Privacy Policy

October 12, 2012

Welcome to Study Abroad Spotlight!

Our Mission

Study Abroad Spotlight is a website designed for study abroad alumni, parents and education abroad professionals to share their study abroad stories with the world.  Our mission is to inspire others to study abroad, reassure parents they are making the right decision sending their son or daughter abroad and give everyone a better understanding of what it’s like to work in the field of international education.

Contact Us

Please visit About Us for more details on how to contact us.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses what information we collect, how we use it, and how to correct and change it.  For those reasons, we encourage you to read this very carefully.  By visiting or using the Study Abroad Spotlight website, you acknowledge that you are accepting that the terms and conditions of this privacy policy will apply to you, as well as any information you provide to us.

Information Collected

When you submit your spotlight story, we ask you to provide some personal information including your full name, college, program information, experiences and a photo.  This information will be made public on the website.  However, your personal email address will remain private.  Your email address will only be used by Study Abroad Spotlight to notify you when your spotlight is posted and if we have any exciting news we want to share from time to time.  We will never share your personal email address with any one.

The information you provide may also be used to personalize your experience, improve our website, customer service or to send periodic emails.  If you do not wish to receive periodic emails, please just let us know and we will gladly remove you from the list.  If at any time you wish to edit your spotlight story or remove it from the website, please email us and we will gladly make the necessary changes.

We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include advertisements or third party links on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We 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.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy. When any changes are made, we will notify you by making the revised version available on this page. The date at the top indicates the most recent revision. You should check this page on a regular basis as revised versions will be binding on you.  Any modifications will be effective when we post the new privacy policy. You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Study Abroad Spotlight website after any posted modification to the privacy policy indicates your acceptance of the modifications.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy, we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age.  Our website is directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms of Use page establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.


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