Monster is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. Our goal is to provide a safe, secure forum that allows users to locate educational opportunities in their field of interest and request additional information from those schools. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to the Eudcation.org websites, including the AllSchools.com network. It does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.
Your Use of the Monster Sites
Access to and use of any of the Monster sites is available only to United States residents who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, you may not use our Web site. If you are a minor, you may use the Monster sites only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult supervision. We urge supervising adults to actively oversee minors' online use. We do not sell, rent, or share personal information about you with other companies except to provide products and services you've requested, when we have your permission, or when we have a trusted partner who works on behalf of or with Monster under confidentiality agreements to help Monster communicate with you about offers from us or our marketing partners. However, these partners operating under confidentiality agreements do not have any independent right to use or share this information.
Anonymous Information We Collect About All Monster Visitors
We collect behavioral information regarding how you use our sites, the areas of our site that you visit, what services you access, and information about your computer hardware and software including your IP address, geolocation, browser and operating system type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is necessary for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services. Behavioral information is collected anonymously. It is not tied to your personal information and cannot be used to identify you.
Information We Collect About You Specifically
Personal Information is information that can be used to identify you, or any other individual to whom the information may relate, personally. It includes data elements such as name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We only collect personal information about you when you choose to provide it to us. For example, when you sign up to receive more information about a college, university, or other education program, we will request personal information from you, and other information that may be necessary to respond to your request.
During your visit to Monster, we may also ask you for other information, such as information on your interests, your likes and dislikes regarding the site, the types of schools you are interested in, etc., in an effort to deliver to you the best possible site experience.
How Information Is Used
We use the information we gather on the web site for the purposes of providing our services, responding to any queries you may have, operating and improving the web site, and fostering a positive user experience. Our services include providing users with an opportunity to request additional information from educational institutions that are advertised on the Monster sites.
We use the anonymous behavioral information we collect from each user to develop a broad picture of how our site is used. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for you. We may share this aggregated anonymous information with our partners so that they too may understand how Monster visitors use our site.
During the school search process, Monster gives you the opportunity to request additional information from schools or universities. If you choose to provide us with personal information in order to receive more information from a school or university, we will send that personal information to the organization you have chosen so that they may fulfill your request.
General Information Disclosure
In addition to providing your personal information to schools upon your request, we also disclose your personal and behavioral information to third parties as set forth below.
We may share your information with third parties who help us in the delivery of our own products and services to you. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These other companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any third party.
We disclose information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion pursuant to a request from a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public. Because Monster, Inc. is a US company and information collected on our Sites is stored in whole or in part in the United States, your information may become subject to U.S. law.
We may disclose and transfer your personal information to a third party who acquires any or all of Monster, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event Monster becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, Monster or its liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the court. You will be notified of the sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party by email or through a prominent notice posted on the Site.
Third Party Links
The Monster sites contain links to other web sites over which we have no control. Monster is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other web sites to which you choose to link from this site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share the information you choose to provide to them.
We predominately use “session” cookies, which are not permanently stored on your hard drive. Session cookies expire after two hours of inactivity or when you close your browser.
We use “persistent” cookies primarily to ensure that we do not show you pages that you have already seen and to personalize your site experience and save you time. “Persistent” Cookies enable us to recognize whether you have responded to any poll or seen an advertisement or information notice placed on the site so that we do not show you the poll, advertisement or notice again the next time you visit our site.
We may allow other companies to display advertisements to you while you are visiting our Site. Because your web browser must request these advertisements from the other companies’ servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. Monster has no control over, and is not responsible for, the practices of those third party advertisers. We encourage you to review the policies of such advertisers.
We allow persistent third party cookies as part of online advertising campaigns to determine and track site traffic landing from our advertising banners that have been placed published by third parties. The data collected via these cookies is anonymous and the information is not linked to your personally identifiable information without your permission. The “persistent” cookies placed by our third party ad servers will remain on your computer after you have left our site for up to 20 years unless you choose to delete them.
You have the option of deleting your cookies and setting your browser to reject cookies. However, doing this may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on our site.
This site is not intended for children under 13 years of age.
Privacy Commitment Changes
Monster has an area on the site where you can submit feedback. Any feedback that is submitted through this area becomes the property of Monster. We may use this feedback, such as success stories, for marketing purposes, or to contact you for further feedback on the site.
If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Monster’s privacy commitment, please feel free to email us at info@Monster or write to us at:
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