Privacy Policy

At Synergy Education, Inc., we share your concerns about privacy. We want you to understand what
types of information we are collecting and what may happen to that information, especially because
an essential function of this site is supporting and empowering you with crucial and personal areas of
life. Synergy Education, Inc. has created this Privacy Policy as part of our commitment to protecting
information you submit. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy only applies to data gathered on
web sites owned by Synergy Education, Inc. (collectively “Site”). This policy does not apply to
the practices of companies that Synergy Education, Inc. does not own or control or to people that
Synergy Education, Inc. does not employ or manage.

By using the Site, you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy periodically as
we may update it from time to time. Our privacy policy covers these areas:

1. What types of information are collected by Synergy Education, Inc.

2. How this information is used by Synergy Education, Inc.

3. Whom this information may be shared with by Synergy Education, Inc.

4. How to opt-out of receiving communications from Synergy Education, Inc. or third party partners

5. What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Synergy
Education, Inc.’s control

6. How you can update any of your information

7. What other provisions apply to your use of this site

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact Synergy Education,
Inc.’s Customer Relations Department at



Information is collected from you, our customer, at several different points during your visit(s) to the
Synergy Education, Inc. Site.

Registration–Any information you provide before registering or logging in to our Site is not
associated with you individually and is not retained by Synergy Education, Inc. If you decide to
register with us, you are required to provide certain categories of information, such as name, e-
mail address, a password, whether you are a student, employed, date of birth etc. For some areas
like the Leadership Program, you are required to provide other information in the form of uploaded
documents as well as contact information, your LOA commitments etc. Synergy Education, Inc. asks
for this information so that you are able to use and maximize the effectiveness of our website and
have the best possible experience with Synergy Education, Inc.

Optional Information–At various other points during your visit to Synergy Education, Inc., you may
be asked to provide information about yourself. The use of other services which require the input of
additional information is completely voluntary on your part. You have the choice about whether to
disclose the information necessary to use these features of our Site.

In addition, during your visit to our Site, you may be asked to provide feedback, ideas, suggestions,
and/or proposals (“Contributions”) with regard to our products and services. Submission of
Contributions is optional, although encouraged, as it allows Synergy Education, Inc. to better address
our users’ needs and continuously work towards improving our products and services. By submitting
your Contributions, you acknowledge and agree that i) such Contributions do not contain confidential
or proprietary information; ii) Synergy Education, Inc. shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose

not to disclose) any such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; iii)
you irrevocably assign to Synergy Education, Inc. all rights to your Contributions; iv) Synergy
Education, Inc. is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the
Contributions; and v) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from
Synergy Education, Inc. under any circumstances for submission of your Contributions.

Credit Card information—While many products and services on our Site are provided free, some
require payment from you by credit card. To the extent we collect credit card information, we do not
share that information with any third parties except to the extent necessary to complete a transaction.
We also do not store complete credit card information (meaning we do not store your entire credit
card number). All credit card information is removed from our systems at your request. We also use a
third party payment service to process your credit card transactions and any information you provide
through that third party payment service will be subject to its privacy policy. PLEASE NOTE

Passive Collection of Information–In addition to the information which you actively provide to
Synergy Education, Inc. by, for example, completing the registration form, Synergy Education, Inc.
collects information about how you interact with our Site. Synergy Education, Inc. collects passive
information for purposes such as improving a user’s experience at the Site and the compilation
of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for
disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content partners. The types of passive information
collected by this Site include, without limitation, your IP address, which type of browser you are
using, how you came to our Site, where you go on our Site and how long you stay on any part of
our Site. Passive information does not identify you to Synergy Education, Inc. by name and Synergy
Education, Inc. does not link your IP address to your personally identifiable information. Synergy
Education, Inc. may use its own or third party cookies to collect this information and to enhance your
experience on our Site. Cookies are an industry-standard and are small data files containing certain
information written to your hard drive when you visit a website. You may opt to decline Synergy
Education, Inc. or third party cookies, but this might impact the functionality of the Site and the
quality of your experience with us.

Collection of Information from Children– Synergy Education, Inc. abides by federal law and the
guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, Synergy
Education, Inc. will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of
young people under the age of 18.



The information which you supply to Synergy Education, Inc. enables us to provide a seamless
experience from start to finish. And it allows the Site to customize your experience.

Contacting You by E-Mail– Synergy Education, Inc. may use your contact information periodically
in order to send you e-mail regarding updates at the Synergy Education, Inc. Site, such as new
Synergy Education, Inc. opportunities and additional programs or events which may be of interest
to you. The frequency of these messages will vary but we will always be sensitive to the volume of
emails people receive.



Synergy Education, Inc. will not knowingly sell, share, rent or otherwise transfer your information
other than in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Most importantly, Synergy Education, Inc. wants you to know that any information you provide
outside of our registration process, will not be shared with third parties, except as noted herein,
unless you affirmatively direct Synergy Education, Inc. to do so.

Third Party Service Providers–From time to time, Synergy Education, Inc. may decide that it
is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending newsletters to
Synergy Education, Inc.’s users. If we use a third party to provide specific services (such as sending
newsletters to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared
with that party to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third party
service providers are only allowed to use personally identifiable information for the purpose of
providing the specific services requested by you or Synergy Education, Inc. The third party services
covered by this paragraph do not include links to third party sites found on our Site, which are
governed by a more specific provision (Links to Other Sites) below.


Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures –While Synergy Education, Inc. strives
to protect the personal information of our users, Synergy Education, Inc. will release personal
information (i) if required by law, in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate;
(ii) to protect the safety and security of Synergy Education, Inc. including, without limitation, the
safety and security of property that belongs to Synergy Education, Inc. (iii) we believe it is necessary
to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving
potential threats to the physical safety of any person or violations of Synergy Education, Inc.’s Terms
of Use.

Transfer of Ownership — In the event of a transfer of ownership of Synergy Education, Inc.,
such as an acquisition by or merger with another company, customer information will likely be
included among the business assets transferred. Synergy Education, Inc. will notify you, via email
or prominent notice on the Synergy Education, Inc. website, prior to any personal information being
transferred in accordance with such transfer of ownership and becoming subject to a different privacy


4. Opt-Out

Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to opt-out of any or all electronic
communications from Synergy Education, Inc., our partners or third parties except that you may not
opt out of receiving administrative emails from Synergy Education, Inc. regarding the Site itself, or
changes to our terms, conditions and policies because this information may be important to your use
of the Site. Communications from third parties are not governed by the opt-out provisions of this
Privacy Policy, but all such third parties are strongly encouraged to include opt-out procedures in
their messages to you.

If you opt-out of having your information shared with third parties who communicate with you
electronically, Synergy Education, Inc. will not share your information unless you specifically direct
us to in response to a particular offer on our Site.

A Customer who wishes to avoid having his information shared with third parties for
communications other than electronic communications, may close/deactivate his or her Synergy
Education, Inc. account at any time and we will remove individual information from our systems and
databases within one (1) business day.

PLEASE NOTE: As discussed above, any information you provide outside of our registration
process in connection with our products as well as information you provide while developing
your Letter of Accomplishment, will not be shared with third parties, except as noted herein,

unless you affirmatively direct Synergy Education, Inc. to do so.



Synergy Education, Inc. has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/
or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. You are the only user authorized to
update your profile, unless you provide your password information to another party.

Synergy Education, Inc. helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and
offline industry-standard security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical
access to the places where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security
procedures and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary, by the
Privacy Team at Synergy Education, Inc..

If you have any questions about security issues at our site, please send an e-mail to, and we will try to answer your questions.



You can update your personal information by logging in to Synergy Education, Inc. and clicking
on the “login” link on the Synergy Education, Inc. site. Users who are experiencing problems with
updating their information should contact us at, and we will try to
resolve your problems.



Acceptance of Terms/Changes to Privacy Policy–Each time you visit our Site or provide us with
information, you are, by doing so, accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy at that
time. You agree that by using the Site you are expressly and affirmatively consenting to the use and
disclosure of the information that you provide and consenting to receive emails as described in our
Privacy Policy.

Synergy Education, Inc. reserves the right to update or amend this Privacy Policy at any time.

Privacy and the Internet/DISCLAIMER– Given the nature of the Internet, it is not possible to
guarantee the confidentiality/privacy of information you provide. Internet communications
are subject to loss, interception and/or alteration. Synergy Education, Inc. cannot ensure that
all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in
ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Although we are committed to protecting
your privacy, we do not promise and you should not expect that your personal information
or private communications will always remain private. Accordingly, we do not assume
any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any
transmissions over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks, such as transmissions
involving the exchange of e-mail with us (including those which may contain your personal
information). As a user of our Site, you understand and agree that you assume all responsibility
and risk for your use of our Site, the Internet generally and for your conduct on and off the

Information on our Site– Synergy Education, Inc. provides information on many topics. Some
of this information is created by Synergy Education, Inc. and some of it is created by third
parties. While our Site strives to provide accurate expert advice, commentary and other
information, Synergy Education, Inc. does not make any warranty regarding the accuracy,
reliability or use of any information provided on this Site, including award information, award
deadlines, calculators and other tools.

Links to Other Sites–This Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Synergy Education,
Inc. does not exercise control over the information, products, services or policies of third party
companies accessible through our Site. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site
and to read the privacy policies of each and every third party site. This Privacy Policy applies solely
to the information collected by this Site.

Jurisdiction— Synergy Education, Inc. does not represent or warrant that the Site is appropriate or
available for use in any particular jurisdiction. If you choose to access the Site you do so at your
own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. Synergy
Education, Inc. reserves the right to limit the Site’s availability at any time, for any reason and at our
sole discretion.

Amendments — Synergy Education, Inc. may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes at any
time. Any changes will be posted on this page. If there are material changes to the way we collect,
use and/or share your personal information, Synergy Education, Inc. will prominently post such
changes prior to implementing them. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy.
If you do not wish to permit material changes in Synergy Education, Inc.’s collection, use or sharing
of personal information provided by you prior to the effective date of such changes, you must notify
Synergy Education, Inc. prior to that effective date. Regardless of whether you provide Synergy
Education, Inc. with such notice, changes to this Privacy Policy will apply to any and all personal
information provided to Synergy Education, Inc. by you after the effective date of such changes.

California Residents –As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits
California residents to request certain information concerning Synergy Education, Inc.’s
sharing of personal information with third parties where such information will be used for
the third parties’ direct marketing efforts. To make such a request, please send an email to

Your privacy is important to Synergy Education, Inc. If you have questions about any of the provisions
described above, please contact us at


Update effective December 13, 2011

Copyright (c) 2011, Synergy Education, Inc., First publication dates for works posted range from 2011, all
rights reserved.