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 the information you submit. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy only applies to data gathered on websites 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 :

  • What types of information are collected by Synergy Education, Inc.
  • How this information is used by Synergy Education, Inc.
  • Whom this information may be shared with by Synergy Education, Inc.
  • How to opt-out of receiving communications from Synergy Education, Inc. or third-party partners
  • What kinds of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under Synergy Education, Inc.’s control
  • How you can update any of your information
  • 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 [email protected].

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.

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.

SYNERGY EDUCATION, INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF ANY INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO DISCLOSE TO OTHERS THROUGH OUR SITE. 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 if required by law, in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate 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. 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 policy. 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 [email protected], 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 [email protected], 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 Site.

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 [email protected].

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

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