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Privacy Policy

MyFootpath LLC is committed to protecting your privacy. We understand that our visitors and registered members need to be in control of their personal information. This policy statement tells how and why we collect information from you and how we use that information. Our policies and systems are designed to provide you with a private, secure means of interacting and communicating with us.

Only you can decide whether to share information that you provide us. We ask for information about you in the registration process and in certain areas of our site in order to provide you with highly personalized, meaningful service and advice about college and career planning and this thing we call “life”.

We encourage our visitors and registered members to read through and understand our entire Privacy Policy. Please contact us at privacy@myFootpath.com if you have any questions about it. Below, we have listed the major points outlined in our policy.

1. Information You Provide to Us
2. General Information About Visitors to Our Site
3. Links to Other Sites
4. Security
5. Choice/Opt Out/Update
6. Restrictions on Use by Children Under 13
7. Contact Us
8. Notification of Changes
9. Your Acceptance

1. Information You Provide to Us
When we collect information from you at myFootpath, LLC our goal is to provide you with highly personalized, meaningful service and advice about college and career planning and this thing we call “life”. To accomplish this successfully, we may ask you to register and provide personal information when you visit certain areas of our sites, enter a contest or sweepstakes, play games, complete surveys, submit content, take assessments, initiate a user search, subscribe to a newsletter, or ask us for additional information.

We only collect personally identifiable information from you when you voluntarily submit it. Providing your personally identifiable information to myFootpath, LLC is optional for using the myFootpath website. If you choose not to register or provide your personal information, you can still visit certain content areas of the site. However, you won’t be able to develop personalized strategies or receive information and advice that is tailored to your needs.

We also ask for personal identification from visitors wishing to establish password-protected areas with us, such as myFootpath Services or Contests. We collect this information for administrative purposes, for tracking and verifying compliance with myFootpath, LLC policies and applicable laws, for editorial and feedback-solicitation purposes, and/or for fulfilling prizes.
We also ask for contact information if you would like to receive materials from or be contacted by sponsor companies. Materials could include resources about financial aid and scholarships, a specific scholarship opportunity, a book or packet on college planning, and/or various promotional items about the sponsor. myFootpath, LLC may provide this contact information to sponsors at the user’s specific request.

myFootpath, LLC occasionally may present a special contest or promotion sponsored by another company. To qualify for entry, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share that information with the sponsor(s), we will let you know when we request your information. We may use your personal information to “fulfill” (e.g., to deliver a given prize should you be a winner), in which case we may share your information with the outside fulfillment vendor that will deliver your prize.

If you do not want myFootpath, LLC, our partners or selected third parties to contact you, you may (i) opt out when you provide personal information, (ii) opt not to fill our the forms requesting information or contact, (iii) or contact us directly to let us know. For instructions on how to do so, please see the Contact Us section below. In case you change your mind or some of your personal information changes (such as your phone number or zip code), you can correct, update, or remove the personal data you give us. You can do this in at myProfile page or by contacting us at privacy@myFootpath.com

1a. The Information We Collect
During registration, we may ask for your name, birthdate, gender, address, telephone, email address, education level, and/or other information that helps us deliver a better user experience.

1b. How We Use the Information You Give Us
We collect the information to deliver a good user experience for you, along with personalized strategies and advice for you when applicable. To this end, we use the information to customize the information and advice that we provide to you and, more importantly, to provide us the ability to develop customized strategies and action steps for you. This is important because each student requires unique college and career planning strategies fit to his or her specific needs.

We may on occasion provide aggregate information about our users to third parties, but we will never disclose individual information without authorization, except where required by law.

We use the personal information you provide us to tailor the content, services, and advertising on our Web sites to your current and future needs. For the same reason, we may share the aggregate information with third parties who are affiliated with our sites or who provide services to our sites.

If you provide us with your e-mail address, mailing address or telephone number, we may use this information to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information, and new services.

myFootpath, LLC may disclose visitor information in special cases when we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact, restrain, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing (intentionally or unintentionally) injury to or interference with myFootpath, LLC’s rights or property, other myFootpath, LLC visitors or members, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

myFootpath, LLC may disclose visitor information when we believe, in good faith, that the law allows and/or requires us to do so.

2. General Information About Visitors to Our Site

2a. Aggregate Information
myFootpath, LLC shares aggregate information about our visitors and members with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. For example, we may say that myFootpath, LLC’s audience is “x” percent younger than eighteen years old and “y” percent older than eighteen years old. We use this information to customize our content and programs to deliver a better experience for our visitors and members.

2b. Cookies
The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry; you will find them used on our Web sites, as you will at other major sites. Cookies are small text files written to your computer. They make our Web sites easier for you to use, because they save your preferences while you are at our sites. Cookies also help us know which areas are your favorites, which need a bit of improvement, and what technologies and Internet services our visitors are using. Knowing this information helps us continually improve the online experience for our visitors and members.

Cookies allow us to personalize and enhance your myFootpath experience. They help us store and save information so that you are not asked to provide responses multiple times; we also use cookies to deliver customized information that relates directly to your child’s strengths and needs. As a result, if you decline a cookie, you will have difficulty using the myFootpath site.

We never use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that we did not originally send you in cookie form.

Visitors to our sites may have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences (most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies). However, some features of our Web sites will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies.

While browsing our Web sites, you may get cookies from our advertisers or sponsors. myFootpath, LLC and its affiliated sites do not control these cookies.

2c. IP Addresses
An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you use the World Wide Web. Web servers-the big computers that “serve up” Web pages-automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

myFootpath, LLC collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration; to report aggregate information to our advertisers, sponsors, and partners; and to audit the use of our site. When visitors request pages from myFootpath, our servers log the guests’ IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a visitor’s session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or Terms of Service or to protect our service, site, customers, or others.

3. Links to Other Sites
You’ll find links from myFootpath to independently owned, controlled, and/or managed Web sites whose content we believe will be of possible interest and value to our visitors. Additionally, you may see links from advertisers, sponsors, and other partners who may use myFootpath’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement.

In many cases, these links represent cooperative projects or mutual links established with the organizations connected with these sites. We do not control the content of these links. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information. While we identify sponsor and advertiser areas of our Web sites, we do not control these cookies, the content, or privacy policies of these third parties.

Once you leave our servers (you can generally tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you’re visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you cannot find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from that site’s homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information.

myFootpath, LLC is in no way responsible for the content of any site owned by a third party that may be linked to our site via hyperlink. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to the accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the content of any site to which myFootpath, LLC may link, including information on the site regarding myFootpath, LLC, and myFootpath, LLC takes no responsibility therefore.

4. Security
The importance of security for your personally identifiable information is of utmost concern to us. We have systems in place to assist us in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be absolutely guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your family’s personal information, myFootpath, LLC cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

myFootpath accounts are all password protected so that only authorized members are permitted to access them or view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. myFootpath, LLC will not ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password(s) and any account information.

Remember to sign out of your myFootpath password-protected account and close your browser window when you have finished using it. This ensures that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if your computer is accessible to others, if you share a computer with someone else, or if you are using a computer in a public place, such as a library or Internet café.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online-via message boards or chat, for example-that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. While myFootpath, LLC strives to protect its visitors’ personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you disclose such information at your own risk.

myFootpath, LLC’s policy does not extend to anything inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond myFootpath, LLC’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

5. Choice/Opt Out/Update
You can help myFootpath maintain the accuracy of your personal information by notifying us when you change your address, title, phone number, or email address. Please include your old and new contact information so that we can make the appropriate corrections.

Information provided at the time of registration or submission from a visitor who is 13 years of age or over may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by myFootpath, LLC or in the aggregate by companies prescreened by us. However, you can ask not to receive communications from us about new features or services. You also can ask not to receive communications from third-party companies that offer a product or service we think would be of value to you. If you object to such use for any reason, you can choose to opt out by emailing your request to privacy@myFootpath.com or modifying your member information online.

If you are interested in receiving the information that you have provided us through registration or you wish to terminate your relationship with us and want us to eliminate your information from our database, please contact us at privacy@myFootpath.com and provide your username and myFootpath password.

6. Restrictions on Use by Children Under 13
You must have reached your 13th birthday to use www.myfootpath.com. Students under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the site.

7. Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, you should contact the company as follows:
Privacy, myFootpath, LLC
P.O. Box 804014,
Chicago, IL 60680;
(312) 563-1616; or via email to privacy@myfootpath.com

8. Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the myFootpath homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email.

9. Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using this Web site, you signify your consent to myFootpath, LLC’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this, please do not use our Web sites or services. Your continued use of myFootpath’s Web sites or services following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes in accordance with the Terms of Use.