Last Updated: January 11, 2024
At Best College Aid, we value and protect your privacy. Our policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide when using our services or visiting our website, www.bestcollegeaidusa.com.
Information We May Collect
We collect your personal information to enhance your experience with our website and content. The collection is limited to what is essential for our product and service. Information we may collect includes:
- Your full name, email address, and phone number for sending emails and text messages, which you agree to receive when completing our contact forms.
- Billing details like name and credit/debit card information, PayPal, Google Pay for processing payments.
- Your name and email when submitting a question through our contact form, which may generate marketing emails based on your consent or our legitimate interest.
- Providing this information is voluntary and consensual. You can opt-out or request the deletion of your data at any time by contacting [email protected]. Without certain data, participation in some website activities might be limited.
Use of Information
The information provided outlines several ways in which the personal data collected from users are used:
- Communication: Data is used to contact users based on consent, contractual obligations, or legitimate interest. This includes marketing communications related to services or products in which users have shown interest, with the option to opt out.
- Payment Processing: Personal data is used to process payments for goods or services purchased, using third-party payment processors that comply with GDPR.
- Targeted Advertising: User data may be used for ads on social media and to create specific advertising audiences.
- Sharing with Third Parties: Data may be shared with trusted partners for purposes such as email communication, payment processing, and ad publishing.
- Public Data: Information voluntarily shared in public forums may be visible to others and is not protected by privacy measures.
- Data Management: Personal data are stored and managed securely, and only accessed by those who need it for business purposes, such as hosting services or newsletters.
We will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting unless you tell us otherwise.
You can request details of the personal information we hold about you under the Data Protection Act of 1998.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
You as a user have the right to ask us to delete your personal information. If you wish to unsubscribe from all emails from Best College Aid, send us an email at [email protected] to opt out.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Our Contact Information
To ask questions or comment about this policy and privacy practices, contact us at: [email protected].
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