College Rising Website Privacy Policy

Effective Date 1/12/2015 (Last Updated 1/14/2019)

About This Policy

This policy describes our practices on the websites where it is posted. It also applies to text messages and emails.

Information We Collect

Contact information. For example, we may collect your name and email address. We may also collect your street address, or phone numbers.

Information you share or post on our website.  This includes content you may post and roommate and apartment search information.

Demographic information. For example, we may collect your age, interests, academic information, and housing preferences.

Other Information. If you use our websites, we may collect information about the browser you are using. Our web server may store your IP address and domain. We might track the pages you visit. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We collect this information using tracking tools described in this policy. To control those tools, please read the “Your Choices” section.


How We Collect Information

We collect information directly from you.  For example, we collect information when you when you register.  We also collect information if you post content or use the “Find Apartment” and “Find Roommate” functions on our website.  We collect information if you take surveys or participate in promotions or online forums. We also collect information if you ask us questions or sign up for our emails.

We collect information from you passively. We use tracking tools like browser cookies, flash cookies, and web beacons. To learn more about these tools and how you can control them, please read the “Your Choices” section.

We collect information that we obtain from third parties.

How We Use Information

To respond to your questions and requests. For example, if you ask us a question or use the “Find Apartment” or “Find Roommate.”

To improve our website and update our email lists. For example, we might conduct surveys or engage in other activities to understand our visitors and customers.  We might also use information to improve our products and services.  This also includes looking at site usage trends. We may also use information to customize your browsing experience. 

To communicate with you about our relationship. For example, we might use your contact information to tell you about changes to this Policy or our Website Terms.

For our legitimate business purposes.  We may combine information that we receive about you from third parties with information we already have.

To promote College Rising. For example, we use information to send notices of special promotions or other offers.  We might also send you notices about educational or employment opportunities we think might be interesting to you.  Other examples include to notify you of new website features or product offerings. If you want to manage your communications, follow the instructions in Your Choices, below.

As otherwise permitted by law.

When We Share Information

We may share your information for our business purposes and as legally permitted, including:

If we think we have to in order to comply with the law.  For example, we will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena.  We may also share if a government agency requests. We may also share if an investigatory body requests.

With third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, we share information with vendors. We may also authorize them to collect information on our behalf.  Some vendors may be located outside of the United States.

With our business partners. If we provide joint services, we share information with business partners.

To protect our company.  For example, we will disclose information if we suspect fraud.  We will also share information as part of an investigation. 

For other reasons we may describe to you.

Your Choices

You can opt out of receiving marketing emails by following the instructions in any marketing emails you receive. You can also opt-out by sending us an email to To request changes to or to review your information, please send us an email to . You may also email  us to have your personal information deleted.

You can choose not to provide certain personal information. However if you don’t provide us with information some website features may not work.  You can also choose to configure browser not to accept cookies. If you do so, however, some parts of our website may not work.

Where We Store Information

Our site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using our site and giving us your information, you consent to such transfer. You also understand that the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country.



We take reasonable steps to protect personal information.  These steps vary depending on the type of information we have.   

The Internet is not 100% secure, though. We cannot promise that your information will remain secure. We thus encourage you to use caution on the Internet and when disclosing information. Do not share your password with other people and select passwords that are secure


Our Site and Children

Our site is not created for children and we don’t believe that children would be interested in it.  We do not to our knowledge collect information online from children under 17.  If you are a parent or guardian and think we have information about your child, please contact us by email at .  To learn more about how to protect your child online, visit the FTC’s website.  You may also want to read the helpful information about kids and privacy that the FTC provides.


Our site contains links to third party sites. If you click on one of those links, you will be taken to websites we do not control. This policy does not apply to the information practices of that website. You should read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third party sites.

Policy Updates

From time to time we may change our privacy practices. The latest version of this policy will be posted here. Sometimes there may be a material change to this policy that we wish to apply retroactively. If so, we will notify you and obtain your consent to the extent required by law.


More Questions?

If you have additional questions you can call us at (773) 257-3797, or reach us by email at  You can write to us at:


Attn: Webmaster

College Rising Company

1016 West Jackson Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois 60607


Please include your email address, name, address and telephone number when you contact us. This helps us handle your request correctly.