You have chosen to do business with USNewsUniversityDirectory.com, provided by U.S. News University Connection LLC (USNUC), and we recognize our obligation to inform you of our policies concerning the use of your information. You can be sure that our commitment to protect your information will continue under the principles and online guidelines described below.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this website, please email
We also present opportunities for you to provide us with personal information, such as your name, e-mail address, physical address, phone number, as well as other information from time to time. We ask you to provide personal information to us when you: request that we provide more information about a university’s programs or other type of products; ask that we provide you with other general information; fill out a survey; or enter a contest.
If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse most of our website (the areas that do not require registration) anonymously.
The contact information we collect on behalf of universities is provided to those universities. They may contact you directly via text, phone, e-mail, or direct mail depending on the type of contact information you provide and the type of information you request. We or companies with whom we do business may also send you information on complimentary programs and services, new opportunities or special offers on behalf of ourselves or other third parties that offer products and services that you may enjoy and/or benefit from using. We share information only for legitimate business purposes. If you do not wish to receive any or all such programs or services, please let us know by emailing us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to comply with federal anti-spam laws, effective January 1, 2004, we provide a suppression file containing the e-mail addresses of those who ask to be removed from our distribution database to any third party who provides e-mail marketing services to our company.
We use “cookies” as part of our interaction with your browser. A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive by our web page server. “Cookies” are commonly used by websites and do not harm your system. By configuring your preferences or options in your browser, you determine if and how a “cookie” will be accepted. We use “cookies” to determine if you have previously visited our website and for a number of administrative purposes. These “cookies” do not collect personally identifiable information, and we do not combine information collected through “cookies” with other personal information to determine who you are or your email address.
We may use third party advertising companies to serve ads on our site. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
We use technologies designed to keep information secure when transmitting and receiving customer data, to help ensure its security. We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information you submit via our website which is under our control. Our servers are backed up regularly and protected by security systems.
Keeping your contact information accurate and up-to-date is very important. If you ever find that our records are incomplete, inaccurate or not current, please email us at email@example.com and we will correct the information as soon as possible. If you prefer to learn about new offers from USNUC through a specific medium — for example, through the mail — simply let us know your preference by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We honor all requests to be removed from our e-mail lists within ten days of our receipt of your request. If you do not want to receive e-mail messages from USNUC, contact us at email@example.com and we will add you to our e-mail suppression file. Our physical address is:
U.S. News University Connection, LLC
Attn: Internet List Services
9417 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, Florida, 33619
Our process is designed to comply with your wishes regarding receiving commercial e-mail messages from us and with the laws regarding unsolicited e-mail. However, if for any reason you believe you have received a commercial e-mail message directly from us or on our behalf more than ten days after making a request to be taken off our e-mailing list, we would request that you forward a copy of the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of your efforts to unsubscribe and the approximate timeframe you made the request. We will immediately investigate the matter, confirm that your address is in our suppression file, and provide a written response to you detailing our efforts.
Our website may make chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups, editorial content, and other social media channels (Complementary Forums) available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information.
We may include links to other websites on the USNUC website. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for any content appearing on those sites. In addition, many other sites that are not associated or authorized by us may have links leading to our site. We cannot control these links and are not responsible for any content appearing on these sites.