and http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/lea-officials.html.
ConnectEDU collects personal information from you for three reasons. The first reason is to enable the Company to respond to your questions or contact you when necessary in connection with the functioning of ConnectEDU. The second reason is to perform a task, such as filling out a college application, requested by you. Finally, as described earlier, we collect additional information about users to help us better facilitate the use of our service.
Except as may be set forth below, the personally identifiable data you submit to ConnectEDU (or that ConnectEDU obtains from your school) is not made available or distributed to third parties, except with your express consent and at your direction. In particular, unless otherwise specified below, the Company will not give, sell or provide access to your personal information to any company, individual or organization for its use in marketing or commercial solicitation or for any other purpose, except as is necessary for the operation of this site.
Except as set forth below, the personally identifiable data you submit to ConnectEDU is not made available or distributed to third parties, except with your express consent and at your direction. In particular, the Company will not give, sell or provide access to your personal information to any company, individual or organization for its use in marketing or commercial solicitation or for any other purpose, except as is necessary for the operation of this site.
ConnectEDU uses technical, administrative and physical safeguards to maintain the security of your information. ConnectEDU enables the data you input to be encrypted when in route between your browser and the Company's server and when in route between the Company's server and some other browser or server. This practice helps prevent unauthorized third parties from intercepting and gaining access to your private data during transmission over the Internet. ConnectEDU uses 128-bit, Secure Socket Layer encryption supported by all popular Web browsers.
Data residing on the ConnectEDU server is password protected, and access is provided only to those employees of ConnectEDU who require such access to administer and maintain the Company's system or to provide requested customer support to users of ConnectEDU. Each ConnectEDU employee who has access to the data residing on the ConnectEDU server has agreed in writing to respect the privacy of all such personal data.
You may update, otherwise modify or delete from the data stored on ConnectEDU any personal information you previously provided. To modify personal information, (i) log on to ConnectEDU, (ii) access either your user profile or an application containing the information you want to change, and (iii) modify that information using standard word-processing techniques. To delete personal information, (i) log on to ConnectEDU, (ii) access your user profile, and (iii) delete the information you want to remove from ConnectEDU using standard word-processing techniques. Please recognize that if you delete information, it will no longer be available on ConnectEDU.
If you are unable to change your profile using the standard ConnectEDU service features, or wish to delete or modify your student records provided to ConnectEDU by your school, or delete your account from the ConnectEDU system, you may:
ConnectEDU is committed to ensuring the integrity and security of user information. ConnectEDU intends to pursue all legal remedies available to it in the event that its security measures and/or this Policy is breached, including but not limited to pursuit of all criminal and civil law enforcement proceedings available as of the occurrence of any breach. Should you believe that your data has been released or used in a way that is contrary to your rights or this Policy you should contact either the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-866-553-3366 and ask to speak to the Director of Information Security.