Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on Dec 14, 2013 and applies to the Custom College Rankings website located at and related sub-domains as well as online services that include, but are not limited to, email newsletters, premium online content, Facebook applications, mobile applications and various medium or devices now known or hereafter developed (collectively, the “The Services “). If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Custom College Rankings.


When you register with Custom College Rankings, you provide us information to register and set up an account, including email, name, and billing and credit card information if you are buying premium services (“Registration Data”). You agree that we may communicate with you regarding Custom College Rankings and other entities for the purpose of providing you the Services, alerts and newsletters.

If you correspond with Custom College Rankings, we may retain the content of your messages, your email address and our responses.

If you invite a friend to try Custom College Rankings through our Service, we will use that friend’s email address for the sole purpose of sending your invitation.


When you use the Service (such as this website), we use cookies, web beacons, pixels or similar technologies, to collect non-personally-identifiable information, including IP address, time and frequency of your usage, browser type, device agent information, etc. Any information we gather this way may be used:

  • To analyze and improve our Services, diagnose problems, maintain security, etc.
  • To remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit, and provide you with personalized content and information.
  • For security and monitoring purposes
  • To fulfill your specific request
  • To share security information with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to you
  • To share such information with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to users and enable behavioral retargeted advertising.

You can set your web browser to refuse all cookies; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the Services.

Emails and other electronic communications we send you may contain pixel tags or web beacons that enable us to track your use of such communication.

Custom College Rankings cannot personally identify you with this information alone, but if you do log into your Custom College Rankings account, we may associate this information with your account and personally identify you in order to provide you better service.


Custom College Rankings reserves the right to use and disclose the collected non-personal data for purposes of advertisement by Custom College Rankings or our partners and contractors. Custom College Rankings may employ third party ad serving technologies that use certain methods to collect information as a result of ad serving through Services. Custom College Rankings or third parties operating the ad serving technology may use demographic and location information as well as information logged from your hardware or device to ensure that appropriate advertising is presented within the Service. Custom College Rankings or third parties may collect and use data for this purpose including, but not limited to IP address (including but not limited to for purposes of determining your location), Device ID, MAC, software, applications, hardware, browser information, internet and on-line usage information. The foregoing data may be used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policy of the company providing the ad serving technology.

You recognize and agree that the advertising companies who deliver ads for Custom College Rankings may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other services or products. These companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies. These ad serving technologies are integrated into Services; if you do not want to be subject to this technology, do not use or access the Services. Although we take commercially reasonable steps to instruct such advertising companies to comply with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, Custom College Rankings does not have access to or control of third party technologies.

If you wish to “opt out” of certain targeted advertising, please visit and/or Please note that the links above may not reach all Custom College Rankings’s advertising partners and certain behaviorally targeted advertising may still be displayed to you. If you want to be certain that no behaviorally targeted advertisements are not displayed to you, please do not use or access the Services. Additionally please note that if you “opt out” it does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising. It just means that the advertising you see displayed will not be customized to you and your interests and may be less relevant to you.


Personally Identifiable Information may be disclosed as follows:

  • If we are required to do so by law or subpoena, (a) to enforce our terms and policies; or (b) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Custom College Rankings, our users or others
  • Store information in physical locations outside the direct control of Custom College Rankings (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers)
  • To third parties who have contracted with Custom College Rankings to provide services to Custom College Rankings solely for the purpose of providing Services to you, in compliance with this privacy policy
  • To Custom College Rankings’s parent companies and subsidiaries in compliance with this privacy policy
  • If Custom College Rankings is acquired as as business or its assets are sold, as is typical when a business is acquired or merged.


When you link to or interact with the External Servers, or other websites or services, our Privacy Policy no longer applies and you are subject to that website’s or service’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies so you understand how they treat your information.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for our Service. If you link to other websites, view aspects of our Service on third party services (e.g., Facebook page, wordpress for our blog) please review the terms of service and privacy policies posted at those sites.


Custom College Rankings employs well-established security measures to safeguard our systems and your information. However, we cannot control all the individuals and activities on the internet and elsewhere, and therefore cannot guarantee that such information will never be compromised.


It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our web page, as determined by Custom College Rankings in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you.


Our center of operation is in the United States. Your data is held in the United States and transactions are processed in US Dollars on servers in the United States. As such, all data is held in accordance with United States laws and procedures which differ from those in other regions of the world, such as the European Union. By using this service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to these data policies.


Custom College Rankings may change this policy from time to time in its discretion. Your continued use of our sites indicates your consent to this privacy policy and any amended versions of it.

Questions regarding this policy and our practice should be directed to Custom College Rankings by contact us.