Privacy Policy

privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how Barron’s Educational Series ("Barron’s"), a business of Kaplan, Inc., uses, shares, and protects personal information that we collect including on Barronseduc.com and Barronsregents.com ("Site(s)"). By visiting one of our Sites or purchasing, enrolling in or using our products ("Products"), you agree to this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

Information We Collect: Personal Data is any information about an individual from which that individual can be identified. Your name, address, phone number, and bank account number are examples of personal data. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We collect Personal Data from you in various ways, including when you visit the Site(s), create an account with us, purchase, enroll in and use our Products, use our Apps, answer surveys, participate in our social media communities, such as on Facebook, and when you send us feedback.

When you log on to our Site(s) or our App(s), we automatically receive information from your device, including your IP address and location. We and our service providers may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you, and to create a personalized web experience. Cookies are small data files that are stored on your device’s web browser. Cookies track where you travel on our Site(s), and what you look at and purchase. You agree to the use of cookies in this way. Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. We and our service providers may also use so-called "pixel tags", "web beacons", “clear GIFs,” or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted email messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. A pixel tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Site, to deliver branded services, and to target our promotional or advertising campaigns and determine their effectiveness.

If your parent, school, employer, or other third party purchases Products on your behalf, or if an agent refers you to Barron’s, such third parties may provide us with Personal Data about you, including your first name, last name, and email address. We may also collect Personal Data about you from our business partners and other Kaplan owned companies.

Use of Your Personal Data: We may use your Personal Data in the following ways:

Disclosure of Your Personal Data: We do not share your Personal Data with third parties for their marketing purposes, though we may share your Personal Data with other Kaplan companies, including Manhattan Prep. We may disclose your Personal Data in response to legal process, to protect our rights, as otherwise required by law, or for the prevention or detection of a crime. We may share your Personal Data with trusted third parties who are delivering services to Barron’s, including those who help deliver our Programs, help us process transactions, such as charging your credit card when you make purchases, and otherwise help us operate our business. These third parties are not authorized by us to use your Personal Data except in connection with providing services to us. Barron’s may disclose anonymous data to third parties. We may also share your information with third parties that you have specifically designated as authorized to receive information from us.

If payment for your Product(s) was made by a third party, Barron’s may provide that third party with access to your Personal Data and other data. If Barron’s provides you access to a Product in your capacity as a student of a school that has contracted with Barron’s, Barron’s may share your activity, performance, and other data with your school, even if you paid for the Product in whole or in part yourself. If we sell our company or part of it, or our business enters into a joint venture with another business entity, we may disclose your Personal Data to our new business partners or owners who may then provide you with information about their products and services.

Your Ability to Choose: If you do not wish to continue receiving emails from us, you may unsubscribe by clicking on the unsubscribe link in our emails and following directions. You may also direct us to stop marketing to you by emailing us at barrons@kaplan.com.

Transfer of Data Outside of Your Home Country: Your Personal Data will be held in the United States. Your Personal Data may also be stored, processed, and accessed in other countries where Barron’s has facilities or where you are located. You consent to the transfer of your Personal Data outside your country, including to the United States.

Security and Information Retention: We employ security measures to protect your information both online and offline from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. The Personal Data we obtain from students allows Barron’s to deliver smarter, more efficient, and more effective instruction.

Third Party Websites: Some of the products and services advertised on the Site(s) are sold and delivered by third parties (“Third Party Sellers”). The Site(s) may also provide links to third party websites. This Privacy Policy governs collection and use of Personal Data by Barron’s. This Privacy Policy does not apply to Third Party Sellers or to third party websites and Barron’s makes no representation about their data practices or policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy: We will update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check our Site(s) from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

Contact: All comments, queries, and requests relating to this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed as follows:

By mail: Barron’s Educational Series, 750 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017

By email: barrons@kaplan.com

Rev. April 2019