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Council of Graduate Schools collects and uses your personal information to operate the Council of Graduate Schools Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Council of Graduate Schools also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Council of Graduate Schools and its affiliates. Council of Graduate Schools may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Council of Graduate Schools may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Council of Graduate Schools, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Council of Graduate Schools does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Council of Graduate Schools keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Council of Graduate Schools, in order to determine what Council of Graduate Schools services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Council of Graduate Schools to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Council of Graduate Schools Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Council of Graduate Schools or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Council of Graduate Schools; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Council of Graduate Schools, or the public.

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Security of your Personal Information

Council of Graduate Schools secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Council of Graduate Schools secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Council of Graduate Schools will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Council of Graduate Schools encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Council of Graduate Schools is protecting your information.

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