About & Privacy Policy

Terms of Use, Effective February 5, 2016

Thank you for visiting AccreditedOnlineColleges.org and expressing interest in our content and services. This page details the conditions governing the use of our site, as well as the way AccreditedOnlineColleges.org collects and uses information in order to provide the most relevant services. By using our site, we assume you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

How We Use Submitted Information

Submitted information is the information you voluntarily provide by using the webforms on our site. This information might include your name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address. We use submitted information to provide you with requested services and match you with additional products that you might find useful. We store your submitted information and share it with schools and other third parties so they can provide you with information about education-related services, too.

By voluntarily submitting your information, you authorize AccreditedOnlineColleges.org and our affiliates to contact you in accordance with all applicable laws by telephone, text message, email, or mail and relay information regarding education-related topics. If you do not wish to receive email communication from us, a school, or third party, you can unsubscribe from future mailings at any time by clicking on the opt-out link provided in the email.

How We Use Automatic Information

When you interact with AccreditedOnlineColleges.org, we use “cookies” to receive and store certain pieces of anonymous data, including your web browser, operating system, and IP address. Like most websites, we primarily use this information to make improvements to our site and create a better user experience. We collect this data for analytics, site optimization, and tailoring advertising efforts.

How We Use Cookies

By using AccreditedOnlineColleges.org, you acknowledge and consent to our use of cookies for data-driven purposes. We use Google Analytics to perform our web analytics. You can learn more about Google Analytics by reading their privacy policy here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Advertising cookies allow companies to create ads that are relevant to the user’s interests; however, users still remain anonymous as these cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. Advertising cookies are sometimes referred to as third-party cookies, and they simply track navigation and publish digital ads for third parties. We use cookies to capture demographic data, ensure accuracy of our marketing leads, and track conversions to gauge advertising effectiveness.

Though cookies only gather anonymous data, you still have the right to remove them at any time. Depending on your browser, you may need to remove them every time you browse the web.

You can opt out of receiving personalized ads from companies who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or those who follow the Digital Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles by visiting the opt-out pages on their respective websites.

Terms of Use

By using our website, we assume you acknowledge and agree that we can share the data we collect with schools, affiliated companies, and third parties in order to provide you with relevant information regarding education-related products and services. You also acknowledge and agree with our right to release any collected information, personal or otherwise, as needed, to businesses that provide administrative services to our company.

When you submit personal information to AccreditedOnlineColleges.org, you grant permission to us and our affiliated entities to contact you via telephone, text message, email, or mail regarding education-related products and services. This action relinquishes any rights granted to you by state and federal governments under the Do Not Call list and other applicable laws.

By submitting your personal information on our website, you allow us the right to release it in order to abide by a subpoena or other legal procedure as required by law. We exercise this option in good faith when we believe it is necessary to preserve our rights, ensure the safety of you or others, investigate alleged fraud, reply to a legal request, and/or if AccreditedOnlineColleges.org enters into a merger, sale, or acquisition of some or all of its assets to a third party.

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Changes Notification

We may revise our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy in the future, and we recommend that you review this page periodically to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the most up-to-date practices regarding your privacy.

Advertising Information

Some of the schools featured on our website are partner institutions. When users choose to receive information about certain programs offered by these schools, we may be compensated. Any such promotional material on our site is clearly labeled as “Sponsored,” “Featured,” or something similar.

Any information about these schools, including program availability, institutional aid, and graduation rates, comes directly from that institution and has not been independently verified by our team. We cannot ensure that all of the details surrounding these schools’ programs are completely accurate as of the most recent academic year.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, please use the contact form on our website.