ConceptAdvisor.com, is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information of users ("you" or "User") of the Concept Advisor Network . Since we collect certain types of information about our Users, we want you to understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we collect, how we use it and how to correct and change it.
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
We receive and collect personally identifiable information about individual Users of our site (such as name, contact information, demographic information, academic history, etc.):
From you, on a strictly voluntary basis, by specifically requesting it from you (i) when you register on the site, (ii) when you complete or edit your profile, (iii) when you use or register for certain services, (iv) when you respond to surveys or questionnaires, and/or (v) when you enter or sign up for promotions or contests; and
From you, on a strictly voluntary basis, if and when you choose to upload resumes, cover letters, writing samples and other documents to the Site which contain personal information about you.
We may also ask you for other information from time to time, which you may choose to provide or not to provide at your sole discretion, such as information regarding your personal experiences, interests and preferences, your views on competition related topics and other selected issues, your opinion regarding various features of our site, the types of competitons or design solutions you are interested in, etc.
We do not collect or store social security numbers, bank or other financial account numbers, credit or debit card numbers, or driver's license or state-issued identification card numbers (collectively, "Excluded Personal Information"). Career center staff and administrators that pre-load personal information belonging to students and alumni of their schools are prohibited from supplying Excluded Information. Other than requesting credit card information if and when you purchase products or services online at the Site, we will never ask you for Excluded Personal Information. If you purchase products or services online at the Site using a credit card, your credit card information is processed through a third party credit card service company, which uses encryption to protect your credit card information. (See "Security" below.)
How We Use Personally Identifiable Information Collected
•To enable you to access and utilize the various tools, features and functionality of the Site, such as participating at competition, having competitions postings sent to you, uploading documents, posting and editing competition listings and descriptions, etc.
•For administering contests, surveys, questionnaires, polling activities and other similar events and activities that you choose to participate in, and for other purposes specifically communicated to you when we collect the information.
•To communicate with you with regard to your use of the Site and its services or to advise you of Site changes or other events or occurrences which may affect your access to or use of the Site.
•With your permission, we may use your e-mail address and other contact information to send you articles, profiles and other competition related information, as well as to notify you of special promotions or additional services offered by us that may be of interest to you.
•We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These other companies will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide services to Conceptadvisor.
Updating Account Information
Concept Advisor allows you to change or correct your personal information at any time. To do so, simply log in to your Concept Advisor account, go to your profile, and you will find options for editing the information you have submitted.
Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses and Aggregated User Data
We collect IP addresses from all Users of the Site, and collect and monitor other data and information about the activities of our Users on the Site collectively. We only use such data anonymously and in the aggregate. This data is not used to track or monitor personally identifiable information of individual Users. We gather and monitor this data to analyze trends, administer the Site, and identify Users when they visit the Site, track Users' movements on the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may share this information with our partners so that they too may understand our User base and Site usage patterns, but only on a collective, aggregated basis and in a manner which does not reveal any personally identifiable information about any individual User.
The account containing your registration information, profile and resume is password protected, so only you (or third parties you provide your password to) can access your account. All personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited-access servers. This Site has technical, administrative and physical security measures and safeguards in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we're committed to placing reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protecting your information against foreseeable risks, no computer system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to circumvent those safeguards or use your personal information for improper purposes.
As noted above, Conceptadvisor does not collect or store Excluded Personal Information (as defined above). When you purchase products or services online at the Site using a credit card/debit card, your credit card information is processed through a third party service company that uses encryption to protect that information. Encryption makes it difficult for unauthorized third parties to intercept or steal your credit card information while it is being transmitted. Conceptadvisor does not process or store credit card information on the Site
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