Types of Information Collected
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.
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.
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.