Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") for the Web site ("Site") for Obtain An Education ("OAE") www.obtainaneducation.com. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit our Site.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully, because by visiting or using this Site, you agree to its terms.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we make any material change to this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting a notice on the home page www.obtainaneducation.com or by e-mail of this Site that the policy has been updated and by changing the date on this page noting when the policy was last updated. If you see a notice of change, please check the Privacy Policy, because your continued use of the Site after we post the change means you have agreed to the new terms.

Collection of Your Data

Personal Data. When you fill out a "Student Matching Profile", our Self-Assessment, our Financial Aid Estimator, and at other times, we ask for some information about you, such as your name, age, email address, postal address, and phone number, level of education, desired level of educational program, areas of interest, current occupation, military status (if any), governmental loan status. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. 

Anonymous Data. We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you visit the Site. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate the Site on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page, and the length of their visits.

How We Use Your Information

We may use your personal data in the following ways:

·         For the purpose for which you specifically provided the personal data, for example, but not limited to, to match your student matching profile to educational institutions or to respond to a specific inquiry.

To send you notifications about your accounts or transactions with us and to otherwise contact you with information that we believe will be of interest to you.

To notify you about our products and services and special offers.

To enhance existing features or develop new features products and services.

We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Site with information that we collect from third parties. 

Sharing Your Data

We share this personal data with the educational institutions to which we have matched your profile so that these institutions can contact you with information about their educational programs. These educational institutions are not governed by this Privacy Policy. If you want to know more about a partner school’s use of your information, contact the school directly. We share the information you have provided on our matching profile with educational institutions.

We also share your information with third party service providers who help us to run this Site, provide services offered on this Site or to fulfill your requests with educational institutions and/or educational marketing providers. We may also need to disclose your personal data to third parties if required by law or to enforce our User Agreement or this Privacy Policy, or when we, in our sole discretion, believe it is necessary or appropriate, in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets in the Site.

If you do not wish to have your personally identifiable information shared, to opt-out from receiving further communications from any third party that is not our agent or service provider. Please contact that marketing partner/affiliate directly.

Newsletter Subscription

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

Choice and Opt-out

You can let us know that you do not wish us to share your information with third parties for marketing purposes or to notify you about our own products and services and special offers by opting out at the time that you submit your Student Matching Profile or by sending us a written request either by email to unsubscribe@CollegeInformationSource.com or via postal mail.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by clicking on the following link to add your email address and/or telephone number directly to our Unsubscribe/Do Not Call lists. Please address postal mail requests to:

·         Attn: Information Inquiry or Update


·         Obtain An Education Services



Please be aware that we do not control the activities of the educational institutions with which we match your profile or any third parties to whom we have provided your information for marketing purposes. If you wish them to stop contacting you, you will need to notify them of this fact separately. 

Cookies and Other Technology

We use cookies to allow you to move quickly through our site, to recognize repeat visitors and to allow you to take advantage of some of our site’s special features. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a Web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. Cookies are small files and won’t pose any significant disk-space concerns. No cookies are linked to personally identifiable information. Cookies are stored to remember your education selection and to prevent duplicate leads from the same IP address from being created and to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use our matching services.

You can turn off the ability to receive any of these cookies by adjusting the browser in your computer. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Without cookies you can visit our Site, but you will not be able to use the services that require you to provide your personal information.

We use clear GIFs, Web beacons, and other tracking devices to follow visitor usage of our site. The data collected through these mechanisms is anonymous, and we do not link it to the personal data you may provide us.

We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our Site in order to recognize users and assess traffic patterns. We also include Web beacons in our e-mail messages in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.


Third Party Cookies

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, or service providers is not covered by our privacy statement. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, or service providers use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site, in order for you to use our matching services.

Supplementation of Information

In order to provide accurate school matching services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personally identifiable information you submitted to us with information from third party sources.

Customer Testimonials

We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information like a video along with their first and last name. We do obtain the customer's consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name and video along with their testimonial.

Ads for CIS

When you view an ad for CIS on other sites, our third-party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. CIS and our advertising company may also use Web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which pages of the Site you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts. 

Links to Other Web Sites

If you click on a link to a third party site, including on an advertisement, you will leave the www.obtainaneducation.com site you are visiting and go to the site you selected. Because we cannot control the activities of third parties, we cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personally identifiable information by such third parties, and we cannot guarantee that they will adhere to the same privacy practices as www.Obtain An Education.com. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any other service provider from whom you request services. If you visit a third party website that is linked to an www.obtainaneducation.com site, you should read that site’s privacy statement before providing any personally identifiable information.

Transfer to the United States

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the personal data you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. Whenever you submit any personal data to us, you consent to this transfer.

Review and Correction

You may review and update the personal data you have provided to us contacting us via e-mail at info@collegeinformationsource.com 


Any revisions you provide to your personal data will be applied in our own records but will not be updated in the records of the educational institutions to which we have already provided your data. If you would like to review and correct the personal data that has been provided to educational institutions, you will need to contact them separately.

Security Practices

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at info@CollegeInformationSource.com.

Business Transfers

In the event that someone buys or acquires us or substantially all of our assets, our information about you and your use of our services will likely be one of the acquired assets.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.

E-mail: info@obtainaneducation.com