Privacy Policy

Who we are

CollegeInVirginia.com is a dedicated online platform committed to providing comprehensive information and articles about higher education opportunities and institutions within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our mission is to serve as a valuable resource for individuals seeking insights into educational pathways, programs, and institutions available in Virginia. It is important to clarify that CollegeInVirginia.com operates as an independent entity and is not affiliated with the Commonwealth of Virginia or any other state-level or local government. We prioritize the privacy and security of our users. By accessing and using CollegeInVirginia.com, users acknowledge our independent status and our dedication to providing accurate and impartial information about higher education within the Commonwealth.

Comments

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies and Analytics

CollegeInVirginia.com utilizes Google Analytics for marketing purposes, aiming to enhance user experience and refine our services. This analytics tool enables us to gain valuable insights into user behavior on our website, helping us tailor content and marketing strategies to better align with the needs and interests of our audience. The information collected by Google Analytics may encompass anonymized data, including user demographics, interests, and online interactions. Please be assured that all data collected is treated with the utmost confidentiality, and we strictly adhere to Google’s privacy policies and terms of service. Users who prefer not to participate in this data collection can opt out by adjusting their browser settings or utilizing Google’s available opt-out tools.

Embedded content from other websites

CollegeInVirginia.com may feature articles and web pages that include embedded media from other external sites to enhance the content and provide a richer experience for our users. This embedded media may encompass images, videos, or other interactive elements sourced from third-party platforms such as YouTube. It is essential to note that the inclusion of such media is for informational and educational purposes only. While we strive to ensure the relevance and reliability of embedded content, the respective privacy policies and terms of service of the third-party sites apply to their media, and users are encouraged to review these policies when interacting with embedded content.

Who we share your data with

Aside from anonymized data gathered by our web analytics partners (e.g., Google Analytics), CollegeInVirginia.com does not gather your data, and has nothing to share with third-parties.