Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Please review this Privacy Policy to find out what and how we collect and use your personal information. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy and to use it to make informed decisions. The Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated by reference into our Terms of Use.

This Privacy Policy governs your use of the software application College Interactive (“Application”) for mobile devices, that was created by Xinteractive Inc. The Application is used for college search, other informational purposes, and for colleges and others to communicate with you.

This Privacy Policy DOES NOT apply to information that we collect offline or on any other apps or websites, including websites you may access through this Application or is collected by any third party.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
College Interactive collects data you provide and may share it with colleges and other 3rd parties you agree to share it with. This may include your name, age, gender, high school name, email address, home address and other information provided by yourself in your profile.

What are my opt-out rights?
You can close your user account and stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Access
To access, correct or request that we make no further use of your personal information, please e-mail us at: info@collegeinteractive.com, or contact us by mail at: 166 Crescent Road, Needham, MA 02494, USA.

User Provided Information
The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application. Registration with us is optional. However, please keep in mind that you may not be able to use the features offered by the Application unless you register with us.

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your name, email address, age, gender, user name, password and other registration information such as high school name and location, and year of graduation; (b) you may also choose to provide us other information such as: ethnicity, phone number, postal address, grade point average, SAT scores, and other personal information, all at your own discretion (c) transaction-related information, such as when you respond to any offers, make purchases, or download or use applications from us; (d) information you provide us when you contact us for help; (e) credit card information for purchase and use of the Application (if applicable), and; (f) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information and project management information.

We use this information to send you information about the colleges and universities, and other third parties, that match your interests, and profile information. You may also provide us with your informed consent to receive additional financial aid, scholarship, career and product and service information from College Interactive or directly from our partner colleges, universities and partner companies. We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

We do not release any information to our partners unless you have granted us permission to do so. We may also collect contact and other information from you if you: (1) participate in one of our contests or sweepstakes or apply for a scholarship from us; (2) order from us; (3) take part in one of our surveys; (4) contact us; or (5) otherwise voluntarily submit information to us, including in our online communities.

In addition, we may collect information about your browsing behavior, such as the date and time you visit our mobile application, the areas or pages of the mobile application that you visit, the amount of time you spend viewing the mobile application, the pages, the number of times you return to the mobile application, and other click-stream data. We do not combine this non-personal information with your personal information. We use this information to: (1) provide you with customized content from colleges, and other third parties, as well as promotional and advertising content; (2) administer the mobile application, monitor its usage and diagnose problems with it; (3) remember you when you return to the mobile application, so that you don’t have to re-submit information and preferences; and (4) conduct research to improve our content and services. In addition, we use software that uses your IP address to determine roughly where you are located, so that we can deliver customized content from colleges and other third parties, as well as promotional and advertising content to you, based on your location and therefore as relevant to you as possible.

Real Time Location
When you visit the mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within, and roughly where you are located, display a location map with relevant advertisements, and send you messages based on your location

If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your account settings or in your mobile phone settings and/or within the mobile application.

Content Served or Enhanced by College Interactive
Our goal is to deliver content to you that is valuable. This delivery of information, advertisement, or other commercial or sponsored content from colleges or other third parties will be delivered to you in the form of Push Notifications (in-app messaging). We collect data and measure the effectiveness of our push notification campaigns, by measuring whether the messages have been received, opened or otherwise acted upon.

We may also work with a company that serves content on our behalf. The company uses cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to collect anonymous information about your visits to the mobile application and other websites, so that we may serve you content that is relevant to your interests. Our ad serving company does not collect personal information about you, and we do not share any personal information with it.

We will never share your personal information or IP address with a third party (except for our service providers) without first securing your express permission to do so.

Links
The mobile application hosts numerous links to other sites, which are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over these linked sites, all of which have their own privacy policies and terms of use. You access them at your own risk. Inclusion of any linked third-party site on the Site does not imply our approval or endorsement of the site. This includes sharing or posting of any College Interactive information on other third party sites.

Automatically Collected Information
In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.

Third Parties
Yes. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a court order, subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use
  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about our Application users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.

 

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information
We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at: info@collegeinteractive.com and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.

Children Under the Age of 13
We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at: info@collegeinteractive.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Any use of or access to the Service by anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted and violates our Terms of Use. By using or accessing our Service, you represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older and fully able to enter into and abide by all of our Terms. We may terminate your User Account and delete any profiles, content or data you may have created or provided if we believe, in our sole discretion, that you are less than 13 years old.

Security
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Changes
This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email or push notification. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Your Consent
By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under United States privacy standards.

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at: info@collegeinteractive.com