Last Updated: October, 31, 2015
Information We Collect
In order to help you get the most out of our service, we collect user submitted personally identifiable information when you use the site. We only ask site users to submit the minimum amount of information necessary to use our service. Such information may include your name, password, zip code, email address, and phone number for communication purposes. Information may be submitted to the FindTutorsNearMe.com website or via phone or email when communicating with a FindTutorsNearMe.com representative. For students and parents, we may collect information related to your documentation of and payment for tutoring sessions. For tutors, we may collect your Social Security number (SSN) or Federal Employer Identification number (FEIN) for tax purposes or to complete a background check. As detailed in the “Data Transmission and Storage” section below, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption on any page of the site where we ask you to submit personally identifiable information and encrypt all such information for safe storage in our system.
We also gather non-personally identifiable information when you use the site. Such data is compiled in aggregate and includes things like the referring URL and the type of browser you may be using to access the site. This data is used to better understand and enhance the user experience on the site.
Data Transmission and Storage
FindTutorsNearMe.com is committed to keeping your information private and secure. We use industry-standard 128-bit SSL encryption when collecting and transmitting your information through the system. Once information has been collected, we encrypt sensitive data in our database for added security. FindTutorsNearMe.com also uses firewalls and hardware monitoring across our system to protect against unauthorized access. Look at the URL address bar – if you see a lock, you know your data is in good hands. We are committed to protecting you and your information.
If you elect to pay for tutoring lessons with a credit card, we will collect your name, credit card number, expiration date, and address information associated with the account. All financial information is collected securely and encrypted in our system in full compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
If you are a tutor and elect to pay for a background check, we will collect credit card information to order a background check on your behalf. Payment information entered into our system solely to procure a background check will not be stored on our servers.
FindTutorsNearMe.com shares a minimum amount of information between tutors and students in order to facilitate the arrangement of tutoring sessions. FindTutorsNearMe.com does not disclose or sell your personally identifiable information without your consent. We reserve the right to release non-personally identifiable information collected in aggregate, however.
FindTutorsNearMe.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide your contact information or any other personally identifiable information to FindTutorsNearMe.com. If you are the parent or legal guardian of someone under the age of 13 who may have provided us with information without your knowledge or consent, please contact us to have this information removed. All contact, including tutoring sessions, between a tutor and any minor should, of course, only take place in a supervised setting.
Legal Requests and Business Transfers
Please remember to help keep the site secure by never sharing your username or password. If you think your password may have been compromised, please change it immediately or contact FindTutorsNearMe.com for additional assistance.
FindTutorsNearMe.com may send you email communications periodically detailing new features or promotions on the site. You may unsubscribe from these messages by using the link at the bottom of the email. We may also send you email messages about the status of your account or any notices as required by law. You may not opt-out of receiving these administrative emails so long as you continue to use this voluntary service. If you wish to terminate your account, please contact us.