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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how we handle and protect the privacy of our readers. If you have any questions about your account, please contact

Acceptance Of Terms

By accessing the website and submitting your personal information, you consent to FocusQuest’s privacy policy and terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree with these policies or terms, please do not use the website or submit your personal information to us.


FocusQuest, Inc (“FQ”) values the privacy of all individuals who visit (“Website”) or respond to our registration form, contests, or interactive advertisements. This privacy policy (“Policy”) outlines the information we collect and how we use it. It also explains what you can do if you do not want your personal information shared or revealed when you visit our website or respond to our advertising.

By using the website, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. If you do not agree with any terms or practices described in our policy, please do not use our website.

We do not collect excessive or irrelevant information, whether or not it personally identifies you. We only collect information to support our interactions with you. When we no longer need the information, we collect to interact with you, we will take reasonable steps to delete or de-identify it. Until you notify us as described in the “Opt-out” section below, or we determine that the information is no longer needed, we may retain the information we collect indefinitely.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you or can be used to contact you, such as your name, physical or email addresses, or telephone numbers. We may collect this information during your registration with FocusQuest or through emails, online forms, orders, and surveys. If you do not want us to collect your personal information, do not submit it to us. We will not collect your personal information unless you provide it voluntarily. You do not have to provide personal information to visit the website, but if you choose not to provide requested information, you may not be able to use all features of our website.

If you do submit personal information, we may:

  • Store and process it to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services;
  • Use it to contact you for account, informational, marketing and promotional purposes;
  • Based on your selections, disclose it to third parties listed on FocusQuest’s college search tool, who may contact you for information, marketing and promotional purposes;
  • Disclose it to third parties (including legal authorities) if we believe disclosure is legally required or necessary to identify, contact, or take legal action against someone who may be causing harm or interfering with the rights or property (intentionally or unintentionally) of FocusQuest, other members or users of the website, or anyone else who may be harmed by such actions;
  • Disclose it when we believe it is necessary to enforce our terms and conditions; and
  • Disclose it to independent contractors we engage to assist with or perform any of the above activities..

    Additionally, if you do submit personal information, we may:

  • Distribute your information to third parties not listed on the registration page but who will provide information to you on student loans, special offers, United States armed services, college admissions, volunteering opportunities, and camps; and
  • Provide it to select appropriate advertisers.

By using our service to request information from our advertising clients and partners, you give permission to and these parties (or their partners and vendors) to contact you using any method they choose – including email, telephone, mail, or text messaging – to fulfill your information request, regardless of whether you are listed in the National Do-Not-Call Registry.

How We Use the Information that We Collect

We may use the information we collect, including personal information, for the following purposes:

  • Providing products and services requested by you;
  • Providing customer support, including responding to your requests and questions and troubleshooting and resolving problems or complaints, and for any other purposes that we deem appropriate;
  • Verifying the information you provide to us;
  • Communicating with you;
  • Confirming your identity and eligibility to use the Services;
  • Establishing and managing your account, if applicable;
  • Conducting research and analysis to develop and improve the Services and other products and services we may offer;
  • Understanding and anticipating your use of or interest in our products, services, and content, as well as the products, services, and content offered by others;
  • Developing and displaying products, services, and content tailored to your interests on the Services and other online properties;
  • Measuring the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming, and other activities;
  • Offering you personalized information and products, services, promotions, contests, or scholarships from us, our affiliates, or our third-party business partners that may be of interest to you;
  • Managing our business and operations;
  • Helping us optimize our sites and the services we offer on the Sites and may offer in the future;
  • Providing you with a customized browsing experience;
  • Protecting the security and integrity of the Services;
  • Carrying out our obligations and enforcing our rights under this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, and any other applicable agreements and policies;
  • Using or posting user contributions as permitted in our Terms of Use; and
  • Fulfilling any other purposes for which you provide your information and for any other purpose as described to you at the time your information is collected or for which your consent is given.

Aggregating Third Party Information with Personal Information

We may combine publicly available information from third party sources with the personal information you choose to provide us. For example, if you provide us with your name or address, we may add your telephone number and email address obtained from other sources to your personal information. However, we will treat any information that personally identifies you, including any information that we add to the personal information you provide, as your personal information and it will be subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Members and Users Located Outside of the United States of America

f you are located outside the United States, we have made efforts to protect the personal information of all users of the website and, to the extent applicable, we try to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy conflicts with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to the website. Additionally, if you are located in the European Union, you should be aware that your information will be transferred to the United States, whose data protection laws have been deemed inadequate by the European Union. Users and members of the website located in countries outside the United States who submit personal information hereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of the information in the United States. We will take reasonable steps to protect the privacy of your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy and the requirements of applicable law.

Updating Your Personal Information

We take reasonable steps to ensure that all of your Personal Information we collect, use, or disclose is accurate, complete, up to date, stored in a secure environment, and accessed only by authorized personnel for permitted purposes.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

The appropriate method(s) for accessing your information, if any, will depend on which of our websites and services you have visited or used. Depending on the website and service, you may be able to view or edit some of your information online by logging into the Services and visiting your account profile page. You may also contact us at to request access to, correct, or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. However, we may ask you to verify your identity and provide other details to help us respond to your request. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account, if applicable. Once your user account is deleted, it cannot be recovered. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, not allow us to enforce our agreements, be contrary to our Terms of Use or any other applicable agreement between you and us, or cause the information to be incorrect. After deleting your user account, your personal information may remain on our archived database and records.

To request removal of your personal information from our blog or forum, contact us at In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. If you delete or request the deletion of your user contributions from the Services, copies of your user contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or may have been copied, stored, or reposted to another website by other users of the Services.

Any updates you make or request to be made to your personal information will be applied in our own records, but will not be updated in the records of the educational institutions or other third parties to which we have already shared your information. If you would like to make updates to the information that has been shared with educational institutions and other third parties, you will need to contact them separately.

Children (under 13)

We do not knowingly collect, use, or retain any personal information from visitors to our website who are under thirteen (13) years of age for any purpose whatsoever (including internal or external marketing purposes). This website is not directed at individuals under 13 years of age, and FocusQuest does not intend to collect any personally identifiable information from such individuals.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collected Automatically

FocusQuest may gather data about you that does not personally identify you, such as your age, gender, interests, preferences, type of internet browser, and computer operating system. This information may be shared with third parties, including advertisers, business partners, and sponsors. This data is used to tailor the content and advertising on the website to better serve our members and users.

Tracking Tools

To improve your experience on the Website, we use tracking tools such as “Cookies” to store information on your computer. For example, once you have registered, a Cookie will be used to recognize you and prevent the need to re-register. We also use Cookies to tailor the Website to your interests and preferences. Most internet browsers allow you to delete Cookies from your hard drive, block all Cookies, or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Refer to your browser instructions or help screen for more information on these functions. We recommend allowing FocusQuest to leave Cookies on your computer for the best experience on the Website.

Google, a third-party vendor, uses Cookies to serve ads on the Website. Google’s use of the DoubleClick Cookie allows it to serve ads based on your visits to the Website and other websites on the internet. You can opt out of Google’s Advertising Policy by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Links to Other Websites

The Website includes links to other websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of these sites and do not endorse them in any way.


Your personal information is important to us, and we take steps to secure it. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk. While we make efforts to protect your Personal Information, we cannot fully ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services. Once we receive your Personal Information, we will take reasonable measures to secure it on our systems.

Business Transfers

In the course of developing our business, we may sell some of our assets, which could include information about our members and users. Additionally, in the event that FocusQuest or a significant portion of its assets is acquired, this customer information will be part of the transferred assets.


If you no longer wish to receive any materials, offers, or correspondence from FocusQuest after registering or providing your Personal Information, you can unsubscribe by sending an email to with the subject “unsubscribe.” Please include your name and email address in the email. To stop receiving materials or correspondence from third parties, you must contact them directly or unsubscribe from their email correspondences. In such cases, you will be subject to their privacy policies and terms of use.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to update or delete your Personal Information from our records, please contact us at:

FocusQuest, Inc
8429 Lorraine Road
Suite 336
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Changes to the Policy

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time. Any changes will be reflected on this page with the date of the change noted at the beginning of the document. By using the Website after we change our Privacy Policy or Terms of Use, you accept the changes.

California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as S.B. 27, allows our California customers to request certain information regarding our disclosures in 2004, if any, of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at either or FocusQuest Inc, 8429 Lorraine Road, Suite 336 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202, and include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond. We will attempt to provide you with the requested information within thirty days.