Your Privacy Rights

Mentor & Match Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, and strives to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to this website.

By registering or by using this site, you explicitly accept, without limitation or qualification, the collection, use and transfer of the personal information provided by you in the manner described in this Statement. Please read this Statement carefully as it affects your rights and liabilities under law. If you disagree with the way we collect and process personal information collected on the website, please do not use it.

Scope Of This Policy

This policy applies to and its associated community sites. This regulated the processing information relating to you and grants you various rights in respect of your personal data.

This site contains links to other web sites over which you have no control. Mentor & Match Foundation is not responsible for the privacy policies of other web sites to which you choose to link from this site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other websites so you can understand how they collect, use, and share your information.

Information We Collect And Retain

You do not have to give us any personal information in order to access our webpage. We collect the following general types of information about you when you visit our Sites: personal information, demographic information, behavioral information, and indirect information. Sometimes we collect combinations of these types of information. In each case, it is indicated on the web site whether any personal or demographic data must be provided to use the requested service or not.

Personal information is information that can be used to identify you, or any other individual to whom the information may relate, personally. We do not collect personal information unless you choose to provide it to us.

Some examples of personal information that we collect in some areas of our Site, depending on the services you use and local law, are:



Email address

Telephone Number

Contact Information
Information about third parties, such as references or contacts that you provide to us if you have their express written consent to do so.

Demographic Information is information that is not unique to you in the sense that it refers to selected population characteristics, such as your zip code or postal code, age, preferences, gender, race or ethnicity, occupation, career history, interests and favorites. In addition Mentor & Match Foundation may collect indirect information about you when you use certain third party services on our web site.

For example, if you provide a title of ‘Ms.’ we will assume you are female. We may personalize the advertising that you are shown on our sites or other sites with which we have a business relationship. In order to provide this personalization, in addition to information we collect about you on our sites, we acquire information (including personal, demographic, behavioral and indirect information) about you from third parties who provide it to us.

How Information Is Used

We use the information we gather on the web site for the purposes of providing our services, responding to any queries you may have, operating and improving the web site, fostering a positive user experience and delivering the products and services that we offer. Our services may include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising relating to your interests and either on our site or other sites with which we have a business relationship. The information we gathered on any Mentor & Match Foundation web site may be shared within Mentor & Match Foundation on a worldwide basis in order to deliver these products and services. By registering with Mentor & Match Foundation, by managing your profile, or opting in when presented with choices, you have consented for us to use your information, subject to local law, in the following ways:

  • • To allow you to create an account
  • • To create a profile for you based on information that you have provided to us.
  • • To contact you about Site updates, informational and service-related communications, including important security updates;
  • • To provide you additional communications, information, and promotions such as newsletters and career advice;
  • • To inform you of other products or services available from Mentor & Match Foundation or its affiliates (“Affiliates” means entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with Mentor & Match Foundation); to enable you to provide feedback, to contact us and for us to respond to you;
  • • To conduct surveys, questionnaires, promotions and contests, and to provide the results thereof such as success stories and contest winners;
  • • To provide products and services that enable users to network, post information on bulletin boards, view and compare profiles, and career background and experience;
  • • To generate internal reports about the use of our site;
  • • To provide ‘forward to a friend’ features.

Some of our products and services enable third parties to see your personal information and to contact you. Profile information may be used for networking with other community members or may be visible to employers who are using the Mentor & Match Foundation website. In addition, portions of your searchable resume (but not your contact information) may be made public in your networking profile.

Information you post in public areas of the site will not be accessed, used, and stored by others around the world, including those in countries that might not have legislation that guarantees adequate protection of personal information as defined by your country of residence. By providing your personal information for inclusion in our database, you acknowledge that you consent to your information being used as described here.

While Mentor & Match Foundation takes measures to safeguard your information from unauthorized access or inappropriate use by third parties, Mentor & Match Foundation does not control these third parties and we are not responsible for their use of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Mentor & Match Foundation site. Accordingly, you should ensure that you do not post sensitive information, including personality profiles, to the Mentor & Match Foundation site.

Disclosure Of Information To Others
We may disclose to third parties within your country and abroad your personal information, combined personal, demographic, behavioral or indirect information, as set forth below:

We may share your information with third parties who help us in the delivery of our own products and services to you. We may disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals may be located in a country whose data protection legislation is different from your country, and they will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party or use that data for any other purpose. We will remain responsible for any information shared in this way.

We may disclose such information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. If you indicate by configuring your profile that you would like to receive information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties, we supply your contact information to select third parties such as employers, recruiters, data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you. We use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party.

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

We supply technology, hosting and related services to other leading companies to power recruitment areas on their web sites. Personal and/or demographic information supplied may become a part of Mentor & Match Foundation database, but it is not accessible by anyone other than you, Mentor & Match Foundation If you attempt to register with a Mentor & Match Foundation site, Mentor & Match Foundation will recognize your information and you will be able to use the information.

We disclose information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion pursuant to a request from a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith – after considering your privacy interests and other factors – that such action is necessary to:
  • (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process;

  • (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies;
(c) prevent a crime or protect national security;
(d) protect the personal safety of users or the public. Mentor & Match Foundation is a US company and information collected on our Sites is stored in whole or in part in the United States, your information may become subject to U.S. law.

We may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires any or all of Mentor & Match Foundation business units, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event Mentor & Match Foundation becomes the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, Mentor & Match Foundation or its liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the court. You will be notified of the sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party by email or through a prominent notice posted on the sites. Again, in each of these situations, the recipients of your data may potentially be located in any country in the world. If you are a resident in any EU member state, for example, you must be aware that the EU authorities do not generally consider that the regulations of non-EU countries ensure an adequate or equivalent level of protection as compared to the EU data protection regulations. Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of any Mentor & Match Foundation sites and used by others over whom Mentor & Match Foundation has no control. We cannot control the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of Mentor & Match Foundation.

Your Choices About Your Information

We retain all the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use with us more efficient, practical and relevant until you change or remove your personal data as described below. Before providing you with a copy of your personal information or correcting, updating or deleting such information, we reserve the right to verify and authenticate your identity and the personal information to which you have requested access. Access to or correction, updating or deletion of your personal information may be denied or limited by Mentor & Match Foundation if it would violate another person’s rights and/or as otherwise permitted by applicable law. We will respond to information access requests within 45 days of receipt. If we require additional time to provide access to your information, we will acknowledge receipt of your request within 45 days and promptly supplement our response within the time period required by applicable law. We will respond to information access requests within 45 days of receipt. If we require additional time to provide access to your information, we will acknowledge receipt of your request within 45 days and promptly supplement our response within the time period required by applicable law.

If you wish to delete or close your account or account profile information altogether, please contact us. An email will be sent to you to confirm that your personal information has been deleted (save for an archival copy which is not accessible by you or third parties on the Internet). The archival copy is retained only for as long as Mentor & Match Foundation reasonably considers necessary for audit and record purposes. We will also retain logs, demographic, indirect, and statistical information that may relate to you but do not identify you personally. If your personal information was previously accessed by others using our Sites, we are not able to delete the information or copies thereof from their systems.

Our current expiration and deletion period is 36 months; we may extend or reduce this period in order to adjust to changing hiring patterns. If we change the period, we will update this notice. You will, always receive an email from us before we delete your resume, and you always have the ability to delete your resume at any time by logging into your account. If you do not want your information to be processed as described by this policy, you make revoke your consent to our Privacy Policy. If you wish to do so, please contact us. However, please note that if you do withdraw your consent, you may not be able to use the relevant services and your account and profile information will be deleted.

Important Information (Security)

You are responsible for ensuring that your log-in credentials (your username and password) are kept confidential. Mentor & Match Foundation has implemented technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. Notwithstanding such measures, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. Moreover, one of our primary purposes is to provide you with a platform to broadcast the information in your resume and profile widely in order to maximize your academic opportunities. Such an environment does present a risk that unauthorized third parties will view this data. Further, your resume should not contain any sensitive data that you would not want made public.

When you place an order online with any Mentor & Match Foundation your information is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") protocol. SSL makes it difficult for your credit card information to be intercepted or stolen while being transmitted.


Mentor & Match Foundation is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect information from, children under the age of 17.

Changes To Privacy Statement

If we decide to materially change the substance of this Privacy Statement, we will, where required, contact you via the email address that you maintain in your profile. We will also post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.

Legal And Contact Information

Your data is submitted to Mentor & Match Foundation and is hosted and stored in a database on servers situated in the United States owned and maintained by Mentor & Match Foundation., a California Corporation, whose principal place of business is at 2785 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance CA, USA, is the legal entity determining the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the sites and is the data controller of all data stored in the Mentor & Match Foundation database.

If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please feel free to contact us:
Privacy Office
  • Mentor & Match Foundation
Privacy Office
2785 Pacific Coast Highway #171
Torrance CA 90505

We will use reasonable efforts to answer promptly your question or resolve your problem. If you feel we have not properly addressed your question, you may contact TRUSTe.

Your California Rights

A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California customer”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.

However, under the law, a business is not required to provide the above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its privacy policy) a policy of not disclosing customer’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure, as long as the business maintains and discloses this policy.

Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right.

As stated in our Privacy Policy, we do not share information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure. If you do ask us to share your information with a third party for its marketing purposes, we will only share information in connection with that specific promotion, as we do not share information with any third party on a continual basis.

To prevent disclosure of your personal information for use in direct marketing by a third party, do not opt in to such use when you provide personally identifiable information on one of our sites. Please note that whenever you opt in to receive future communications from a third party, your information will be subject to the third party's privacy policy.

If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use information. You should always review the privacy policy of any party that collects your information to determine how that entity will handle your information.

California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by contacting us. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than e-mail.

Update effective July 2019


Mentor & Match Foundation provides an access point for students (mentees) to speak privately with members of college (mentors). Mentor & Match Foundation takes student information protection very seriously. No one will have access to, nor will we disclose any information from, a student educational record without the written consent of the student. The only exceptions: “school official with legitimate educational interests,” to authorized representatives of the federal and state governments for audit and evaluation of federal and state supported programs, or other provisions outlined by the FERPA document