Personal Information We Collect.
Tapd collects personal information from you in two ways: (1) personal information you knowingly provide to us through information-gathering sections on our Services (e.g., contact forms, registration forms, and application forms). This information may include your name, home address, phone number, email, educational institution, business affiliation, driver’s license information, Common App username and password, social security number and (2) personal information we gather from documents you chose to upload to the Services (such as Common App form, resumes and transcripts). This information may include colleges you’ve applied to, standardized test scores, level of school completed by parents, number of siblings, annual income, marital status of parents, tax filing status. If you do not want Tapd to have certain personal information about you, please do not provide it to us, and please do not provide us with any documents that include such information. If you do not wish to provide information to us, please note you may not be able to obtain or access certain content, features, services, or benefits of our Services.
Tapd may also use Internet cookies and other identifiers or methods of web analysis to gather, store, and track certain information related to your visit to, and activity on, our Services. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of your information being used in this way, most computer systems and web browsers offer privacy settings and options, such as disabling cookies or opting for “Do Not Track” features. Tapd does not override these settings or options, and encourages you to use them to enhance your choices and personalize your experiences. However, if you opt to utilize the aforementioned privacy features of your computer system or web browser, you may not be able to obtain certain content, features, services, or benefits of our Services.
How We Use Personal Information We Collect.
We may use the personal information we collect from you for a variety of purposes, including: providing and improving the Services; contacting you regarding the Services or to promote the Services; and, analyzing and using your information for services in which we or affiliates engage that may be unrelated to the Services. By using the Services, you consent to the foregoing uses of your personal information. Any marketing or promotional emails you receive from us will offer a means to opt-out from receiving future emails of a similar nature.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third parties.
Except as specifically set forth in this section, we do not share your personal information with third parties, unless the information has been aggregated with other information or is anonymized so your identity cannot reasonably be discerned. Notwithstanding the foregoing, by using our Services you acknowledge that we may share your personal information with third parties for the following purposes: (a) to help us develop and deliver the Services to you; (b) to verify your information, including by contacting your educational institution or business affiliation, (c) to process payments you make in connection with the Services, and (d) to local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or when Tapd, in its sole discretion determines that such disclosure is appropriate to protect the life, safety, health, or property of Tapd or any other person or entity, (g) to market products and services of third parties that Tapd believes may be of interest to you; (h) for market research activities engaged in by third parties. By using the Service you also acknowledge that your personal information may be viewed and accessed by others using the Services, and may be indexed and displayed through the Service’s internal search engines and other publicly accessible search engines.
In connection with a corporate transaction or change of control, including a merger, consolidation, acquisition, stock sale, reorganization or asset purchase, your personal information may be shared or transferred to a third party involved in such transaction.
Tapd undertakes commercially reasonable efforts to see that any third party to which Tapd discloses your personal information is under an obligation to use that information solely for the purposes for which the information was disclosed. However, such third parties are independent third parties over which Tapd exercises no control, and Tapd is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, the conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices of third parties.
Links to Other Services.
Comments and User Content.
All materials or comments posted to public areas of our Services are public. As such, Tapd assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further details concerning User Content and other materials submitted to our Services.
Security Measures and Communicating with Tapd.
Please be advised that the security and confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted through the Internet, including via our Services or email, cannot be and is not guaranteed. You acknowledge that the technical processing and transmission of our Services’ content may be transferred unencrypted and may involve: (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Accordingly, Tapd is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet. We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online or through our Services, and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Information; Opt Out Right.
Upon your request by sending an email to the email address set forth below, Tapd will provide you with a summary of any personally identifying information retained by Tapd that we have collected about you through your use of this website. You may modify, correct, change, or update this information by emailing Tapd at the email address set forth below. In addition, except as necessary to obtain the services or information requested through our Services, you may opt out of having your personally identifying information prospectively retained by Tapd by contacting Tapd at the email address set forth below. This provision does not apply to collection through the standard data tracking features of our Services, such as Internet cookies and other identifiers or methods of web analysis.
Governing Law; Arbitration.