Protecting your private information is our priority. This statement of privacy applies to http://www.medchances.org and MedChances and governs data collection and usage. The MedChances website is a medical school admissions predictor site. By using the MedChanceswebsite, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of Your Personal Information
We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your:
- E-mail address
- Home state
- MCAT score
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by MedChances. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the MedChances website.
Use of Your Information
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience (including generating admissions predictions)
- To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you
- To improve customer service, as your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
- To send periodic emails
We use “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on
your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your
computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that
issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize MedChances pages, or register with MedChances site or services, a cookie helps MedChances to recall your specific information and subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same MedChances website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the MedChances services of websites you visit.
Children under Thirteen
MedChances does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Changes to this Statement
MedChances will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the
California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to
outside parties without your consent.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging into their account, then selecting 'Account settings' from the main menu.