Privacy Policy

Last revised March 14, 2012


Welcome to useRubin.com, the service for internationals students wishing to attend an American institution of higher education. useRubin.com is operated by Recruiting University Bound Internationals Network LLC ("Rubin"). useRubin respects the privacy of its users and has developed this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our website services. By using our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us.

Information we collect about you

In General. We may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name and email address and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.

  1. Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal and institution information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information. We also request your gender and age, and other demographic information such as your hometown or your username.
  2. Information from other sources. We may periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from other sources. And add it to our membership information or other information we have collected.

Use of cookies and other technologies to collect information. We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site.

  1. Information collected automatically. We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see "Cookies" below), and the referring website address.
  2. Cookies and Use of Cookie Data. When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the time and date of your visits, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site.
  3. Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.

How we use the information we collect

In General. We may use information that we collect about you to:

With whom we share your information

Student Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below. We may share personal information with:

  1. Your High School Counselor: We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with your high school counselor who is responsible for your search of a future college or university in which you may attend. Additionally, at your request, your guidance counselor may update or change your information on useRubin.com. If you initially enter your information into useRubin, you may only delete later if you choose. Your guidance counselor will make any additional changes to your profile.
  2. College Recruiters: College recruiters will be able to see your generic information like your grades on useRubin but not any of your contact information. When a college or university recruiter wishes to contact you, he/she will contact your guidance counselor for your contact information. Your contact information is completely hidden until you and your guidance counselor releases it to the college or university. A recruiter may then contact you with your counselor’s approval.

High School Counselor Personal / Institution information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated below.

  1. Your High School Administration: We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with your high school administration. Additionally, we maintain your high school information for payment processing.
  2. University/College Recruiter: When a recruiter is interested in discussing one of your students that is a member of useRubin.com, he or she will contact you directly to discuss the student’s credentials. In your discretion, and with the permission of the student, you may then release the student’s information to the recruiter so he/she may contact the school directly.

University/College Recruiter Personal/Institution information. We do not share your personal or institutional information with others except as indicated below.

  1. Your Institution’s Administration: We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with your institution’s administration. Additionally, we maintain your institution information for invoice processing.

Third-party websites

There are a number of places on our website where you may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement or a link to a university on our website, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy" link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.

How you can access your information

Counselors and Recruiters with an online membership, have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account and clicking on your account settings. Students may initially enter their information, but their high school counselor must verify that information before it is active on the useRubin system. More information about how to contact us is provided below. If you have an online account with us, you also may close your account at any time by visiting the "Account Settings" page for your account. After you close your account, you will not be able to sign in to our website or access any of your personal information If you close your account, we may still retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our website or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties' policies.

How we protect your personal information

We may take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We want you to feel confident while using our website. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Information you provide about yourself while using our service

We provide an area on our website where you post information about yourself or upload content such as photographs. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use. Student’s private information will be viewed by your school guidance counselor who will “verify” your identity on the useRubin.com system. University Recruiters will communicate with your guidance counselor. Your guidance counselor will then refer your information to a university recruiter who may contact you concerning his or her institution.

Children's privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Visiting our websites from outside the United States

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from individuals residing in the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

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