Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated and posted on December 22, 2010. It governs the privacy policy of our Website, www.StudyBoost.com.

Definitions

"Non-Personal Information" is information that is in no way personally identifiable and that is obtained automatically through your simple use of our Website with a web browser.

"Personally Identifiable Information" is non-public information that is personally identifiable and obtained in connection with providing a product or service to you. It may include information such as your name, address, phone number, and other related information you provide to us.

The terms “us” or “we” or “our” refers to StudyBoost, the owner of this Website.

A “Visitor” is someone that merely browses our Website.

A “Member” is someone who has registered with our Website to use our Service.

A “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.

All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our “Content”. We may refer to Content uploaded by our Members as “Member Content.”

Understanding Our Service

StudyBoost provides a service (Service) through which our Members can use their social media and chat programs to study together and ask and get answers to school-related questions, all while having fun in safe online environment. Our Privacy Policy relates to your privacy rights while using our Website, Content, and Service.

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

This Privacy Policy tells you what Personally Identifiable Information we may collect from you, how we may share this information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information.

Information We Collect

When you enter our Website, we collect Non-Personal Information such as your browser type and IP address. Likewise, in order to offer you meaningful products and services and for other reasons, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information about you from what you enter into applications or other forms on our Website to use our Service.

Why We Collect Your Personal Information

All personal information - including mailing address, full name, email address, phone number and payment information - is only used for our company's operations and marketing. We may also ask for your age/grade-level information so you can get age-appropriate information.

Control of Your Personal Information

If at any time you need to see personal information we have collected about you, you can visit the Manage-Account section of this website anytime. You can also tell us if you would like to receive promotional emails from us.

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy

We adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which requires us to have a parent’s permission before we may collect any information of a child that is under the age of 13. As this site caters to the educational requests from various demographics - including children under the age of 13 - parents or legal guardians may send inquiries related to us. At any time, parents or legal guardians may request that their child's personal information be deleted or that we no longer collect this information. Parents or legal guardians must first grant permission before we collect the information of customers under the age of 13. Please note that we will need to verify the identity of anyone requesting the information about a child to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian, and that a request for us to delete all personal information about a child requires us to cancel the child's account.

Use of Credit Cards

You may have to provide a credit card to use our Service. We use 3rd party billing services and HAVE NO CONTROL over these services. We will use our best efforts to make sure that your credit card number is kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL by using only 3rd party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your credit card number.

Member Content

All Member Content is considered non-public and open to the general public and therefore, not subject to this Privacy Policy. Do not post any content or communication here that you wish to remain private.

When We May Use Your Information

We only use the Personally Identifiable Information you submit with our Website to provide you with products and services that you request. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to our Website. Inaccurate information will affect your ability to use our Website, your ability to purchase other products and services from our Website, and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy (i.e. your email address should be kept current).

When We May Share Your Information

We may share Personally Identifiable Information we collect, as permitted by law, to companies such as credit reporting agencies, or servicing and processing companies, or in response to a valid legal requirement to release this information such as a state or federal law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property, or defend or assert legal rights. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your Personally Identifiable to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.

Control of Your Personal Information

If at any time you need to see personal information we have collected about you, you can visit the Manage-Account section of this website anytime. You can also tell us if you would like to receive promotional emails from us.

Cookies

Our Website may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to identify which areas of our site you have visited, so the next time you visit the site, we can better personalize the content that you see on our Website. Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies. However, if you reject our Cookies, certain functionality on our Website may not work correctly or at all. We do not place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.

Web Beacons

We may also use web beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your use of our Web site and the Web sites of selected sponsors and advertisers, and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information collected by Web Beacons (a) allows us to statistically monitor how many people open our emails and (b) for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our Web sites or those of our sponsors'. We do not link Non-Personal Information from Web Beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the actions, practices, or content of such websites linked to or from our Website. You understand that such websites may have their own legal documents to which you must agree to use such websites and that we have no control over these legal documents. As always, you understand that it is your responsibility to verify your legal use of a website as well as use of information from the website with the corresponding website owner.

Our Email Policy

Our affiliates and we fully comply with the United States’ CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us or affiliates. We will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission. You understand that email is not considered a secure form of communication. Generally, any information you disclose in an email may be viewed by hackers while such information is en route to us. As such, take care in what you disclose in any email that you send to us.

Our Security Policy

We have constructed our Website and Service using sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to protect your Personally Identifiable Information. When we collect your Personally Identifiable Information through our Website, we encrypt it and prevent unauthorized access to it by using industry standard technologies, such as encryption software, routers and firewalls. Unfortunately, due to the vary nature of the Internet and hackers, we cannot completely guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information is 100% protected. Once we receive your Personally Identifiable Information, we have industry standard security measures and polices that protect against the loss or misuse of your PII; again, we cannot completely guarantee against such loss or misuse. We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our Service and not share it with anyone. You should always log out of our Service when you are done using it, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a public computer.

Payment Sources

You may have to provide a credit card or other payment source to use various parts of our Service. We use third-party billing service and HAVE NO CONTROL over these services. We use commercially reasonable efforts to make sure that your payment source information is kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL by using only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption technology to protect your payment source information from unauthorized use. However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for any misuse of your payment source information.

Transfer of Ownership

If the entire or substantial ownership of our Website were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises of our then current Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

As necessary to address changes in laws as well as our business practices, we may modify our Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to address these changes. We will typically notify users by some message on our Website home page that our Privacy Policy has changed. We will also change the "Last Updated" date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy periodically to make sure you still agree with it.

Your Acceptance of This Privacy Policy

This is our entire Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. We have no duty to notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy nor do we have any liability for making sure you understand your rights under this Privacy Policy. You agree to abide by our Privacy Policy every time you use our Website.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the Contact form as found on our Website.