Intead Privacy Policy

Last Modified on July 1, 2011 

Thank you for visiting Intead.com.  This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to the website located at www.intead.com  (or other sites owned by Intead)  (“Site” or “Sites”) which is owned and/or operated, by Intead, LLC, an Ohio limited liability company located in the United States (referred to as “Intead,” “us,” “our,” or “we”).  Intead is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following Policy to understand how your personal information will be stored, managed and used as you take advantage of the services offered on the Site. In addition to this Privacy Policy, you should also read and be aware of the provisions of our Terms of Service, which govern the use of this Site.

By visiting the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not use or access the Site.

1.         Overview.  This Policy governs your use of the Site and describes, among other things: (1) what information is collected from you; (2) your options regarding the collection, used, distribution and storage of your information; and (3) how your information is protected; and (4) what types of security precautions are in place to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of your information.

2.         Changes to this Policy.  Intead reviews its privacy practices from time to time and this Policy is subject to change. Any changes to the Policy are automatically effective when they are posted on the Site.  The current applicable Policy date will always be posted at the top of this Policy page.  Please book mark and/or periodically visit this Policy page to ensure that you understand the current Policy provisions.

3.         Information We Collect About You and Why.  In order for end users to take advantage of the application services offered on this Site, end users are asked to provide both non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information (“PII”) as more fully discussed below.  Intead does not collect PII unless you Opt-In to provide this information on the Site. When you Opt-In you will be assigned a user password and personal pages on the Site on which you will fill out various college/university foreign exchange applications, questionnaires and other forms.

4.         Opt In to Provide Personally Identifiable Information.  Online applications and forms included on your password protected personal pages ask for PII including contact information such as name, email address, mailing address and phone number, personal identifiers such as Social Security or passport numbers, financial information such as credit card number and demographic information such as ZIP code, age, schooling or marital status. PII which is required as part of the application process will be identified in the indicated fields.

5.         Access to Personally Identifiable Information.  You may access your PII and may modify information previously provided by relaying changes or modifications to Intead by emailing us at privacy@intead.com.  Requests to remove your PII from the Site will be fulfilled within three (3) business days and an email confirming such removal will be sent to you.  Please note, your information will not be removed from the Site once you are admitted to a college or university unless you request to remove your PII from the Site.

6.         Your Personal Pages and Password.  Your password protected personal pages may be accessed by: (1) you and anyone to whom you provide your password; (2) the Intead recruiter you are working with; and (3) colleges and universities selected by you.  As the service provider, Intead always has access to your personal pages and PII and does not require permission from you to access these on the Site.  While Intead maintains the security of your personal pages on the Site, it does not monitor these pages and you are exclusively responsible for the secrecy of your password. If you lose or misplace your password to an unwanted third party you must notify Intead immediately so a new password may be created and your personal pages remain secure.

7.         How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

Use:  Intead may use PII to contact you (by email, phone, and/or mail): (1) if there are concerns regarding your use of the Site; (2) to provide information about our services, such as new features on the Site, education-related updates and/or about “special offers” from our partners; and/or (3) to check on the status of your enrollment or other education-related activities including recruiter performance, college follow through and your general experience in connection with our Services.  Simply send an email to us at opt-out@intead.com if you do not wish to receive optional communications.

Disclosure:  Intead may disclose an end user’s PII and other information to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who is, or suspected of: (1) violating this Policy or our Terms of Service Agreement; (2) violating any applicable international or United States law; (3) causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Intead’s rights or property, other users of the Site, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Intead may also disclose or access end user PII and all content provided by an end user on this Site in accordance with any legal requirements, government requests, subpoenas, laws, rules or regulations.

8.         Cookies and Other Tracking Methods.  We use cookies on our Site to improve our Site and enhance our end users’ experience. Cookies are not tied to an end user’s PII. In addition to using cookies, in some circumstances we may track or collect information about your activities on the Site by your IP address or by the URLs that you link to or from the Site. These methods do not permit us to associate this information with any other PII that you may have provided us.  We may use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our Site in the aggregate to capture usage and volume statistics and to improve our Site performance and services.

9.         Log Files.  We gather certain non PII information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.  We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, operate the Site, track end user activity on the Site and to gather demographic information about our end user base as a whole.

10.          Links to Other Sites.  Please be advised that when you link to a third party website from this Site the information practices of third party websites are not covered by this Policy.  Intead does not endorse, represent or guarantee the activities of such third party web sites.  Please review third party web site privacy policies prior to sharing any information on those websites.

11.        Message Boards/Chat Rooms and PII.  You may subscribe to participate on message boards or chat rooms on the Site,  Upon receipt of your subscription request, you will receive a user name from Intead so that you may participate in these services without being personally identified to others.  While Intead takes precautions to protect your PII by assigning you a user name, please be aware that if you use the Site to post on our blogs, forums, message boards, or chat rooms, some PII may be seen by other members or users. This includes, but is not limited to, the poster’s name, date of post, comments, IP address, survey responses, and other information. This information may also be transferred to outside entities, including the press or other media. Intead is not responsible for the PII that you provide in connection with these additional services. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable laws and rules regarding online conduct. Specifically, but not as a limitation, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding transmission of technical and personal data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

12.        No Use of Site by Children.  We do not knowingly accept personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under 13 please do not use this Site. If we discover a minor under thirteen (13) has submitted information to the Site, we will delete this information as soon as possible.  If you live in a country that requires minors under eighteen (18) years of age to obtain parental consent prior to providing PII on this Site, you are responsible to acquire parental consent prior to using this Site.

13.        Transferability of InformationInformation collected in accordance with this Policy is stored and processed within the United States of America. By using our Site, you consent to any transfer of PII and other information outside of your country, should we find it necessary in order to provide our services.  Intead reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from Site visitors, or that we otherwise collect concerning or in connection with the Site, to a third party if we sell or transfer our assets or any portion of our business. The new company may handle such information in accordance with its own policies and procedures and not in accordance with this Policy.

14.        SecurityWe follow generally accepted industry standards to protect PII during transmission and once we receive it. Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We use procedural and mechanical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect our end users’ PII, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can send email us at privacy@intead.com.

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