Privacy Policy

Online privacy is a top concern at COED.com. For further information or questions about privacy, email us at editor@teamcoed.com. Your use is based on your acceptance of how COED.com operates, as indicated in this Privacy Policy.

COED.com gathers user information such as name, email address, age and other facts to authenticate who you are. COED.com collects data regarding personal interests and other demographic information. We also gather information on how you use this service, which helps us, in part, to improve the site for your use. In the interest of privacy and protection, COED.com is available for only students who are in college. Users must have an .edu email address; if they don’t but can prove they are in college by means of a verification form COED.com will furnish them with an email address that grants them access of a user ID and password.

Your User Profile Information, from pictures to your written entries, is shared with other people using the site (to the degree that you wish and indicate in your privacy settings) in order to encourage interaction among users. Communication among users takes place through the COED.com service, which doesn’t reveal your email address. However, your email address is used by COED.com so that we can send you updates and newsletters, if you wish.

Occasionally, COED.com or a sponsor may underwrite a promotion or sweepstakes on the site. COED.com will share your information with a sponsor if you have agreed to allow us to by “opting inâ€? during the registration process. COED.com will indicate which company or sponsor is requesting the information. COED.com users who have received an invitation to participate in such a contest may opt to not be included and ask that the sponsor purge their personal information from their data base.

COED.com sends out email newsletters, invitations and messages of various kinds to users, who reserve the right to block reception of such notices by sending an email to editor@teamcoed.com. COED.com uses “cookiesâ€? to understand your preferences when you are using the site, allowing COED.com to customize newsletters and the like according to your preferences while also limiting exposure to advertisements of little interest to you. COED.com does, however, invite third-party advertisers on our site to set and access their cookies on your computer. Their use of cookies is covered under their privacy policy, not that of COED.com’s.

Third-party advertisers may come from users of COED.com or an advertising partner, who can set cookies, allowing the ad server to recognize your computer each time you are sent an advertisement. Ad servers gather information about how you saw their advertisements and which ones you responded to. Advertisers then send the advertising message of most interest to you. COED.com will occasionally share users’ information, but not by name or any other identifying criteria, so that third-party users can learn, for example, what soft drinks are most popular at a particular school.

COED.com users may edit their personal content at any time. They can also limit the amount of their content available to other users. However, if it has been captured by other users, it is impossible to receive that provided information. Members can indicate when they no longer want to receive solicitations from COED.com, such as email newsletters, by adjusting their Account Settings.

Your account is protected by a password of your creation COED.com goes to great lengths to ensure that your account information remains private. COED.com takes all precautions in protecting our databases. COED.com will not disclose personal information to any third party unless it is deemed necessary, as in the cases of: responding to legal demands or subpoenas; enforcing COED.com Terms of Use Agreement; protecting the safety of users. COED.com reserves the right to transfer personal information in the event that ownership of the site changes hands. Because email correspondence and instant-messaging is not a secure means of communication, COED.com asks that you refrain from sending us personal information in this manner. If you have any questions about your privacy while using COED.com, please contact us at editor@teamcoed.com.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp