GoAbroad Review Privacy Policy

Aside from the policies outlined below, by using or accessing GoAbroad.com or any GoAbroad LLC operated websites you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the GoAbroad.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to all of the terms of this Review Privacy Policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of our Site and any tools and services affected by this policy.

Our Commitment

GoAbroad.com is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any Personal Information you share with us in the GoAbroad Review Form (“Review Data”) and any related communications. GoAbroad established this review privacy policy ("Review Privacy Policy") so you (“Reviewer”) can understand the care with which GoAbroad will treat your Review Data, including how we collect, share, store, and utilize the data.

The ultimate goal of all GoAbroad Reviews is to provide unbiased, real participant feedback and perspectives on the programs listed on GoAbroad.com and operated by our partners (“Providers”), to help travelers choose the best program abroad for them.

If you would like to request that we remove your published review from GoAbroad.com and/or delete all your Review Data at anytime, please contact privacy@goabroad.com.

How We Collect, Store, Use, & Share Review Data

Data Collection

Upon submission of the GoAbroad Review Form, each Reviewer consents to GoAbroad.com collecting and storing Review Data in our database, and verifies that he/she is 16 years of age or older and does not need parental consent. All Review Data submitted on GoAbroad will be kept strictly confidential to our internal team who manage the processing of all data submitted through the GoAbroad Reviews Form. Review Data will only be shared with third parties or outside entities if permission is explicitly given in writing by the Reviewer who provided the data, and on a case-by-case basis as outlined below.

GoEvaluator

In addition to the GoAbroad Review Form, a Provider’s participant may voluntarily submit an evaluation through our white label evaluation system, GoEvaluator, by the request of a registered GoEvaluator Account Holder. The GoEvaluator system gives Providers a platform to survey participants’ program experience utilizing customized evaluation forms and email marketing, while simultaneously collecting Review Data to be published on GoAbroad, if the evaluation respondent consents.

For full details on The GoEvaluator’s collection, storage, use, and sharing of user data, please see the GoEvaluator Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Use of Review Data

Contact Information

Through the submission of a GoAbroad Review Form, Reviewers consent to GoAbroad utilizing contact information provided as needed to publish the program review on GoAbroad.com, as well as for the following purposes:

  • To verify the authenticity of the review (see Review Verification Process below)
  • To notify Reviewers that their review has been published
  • To invite Reviewers to submit an alumni interview to be published on GoAbroad
  • To share occasional promotional offers, contests, and other information or opportunities via email as part of GoAbroad’s Mailing List.

You can unsubscribe from the GoAbroad Mailing List at anytime, by clicking here.

Review Content

Once a review is approved, the review content will be published on the associated Program Listing and Provider Page, without any personally identifiable information or contact information. All Review content may also be used in GoAbroad Social Media posts, featured on any other page on GoAbroad.com, and/or used in other marketing materials used to promote GoAbroad.com, GoEvaluator, or GoAbroad Reviews, and any entity associated with GoAbroad LLC.

Review Images

All submitted Review Images supplied within Review Data is also subject to the Image Submission Policies outlined in our GoAbroad.com Terms & Conditions, as well as any other related policies outlined in this Review Privacy Policy.

If you have questions about our review image policies or you would like to request that we remove your published Review Images from GoAbroad.com and/or delete all your Review Data, please contact privacy@goabroad.com.

Review Verification Process

To protect the integrity of GoAbroad.com and the Provider being reviewed by each Reviewer, our internal reviews team verifies the authenticity of the following reviews prior to publication on GoAbroad.com:

  1. Reviews with an overall rating of 5 and below
  2. Reviews that are too vague to determine authenticity
  3. Reviews that contain highly negative information about the program, provider, and/or overall experience

If reviews cannot be verified, they will be removed and deleted from our GoAbroad.com database, to ensure the authenticity and reliability of all GoAbroad Reviews.

All reviews that are found to be authentic, and contain all required information for verification, will remain published on GoAbroad.com until we deem them necessary to delete. If you would like to request that we remove your published review from GoAbroad.com and/or delete all your Review Data, please contact privacy@goabroad.com.

Removal of Reviews

In addition to the reviews that do not meet the requirements of the Review Verification Process outlined above, the following reviews will be removed from GoAbroad in order to maintain an honest, fair GoAbroad Reviews Platform:

  • Reviews that are found to be fraudulent in any way
  • Reviews that are found to be duplicate and posted on other websites
  • Reviews that contain words that are found to be grounds for defamation, sexual in nature, discriminating, or in bad taste
  • Reviews that directly harass employees of GoAbroad.com or any Provider in a harmful or personally identifiable way
  • Reviews that are submitted for the purpose of inquiring about programs or GoAbroad.com in general (All non-review inquiries can be submitted through our contact us form)

If you have any questions about our Review Verification or Removal Process, please contact us.

If you would like to request that we remove your published review from GoAbroad.com and/or delete all your Review Data, please contact privacy@goabroad.com.

Changes to this Review Privacy Policy

GoAbroad reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Review Privacy Policy at any time. You should visit this page from time to time to review the current Review Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions, because all of the content on this page is binding when you use GoAbroad.com and when you become a Reviewer.

If you object to any such changes or any of the policies outlined above, you may cease using our Site. Continued use of GoAbroad and our GoAbroad Review Form shall indicate your acknowledgment and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions, and any changes or updates made.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our GoAbroad Review Platform, please contact us.