When you submit personal information to AcademicEarth.org, you are granting us and our affiliated entities (including schools, third-party marketing partners, and vendors) permission to contact you for a certain period of time. This includes contact through telephone, text messages, email, and/or postal mail for the purpose of providing information and marketing for education-related products and services. In addition, you give us and our affiliated entities permission to bypass any rights granted to you by the Do Not Call list or other applicable law because by submitting information on this website, you omit yourself from the Do Not Call requirements established by state and federal governments.
We also retain the right to release your personal information when it is a legal requirement. This includes when abiding to a subpoena or other legal procedure, when doing so is necessary to preserve our rights, to explore alleged fraud, to protect the safety of you and/or others, and/or in the event that AcademicEarth.org is merging, acquisitioning, or selling some or all of its assets to a third party.
AcademicEarth.org collects two types of data: submitted and automatic information.
Submitted 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 typically submitted through a web-based form, and is collected and stored by AcademicEarth.org. It is shared with schools and other third parties so that we may provide you with information about schools, programs, and other education-related services. By submitting this information, you authorize AcademicEarth.org, as well as our affiliated schools and partners, to contact you in accordance with all applicable laws. If you receive any email communications from us, a school, or third party, you can unsubscribe through a link in the email, which will remove you from the mailing list of that sender.
Automatic information is data collected and stored whenever visitors interact with AcademicEarth.org, and includes (but is not limited to):
- Browser version
- Operating system version
- IP address
This anonymous information is used to help us to improve the website and create a more tailored user experience. “Cookies” are utilized to collect this automatic data, which is utilized for analytics, site optimization, and for 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, but you may need to do this per usage. 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.