DISCO International, Inc.
Who we are:
DISCO International, Inc. (“DI”), the owner and operator of the DI family of websites listed below, is a New York based United States subsidiary of its parent company DISCO Inc. http://www.disc.co.jp/en/
, which parent company is located in Japan.
DI is the company that owns and operates the following websites:
(DISCO International Corporate Website, “DIC”), which is DI’s main corporate website that primarily contains information concerning DI’s corporate operations, businesses, press releases, and career opportunities.
(Career Forum Net, “CFN”), which is DI’s website for candidates who are interested in attending various career forums and benefiting from DI’s career portal offerings for Japanese-English bilingual candidates who are in search of a variety of career opportunities.
(Asian Bilingual Career Forum Net, “ABCF”), which is DI’s website for candidates who are interested in attending various career forums and benefiting from DI’s career portal offerings for bilingual candidates that speak English and an Asian language other than Japanese who are in search of a variety of career opportunities.
(ApplyESL.Com, (“AESL”), which is DI’s website primarily focused on assisting international applicants who are seeking to study abroad via ESL programs in both North America and the United Kingdom. ApplyESL.com includes an option for applicants benefit from a "Do-It-Yourself Study Abroad" ESL school search and application submission functionality.
(English Resume.Com, “ERC”), which is DI’s website for candidates who are interested in the benefits of DI’s automated Japanese-to-English resume writing functionality.
The websites above shall be referred to herein collectively as the “DI Sites.”
describes the binding terms and conditions you are agreeing to be bound by as a condition to initially access and, thereafter, to continue accessing the DI Sites.
describes how DI treats the personally identifiable information that is collected about you (or as may be provided to us from other business about you) when you access the DI Sites.
Businesses accessing or using the DI Sites:
Termination and Website Modification:
DI may change the DI Sites, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the DI Sites, at any time and in its sole discretion. DI may also terminate your access to and use of the DI Sites or any portion thereof, immediately, in the event DI determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or any applicable laws, rules or regulations, or at any time for any reason without cause.
In the event your registration is required by any or all of the DI Sites, you agree to (i) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the respective service registration process, and (ii) to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You may update your registration information through your account page on the applicable DI Site.
As part of the registration process, you must choose a username and password. DI may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is protected by trademark or other proprietary right law, or is vulgar or otherwise offensive, as determined by DI in its sole discretion. This agreement is personal to you and you agree not to provide access to your account or the DI Sites to any third party. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and for any and all activities (including purchases) that are conducted through your account.
Fees and Credit Card Policy:
Due to the nature of certain portions of the DI Sites, in some cases you may be required to pay a fee to use and access the DI Sites. DI will always notify you in advance of your obligation to pay any fees for you access or use of the DI Sites. Prior to incurring any obligation to pay new or additional fees for any portion of the DI Sites you are currently using, you will be given the opportunity to discontinue your access or use of the DI Sites prior to incurring any such payment obligations. Perpetual free access and use of the DI Sites is not guaranteed. DI reserves the right to charge fees to you for you access or use of the DI Sites. Furthermore, DI reserves the right to modify, increase or decrease such established fees in anyway and at any time. DI may process the collection of fees on behalf of certain third parties you may elect to interact with on or via the DI Sites. In the event elect to do so, you hereby authorize DI to process the collection of the applicable fees applicable to such interaction and you understand that, unless otherwise specifically stated on the applicable DI Site at the time of your election, all such fees are non-refundable
for any reason whatsoever, including you desire to cancel or abandon your interaction with any third party. Fees will be billed automatically to the credit card account designated by you to DI (or to such card as you may subsequently designate to DI by furnishing updated account information). You hereby represent and warrant that the credit card information you furnish to DI is accurate and current and that you have full right and permission pay the designated application fees with such credit card.
You agree to pay all fees and other charges incurred in connection with your username and password, or such other personal identifier you furnish the time of purchase, at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. DI shall have the right to recover from you all reasonable expenses incurred in connection with collecting overdue amounts, including, but not limited to reasonable collection costs and attorney's fees. You are responsible for any fees or other charges incurred to access or use the Service through an Internet access provider or other third-party service. DI reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and your access to the DI Sites and services for any reason without cause and DI only liability therefore shall be to subsequently reimburse you for any specific fees collected by DI with respect to services not actually rendered by DI.
Copyright and Limitations on Use:
The content displayed on the DI Sites (the "Content") is the property of DI or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The Content includes for example, stories, tools, calculators, RSS feeds and other items displayed on the site. The DI Sites and the Content may only be used for your personal and noncommercial use. You agree not to reproduce, create similar or derivative works from, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate the Content to anyone, including, but not limited to others in the your company or organization, without the express prior written consent of DI.
The DI Sites include facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals and organizations deemed of interest. DI and its Content licensors are not giving you personal, financial, or professional advice. DI and its Content licensors do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions and recommendations or advocate any personal or business decision by you. You should always seek the assistance of an experienced professional for advice on your personal, financial, and business decisions.
The DI Sites provide general financial information designed to educate broad segments of the public. DI Sites’ interactive features are an educational and informational service designed to help users identify, among other things, employment and educational strategies that can help them meet their personal and business goals. They do not take into account all of the unique circumstances that may affect your decisions, and nothing contained herein should be considered personalized advice that is tailored to your individual needs. The results obtained by using these features should not serve as the sole or primary basis for making your decisions. You should consult your own personal and professional advisors to develop a personalized plan that takes into account your individual needs and circumstances.
You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of the DI Sites, including by, without limitation (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account which you are not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the DI Sites, overloading, conducting "denial of service attacks", "flooding", "spamming", "mail bombing" or "crashing", (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or (f) attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the DI Sites. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. DI will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
Disclaimer or Warranties and Liability:
Due to the number of sources from which content in the DI Sites is obtained, and the inherent hazards of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in such content and the DI Sites.
THE DI SITES, THE CONTENT ON THE DI SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DI SITES, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE DI SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, DI AND DISCO INC. AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS (“DI PARTIES”) HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DO NOT WARRANT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH AND APPEARING ON THE DI SITES.
THE DI PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS ON WHICH THE SITE IS HOSTED ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. THE DI PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY, OTHER THAN DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING DIRECTLY FROM USE OF THE DI SITES, CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING THE DI SITES AND ANY CONTENT THROUGH THE DI SITES.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE DI PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH CONTENT OR THE DI SITES. THE DI PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES OTHER THAN DIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES) EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN ANY OF THE EXCLUDED DAMAGES, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY FAILURE OF AN ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF A LIMITED REMEDY, UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE AND/OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE DI SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DI SITES, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE DI SITES.
ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES MUST BE ASSERTED WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS OF SUCH SPECIFIC OCCURRENCE (OR LAST IN A SERIES OF SPECIFIC OCCURRENCES) TO WHICH THEY RELATE OR YOU HEREBY AGREE THEY WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS YOU MAY NOW OR LATER HAVE TO RECOVER FROM THE DI PARTIES ANY EXPENSES, COST OR FEES INCURRED BY YOU IN RELATION TO OR ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM OR AWARD AGAINST DI IN ANYWAY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COLLECTION COSTS AND ATTORNEY'S FEES, COSTS OR DISBURSEMENTS.
Because some states or jurisdictions do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for damages or the exclusion of certain types of warranties, parts or all of the above limitation may not apply to you. If any applicable authority holds any portion of this section to be unenforceable, then the DI Parties' liability will be limited to the fullest possible extent permitted by applicable law.
Forums, Chat Rooms, Blogs, Videos and Other User Generated Postings; Social Networking:
Furthermore, all information (including, personal identifiable information) contained in any Postings will be handled separately from information DI collects from you or you furnish to DI in connection with visiting or registering with DI Sites or information you elect to submit for the purpose of forwarding such specific information to a third party at your direction (e.g., potential employer or school). You hereby acknowledge and agree that by engaging in any Postings you are thereby granting DI the UGC License below with respect to such Postings.
You agree to be fully responsible for your own Postings and agree to access and use the Forums at your own risk on an as-is basis. DI cannot and does not guarantee that it will post display or continue to display Postings you or other users submit to the Forum. Also, DI reserves the right to edit or abridge Postings for any reason and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any Postings, in whole or in part, in the sole discretion of DI.
You also acknowledge that visitors to the sites may post comments about your Postings which may be derogatory, and that DI has no obligation to monitor or delete any such Postings.
Please be aware that DI does not and cannot monitor all of the Postings made to the DI Sites, and therefore DI will not be responsible for the content of any Postings. DI has no obligation to verify the accuracy of any personally identifying information that is posted to the DI Sites. However, DI does reserve the right to delete or edit any material in any Posting that is obscene, harassing, offensive or otherwise objectionable and not in keeping with the community standards of the DI business and websites. If DI elects to edit any Postings, it nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content of the Postings. Under no circumstances will DI be liable for any inaccuracy or defect in any Postings. DI also expects all users to adhere to certain rules of the road. Therefore, you agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Postings:
- that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, pornographic, libelous, or invasive of another's privacy, or harmful to minors in any way;
- that harass, degrade, intimidate or are hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
- that include personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
- that are false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, constitute "bait and switch" or impersonation of any person or entity;
- that contain your own or a third party's advertising, branding or promotional content;
- that infringe any proprietary rights, including copyright, of any party, or Postings that you do not have a right to make available;
- that restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the DI Sites or the services offered on them;
- that do not relate to the subject matter of the Forum;
- that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of another's computer;
- that advertise or promote any goods or services in the Forums. This includes, among other things, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", and "pyramid schemes;"
- that conduct contests or distribute chain letters through the Forums; or
- that violate any applicable local, state, national or international law in connection with your use of the Forums. This includes, among other things, any securities law or regulation.
with a message that sufficiently identifies the applicable Posting and the screen identity of the person who made the Posting. DI cannot guarantee that any action will be taken as a result of your email.
Because DI does not monitor the Postings, you agree to use and rely on them at your own risk. DI cannot and does not make any representation or warranty about the material contained in the Postings. DI likewise assumes no responsibility for any contact you may have with other users of our sites, either online or offline. If you elect to meet in person with someone you may meet on our sites, you do so at your own risk, and under no circumstances will DI be liable for any activity or injury that may occur.
for editorial or commercial purposes. In addition, without limiting the foregoing, if your Posting includes personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. DI can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, in any way and any media whether now known or invented in the future, with or without attribution. You agree that any content you send us will not violate any rights of any third party and that you will only send us content for which you own the rights.
Links to Third Party Sites:
The DI Sites contain hyperlinks to websites operated by persons other than DI. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. You agree not to hold DI responsible for the content or operation of such websites. A hyperlink from the DI Sites to another website does not imply or mean that DI endorses the content on that website or the operator or operations of that site. You are solely responsible for determining the extent to which you may use any content at any other websites to which you might link from the DI Sites.
The DI name, tradenames, trademarks and logos, and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans (collectively, the "DI Marks") are the trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of DI or its affiliates. The DI Marks may not be used in any manner without the prior written consent of DI. All other products and service marks contained on the DI Sites are the trademarks of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes, hypertext links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply the endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by DI. Product and service information of third parties are the sole responsibility of each individual third party and you agree not to look to DI for any errors or omissions or other reason with respect to such information as supplied to DI by those third parties.
In accordance with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 USC sec. 512, the DI Sites have designated an agent to receive notices of claims of copyright infringement: DMCA Copyright Administrator, DISCO International, Inc., 15 West 44th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10036; telephone: 212-382-0025; fax: 212-382-2390 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you believe your copyright has been infringed, you may provide us with notice. To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the content that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the content;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the content in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
DI may give notice to our users that DI has received a notice of infringement by means of a general notice on our sites, electronic mail to a user's email address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user's physical address in our records. If you receive such a notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
- Your physical or electronic signature
- Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the Content to be removed or disabled; and
- Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for the judicial district in which our offices are located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing Content or an agent of such person.
DI reserves the right to terminate access to our sites of any user who DI believes in its sole discretion infringes the proprietary rights of any third party.
For reprint requests for any of the Content on the DI Sites or owned or distributed by DI, please contact DI via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
DI and the DI Sites are hosted and located in the United States. DI makes no representation that content or services furnished within or through the DI Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations of the world. Those who choose to access the DI Sites from other locations do so at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
Transfer to U.S. :
Transfer outside of the U.S. :
DI Parties, their affiliates, or service providers may transfer information that DI collects about you or you furnish to DI, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that DI may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.
Miscellaneous Legal Terms:
This Agreement contains the final and entire agreement between DI and you regarding your access or use of the DI Sites and services furnished within or through the DI Sites and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous oral or written agreements regarding your use of the DI Sites.
This Agreement is personal to you, which means that you may not assign your rights or obligations under this Agreement to anyone. DI may sell, assign, transfer, or delegate any right or duty hereunder to DISCO, Inc. or any affiliate of DI or DISCO Inc. without notice. Except as set forth herein with respect to the DI Parties, no other third party is a beneficiary of this Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement or its application in a particular circumstance is held to be invalid or unenforceable to any extent, the remainder of the Agreement, or the application of such provision in other circumstances, shall not be affected thereby, and each provision shall be valid and enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.
You agree that this Agreement, as well as any and all claims arising from this Agreement will be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of New York applicable to agreements executed and wholly performed therein, without any regard to any conflict of laws principals. You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be resolved by litigation instituted and prosecuted in the courts of competent jurisdiction of the State of New York located in New York County, and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of said courts and waive any rights to object to or challenge the appropriateness of said forums. You agree to accept service of process by mail pursuant to the notice provisions hereunder and waive any and all objections to venue, jurisdiction or service of process.
This Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
What is Personally Identifiable Information: "Personally identifiable information"
is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. Personally identifiable information
includes your first and last name; home or other physical address (including street name and name of a city or town); telephone number; online contact information, (including a screen or username that functions as online contact information); a social security number; a persistent identifier that can be used to recognize you over time and across different websites or online services; a photograph, video, or audio file, where such file contains an image or voice; geolocation information sufficient to identify street name and name of a city or town; or information concerning you that DI collects online from you that combines with an identifier described above (such as the school currently enrolled in or graduated from combined with such identifier); and any other information that is connected with your personal identity.
Business accessing or using the DI Sites:
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, IN THE EVENT YOU DIRECT DI TO SHARE ANY OF YOUR INFORMATION AS FURNISHED BY YOU WITH A SPECIFIC PERSON OR ENTITY (E.G., OTHER COMPANIES IN THE HUMAN RESOURCE INDUSTRY, POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS, SCHOOLS, ETC...), YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH THIRD PARTY’S TREATMENT OF YOUR INFORMATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THE THIRD PARTIES WHO RUN AND/OR OWN THOSE COMPANIES. FURTHERMORE, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF SUCH RECIPIENTS WHO RECEIVE YOUR INFORMATION FROM DI UPON YOUR DIRECTION PRIOR TO DIRECTING DI TO SHARE SUCH INFORMATION WITH THEM.
DI Sites are not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. To subscribe to newsletters and to participate in other activities where personal information is divulged if you are between the ages of 13 and 17 you should get the permission of your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before registering or subscribing to any product or service, or participating in any manner in the offerings of the DI Sites.
If your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. There are also commercially available tools to help you limit your children's exposure to material online. If you're worried about your children's activities or their privacy on our sites, we encourage you to contact DI via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
Information DI Collects
Certain content and functions on the DI Sites are available to all users without registration. DI does not collect any personally identifiable information from you when you visit these areas of the DI Sites.
Registered Users and Subscribers:
In order to access some of the more specialized features of the DI Sites you must register with the applicable DI Site as a free user or, if applicable, a paid user. When you register with a DI Sites, we collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, email address, city, state and zip code, as well as other information, such as your gender, age, occupation, personal interests and similar information.
In addition, when you use certain specialized features offered to registered DI users, DI may collect additional information about you, such as credit card information, financial information, educational history, employment information as well as certain additional information required by the applicable service.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information:
DI generally collects personally identifiable information
with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you enter a promotion, sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, register for those portions of our sites that may require registration, make a purchase, subscribe to a premium service or subscribe to our newsletters, and other electronic services you will be asked to provide information such as your email address, name, phone number, and shipping address. Information such as your age, gender, hobbies or interests may also be requested. This information may sometimes be collected by third party service providers with whom DI contracts to host the website or to fulfill requests for services; in that event, DI asks such service providers to make the personal information available only to DI for DI to use in accordance with the terms of this policy and not to use the information for any other purpose. DI uses this information to provide you with the service you have requested. If you subscribe to any of our newsletters, we may use your email address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you our newsletter or to send you notices of our other offerings which we feel may be of interest to you. DI may also use any personal information you send for marketing and promotional purposes and DI may combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market and promote products or provide services that we believe may be of interest to you or to fulfill your requests for products and services.
General Submissions and User Generated Content: Important
: If you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, user-generated content submission activities, visitor or registered user comment areas, participate in our social networking channels or other community boards (collectively referred to as the “Forums”) that may be offered on our sites; or if you elect to upload any photographs, audios or videos; or if you elect to respond to requests for comments or feedback, Q & A, to polls; or if you elect to furnish any type of user-generated content submission, you will be solely responsible for all contents, messages, texts, files, images, graphics, photos, audio clips, sounds, videos or other materials associated therewith (collectively the foregoing posts, submissions, and uploading shall be referred to as "Postings").
Furthermore, all information (including, personal identifiable information) contained in any Postings will be handled separately from information DI collects from you or you furnish to DI in connection with visiting or registering with DI Sites or information you elect to submit for the purpose of forwarding such specific information to a third party at your direction (e.g., potential employer/employee or school/student). You hereby acknowledge and agree that by engaging in any Postings you are thereby granting DI the UGC License below with respect to such Postings.
BY SUBMITTING A POSTING IN A FORUM, YOU ARE GRANTING DI A PERPETUAL, UNCONDITIONAL, ROYALTY-FREE, FULLY PAID-UP AND IRREVOCABLE RIGHT AND LICENSE TO USE, SHARE, REPRODUCE, MODIFY, ADAPT, PUBLISH, TRANSLATE, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSMIT, PUBLICLY DISPLAY, PUBLICLY PERFORM, SUBLICENSE, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM, TRANSFER, AND SELL ANY SUCH POSTINGS. BY FURNISHING POSTINGS, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU GIVE DI THE RIGHT TO USE SUCH POSTINGS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER AND IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER INVENTED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHT TO COMBINE YOUR POSTINGS WITH POSTINGS OF THIRD PARTIES IN VARIED COMBINATIONS. THE FOREGOING INCLUDES ALL ASPECTS OF A POSTING, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN for editorial or commercial purposes. In addition, without limiting the foregoing, if your Postings includes personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. DI can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, in any way and any media whether now known or invented in the future, with or without attribution. You agree that any content you send us will not violate any rights of any third party and that you will only send us content for which you own the rights.
Information From Third Party Sources:
DI may on occasion combine information we receive online with information we have obtained through third party sources to enhance our ability to market those products or services that may be of interest to you.
Website Usage Information:
DI automatically collects IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit the DI Sites. This information helps us evaluate how our users navigate and use our website, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each webpage, and the length of their visits.
Additional Uses of Information:
DI may also use personally identifiable information
collected from you for the following general purposes:
Information Sharing and Disclosure:
- to customize the advertising and content you see;
- to improve the design and content of our site;
- to contact you about special offers, products or services that may be of interest to you;
- to share with third parties who may choose to contact you about their own special offers, products or services; and
- to provide you with customer service.
DI may share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals when:
- we have your consent to share the information;
- we utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or processing credit cards), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them;
- we need to ensure protect the security or integrity of the user, website, or online service or authenticate users of, or personalize the content on the DI Sites;
- we need to perform network communications or maintain or analyze the functioning of DI Sites;
- we need serve contextual advertising or to cap the frequency of advertising;
- you have entered a promotion, sweepstakes or contest sponsored by a third party, in which case the information may be shared with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing (Some of our promotions, sweepstakes or contests will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like your personal information to be shared with the presenter and/or third party sponsor. Other promotions, sweepstakes or contests will not give you that option, and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the promotion, sweepstakes or contest);
- you have furnished us personally identifiable information with the intent that it be forwarded to a third party for use in connection with a specified service you are electing to participate in (examples include, without limitation, e-commerce partners, services to help third parties locate you online, school applications and resume forwarding, etc…);
- we have reason to believe that someone may be causing injury to someone or interfering with our rights or the rights of our users, or general public, or using our services in violation of a legal or personal right;
- the entity to whom the information is disclosed is DI’s parent company or any affiliate or subsidiary of those companies;
- we need to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or legal or regulatory process; or
- in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the DI business.
NAI is not affiliated with DI. By registering for Network Advertising Initiative’s (NAI) Opt-out tools via the above link you will be subject to NAI’s separate terms and conditions.
We may use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs), which may also be provided by our third party advertising company, on our site in order to help manage our online advertising and to recognize users’ cookies and assess traffic patterns. We may include web beacons in our email messages including newsletters in order to count how many email messages have been opened. DI and our advertising company may also use web beacons to note which webpages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable
and is used only to track responses to our advertising efforts.
Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on our sites, the website you visit after the DI Sites; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on the DI Sites or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website. We may also link this information with your personal information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our sites, customers or others.
If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such address from DI, entities affiliated with DI (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by notifying us via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
. You understand that your wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
Short Message Service and Wireless Internet:
We may make available services through which you can receive messages on your phone or wireless device via short message service ("SMS Service") or wireless internet ("WAP Services"). We may also make available content and versions of our websites available via WAP and mobile phone service. If you subscribe to one of our SMS, WAP or mobile services, you thereby agree to receive such service at the address you provide for such purposes. Such messages may come from DI, or from third parties who we believe may have goods or services of interest to you (unless you have elected not to receive such messages at the time you subscribe). Our wireless carriers and providers are not responsible for the content of our wireless services or any of the messages you may receive from us.
You understand that your wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages, and that you may opt-out of receiving them by notifying us via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
You acknowledge and agree that the SMS, WAP and mobile services are provided via wireless systems which use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that your use of such services will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the services. We may also access the content of your account and wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints.
By signing up for any SMS, WAP or mobile service, you consent to receiving, from time to time, further messages which may include news, promotions and offers from us, our affiliates and partners, and unless and until you have opted-out of these activities by notifying us via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
. Please follow the instructions provided by you by third parties to unsubscribe from their messages.
Your DI registration information is password-protected for your privacy and security. The personally identifiable information
we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We maintain (directly and through our agents) physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to protect your personally identifiable information
DI does not represent or warrant the security of personally identifiable information
, and shall have no liability if such security is compromised. In the unlikely event that security of your personally identifiable information
in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent that we have your email address, we may notify you by email.
Review and Correction:
DI offers registered users the online ability to correct or update information that we have collected during the registration process. This can be done by visiting your personal registered user page on the applicable DI Site.
California and Canadian Users:
California and Canadian residents have the right to know how their information may be shared with third parties who engage in direct marketing activities and this policy explains our practices and how you can opt out of having your information shared for such purposes. From time to time we may make our customer lists available to companies that sell goods and services that we believe would be of interest. Customers have the option of having their names and identifying information removed from those lists (subject to certain exceptions and limitations in applicable laws) by contacting us via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
We may also from time to time make our customer lists available for direct marketing purposes to other entities that are affiliated with us. If you would like to be removed from those lists, contact us at via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
If you enter a promotion, sweepstakes or contest sponsored and/or presented by a third party, information may be shared with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing (Some of our promotion, sweepstakes or contest will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like your personally identifiable information
to be shared with the third party sponsor and/or presenter. Other promotion, sweepstakes or contest will not give you that option and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the contest.)
We retain your information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable laws or regulations. In the event that cease accessing or using the DI sites and you desire to delete your personally identifiable information from DI’s information database, please access your personal account page to delete your personally identifiable information. In the event, you do not have access to your personal account page or you are accessing or using a portion of the DI Sites which does not offer a personal account page access, please contact DI via the webpage messaging portal located here: http://www.discointer.com/en/contact
with a message that sufficiently identifies the applicable information you desire to delete and which enables DI to confirm your identity as the individual who submitted the personally identifiable information subject to such deletion request. DI will endeavor to reply to your request in a commercially reasonable manner and will confirm the action taken upon you request. Please note that without permitting DI to include your personally identifiable information within DI’s information database certain access to and use of DI’s Sites may be unavailable to you or may not operate efficiently or correctly.
/ ApplyESL.Com, which is DI’s website primarily focused on assisting international applicants who are seeking to study abroad via ESL programs in both North America and the United Kingdom. ApplyESL.com includes an option for applicants benefit from a "Do-It-Yourself Study Abroad" ESL school search and application submission functionality.
Registered User Services:
AESL provides registered users the added benefit of access and use of portions of AESL that are not made generally available to all users of AESL. If you would like to access and use such registered users services, please register for AESL by clicking on the following link: https://www.applyesl.com/mypage/signup.asp?lid=0
Optional Information and Functionality:
AESL provides registered users the added benefit of the access and use of certain portions of AESL that are not generally available to all users. Furthermore, you understand and agree that certain portions of AESL may require additional optional information from users to ensure such areas efficiently function and in the event you decline to furnish such additional optional information those portions of AESL may not efficiently function or may not function at all.
AESL provides registered users the added benefit of saving their application data for each incomplete application registered users start filling out for a period of two (2) weeks so they may return to complete such applications at any time during such period. As a courtesy, AESL will send a reminder to registered users about incomplete applications prior to the end of such two (2) week period. However, it shall be the registered users sole and exclusive responsibility to pay attention to each applications’ filing deadline and to ensure all applications are completed and submitted in accordance with such deadline. AESL will deactivate each application following its deadline.
AESL provides registered users the added benefit reviewing all applications submitted for a period of up to one (1) year following the submission via AESL’s “Application To-Do List” feature, but in no event shall such review period extend beyond one (1) year after the start date of the applicable course. Although schools accepting applications and non-registered users who submit applications via AESL shall not have access to AESL’s “Application To-Do List” feature, those users shall have the benefit of reviewing applications during the same time period as set forth above for registered users via a unique hyperlink for each application, which hyperlinks will be automatically sent by AESL to those users upon the submission of each application.
Registered User Q&A:
General School Information and Q&A Information: