Gateway to Prep Schools™
Online Secondary School Admission Application
2. OUR PRIVACY PLEDGE
4. RELATION TO TERMS OF SERVICE
5. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
6. YOUR CONSENT AND AGE VERIFICATION
7. OUR POLICIES REGARDING THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATIONThe information we collect can be broadly categorized as general information and personally identifiable information.
- General information. General information does not specifically identify you and may include, for example, information automatically provided to us by your browser or computer, such as your IP address, Internet service provider, the type of browser you are using, your operating system, the website you visited prior to and after this website, the webpages you visited on this website, and the date and time of your visit. We automatically collect some general information from you indirectly each time you visit the Gateway Website and the webpages within the site. This type of general information helps us determine, for example, your computer environment, the type of browser and version you are using and the pages you visit on the Gateway Website.
Like all secondary school admission applications, the Gateway to Prep Schools application necessarily requires applicants to provide personally identifiable information and other information to enable the applicant’s selected schools to identify the applicant and process the applicant’s inquiry form and/or application for admission. All personally identifiable information collected by us is voluntarily provided by you directly when you register for a Gateway to Prep Schools application account and user id and each time you complete a Gateway to Prep Schools application, inquiry form, Supplement or other form on the Gateway Website. Some of the personally identifiable information requested is mandatory and must be provided by the registrant or applicant in order to complete the registration, inquiry or application process. All other information is optional and should not impede the application process if omitted by the applicant.
Some of the member schools you select may allow you to pay admission application fees online using their chosen payment processors. For those schools, we provide a means through which you may securely transmit your credit card, debit card or electronic check information directly to the school’s chosen payment processor. ApplicationsOnline does not collect or store your credit card number or electronic payment information nor do we process your payment.
8. OUR POLICIES REGARDING USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Use of General and Personally Identifiable Information
The general information that we collect automatically from users of the Gateway Website (such as IP address, browser type, etc.) is stored primarily in our log files. With the exception of IP address, which may be stored with personally identifiable information in our database to help authenticate your acceptance of our Terms of Service, general information is not used to identify individual users of the Gateway Website. We use general information to analyze website usage loads and trends, to administer the website and to improve the website and our service. We may also use and disclose general information in the aggregate without disclosure of personally identifiable information.
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to Third Parties
In providing this service to you, we necessarily must share your Gateway to Prep Schools application and related information, including your personally identifiable information, with the schools that you have selected to receive them. By submitting a Gateway to Prep Schools application to your selected schools via the Gateway Website, you are consenting to such use and disclosure of your application and related information to those schools, including your personally identifiable information. Note that we cannot and do not control the use and/or disclosure of your personally identifiable information by the schools to whom your Gateway to Prep Schools application is submitted and we are not responsible for any use or misuse by those schools or any third party. We recommend that you review the privacy policies and practices of the schools to which you wish to submit a Gateway to Prep Schools application prior to submission. Once your Gateway to Prep Schools application is submitted to a particular school, the information on the application submitted to the school cannot be changed through the Gateway Website. You must contact the school directly to change or correct a submitted application.
As explained above, if you elect to pay an application fee electronically, your payment information is transmitted directly to the selected school’s chosen online payment processor. Such payment information may include personally identifiable information, such as your name and credit card number. The school’s payment processor processes your payment. We do not collect or store your electronic payment information nor do we process the payment. We cannot and do not control the use and/or disclosure of your personally identifiable information by any payment processor and we are not responsible for any use or misuse by those processors or any third party. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies and practices of the payment processors prior to submitting your electronic payment information.
We may disclose personally identifiable information to our independent contractors, service providers and/or vendors who assist us in performing internal business functions and/or provide other services necessary to the operation of our business and/or the Gateway Website.
We may also disclose personally identifiable information and/or general information to third parties when we reasonably believe that disclosing such information is necessary to: (a) identify or contact a user of the Gateway Website; (b) to prevent abuse, fraud, or unlawful use of the Gateway Website or the Gateway Application; (c) to protect our rights, safety, or property and/or the rights, safety, or property of others; (d) to initiate or defend a legal action relating to the Gateway Website; or (d) to respond to or comply with a subpoena, other legal or administrative process or law, rule or regulation.
Finally, we may disclose personally identifiable information in the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of our business or assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, if such information is transferred to one or more third parties as part of our business or assets.
9. YOUR ACCESS TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
You may choose to accept or reject cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies from the Gateway Website, you may not be able to use those parts of the website that require cookies.
11. OUR SECURITY PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information you submit to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. When you enter sensitive information on our webpages, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We use the same type of encrypted transmissions when providing your application information to your selected schools and when you provide your payment information to the school’s chosen payment processor. We also restrict physical and electronic assess to our servers through the use of perimeter security and industry-standard firewalls. However, be aware that any emails you send to or receive from us are inherently not secure. Contact us by telephone if your question or comment involves sensitive personally identifiable information.
In addition to encrypted transmissions and physical and electronic security, we require you to select a unique user ID and password when you register to use the Gateway Website. You must enter your user ID and password each time you log in to the Gateway Website to access your account. It is your responsibility to maintain the secrecy of your password and to change your password periodically. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone in order to avoid unauthorized access to your account. Each time you are finished working in your account, you should logout of your account, close your browser window and clear the computer cache to avoid unauthorized access to your account. You should contact us immediately if you believe your password or account has been compromised.
No method of transmission over the Internet or data security scheme is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about our security practices, you may contact us by any of the means described below.
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