Westchester, NY – 914.747.1760 | Manhattan, NY – 212.671.1972 |mgse@emersonec.com
Westchester, NY – 914.747.1760 | Manhattan, NY – 212.671.1972 |mgse@emersonec.com

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2017-05-18T23:05:06+00:00

 

January 3, 2017

Introduction

College Planning Services d/b/a Emerson Educational Consulting (“Emerson Educational Consulting” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy (“Privacy Policy”).

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website www.emersonec.com (our “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website;
  • In electronic messages submitted by you on this Website;
  • Through Emerson Educational Consulting’s social media pages; and/or
  • Offline or through any other means.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. When we use the term “Personal Information” we mean information that you provide us that identifies you or would allow someone to contact you, such as your full name, postal address, email address or telephone number.  Any Personal Information we process will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States.  By using and providing information to us through the Website, you consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information by us to provide the Website and services.  If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and to the Terms of Use. This policy may change from time to time (see ). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Children Under the Age of 13; Minors Under the Age of 18

Our Website is intended for use by people aged 13 or older. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

We strongly recommend that minors under the age of 18 ask their parents for permission before sending any Personal Information to anyone over the Internet, and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe Internet use practices

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including (i) Personal Information; and (ii) information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.  We collect this information: (i) directly from you when you provide it to us; and (ii) automatically as you navigate through the site.

Information You Provide to Us. 

Information that you supply via the forms on this Website is collected.  This includes, but is not limited to, Personal Information and all optional and required information provided when completing forms, sign-ups, payment submissions, etc.  The information that you provide may be used to contact you and/or send communications to you, including, but not limited to, information about products and services available from Emerson Educational Consulting.  This information may also be used in connection with processing payments and/or providing services to you.  You may be required to supply certain information to gain access to certain features of the Website.

Information Automatically Collected.

As you navigate through our Website, anonymous information is automatically collected. This includes, but is not limited to, your IP address, browser type, and operating system type. Additionally, your site usage is collected in log files. Examples of data included in log files are the website or link that referred you to our website, date and time of your visit, number of visits, pages that you accessed during your visit, and the time spent on our Website. Analysis of this information allows Emerson Educational Consulting to determine how our Website is used so we may improve your user experience.

Cookie Policy.

We may store some information on your computer when you access this Website. This information is commonly known as a “cookie,” and once recorded, is not accessible by any other company. A cookie is a text file placed on your computer’s hard drive. We use cookies in order to better understand how the Website is being accessed and used, and to determine if the Website is being delivered efficiently. In addition, Cookies allow us to enhance your online experience at emersonec.com by customizing your use of the Website and eliminating the need for you to re-enter data every time you visit the Website. You have the ability to block these Cookies in the first instance, or erase them from your computer after they have been recorded, if you so choose. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may adjust your browser settings to block Cookies and disable existing Cookies. If you block or erase these Cookies, you may limit the functionality available to you on our Website.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

  • To present our Website and its contents to you;
  • To inform you of our services and offerings;
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us;
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on our Website; and/or
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web pages and the quality of our services, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or if it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. If we have given you a PIN for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this PIN confidential. We ask you not to share your PIN with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Opting Out of Communications

You can opt-out of receiving commercial communications from us at any time.  If we ever send you unsolicited information by email, we will provide you with instructions to request to opt-out of receiving future notices.

Disclosure of Your Information on or to Third Party Sites

This Privacy Policy addresses only the use and disclosure of information by Emerson Educational Consulting.  The Website may contain links to websites operated and maintained by third parties, over which we have no control.  Privacy policies on such linked sites may be different from our Privacy Policy.  Emerson Educational Consulting does not maintain any responsibility for information given to third parties. Should you be asked for information on another site, we strongly recommend you read the privacy policy at that site before providing any information to the site or taking advantage of any offer or promotion.  You acknowledge and agree that our terms and policies do not govern any other party.  You acknowledge our recommendation to review the applicable privacy and data gathering practices, of any third party to which you provide personal information

Emerson Educational Consulting uses PayPal (http://paypal.com) as a payment processor for our services. You acknowledge and agree that Emerson Educational Consulting may disclose Personal Information to PayPal such as your name and email address so that PayPal may contact you directly for personal information such as credit card information. Emerson Educational Consulting provides PayPal with the minimal set of personal and billing information required to process your payment and minimize fraudulent payment risk.  You acknowledge and agree that Emerson Educational Consulting makes no representation, warranty, covenant, or claim regarding, and Emerson Educational Consulting expressly disclaims and denies any responsibility or liability for, directly or indirectly, the privacy practices in regard to any Personal Information that we disclose on your behalf or you provide to PayPal directly in relation to purchasing a product or service from our Website.

Emerson Educational Consulting may use CollegePlannerPro (http://www.collegeplannerpro.com) and other third party tools in the course of rendering its services. You acknowledge and agree that Emerson Educational Consulting may disclose students’ Personal Information to CollegePlannerPro and other entities such as the students’ name and email address, GPA, test scores and other information relevant to the college application process solely for the purpose of rendering or enhancing our services.  You acknowledge and agree that Emerson Educational Consulting makes no representation, warranty, covenant, or claim regarding, and Emerson Educational Consulting expressly disclaims and denies any responsibility or liability for, directly or indirectly, the privacy practices in regard to any information that we disclose on your behalf or you provide to CollegePlannerPro or other such entities directly.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify, change or amend this Privacy Policy, without notice, at any time, or when additional functionality demands it. All changes will be posted on this page. You should revisit this Privacy Policy periodically to make sure that you are aware of any changes because they will be binding upon you. Your use of this Site after any such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, contact us at:

Emerson Educational Consulting, 860 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

 

 

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