Services, products, information, and community offerings are provided by uStudy.us and Center for Global Education through uStudy.us. The uStudy.us site is maintained by uStudy.us It is designed to provide access to information, goods, and services that facilitate the transition from high school to college; make your college experience more enjoyable and cost efficient; and to facilitate communication between our users, Center for Global Education and uStudy.us. uStudy.us recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy rights of our users. Any information shared between users and uStudy.us is securely managed and safeguarded in accordance with all applicable laws and the policies and guidelines set forth below.
Changes to Privacy Statement
These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving. From time to time, uStudy.us may need to change our privacy statement because of changes in the law, in technology, in uStudy.us's business, or in our attempts to serve your needs better. We will use every effort to communicate in a timely manner any changes to our privacy statement in the manner described in the uStudy.us Site Terms and Conditions. Below we explain how we may collect personal information, what we do with it, and how we protect it.
What information does uStudy.us gather?
The choice of how much personally identifiable information you disclose to us is completely at your discretion. It is not mandatory for you to answer any question, but please realize that in order to serve you better, you will need to provide certain information to access some areas of our site, obtain or register for special services, or complete transactions initiated by you. If you choose not to provide information, we may not be able to permit access to such areas, provide those special services, or complete such transactions.
Information gathered through traffic monitoring
Like many other Web sites, uStudy.us 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 times the site is hit, how many visitors come to the site, which parts of the site they 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 uStudy.us site and may be provided to third parties by uStudy.us or its affiliates.
Information gathered through registration, login, and obtaining services
What about Cookies?
What we will use the information for
Listed below are some of the ways in which your information may be used:
What we will not use the information for
We respect your privacy! Except as described above, or as otherwise provided or permitted by law, your information collected by uStudy.us will not be sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise used.
uStudy.us provides, for the convenience of our users, the opportunity to link to Web sites of organizations not related to uStudy.us. If you click on a hypertext link that takes you to a Web site outside of uStudy.us, we are not responsible for their privacy policies or information collection practices and uses. In addition, when you initiate a transaction with one of our suppliers or selected vendors through uStudy.us, the information you and we submit to the supplier or selected vendor for the transaction becomes subject to the supplier or selected vendor's privacy or information use policies. uStudy.us is not responsible for the privacy or information use policies of its suppliers and selected vendors.
What choices does the user have?
You will always have the ability to opt not to receive email or other means of communication from uStudy.us. uStudy.us respects your privacy and realizes that not everyone likes to receive special offers or information. You will have the ability upon registering at the site to opt out from receiving email or other communications. If you receive such email or communications and would prefer not to in the future, you may remove your name from uStudy.us's lists by contacting us at Sitetermsandconditions@uStudy.us. Again, please remember, once we have provided information to our suppliers or selected vendors due to transactions initiated by you, we are not responsible for their use of the information, and you should consult their respective privacy and information use policies.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have questions or would like to be deactivated from uStudy.us's lists, you may contact us by email at info@uStudy.us, or, write us at The Center for Global Education, LMU Extension, Loyola Marymount University, University Hall, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 1840, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659 or call us at +1-310-338-7451. uStudy.us will use reasonable efforts to help you.
For more information about protecting your privacy online, we recommend that you visit www.networkadvertising.org, www.netcoalition.com, and www.privacyalliance.org.
The importance of security for all personal information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. You must have a secure browser - one that supports secure transmission of data across the Internet - to purchase items at uStudy.us. For more information, use your browser's help feature.
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. When credit card information is transmitted, we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
Your uStudy.us password is protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. uStudy.us will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.