Privacy Policy

Roomsurf ("Roomsurf") recognizes that its visitors, members, users, and others who use the website at (the "Roomsurf Website") or who access, view or use Roomsurf content or services through emails, RSS feeds, third party advertisements, social networking sites, widgets, personal feeds, and mobile applications (collectively, the Roomsurf Website and all such access methods are referred to as the "Roomsurf Service") value their privacy. This Privacy Policy provides important information about the use and disclosure of user information ("Information") collected on the Roomsurf Service. Roomsurf provides this Privacy Policy to help you understand what Information Roomsurf collects and how that Information will be used. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Roomsurf does not own or control or to people that Roomsurf does not employ or manage.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Roomsurf Terms of Use. Your use of the Roomsurf Service and any Information you provide on the Roomsurf Service remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at

By participating, using or viewing the Roomsurf Service or any content thereof you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Roomsurf Service or its content. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of the Roomsurf Service following the posting of changes to these terms means that you accept those changes.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our use of your Information, please contact us at

Information Collected by Roomsurf

Information Collected Upon Registration: If you desire to have access to certain sections of the Roomsurf Service, you will be required to become a registered user, and to submit certain personally identifiable information to Roomsurf. This happens in a number of instances, such as when you sign up for the Roomsurf Service, login to Roomsurf via Facebook, or if you desire to receive certain communications, updates, and information. Personally identifiable information that we may collect in such instances may include your full name, photos, email address, university attended, university major, expected graduation year and term, education history, gender, friends, geographic location and other Information that you decide to provide us with, or that you decide to include in your account profile. If you register with, or login to, the Roomsurf Service through Facebook (or through any other third-party authentication system), you consent to the transfer of all your personal Information from such system to Roomsurf and Roomsurf's retention and use of such Information pursuant to this Privacy Policy.

Additional Information Provided by You: Once you have registered with the Roomsurf Service, you may provide Roomsurf with a variety of additional personal and non-personal information through your use of the Roomsurf Service. Providing additional Information beyond what is required or collected at registration is entirely optional. If you contact us by phone, mail, email, instant message or through any other means, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence.

Cookies: Use of "Cookies" is standard in the Internet industry. Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that are sent to your computer that uniquely identify your browser. Cookies make web surfing easier by saving passwords and preferences while you're at a website. When you use the Roomsurf Service, we may send one or more cookies to your computer. Some cookies are temporary ("session cookies") and will disappear after you close your browser, but others will stay on your computer ("persistent cookies" or "Flash cookies"). Roomsurf may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with the Site and our Service, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Site, and to improve the Site and our services. Some of our advertisers and business partners may serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by third parties. If you wish to remove persistent cookies from your hard drive, follow your web browser help file directions. You can also reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to remove Flash cookies from your hard drive or wish to refuse all Flash cookies, please follow the instructions However, some features of the Roomsurf Service will not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Traffic Data: When you use the Roomsurf Service, our servers automatically log certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. This information may include information such as your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, computer, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, related software and settings you are using, any search terms you have entered on the Roomsurf Services or a referral site, and other web usage activity.

Tracking Usage Patterns: Roomsurf tracks usage patterns and collects other information about your use of the Roomsurf Service. We may employ various tracking technology including "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users, and clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to you to track which emails are opened by recipients. Roomsurf may also contract with third parties to track online usage patterns on elements of the Roomsurf Service.

Use of Information by Roomsurf

We use your Information to provide you with the product and services made available through the Roomsurf Service and to operate and maintain the Roomsurf Service. By using the Roomsurf Service, you are consenting to our processing of your Information. "Processing" means using or touching information in any way, including but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information. Further, Information we collect from you may be stored and used in combination with other online or offline information we may possess or obtain about you.

Your name may be displayed to other users of the Roomsurf network to enable you to connect, collaborate and interact with them. Any Information, text or other content that you voluntarily provide or post on the site in the course of your use of the Roomsurf Service, including but not limited to, information in your user profile, comments, questions, answers, ratings, reviews, etc., are publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Any information that you post on the Roomsurf Service may be redistributed through the Internet and may be viewed by the general public.

We use cookies, clear GIF's, log file information, IP addresses, browser type, usage data and certain personally identifiable information to improve the quality and design of the Roomsurf Service and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends as well as to (a) to assist with your use of the Roomsurf Service by "remembering" information so that you will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits to the Roomsurf Website or any element of the Roomsurf Service; (b) provide customized, personalized content and information for you; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; (e) provide you with advertising targeted to your preferences; (f) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions (including contests or sweepstakes); and (g) help offer you other products, programs or services that may be of interest to you. In addition, we may use your contact information (both online and offline information) and your other Information to market to you, and to provide you with information about, our products and services, and the products and services of our affiliates and third-party business partners. We may also send you market research-related quizzes and other commercial offers to you. We may also use your contact information for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Roomsurf Service changes or for customer service purposes).

Sharing of Information with Third Parties

We may share Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies or for particular purposes including, without limitation, the purposes described below. In all cases, you may opt-out of sharing your Information with third parties. Please see "Offering You Choices - Opt-Out Procedure" below.

Service Providers: We engage certain third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We may share your Information, including your personally-identifiable information with these third parties.

Products or Service Requests: If you submit a request for a product or service on the Roomsurf Service, we will share Information about you with our business partners to process and fulfill your request. Our business partners may contact you by telephone (including, by autodialer, where applicable), email, on Facebook, via text message, or postal mail, based on the Information you provided to us, even if you have opted into the National Do Not Call List administered by the Federal Trade Commission, any state equivalent Do Not Call List, or the Do Not Call List of a specific company. If one of our business partners contacts you and you wish not to be contacted again by that business partner with respect to your inquiry, then you should specifically make a request to that partner not to contact you again.

We allow third-party companies to collect certain information when you visit our web site. These companies may utilize cookies, pixels or other technologies to collect and use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance at and Networking Advertising Initiative at

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement: Roomsurf cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any Information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to enforce our Terms of Use, protect the security or integrity of the Roomsurf Service, take precautions to avoid liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims, respond to claims or legal process (including court orders, subpoenas and search warrants), protect the property and rights of Roomsurf or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

Advertising Networks: In addition to ads that we serve you directly, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our websites. Both we and our advertising companies use information about your visits to this website and other sites you may visit to serve ads to you. In the course of serving advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser. In addition, we and our advertising companies may use Web beacons to help manage our online advertising. These Web beacons enable us and our third-party ad serving companies to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site and to learn which banner ads bring users to our website and to serve you ads that you may find of interest elsewhere on the Internet. Both Roomsurf and these companies may use information about your visits to these sites and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Roomsurf may provide Information about you, including personally-identifiable information, to assist these third parties to personalize the advertising content you see. Further, please note that if you respond to any advertisements, the advertiser or ad server may collect certain Information about you and, by responding, you are consenting to the possibility that the advertisers will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Roomsurf's Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

Traffic and Usage Information: We may share Information (such as traffic information and usage tracking information) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Roomsurf Service. We may also share order information with third parties and business partners.

Subsidiaries, Parent, or Sister Companies: We may share Information about you with our subsidiaries, sister companies, parent company, successors, and assigns.

Non-Affiliated Companies and Organizations: From time to time, we may sell or share your Information, including your personally-identifiable Information, to non-affiliated third parties and organizations, including without limitation your college or university, other public and private institutions, and commercial entities. For example, we may share your Information with another company that will use your Information to market to you, or to provide to you, a product or service that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also sell your Information to a business partner that will use your Information for their own marketing purposes.

Offering You Choices - Opt-Out Procedure: You have choices when it comes to protecting your Information. If you do not wish us to share your Information with third parties, please send us an e-mail at Accessing Your Profile

If you are a registered user of the Roomsurf Service, you may access and update or correct the information you provided to us by updating your account information or emailing us at To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access, or making modifications, to your profile. It is your responsibility to maintain the accuracy of your account information at all times

Data Security

Roomsurf uses commercially reasonable safeguards (physical, managerial, and technical) to preserve the integrity and security of your Information. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Information you transmit to Roomsurf and you transmit any such Information at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of Information, Roomsurf makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such Information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Links to Other Websites

The Roomsurf Service may contain links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.

Children's Privacy

Roomsurf seeks to protect the privacy of young children. For that reason, Roomsurf does not knowingly collect (or maintain) personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Roomsurf Service at any time or in any manner. If Roomsurf learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Roomsurf Service without verified parental consent, then Roomsurf will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact us at

International Users

The Roomsurf Service is hosted in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Roomsurf Service from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Roomsurf Service, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your Information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that Roomsurf is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, to transfer or assign the Information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal Information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time and this will be reflected by the "last modified" date above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Roomsurf Service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.