Privacy Policy

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for Use of TopOnlineColleges.com (Effective Date 2/5/2016)

Thank you for your interest in using TopOnlineColleges.com’s content and services. This document explains the conditions governing the use of our website as well as how TopOnlineColleges.com gathers and applies different types of information so that we can bring you content and related services and products. By using our website, you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

We generally collect information in two categories: submitted information and automatic information. Submitted information includes the voluntary information we collect through our web forms, such as name, street address, email address, and telephone number, that we use to provide our visitors with the services they request, as well as any additional information needed to match a user to an education service or product. TopOnlineColleges.com collects your submitted information, stores it, and shares it with third parties, including schools, to provide you with information about said schools, programs, and other services related to education, as necessary.

By voluntarily submitting this information, you authorize TopOnlineColleges.com and our partners and affiliated schools to contact you, including by text message, telephone, mail, or email, in regards to topics relating to education options, as in accordance with all applicable laws. You will be able to unsubscribe from any email communications you may receive from us, as well as from schools or other third parties, through an opt-out link in the email, which will remove you from the sender’s future mailings.

Additionally, we also collect automatic information. Like most websites, we receive and store certain types of anonymous information whenever you interact with TopOnlineColleges.com. Primarily, we use this information to make improvements and create a more relevant experience for our users. Also note that we use cookies to collect anonymous data that’s used for several purposes, including for site optimization, analytics, and to tailor marketing and advertising to users. Examples of anonymous data include, but are not limited to, your IP address, your browser version, and your operating system version. You can find more information about our use of cookies in this document below.

By using our website, you acknowledge and agree that the information we collect on TopOnlineColleges.com may be shared with schools, affiliated companies, and third parties in order to provide you with degree information and to inform you of other education-related programs, products, and services. You also acknowledge and agree with our right to release any personally identifiable (or otherwise) collected information, as needed, to businesses that provide administration services to our company (i.e. for email service delivery).

By submitting personal information to TopOnlineColleges.com, you grant your permission for us, as well as our affiliated entities, including schools, third-party marketing vendors and partners, to contact you, either by telephone, text messages, email, and/or mail to provide information, marketing or otherwise, for products and services related to education. Furthermore, this action grants us, as well as our affiliates, partners, and vendors, the right to contact you and relinquish any rights granted by the Do Not Call list or other applicable law for a period of time. By submitting personal information to us, you effectively omit Do Not Call requirements established by state and federal governments and may also provide us exemption from other applicable laws.

Your submission also allows us the right to release your personal information in instances required by law, for example to abide by a subpoena or other legal procedure. We exercise this option when we believe, in good faith, it is necessary to preserve our rights, explore alleged fraud, reply to a government or legal request, ensure the safety of you or others, and/or in the instance that TopOnlineColleges.com enters into a acquisition, sale, or merger to a third party of some or all of our assets.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Changes Notification

We recommend that you periodically reread this document, since, if we change our practices, it is possible that we will perform revisions to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy in the future. Rereading this document will provide you with the most up-to-date practices concerning your privacy and other important information.

Cookie Policy

By using this website, you acknowledge and consent to our use of Cookies. Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser, and they are commonly used for technical purposes like performing web analytics. We use Google Analytics, a Google, Inc. advertising tool, to perform most of TopOnlineColleges.com’s web analytics. Even with the use of cookies, users remain anonymous; while cookies allow advertisers to make ads more relevant to the user’s interests, the cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. Advertising cookies (occasionally referred to as third-party cookies) track navigation and publish ads on behalf of third parties. You can find more information about Google Analytics in Google’s privacy policy here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

To better understand how we use cookies, including through partnerships with and services through vendors and third-party service providers, please peruse these examples:

  • Web analytics to capture anonymous data like demographic information for analysis purposes, including for web optimization;
  • Lead auditing to ensure information that has been submitted is relevant, valid, and accurate;
  • Targeting and optimizing digital ad serving for improving relevance, user experience, and advertising effectiveness, and other means of tracking marketing and conversion.

Please note that you can remove cookies at any time through your browser, though this may be required on a per-use basis (not a one-time basis). In general, you can also opt out of receiving personalized ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or those who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles, as well as from other ad networks and third-party advertisers. To do so, visit the the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website to unsubscribe.

Contact Information

Please use our contact form to address any questions or concerns about TopOnlineColleges.com’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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