Effective Date: December 13, 2010
Information Collection and Use
We collect personally identifiably information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”, together with PII, collectively, “Information”) for the following purposes:
Types of Personally Identifiable Information We Collect and From Whom
We collect PII when you voluntarily provide it to us or when you authorize us to collect it on your behalf.
The type(s) of PII we may collect from you are set forth below.
We will inform you of the purpose for the collection and we do not intend to share or transfer your PII with/to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described below. If you choose to provide us with your PII, we may communicate with you at the contact information you have provided. We may combine the Information you provide with information from other Services or third parties in order to provide you with our Services, a better experience and to improve the quality of our Services. For certain Services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.
As part of your registration you are agreeing to receive communications from us and other third parties in order to provide Services to you. While you may opt out from receiving certain types of marketing communications such as our marketing emails, you may not opt out of receiving Service related communications. When your account is deactivated or canceled, you will receive an email confirming such action. We reserve the right to contact you at any time regarding subscription renewals, profile deactivation, account cancellation, and other membership-related problems or questions. In addition, without limiting any of the foregoing, we reserve the right to communicate with you after your account is deactivated or canceled, for any compliance related matters, including, but not limited to, legal, visa and program related issues.
When you access our Web site, our or our service provider’s servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
When you access our Web site, we or our service providers may use invisible pixels, sometimes called web beacons, to count how many people visit certain web pages. Information collected from invisible pixels is used and reported in the aggregate and does not contain personally identifiable information. Exchange Abroad may use this information to improve our Services, including, marketing programs and content.
Exchange Abroad Services on other Websites
Information Disclosure to Third Parties
We share your PII with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to provide Services, 2) legally required, or, 3) permitted by you. We may disclose your Information to government authorities, and to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities, at our discretion. We also may disclose your Information when we have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other users of the Services, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may also report Information about your account to credit bureaus.
The security of your sensitive PII is important to us. Exchange Abroad and/or its third party providers use best industry security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of sensitive PII collected by and/or provided to us and under our or such third party provider’s control. No security system is completely secure. Accordingly, we and our third party providers cannot guarantee the complete security of your Information.
Links to Other Websites
Send to a Friend/Colleague
When you ask us to invite or send information to a friend or colleague, we will send them a message on your behalf using your name. The invitation or message may also contain information about the person’s business with Exchange Abroad. In the case of an employer, it might say something like “ABC Employer is an employer client of Exchange Abroad’s Work & Travel USA program”.
We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name. If they do not want us to keep their information, we will also remove it at their request.
Exchange Abroad or it service providers may offer location-enabled services. If you use those services, Exchange Abroad may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).
In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your sensitive PII in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as commercially reasonably possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
When you contribute to a public area or feature of our Services, such as a chat room, bulletin board, list serve, wall, blog, wiki or other open forum that we may make available on or through our Services, the information that you submit may be made available to the general public. For this reason, we recommend that you do not submit any sensitive information, including your full name, home address, phone number, other information that would enable other users to locate you (including photos and videos), or financial information on these areas of our Services. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. You grant us full royalty free permission to use any testimonials, reviews, photos or videos or other Postings you may post on or about our Services for any purpose whatsoever.
Data Transfers Across International Boarders
With identity theft a continuing problem, it has become increasingly common for unauthorized individuals to send e-mail messages to consumers, purporting to represent a legitimate company such as a bank or on-line merchant, requesting that the consumer provide personal, often sensitive information. Sometimes, the domain name of the e-mail address from which the e-mail appears to have been sent, and the domain name of the website requesting such information, appears to be the domain name of a legitimate, trusted company. In reality, such sensitive information is received by an unauthorized individual to be used for purposes of identity theft. This illegal activity has come to be known as "phishing."
If you receive an e-mail or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including your password or credit card information) via e-mail or to a website that does not seem to be affiliated with our Web site, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and report such request to us at email@example.com.
Control of Your Password
You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If, despite the foregoing, you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.
Exchange Abroad does not seek to obtain nor does it wish to receive personally identifiable information directly from minors; however, we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our Services. If a minor (as defined by applicable law) provides us with his/her data without parental or guardian consent, we encourage the parent or guardian to contact us to have this information removed and to unsubscribe the minor.
Questions, Comments or Changes to Your PII
If you have any questions or comments, or wish to change the PII we have about you, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org