Privacy Policy

Welcome to usnews.com, which is published by LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. This Privacy Policy applies to www.usnews.com, our paid content, and any other of our websites, emails, digital services or mobile or other applications on which a link to this Privacy Policy appears (collectively, the ” LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY”), all of which LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services are provided by LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY at any time and from time to time in its sole discretion. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may change, suspend or discontinue any or all of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY at any time. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY does not control and is not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, any third-party site to which the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services link or that links to any LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY.

You agree that your use of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services is subject to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy in its entirety, please do not use any LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. This Privacy Policy may be modified at any time and from time to time; the date of the most recent changes or revisions will appear on this page. Continued access to the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy.
If you are a resident of California, please see the separate LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY California Privacy Notice for additional information applicable to California residents.section of this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected by LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY

LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY and third parties featured on the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may collect personally identifiable information from you such as your name, telephone number, postal address, email address, gender, date of birth, job title, employer, or personal preferences so that we (on our own behalf or on behalf of third parties) or such other third parties can provide you with the products and services you request or have agreed to receive or which may be of interest to you. For example, we may ask you for your name, email address, and certain other information in connection with certain features of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. If you register for one of our live events or webinars, we may ask you for your job title, employer, and industry. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may also collect your credit card information when you make a purchase so that we can process your payment for the product or service you are requesting. During the ordering process, such credit card information is transmitted either to LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY or to the particular supplier or service provider who provides the service you are purchasing. In both cases, the credit card information is then transmitted to third-party credit card processors and card issuers that use your information to process your order.

LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may also collect information that does not identify you by name when you visit the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services, such as your internet protocol (“IP”) address, geolocation, domain name, browser configuration, device type, unique device identifier, the type of operating system you are using, information about your Internet service provider, the time of your visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any referring website.

LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may also collect information about you from publicly and commercially available sources, as permitted by law, which we may combine with other information we receive from or about you.

How We Use and Share Information Collected from Users

We, our affiliates, or our service providers may use the information you supply to fulfill your requests for products and services, to respond to your inquiries, and to offer other products and services from either us or third parties which may be of interest.
Some sections of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY services permit users to submit reviews, questions, and answers to questions submitted, comments, or other content for publication on the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services (“User Comments”). If you choose to submit User Comments, we may publish your name, screen name, or other information that you provide. Please keep in mind before you submit any User Comments that your User Comments as well as any personal information you provide may be available to the public for a long time and may appear in third-party search engine results. We will not remove User Comments at the writer’s request.

If you register to attend one of our live events or webinars, we may share your personal information, including your name, email address, job title, and employer and mailing address, with the sponsors of such event or webinar.

Certain outside companies, institutions, or organizations offer promotions or services on the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may earn a commission from any products or services you purchase from such entities. If you are interested in such promotions or services, you will be asked to share personal information to be able to receive more information about the promotion or service. In some cases, LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY will collect personal information from you and provide it to such an outside entity at your direction (who may share it with its business partners). In other cases, such an outside entity will collect personal information from you directly and may share it with LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY, in which case LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. The personal information requested from you for such promotions and services will generally include your name, telephone number, postal address email address, and other information related to the specific promotion or service offered and will be subject to the outside entity’s privacy policy as well as this Privacy Policy. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY is not responsible for the privacy practices of such outside entities. If you do not wish to receive further communications from them, you will need to so notify such outside entities.

Users of certain of our Education pages have an opportunity to register for a free account that will allow you to save customized lists of your favorite schools, to make comparisons among schools, and to subscribe to College Compass® to access additional information about colleges, universities, and graduate programs and assess their suitability based on personalized criteria using our “My Fit” tool. We may use the information you provide through these tools and your navigation on our Education pages to infer which colleges, universities, or graduate programs you may be interested in, and we may share your personal information with them.
From time to time, the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may conduct research surveys on its behalf of itself through email invitations, online pop-up surveys, or focus groups. When participating in a survey, LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may require you to provide your email address, age, gender, household income, demographic and other data. The information you submit through a survey or focus group may be used by the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY for research and measurement purposes, including to measure the effectiveness of content, advertising, or programs.

We may use the information we collect from and about you to facilitate the delivery of interest-based advertising to you on the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY and on third-party websites on behalf of LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY or third-party advertisers. See “Use of Cookies” below.

We sometimes use information that we or our service providers collect through our use of cookies and other tracking technologies to manage and optimize the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY, including to improve the design, delivery, and content of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY and to enable us to personalize your user experience. We may also use the information we collect in the aggregate to analyze how visitors use the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services or for other purposes, and we may share such aggregated data with third parties. See “Use of Cookies” below.

In addition, LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may disclose the information we maintain (A) if in good faith we believe that such disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY; or (4) protect the personal safety, property, or rights of our users or the public, or (B) in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale.
Please note that we may convert, or permit others to convert, your personally identifiable information into identified data or aggregate consumer information, in which case it will no longer be considered your personally identifiable information.

Social Media Services

You can register for or log into your account on certain LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services through a third-party social media service. If you choose to do so, we will have access to some of your third-party account information from that service, such as your name and other information in that account, as authorized by that service. You authorize us to collect, store and use any such information available to us from such third-party social media services in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You have the ability to disable the connection between the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Service and your third-party account at any time. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY does not share any information about your use of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY with the third-party social media service.

Data Security

We use commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information we collect online. Please note that since no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure, we are unable to guarantee the security of your information.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY Services may link to third-party websites and services that are outside of our control. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information collected by such third-party websites or services. You should review the privacy policies applicable to any such third-party websites or services that you use.

How to Unsubscribe from Email

If you decide that you do not wish to receive email communications from LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY and others, you may opt-out of receiving further commercial emails and other communications by clicking “Unsubscribe” or “Manage my email preferences” in any email. Please note that if you opt out of receiving further commercial emails, you may still receive transactional emails.

Use of Cookies

LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY and some advertisers, service providers, and other third parties that help manage and optimize the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may place cookies on your computer or mobile device in connection with your use of the LEODROID
PRIVATE POLICY.

“Cookies” are pieces of information that are placed in a storage place on your computer or mobile device when you visit the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. Cookies recognize your web browser; they do not contain information that is, in itself, personally identifying unless you have specifically provided such information. While you can disable cookies (follow your web browser’s instructions to do so), it may interfere with the proper functioning of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. Because an industry-standard Do-Not-Track protocol has not yet been established, we currently do not recognize any browser signals as “do not track” or “do not sell” requests. However, you may refuse to accept cookies in order to prevent tracking activities. Please note that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of non-cookie tracking technologies, and those browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

Cookies and other tracking technologies are placed on your computer or mobile device to improve the design, delivery, and content of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY and to enable us to personalize your user experience. Cookies help deliver and measure the effectiveness of advertisements, calculate unique site visitors, track usage throughout our site, and make the login process more convenient for the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY that uses logins.

Advertisers and service providers may use cookies and other tracking technologies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record information about your visits to the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY and other websites, so that they can facilitate feature functionality, measure the effectiveness of ads, track page usage and paths followed during visits, and provide interest-based advertisements to you. These companies may provide this data to us. We do not have access to or control over these advertisers’ or service providers’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about certain kinds of online interest-based advertising, click here, here, or here. LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY does not represent that these third-party tools, programs, or statements are complete or accurate.

We also contract with certain third parties to help manage and optimize the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may also use cookies or other tracking technologies to collect information about your use of the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. Some of the things this information is used for include delivering advertisements, measuring the effectiveness of advertisements, and learning how visitors use the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY. For more information about such third parties, click here.

Information for Users in Europe and Elsewhere Outside of the United States

If you use the LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY outside of the United States, you understand that LEODROID PRIVATE POLICY may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries. The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may be different from the laws of your state or country. Any transfers of personal information will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law. If applicable, you may have a right to claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of relevant data protection laws.