Disclosure related to selected outside companies and schools: Niche may sell or transfer your personal information to selected outside companies or schools in accordance with the contact preference you set in your user profile or in response to any affirmative authorization you provide, such as selecting “Yes I’m interested, tell this school.” In certain cases, we may ask on behalf of schools for your express written consent to receive marketing autodialed or pre-recorded calls or text messages at a phone number you designate and from a particular school that you indicate an interest in. Your consent to such requests is not required as a condition for use of the Niche Services and you can opt out from such calls or texts at any time by following the instructions in such calls or text messages or by contacting the particular school directly. Standard message and data rates may apply to these calls or texts based on your plan.
Use and disclosure related to services and service providers: The information that you provide to us and general information collected about your visit to the Niche Services may be retained, used and disclosed by Niche in order to provide, analyze and maintain Niche Services and to provide additional information about Niche, its affiliates, or selected outside companies whose products or services we feel may be of use to you. We may, on occasion, email you regarding features of the Niche Services.
The term “selected outside companies” does not include our suppliers or service providers who help us maintain, operate, deliver or improve the Niche Services, and we may disclose your personal information to such parties so long as they agree to keep any personally identifiable information confidential. In addition, we contract with certain third parties to help manage and optimize our websites. These companies may use web beacons and cookies to help us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see, enabling us to enhance your experience on the Niche Services. Such suppliers or service providers may use the information provided only in the course of providing services to Niche. If you would like more information about this practice, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the event we sell our company, or otherwise transfer any of our assets, we may provide your personal information to the purchaser so that you may continue to receive the Niche Services. In addition, Niche may disclose personally identifiable information if we believe that such action is appropriate to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of any Niche Services; or (4) protect the personal safety, property, or rights of our users or the public.
If, at some point after giving Niche your personally identifiable information, you do not wish to continue to receive additional information from Niche about Niche, its affiliates, or selected outside companies, in general, you may opt out by emailing email@example.com and put the words “remove my name” in the subject line of your email; in the case of our email newsletters, you may opt out by clicking on the “opt out” link at the end of each email. If you agree to receive autodialed or pre-recorded calls and/or text messages from a particular school and later wish to opt-out, you should follow the direction in such call(s) or text message(s) or contact the school directly.
You can correct or update your personally identifiable information by re-registering, by updating your Niche application profile or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookies are pieces of information that are placed by a website in a storage place on your computer. Cookies do not contain information that is, in itself, personally identifying. Cookies are placed on your computer in a limited way to help deliver advertisements, to calculate unique site visitors, and to track usage throughout our sites. Other uses include placement of cookies to make the login process more convenient for users of the Niche Services. You can turn off cookies through your browser settings, but some of the Niche Services and their features may not be accessible or may not function properly.
Pixel tags – tiny graphic images – are used to help us analyze your online behavior. Pixel tags also allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us. We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, check out: Consumer Opt-out, Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, Truste Advertising Choices, and Consumer Choice. We may share anonymous user browsing information on niche.com with our partners, who may in turn communicate with users via advertisements on display ad networks.
Niche follows generally accepted industry security standards to safeguard, help prevent unauthorized access of, maintain data security of, and correctly use your personally identifiable information. However, no commercial method of information transfer over the Internet or electronic data storage is known to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information during its transmission or its storage in our systems.
The Niche Services and related websites are intended for general audiences and are not directed to children under 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 should provide any personal information, and Niche does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may send an email message to email@example.com with “Request for Child Information Removal” on the subject line and the name and age of the child in the body of the message. We will then terminate the applicable account and make reasonable efforts to delete the child’s information from our database.
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in 2013 will receive information regarding 2012 sharing activities).
To obtain this information from Niche, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message. We will provide the requested information to you at your e-mail address in response. Not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements, and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
The Niche Services are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using the Niche Services or by providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.