Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us and we do not sell or rent names. We will only send you email messages if you opt in to receiving them during registration. Our privacy officer

Our privacy officer is responsible for making sure that our privacy policies and procedures are up to date and that your personal information is protected and used in a way that you have consented to. You can contact our Privacy Officer if you have a question or a complaint about our privacy policy or privacy and how it relates to our websites in general.

How we collect information from you and what we use it for

There are three different ways in which we collect information from you.The first is very general and not related to personal information. Through cookies (What are cookies?) and tracking, we can tell how many users visit each part of our site and what features are used. We also collect information on how many of our users are using a certain screen resolution or what kind of browser they are using. Using that information, we can change and modify our site to better meet your needs.

The second way we might gather information is through the registration process. This is information you provide to us by filling out the registration form. We collect information during registration for three reasons:

  1. Using your information, we can send you email messages (if you have opted to receive them) that will matter to you. Please note that we never give your email address to anyone. We will send information on behalf of our partners to you only if you opt in to this service.
  2. Information, like what school you are going to attend or are attending, helps us to make sure we are creating the best possible site for you!

The third way we gather information is through the various advanced searches and tools we use, While we will make every effort to make sure your personal information remains private, we may be compelled by law to reveal your personal information if we are required to by a subpoena, court order, or legal process.

Who can see your personal information

If you register on one of our websites, you provide us with personal information. Only you and qualified SchoolPlatt employees may view that personal information. There is an exception to that rule. While we will make every effort to make sure your personal information remains private, we may be compelled by law to reveal your personal information if we are required to by a subpoena, court order, or legal process.

Your control over your personal information in our database

After registering on our websites, you have full access to and control of the information you provided. At any time, you can access this information through the “My Profile” section of “Dashboard”.

Deleting your personal information

You also have the right to the erasure of your data. If you would like to have your personal information completely removed from our database, please contact and provide either the email address used to create the account, or your username.

The accuracy of the information you provide

The information you provide should be kept as up-to-date as possible. If the information you supplied to us has changed, we invite you to update it at any time through the “My Profile” section of “Dashboard”.

Communication with SchoolPlatt

If during the registration process you agree to being part of our student network, we may send you email messages, which will include the SchoolFinder or StudyinCanada Newsletter, messages from our partners and our own user surveys and announcements. We may track who opens or replies to these messages. If you change your mind about communicating with us through email, you may do so by logging in and managing your communication preferences within “Dashboard” under “My Subscriptions”.

PLEASE NOTE: If one of our partners wants to send a message to the people registered in our database who have opted in to the student network, we send that message on their behalf. We never give them any of your personal information. The only information the partner might receive would be statistics built from our database (for example, the number of students who live in Nova Scotia who are interested in journalism).

What are cookies and how do we use them?

A “cookie” is a small piece of information that a website can store on your computer through your browser (such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Google Chrome).When registering for and using our website, we and/or advertisers on our website will send cookies to your computer. The information stored in our cookies is used to provide you with customized information. This data will not be used in any other way and will be kept in our secure databases.What this means in plain English is that if you have used a part of our website or a function of our website, we can keep track of that and help to change the content or certain aspects of the website to fit your needs more accurately. We can also use it to help, in a more general way, to see what requirements our users have in using our websites. Cookies are also used to serve your more relevant advertisements on our website and others across the internet. Many browsers have tools that can be used to prevent the use of cookies, limit the use of cookies or remove cookies from your computer.

Request Information Form

The information that you supply in the Request Information form will be forwarded to the schools that you have indicated an interest in. The schools may choose to import this information into their own independent databases in order to keep in contact with you beyond your initial inquiry. This might include open house notices, application opportunities and other kinds of communication sent by mail or email.If you have supplied a telephone number, the schools may contact you by telephone.