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Protecting your private information is our priority.

This Statement of Privacy applies to https://www.degreeplanet.com and DegreePlanet.com and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to DegreePlanet.com include https://www.degreeplanet.com and Degree Planet. The Degree Planet website is a College and Degree Informational site. By using the Degree Planet website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement, as well as our Terms of Use.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, Degree Planet may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, or academic information.

Degree Planet may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Degree Planet’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) requesting information from schools; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

Degree Planet collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Degree Planet may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Degree Planet and its affiliates.

Tracking User Behavior

Degree Planet may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within Degree Planet, in order to determine what Degree Planet services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Degree Planet to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Degree Planet. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Degree Planet website.

This data is used to improve visitor experience, like offering more relevant content. We also utilize cookies to anonymously collect data that helps us optimize the website. The type of data collected includes, but is not limited to your browser type and version, your operating system, and your IP address.

By using DegreePlanet.com, you acknowledge and agree that information is automatically collected and may be shared with schools and third parties for the purpose of offering information about degrees and programs, as well as other educational services and related products.

User-Submitted Information

User-submitted information is data that a website visitor voluntarily inputs and submits via forms. This data may include contact information such as name, phone, email, and mailing address, as well as additional information needed to match visitors with schools, educational programs, products, or services. Information that is voluntarily submitted by users is collected, stored and shared with third-party advertisers and schools as needed to provide site visitors with school and program information.

By submitting information on DegreePlanet.com, you authorize DegreePlanet.com, third-party advertisers, and schools, to contact you regarding educational products and services in accordance with all applicable laws via email, mail, phone, or text messages. Further, you give DegreePlanet.com and third-party advertisers and schools, the right to contact you, and give up any rights afforded to you by applicable laws and Do Not Call.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Degree Planet may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. Degree Planet may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, contact you, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Degree Planet, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Degree Planet may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Degree Planet or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Degree Planet; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Degree Planet, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Degree Planet website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. By using DegreePlanet.com, you acknowledge that we utilize cookies and consent to our use of cookies.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Degree Planet pages, or register with Degree Planet site or services, a cookie helps Degree Planet to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Degree Planet website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Degree Planet features that you customized.

Advertising cookies are anonymous and don’t contain information that is personally identifiable, but cookies do allow advertisers to make advertisements that are more relevant to a visitor’s interests. Advertising cookies are referred to as third-party cookies because they track navigation and publish advertisements on behalf of third parties.

DegreePlanet.com, as well as third-party service providers, may use cookies for web analytics like demographic and other anonymous data for website optimization and other analysis to ensure the correctness and accuracy of the data that is submitted. DegreePlanet.com’s use of cookies is used, but not limited to optimizing advertisements, visitor experiences, and relevance.

Some of our advertising partners may also use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to serve advertisements and links that appear on DegreePlanet.com and send them directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as Cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices, as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.

If you wish to disable cookies or remove them, you may do so through your individual browser settings at any time. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. You can also opt-out of receiving personalized advertisements from third party advertisers and advertising networks who belong to the Network Advertising Initiative or who adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting their websites.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Children Under Thirteen

Degree Planet does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, Degree Planet, as well as third-party advertisers and schools, may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Degree Planet or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in the email. This will remove you from additional mailings from that party.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

Degree Planet reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of this policy will supersede all previous versions. Degree Planet encourages you to periodically review the Privacy Policy to stay informed of our updates. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Effective as of March 5, 2020