The GMAC Privacy Statement

Your Privacy is Important to GMAC
Personal information we collect Our use of personal information Processing and sharing your personal inforation protecting your personal information cookies & similar technologies your access and choices

The GMAC Privacy Statement

We've updated our Privacy Statement. The changes include adding information about cookies and interest based advertising, using a layered and more streamlined approach for this Privacy Statement to allow easier access to important privacy information, updating information about our products, services and your access and choices, and changing the name from the Privacy Center to the Privacy Statement.

Effective Date: September 12, 2016View our previous privacy statement

Your privacy is important to GMAC. This Privacy Statement covers your use of any of our websites, products and services and our test takers, member schools, score report recipients, event attendees, research participants, and promotional participants and all other personal information we collect from you as described in more detail below. This Statement does not cover the NMAT by GMAC™ exam offered in India. Please click here for that privacy policy. 

We have developed our privacy program, including this statement, to protect your personal information and comply with applicable privacy laws and regulations. A guiding principle of our privacy policy is that we will only collect, use, and disclose your personal information in ways that are consistent with the context in which you have provided it. We encourage you to read the summaries in this Privacy Statement to learn more information on a particular topic.

Personal Information We Collect

We collect information from you in a variety of ways including when you visit our websites, take a test, use of our products and services, attend events, participate in research, or participate in promotions such as contests. We also gather information from member schools and from score report recipients. We also collect information about your use of our websites to improve your experience and the experience of all our visitors. Learn more >

Our Use of Personal Information

Generally, GMAC uses your personal information for the following purposes:
  • to administer our tests, other products, services, and events;
  • to provide customer support;
  • to conduct research and surveys, for product development, to operate our business;
  • to communicate with you and for marketing and advertising purposes; and
  • for the purposes described in the Processing and Sharing Your Personal Information section. 

We may also use personal information to simplify and/or improve our products and services. For example, account information you provide in one product or service may be used to populate account information in another product or service should you decide to use those other products or services. Learn more >

Processing and Sharing your Personal Information

We process, transfer, and share your personal information with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction. We also use this information to provide any product or service you have requested or authorized. For example, when you register for the GMAT exam, we share your information with our test service provider to register you for the exam and for them to administer the exam on our behalf.

We also share information with GMAC controlled subsidiaries (such as the Graduate Management Global Connection (UK) Ltd., Graduate Management Admission Council (India) Private Ltd., and Graduate Management Admission Council (HK) Ltd.), service providers working on our behalf (such as Pearson VUE), and strategic partners (such as the Forte Foundation and European Foundation for Management Development) who share our management education-related mission.

We also process, transfer, and share your personal information to:
  • protect and maintain the security of:
      - our tests;
      - our other products and services;
      - our test takers and products and service users;
      - our GMAC member institutions; and
      - organizations that receive score reports and other information (such as GMAT score recipients and Reflect report recipients);
  • prevent or detect fraud or other unlawful activity;
  • when compelled by law to do so (such as by court order, investigation, or subpoena) or as required by legal proceedings (including defense of legal claims);
  • as part of a corporate transaction such as a merger or sale of assets; or
  • the purposes described in our Use of Personal Information section. Learn more >

Protecting the Personal Information We Collect

GMAC is committed to protecting your personal information. We use a variety of security procedures and technologies to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, and disclosure.

The personal information you provide to us will be stored in the United States and the country where the information was provided depending on the product or service selected. Depending on the products or services you use, your personal information may also be transferred to another country as well. We will obtain your consent where required for the transfer of your personal and sensitive information.

We understand that the security of your personal information is important. We use reasonable practices to protect your personal information from unauthorized use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. As with any website no security controls are 100% effective, so we cannot guarantee the prevention of breaches. We encourage our visitors to use common sense in protecting your id, password, and other personal information. Learn more >

Cookies and Similar Technologies; Interest Based Advertising

At GMAC, the security of your information and the experience you have when visiting our websites is important to us. We use cookies and similar technologies to assist us in these areas. For example, these technologies are used for storing and processing preferences and settings, sign-in authentication, capturing information about how our websites and emails are used. We also use information collected through automated technologies on our websites and emails for interest based advertising. You may limit how we and our service providers utilize these technologies through your browser settings as well as by visiting sites that provide interest based advertising as described below.

If you are accessing our websites from the European Union, you will be presented with an additional opportunity to accept or block the use of cookies. You may block the use of certain cookies via your browser; however, this may limit your use of our services and products. Learn more >

Your Access and Choices

GMAC is committed to providing you with access to your personal information and informing you about how to express your preferences concerning your personal information. Please keep in mind that limiting the use and sharing of personal information may limit the services and products (or their capabilities) that we provide to you. No matter what your communication preferences are, you will receive certain transaction emails related to the services you use. Learn more >

Websites Linked to/from a GMAC Website

Our websites are linked to other websites which are not owned or controlled by GMAC. This Privacy Statement does not apply to these sites. These other websites each have their own Privacy Statement that we encourage you to read.

Not Intended for Children

Our websites are not intended to be used by children. If you are under the age of 13 (or the applicable age in your country), please do not use our websites as we do not intend to collect your information.

Privacy Statement Updates

We will update this Privacy Statement periodically. A change in the effective date will indicate that this statement has been updated. If there are material changes to the statement or in how GMAC will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to learn more about our information practices. 

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, the personal information you share with us, or if you wish to receive a physical copy of this Privacy Notice, please contact our Chief Privacy Official using the contact information provided below.

Contact: Data Protection Officer / Chief Privacy Official
Phone: +1 (703) 668-9600 
Toll-free in the U.S.: (800) 811-8042

Postal Mail: 
Graduate Management Admission Council
PO Box 2969
Reston, VA 20195
Attention: Chief Privacy Official

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