Privacy Policy


As used herein, “the Site”" refers to the service and network located at WWW.MAPFORCOLLEGE.COM and its subdomains, mobile version(s), downloadable apps, and any associated applications that are owned and/or operated by MAP for College, and its affiliates (collectively, “us,” “we,” “our,” or “the Company”). By using the Site, you indicate your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to access the Site and you should not do so.

Our mailing address is:

MAP for College

P.O. Box 121

Hull, MA 02045


We can also be contacted via e-mail at:

Protection of personal data

MAP for College is committed to protecting your personal data, and as such MAP for College has implemented all of the necessary requirements to conform to its obligations to protect your personal data. Here we want to show you how we use your personal data. We only use that information where we have a proper legal basis for doing so.

This privacy policy will give you the information you need to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have about your personal data.

The data that you input into our Website can only be viewed by the department concerned, which has all of the necessary data confidentiality agreements in place.

How We Collect your Personal Data

Voluntary Information OR where permission is granted to obtain it

We collect personal information when users visit our site as follows:

Voluntary information:

Purchase of Products or Services from
If you purchase a product or service from the Site, information may be collected from you, including your credit card and contact information, for transfer to and use by third-party providers of the product or service. We do not retain this information. Unless otherwise stated, we do not have any responsibility in connection with such purchases and all transactions and use of any customer information are the sole responsibility of the product/service provider. Be sure to review the product/service provider’s privacy policy and contact them directly if you have any questions. They may have privacy terms that differ from our Privacy Policy.

When you place an order on the MAP for College website, we need to know your name and shipping address. Your telephone number and e-mail address will be collected and used to contact you as it pertains to your order and only when necessary. We collect your billing address and credit card/payment information to process your order.

We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail and information volunteered by the consumers, such as survey information or site registrations. When you sign up for our website, you are voluntarily giving us certain information. This may include your name, e-mail, address or phone number, and any other information you provide us. If you choose to buy something on our website, you provide us with payment information, contact information (i.e. address and phone number) and what was purchased. Should you purchase something for someone else on our website, you are also providing us with their contact information. We use e-mail in the following ways:

If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services, or upcoming events.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed online.

If you decide to voluntarily provide us with your personal information, the data will be saved in our secure databases where appropriate procedures to protect your personal information are in place.

In accordance with the Law, you have the right to access, modify and correct data about yourself. Should you wish to do so, please contact us by e-mail at:

Site optimization and Technical information: For each visitor to our website, our Web server automatically recognizes only the consumer's domain name or anonymized internet protocol address, not the e-mail address. We collect only the domain name or anonymized internet protocol address, not the e-mail address of visitors to our website. Our servers automatically record information including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or a mobile app. This may use your domain name, your anonymized internet protocol address, the address of the web pages visited, browser type and settings, date and time of the views, and other aggregate information.

We may also collect information about the device you are using, including the type of device, the operating system, device settings and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information depends on the type of device and its settings. To learn about the policies associated with your device, please check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website. It is not shared with other organizations for marketing or commercial purposes.

Affiliates, advertisers, partners and other third-party services:

The information we collect is used for the following:


A cookie is a text file that may be registered by your browser software, subject to your acceptance, in a dedicated space on the hard drive of your device (e.g. computer, tablet) when you consult an online service with your browser.

We use cookies to record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping carts. This information helps us to better understand the areas of interest for our visitors, with the aim of making improvements for our users. We use data in the following ways:

By continuing to browse the Website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You may refuse to accept cookies or choose to be informed before accepting cookies. To do so, we recommend that you read the Help Section of your internet browser to learn the steps that you should take with cookies. If you adjust your browser settings to block all cookies (some of which may be essential) you may not be able to access some or all of our site.

What We Do With Your Personal Data

We keep your information for only as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes as described in this policy. If your information is no longer needed, and it is not required that we maintain it for our legal or regulatory obligations, we will remove it or depersonalize it so that you cannot be identified.

We use the information we collect to provide a better service to you. This information is important to the nature of the services we provide. It allows us to make our services relevant, interesting and personal to your own interests. We use the information to improve our site and our products, improve MAP for College services, send you updates and activities or interests, e-mails regarding updates or notifications.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to our website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

What You Can Do

MAP for College provides services worldwide. By using our site, you authorize us to transfer and store your information outside your home country, including the United States, for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your information in these countries may not be the same as in your home country. Our goal is to follow the rules not only within the United States, but also through the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Therefore, we strive to make your information as protected as possible, while still providing you with the necessary information to control how we use your information.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending us an e-mail to: or by writing us at the above address.

Upon request, we provide site visitors with access to contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them. Consumers can access this information by sending an e-mail to: or by writing to us at the above address. We also offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information. Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us e-mail at the above e-mail address or writing to us at the above address.

Customers can also object to us processing their information. You may contact us and tell us to stop using your information, including any marketing emails, notifications or mailings.

If you are a European Union user, you may also have your information deleted. If you would like to have the information deleted, please contact us. If you're based in the EEA and think that we haven't complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission or with your local supervisory authority.

How and When We Share Your Information

Third-party companies or individuals that we employ may have access to and process information on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy. For example, we share payment card information with the payment companies we use to store your payment information. Payments will be processed by a third-party processor, Venmo or PayPal, and is not stored on MAP for College servers. We will collect specific Personal Information required for Venmo or PayPal to process payments. This includes credit card numbers, billing addresses, security (CVV) codes and any other relevant financial information. By providing payment information, you agree to the processing of that information and the transfer of that information to Venmo or PayPal to process the payment. All such information will be transferred directly to Venmo or PayPal and not retained, stored or used by MAP for College without prior consent. In the case of subscription services, tokenization will be used to associate payment information to your account on a monthly basis. All such transferred information is subject to the privacy policy of Venmo or PayPal rather than this policy. Be sure to review all privacy policies published by our third-party providers and contact them directly if you have questions as they may have privacy terms that differ from our Privacy Policy. We have implemented appropriate safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and make proper use of the information we collect. However, no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. Thus, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information you provide to us.

Our wholly-owned subsidiaries and affiliates may also have access to and process your information. If we were to engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy, we would share your information with a party involved in such a process (for example, a potential seller).

Our Security

We always use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above addresses or phone number, the DMA's Committee on Ethical Business Practices, state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau, state or local consumer protection office, or the Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202-FTC-HELP (202-382-4357), or electronically at, or with the Data Protection Commission or with your local supervisory authority.

It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to be aware of any such change. Your continued use of any of MAP for College's services, including WWW.MAPFORCOLLEGE.COM, will indicate your agreement to any such change.

Safe Shopping Guarantee

WWW.MAPFORCOLLEGE.COM guarantees your satisfaction, security, and privacy. We use the latest encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. Our site is hosted with state-of-the-art, built-in security and performance to ensure an enjoyable and safe shopping experience.

Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.

We guarantee that each purchase is protected and safe. If fraudulent charges are ever made, you will not have to pay for them.

In general, under federal law, you will not be liable for more than $50 of fraudulent charges. In the unlikely event that you are subject to fraudulent charges, remember to first notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures. If, for any reason, you are held responsible for this amount, MAP for College will cover the entire liability for you, up to $50, as long as the unauthorized use of your credit card resulted through no fault of your own from purchases made from MAP for College, while using our secure server.

Still Prefer to Order by E-mail, US Mail, or Phone?

You may also call us at (781) 925-0121.

International Customers
We are pleased to handle international orders. You may place your order on our website or contact us by e-mail, postal mail, or by phone.

Policy on Children’s Information

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act took effect on April 21, 2000, and imposes certain requirements on websites directed toward children under 13 that collect information on those children, or on websites that knowingly collect information on children under the age of 13. WWW.MAPFORCOLLEGE.COM's website is not directed toward children under 13, and it is our site's policy not to collect personal information on any person under 13. If you are based in the EEA, you may only use MAP for College if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country or if verifiable parental consent for your use of WWW.MAPFORCOLLEGE.COM site has been provided to us.

No information should be submitted to or posted on the Site by any Minor (a user younger than 13 years of age). If a minor between the ages of 13 and 18 accesses or registers for the Site, or signs up to receive our newsletter, they should do so with parental or guardian consent. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we do not knowingly provide any personally identifying information about Minors, regardless of its source, to third parties, nor is this information knowingly used by us for any marketing or promotional purposes.

By registering for this site, or registering to receive our newsletter, you are certifying that you are at least 13 years old.


Your Rights Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (the “CCPA”), a California resident has the right to:

MAP for College does not sell personal information to third-parties or outside agencies.

Once we receive and verify your request for a copy of the personal information that we have collected about you within the preceding 12-month period, we will disclose to you:

You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and verify your request, we will delete your personal information from our records, unless an exception applies.

We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us to:

To exercise the rights described above, please submit a verifiable request to us by email at:

Only you or a person whom you authorize to act on your behalf may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. If you wish to authorize another to act on your behalf, please be advised that we may require that you provide the authorized agent with signed written permission to submit a request and verify your own identity and confirm your permission directly with us, unless the authorized agent has a power of attorney. However, you may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.

Our verification process works as follows:

Before we may process a request, in order to protect your privacy, we will ask for you to confirm a few pieces of information that we have on our records about you, for example:

You may make a verifiable consumer request up to two times within a 12-month period, without charge. Unfortunately, we cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that the personal information relates to you. We will only use personal information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor's identity or authority to make the request.

We try to respond to a verifiable consumer request within 45 days of its receipt. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extended time period (up to 90 days). We will deliver our response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding receipt. The response we provide will also explain any reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.

We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not respond to your exercise of CCPA rights by:

To the extent other terms of this Privacy Policy or MAP for College Terms and Conditions contradict the terms herein as applied to California consumers, the terms of this section control.

For additional information on your California privacy rights under the CCPA, please visit:

California’s ‘Shine the Light’ Law
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, a California resident with whom we have an established relationship has the right to request information about our disclosure of personal information to affiliated companies or third parties for their direct marketing purposes, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. MAP for College does not disclose our customers’ personal information to affiliated companies or third parties for their direct marketing purposes. For additional information on your rights under this law, please refer to CA Civil Code Section 1798.83.

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