Privacy Statement & Legal Notices

We at Blue Hair Tech and our affiliates (“we”, or “us”) have created this Privacy Policy to describe our practices regarding information we collect through our web sites, including www.bluehairtech.org and any other interactive features or services owned or controlled by Blue Hair Tech that post a link to this Privacy Policy (each, a “Service” and collectively, the “Services”), as well as any information we collect offline and combine in our databases. Certain features discussed in this Privacy Policy may not be offered on each Service at any particular time. Note that we combine the information we collect from you through all of our websites, mobile applications, and other Services.

Note about Children: Our Services are intended for users above the age of thirteen. Blue Hair Tech does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any child under the age of thirteen. When we do receive such information we delete it as soon as we discover it and do not use it or share it with third parties.

What Information Does Blue Hair Tech Collect?

Information Shared With Us

    • Registration and Other Information You Provide
      The Services may collect “Personal Information” (which is information that can reasonably be used, alone or in combination with other reasonably available information, to identify or contact a specific individual).  Personal Information includes, but is not limited to your name, email address, phone number, physical address or zip code, account information (such as a password or other information that helps us confirm that it is you accessing your account) and demographic or other information (such as your gender, age or birthdate), job or career information, and information about your interests and preferences. Any information combined with Personal Information will be treated as Personal Information. Please note that if you access the Services via Single Sign On through a university or other account, the Personal Information collected by Blue Hair Tech may vary.
    • Your Profile, Community Forums and User Content
      Your Profile: You may have the opportunity to create a profile, which consists of information about you (“Profile”). Some of the information in your Profile may be visible to third parties or to everyone. Blue Hair Tech may also make the information contained in your Profile accessible through means other than the Services (such as through an app or an application programming interface (API)). We do not control how frequently third-party search engines update their indexes; consequently, their information may be outdated and still available for a period of time even if you discontinue use of the Service.

Note that in order to provide services and opportunities to you, educational organizations, scholarship providers and other third parties may (to the extent permissible by law) be able to review certain information in your Profile for some of the Services, whether or not you have limited public access to that information. You may have the opportunity to control whether this information is shared, but some information may be shared automatically — all as disclosed on the website or other service where you created your Profile. Blue Hair Tech does not share your contact information (email, full postal address or phone number) with those third parties unless you request or agree to that sharing.

Information We Collect Automatically

Like other web sites and online services, we and our analytics providers, vendors and other third party service providers may automatically collect certain “Usage Information” whenever you access and use the Services, including, without limitation, by viewing information about a course or school, exploring academic programs and co-curricular opportunities in a school, exploring career options, viewing information about potential employers, asking or answering questions, viewing another user’s Profile, sending a message, searching for a person or information, or by clicking on an advertisement.

Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Services (if applicable), the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to our Services (if applicable), all of the areas within our Services that you visit (including information about any ads you may view), and the time of day you used the Services, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including to tell you about people or events nearby, to provide special offers, to serve advertisements, to select appropriate content to display to you, and to enhance or otherwise improve the Services and our products.

In addition, we automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone or other device (any, a “Device”) you may use to access the Services. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access a Service, and our servers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access a Service, internet service provider (ISP), date and time of your visit, browser language, browser type, referring and exit pages and URLs, amount of time spent on particular pages, which parts of our Services you use, which links you click, search terms, operating system, traffic and related statistics, keywords, and/or other general browsing or usage data.. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.

How Does Blue Hair Tech Use the Information It Collects?

We may use information about you, including Personal Information, the information you provide in your Profile, User Content, and Usage Information to:

  • Provide educational services as requested upon submission of information.
  • Communicate with you about the services, content, features or products you use or request.
  • Customize and optimize the content or advertisements you receive when you use the Services, and otherwise improve your experience on our Service.
  • Analyze and improve our services, which will include tracking traffic, usage and navigation patters related to your activities on the Service and the links we provide to third-party websites or advertisements.
  • Secure your account and prevent fraud
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • Protect our own or third party rights or interests.

Note that we may create, facilitate or display social advertisements, whereby your name and profile photo may be used to advertise products and services to your network based on your use of the Services and your interactions with Blue Hair Tech and third parties through the Services (a “Social Ad”). If we are utilizing Social Ads on one of our Services, you will be able to opt-out through your account settings for that Service.

Please note that information submitted on the Services via a “Contact Us” or other similar function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided via these functions to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.

How Does Blue Hair Tech Protect and Store My Information?

Blue Hair Tech takes data security very seriously. Blue Hair Tech takes commercially reasonable technical, physical, and administrative security measures designed to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Such measures vary depending on the sensitivity of the information at issue. Blue Hair Tech secures your personal information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment that is only accessible by a limited number of authorized persons. When highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted over the Internet, it is protected with encryption.

Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means designed to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

How will Blue Hair Tech handle a data breach or security incident?
In the event that Blue Hair Tech becomes aware of a data breach impacting your Personal Information, we will provide notification in compliance with all applicable laws. For example, we may post a notice on our homepage or elsewhere on the Service, and may send email to you at the email address you have provided to us. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

Blue Hair Tech has procedures in place that are designed to stop threats that may expose personally identifiable information, restore Services to full functionality, document and take proactive steps to ensure the incident cannot be repeated. Blue Hair Tech will also preserve necessary evidence for investigation by security professionals and law enforcement as appropriate. In the unlikely event of an unauthorized disclosure of records, Blue Hair Tech will follow its Security Incident Response Procedure, which articulates how to report the problem to internal and external stakeholders. The notification process includes any information that can identify which customers and students may have been impacted, the data that may have been accessed, Blue Hair Tech’s process to inform affected customers, and steps to prevent the incident from happening again as appropriate.

In the unlikely event of an unauthorized disclosure of Data, Blue Hair Tech has implemented a process for responding to incidents and notifying affected individuals and, if applicable, law enforcement personnel.

How Long Does Blue Hair Tech Keep My Information?

Blue Hair Tech keeps information consistent with its retention practices. Even if your account is closed, information may remain in backup or archive records and we may retain certain data relevant to preventing fraud or future abuse, for legal reasons, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable or de-identified data, account recovery or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the applicable privacy policy for the Service. Also, if you have posted content on or through the Services, such as in Community Forums, we may not be able to delete it.

How Will Blue Hair Tech Notify Me of Changes to This Policy?

If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Blue Hair Tech will use your personal information, Blue Hair Tech will prominently post such changes before implementing the change. Blue Hair Tech encourages you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Blue Hair Tech is protecting your information.

Blue Hair Tech may update this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting. Upon any update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy will be updated. In the event that there are material changes to the way we treat your Personal Information, You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy and your Blue Hair Tech account for notice of such modifications. Your continued use of the Services following an update to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy.

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