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We are the team behind myroadtocollege.com, (hereafter referred to as MRTC), a college prep company which helps you prepare and package your student for college success. The privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us and is guided by the following philosophy:
Information We Collect
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so–for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better. We collect information in three ways: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our Services, and from outside sources
Information You Provide to Us
It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:
Basic Account Information: We ask for basic information like your name, email address, and password in order to set up your account on MRTC.
Transaction and Billing Information: If you buy something from us–a subscription to a course or a live class – you will provide additional personal and payment information that is required to process the transaction and your payment, such as your name, credit card information, and contact information.
Contact Forms: All information you enter in contact forms or is converted to an email and sent to the administrators of MRTC.
Content Information: Depending on the Services you use, you may also provide us with information about you in draft and published content (such as for your website). For example, if you write a blog post that includes biographic information about you, we will have that information, and so will anyone with access to the Internet if you choose to publish the post publicly. This might be obvious to you…but it’s not to everyone!
Communications With Us: You may also provide us information when you respond to surveys, communicate with our user support team about a question, or post a question about your site in our public forums.
Information We Collect Automatically
We also collect some information automatically:
Log Information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our Services–for example, when you create or make changes to your account on MRTC.
Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Services from certain geographic regions. We may also collect information about your precise location via our mobile apps (when, for example, you post a photograph with location information) if you allow us to do so through your mobile device operating system’s permissions.
Purposes for Using Information
We use information about you as mentioned above and for the purposes listed below:
♠ To provide our Services
♠ To further develop and improve our Services–for example by adding new features that we think our users will enjoy or will help them to create and manage their websites more efficiently;
♠ To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users interact with our Services, which helps us improve our Services and make them easier to use;
♠ To measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user retention and attrition–for example, we may analyze how many individuals purchased a plan after receiving a marketing message or the features used by those who continue to use our Services after a certain length of time;
♠ To monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, protect the security of our Services, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, fight spam, and protect the rights and property of MRTC and others, which may result in us declining a transaction or the use of our Services;
♠ To communicate with you, for example through an email, about offers and promotions offered by MRTC and others we think will be of interest to you, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date on MRTC and our products; and
♠ To personalize your experience using our Services, provide content recommendations, target our marketing messages to groups of our users (for example, those who have a particular plan with us or have been our user for a certain length of time), and serve relevant advertisements.
Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information
A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:
(1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under our Terms of Service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account–for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device or charge you for a paid plan; or
(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or
(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or
(4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information–for example, to provide and update our Services, to improve our Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience, to safeguard our Services, to communicate with you, to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user retention and attrition, to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, and to personalize your experience; or
(5) You have given us your consent–for example before we place certain cookies on your device and access and analyze them later on.
How We Share Information
We do not sell our users’ private personal information.
We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
Beasley College Prep: If you desire additional services from our partner company Beasley College Prep (BCP), we will share the information needed for BCP and its partners and affiliates to service your needs. This is primarily in conjunction with personalized coaching and intensive prep.
Third Party Vendors and Processors: We may share information about you with third party vendors or processors who need to know information about you in order to provide their services to us, or to provide their services to you or your site. This group includes vendors that help us provide our Services to you (like payment providers that process your credit and debit card information, fraud prevention services that allow us to analyze fraudulent payment transactions, postal and email delivery services that help us stay in touch with you, customer chat and email support services that help us communicate with you, those that assist us with our marketing efforts (e.g. by providing tools for identifying a specific marketing target group or improving our marketing campaigns), those that help us understand and enhance our Services (like analytics providers). We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them. For more information on these vendors and processors see the Third Party Processors section below.
Legal Requests: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
To Protect Rights, Property, and Others: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MRTC , third parties, or the public at large.
With Your Consent: We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction. For example, we may share your information with third parties with which you authorize us to do so.
Aggregated or De-Identified Information: We may share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify you. For instance, we may publish aggregate statistics about the use of our Services and we may share a hashed version of your email address to facilitate customized ad campaigns on other platforms.
Published Support Requests: And if you send us a request (for example, via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish that request in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
How Long We Keep Information
We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it–which are described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information–and we are not legally required to continue to keep it.
For example, we keep the web server logs that record information about a visitor to one of MRTC websites, such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 30 days. We retain the logs for this period of time in order to, among other things, analyze traffic to MRTC websites and investigate issues if something goes wrong on one of our websites.
While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks.
You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
Limit the Information that You Provide: If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide the optional account information, and transaction and billing information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, certain features of our Services–for example, paid, premium themes–may not be accessible.
Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from us. Just follow the instructions in those messages. If you opt out of promotional messages, we may still send you other messages, like those about your account and legal notices. Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies: At this time, MRTC does not respond to “do not track” signals across all of our Services. However, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using MRTC websites, with the drawback that certain features of MRTC websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Close Your Account: While we’d be very sad to see you go, if you no longer want to use our Services, you can request your account to be closed by contacting us via email. Please keep in mind that we may continue to retain your information after closing your account, as described in How Long We Keep Information above–for example, when that information is reasonably needed to comply with (or demonstrate our compliance with) legal obligations such as law enforcement requests, or reasonably needed for our legitimate business interests.
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to How to Reach Us to, well, find out how to reach us.
EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these affiliate sites.
Third Party Processors
Third party processors are other services that MRTC uses to function and operate as a business. Following are the links to the third party processors used by MRTC :
Backup Buddy provides backups of our entire site on an occasional basis and stores the backup on the MRTC server and may copy it to 3rd party servers. Archives can include, but are not limited to, file and database assets, including hashed passwords, 3rd party data, uploads and user information.
Backups are stored for around 2 weeks on a 3rd party server based on disk space available. Backup zip files are stored with hashed file names to prevent filename guessing and directory browsing is disabled.
Backup destinations may be sent to any of these 3rd party destination servers at the discretion of MRTC admin:
Note: MRTC has turned off the saved credit card feature so your credit card is not saved for future use.
We use google ReCAPTCHA service to make sure that users logging in to our site are humans and not automated bots programmed to steal or otherwise compromise our site. For more information on how ReCAPTCHA works please see https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/v3beta.html
Google’s privacy policies are listed here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
How to Reach Us
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Welcome to myroadtocollege.com (MRTC). This website is owned and operated by Linden Stream LLC d.b.a. My Road To College. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as ‘Terms’). These terms apply to all visitors irrespective of possession of an account, whether that account is paid, and whether their use of the Site is through a parent, school, or other party.
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) should be read carefully before using this Site, or its products and services. By using this Site in any capacity, you agree to these Terms; if you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use this Site.
Responsible Use and Conduct
By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of these Terms, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.
Specifically, you understand that:
If a product allows family sharing, then the family is defined as one or more persons occupying a single dwelling unit which are related by blood, marriage, or court order. The definition of family does not extend to friends, cousins, domestic workers or helpers, or to other distant relatives. If circumstances require special consideration, exceptions to this policy may be granted by requesting a waiver from MRTC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the pertinant information.
Unless expressly permitted by the product definition or herein, downloaded or streamed material from the Site is to be consumed by the individual for whom they are purchased. Any unauthorized use of this Site or its products and services terminates the permission granted by MRTC for your use of this Site.
Operation of the Website
MRTC will endeavor to keep the Site available 24 hours per day, seven days a week – but cannot guarantee that there will not be outages or breakages. There are no assurances that your experience on the Site may not be interrupted. Further, while not planned or anticipated, MRTC does not warrant that the operation of this Web Site will be error-free, that defects can or will be corrected, or that this Web Site or the servers that make it available are free from viruses or other harmful components.
While every effort is made to ensure error free website pages and advertisements, MRTC is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions in advertisements, the MRTC website, or any other promotional materials. If for any reason you are over-charged, we will immediately refund the mistake. If the mistake or error results in an undercharge, we reserve the right to request additional funds to make up the difference.
Infrastructure to Access Site
You are solely responsible for obtaining telecommunications access to the Site and any fees (such as internet service provider or airtime charges) relating to such access. Similarly, you are solely responsible for all equipment necessary to access this Site.
Unless otherwise indicated, all content on this Site, including MRTC’s course material and tests, designs, articles and text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, data compilations, software, video or audio clips and the overall “look and feel” of the Site; any improvements or modifications to such content; and any derivative works based on the foregoing are proprietary to and copyrighted by MRTC, Beasley College Prep, or its licensors, and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws. The collection, arrangement and assembly of the content on the Site are the exclusive property of MRTC and are likewise protected by applicable intellectual property laws.
Links to Third Party Sites
We may display on this Site links to other web sites to provide you with useful information. MRTC is not responsible for the contents of such links, any linked site, or any link contained in a linked site. The display of any link does not imply endorsement by MRTC of the linked site. IN NO EVENT WILL MRTC BE LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO ANYONE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY LINKED THIRD PARTY SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED ON ANY SUCH SITE.
Hyperlinks to This Site
You may create a hyperlink to the home page of this Site only so long as the link does not portray MRTC or its Site products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. Linking to other content within our Site is prohibited without MRTC’s express prior written consent. Please direct any linking requests to us at email@example.com.
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, MRTC does not permit children under 13 years of age to become users without their parent or guardian’s express consent and approval. By using our Site, you represent you are not under 13 years of age. It is allowed for a parent to create an account for their child to use under their supervision.
You must arrange to keep in email contact with MRTC. Email is mandatory and NOT optional and for one-off support only.
By default you will communicate with MRTC in English via email. Any other mutually agreeable communication method, if agreed in writing, is acceptable as well as an adjunct to email. You are responsible for providing us with a correct email address that you routinely check. You are responsible for ensuring deliverability of MRTC emails with your email provider, which may include checking the spam folder or whitelisting the email address “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Your inability or unwillingness to communicate in English via email may hamper your ability to complete our courses in a timely or proper fashion. Other possible checkpoints may require the student to email MRTC to proceed through. Your nonresponse to email may hold up critical non-computerized portions of the preparation process, and you agree to take full responsibility for the results of this on your own if you do not remain in email contact.
THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR DESCRIBED ON THIS SITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SAT, ACT, AND PSAT COURSE MATERIAL, OTHER TEXT, GRAPHICS, VIDEO AND AUDIO CLIPS AND LINKS) ARE PROVIDED BY MRTC “AS IS.” MRTC MAKES NO, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS REFERENCED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR WARRANTIES THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN ADDITION, ALTHOUGH MRTC BELIEVES ALL INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE ON OR VIA THE SITE TO BE ACCURATE AS OF THE TIME OF ITS PUBLICATION, MRTC CANNOT, AND DOES NOT, REPRESENT, GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE ON OR VIA THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT, AND MRTC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THEREIN, OR RESULTS OBTAINED FROM USING SUCH INFORMATION.
Limitation of Liability
MRTC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF MRTC HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, THE SYSTEM OR ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR VIA THIS SITE.
All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information provided by you through this Site (together, the “Submission”) will forever be the property of MRTC. MRTC will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and will not be liable for any ideas for its business (including without limitation, product or advertising ideas) and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future MRTC operations. Without limitation, MRTC will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Submission of every kind and nature everywhere. MRTC will be entitled to use the Submission for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person sending the Submission. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not MRTC have full responsibility for such material, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.
ACCEPTABLE USE FOR PUBLIC FORUMS AND COMMENTS
We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally we do not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to use these tools to submit any type of content to our website, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner.
By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that:
We have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, we feel in our judgment does not comply with these Terms, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If you post content that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal, and consent to waive any claim against us.
We do not assume any liability for any content posted by you or any other 3rd party users of our website. However, any content posted by you using any open communication tools on our website, provided that it doesn’t violate or infringe on any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks, becomes the property of MRTC, and as such, gives us a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publish, publicly display and/or distribute as we see fit. This only refers and applies to content posted via open communication tools as described, and does not refer to information that is provided as part of the registration process, necessary in order to use our Resources.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless MRTC and its parent company and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under these Terms. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Additional Acceptable Uses
You agree to abide by any additional posted Acceptable Use Policy instituted by MRTC from time to time.
Usage of Statements and Images
You agree that MRTC may use statements you provide to MRTC about MRTC, its packages, or its personnel, along with public pictures of you on the Internet in marketing material. If you wish MRTC to remove any such information in future publications simply send MRTC an email at email@example.com and we will accommodate your wishes.
Some advertised features, products, or services may not be instantly available after purchase. These may require a manual process to make available and as such immediate access is not guaranteed.
Accounts and Access
You must have an account and password before you can order any product or service from the Site. Access to password protected portions of this Site is available for only so long as you have paid all required fees to MRTC for said content. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to MRTC’s Site course material to anyone other than yourself. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. MRTC reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and MRTC and govern your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and MRTC. This Site is owned and controlled by Linden Stream LLC, from our offices located in the state of Texas, U.S.A. It can be accessed by most countries around the world. As each country has laws that may differ from those of Texas and the US, by accessing our website, you agree that the statutes and laws of Texas, without regard to the conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website and the purchase of any products or services through this site. This agreement is executed in Collin County Texas and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.
You agree that any action arising out of the Terms shall be brought in state or federal court in Texas, and you consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. The failure of MRTC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in such provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
By utilizing any MRTC products or services, you agree that there is no explicit, implied, or inferred guarantee of a particular test score, grade, scholarship, college funding, or any other promised deliverable by MRTC, Beasley College Prep, LLC (BCP), and/or its assigns other than the products and services indicated herein. Scores, grades, admissions, scholarships, etc. are a function of student performance. MRTC provides and will continue to provide over time a range of resources and material to assist the student to achieve the student’s ambitions, but cannot guarantee results.
In the case MRTC is not able to deliver the services purchased, MRTC may offer you a partial or full refund in return for cessation of all remaining services. Further, MRTC may terminate its relationship with any customer for any legal reason, or no reason at all if legal, at MRTC’s discretion by offering the customer a full refund of all amounts paid. MRTC’s maximum liability shall not exceed the actual purchase price paid for the account or products, and in no event shall MRTC be liable for loss of, damage to, or corruption of data stored with MRTC about your account, or for special, incidental, consequential, or indirect damages whatsoever, including without limitations teaching strategies or content that is ineffective, faulty, or incorrect.
Termination of Use
You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our website and Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide will immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us, including any account or login information.
From time to time coupon codes will be generated by MRTC for the benefit of future or existing customers. Some coupon codes are meant for wide public and social media distribution. However some coupon codes are meant only for existing customers who have purchased a particular prior product. As a user of this site you agree to not share coupon codes that are provided directly to you for your individual use. Further if any customer uses a coupon code inappropriately, MRTC reserves the right to cancel that transaction or account without refund or require the full payment before the product or service is provided.
As an example, a coupon code could be created to be given to all members of a live training class to purchase the online version for a significant discount. If that coupon code is used by someone who has not taken the live class, then that usage is forbidden under these Terms and subject to cancellation or further action specified herein.