Privacy Policy

myUsearch Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the myUsearch.com and myusearchblog.com web sites only and does not cover information collected on any third-party sites to which this Web site links. The myUsearch.com site is designed for the purpose of providing students with information relating to post-secondary education. Information shared between users and myUsearch.com is securely managed and safeguarded in accordance with all applicable laws and the policies and guidelines set forth below.

Information gathered through traffic monitoring

Like many other Web sites, myUsearch.com is equipped with a program that monitors traffic by automatically recording every visitor’s host, domain name, pages visited, length of user sessions, browser type and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of website hits, number of visitors, which parts of the site visitors frequent, and the length of time of each visit. This information does not contain personally identifiable information and is used to evaluate areas of interest and to improve the myUsearch.com site and may be provided to third parties by myUsearch.com or its affiliates.

Information gathered through the myUsearch scholarship application

Information gathered in the myUsearch scholarship application is used solely for the purposes of determining whether an applicant will be awarded the scholarship. The information provided by applicants is not used for marketing or any other purposes outside of awarding the scholarship.

What are Cookies and how does myUsearch.com use them?

Cookies are small text files placed on a user’s computer hard drive when a user visits a Web site. Cookies do not contain information that is, in itself, personally identifying. Rather, cookies give each user a unique, random ID, and this ID enables our site to temporarily store “session” information while you are in our site. This information enables you to go back and forth between web pages without losing the information you have already entered. This simple convenience means you only have to enter information once, and it can be used on multiple pages when applicable. This temporary information is always removed from your memory as soon as you leave our Web site. Lastly, “Cookies” also enable myUsearch.com to calculate unique site visitors and to track usage throughout the site, which allows for analyzing non-personal data for making improvements to the myUsearch.com site.

Security

We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Site contains links to other Web sites. These other sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Be sure to look for the privacy policies that govern your use of these other Web sites. Our college search functionality is now powered by College Prowler and users are subject to their privacy policy.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

No person under the age of 13 should provide any personal information. In general, myUsearch.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 13. We will knowingly accept information for persons under the age of 13 only if we receive prior written parental consent. In the event that we learn that we have in fact collected information from a child under the age of 13 without prior written parental consent, we will immediately delete the information from our database. If you believe that the myUsearch.com website contains information about any person under the age of 13, please contact us immediately at contactus@myusearch.com.