Effective: January 14, 2006
We at CollegeSwapShop recognize that privacy is very important to our users, and we understand our responsibility to protect your information. We take this responsibility seriously and work diligently to ensure your privacy.
By using CollegeSwapShop, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
We may send you email in response to transactions on our website, price alerts you have created, reminders you have signed up for, or requests from users to share CollegeSwapShop with a friend. In order to cancel recurring emails such as reminders and price alerts, simply click on the cancellation link in the email. If you have deleted the email, you can also contact us in order to cancel any alert you created.
How We Use Information
Information You Provide
In order to use our marketplace, we collect contact information from you, including your name, address, phone number, and email address. Information is only shared with other CollegeSwapShop users in order to facilitate a marketplace item transaction. This information exchange only occurs in the following scenarios:
- You have committed to purchase an item from another user
- Another user has committed to purchase an item you have listed
- A user would like to contact you concerning a non-binding item. These items include certain item categories, such as housing and wanted ads.
Outside of marketplace transactions, your information is not shared with or sold to any third party. If you would like to update your information, simply visit My Account.
For other features on CollegeSwapShop.com, we also collect email address. These features include price alerts, semester reminders, or requests to share CollegeSwapShop.com. The email address provided to use these features will never be shared or sold to a third party.
Cookies are identifiers sent to your browser in order to retain context when viewing pages on our website. For example, we send a cookie to your browser so that you only have to logon once per visit to CollegeSwapShop. Although you can choose to disable cookies on your browser, most of the features on CollegeSwapShop are dependent on cookies being enabled.
We also automatically collect non-personal information from your session for analytics purposes. This data can include your browser version, your operating system, and the pages you visit on our website. Most of the time, this data is aggregated so that we can gather trends on the overall usage of CollegeSwapShop. However, individual session data may also be used for other business purposes, such as investigating the cause of an error experienced by a specific user.
During registration, CollegeSwapShop.com uses a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts the information that you input before it is transmitted to us. Upon receiving your information, our servers then decrypt your information for processing. Some sensitive information, such as your password, is also encrypted before it is stored on our secure servers.
It is your responsibility to protect your password. When you are finished using CollegeSwapShop, you should always log out and completely close browser session in order to prevent unauthorized access into your account.
Third-Party Advertisers and External Links
CollegeSwapShop does not use third-party advertiser servers. Additionally, no personally identifiable user information is sent to third party websites.