Privacy Policy

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for Use of HackCollege (Effective January 22, 2016)

Thank you for visiting HackCollege and using our website content and services. This page explains the conditions under which you may utilize our website, and the way in which HackCollege gathers and uses different information to provide our content and related products and services. By using our website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Types of Information Collected

Submitted Information

In order to provide the services that our visitors request, we provide web forms for the voluntary submission of personal contact information (such as name, telephone number, email address and mailing address), as well as any other information needed to match you to an education-related product or service. The information you submit is collected, stored and shared with schools, programs and other services relevant to education.

Submitting this information authorizes HackCollege and our affiliated schools and partners to contact you in accordance with all applicable laws by telephone, text messages, email or mail regarding education options or related subjects. However, if you receive any email communication from us, a third party or a school, you will be able to unsubscribe through a link provided in the email. At this point, you’ll be removed from further mailings from that sender.

Automatic information

HackCollege receives and stores certain types of anonymous information whenever you interact with us. This may include, but is not limited, to your browser version, operating system version and IP address. This information is used for improving and creating a better user experience. We use “cookies” to collect this anonymous data for site optimization, analytics and advertising and marketing purposes.

By using our website, you acknowledge and agree that information collected on HackCollege may be shared with schools, affiliated companies and third parties, and to allow us to provide you with information regarding degrees, programs and other education related products and services. Additionally, you acknowledge and agree that we retain the right to release any information that we collect, including personally identifiable information, as needed, to businesses providing our company with administration services, such as email service delivery.

By submitting any personal information to HackCollege, you are granting permission for us, our affiliates, including schools, third party marketing partners and vendors to contact you. This may be via telephone, text messages, mail or email for purposes of providing information, including marketing, for education related products and services. You also grant us, our affiliates and partners and vendors the right to contact you for a period of time and relinquish any rights granted by the Do Not Call list or other applicable law. Your submission serves as an omission to the Do Not Call requirements established by state and federal governments and may exempt us from other applicable laws.

Additionally, we retain the right to release your personal information when required by law. For example, in the case of abiding by a subpoena or other legal procedure, when, in good faith, we believe it necessary to preserve our rights, ensure the safety of you or others, explore alleged fraud, to reply to a government or legal request, and/or in the instance that HackCollege is merging, acquisitioning or selling some or all of its assets to a third party.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in the user’s web browser, including for technical purposes like web analytics. Google Analytics, a tool provided by Google, Inc., is our primary tool for performing web analytics. Users remain anonymous; advertising cookies do not contain personally identifiable information. However, cookies allow advertisers to make ads more relevant to the user’s interests. Advertising cookies are sometimes called third-party cookies, since they track navigation and publish ads on behalf of third parties. For more information about Google Analytics, check Google’s privacy policy here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

By using this website, you acknowledge and consent to our use of Cookies.

Here are some examples of how Cookies may be used by us, including through services and partnerships with vendors and third party service providers:

  • Marketing and conversion tracking cookies used for, but not limited to, targeting and optimizing digital ad serving to improve relevance, user experience and advertising effectiveness
  • Web analytics that include demographic and other anonymous data for web optimization and other analysis
  • ”Lead auditing” to ensure accuracy, relevance and validity of submitted information

You can remove cookies through your browser settings at any time, but you may need to do so on a per use and not one time basis.

You can also generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. This can be done by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Changes Notification

It is possible that we will revise our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy in the future. In order to stay current with our practices concerning your privacy and other important information, it is recommended that you reread this document periodically.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.