What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
You will provide us information about yourself when you purchase EssaySnark application support tools and services, request free assistance, or register for email newsletters and alerts. We request that you register with your real name when creating an account to use the site. This real name is not displayed publicly anywhere on the site; it is used for account management and payment tracking purposes. We also suggest using a non-personally-identifiable username when you create your account if you are concerned about privacy, however we have no liability if you choose not to do so. The username is displayed publicly when you post a comment and in certain restricted-access pages of the site when using our admissions consulting services.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address(es) and our responses.
2. Website Use Information
Similar to other commercial websites, this site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and Web server logs to collect information about how this site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at this site, and the websites visited just before and just after our site. Our website does not currently display third-party advertising and have no technology deployed to monitor your response to advertisements. There are a few links to partners on our website but these have no special tracking associated with them. There are a few links that are hooked into an affiliate program at third parties such as Amazon which are noted where used on our site.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to this website, or about new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking the link contained in each such email or by return email.
Your username may be displayed to others on the site if you post a comment in our public access areas or in the customers-only Review Queue in My SnarkCenter.
What Are Cookies?
How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?
We Do Not Share Information with Third Parties
(With Three Limited Exceptions)
The information you provide and we collect is used to perform the services we are contracted to provide, and to improve the content of this site and the quality of our service, and is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. That being said, your information could be shared under the following limited circumstances:
2. In the event that we are acquired or a change of control of the company occurs (as part of a merger, divestiture or dissolution), we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale or other change of control event.
3. If it becomes necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
Notice of New Services and Changes
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to this website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking the unsubscribe link contained in each such email.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email.
Information entered on this site is transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer SSL, 128 bit encryption services. Pages utilizing this technology have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP.
All users have the right to request that we delete all of their personal data. Users who wish to inquire about the right to be forgotten are able to reach out to us at any time.
Access / Portability
A user can request access to a copy of the personal data that we have collected. Users who wish to request portability can reach out to us at any time.
Users may ask to change their information that is stored with us. Users who wish to make a modification can reach out to us at any time.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.
What About Other Websites Linked to This Site?
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our site.