Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Mentor & Match Corporation is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and strives to provide a safe, secure user experience.

This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to this website, its associated community sites, and the Mentor & Match Connect mobile application (collectively the “Sites”) This privacy policy does not apply to any third-party websites, service or applications, even if they are accessible through the Sites.

By registering or using the Sites, you agree to the processing activities set forth in this Privacy Policy with respect to your Personal Information

Revisions to this Privacy Policy

Any information that is collected via our Site is covered by the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do so, we will update the “Last Updated Date” above to indicate when those changes will become effective.

Collection and Use of Information

Information Collected or Received from You

Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve the Sites, to administer your use of the Sites, to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the Sites, to respond to your inquiries submitted via the Sites, and to periodically send you free newsletters and emails that directly promote our Sites and our services in response to your request. To achieve these goals, we may collect information that is related to you as an identified or identifiable person (hereinafter “Personal Information” or “PI”).

We use this information for the purposes of providing our services, responding to any queries you may have, operating and improving the web site, fostering a positive user experience and delivering the products and services that we offer.

As a result of the information that we collect about you, we are able to provide you with personalized product suggestions, content, and advertising relating to your interests.

The information we gathered on any Mentor & Match web site may be shared within Mentor & Match on a worldwide basis in order to deliver these products and services.

This information may include:

Contact Information: Depending on how you choose to use the Sites, you may provide us with contact information such as your: name, physical address, email address, or telephone number.

Device Information: Depending on how you access the site, we may collect information regarding the type of device on which the Sites are used or downloaded, the operating system name and version of the device used to access the Sites, device manufacturer, application version accessed on your device, device ID, IP address, and geolocation data.

Information about third parties: Examples includes references or contacts that you provide to us if you have their express written consent to do so.

Demographic Information: We may collect certain information about population characteristics from you. This information includes your zip code or postal code, age, preferences, gender, race or ethnicity, occupation, career history, interests and favorites. We do not consider this information to be PI given that it will be deidentified and anonymized such that it cannot be linked to you as an individual.

Inferential Information: We may use information you provide to make certain inferences. For example, if you provide a title of ‘Ms.’ we will assume you are female.

Information Collected Using Cookies and other Web Technologies. Like many website owners and operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information.

“Cookies” are small text files that are placed on your hard drive by a Web server when you access our Site.

We may use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies to identify that you’ve logged in to the Site and to tell us how and when you interact with our Site.

We may also use Cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Site and to customize and improve our Site. Unlike persistent Cookies, session Cookies are deleted when you log off from the Site and close your browser.

Although most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies.

Please note, however, that if you don’t accept Cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Site. Some third-party service providers that we engage (including third-party advertisers) may also place their own Cookies on your hard drive.

Note that this Privacy Policy covers only our use of Cookies and does not include use of Cookies by such third parties.

“Web Beacons” (also known as Web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Site for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Site, to monitor how many visitors view our Site, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising.

Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an email).

Information about you provided by third parties

In certain instances, we may also acquire Personal Information (including personal, demographic, behavioral and indirect information) about you from third parties with whom we have a business relationship.

How Information Is Used

Once you provide us with your Personal Information, we may use it in the following ways:

Information that We Share with Third Parties

We will not share any PI that we have collected from or about you with any third party except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Shared in Order to Provide our Services

The nature of some of the services we offer is such that third parties may be able to view your Personal Information and contact you. For example, profile information may be used for networking with other community members or may be visible to employers who are using the Mentor & Match website. In addition, portions of your searchable resume (but not your contact information) may be made public in your networking profile. Likewise, we may supply your contact information to select third parties such as employers, recruiters, data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending you email or otherwise communicating with you.

Information Shared with Our Service Providers

We may engage third-party services providers to work with us to administer and provide the Site and to respond to your Requests. These third-party services providers have access to your PI only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf. Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals may be located in a country whose data protection legislation is different from your country, and they will have access to your Personal Information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that PI with any other third party or use that data for any other purpose.

Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transactions

Information that we collect from our users, including PI, is considered to be a business asset. Thus, if we are acquired by a third party as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale or if our assets are acquired by a third party in the event we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, some or all of our assets, including your PI, may be disclosed or transferred to a third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others

We may disclose your PI if legally required to do so, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to:

Information Disclosed to Others in Accordance with Your Preferences

We may disclose such PI to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, when configuring your profile, you may have the option to indicate that you would like to receive information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties.

Information Disclosed in an Aggregated or Anonymized Manner We also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the Sites with Mentor & Match clients, partners, other site visitors, and other third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the sites and how those visitors use the sites in order to serve advertisements to you on our sites or other sites with which we have a business relationship.

International Transfer

Your PI may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your PI to us, we may transfer your PI to the United States and process it there.

Your Choices About Your Information

We offer you choice regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your PI and we respect the decisions that you make. Please note that prior to responding to your requests pursuant to your choices below, we reserve the right to verify and authenticate your identity and the PI to which you have requested access.

Your privacy is important to us and to demonstrate our commitment, we do our best to honor requests to access, correct, update, or delete your PI. Please note, however, that to the extent that your request would violate another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, Mentor & Match may deny the request.

If you wish to delete or close your account or account profile information altogether, please contact us. An email will be sent to you to confirm that your Personal Information has been deleted (save for an archival copy which is not accessible by you or third parties on the Internet).

Please note that in the event that you decide to delete your data, we may retain an archival copy only for as long as Mentor & Match reasonably considers necessary for audit and record purposes.

Important Information (Security)

Mentor & Match Corporation takes reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures to safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use by third parties. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting and storing information over the internet is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information and you should ensure that you do not post sensitive information, including personality profiles, to the Mentor & Match site.

Moreover, one of our primary purposes is to provide you with a platform to broadcast the information in your resume and profile widely in order to maximize your academic opportunities. Such an environment does present a risk that unauthorized third parties will view this data. Thus, you should take care to ensure that your resume does not contain any sensitive data that you would not want made public.

Our Policy Toward Children

Our Site is not directed to children under 17 and we do not knowingly collect PI from children under 17. If we learn that we have collected PI of a child under 17 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.

Contact Information

To exercise your rights above or to make any other inquiries, please contact us at:
Mentor & Match Corporation
Privacy Office
2785 Pacific Coast Highway #171
Torrance CA 90505

Your Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Rights

As part of the its services Mentor & Match Corporation provides an access point for students (mentees) to speak privately with members of college (mentors). Mentor & Match Corporation takes student information protection very seriously. Notwithstanding the rest of this Privacy Policy, no one will have access to, nor will we disclose any information from, a student educational record without the written consent of the student

The one exception to this policy is that we may disclose such information to authorized representatives of the federal and state governments for audit and evaluation of federal and state supported programs, or other provisions outlined by the FERPA document :

As detailed above, our mentor networking platform is developed with security in mind. We encrypt and secure all files hosted. All Mentor & Match server certificates are signed by a recognized Certificate authority (DigiCert) and we use 256-bit SSL encryption for all web communication. All communication amongst the database, application, and authentication servers is also conducted via secure connections.

Your California Rights

Scope of this Privacy Notice

This privacy notice describes the Personal Information we collect or process about California residents in connection with our Site, how we use, share, and protect that Personal Information, and what your rights are concerning Personal Information that we collect or process.

In this privacy notice, “Personal Information” has the same meaning as under the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Civil Code Section 1798.83: information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal Information does not include information that has been de-identified or aggregated.

Personal Information We Collect and Share, and For What Purpose

In the past 12 months, we have collected and/or shared the following Personal Information of visitors when they interact with our Site, as described in detail above:

As described in detail above, we use your Personal Information for a variety of purposes to operate, assess activity on, and improve the performance of our Site, including the following:

To protect our legitimate business interests and legal rights

We do not share your Personal Information with third parties for third party marketing purposes without your consent.

Your Rights as a California Resident

Under California law, users who are California residents have specific rights regarding their Personal Information. These rights are subject to certain exceptions described below. When required, we will respond to most requests within 45 days unless it is reasonably necessary to extend the response time.

Right to Disclosure of Information

You have the right to request that we disclose certain information regarding our practices with respect to Personal Information. If you submit a valid and verifiable request and we confirm your identity and/or authority to make the request, we will disclose to you any of the following at your direction:

Right to Delete Personal Information

You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Upon receiving a verified request to delete your Personal Information, we will do so unless otherwise authorized by law.

How to Exercise these Rights

You may submit a verifiable consumer request to us for disclosure or deletion of Personal Information by clicking here

Alternatively, you may call us at (877) 211-8504

We will respond to verifiable requests for disclosure or deletion of Personal Information free of charge, within 10 days of receipt.

In order to protect your privacy and the security of your information, we verify consumer requests by personally contacting the requestor. Any additional information you provide will be used only to verify your identity and not for any other purpose.

You may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf. You must provide an authorized agent written permission to submit a request on your behalf, and we may require that you verify your identity directly with us. Alternatively, an authorized agent that has been provided power of attorney under Probate Code sections 4000-4465 may submit a request on your behalf.

Right to Opt Out of Sales of Your Personal Information

You have a right to opt-out of the sale of your Personal Information. You may, at any time, direct businesses that sell your Personal Information to third parties not to sell your Personal Information.

We do not sell your Personal Information and therefore do not provide any mechanism for you to exercise the right to opt out.

Right to Non-Discrimination

You have the right not to be discriminated against for the exercise of your California privacy rights described above