Privacy Policy

Effective as of October 1, 2007

Who We Are

The CLIC Network is a next generation online experience that allows you to connect, collaborate, share, and discuss matters related to the college-bound and college-matriculating experience with other users of The CLIC community on the Internet. The CLIC Network's Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using The CLIC Network.

For our student users, we understand that you are registering to become a member of The CLIC Network and sharing personal information with us in order to avail yourself of the specific services available on our network, including matching with and being exposed to institutions who may help you advance your college-related goals. You may not want the information you share with The CLIC Network to be visible, accessible or otherwise available to other people who view the site, and we have created site functionality in accordance with that desire, including precluding access to and modification of the private information on your page by anyone but you, the registered user associated with it, and preventing all users, including student users, from freely scrolling through or otherwise visiting CLIC Student pages.

For our secondary school, college and scholarship and community organization users, we understand that you are registering to become a member of The CLIC Network and sharing institutional information with us in order to expose your institution's offerings to student users on the site, be matched to best-fit students and communicate with students to offer information, assistance and services to them. You may not want your information to available to all site users, or you may want to restrict interactive functionalities on your pages to defined site users. We have created site functionality in accordance with those desires, including restricting access to secondary school CLIC School pages only to student users who have been granted permission by that institution's CLIC School page administrator, allowing CLIC School, College and Community page administrators to set permissions on interactive functionalities (such as blog posting and email submissions), and restricting the ability to enter, update or modify CLIC School, College and Community pages to the designated page administrator.

By using or accessing The CLIC Network, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This privacy statement covers the site and its directly associated domains.

Throughout this Privacy Policy any reference to we, us, our, CLIC, or The CLIC Network shall mean The CLIC, Inc. and all its affiliated entities, services and web sites.

Information That We Collect

When you visit, you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose, and user information collected by us as you interact with our web site.

The CLIC Network understands the value of your personal information and takes the utmost care to protect your privacy, particularly for student users, which is why we never collect students' full mailing addresses or home telephone numbers, and only require email addresses for verification and to conduct official CLIC Network business.

Additionally, we collect mobile telephone numbers solely for the purpose of providing text messages containing alerts such as Calendar updates, mobile Outreaches from Colleges and Community Groups and emergency alerts from institutions, a service for which the student has specifically opted in, and other mobile services that students may choose to use. Mobile telephone numbers are never shared with anyone outside our company, including employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. Nor are mobile telephone numbers used to contact the student other than via text message.

We never have access to the college applications, community group forms, scholarship applications and financial aid forms that students may link to through our web site. Those documents are solely accessed via and submitted directly to those third-party institutions and are never requested by, nor shared with, The CLIC Network.

We do not sell mailing lists or any individual contact information, and provide only non-personally identifiable, aggregated demographic data to our non-student users.

Profile Information

The information we collect from the students on our site originates from the extensive profile completed in order to enable colleges, scholarships, community groups, secondary school and other organizations to find students. We encourage all student users of The CLIC Network to complete this form as thoroughly and honestly as possible so that no opportunity is missed. The CLIC Network does not share profile or contact information with anyone outside of The CLIC Network and its subsidiaries, and student profile information will not be viewable on CLIC Student pages apart from a user ID and other non-personally identifiable information that students may provide. Further, only registered students are allowed to see CLIC Student pages, and only invited and/or accepted buddies on The CLIC Network will be allowed to see another student's CLIC Student page. Finally, all CLIC Student information is stored in a secure database as either "public" or "private," and only the student owner of the account, as the registered user logged onto the site, will have access to CLIC Student page information that is tagged as "private."

We know that we are given this information to us with the trust and full understanding that we will utilize it for the sole purpose of providing the services described throughout this web site, including, but not limited to: matching students with universities, scholarships, financial aid and community groups that students may want to apply or can assist students in reaching your dream of going to your best-fit, four-year college; making non-personally identifiable information available to those institutions to find, communicate with and offer their information, aid, assistance and services to you, and introducing students to other opportunities, products and services that match current goals and interests.

The CLIC Network may use information in a user profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you all of the benefits of being on The CLIC. We believe this benefits our users. For example only, we might serve advertisements highlighting band camps or instrument sales in a student's area if a student indicates that he or she is a member of a high school band.

Automatically Collected Information

If you visit The CLIC Network without registering, but simply browse through the publicly accessible pages of The CLIC Network web site, watch video, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically, including: the internet domain and IP address from which you access our web site; the type of browser used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; and the pages you visit.

We use this information to help us learn about the numbers of visitors to our site, and what features of the site our visitors use most. This process is not intended to collect personally identifiable information about you. In some limited circumstances, however, some personally identifiable information may be inadvertently captured in our log files.

The CLIC Network also uses "cookies" - small files containing a string of characters sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser - in addition to web beacons - one-pixel, GIF images used for gathering and sharing information used to administer The CLIC Network and provide a more tailored and user-friendly service to you. For example, we may use cookies or web beacons to count the number of unique computers accessing our web site.

The CLIC Network may use automatically collected information, cookies, and web beacons to: (a) automatically update The CLIC Network service; (b) remember your log-in information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access The CLIC Network; (c) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; and (d) track your entries, submissions, participation and status in any promotions or other activities, and usage of The CLIC Network.

You do not have to enable cookies in your browser to use The CLIC Network. When you access The CLIC Network, including but not limited to any emails, mobile messaging, or other feeds and extensions of the service, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology. This automatically collected information may include IP address, a unique device or user ID, version of software installed, system type, the content and pages that you access on The CLIC Network, and the dates and times that you visit The CLIC Network.

How The CLIC Network Uses Your Information

The information we collect about you is used to provide The CLIC Network to you. For example, as we endeavor to protect your identity, we may use your demographic information to create a database of user profiles and select tips and advertisements based on your information and for marketing analysis. In addition, we look at technical information to diagnose problems with our systems, to administer The CLIC Network, and to enhance the services we provide to you.

We may use your information to track user-generated content and to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We will use your email address, without further consent, for administrative communications, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement or defamation issues, or to contact you regarding any content that you have posted to or downloaded from The CLIC Network.

When The CLIC Network Discloses Information

The CLIC Network does not share your personally identifiable information, including any of your user profile data that you create, with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses.

When you use The CLIC Network, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a buddy), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos or other items, this information may become publicly available.

The CLIC Network may share personally identifiable information about our users with third parties, including: (a) with your consent or as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy; (b) when we have a good faith belief it is necessary pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order; (c) where required by law; or (d) where we deem necessary to respond to claims, to protect the safety of any individual or the public, or to protect the rights or property of The CLIC Network or any third party. The CLIC Network may also disclose to third parties anonymous aggregated user information that is not personally identifiable.

Updating and Deleting Your Information

Access and control over most personal information on The CLIC Network is readily available through the profile editing tools. The CLIC Network users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their CLIC Network account may do so in their "My Profile" widget. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of The CLIC Network.


The CLIC Network web site contains links to other third party web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by The CLIC Network.

Third Party Advertising

Advertisements that appear on The CLIC Network are sometimes delivered directly to users by third-party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third-party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and web beacons to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked.

The CLIC Network does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party advertisers. Third-party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on The CLIC Network unless you choose to share it with them.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by The CLIC Network and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.


The CLIC Network takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both on-line and off-line. The CLIC Network may use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and other similar methods and of protecting and securing the transmission of data.

Each registered user on The CLIC Network has a user ID and password that they choose. To maintain privacy, it is important not to include your legal name in your user ID and not to share your password with anyone. Selecting a longer password with a mix of letters, numbers and symbols makes it more difficult for others to guess your password. It is also helpful to change passwords on a regular basis. For policies governing the protection of your password, please see The CLIC Network Terms of Service/User Agreement. Only you, or someone who knows your password, can make changes to your account information.

The CLIC Network will take appropriate security measures designed to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. The CLIC Network processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. The CLIC Network takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

We endeavor to restrict access to personal information to The CLIC Network employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and are required to meet these obligations.

If The CLIC Network learns of a security systems breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. The CLIC Network may post a notice on The CLIC Network if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at privacy[AT]

Children Under 13


The CLIC complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on The CLIC Network. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a member of The CLIC Network, then please contact The CLIC Network at privacy[AT] to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of The CLIC Network, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Service/User Agreement and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service/User Agreement at any time.

Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page.

For revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you before implementing revisions with respect to such information.

We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. Your continued use of The CLIC Network constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

In the Event of Merger or Sale

In the event that The CLIC is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, or undergoes a change of control or any form of sale or transfer of some or all of its assets, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

Contacting The CLIC

Please contact The CLIC with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, and our third-party disclosure practices or your consent choices at: 14622 Ventura Blvd. #333, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 or by email: privacy[AT] We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days of its receipt.
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