Privacy Policy

The Social U, LLC (“The Social U”) is the operator of TheSocialU.com, and a variety of related websites and activities. As part of its business, The Social U gathers personally identifiable information on its websites as well as anonymous data regarding the website and your activities on the site. We know that the protection of your personal information is important to you and The Social U takes its privacy obligations very seriously. We appreciate your trust and we want to assure you that we will value the protection of your privacy on our site.

This policy outlines the treatment of information The Social U collects online. By visiting and using our site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information as Part of The Social U Report Card: The Social U, as part of its core product and service, uses its proprietary technology to scan the open web and a variety of social media networks to obtain and consolidate publicly available information about the individual on whose behalf the report is purchased. This publicly accessible information is consolidated into The Social U Report Card which is shared solely with the purchaser of that report. It is not shared with any 3rd party for any reason. The report information, may be used internally, and as part of all of the reporting information collected by The Social U across all of its customers, to improve and evolve The Social U technology platform as a whole.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information – Other Than as Part of The Social U Report Card: Whenever The Social U collects personally identifiable about you it reserves the right to use that information for marketing The Social U and its various activities. The Social U will use personally identifiable data collected to undertake a variety of marketing activities including, but not limited to, email, direct mail, site personalization, telephone marketing and other digital and traditional methods of advertising and communication. Data is never shared outside of the company for any reason whatsoever (with, of course, the exception of appropriate governmental or legal requests). The Social U does not sell or “monetize” data to 3rd parties.

All credit card and/or purchase information entered onto the site is transmitted to The Social U only through a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Software connection, which encrypts information you input into the site. We only reveal the last 5 digits of your credit card number when confirming an order, but we do, of course, transmit the entire number to the appropriate credit card company when processing your order.

If you want to “opt-out” of receiving marketing messages from The Social U or you wish to correct the information you have provided to The Social U, you may do so by logging into the site and amending your profile. If you wish to have your profile removed from the The Social U system entirely, send an email to privacy@The Social U.com with “Opt-Out” and your full name in the subject line of the email. In the body of the email, you must write “Opt-Out” along with your full name and email address.

From time to time, The Social U will allow its Sponsors or marketing partners to offer The Social U site visitors an opportunity to “opt-in” to receive marketing information directly from that Sponsor or marketing partner. In such cases, on the registration page, an “opt-in” question will appear clearly explaining that by checking the box you agree to share your personally identifiable information with that particular Sponsor or marketing partner.

If there is not a Sponsor “opt-in” question on a registration form, The Social U will not share any of the data collected with any Sponsor or marketing partner – even where The Social U may market on that Sponsor or marketing partner’s behalf.

The Social U does use cookies on its site to learn about the activities of its site users. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use The Social U products or services that require you to “sign in” and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings. However, some The Social U products and services do not require that you accept cookies.

The Social U uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: Access your information when you “sign in,” so that we can provide you with customized content, Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using The Social U’s site, display the most appropriate banners and content, based on your interests and activity on The Social U, estimate and report our total audience size and traffic, conduct research to improve The Social U’s content and services, require you to re-enter your The Social U password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.

Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information: The Social U’s site technology has the ability to collect data other than personally identifiable information. The Social U may collect information about your computer configuration, such as your browser type, operating system, or ISP domain name. The Social U may collect information about the site you last visited prior to The Social U or about your activity during your visit to a The Social U site. This information will not reveal your personal identity (it is anonymous), may be used by The Social U to administer the technical and operational aspects of this site, and may include identifying and using your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server. Your IP address may also be used to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Special Note about Children: The Social U and its sites are not available to anyone under the age of 13 and The Social U does not market to or seek to collect information from anyone under the age of 13.

Contact The Social U: If you wish to contact The Social U about Privacy related issues or for any reason at all, you may do so by sending an email to privacy@The Social U.com.

Material Changes to Policy: The Social U may make material changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Therefore, you should periodically visit this page to view the current Privacy Policy. In the event of a material change to this Privacy Policy, The Social U shall send an email advising of the change to all whose email addresses we have collected and retained pursuant to the terms set forth above.

Last Updated: May 26, 2015