USM provides fun, easy to use services, for people
of all ages. The
Services may also be located on third party web
sites and/or applications. The Services are made
available by student-manual.com and, its
subsidiaries and affiliates. USM values its users
and their concerns about privacy. To this end, USM
engages in consistent information practices and uses
its best efforts to make clear disclosures regarding
storage and disclosure of information by USM. If
there are any exceptions, we will clearly disclose
them prior to collecting any information, and will
give you an opportunity to choose not to participate
or provide the information.
Please be aware that, as part of the Services, USM
provides links to Web sites operated by third
parties, and also provides search results and
similar services to third parties for display on
their own Web sites or applications. USM is not
responsible for the information collection or
privacy practices or the content of those third
party Web sites or applications. Also, please be
aware that banner ads on USM are provided by a third
party, which may collect cookies as part of the
process of serving those ads. These cookies are
typically used for the purpose of tracking
performance of the banner ads. USM does not
determine which information will be collected by
that third party. Please see the paragraph below
regarding Third Party Banner Ads.
Party Banner Ads.
We use other third-party advertising companies to
serve ads when you visit our Web site. These
companies may use information (not including your
name, address, email address or telephone number)
about your visits to this and other Web sites in
order to provide advertisements on this site and
other sites about goods and services that may be of
interest to you.
information does USM collect and how is it used?
Does USM diUSMlose information to third parties?
USM may collect any or all of the following three
types of information: (a) traffic or clickstream
data, (b) cookies, or (c) contact information and
other personally identifying information. USM's
collection and use of each type of data is described
below, as well as the ways (if any) in which the
data may be shared with third parties.
Traffic or Clickstream Data. Data
about traffic and usage is not personally
identifying or identifiable, and is not supplemented
or combined with personally identifying or
identifiable information. USM may share information
it collects with certain selected third parties, but
only in aggregated, anonymous form. For example, we
may tell an advertiser that a certain number of
people visited a certain area on our Web site, or
searched Web sites or auctions for the certain
collects some information regarding use of the
Services by observing browser functions and the
files (pages) users access. For example, USM's
servers collect information about the site from
which you entered to enable USM to calculate and pay
its affiliates, information about the most
frequently searched terms to help its advertisers
provide the most relevant search results,
information about usage to check for fraudulent
behavior or other abnormalities and to ensure that
our Services are technically superior. In addition
to the foregoing applications, USM uses the
information (in aggregate form) to better design the
(b) Cookies. Like many sites, USM
collects information about online behavior using
cookies. These cookies contain identification
information that enables us to see how our users are
interacting with our site and how frequently they
are returning, as well as to streamline their
experiences using the Services. Our cookies do not
contain any personally identifiable information.
Cookies lets us know about repeat visitors and if we
are delivering quality products and services. USM
repeat visitors are coming from, so that we can
place more of our online advertising on these sites,
and can, where necessary, pay our affiliates and
other business partners. To USM, using information
within cookies is an anonymous way to survey how we
are doing and to look for ways to improve our
Services. You may set your browser software to
reject cookies, but you may not be able to use all
of the features of the Services. USM may share
information about usage of the Services with third
parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form. In
the course of serving advertisements to this site,
our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a
unique "cookie" on your browser.
Contact Information or Personally Identifying
can obtain access to your name, e-mail address and
other contact information only (1) when you become
an advertiser/merchant with USM, provide comments,
submit a problem, or request information from USM
and provide your name or return contact information,
(2) in connection with special offers or contests.
Contact information provided in connection with
problems, comments or requests is used only to
respond to those problems, comments or requests.
This information is not stored or used in connection
with traffic or clickstream data and is not provided
to a third party.
Finally, you may choose to provide contact
information, other personally identifying
information, and demographic information in order to
participate in optional surveys or contests, which
are run for promotional purposes. Finally, from time
to time, but only with your permission, USM may
provide certain of its users' registration
information to selected third parties who wish to
participate in special promotions offered in
conjunction with USM. Users may opt-out of receiving
such communications at any time by contacting USM.
stored by USM secure?
The data is only as part of the question, comment,
Once the email is regarded and dealt with,
the information will be deleted. No third
party has access to stored data, nor is stored data
sold to third parties.
Does USM collect personally identifying information
from or about children?
USM uses reasonable efforts not to collect, use or
disclose individually identifiable information from
children under the age of 13. The Services are not
targeted at children, and children may not register
for any portions of the Services that require
Please check with those sites to determine their
December 16th, 2002.