Any requests to correct or clarify your personally identifying information, or requests to modify your "opt-out" preferences can be directed to:
BlacksInHigherEducation Customer Service
2870 Peachtree Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30305
Please note that if you are already a registered user with BlacksInHigherEducation.com, you may manage your promotional e-mail preferences by "opting-out" of further e-mail contact from BlacksInHigherEducation.com by emailing admin@BlacksInHigherEducation.com
Changes to this Privacy Statement
From time to time, BlacksInHigherEducation may use customer information for new purposes not previously disclosed in this privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes here to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back to our Web site periodically.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES BlacksInHigherEducation GATHER AND/OR TRACK ABOUT YOU?
Personally Identifying Information
Free E-Mails: When you sign-up to receive free BlacksInHigherEducation e-mail information bulletins, BlacksInHigherEducation requires that you supply your name and e-mail address.
BlacksInHigherEducation Products: When you register to receive BlacksInHigherEducation products, whether those products are free or paid BlacksInHigherEducation requires that you supply your full name, e-mail address, contact information, and a unique subscriber ID. BlacksInHigherEducation may also require demographic information. In some instances, we also collect credit card information to bill subscribers for premium products.
BlacksInHigherEducation may also gather anonymous information, which may be used by BlacksInHigherEducation or shared with third parties. This information does not personally identify you but may be helpful for improving the services we offer. Generally this information is collected through "traffic data" and may entail the use of "cookies," "IP addresses," or other numeric codes used to identify a computer.
Cookies: "Cookies" give users a special, random ID that are small text files, which are stored on the hard drive of a user's computer. BlacksInHigherEducation employs cookies to recognize you and your access privileges for certain locations on the Web site. Subscribers who do not accept cookies from the Web site cannot access many areas of the Web site.
IP Addresses: BlacksInHigherEducation also logs IP addresses for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (Your IP address indicates the location of your computer on the Internet.) BlacksInHigherEducation does not log IP addresses to track your session, nor do we link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.
Credit Card Information: BlacksInHigherEducation processes all payments with PayPal, one of the world's most trusted online credit card processors. So BlacksInHigherEducation will not have your personal credit card information, as it would be handled and kept confidential by PayPal.
WITH WHOM DOES BlacksInHigherEducation SHARE THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS?
BlacksInHigherEducation also shares the information it gathers in a compiled format with advertisers and other partners. The compiled format does not include personally identifying information.
WHAT DOES BlacksInHigherEducation DO WITH THE INFORMATION IT GATHERS?
Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising: BlacksInHigherEducation may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. BlacksInHigherEducation also uses demographic information to allow advertising banners on the Web site to be targeted to the readers for whom they are most pertinent. This means that readers will see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the user's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form, with no personally identifiable information.
Data Security: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online, including SSL security for credit card submissions. Detailed information about SSL is available from Netscape.
Account Maintenance: BlacksInHigherEducation may utilize the contact information you provided at registration, such as your telephone number and e-mail address, to contact you regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement, and to confirm registration.
Service Updates and E-Mail Promotions: Using the contact information and e-mail addresses provided at registration, BlacksInHigherEducation periodically sends promotional messages to its users about services offered by BlacksInHigherEducation and notifies users of new features or changes that may be made to these services. BlacksInHigherEducation may also elect to send promotional messages on behalf of selected third parties whose products or services we think may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive promotional e-mails from BlacksInHigherEducation, please see the "Opting Out" provision below.
THIRD PARTY PARTNERS AND LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
BlacksInHigherEducation is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may link. This policy applies solely to information collected by BlacksInHigherEducation.
OPTING-OUT, CORRECTIONS AND CANCELLATIONS
If you are already a registered user with BlacksInHigherEducation.com, you may manage your promotional e-mail preferences by "opting-out" of further e-mail contact from BlacksInHigherEducation.com.
Upon request, we will remove you and your personal information from our database, thereby canceling your registration; correct personal information that you state is erroneous, manage your promotional e-mail preferences for you; and/or (manage your preferences for sharing personally identifying information for you. Please direct your inquiry to:
260 Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
LAST UPDATED: May 29, 2009