Privacy Policy

 

This statement applies to all My Statement of Purpose’s services.

• My Statement of Purpose collect personal information when you register for a My Statement of Purpose service or otherwise voluntarily provide such information. We may combine personal information collected from you with information from other My Statement of Purpose services to provide a better user experience, including customizing content for you.

 

• My Statement of Purpose use cookies and other technologies to enhance your online experience and to learn about how you use My Statement of Purposes services in order to improve the quality of our services.

• My Statement of Purpose’s web host automatically records information when you visit our website or use some of our services, including the URL, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request.

• We only use your personal information to provide the services you have requested.

• We may use your personal information for auditing, research and analysis to operate and improve My Statement of Purpose’s services.

• We do not share aggregated non-personal information with third parties outside of My Statement of Purpose.

• When we use Pay Pal to assist us in processing your personal information, we require that they comply with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

• We may share information when complying with legal process, preventing fraud or imminent harm, and ensuring the security of our site and services.

• My Statement of Purpose processes personal information on at least two non-networked computers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country.

You may decline to provide personal information to us and/or refuse cookies in your browser, although some of our services would suffer as a result; we will make you aware of any issues as they arise. More information For information about specific My Statement of Purpose services, please visit our website at http://www.statementsofpurpose.com If you have additional questions regarding your privacy and My Statement of Purpose, please contact us at team@statementsofpurpose.com

Privacy Policy Last modified: April 22, 2009 (archived versions are not yet available)

At My Statement of Purpose, we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by My Statement of Purpose. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at e-mail, team@mystatementofpurpose.com

We offer a number of services that require you to provide personal information to us, such as in our Online Interview Forms. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

• Information you provide – When you sign up for a My Statement of Purpose service that requires completing our Online Interview Form(s), we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and country of birth). For all services, we also request Pay Pal payment, but never handle your credit card or other payment account information. Pay Pal utilizes encrypted forms on secure servers. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other My Statement of Purpose services in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services.

• Cookies – When you visit My Statement of Purpose, we send one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people navigate through our site. My Statement of Purpose also use cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web. We may set one or more cookies in your browser when you visit our website, including affiliate sites that use our advertising cookies, and view or click on an ad supported by third party advertising services.

• Log information – When you access My Statement of Purpose services, our web host automatically records information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

• User communications – When you send email or other communications to My Statement of Purpose, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

• Links – My Statement of Purpose may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising.

• Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to My Statement of Purpose’s services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as advertisements, sites that include My Statement of Purpose’s name or services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

My Statement of Purpose only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

• Providing our services, including the display of advertising

• Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services

• Ensuring the technical functioning of our site

• Protecting the rights or property of My Statement of Purpose or our users

• Developing new services.

My Statement of Purpose processes personal information on at least two non-networked computers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services.

When you sign up for a particular service that requires completing our Online Interview Form(s), we ask you to provide personal information. Your information will not be used in a manner different from the purpose for which it was collected.

We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some My Statement of Purpose features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case My Statement of Purpose may not be able to provide services to you.

My Statement of Purpose only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of My Statement of Purpose in the following limited circumstances:

• We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

• We provide such information to our writing staff for processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

• We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of My Statement of Purpose, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If My Statement of Purpose becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We never may share with third parties (advertisers) certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who clicked on a particular advertisement; such information does not identify you individually.

Please contact us at team@mystatementofpurpose.com for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to My Statement of Purpose’s employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

My Statement of Purpose processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

When you use My Statement of Purpose’s services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case, where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.

My Statement of Purpose regularly review its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or My Statement of Purpose’s treatment of personal information by contacting us at team@mystatementofpurpose.com When we receive formal complaints, it is My Statement of Purpose’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between My Statement of Purpose and an individual.

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or My Statement of Purpose’s treatment of personal information by contacting us at team@mystatementofpurpose.com

 

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