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Privacy Policy

Services, products, information, and community offerings are provided by Global Scholar and Center for Global Education through Global Scholar. The Global Scholar site is maintained by Global Scholar It is designed to provide access to information, goods, and services that facilitate the transition from high school to college; make your college experience more enjoyable and cost efficient; and to facilitate communication between our users, Center for Global Education and Global Scholar. Global Scholar recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy rights of our users. Any information shared between users and Global Scholar is securely managed and safeguarded in accordance with all applicable laws and the policies and guidelines set forth below.

Changes to Privacy Statement

These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving. From time to time, Global Scholar may need to change our privacy statement because of changes in the law, in technology, in Global Scholar's business, or in our attempts to serve your needs better. We will use every effort to communicate in a timely manner any changes to our privacy statement in the manner described in the Global Scholar Site Terms and Conditions. Below we explain how we may collect personal information, what we do with it, and how we protect it.

What information does Global Scholar gather?

The choice of how much personally identifiable information you disclose to us is completely at your discretion. It is not mandatory for you to answer any question, but please realize that in order to serve you better, you will need to provide certain information to access some areas of our site, obtain or register for special services, or complete transactions initiated by you. If you choose not to provide information, we may not be able to permit access to such areas, provide those special services, or complete such transactions.

Information gathered through traffic monitoring

Like many other Web sites, Global Scholar is equipped with a program that monitors traffic by automatically recording every visitor's host, domain name, pages visited, length of user sessions, browser type and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of times the site is hit, how many visitors come to the site, which parts of the site they frequent, and the length of time of each visit. This information does not contain personally identifiable information and is used to evaluate areas of interest and to improve the Global Scholar site and may be provided to third parties by Global Scholar or its affiliates.

Information gathered through registration, login, and obtaining services

Global Scholar collects full name, home address, email address, telephone number, and other personally identifiable information that is voluntarily provided by the user. A user's email address and other personally identifiable information collected from product orders, test registrations, or online surveys are used only as described in this Privacy Policy and for the purposes of offering you goods and services that, in the opinion of Global Scholar and its affiliates, may facilitate the transition from high school to college or make your college experience more enjoyable and cost efficient. Any and all personally identifiable information that is collected is maintained by Global Scholar and its affiliates in accordance with the Guidelines on the Uses of Center for Global EducationTest Scores and Related Data, the confidentiality policies set forth in printed and online test registration materials, and all applicable laws. By providing such information, the user consents to Global Scholar's Privacy Policy, including the uses of the information described in this Policy.

What about Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file placed on a user's computer hard drive when a user visits a Web site. The cookie gives the user a unique, random ID, and this ID enables our site to readily recognize each visitor on a subsequent visit to the site. For example, a cookie may indicate the preferences selected by a visitor on a prior visit, and facilitate more efficient browsing on subsequent visits by using such preferences to customize the content and/or layout of our site for the visitor. Global Scholar may use cookies in this fashion. Visitors are free to change their web browsers to prevent the acceptance of cookies. However, subscribers of College Board's MyRoad product must enable cookies to access member areas. Global Scholar's cookies do not contain personally identifiable information collected by Global Scholar.

What we will use the information for

Listed below are some of the ways in which your information may be used:

  • to improve Global Scholar's and its affiliates' products and services;
  • to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor;
  • to notify visitors about updates, products, services, and/or special offers from Global Scholar or its affiliates, colleges, scholarship programs, selected vendors, or suppliers;
  • to assist our suppliers and selected vendors in targeting updates, new products, services, and/or special offers to you through Global Scholar;
  • to ask for your participation in brief surveys;
  • to generate aggregate statistical studies and conduct and report research related to the college admission process;
  • to complete any purchases or other transactions you may do at the site (which will include providing your information to the relevant supplier or selected vendor so that they can complete your purchase or transaction);
  • to identify, develop, and offer products and services that help in the transition from high school to college, may make your college experience more enjoyable and cost efficient, or to obtain such products and services from suppliers and selected vendors;
  • To share with contractors who assist Global Scholar with programming and technical aspects of hosting and Web site operation. All contractors subscribe Global Scholar's confidentiality and privacy conditions.

What we will not use the information for

We respect your privacy! Except as described above, or as otherwise provided or permitted by law, your information collected by Global Scholar will not be sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise used.

Linked Sites

Global Scholar provides, for the convenience of our users, the opportunity to link to Web sites of organizations not related to Global Scholar. If you click on a hypertext link that takes you to a Web site outside of Global Scholar, we are not responsible for their privacy policies or information collection practices and uses. In addition, when you initiate a transaction with one of our suppliers or selected vendors through Global Scholar, the information you and we submit to the supplier or selected vendor for the transaction becomes subject to the supplier or selected vendor's privacy or information use policies. Global Scholar is not responsible for the privacy or information use policies of its suppliers and selected vendors.

What choices does the user have?

You will always have the ability to opt not to receive email or other means of communication from Global Scholar. Global Scholar respects your privacy and realizes that not everyone likes to receive special offers or information. You will have the ability upon registering at the site to opt out from receiving email or other communications. If you receive such email or communications and would prefer not to in the future, you may remove your name from Global Scholar's lists by contacting us at Sitetermsandconditions@Global Scholar. Again, please remember, once we have provided information to our suppliers or selected vendors due to transactions initiated by you, we are not responsible for their use of the information, and you should consult their respective privacy and information use policies.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions or would like to be deactivated from Global Scholar's lists, you may contact us by email at email, or, write us at The Center for Global Education, LMU Extension, Loyola Marymount University, University Hall, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 1840, Los Angeles, California 90045-2659 or call us at +1-310-980-6971. Global Scholar will use reasonable efforts to help you.

For more information about protecting your privacy online, we recommend that you visit www.networkadvertising.org, www.netcoalition.com, and www.privacyalliance.org.


The importance of security for all personal information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. You must have a secure browser–one that supports secure transmission of data across the Internet–to purchase items at Global Scholar. For more information, use your browser's help feature.

We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted, we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

Your Global Scholar password is protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Global Scholar will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.