The Smart Track™ Toolkit was very helpful when it came to helping me finding a college. I would definitely recommend this program to any family about to embark on the college experience.

Chelsea P., Student

 

Smart Track™ College Funding Toolkit
Privacy Policy

College Resource Center, LLC, (“CRC”, “we”, “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of all information provided by our Smart Track™ Toolkit users, and we’ve taken many steps to help safeguard that information. This privacy policy is intended to inform you about CRC’s information management practices, including the types of information gathered, how we use and safeguard that information, and the degree to which you may control the maintenance and sharing of your information.

INFORMATION COLLECTION
When you visit the Smart Track™ Toolkit website, we will not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you choose to provide such information to us by registering to create an account and/or by purchasing a product.

Registration and Use
If you choose to use our free EFC Calculator or College eCalendar, we will ask you to register with Smart Track™ Toolkit by providing certain personally identifiable information, including your name and email address. If you choose to use the College Calendar, we will also ask you to provide your child’s grade level. We do not use or store information you input into the EFC Calculator or College eCalendar for any purpose other than to provide you with the EFC Calculator and/or College eCalendar services.

As part of your use of certain Smart Track™ Toolkit products, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information, such as information about your income and taxes. CRC uses this information solely to supply you with the products or services you have purchased or opted to use.

Purchase
If you choose to purchase a Smart Track™ Toolkit product, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and personal financial information. We use this information solely as required to provide you with the products and services you have requested. CRC does not directly collect or store any personal financial information provided in connection with your purchase. All personal financial information required to complete your purchase will be provided to and/or collected by third party vendors who will process payments and complete transactions.

Analytics
CRC automatically and through third-party tracking services (e.g., Google Analytics) gathers certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of the Smart Track™ Toolkit website and stores it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, solely to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the website and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and to improve the quality of the website. Out of respect for your privacy, we do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and tracking cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. We use tracking cookies to better understand how you use the website, and enhance your user experience. A tracking cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Your web browser will usually provide a method of removing tracking cookies. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our website.

NOTIFICATIONS & OPT-OUT
You may request to receive emails notifying you about new or upcoming products or services. If so, we will ask you to provide your email address so we may send you the emails you have requested. If you request to receive such emails from us, you consent for us to email you directly, or to provide your name and email address to a third party vendor who will send email to you. Out of respect for your privacy, if you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each email, or by emailing us at admin@smarttracktoolkit.com.

We will also attempt to notify you via email of material changes to this Privacy Policy or the Smart Track™ Toolkit Terms of Service. You may not opt-out of such notifications except by terminating your account.

INFORMATION SHARING
We understand how highly our users value the privacy and security of their personally identifiable information. With this in mind, CRC will only share your personally identifiable information where it is necessary to provide you with a Smart Track™ Toolkit product or service you have requested or purchased (such as a consultation with an affiliated Smart Coach) or to complete a transaction (such as to file a financial aid form). We will not trade, barter, sell or otherwise share your personal information with our vendors and marketing partners. Other than as detailed above, we will not share your personally identifiable information without your consent.

INFORMATION SECURITY
CRC has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Whenever you provide CRC with sensitive or confidential information, CRC or its partners will take commercially reasonable steps to protect that information by establishing a secure connection with your web browser.

However, please be advised that while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches from ever occurring. You transmit information to us at your own risk.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE
CRC reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information 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 us.

In the event CRC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, any personally identifiable information we have on record will likely be among the assets transferred. The transferred personally identifiable information will remain subject to the provisions of this privacy policy or any subsequent updated versions.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Smart Track™ Toolkit website contains links to third party websites. These sites may have their own terms of service and privacy policies which differ from that of the Smart Track™ Toolkit website, so please review them carefully. The terms of this Privacy Policy apply only to the Smart Track™ Toolkit website.

UPDATES TO PRIVACY POLICY
We may periodically update this policy. If you have registered with us, we will attempt to notify you of material updates by sending a notice to an email address you have provided. Otherwise, you may always view the most recent version of the policy on the Smart Track™ Toolkit website.

CONTACT US
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us.

Or mail us at:

College Resource Center
77 Main Street
Medway, MA  02053

 

Effective Date: July 12, 2017.