CollegeMouse.com collects non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information from our site visitors. Personally identifiable information is information that could be used to identify you personally such as your email address. Non-personally identifiable information is information that cannot be used to identify you personally, such as your browser version or ISP.
The information that we collect helps us personalize your experience and make improvements to this site. For example, by entering your information and preferences when using any of the CollegeMouse.com degree course search tools or other third-party widgets on our site, we are able to serve you with customized results to help you the information you need.
For users who subscribe to our newsletter through the site, we will use your information to contact your with updates on what’s new, and where applicable to notify you about contests or any other relevant promotions that we may run from time to time.
1. Non-personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is collected any time you visit the site or navigate through any page on the site. Non-personally identifiable information can include but is not limited to things like your browser version, ISP, your computer’s operating system, and similar metrics. This also includes your IP address. Some courts have ruled that an IP address is non-personally identifiable because it identifies a computer and not a person, while other rulings have suggested that an IP address may be considered personally identifiable information. This site does collect your IP address, so however you want to classify it, you should be aware that your IP is collected and logged, along with your ISP. Information about your visit is also collected and logged, such as which pages you view and for how long, among other similar metrics.
2. Personally-Identifiable Information
If you choose to use any of our search tools or to interact with any of the advertising widgets on this site, we may collect personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, physical address, phone number, date of birth, highest level of education, zip code, or other related information that can be used to identify you.
CollegeMouse.com and its partners (including third-party advertisers) make every effort to ensure that your information is handled responsibly. However, please note that CollegeMouse.com is not responsible for the actions, and the use or misuse of any information submitted to third party advertisers. You should read the respective advertisers’ privacy policies in case you are in doubt about how your information is being used.
Please note that some of our advertisers (such as Google Adsense) may set cookies in your browser or use other methods of tracking.
We may also release other information if we believe that releasing it is appropriate to comply with the law or enforce any of our site policies. We may also release other information if we believe that release is appropriate to protect ours or other’s rights, safety, or property. Some non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other applicable uses.
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Third Party Links
There may be third party offers, products, or services featured on this site as explained above. Because of this, we are not responsible or liable for the content and activities of these linked sites. Regardless, we seek to protect the integrity of this site and welcome any feedback about these third party sites or links.
It’s also possible that some of the advertisers featured on this site may uses certain technology like cookies or web beacons when they advertise on this site. These cookies and beacons may send advertisers (like Google though Google AdSense ads) information about your IP address, ISP, browser version, and other information that may be related to your visit. These advertisers may also use this information about your visit to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services to you, also known as interest-based advertising.