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Privacy Policy

Effective As of January 23, 2015

www.ratestudenthousing.com (the “Company”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy 

protections for its users.  Our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to help you 

understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us and to 

assist you in making informed decisions when using our Service.  

For purposes of this Agreement, “Service” refers to the Company’s service which can be 

accessed via our website at http://ratestudenthousing.com [or through our mobile 

application]. in which users can interact with their current housing situation(s). Since this is 

a platform and the users are the ones making the post please we aware of your actions, be 

mindful of others, please be respectful and truthful, and most importantly please be adults. 

.  The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of 

Service. By accepting our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use (found here: 

[http://www.ratemystudenthome.com/LegalNotice/User_Agreement.pdf]), you consent to our 

collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this 

Privacy Policy.

I.               INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.”  Non-Personal 

Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as 

anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit 

pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are 

generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks.  Personal Information 

includes only your email, which you submit to us through the registration process at the 

Site.

1. Information collected via Technology 

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To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your 

email address.  To use the Service thereafter, you do not need to submit further Personal 

Information.  However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information 

provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the 

Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of 

browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of 

access, and other information that does not personally identify you.  We track this 

information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. 

 Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s 

computer hard drive.  Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-

Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when 

utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis.  For example, the 

Company may use cookies to collect the following information:

·   demographics, behaviors, interest, interactions, and past/current/future predictions

The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on 

your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies 

expire when you close your browser. 

1. Information you provide us by registering for an account 

In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the 

Site, to become a subscriber to the Service you will need to create a personal profile.  You 

can create a profile by registering with the Service and entering your email address, and 

creating a user name and a password.  By registering, you are authorizing us to collect, 

store and use your email address in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

II.             HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION

Personal Information:

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise 

share for marketing purposes your Personal Information with third parties without your 

consent. We do share Personal Information with vendors who are performing services for 

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the Company, such as the servers for our email communications who are provided access 

to user’s email address for purposes of sending emails from us.  Those vendors use your 

Personal Information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with 

you.  For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, 

solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional 

offers.

Non-Personal Information

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize 

the user experience.  We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends 

and analyze use patterns on the Site.  This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use 

or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such 

Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our 

discretion.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another 

company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among 

the assets transferred.  You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and 

are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to 

process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.  If our information 

practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that 

you may opt out of the new information practices.  We suggest that you check the Site 

periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

III.           HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized 

access.  Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps 

to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out 

of your account after each use.  We further protect your information from potential security 

breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, 

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firewalls and secure socket layer technology.  However, these measures do not guarantee 

that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such 

firewalls and secure server software.  By using our Service, you acknowledge that you 

understand and agree to assume these risks.

IV.           YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. 

 When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further 

promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each 

promotional e-mail.  You can also indicate that you do not wish to receive marketing 

communications from us in the “Settings” section of the Site.  Please note that 

notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting 

out in the Settings section of the Site, we may continue to send you administrative emails 

including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Policy.

V.             LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or 

applications.  However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those 

websites or the information or content they contain.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to 

information collected by us through the Site and the Service.  Therefore, this Privacy Policy 

does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on our Site 

or via our Service.  To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another 

website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply 

to your access or use of that site or application.  We encourage our users to read the 

privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

VI.           CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Company reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time. 

 We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by sending a notice to the 

primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our 

site.  Significant changes will go into effect 30 days following such notification.  Non-material 

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changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Site 

and this privacy page for updates.

VII.         CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this Site, please 

contact us by sending an email to contactus@ratestudenthousing.com

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on August 9, 2015

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