Terms & Condition
You agree that PrepSearch may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to you, or provide administrative notices or communications applicable to your use of our website and services. By submitting your information on PrepSearch.net, you expressly agree to receive these communications. PrepSearch may also aggregate certain non-personally identifiable information about its users (such as academic interest, location, education and experience) and use such anonymous information to prepare reports that it provides to its users.
We do not sell our users' personally identifiable information to anyone for any reason. All users should be aware, however, that when they choose to display or distribute personal information (such as their email address or profile) on PrepSearch, that information could be collected and used by others. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties for which PrepSearch is not responsible.
Information you post in public areas of the site or placed in the searchable database will be accessed, used, and stored by others. We strive to provide a safe, secure environment by attempting to limit access to our database to legitimate users, but cannot guarantee that unauthorized parties will not gain access. We also cannot control how authorized users store or transfer information downloaded from the database, so you should ensure that you do not post sensitive information to PrepSearch.
Note to Subscribers
PrepSearch makes no claims as to the validity or accuracy of any information contained in any profile accessed by a subscriber.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will PrepSearch be liable for any damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this website. Any Information received from the website, any email distributed to any user or any linked website or use thereof or inability to use by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure even PrepSearch, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages losses or expenses.
Limitations on Use
Only one individual may access PrepSearch at the same time using the same email or password. PrepSearch reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to immediately suspend access your account. Subscribers are not permitted to share passwords or access to the database. Suspended accounts will not receive a refund for their subscription.
PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OUR SERVICES. THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES, DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY.
PREPSEARCH reserves the right to change, suspend and/or discontinue, at any time, any aspect or feature of our Services, including without limitation content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access or use. We also reserve the right to change or modify the Terms and Conditions applicable to your use of our Services, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, at any time. All such changes will take effect immediately after they have been posted on our Services, and you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes by your use of our Services following such time. Therefore, we encourage you to regularly review the Terms and Conditions.
OUR SERVICES ARE NOT DIRECTED TO, OR INTENDED FOR, CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE. PrepSearch understands that protecting the privacy of young children is important. For that reason, children under the age of 13 may not use the Services. If you use the Services, you affirm that you are at least 13 years old.
When you register, you will select a user name and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password, and you are responsible for all activities that occur under your user name and password, whether or not authorized by you.
By registering on our Services, you agree to provide accurate and current information about yourself as prompted by the registration pages and to maintain and promptly update your information to keep it accurate and current.
YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES
You agree that you will not:
- Use PrepSearch's Services in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any illegal or criminal activity.
- Use PrepSearch`s Services in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any illegal or criminal activity.
- Use our Services to violate any applicable law.
- Use our Services or any information obtained from our Services for any purpose other than your personal and non-commercial use.
- Sell or transfer any information obtained from our Services to a third party.
- Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through our Services.
- Penetrate or attempt to penetrate the security measures protecting our Services, including without limitation by hacking, password "mining" or any other illegitimate means.
- Probe, scan or test the vulnerability or security of our Services.
- Frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any portion of our Services.
- Intentionally disrupt the operation or functionality of our Services.
- You further agree that you will not use our Services to:
- Impersonate another person, whether actual or fictitious, including without limitation impersonating any PrepSearch employees or consultants.
- Post, disseminate, submit, transmit, host, share and/or publish material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, harmful, tortuous, libelous or invasive of another`s privacy, or that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate.
- Transmit viruses, "Trojan horses," chain letters, junk mail, "spam" or bulk communications of any kind.
- Post, disseminate, submit, transmit, host, share and/or publish advertisements or solicitations of business.
- Post, disseminate, submit, transmit, host, share and/or publish material that is protected by copyright, trade secret, patent, trademark and/or other proprietary rights, including without limitation privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights, or you have written permission from the rightful owner of such rights, and you grant us a license, consent and release with respect to such material.
YOUR SUBMISSIONS TO OUR SERVICES
Our Services may allow you to post, disseminate, submit, transmit, host, share and/or publish various materials and information, including without limitation videos, photographs, biographical information and other materials (collectively, "User Materials"). You are solely responsible for your User Materials and the consequences of posting, disseminating, submitting, transmitting, hosting, sharing and/or publishing such User Materials on and/or to our Services.
By using our Services and posting, disseminating, submitting, transmitting, hosting, sharing and/or publishing such User Materials on and/or to our Services, you represent and warrant that you own the entire right, title and interest in and to such User Materials, including without limitation the copyrights therein and thereto (or you otherwise possess sufficient rights in such User Materials, through a written agreement with the owner(s) of such rights, to grant the license, consent and release herein), and that such User Materials: (i) are original and have not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; and, (ii) do not violate, infringe and/or misappropriate the proprietary rights of any third party, including without limitation privacy and publicity rights.
You hereby grant to PrepSearch and its agents, attorneys, representatives, predecessors, successors, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, nominees, licensees, executors, administrators, assigns, media outlets/partners and those acting with authority of the foregoing (collectively, "PrepSearch Parties"), a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable and sublicensable right and license to use, share, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, host, cache, route, transmit, store, reformat, excerpt, edit, archive, index, crawl, create algorithms based on, modify and/or transcode such User Materials, in any and all formats and through any and all means and channels, including without limitation through streaming and downloading technologies, on the Internet, in publications and advertisements, at scouting/recruiting events and in kits distributed to the media. You further hereby irrevocably consent and allow the PrepSearch Parties to use and share the name(s), voice(s), biographical information, appearance(s), likeness(es), features, characteristics, persona(s), form(s) and/or image(s) of, as well as any statement(s) made by or attributed to, all identifiable individual(s) depicted and/or described in such User Materials (collectively "Names and Likenesses"). You also hereby irrevocably waive as against the PrepSearch Parties all moral rights and rights of restraint in such User Materials.
You hereby fully and completely release, forever discharge, hold harmless and agree to defend and indemnify the PrepSearch Parties from any and all claims, liabilities demands, actions, suits, causes of action and damages (including costs, expenses and attorneys' fees), that you, or any third party, shall or may have arising out of or in connection with the use of such User Materials and/or Names and Likenesses as provided herein. The license, consent and release herein is binding upon you and your heirs, executors, administrators, successors, licensees and assigns.
You acknowledge that PrepSearch reserves the right to display advertisements in connection such User Materials, to display such User Materials with similar materials from other users and to use such User Materials for marketing, promotional and advertising purposes. You further acknowledge that PrepSearch has the right, in our sole discretion, to prescreen, pre-approve, refuse and/or remove from our Services, without prior notice, any User Materials, including without limitation User Materials that violate the Terms and Conditions.
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
PrepSearch respects the valid intellectual property rights of others. We will respond to allegations of copyright infringement with respect to content or materials on our Services, including without limitation User Materials, in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA").
The DMCA provides a process for copyright owners to give notification to online service providers concerning alleged copyright infringement. When PREPSEARCH receives a valid DMCA notification, we respond by removing (or disabling access to) the allegedly infringing content or materials. After removing such content or materials, PrepSearch will take reasonable steps to contact the owner of the removed content or materials so that a DMCA counter notification may be submitted. After receiving a valid counter notification, PrepSearch generally restores the allegedly infringing content or materials, unless we receive further notice from the copyright owner that a legal action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged copyright infringer from engaging in the allegedly infringing activity.
If you are a copyright owner, or an agent of a copyright owner, and you believe that any content or materials on our Services, including without limitation User Materials, violate your copyright, you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by providing our DMCA agent with the following information in writing (please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for further detail): (i) your physical or electronic signature; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to permit PrepSearch to locate the material; (iv) information reasonably sufficient to permit PrepSearch to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address; (v) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and, (vi) a statement under penalty of perjury that the information in the notification is accurate, and that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the allegedly infringed copyright.
All text, graphics, photographs, videos, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, taglines, animations, sounds, and music contained on, or comprising, our Services, including without limitation the design, structure, selection, organization, compilation, display, arrangement, expression and "look and feel" of our Services, and the software comprising and/or embodying the foregoing (collectively, the "PrepSearch Content"), are owned, controlled or licensed by or to PrepSearch, and are protected under applicable intellectual property laws, including without limitation copyright, trade dress, trademark and/or patent laws. Your use of our Services gives you no ownership rights in the PrepSearch Content.
You may not, without limitation, copy, reproduce, republish, download, print, post, broadcast, record, mirror, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way any part of our Services or the PrepSearch Content except as follows: (i) you may download the PrepSearch Content to your website viewing device for the purpose of viewing it; and, (ii) you may print portions of our Services and the associated PrepSearch Content for your personal informational use as long as the printed portions are not subsequently modified or altered in any way. Any use other than as permitted under the Terms and Conditions may be undertaken only with the prior written authorization of PrepSearch.
TERMINATION OF YOUR RIGHT TO USE OUR SERVICES
PrepSearch reserves the right to suspend, restrict and/or terminate your access to our Services at any time, without notice, in our sole discretion, without limitation to any of our other rights. Further, PrepSearch reserves the right to terminate your account if your User Materials are the subject of multiple DMCA notifications and/or you are deemed to be a repeat infringer.
PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY PREPSEARCH ATHLETIC RECRUITING
PrepSearch may offer products and services on or through our Services. When you enroll for such products or services, you accept the specific agreement(s) applicable to such products or services. Your use of any such products or services is governed by the terms and conditions in the applicable agreement(s) for such products or services and, to the extent such products or services are provided through our Services, the Terms and Conditions also will apply.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING ON OUR SERVICES
Unless otherwise explicitly stated, PrepSearch does not endorse or guarantee any third party products or services advertised on our Services or any third parties sponsoring parts of our Services. Your dealings with advertisers or other third parties found on or through our Services are solely the responsibility of you and the third party. These dealings include without limitation your participation in promotions, the payment for and delivery of products and services, if any, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings. You agree that PrepSearch will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third parties on our Services.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES, AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS OBTAINED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES), AND PRODUCTS INCLUDED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "WITH ALL FAULTS," "AS AVAILABLE," WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER AND THEREFORE PREPSEARCH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. PREPSEARCH DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY, OR OPERABILITY OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR MATERIALS ON THE SERVICES, THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SERVICES, OR THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES. PREPSEARCH CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULT FROM USE OF THE SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM PREPSEARCH, OR FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO RELY ON ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AS ACCURATE. PREPSEARCH MAKES NO SUCH WARRANTY. PREPSEARCH DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE INFORMATION MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SERVICES OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. PREPSEARCH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
PREPSEARCH EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITY FOR THE CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER USER, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THAT USER MATERIALS INPUTTED BY OTHER USERS ARE EITHER CORRECT OR ACCURATE. PREPSEARCH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OR OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PREPSEARCH BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM ANYONE'S USE OF THE SERVICES, ANY USER MATERIALS POSTED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR TRANSMITTED TO USERS OR OTHER USERS, OR ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN OR AMONG USERS OR OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE. PREPSEARCH TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS THAT ARE POSTED THROUGH THE SERVICES, NOR DOES IT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE GOODS OR WEBSITES PROVIDED BY ITS ADVERTISERS.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. PREPSEARCH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY NETWORK, SYSTEM, SERVER OR PROVIDER, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, OR STUDENTS ON ACCOUNT OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS, OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET OR AT ANY WEBSITE OR COMBINATION THEREOF. PREPSEARCH IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO ANY DEVICES BELONGING TO ANY USER OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES, VIEWING, PLAYING, OR DOWNLOADING ANY USER MATERIALS ON OR FROM THE SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE IN ANY WAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES.
PREPSEARCH ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, USER OR USER COMMUNICATIONS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PREPSEARCH, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, OTHER USERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, USE DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, WHETHER OR NOT PREPSEARCH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. SUCH LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY (A) WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM THE SERVICES OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES), AND (B) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PART OF THE SERVICES, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed under the law of the State of Indiana, without regard to conflicts of laws rules. You agree that the courts of Indiana shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the parties for all disputes. Venue shall lie exclusively and only in the state and federal courts in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor PrepSearch will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.
Any arbitration necessary under this section will be held through confidential binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association in Indianapolis, Indiana. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that PrepSearch may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Indianapolis, Indiana necessary to protect its rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.
To the extent permitted by law, any claim or dispute under these Terms and Conditions must be filed within one year in an arbitration proceeding. The one-year period begins when the claim or notice of dispute first could be filed.
LIABILITY FOR TECHNICAL DISRUPTIONS TO OUR SERVICES
If you cause a technical disruption of our Services or any aspect of its functionality you agree to be responsible for any and all loss, costs, liabilities or expenses PrepSearch may suffer and you agree to be liable for any attorneys' fees and costs arising from and/or related to the same. The foregoing shall be without limitation of our other venders in law or equity.
You agree to compensate, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless PrepSearch, our officers, directors, employees, agents, business partners, affiliates, distributors, licensors and licensees for, from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages, costs, or demands, resulting from any claim, action, investigation, demand, or proceeding arising in connection with your use of our Services or any violation of the Terms and Conditions.
Each provision of the Terms and Conditions shall be construed separately and independently of each other and the invalidity of any one part shall not affect the validity of any other part.
The failure of PrepSearch to enforce any provisions of the Terms and Conditions or to respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive its rights to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms and Conditions or to act with respect to similar breaches.
Collection of Information
We collect or receive the following general types of information when you use the Services:
Information You Provide Directly. You may provide information directly to us through the Services in several different ways. For example, you may respond to specific questions, communicate with us via email or feedback forms, complete online registration forms or questionnaires, and subscribe to email newsletters or other similar communications. The types of information you may provide directly include the following, as applicable:
Date of birth/age;
Athletic information (e.g., sport and position);
Academic information (e.g., GPA, SAT/ACT score, awards/honors, and extracurricular activities);
Other relevant information.
Information We Collect Automatically. We collect certain information about you and your computer automatically when you use the Services. Automatically collected information may include:
The type of web browser and operating system you have used to access the Services
Your IP address (which is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet and can be used to derive your general geographic location)
Your device information (which may include information about the mobile device you use to access our mobile application, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information).
Social Networking Information.
If applicable, you log in to the Services through a social networking account (e.g., Facebook), we may collect information about you from that social networking account, including your name, email address, birthday, profile photograph, and other information associated with your social networking account.
Use of Information
We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:
To perform analytics to continually improve the Services and enhance your experience with the Services;
To provide you (and enable our partners to provide you) with promotional materials, relevant content and advertisements, surveys, newsletters, questionnaires, and other materials;
To offer you information regarding certain products and services of our partners, sponsors, advertisers, and affiliates;
To manage your account, and update you on your account status (including confirmation of registrations.);
To respond to your requests, questions, and comments;
As we believe is necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, including by enforcing our Terms and Conditions of Use; and
For any other purpose disclosed to you at the time we collect your information, or pursuant to your consent.
Please note that changing your information through your user profile settings, or otherwise opting out of receipt of communications from PREPSEARCH, will only change or delete the data for purposes of future activities on our Services and for managing future communications from PREPSEARCH.
Sharing of Information
We may share your information with the following entities:
Colleges and Other Users of the Services. We may share your information directly with educational institutions, Admissions representatives, college coaches, and athletic directors. The Services may also provide opportunities for you and other users to connect with each other socially and to view each other's profiles. To achieve this, certain information you provide may be shared with other users of the Services.
Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates-companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with, PREPSEARCH. These entities may use your information to make predictions about your interests and may provide you with offers, promotional materials, advertisements, and other materials.
Partners. We may share your information with partners who provide products or services that may be of interest to you or student-athletes, including: (i) educational products and services (e.g., colleges, student loans, financial aid, college admissions and tutorial services, and extra-curricular enrichment and recognition programs); (ii) career, employment, and military opportunities; (iii) products of consumer focused companies; (iv) sports related activities; and (v) other relevant products and services. These partners may use your information to make predictions about your interests and may provide you with offers, promotional materials, advertisements, and other materials. We also may share your information with partners that share your information with college admissions departments.
Service Providers. We also may share your information with entities that provide services to us, including companies that provide payment processing, shipping, web analytics, data processing, web hosting, technical support, advertising, email distribution, and other services.
Other Parties When Required by Law or as Necessary to Protect Our Services. There may be instances when we disclose your information to other parties in order to:
protect the legal rights of PREPSEARCH, its affiliates, and of the users of the Services; protect the safety and security of users of the Services;
prevent fraud (or for risk management purposes); or
comply with or respond to the law or legal process or a request for cooperation by a government entity, whether or not legally required.
Other Parties in Aggregated Form. We may also share your information with third parties in aggregated or non-personally identifiable form.
Other Parties in Connection With a Transfer of Assets. If we make a sale or transfer of assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger, divestiture, acquisition, liquidation, or transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, we may transfer your information to one or more third parties as part of that transaction.
Protection of Information
We use reasonable physical and technical measures to safeguard information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. Please note, however, that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect the information we maintain, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you not share your password with anyone.
The Services are neither intended for nor directed at children younger than 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or store personal information about children under the age of 13.
The Services are intended for a U.S. audience. If you access the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the Services may be processed and transferred to the United States and be subject to U.S. law. The privacy and data protection laws in the United States may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using our website, participating in any of the Services, or by providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States and in accordance with U.S. law.
Changing or Deleting Your Personal Information
We wish to maintain accurate personal information. If you have submitted personal information through the Services and set-up an account, then you can (i) access and update your personal information by logging into your online account and making the appropriate changes or (ii) delete your account. Please note that if you delete your account, we may continue to retain your information on our servers for archival purposes. If you have forgotten your login credentials, you can retrieve those via our automated password retrieval system.
Sometimes, our advertisers will contract with a third-party service to host their ads. In this case, an ad-serving vendor contacts the advertisers' hosting service to obtain a particular advertisement. Because we do not have a relationship with these third parties, we do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt out of tracking by these vendors.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies
PREPSEARCH-as well as certain third parties that provide content and other functionality on the Services-may use a variety of technologies to learn more about how people use the Services and the Internet. This section provides more information about some of those technologies and how they work.
Collect information about your browsing activities in order to provide you with more relevant content and ads off the Services; and
Relate the information automatically collected when you use the Services to information we obtain from you directly or from commercially available sources.
Other local storage. We, along with third-party partners, may use other kinds of local storage, such as Local Shared Objects (also referred to as 'Flash cookies') and HTML5 local storage, in connection with the Services. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your computer and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. These objects are stored in different parts of your computer from ordinary browser cookies, however. Many Internet browsers allow you to disable HTML5 local storage or delete information contained in HTML5 local storage using browser controls.
Web beacons. We, along with our third-party partners, may also use technologies called Web beacons that communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server. Web beacons can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, and can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the Web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the Web beacon was viewed. Our partners and we use Web beacons for a variety of purposes, including analyzing the use of the Services and in conjunction with cookies to provide content and ads that are more relevant to you.
Your California Privacy Rights
California residents who are registered users of the Services and are under the age of 18 are entitled, in accordance with California law, to request and obtain removal of content and information that they themselves post as user content on the Services. You may request such removal by the contact form with California listed in the subject area. Please note that your request does not ensure the complete or comprehensive removal of the material.