Privacy policy

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains the information collection practices of Buffalo Prep (“we,” “our,” or “us”) for online activities (e.g., web and mobile services including, without limitation, web and mobile sites, however accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise, or other digital services), collectively referred to as the “Services” that are owned, operated, or made available by us or to us.

In this Privacy Policy, we describe the types of information we collect from and about users of the Services and how we may use that information. This Privacy Policy also applies to your use of features or downloads that (i) we own or control, (ii) are available through the Services, or (iii) interact with the Services and post this Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect?
Information you provide us. When you use our Services, we may ask you to provide us with certain categories of information, such as identifying information, which is information that could reasonably be used to identify you. This includes your name, address, email address, phone number, or any other information that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law (“Identifying Information”).

Information we may collect as you access and use the Services. In addition to any Identifying Information or other information that you choose to submit to us, we reserve the right to use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Services (“Usage Information”). For example, our websites may automatically receive and record information that your browser sends whenever you visit our websites. These server logs may include information such as your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”), browser type, browser language, date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser from your computer or other device used to access the Services (any, a “Device”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Services, and our systems identify your Device by its Device Identifier.

We may use aggregate data collected in log files and cookies for general purposes that may include, without limitation, enhancing or otherwise improving the Services, customizing the advertising and content you see, developing new services, conducting research, and providing anonymous reporting for internal and external clients. These cookies and log files do not store your Identifying Information, but they may be tied to your Identifying Information in our system.

Below are examples of methods that we may use to collect Usage Information. In the future, other new technology and methods for collecting Usage Information may develop.

Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to access the Services. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences and tracking your visits to our Services. If you choose to disable cookies on your Device, some features of the Services may not function properly.

Our websites may use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our sites. Session ID cookies expire after thirty (30) minutes of inactivity or when you close your browser, whichever is shorter.

We may also use a persistent cookie that remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time so that we may be able to recognize you when you return to our websites. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided by your internet browser.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers or tracking utility companies) may use cookies on our sites. We do not have access or control over these cookies. For example, our website utilizes Google Analytics, a common website analytics tool. For more information about Google Analytics, please refer to the website “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” at

We may use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our sites in the aggregate – e.g., usage and volume statistics to enhance and improve our websites.

Web beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Services. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web or mobile page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for several purposes, including, without limitation, to count users of the Services, to monitor how users navigate the Services, to count how many sent emails were opened, or to count how many articles or links were viewed. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We do not tie web beacons to Identifying Information. We may use a third-party tracking service that uses cookies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our sites in the aggregate – e.g., usage and volume statistics to enhance and improve our websites.

Online Tracking/Do Not Track. We do not track our visitors across third-party websites to provide targeted advertising and, therefore, we do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your internet browser may allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

How can you access your information?
We do our best to keep your data accurate and up-to-date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do that. If your data changes (like a new email address), then you’re responsible for notifying us of those changes. We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you Services. We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements. We will provide an individual access to any personal information we hold about them within 30 days of any request for that information. Individuals may request this information from us by contacting us using the contact information provided in this Privacy Policy. There is no charge for an individual to access or update personal information.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: (i) to personalize your experience, (ii) to improve our Services, (iii) to improve customer service, (iv) to administer other site features, and (v) to send periodic emails regarding information and updates to the Services.

How do we protect your information?
We incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your Identifying Information. However, no data transmission over the internet, wireless transmission, or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Services and provide us with your information at your own risk.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties that assist us in operating our websites, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Administrative and legal reasons. We may access, use, preserve, transfer, and disclose your information (i) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoenas, governmental requests, or legal process if, in our good-faith opinion, such is required or permitted by law; (ii) to enforce or administer our agreements with users, such as this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) to protect the safety, rights, property, or security of the Services or any third party; and/or (iv) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues. Further, we may use IP addresses or other Device Identifiers, to identify users, and we may do so in cooperation with third parties such as copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers, and/or law enforcement agencies, including disclosing such information to third parties, all in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.

Business transfer. We reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such personally identifiable information (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner, or operator of the Services or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, sale of substantial or all assets or other corporate change, including during the course of any due-diligence process. 

Third-party links.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our Services. Such third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Social media platforms.
Our website includes social media features, like a Facebook button for accessing the Buffalo Prep Facebook page. These features may collect information about your IP address and which page you’re visiting on our site, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. We also maintain presences on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Any information, communications, or materials you submit to us via a social media platform is done at your own risk without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of these platforms or the actions of the platforms themselves. Your interactions with those features and platforms are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

Consent to transfer information to the United States.
The Services are operated in the United States. If you are located anywhere outside the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including Identifying Information, will be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your Identifying Information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States according to laws of the United States. By using the Services or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act compliance.
Our Services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We reserve the right to delete any information we believe to be in violation of this Privacy Policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy.
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. We will promptly post any policy changes to this page. Your continued use of the Services after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification. We suggest that you periodically check this page for changes to this Privacy Policy.

Contacting us.
If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Buffalo Prep
University at Buffalo
18 Acheson Annex
Buffalo, NY 14214

Last updated: March 21, 2017

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