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Privacy Statement

Also, whenever you access the Web Site, we may collect certain information, which may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Web Site, and the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to our Web Site (“User Information”). In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“User Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or other device you may use to access the Web Site. A User Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device used to access the Web Site or any services offered therein, and our servers identify your device by its User Identifier. UVIC may use the Personal Information, User Information, and User Identifier for its business purposes only.

To interact with certain features on the Web Site, you may create a public profile that is available to other internet users (“Public Profile”), through which you may provide certain information about yourself, including videos and photographs, academic interests, comment, or other content. You are solely responsible for the accuracy of such Public Profile and all such use is at your own risk. UVIC shall not be responsible for any claims or liabilities arising from your creation and/or use of the Public Profile. Certain colleges, universities, scholarship providers, and other business partners of UVIC may be able to view and have access to your Public Profile. However, UVIC will not share such information without your consent, which may be required in order for you to create a Public Profile. At any time, you may close your account for the Public Profile.

UVIC may use your Personal information and Public Profile to for various purposed related to its business and services offered through the Web Site, including: (1) facilitating your participation in activities and to provide services through the Web Site (including providing you with information and answering any questions); (2) providing you with information regarding any special offers, including from our advertisers, or other third parties; (3) processing your request for registration and verifying information provided to us; (4) UVIC’s internal business purposes; and (5) other purposes which will permit UVIC to improve and develop our services and Web Site.

The Web Site may provide you the opportunity to participate in a web-based social platform (“Web Community”). If you choose to participate, you may submit or post photographs, videos, questions, comments, suggestions or other content, (collectively, “User Content’’). Your User Content may be posted in your Public Profile. You may edit or remove information on your profile. All User Content shall be public. Other users will have access to your User Content and may view it and/or share it with other third parties. If you include Personal Information in your Public Profile or Web Community, such information shall be deemed public and this Privacy Policy shall not apply. You may also have the ability to contact other users; however, doing so will constitute your consent for the disclosure of your Personal Information. The community doesn’t apply on your confidential application platform.

Sharing Your Information

UVIC will not share your Personal Information with third parties for their commercial or marketing purposes without your consent. UVIC ® may, however, use or share non-Personal Information (e.g., user statistics and demographic information) with third parties. By using this Web Site and providing your Personal Information, you further agree as follows:

UVIC may allow colleges, universities, scholarship providers, educational institutions, and other business partners (“Educational Institutions”) to provide information to you. We do not share your contact information (email address, postal address or phone number) with these Educational Institutions without your consent, but we may send you information on their behalf. UVIC may also offer information or opportunities offered or provided by third parties. With your consent, your Personal Information may be shared with such third parties. The third parties’ privacy policy may be applicable. In order to carry out certain features, UVIC may share your Personal Information with other third parties. For example, if you purchase any products or services, our billing partner will receive billing and financial information (e.g., credit card numbers) necessary to process your charges.

UVIC may also disclose your information, including Personal Information, in response to a subpoena, when required by law, or to protect our rights. Further UVIC may disclose any information in connection with any criminal investigation or to defend UVIC against any claims by third parties. These disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.

In the event that UVIC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, your Personal Information, may be assigned or transferred. However, the present Terms of Use shall continue to apply.