PRIVACY POLICY
Effective: June 1, 2012

This privacy policy explains how DegreeBucket.com ("DegreeBucket.com") collects and uses your personal information that you submit to us online. DegreeBucket.com reserves the right to modify the terms of this policy at any time. We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by means of notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
If you do not agree to the terms of this policy, in whole or in part, you are not authorized to use this website and should terminate registration by following the opt-out instructions (please see the "Opt Out Instructions below). For questions about our policy, please submit your request in writing to .
WHAT WE MAY COLLECT:
DegreeBucket.com only collects personal information which you provide in response to specific information requests on this website. This information may include name, address, phone number and email address. In addition, we may collect your IP address and other information through the use of electronic "cookies". For more information about "Cookies", please see the "Cookies" section below.

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION:
By registering with DegreeBucket.com, you consent to the collection, processing, and transfer of your personal information in accordance with this policy. DegreeBucket.com may use your information a) for the purpose for which it was collected, b) as disclosed at the time such information is provided to us, c) to protect the rights or property of DegreeBucket.com, its affiliated online properties, and other registrants of DegreeBucket.com websites, and d) as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site, e) to send you monthly newsletters as well as service related emails. We may also share your personal information with our partners, advertisers, service providers, affiliates, and other third parties that we believe can provide you with special offers and opportunities.
DegreeBucket.com carefully screens the parties with whom it contracts but makes no guarantee about their use and protection of your personal information or failure to abide by our privacy policy. Where DegreeBucket.com or our affiliated online properties link to other websites, DegreeBucket.com is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of those websites.
Once you fill out a request form and we find colleges that meet your criteria you may be asked to fill out additional information such as highest level of education, program preference and high school graduation year. This information along with your name, email address and mailing address will be passed along to the school in which you have shown interest in order for them to contact you.
We will not share, sell, rent or trade your personal information with third parties other than as disclosed within this privacy policy.

SERVICE PROVIDERS:
We use other third parties such as an email service provider to send out emails on our behalf. This third party is prohibited from using your personal information for promotional purposes.

ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:
If your personal information changes, you may request that we correct or update it by emailing our Customer Support at .
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at . We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

COOKIES:
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on our sites. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
We use session ID and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.
We set a persistent cookie to store your preferences so that each time you visit the site you do not have to set your search preferences more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
The use of cookies by our third party partners or affiliates is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners and affiliates use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site and provide search results based on your preferences.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES:
If you click on a link to a third party site, you will leave the DegreeBucket.com site you are visiting and be redirected to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personal information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as DegreeBucket.com. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other service provider from whom you request services. If you visit a third party Web site that is linked to a DegreeBucket.com site, you should read that site's privacy policy before providing any personal information.
Third-party marketing vendors, including Google, may show DegreeBucket.com ads on sites on the internet and may use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to DegreeBucket.com. Users may opt out of Google's use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. Alternatively, users can opt out of a third party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

SECURITY:
DegreeBucket.com regularly monitors our websites, affiliated websites, and databases for fraud, abuse, and unauthorized use of information to protect your personal information that is under our control.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web sites, you can email .

DO NOT CALL REGISTRY COMPLIANCE:
By submitting personal contact information to DegreeBucket.com through this website or any of its affiliated online properties, you hereby grant written permission to DegreeBucket.com, its affiliated websites, and its business partners to contact you by telephone, mail, and/or e-mail. Further, by registering with DegreeBucket.com through this website or any of its affiliated online properties you are consenting to receive phone calls from DegreeBucket.com, its affiliated websites, and its business partners for contact via telephone, including but not limited to lenders that may contact you regarding credit counseling and thereby registrants waive their right to file a claim with the FTC or any other agency in reference to these calls or contacts.

OPT-OUT OPPORTUNITY:
DegreeBucket.com registrants may opt-out of receiving further newsletters from DegreeBucket.com at any time by following the "unsubscribe" instructions in any DegreeBucket.com e-mail received by registrant or by visiting www.degreebucket.com/unsubscribe Please note that unsubscribing from one email list does not automatically unsubscribe you from any other email list that you may be on. Please read the email carefully to find out which list you are unsubscribing from.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY:

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important to us. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract or intended for anyone under 18 years of age.

ASSIGNMENT:

In its sole discretion, DegreeBucket.com may transfer, sell or assign your personal information collected on and through this website and affiliated online properties to one or more third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of DegreeBucket.com and/or its affiliated online properties.
To contact DegreeBucket.com, please send all inquiries to .

DegreeBucket.com
P.O. Box 1677
Royal Oak, MI 48068