Summerfuel Summer Programs: Study Abroad Programs for High School Students

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.summerfuel.com, an Academic Study Associates (Summerfuel) web site.

Information Collection and Use

Academic Study Associates (Summerfuel) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement.

Academic Study Associates (Summerfuel) collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Brochure Request

In order to receive printed materials, a user must first complete a request form. During this process a user is required to give their contact information (i.e. name, email and postal address). This information may be used to contact the user about Summerfuel programs for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide certain demographic information and unique identifiers but encouraged so that Summerfuel can provide a more personalized experience on our site.

Apply Online

We request detailed information from each program applicant on our application form. Here an applicant must provide contact information (like name, parent/guardian name and mailing address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for registration and billing purposes and to process a student’s application. If we have difficulty submitting an application, this contact information is used to get in touch with the student and/or parent/guardian.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

We use a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

We partner with several outside parties to provide specific services. When an applicant registers for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Academic Study Associates, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Updates

If a user wishes to receive program updates, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. Academic Study Associates (Summerfuel) will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Academic Study Associates (Summerfuel) stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact Academic Study Associates (Summerfuel) at info@summerfuel.com to request the removal of this information from the database.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to info@summerfuel.com.

Special Offers

We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see our choice and opt-out below.

Site and Service Updates

We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.

Correction/Updating Personal Information:

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can be done by visiting MySummerfuel or by sending an email to info@summerfuel.com. Information may also be modified by speaking with a Summerfuel staff member: (800) 752-2250 or (212) 796-8340.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will immediately post those changes on our web site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

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