HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION
Once subscribing to De Barnes, we will collect information from you such as your name, postal address, email address, credit card information and/or telephone numbers, that will be used as identifiable characteristics (“Personal Information”).
Upon purchasing a service or product you will be asked to provide personal information which will be used throughout the admission application and scholarship process.
Academic Partnerships: We may make your Personal Information available to Colleges and Universities selected by you for the interest of completing the admission and or scholarship application process. By providing your personal information you expressly consent to De Barnes disseminating your personal information to your selected Colleges and/Universities in consideration of admission and scholarships.
We may from time to time ask you to complete surveys or opinion polls in an effort to further improve our customer service. Your participation is voluntary. The information obtained will be used in an aggregate manner, with no individual identifiable characteristics.
Blogs and Forums:
Any questions or inquiries to our customer support center will be retained solely for the purpose of providing a response as well as an opportunity to improve our site and customer experience and will not be made available to third party entities. The Information will be used to communicate with you the subscriber.
Visitors to our website who will not be purchasing a service or product from De Barnes will not be required to disclose personal information except if a user voluntarily makes a posting to a public area of the website.
De Barnes maintains weblogs that automatically record basic information about everyone who visits their website. The information gathered will not be sold or disclosed to any third party but will be used solely for the purpose of helping us improve our services, and for managerial and analytic purposes. These logs enable us to obtain:
- The Internet domain from which you access one of the Sites.
- Your IP address.
- The type of browser and operating system that you use.
- The date and time you visited one of the Sites.
- The pages that you visited on one of the Sites.
- The address of the website you linked from to get to one of the Sites.
De Barnes may at times contract with third-party service providers to perform functions for us, ex: web hosting, e-commerce etc. These service providers may be given access to the information we collect for the purpose of performing those functions, but they will be contractually bound to maintain the confidentiality of the information and not to use it for any other purpose.
Current service providers and links to their respective privacy policies are set forth below. We may change this list of service providers, and our service providers may change their respective privacy policies, from time to time.
|Domain registration, DNS and email hosting
|Google for Work
|Website hosting and editing
In the event, De Barnes were to be sold and/or absorbed into a parent company all our intellectual property including our database of personal information will likely be transferred to the new ownership.
Disclosures for Legal Reasons:
De Barnes will only disclose personal information to third parties when required to do so by law, regulation or securities exchange requirement, court order or subpoena. Or upon written request from law enforcement or governmental agency or when we believe such disclosure is appropriate to protect our legal rights and/or to safeguard another’s property or safety.
De Barnes maintains and protects our Personal Information database with physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to help ensure the security and confidentiality of the data against reasonably foreseeable risks. The security is designed to prevent unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction, and changes of data.
Our website is intended for use by adults who have reached the age of majority and who are seeking post-secondary options abroad. De Barnes do not target nor knowingly collect any Personal Information from, children under the age of 18.