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Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Betterton College Planning, LLC (“BCP”) maintains the BettertonCollegePlanner.com web site (the “Site”) to provide online visitors, like you, with access to the BettertonCollegePlanner.com college-planning products and services (collectively, the “Program”).  Your access to and use of the Site, and related license to use the Program, are subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Betterton College Planning Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (this “Use and Privacy Agreement”), including but not limited to the license granted below, and all applicable laws.  This Use and Privacy Agreement is a legally binding agreement.  By accessing the Site, you accept all of the terms and conditions set forth herein, all of which may be modified at BCP’s sole discretion from time to time without notice.  You are encouraged to review this Use and Privacy Agreement periodically to view the most current version.  Any new features that enhance the Site shall be subject to this Use and Privacy Agreement.  You should not use the Site or the Program unless you are willing to abide by these terms and conditions.

TERMS OF USE

1.  User Conduct

You agree to not use the Site in a manner that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable.  You agree that you will not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or attempt to disguise the origin of anything transmitted through the Site.  You will not use the Site to transmit anything that you do not have a right to transmit, including but not limited to emails or other transmissions that infringe patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or any other proprietary right of any party.  Your use of the Site will not interfere with or disrupt the servers or networks connected to the Site or fail to comply with any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site.

You understand that information, data, messages, and other materials transmitted are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such material originated.  This means that you, and not BCP, are entirely responsible for all uploads and/or emails transmitted via the Site.  Under no circumstances will BCP be liable in any way for your use of the Site, including but not limited to any errors or omissions in any information available from the Site or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of the Site or any information obtained from the Site.  BCP reserves the right to modify, suspend and/or discontinue the Site, at any time, in its sole discretion.

2.  Privacy

The terms of the Privacy Policy set forth below also apply to any personal information that you may provide about yourself in connection with your use of the Site or the Program. 

3.  Termination

BCP, in its sole discretion, may terminate your access to the Site and/or the Program for any reason, but especially if BCP believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Use and Privacy Agreement, including but not limited to the license granted herein. BCP may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Site and/or the Program, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your license to the Program or your access to the Site may be affected without prior notice, and you acknowledge and agree that BCP may immediately deactivate or delete your Program account, if any, and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files, the Program, and/or the Site.  Further, you agree that BCP shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of access to your account, the Program, or the Site.

4.  Notices and Procedures for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the BCP’s legal department.  ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO OR NOT COMPLYING WITH THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. 

BCP respects the intellectual property of others, and asks its users and visitors to do the same.  BCP will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws.  Upon receipt of notices complying with the DMCA, BCP will act to remove or disable access to any material found to be infringing or found to be the subject of infringing activity and will act to remove or disable unauthorized access to any reference or link to material or activity that is found to be infringing.

If you believe that your work has been copied in any way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide all of the following information (“Notice of Infringement”):

  1. a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
  4. your address, telephone number, and email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit BCP to contact you;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice of Infringement is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Notices of claimed copyright infringement should be directed to:

By mail: Betterton College Planning, LLC
340 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
By Email: legal@bettertoncollegeplanner.com
(Please include “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line.)

IMPORTANT NOTE:  THE PRECEDING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING BCP THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED.  ALL OTHER INQUIRIES, SUCH AS PRODUCT-RELATED QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS, OR QUESTIONS ON PRIVACY, WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS. 

5.  Dealings with Advertisers 

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, sponsors, suppliers, partners or advertisers (collectively “Advertisers”) found on or through your use of the Site, if any, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such Advertisers.  You agree that BCP shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the participation on the Site of such third parties.  However, BCP may be privy to and use personal information provided by you to such parties.

6.  Links

The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites or resources not controlled by BCP.  When you link to those sites, you leave the Site and, therefore, BCP’s Privacy Policy no longer applies; you become subject to the practices of those companies or individuals operating the linked sites.  Please use caution and review the privacy policies of any sites that you visit to learn more about their practices related to your personally-identifiable and non-personally-identifiable information.  BCP has no control over such sites, their content and resources, or their business practices or policies.  Therefore BCP cannot be responsible or liable for, and hereby expressly disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for, the availability or accuracy of such external sites or resources or the content thereon. Furthermore, BCP does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.  The inclusion of any link on the Site does not imply that BCP endorses the linked site.  Your use of the links is at your own risk.  You further acknowledge and agree that BCP shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or related to, or alleged to be caused by or related to, your use of or reliance on any such goods, services, or materials available on or through any such links, sites, or resources.

7.  BCP’s Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the Site and any necessary software used in connection therewith (“Software”), the Program, including but not limited to all images, photography, graphics, artwork, text, Marks (defined below), and other information and material found on the Site and all intellectual property relating thereto (separately and collectively, the “Licensed Content”), but excepting information transmitted to the Site by any parties other than BCP or its suppliers, is owned by BCP or such suppliers, as appropriate.  You furthermore acknowledge and agree that the Licensed Content contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. All BCP logos, trade names, trade dress, and product and service names displayed on the Site or in the Program (collectively, the “Marks”) are proprietary to BCP, its subsidiaries and affiliates.  In addition, BCP may license from third parties the rights to use their marks on its products (“Third Party Marks”).  Subject to the payment of all required fees and to your strict compliance with this Use and Privacy Agreement, BCP grants to you a restricted, nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to use the Site, the Program, and the Licensed Content, as appropriate, solely for your use and their intended purpose.  You may not relicense, rent, lease or otherwise distribute legal rights to any other person or entity in the Site, the Program, or the Licensed Content. 

You may not sell, distribute, transfer, modify, copy, transmit, create derivative works, modify, or publish the Site, the Program, or the Licensed Content, with or without consideration, or otherwise use the Site, the Program, or the Licensed Content except in connection with your access to and participation in the Site and authorized use of the Program.  BCP grants no rights other than those granted explicitly herein and hereby reserves and retains all worldwide title, copyright, and other proprietary rights in the Site, the Program, and the Licensed Content, including all updates and modifications thereto.

8.  Consent and Release

For adequate consideration received, you hereby give BCP, its direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliates, and those acting with its authority (collectively, “BCP”) the absolute, unrestricted, irrevocable and worldwide right, with respect to any information concerning you that you provide to BCP through the Site or the Program, including your name and biographical information, and any photographic image made of you, or any work product created by you (including text material and photograph), and whether digital or otherwise (collectively, the “Information”):

 

  1. to display, reproduce, broadcast, publish, edit, modify, or prepare derivative works or otherwise use the Information, in whole or in part, individually or in connection with, or as a composite of other photographs or other matter, including but not limited to text, data, images, illustrations, animation graphics, in video or audio segments of any nature, and on any of BCP’s marketing materials, websites or in any other public or private medium, including all formats of print, computer readable electronic, magnetic, digital, laser or optical based media (the “Work”) and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to product promotion and advertising (the “Permitted Use”);
  2. to register the copyright of the Information and any Work in BCP’s name or any other names that it may choose; and
  3. to use and permit your name to be used in connection with the Information and any Work, whether an original or modified form as BCP so chooses.

You hereby release and discharge BCP, its agents, employees, officers, shareholders, successors and assigns from any and all claims and demands you may now or hereafter have arising out of or in connection with the Permitted Uses of the Information or any Work, including, without limitation, any and all claims for the right of privacy, publicity, libel or slander, and any and all claims and/or demands for royalties associated therewith.

You agree that there shall be no obligation to utilize the authorization granted by you hereunder.  The terms of this authorization shall commence on the date you accept this Use and Privacy Agreement and will be without limitation.  This consent and release shall also inure to the benefit of the legal representatives, licensees and assigns of BCP as well as the person(s) who recorded or otherwise assisted in the publication of the Permitted Uses of the Information or the Work.

9.  DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

  1. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE PROGRAM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  THE SITE AND THE PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  BCP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND NONINTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SITE AND/OR USE OF THE PROGRAM.
  2. BCP MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE OR PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) ACCESS TO THE SITE OR PROGRAM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR (iii) THE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR PROGRAM WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE.
  3. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
  4. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BCP OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE OR THE PROGRAM SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF USE, LICENSE, OR BCP’S PRIVACY POLICY.

BCP ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY FAILURE OF THE SITE OR PROGRAM, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACCURACY OR TIMELINESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY THE SITE OR THE PROGRAM AND THE DELETION OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS OR DATA.  YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BCP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF BCP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM:  (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR PROGRAM; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR CONTINGENCY SOLUTIONS, RESULTING FROM ANY MESSAGES RECEIVED, RESULTS DISPLAYED, OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE OR THE PROGRAM; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR PROGRAM.  TO THE EXTENT THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW PROACTIVE RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, IT IS EXPRESSLY UNDERSTOOD that Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California provides as follows:

1542. (Certain Claims not Affected by General Release). A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor. If in any way applicable, the parties agree that the benefits of the provisions in SECTION 1542 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE AND ANY SIMILAR FEDERAL OR STATE STATUTE ARE HEREBY WAIVED by the parties and each of them acknowledge and agree that this release will be delivered in the State of California and that this waiver is an essential and material term of this release.

10. Notice

Notices to you may be made via either email to or regular mail. Notice or other correspondence to BCP should be mailed to:

Betterton College Planning, LLC
340 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

11.  General Information

These Terms of Use (including the license) together with the Privacy Policy set forth below (defined above collectively as, this “Use and Privacy Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement and constitutes the entire agreement between you and BCP and governs your use of the Site and the Program, superseding any prior agreements between you and BCP.  This Use and Privacy Agreement and the relationship between you and BCP shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  You and BCP agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Mercer County, State of New Jersey.  The failure of BCP to exercise or enforce any right or provision stated herein shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  If any provision of this Use and Privacy Agreement 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 remainder of this Use and Privacy Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you must file any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Site, the Program, or this Use and Privacy Agreement within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or be forever barred.  The section titles stated herein are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

The parties acknowledge that they have required that this Use and Privacy Agreement be prepared and provided in English.  Les parties reconnaissent qu’elles ont exige que la presente convention soit redigee in anglais.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

Betterton College Planning, LLC (“BCP,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our students and their families, and we treat any information you share with discretion, care and respect. 

What types of personal and non-personal information do we gather online and offline?

We will collect both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information on the Site and in the Program and through offline interactions.

What about Children’s Privacy?

Children’s privacy is important to us.  We are committed to safeguarding children's personal information collected online, and to helping parents and their children learn how to exercise control over personal information while exploring the Site and the Program, specifically, and the Internet, generally.  We will collect personally identifiable information from children on the Site and in the Program. 

How do we use the personal information that we gather?

We will use the personal information we gather online to run the admission algorithms and financial calculators in the Program and to assess the accuracy and validity of the Program’s algorithms, calculators, and displayed results.

How is non-personally identifiable data used?

We use non-personally identifiable data for internal business and marketing purposes, and share such data with third parties, including current or potential business partners.  For example, we occasionally use information about what banners or links have brought you to the Site to measure online advertising effectiveness and to determine payment to our online advertising partners.  We also use non-personally identifiable data to assess the accuracy and validity of the Program’s algorithms, calculators, and displayed results.

What about cookies and gifs?

We receive and store certain types of information automatically through the use of “cookies” and 1-pixel gifs.  Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive.  1-pixel gifs are tags that reside on certain pages of the Site and the Program.  We use cookies and gifs to track your experience with the Site and the Program, to keep track of items you put into your shopping cart, to tell us whether you have visited the Site previously, and to help us determine if you came from a particular link or banner advertisement.  You may set your browser to reject cookies, but this may limit some functionality of the Site available to you.

We do not use cookies or gifs to retrieve personal information about you from your computer.

Do we disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties?

While we do collect personally-identifiable information from the Site and the Program, except as set forth below, we do not disclose personally identifiable information to third parties.

Notwithstanding anything else in this Privacy Policy, specifically, or in this Use and Privacy Agreement, generally, we may disclose personal and aggregate information: (a) to a third party that is charged with determining the accuracy and validity of the Program’s algorithms, calculators, and/or displayed results;  (b) when required by a valid legal mechanism such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court, governmental or administrative order, or when we deem it necessary to protect the integrity of the Site and/or the Program, the safety of users of the Site and/or the Program, BCP employees, or BCP property; and (c) to third parties and advisors in the context of the sale of some or all of BCP’s assets or other transfer of BCP’s business.  In events such as those set forth in (c) hereof, BCP may retain a copy of the transferred information.

How are e-mail links treated?

We use e-mail links located on the “Contact Us” page to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have.  We read every email and try to reply promptly to each one.  This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments.  We may also file your comments to improve the Site and the Program, or we may review and discard the information.

Can I opt out of receiving communications from BCP?

Yes, you can opt out of receiving communications from BCP.  We will process your request promptly. Please be aware that you may receive another contact before your name removal takes effect.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause. The Site gives you the following options:

If you do not wish to receive direct mail communications, send an e-mail to optout@bettertoncollegeplanner.com with your full name in the subject line.  Please include your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and phone number in the body of the e-mail to ensure we can process your request.

If you do not wish to receive e-mail communications, send an e-mail to optout@bettertoncollegeplanner.com with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.  Please include your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and phone number in the body of the e-mail to ensure we can process your request.

If you do not wish to receive telephone communications, send an e-mail to optout@bettertoncollegeplanner.com with your full name in the subject line.  Please include your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and phone number in the body of the e-mail to ensure we can process your request.

If you do not wish to receive any communications, send an e-mail to optout@bettertoncollegeplanner.com with your full name in the subject line.  Please include your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and phone number in the body of the e-mail to ensure we can process your request.

If you prefer, you can send us a letter at the following address. Please include your first name, last name, address, city, state, zip code, and phone number to ensure we can process your request:

Betterton College Planning, LLC
340 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Notice to California Residents about Your California Privacy Rights

In addition to other rights described in this Privacy Policy, if you are a California resident and a BCP customer, you have the right to request information from BCP regarding the manner in which BCP shares certain categories of your personal information with third-parties, for the direct marketing purposes of such third parties.  California law provides that you have the right to submit a request to BCP at its designated address and receive the following information within thirty (30) days of BCP’s receipt of the request:  (1) the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year, (2) the names and addresses of third parties that received the personal information during the preceding calendar year, and (3) if the nature of a third party’s business cannot be reasonably determined from the third party’s name, examples of their products or services.  You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format, and the information will not be specific to you individually.  All requests for such information must be in writing and sent to BCP’s designated address:  Betterton College Planning, LLC, 340 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.

What about links to other web sites? 

The Site and the Program may contain links to other web sites controlled by third parties.  BCP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.  Additionally the existence of any external link does not suggest that we endorse the linked entity or its products or services.  We recommend that you read the privacy policies of each web site that you visit.

Will this policy change?

If at some future time there is a material change to our information usage practices that affect your personally identifiable information, we will notify you of the relevant changes on the Site.  If you are concerned about how your information is used, please check the Site periodically to review our current privacy policy.

How do I contact BCP online?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, please contact us at the following e-mail address:

questions@bettertoncollegeplanner.com

Conflict of provisions:

In the event the language contained in the Terms of Use section of this Use and Privacy Agreement conflicts with, or is inconsistent with, the language contained in the Privacy Policy section of this Use and Privacy Agreement, the language of the Terms and Use section will govern.

 

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