Privacy Policy

Welcome to College Mamma’s Privacy Policy.

College Mamma LLC (“College Mamma“) operates collegemamma.com and may operate other websites. It is College Mamma’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. This policy sets out how we handle your personal information if you’re an College Mamma member or a passing visitor. If we say ‘policy’ we’re talking about this privacy policy. If we say ‘user terms’ we’re talking about the rules for using College Mamma’s website. The rules vary by product and each product makes them separately available and seeks consent to them separately to this policy.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, College Mamma collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. College Mamma’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how College Mamma’s visitors use its website. From time to time, College Mamma may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. College Mamma also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on CollegeMamma.com blogs/sites. College Mamma only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Copyright Grant of Rights

By submitting content to Collegemamma.com, you automatically grant, or warrant the the owner of such content has expressly granted, College Mamma the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

College Mamma retains and reserves the right to use any e-mail, private message sent to any of CollegeMamma.com’s email addresses listed on Collegemamma.com, or comment on Collegemamma.com.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to College Mamma’s websites choose to interact with College Mamma in ways that require College Mamma to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that College Mamma gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at CollegeMamma.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with College Mamma are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, College Mamma collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with College Mamma. College Mamma does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

College Mamma may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. College Mamma may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, College Mamma does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

College Mamma discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on College Mamma’s behalf or to provide services available at College Mamma’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using College Mamma’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. College Mamma will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, College Mamma discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when College Mamma believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of College Mamma, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an College Mamma website and have supplied your email address, College Mamma may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with College Mamma and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. College Mamma takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Libel

Libel is written communication that includes false statements and claims that may harm an individual, company, or entity by defaming the character/ reputation.

CollegeMamma cannot judge the merits of what our contributors to Collegemamma.com state in their submitted posts which are then published to the Collegemamma.com web site. As such, we do not censor or otherwise assert editorial control over the content of submitted stories and posts in the blog other than to remove proper names. We are unable to judge the veracity of submitted stories and posts nor is College Mamma LLC actually engaging in that speech. The Communications Decency Act specifically grants legal immunity to online service providers for the content of their subscribers/members’ posts and submissions. For this reason, we ask that you address your concerns about libelous material directly with the creator of the content.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. College Mamma uses cookies to help College Mamma identify and track visitors, their usage of College Mamma website, and their website access preferences. College Mamma visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using College Mamma’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of College Mamma’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

For more information about how we use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies see our cookie policy here and for more general information on cookies, see http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

When you visit College Mamma, there’s certain information that’s recorded which is generally anonymous information and does not reveal your identity. If you’re logged into your account some of this information could be associated with your account. We’re talking about the following kinds of details:
your IP address or proxy server IP address’;
the domain name you requested;
the name of your internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the configuration of your ISP connection;
the date and time of your visit to the website;
the length of your session;
the pages which you have accessed;
the number of times you access our site within any month;
the file URL you look at and information relating to it;
the website which referred you to College Mamma; and
the operating system which your computer uses.
Occasionally, we will use third party advertising companies to serve ads based on prior visits to College Mamma. For example, if you visit College Mamma, you may later see an add for our products and services when you visit a different Site. Read more about your options in our cookie policy.
Information about children

College Mamma is not suitable for children under the age of 18 years, so if you are under 18 we ask that you do not use College Mamma or give us your personal information. If you are under the age of 18, it’s the responsibility of parents or guardians to monitor their children’s use of College Mamma.

Information you make public or give to others

You are also entitled to ask us to port your personal information (i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to you), to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on our legitimate interests, such as profiling that we perform for the purposes of direct marketing, and, where we have asked for your consent to process your data, to withdraw this consent as more fully described below.
These rights are limited in some situations – for example, we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your personal information. In some instances, this means that we may retain some data even if you withdraw your consent.
Where we require your personal information to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such data is not provided, then we will not be able to manage our contractual relationship with you, or to meet obligations placed on us. In all other cases, provision of requested personal information is optional.
If you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities. The relevant data protection authority will be the data protection authority of the country: (i) of your habitual residence; (ii) of your place of work; or (iii) in which you consider the alleged infringement has occurred.
Both personal information and personal data have the same meaning in the context of this Privacy Policy.

Business Transfers

If College Mamma, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that College Mamma goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of College Mamma may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by College Mamma and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, College Mamma may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in College Mamma’s sole discretion. College Mamma encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a CollegeMamma.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Effective Date: May 25, 2018