This privacy statement describes how AcademicFit collects and uses the personal information you provide on this site.  You will also find how you may change this information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this company.  To check third-party policies, please visit their site.

For the purpose of identification,

  • “This site”, “this/the company”, “AcademicFit” and “Christine H Barthold” will all refer to AcademicFit. 
  • “You”, “your”, “client”, “user” refers to users of the site.
  • Any use of the terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

Ruling Law

The laws of The United States govern these terms and conditions. By accessing this website and purchasing AcademicFit services or products, you consent to this privacy policy and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States courts in all disputes arising out of such access.

If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of the company to enforce any of the provisions set out in this privacy policy and any agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as a waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of this privacy policy or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision.

Information You Directly Provide

AcademicFit may ask for certain information such as your real name, phone number, email address, and other information when you make a purchase from this site, create an account, or if you correspond with us.

AcademicFit may also retain any messages you send through email, contact forms, or purchases. This company may use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of this service.

If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact AcademicFit directly.

Information Received from Third Parties

AcademicFit may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access the website or service through a third-party connection or log-in, that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to this site. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service.

You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them from this site. You may also unlink your third-party account from the Service by adjusting your settings on the third-party service.

Sharing of Your Information with Third Parties

AcademicFit will not rent or sell your personal information to third parties outside of its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates) without your consent.  This consent may come through an announcement on the same page as your information form or through email.

AcademicFit may share your information with third-party business partners and Trusted Users for the purpose of providing a service to you. Third-party business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver service, and AcademicFit will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy or operate under a similar privacy policy.

AcademicFit may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with third-party business partners.  This site may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

Inviting a Friend to Use This Site

AcademicFit may, in its sole discretion, develop a feature that allows you to locate your friends with your accounts through a “Find friends” feature. The “Find friends” feature allows you to choose to locate friends either through (i) your contact list, (ii) social media sites (such as Twitter or Facebook), or (iii) through a search of names and usernames.

If you choose to find your friends through your contact list, then you agree to provide this site access to your contact list such that this action can perform the search necessary to determine whether or not someone associated with the information you provide is using AcademicFit. If you choose to find your friends through social media sites, then you understand that the information these sites provide to use to conduct this type of search is governed by their privacy policies and your account settings on those sites. If you choose to find your friends through a search of names or usernames, then simply type a name to search and see if that name or username appears on the site.

If you allow this company access to your friends’ list, your friends’ user IDs, and your connection to those friends, they may be used and stored to make your experience more social and to allow you to invite your friends to use the site as well as provide you with updates if and when your friends join.

Analytics Information

AcademicFit may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help AcademicFit measure traffic and usage trends for this site. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists AcademicFit in improving the site. AcademicFit may collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents AcademicFit or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the site and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the site. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, please visit

Commercial and Marketing Communications

AcademicFit uses the information collected or received to communicate directly with you.

AcademicFit may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. If you do not see an opt-out feature, you may contact AcademicFit through the Contact Page and ask to be removed. Please allow 48 hours for your request to be processed.

AcademicFit will also use your information to send you service-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the site, technical and security notices).  You may not opt-out of service-related emails.

In addition, you understand and agree that normal carrier charges apply to communications sent from your phone. Since this invitation is coming directly from your email or phone, this site does not have access to or control this communication.

What Happens in the Event of Change of Control?

AcademicFit may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets, and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content, and other user information related to the site and services may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. AcademicFit may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions, or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.

Instances Where This Site is Required to Share Your Information

AcademicFit will disclose your information where required to do so by law, subpoena, or if AcademicFit reasonably believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests, with a warrant, of law enforcement; (b) to enforce the Terms of Use or to protect the security, quality or integrity of the Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of this company, the users, or others.

Storage and Processing

Your information collected through the site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which AcademicFit or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities.

AcademicFit may transfer information that is collected about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that AcademicFit may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which AcademicFit or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Following termination of your account, AcademicFit may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the service may not be removable.

Keeping Your Information Safe

AcademicFit cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the site.

To protect your privacy and security, AcademicFit takes reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before giving allowed information away to you. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your identifiable information, and for controlling access to your email communications from AcademicFit, at all times. However, AcademicFit cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to AcademicFit or guarantee that information on the site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party sites and services that you add to the site, such as social networks.

AcademicFit is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

In the event that any information under this site’s control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, AcademicFit will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations. AcademicFit will comply with any requests the police may have concerning only your files.

Please contact your local authorities if you are a victim of identity theft. People like you are often the first step in solving these types of crimes.

Public Relations

The testimonials on this site may contain personal information, such as your name and business title. These are taken from sources that you have given permission for your comments to be public. If you do not want this information on the site, please e-mail AcademicFit through the Contact Form.

Children’s Privacy

AcademicFit does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as users. This site and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that AcademicFit learns that AcademicFit has collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, AcademicFit will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that this site might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact AcademicFit through the Contact Form.

Links to Other Websites and Services

AcademicFit is not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the site, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from this site to another website, AcademicFit’s Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on AcademicFit’s website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that AcademicFit is not responsible and does not have control over any third parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service (like Facebook, Google groups, or an IRC chatroom) and you allow such third-party access to the User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information AcademicFit collects by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the site.

WordPress Privacy Policy

AcademicFit is hosted on WordPress, a server hosted by Automattic. Retrieval information, including location services and characteristics data, will be collected by and stored from their services. To read their privacy policy, please visit

Changes in this Privacy Statement

Should AcademicFit need to update this privacy policy, you will receive a notification by an announcement on the website.

This policy has precedence over all other previous representations, understandings, or agreements.

This privacy policy shall not be amended, modified, varied, or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorized representatives of AcademicFit.

*Adapted from WikiHow Privacy Policy

Follow by Email