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These Terms of Use, including the associated SwitchNote.com Privacy Policy and other applicable SwitchNote.com policies published on our website, or websites, (the "Terms of Use") set out the policies, rules, and conditions that govern your use of our website(s) and the services provided thereby, regardless of how you access them (e.g., directly through our websites, or through any third-party website that links to them ("Linked Services")), and regardless of whether you are a registered user or a guest. By using the websites or the services, you agree to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use SwitchNote.com or the services provided thereby and you must cease all such use immediately.

Account Registration & Termination:

You may only have one SwitchNote.com account for use of the websites and the services; you may not create or use more than one account. A parent or guardian may create an account for the benefit of a minor, but otherwise you may not create an account for anyone unless expressly authorized by SwitchNote.com. All information you provide to create an account must be accurate and complete. You may not impersonate any other person or use a name that is not your own. It is your responsibility to update your account information to keep it current and accurate. When you set up an account, you must also choose a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and for any and all use of your account. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another user at any time, nor to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify SwitchNote.com immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. SwitchNote.com has the right to terminate your account for any reason at our sole discretion.

Description of the SwitchNote.com Service:

SwitchNote.com provides a variety of services, both online and offline, designed to improve the overall academic experience and performance. Our Services currently include:

  • Academic course-related services, including information regarding class schedules, ratings of classes and/or instructors

  • A student marketplace for independently created outlines, notes and study guides

Age and Residence Requirements:

SwitchNote.com is available to individuals age 13 and over. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must review these Terms of Use with your parent or guardian to confirm that you and your parent or guardian understand and agree to it


We understand your privacy is important to you, and that you care how your personal information is collected, used and shared with third parties. We appreciate your business and the trust you put in us when you provide your personal information while using SwitchNote.com and our services. Our policies and practices regarding our users' privacy and personal information are detailed in the SwitchNote.com Privacy Policy which is a key component of our Terms of Use and is incorporated herein by reference.

We may in our discretion identify any user to third parties, and/or disclose to third parties any content or information, including but not limited to personally identifiable registration information, either (i) in response to a law enforcement request for such information; or (ii) in response to a request for information relating to an investigation into plagiarism or cheating by a school, or body empowered by a school, to conduct such an investigation.

Proprietary Rights:

SwitchNote.com is owned and operated by SwitchNote, Inc. Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, including the text, site design, logos, graphics, icons, etc., as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are the sole property of SwitchNote.com and, if applicable, its licensors. You may only use the content of SwitchNote.com for your own personal use. You agree not to view, copy, or procure content or information from SwitchNote.com by automated means (such as scripts, bots, spiders, crawlers, or scrapers) unless formally authorized by SwitchNote.com, SwitchNote, Inc., or one of their affiliates under separate written agreement. No materials from SwitchNote.com may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means without SwitchNote prior written permission. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on SwitchNote.com may violate copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws, and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

User Content and Activities:

When you submit, post, upload, embed, display, communicate, link to, email or otherwise distribute or publish (collectively referred to as "submit") any outline, class or lecture notes, problems, suggestions, ideas, solutions, questions, answers, comments, testimonials, feedbacks, messages, images, texts or other materials ("User Content") to SwitchNote, any SwitchNote employee or contractor, or a SwitchNote, or affiliate, website, you grant SwitchNote and our affiliates, licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other entities or individuals authorized by SwitchNote (or any affiliates, or third parties, selected by SwitchNote) a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable (even through multiple tiers) and fully transferable right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future, and to make, use, reproduce, copy, display, publish, exhibit, distribute, modify, sell, offer for sale, create derivative works based upon and otherwise use the User Content. SwitchNote is not required to host, display, or distribute, and may remove at any time, any User Content. Although SwitchNote will not modify or edit any Content, it does reserve the right to change the format, sizing, and any other display specifications of the Content as it sees fit. You represent and warrant that (a) you own the User Content submitted by you on, through or in connection with SwitchNote.com, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (b) the posting of your User Content on, through or in connection with SwitchNote.com and/or affiliate websites and/or services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. This "User Content" section shall survive any expiration or termination of your relationship with SwitchNote.

SwitchNote reserves the right to refuse the exchange or redemption of any virtual currency for rewards of any kind without warning if a users content is deemed unacceptable by SwitchNote, or if the user violates any of the terms of this agreement. What is classified as “Unacceptable” content is completely at SwitchNote’s discretion.

We may, but are not obligated to, review User Content prior to posting it on or distributing it through SwitchNote.com, or one or more of our affiliated websites, or allowing such User Content to be distributed through SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites. This includes private messages exchanged by you and other users through the Websites. We reserve the right to prohibit any User Content from being distributed and we may remove User Content from the Website at any time for any reason.

You are solely responsible for the User Content you submit, through or in connection with SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, and any material or information that you transmit to other users and for your interactions with other users. The following are examples of the kind of User Content that may not be posted on SwitchNote.com, and the types of activities that are not permitted through SwitchNote.com. In addition to removing such prohibited materials, SwitchNote may terminate the responsible accounts, and/or report such activities to law enforcement authorities as appropriate.

Prohibited User Content includes, but is not limited to, material that SwitchNote determines:

  • is patently offensive or promotes or otherwise incites racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual

  • solicits or is designed to solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users

  • harasses or advocates harassment of another person

  • contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website

  • exploits people in a sexual or violent manner

  • publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person

  • constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous

  • involves the transmission of junk mail, chain letters, or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, spimming, or spamming

  • furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to, making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses

  • constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files

  • contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page)

  • includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent

  • violates or attempts to violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person

  • involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from SwitchNote such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes

Prohibited activities include:

  • circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of our website and/or the services provided thereby

  • unauthorized advertising to, or solicitation of, any user to buy or sell any products or services

  • criminal or tortious activity, including, but not limited to, child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, defamation, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets

  • modifying, copying, distributing, downloading, scraping or transmitting in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, any content from our websites

  • activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;

  • covering or obscuring the banner advertisements and/or safety features (e.g., report abuse button) on your personal profile page, or any SwitchNote page via HTML/CSS or any other means

  • interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on SwitchNote.com or the networks or services connected to SwitchNote.com

  • activity unrelated or disruptive to SwitchNote.com, submissions that force browsers to scroll horizontally, large blank or content-free submissions, Bumping multiple older topics (posting in them well after the last post), posting multiple identical or near-identical messages or topics, including fad topics, hard-to-read topic titles (e.g., ALL CAPS, aLtErNaTe CaPs, no spaces, no or excessive punctuation), or multiple hard-to-read or nonsensical messages in a single or multiple topics

  • displaying an unauthorized commercial advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of SwitchNote.com on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on review posts or solutions, links to e-commerce sites not authorized by SwitchNote, or sending messages with a commercial purpose

  • any automated use of SwitchNote, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to send messages or posts

  • using SwitchNote.com services in a manner inconsistent with any applicable law

Service Modifications:

SwitchNote reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to make changes to the website, or websites, and the services provided thereby at any time. Any description of the services provided by SwitchNote is not a representation that the services are working or will always work in that manner, as SwitchNote is continuously updating its website, or websites, and the services, and these updates may not always be reflected in the Terms of Use.

Outlines, Study Guides and Notes:

SwitchNote.com permits users to upload content for the purpose of aiding others in the education and learning process. Users may not post Content created or owned by another person, represent and warrant that: (a) each created and is the sole owner of all Content posted to SwitchNote.com, or its affiliated sites, and all rights in such Content, including, without limitation, copyright and (b) the posting of Content on or through SwitchNote.com, or its affiliated sites, will not breach the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third-party. Users of SwitchNote.com, or its affiliated sites, agree to exclude from such Content any documents, records or files made accessible to them by your school, professor or other instructor, any board of examination, any author or publisher whose works have been used as part of studies or any co-student.

In creating study related content, students must respect any intellectual property rights that others may have in content. All Content posted on SwitchNote.com, or its affiliated sites, must be independently created, transformative and non-derivative. It should not be a transcript or recording of another's independent efforts, nor should it copy from materials purchased from or created by others. It should go beyond simply summarizing material covered in class or in written or recorded materials, but include information raised by students in or outside of class, and independent thought, analysis and commentary. Class notes, for example, must be substantially rewritten after class and include independent thought and analysis, research and information; notes that use a lecturer's words or that are not carefully reviewed, rethought and rewritten after class are not useful to or appreciated by students, and not permitted on SwitchNote.com, or its affiliated sites.

Schools may have their own policies that place restrictions on a student's ability to make commercial use of study materials, even otherwise lawful materials that the student has independently created. You are responsible for becoming familiar with such policies and abiding by them, and discontinuing the use of any SwitchNote.com service if such use is contrary to your school policy or the instruction of your professor.

Class notes and study guides are solely for the specific use of students in the designated class for which they are created. Individuals who are not registered for a class may not purchase study guides, class notes or outlines for that class. Check the accuracy of all information from study guides, class notes and outlines – SwitchNote does not guarantee their accuracy or completeness; they are simply an aid to the study process.

Reporting Infringement:

SwitchNote respects the intellectual property rights of others and takes the protection of copyrights and other intellectual property seriously. If you believe your work has been infringed through the Websites or the Services, please notify us by e-mail or by mail as detailed below, and provide the following information:

  • Your contact information, including name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address

  • A description of the copyrighted work you claim has been infringed (including, e.g., the title, ISBN and other identifying information)

  • A reasonably specific description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on the websites (including, e.g., the URL)

  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law

  • Your electronic or physical signature

  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf

Please be aware that if you knowingly misrepresent that material is or is not infringing, you may be subject to civil penalties. Such penalties may include monetary damages, court costs, and attorneys’ fees incurred by SwitchNote.com, SwitchNote, Inc., or its affiliates, by any copyright owner, or by any copyright owner’s licensee that is injured as a result of reliance upon your misrepresentation. You agree we may provide your notice to the provider of the allegedly infringing material. We have a policy of terminating accounts of users who repeatedly and intentionally infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

How To Contact Us:

If you have questions about SwitchNote Terms of Use, contact us by:


E-mail: Info@SwitchNote.com

Regular mail: SwitchNote, Inc.,

Disclaimer of Warranties:

SwitchNote is not responsible for the User Content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such User Content posted or provided by third parties on SwitchNote.com and services or linked services, and such websites and services are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by SwitchNote. Inclusion of any linked website or service on SwitchNote.com does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website or service by SwitchNote. In addition, SwitchNote is not responsible for any damage, injury or loss caused by users of SwitchNote.com services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the SwitchNote.com services or Linked Services. Posts and Linked Services created and posted by users on, though or in connection with SwitchNote services may contain links to other websites or services. SwitchNote takes no responsibility for third party advertisements or Linked Services that are posted on, through or in connection with SwitchNote services or Linked Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by these third parties. Under no circumstances will SwitchNote be responsible for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting from use of SwitchNote.com, or any of its affiliate websites, services or Linked Services, attendance at a SwitchNote event, from any user Content posted on or through SwitchNote services or Linked Services, or from the conduct of any users of SwitchNote services, whether online or offline. This "Disclaimers" section shall survive any expiration or termination of your relationship with SwitchNote.


Limitations of Liability:



You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SwitchNote, its subsidiaries and affiliates (including their respective owners, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and agents) from and against any and all loss, liability, claims and demands (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, costs and expenses) arising out of, or relating to: (i) any SwitchNote by you of the Terms of Use, or (ii) any breach of any of your representations or warranties in the Terms of Use. These indemnity obligations shall survive any expiration or termination of your relationship with SwitchNote.

Privacy Policy:

This privacy policy lets you know what information we collect, how we may share that information, and your choices regarding the sharing of your information. This policy applies to SwitchNote.com and other places where we may collect personal information. We at SwitchNote.com ("SwitchNote") have created this Privacy Policy to describe our practices regarding information we collect on our websites, mobile applications, applications and other interactive features or services on our Site/Sites that post a link to this Privacy Policy.

Highlights – Personal Information:

  • We may collect personal information such as your contact, billing, temporary residency/address, field of study (or major), class schedule, enrollment information, etc. We may also collect demographic information.

  • We may further collect information regarding your interactions with our Websites using cookies or clickstream technology.

  • We may obtain additional personal and non-personal information from third party providers.

Your Choices:

You may choose to:

  • Stop receiving e-mail, direct mail, phone and/or mobile marketing communications.

  • Update and correct your personal information.

Uses of Information:

  • SwitchNote does not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties.

  • We use information about you to fulfill your requests, administer various programs, provide services, and for other business purposes.

  • Your personal information may be shared with current or future SwitchNote entities or subsidiaries. We may also use the information you provide to send you marketing communications.

  • In limited circumstances, SwitchNote may need to share your information with certain third parties to perform services on our behalf.

Important Information:

  • SwitchNote does not knowingly collect information online from children under 13

  • SwitchNote values our relationship with our customers and we are committed to responsible information-handling practices. A more detailed Privacy Policy is set forth below.

Change of Control:

If the ownership of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so they can continue to operate the SwitchNote.com website and/or its service or services. But they will still have to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

How To Contact Us:

If you have questions about SwitchNote Privacy Policy, contact us by:

Phone: ____________________

E-mail: Info@SwitchNote.com

Opt-In Provision:

In addition to the policies stated below, by registering for an account at SwitchNote.com you are authorizing SwitchNote.com, SwitchNote, Inc., SwitchNote.Biz LLC and/or any of SwitchNote, Inc.'s current and/or future entities or subsidiaries to utilize the personal information you provide for one or more of the purposes stated below in the “Uses of Your Personal Information” section of this Privacy Policy. As discussed herein, should you wish to opt-out you may do so at any time and still retain the right to utilize the SwitchNote.com website for its varies intended and offered uses. In order to opt-out, you must follow a suitable procedure as explained in this Privacy Policy. Additionally, even though you may choose to opt-out, you are still authorizing SwitchNote, Inc., SwitchNote.Biz LLC and/or any of SwitchNote, Inc.'s current and/or future entities or subsidiaries to contact you, on an as needed basis, regarding any transactions that you may engage in on the SwitchNote.com website.

Our Privacy Commitment to Our Customers and/or Users:

We value the relationship we have with our customers and are committed to responsible information-handling practices. We take great care in safeguarding your personal information and in complying with all applicable federal and state privacy laws and our own internal standards and best practices.

SwitchNote follows these privacy principles both online and offline in the collection, use, security and sharing of customer information:

  • NOTICE. When we ask for your personal information, we will tell you why we need it and what we will do with it.

  • SECURITY. We will use reasonable security measures to protect the personal information we receive from you.

  • SHARING. When we share your information with other companies to help us provide our services to you, we will require them to comply with all applicable legal requirements regarding the privacy of your information.

SwitchNote, Inc. is the parent company of the SwitchNote website ("SwitchNote"), and as such, if you provide information to any of the businesses or Websites owned or operated by SwitchNote, Inc., this information may be combined or shared among current or future SwitchNote, Inc. entities and subsidiaries. Currently, SwitchNote, Inc. owns and operates the website SwitchNote.

Each member of SwitchNote, Inc., and/or each Website established by SwitchNote, Inc., may have its own Privacy Policy which it may modify as needed consistent with these principles.

SwitchNote, Inc. Privacy Policy:

The following Privacy Policy describes the information and privacy practices for SwitchNote.com (the "SwitchNote website") and all other locations, occasions or events where your personal information is collected by, or on behalf of, SwitchNote, Inc. When you provide us your personal information, you consent to the information practices described in this policy.

This Privacy Policy may not apply to Websites that are accessible through the SwitchNote website. Our Websites may in the future contain links to other sites operated by third parties, including but not limited to third-party sites that may display the SwitchNote trademark(s). We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other sites to learn how they collect, use, share and secure your information.

Detailed Privacy Policy Contents:

  • Information Collected by SwitchNote

    1. Registration and Profile Information

    2. Community Forums, User Content, and Posting Content to Third Party Sites

    3. Facebook Connect and Other Social Media Platform

    4. Information SwitchNote Collects Automatically When You Access the Site

      1. Cookies and Log Files

      2. Embedded Scripts

  • Uses of your personal information

  • Personal Information Provided to SwitchNote from third parties

  • Sharing of personal information

  • Third Party Ad Networks and Analytical Providers

  • Choices regarding your personal information

  • Updating your personal information

  • Security of your personal information

  • Mobile Use

  • Closing Your Account

  • Concerns about the privacy or security of your personal information

  • Privacy policy changes

  • Your CA Privacy Rights

Information Collected by SwitchNote:

As part of your interaction with SwitchNote, SwitchNote.com and/or SwitchNote, Inc., and as further detailed below, we may collect personal information such as:

  • Contact information, including name, mailing address, phone number, , temporary residency/address, field of study (or major), class schedule, enrollment information and e-mail address.

  • Purchase information, including credit card number, billing and/or shipping information, PayPal (or some other form of electronic-payment) information.

We may also collect demographic information, including age, personal interests, study habits, professor/teacher/instructor feedback and product preferences.

While you're shopping or taking advantage of services available from us, we may ask that you provide personal information. For example, we may request and/or collect personal information when you:

  • Purchase products or services;

  • Set up an account online;

  • Participate in a promotion or survey;

  • Contact us with a question or concern; and/or

  • Participate in other activities with SwitchNote.

Registration and Profile Information:

When you register with one of our sites (e.g., SwitchNote.com), register with us or choose to participate in one of our features on one or more of our Sites or otherwise interact with us, you may be asked or required to provide certain information, which may include Personal Information (which is information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual such as your name and email address), account information (e.g., a password or other information that helps our site, or us, confirm that it is you accessing your account) and demographic or other information (e.g., your school, gender, age and/or birthdate, zip code, etc.). We may also collect payment information (e.g., the information associated with a credit card account) if you choose to purchase products or services through SwitchNote.com and/or one or more of our associated Sites. Any such account, demographic and/or payment information combined with Personal Information will be treated as Personal Information.

You may choose to create a public profile that is available to others on the Internet ("Public Profile"), through which you can post or upload information about yourself, your school, classes you are enrolled in, etc. Such information may further include a photograph, information about your academic and work history, your interests and activities and other information. Your Public Profile may be indexed by and displayed by internet search providers when someone searches for your name. SwitchNote does not control how frequently third-party search engines update their indexes. Consequently, their information may be outdated and still available for a period of time even after you discontinue use of one or more of our services, affiliated websites and/or SwitchNote.com. If you do not want your information to be viewable by educational institutions or related third parties, you may close your account.

SwitchNote may and/or will use information about you, including Personal information and the information you provide in your Public Profile to:

  • Allow you to participate in features we offer or to provide related customer service, including, without limitation, to respond to your questions, complaints or comments

  • Tailor content recommendations and offers we display to you

  • Process a purchase and/or transaction you initiate

  • Provide you with information, products or services

  • Send you special offers from us, our advertisers, or third-party business partners

  • Process your registration with SwitchNote including verifying your e-mail address is active and valid

  • Improve SwitchNote.com and for internal business purposes

  • Contact you with regard to your use of SwitchNote.com and, at our discretion, notify you of changes to our policies

  • For various other purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or otherwise with your consent

SwitchNote does not share your contact information with those third parties unless you request or agree to that sharing.

Collection of Children's Personal Information: As noted above, SwitchNote.com is committed to protecting the privacy of children. As such, SwitchNote.com does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information online from children under the age of 13. Additionally, our services are not intended for, marketed to individuals younger than the age of 13, and individuals younger than the age of 13 should not submit personal information to us.

Community Forums, User Content, and Posting Content To Third Party Sites:

SwitchNote.com may provide you the opportunity to participate and post content publicly in forums, through interactive features and through other communication functionality ("Community Forums"). You may choose, through such features or otherwise, to submit or post class notes, lecture notes, study guides, outlines, photographs, videos, questions, comments, suggestions or other content, (collectively, "User Content"). Your User Content may also be posted in your Public Profile. You may edit or remove information on your profile. You may contact SwitchNote.com to remove information that you have posted publicly in forums.

Note that anything you post to a Community Forum or in your Public Profile is public and others may, or will, have access to your User Content and may/will use it or share it with third parties. Information you choose to post or make available in the Community Forums may be viewed, collected and used by others. If you choose to voluntarily disclose Personal Information in your Public Profile or a Community Forum, that information will be considered public information and the protections of this Privacy Policy will not apply. Given this, please think carefully before you post and use caution before publicly disclosing any Personal Information.

Additionally, you may have the ability to contact another user through the SwitchNote.com and/or one of its affiliated websites or "follow" or "friend" other users. When you contact another user, we may list your name in the header of the message or in the wall post or notification, but we will not include your personal email address. We allow other users to use contact information they have about you, such as your email address, to find you, including through contact importers and search, and they may also contact you through SwitchNote.com or its affiliated websites.

Also, SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, may permit interactions between the SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, and one or more third party websites, such as enabling you to "like" a product, person, or other use within SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, or "share" content to other websites. If you choose to "like" or "share" content or to otherwise post information from or via SwitchNote.com to a third party website, feature or application, that information will become public and the third party website may have access to information about you and your use of SwitchNote.com. These additional features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable any such additional features to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Information Third Parties Provide About You and Social Media Platforms:

Third parties may provide us with information about you. For example, if you are on a third party website, and you opt-in to receive information from us, that third party will forward information about you to us so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature through our SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, (e.g., logging in through Facebook Connect or otherwise linking SwitchNote.com with another website or interactive service), or on a third party website or service (e.g., Facebook applications or a similar application or feature on a third party website or service) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including personal information. When you choose to participate, you may be opting to link your activity on SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, with that third party website or service, which may then collect information about your visits to SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, and may publish that activity as you request to your profile or similar feature with that third party (e.g., if you choose to share a purchase you made on SwitchNote.com with your connections on the third party website). The information we collect is subject to this Privacy Policy. The information collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party's privacy practices, including whether the third party continues to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices with regard to what is visible to others on that third party website and service. The third party may allow you to remove the application or feature, in which case we will no longer collect information about you through the application or feature, but we may retain the information previously collected. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party website or service give us access to their profiles and you are one of their "connections" or information about you is otherwise accessible through your "connections" web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party website or interactive service. SwitchNote does not store the information in those circumstances.

We also may supplement the information we collect with outside records from third parties in order to provide you with information, services or goods you have requested. We may combine the information we receive from those other sources with information we collect through SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Policy to the combined information.

Information SwitchNote Collects Automatically When You Access SwitchNote.com:

Like other websites and online services, we and our analytics providers and other third party service providers may collect certain "Usage Information" whenever you access and use SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites. Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, (if applicable), all of the areas within SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, that you visit, and the time of day, among other information. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including enhancing or otherwise improving SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, and our products and services.

In addition, we may automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for any computer, mobile phone or other device (any, a "Device") you may use to access SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access a service, and our servers may choose identify your Device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access a service. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information.

Various usage information is collected via various tracking technologies and may include:

  • Cookies and Log Files: Like most websites, SwitchNote.com uses cookies and web log files to track usage of our website and/or our affiliated websites. A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer, and which allows SwitchNote to recognize you as a user when you return using the same computer and web browser. If your browser settings do not allow cookies, you may not be able to use our website as fully as intended. Log files are the record of your visits to SwitchNote.com and include Usage Information. Like the information you enter at registration or in your Public Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience when you use SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites.
One type of cookie we may use is considered a "persistent" cookie and is set once you have logged in to your account on SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites. If you do not log out of your account, then the next time you visit, the persistent cookie will allow SwitchNote.com to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the website. Of course, if you are using a public computer or sharing your private computer with others, you should log out of your account after each visit. If you log out of SwitchNote.com, you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. We also may use a cookie which functions as a "session" cookie, meaning that it is used to identify a particular visit. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

  • Embedded Scripts: Embedded scripts is a programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with SwitchNote.com such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device from our server or a third party service provider and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from SwitchNote.com.

In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.

Uses of Your Personal Information:

We use the personal information you provide for purposes including, but not limited to:

  • Fulfilling requests for products, services or information;

  • Tracking and confirming online orders;

  • Delivering products;

  • Providing customer services;

  • Administering promotions or surveys;

  • Offering new products and services;

  • Improving the effectiveness of our Web sites, our marketing endeavors and our services and offers;

  • Conducting research and analysis;

  • Sending marketing communications; and/or

  • Performing other business activities as needed, or as described elsewhere within this Policy.

Personal Information Provided to SwitchNote From Third Parties Information From/About Friends or Family:

If you provide us information about others, or if others give us your information, we may store that data and will only use that information for the specific reason it was provided. Examples include providing a friend's, or classmates, shipping address, e-mailing an offer to join or post content on SwitchNote to a friend, and e-mailing friends or follow members in identical or similar class a link to your “needs list.”

Information from Third Parties:

SwitchNote may, from time to time, seek to obtain consumer and/or student information from third party providers in order to improve the accuracy of our customer and/or user database, increase our understanding of our customers and/or users, or to identify potential customers and/or users. For example, we may at some time in the future decide to get updated addresses from the National Change of Address (NCOA) service to ensure we have the correct contact information for our customers and/or users.

Sharing of Personal Information:

SwitchNote does not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties. We may need to share your personal information with certain third parties such as our agents, service providers and other representatives acting on our behalf for limited purposes. For example, we may share personal information to third parties to perform services on our behalf such as:

  • Fulfilling our customers' and/or users' orders;

  • Sending SwitchNote.com marketing communications;

  • Delivering content that a customer and/or user purchased;

  • Fulfilling subscription services for posted materials you may purchase;

  • Conducting research, analysis or administering surveys;

  • Sending regular mail and e-mail on behalf of SwitchNote.com and/or SwitchNote, Inc.;

  • Processing credit card or other types of payments including electronic payments; and/or

  • Providing chat functions.

The third parties with whom we conduct business are authorized to use your information only to perform the service for which they are hired. They are required to abide by the terms of our Privacy Policy including taking reasonable measures to ensure your personal information is secure.

We may also share aggregated data with third parties for analysis and research purposes. This data does not contain name, address or other personally identifiable information.

From time to time, we may be required to share personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may share certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of others and ourselves. We may also transfer personal information in the event of a corporate sale, merger, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.

Any personally identifiable information you submit on a bulletin board, blog, chat room, comment about a product and/or instructor, or any other public forum on this Web site can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We recommend that you do not provide your name, e-mail address or any other personal information. Please note that if you choose to do so, it is at your own risk and you accept full responsibility for those posts and any consequences that may arise from posting this information.

At times we may partner with a third party to create a site that may look as if you are on a www.SwitchNote.com page. These sites may be co-branded or may have the look and feel of being on our site. However, the information collected on these pages may not be covered under the SwitchNote Privacy Policy. We will provide notice on these sites and post the privacy policy that is applicable to the information collected on these pages.

Business Transitions: SwitchNote.com may share Personal Information with its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates, primarily for business and operational purposes. In the event that SwitchNote goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process, your information, including Personal Information, will likely be among the assets transferred. This Privacy Policy will become binding upon the new owner of the information until amended.

Third Party Ad Networks and Analytical Providers:

SwitchNote.com may from time to time work with network advertisers, ad agencies, third party traffic measurement services and other vendors to serve third party advertisements on and through the Services, to provide us with information regarding traffic on SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, including the pages viewed and the actions you as a user take when visiting SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, to serve our advertisements on other websites, within third party applications, and across the Internet; and to provide us with information regarding the use of SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, and the effectiveness of our advertisements. For example, if you clicked on an advertisement that led you to SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, one or more of our service provider(s) may be able to tell us which advertisement you clicked on and where you were viewing the advertisement. In connection with providing analytics and advertisement services, one or more of our service providers may collect certain information about your visits to this or other websites. We do not share Personal Information with these service providers, but they may set and access their own tracking technologies on your Device (including cookies and web beacons) and may otherwise collect or have access to information about you (such as your general interest in higher education and scholarships and Usage Information).

With regard to advertisements, we and our network advertisers may target advertisements for products and services in which you might be interested based on your visits to SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites. Tracking technologies, such as cookies and web beacons, including those set by third party network advertisers, may be used to, among other things, target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, or to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share Usage Information about visitors with third party advertising companies, analytics providers and other vendors for similar purposes. We may use a variety of companies to serve advertisements.

Choices Regarding Your Personal Information:

SwitchNote may communicate with our customers through multiple channels and vehicles to keep you up-to-date on promotions, offers, customer experience content and new products or services.

Once you provide your personal information, we may contact you through direct mail, e-mail or phone. We may continue to communicate with you through these channels unless you request to stop receiving these communications by opting out. Before sending you mobile marketing (e.g., text messages) we will require your express consent by requesting that you opt-in.

If you no longer wish to receive these communications, let us know by using whichever of the following methods is appropriate under the circumstances:

  1. Follow the directions on an e-mail or direct mail marketing communication you receive from us.

  2. Call __________ with your request and current contact information.

  3. Send an e-mail with your request and current contact information to: Support@SwitchNote.com.

Updating Your Personal Information:

SwitchNote wants your personal information to be accurate and complete. We provide several different methods for you to update your personal information. To update your name, address, phone number and/or e-mail information:

  1. If you've created an account on SwitchNote.com, you can update your online account information after logging into your account.

  2. Call: ___________________

  3. Send a request to: Info@SwitchNote.com

If you send an e-mail or letter request, please be sure to include your current information and the requested changes. We will respond to your request within 45 days.

Security of Your Personal Information:

Whether you are purchasing items at SwitchNote.com, we use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, SwitchNote cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us by e-mail, and you do so at your own risk.

Safe Shopping Policy on SwitchNote.com:

We may choose to use a variety of information security measures to protect your online transactions with us. The SwitchNote Web site uses encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL protects information you submit via our Web site such as ordering information including your name, address and credit card number. Information you provide to us via our in-store kiosk does not traverse the public Internet.

Choosing a Personal Password on SwitchNote.com:

When you create an account on SwitchNote.com you are required to establish a password. To maximize your level of protection, you should choose at least six (6) to as many as thirty (30) characters, using a combination of both letters and numbers. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information. You have the ability to purchase on our site without creating an account; however, you will need to reenter your personal information each time you use our site in order to make a purchase.

Mobile Use:

If you use SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, through a mobile device or our mobile application, your mobile device ID, your mobile carrier, and your physical (GPS) location may be transmitted to SwitchNote.com. You agree that SwitchNote.com may store and use that information for security purposes and, if available, for purposes of assisting you in locating nearby shipping stores, schools or other places of interest. SwitchNote.com does not share your location information with third parties except as needed for a location service provider such as Google Maps. If you wish to no longer allow SwitchNote.com to track your physical locations you may turn this off within your device settings. When you place an order through SwitchNote.com, you may be able to opt-in to receiving text messaging reminders from SwitchNote.com. If you choose to do so, you must provide SwitchNote.com with your telephone number which SwitchNote.com will store and use to send reminders to you. You may always opt-out by replying "STOP" to one of the text messages received. You also acknowledge and agree that use of SwitchNote.com through a mobile device may cause data to be displayed on and through your mobile device which may be viewed by your mobile carrier or other access provider.

Closing Your Account:

If you wish to close your account with SwitchNote.com, please send your request to Support@SwitchNote.com and we will remove your Personal Information and Public Profile, if applicable, from the active databases. If you wish to close your account on any of our other affiliated websites, please send your request to support@SwitchNote.com (opt-out). Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with SwitchNote.com under your name. You will receive a response to a request sent to opt-out within 15 business days of our receiving it. Closing your account on SwitchNote.com, or one or more of its affiliated websites, does not necessarily mean you have closed your account on another one, or all, of our affiliate websites, and therefore, you may continue to receive communications from SwitchNote in relation to your membership on one or more SwitchNote affiliated websites.

Even if your account is closed, information may remain in backup records and we may retain certain data if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the applicable privacy policy for SwitchNote.com. Also, if you have posted content on or through SwitchNote.com we may not be able to delete it.

Concerns About the Privacy or Security of Your Personal Information:

Please contact our Privacy Manager to report a known or suspected privacy or security breach or to submit privacy or security-related questions or complaints. After receiving your inquiry, we will respond within ten (10) business days. You may contact us in the following ways:

  1. Call: ___________________

  2. Send a request to: Support@SwitchNote.com

Privacy Policy Changes:

As SwitchNote.com, SwitchNote, Inc., SwitchNote.Biz LLC and/or any of SwitchNote, Inc.'s current and/or future entities or subsidiaries continues to improve the services, products and the features we provide, this policy is subject to change. We will post significant changes to this Policy here and/or other formats for you to review. If we change our information practices or this Privacy Policy in such a way that your personal information may be used or shared in a manner not described in the Privacy Policy at the time you provided it, we will give you the opportunity to opt-out of having your information used or shared in that new manner.

Your CA Privacy Rights – California Residents:

Pursuant to California Civil Code § 1798.83, residents of the State of California have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain categories of personal information during the preceding year for the third parties direct marketing purposes and the categories of personal information the company shares. Alternatively, the law provides that a company that has a privacy policy that provides consumers choice (opt-out or opt-in) regarding sharing personal information with third parties for those third parties direct marketing purposes may instead provide information on how to exercise that choice. SwitchNote.com qualifies for this alternative option; it has a comprehensive privacy policy that sets forth that SwitchNote.com provides you choice prior to sharing your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you do not opt-in or if you do not choose to opt-out at the time SwitchNote.com offers that choice, SwitchNote.com does not share your information with that identified third party for its direct marketing purposes.

If you are a California resident and you have questions about our practices with respect to sharing information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your ability to exercise choice, please send your request to one of the contacts listed above. You must put the statement "California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your e-mail or include it in your writing if you choose to write to us at mailing address designated above. You must include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.