Protecting Your Privacy

College Gateway for America is committed to protecting your privacy. We use our Web-based services and associate sites to expedite requests for additional information. In doing so, our goal is that all personal data we receive through our site is processed and managed according to established best practices.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time at our sole discretion and without sending notice to you, so you should review this Privacy Statement periodically. The effective date of this notice and any revised or changed notice may be found on this page, on the bottom right hand corner of the notice.

Below is an overview, which includes details regarding:

  • What kind of information is collected?
  • How the information is collected?
  • How partner colleges and/or universities use the information?

What We Collect

During the admissions process personally identifiable information from potential students is collected by CGFA. This personally identifiable information includes, but is not limited to, name, address, and birth date.

We do not collect credit card information or social security numbers as those are processed by the third-party financing companies and the college.

How We Collect the Information

Online requests about admission to any academic program and enrollment applications are processed using encrypted connections to the servers. The information is then routed internally to the appropriate staff for follow-up. Access to this information is limited to University admission staff and internal staff and faculty working on behalf of our partner colleges.

We use no encryption (data scrambling) on certain portions of this site but use encryption on portions where you are transmitting personally identifiable information. When you are on any web site that asks you for confidential information, you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as perfect security.

Cookies

Cookies are small programs or files that allow computers to communicate through the Internet. CGFA uses cookies to help improve the online experience of site visitors by monitoring how they navigate the site and access certain functions. While these cookies can monitor visitor activity, they are not able to retrieve any information you do not provide yourself. Refusal to accept cookies will result in limited access to content or functionality.

Google Analytics

CGFA websites use Google Analytics which is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. Read more about opting out here.

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How We Use the Information

We do not share any personally identifiable information with non-essential CGFA personnel or third parties who are not involved in admission, registration, or instruction, unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; or (b) we are requested or required to do so by law. We may disclose personally identifiable information you provide to third parties if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) complete the sales/donation transaction, such as providing your shipping information to our carrier; (b) comply with legal process; (c) enforce the Agreement; (d) respond to claims that any information you provide violates the rights of third parties; (e) in the event that all or substantially all of the CGFA’s assets are acquired by a third party.

Additionally, some information, such as gender, age, high school or hometown, may be used in the aggregate to help CGFA further its recruitment and outreach efforts and to analyze application trends. When information is used in aggregate form, personally identifiable fields are excluded.

In addition to following strict guidelines regarding the sharing of personally identifiable information, we DO NOT and WILL NOT sell the names or information collected through the website.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding these practices or would like more details, please send us an email at contactus@applycgfa.com. For your protection, do not include highly sensitive information, such as a social security number, in your email.

This document was last updated on March 1, 2019.