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, 2016 | View our previous privacy statement
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.
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
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.
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: Chief Privacy Official
Phone: +1 (703) 668-9600
Toll-free in the U.S.: (800) 811-8042
Graduate Management Admission Council
PO Box 2969
Reston, VA 20195
Attention: Chief Privacy Official