We do not attempt to collect excessive or irrelevant information, whether that information personally identifies you or not. We collect information solely to support our interaction with you. We will take reasonable steps to delete or de-identify information about you that we collect when we no longer need it to interact with you. Until you notify us by following the instructions under "Opt-out" below or we determine that the information is no longer needed, we may retain information we collect indefinitely.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personal Information is information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, e.g., your name, physical or e-mail addresses, or telephone numbers, which we may collect during your registration with Next Step or in e-mails to us and in online forms, orders, and surveys. If you do not want your Personal Information collected, DO NOT submit it to us. Next Step will not collect your Personal Information unless you provide it voluntarily. You do not have to provide Personal Information to visit the Web site, but if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to use all the features of our Web site.
If you do submit Personal Information we will:
- store and process it to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services;
- use it to contact you for account, informational, marketing and promotional purposes;
- based upon your selections, disclose it to third parties listed on Next Step’s Registration Page (http://www.NextStepU.com/register), who may contact you for information, marketing and promotional purposes;
- disclose it to third parties (including legal authorities) if we believe that disclosure might be legally required or necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be injuring or interfering with the rights or property (either intentionally or unintentionally) of Next Step, other members or users of the Web site, or anyone else whom we believe could be harmed by such activities;
- disclose it when we believe that disclosure is necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions; and
- disclose it to independent contractors we engage to assist with or perform any of the foregoing activities.
Additionally, if you do submit Personal Information
- Next Step may distribute your information to third parties not listed on the Registration Page but who will provide information to you for marketing purposes; and
- Next Step may provide it to select advertisers appropriate for teens.
By using our service to request information from our advertising clients and advertising partners, you are giving permission to Next Step and these parties (or their partners and vendors) to contact you using the methods of their choice, to fulfill your information request, notwithstanding your possible listing in the National Do-Not-Call Registry.
Aggregating Third Party Information with Personal Information
Members and Users Located Outside of the United States of America
Changing my Personal Information
We take reasonable steps to ensure that all of your Personal Information we collect, use, or disclose is accurate, complete, up to date, stored in a secure environment, and accessed only by authorized personnel for permitted purposes. If your Personal Information changes, you may update/register your information by logging in on the Web page titled "Register Here" (http://www.NextStepU.com/register). You may also contact us using the information in "Contact Us" or at Webmaster@NextStepU.com to review or update your Personal Information or request that we remove your Personal Information from our records. If you request, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete your Personal Information from our existing records.
Children (under thirteen)
We do not knowingly collect, use or retain any Personal Information from visitors to our Web site who are under thirteen (13) years of age for any purpose whatsoever (including internal or external marketing purposes). This Web site is not directed at individuals under thirteen years of age, and Next Step does not intend to collect any personally-identifiable information from such individuals.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically
Next Step may also collect information about you that is not personally-identifying information. Examples may include your age, gender, interests and preferences, the type of Internet browser and computer operating system you use, and the domain name of the Web site from which you linked to the Web site. Next Step may share this information with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. The data are used to customize the Web site's content and advertising and to deliver a better experience for our members and users.
To ensure the best experience on the Web site we suggest that you allow Next Step to leave Cookies on your computer.
Links to Other Web sites
The Web site has links to various other Web sites. We assume no responsibility for the information practices of sites you are able to access through the Web site. These links to other sites do not imply affiliation or endorsement of a linked site in any way.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While Next Step endeavors to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.
The security of all personally identifying information associated with our users and members is very important to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, Next Step can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your Personal Information, we will take reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell some of our assets, which could include information about our members and users. Also, in the event that Next Step or substantially all of its assets are acquired, this customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Your Acceptance Of These Terms
If after registering on or otherwise providing your Personal Information you no longer wish to receive any materials, offers or correspondence from Next Step, please go to NextStepU.com/opt-out.aspx or send an e-mail to members@NextStepU.com indicating your preference to "unsubscribe" and we will promptly remove you from our e-mail list, mailing list and mark you as deleted from our database. Please be sure to include your name and e-mail address in your e-mail.
Next Step Publishing, Inc.
c/o Student Leads Administrator
2 W. Main St., Suite 200
Victor, NY 14564
or at members@NextStepU.com.
Changes to the Policy
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as S.B. 27, allows our California customers to request certain information regarding our disclosures in 2004, if any, of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at either members@NextStepU.com or Next Step Publishing, Inc., 2 W. Main St., Suite 200, Victor, NY 14564, and include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond. We will attempt to provide you with the requested information within thirty days.
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