The Mint Grad

Privacy Statement

Last revised: January 20, 2017.

This Privacy Statement discloses the privacy practices of (the “Website”), and includes:

  • What information is gathered/tracked;
  • How the information is used; and
  • With whom information is shared. understands the importance of protecting our users’ identities. Except as described in this Privacy Statement and unless as permitted or required by law, the Website (a) collects no personally identifying information about users except when specifically and knowingly provided by a user, and (b) will not release any personally identifying information about a user without that user’s permission.

By using the Website, a user consents to the Website’s or a third party’s collection and use of that user’s information, including any personally identifiable information, as described below. This Privacy Statement serves as notice of that collection and use. A user’s continued use of the Website indicates a user’s affirmative consent to the collection and use of that user’s information, including any personally identifiable information, and acceptance of any modified terms.

What Information is Gathered

The Website gathers two types of information about people who visit the Website: (1) information and data a user provides voluntarily through optional, voluntary contact request or other forms; and (2) website tracking information and statistics through Google Analytics that includes IP address and home server information. Any email messages sent to the Website are used only to record and respond to a visitor’s comments and questions about the Website. Any comments posted in the “Socialize” portion of the Website are available to the public.

The Website does not contain any functionality to respond to or honor Web browser “do not track” signals or other similar mechanisms, and thus does not respond to or honor such signals or mechanisms.

How Information is Used and Shared

To enable us to continually improve on the content offered to users of the Website, as well as for systems administration purposes, the Website collects aggregate information site-wide. This gives us an idea of which parts of the Website users are visiting.

This Website also contains links to the TheMintGrad pages of third party social media websites and additional links to third party websites and applications. Linked third party websites may send a session cookie or a persistent cookie to a user’s computer. Please review the online privacy statements of such third party websites for information regarding the online privacy practices of such websites. TheMintGrad is not responsible for the online privacy practices or content of such websites.

The Website captures IP addresses to track a user’s activity on the site. To assist us in this process and in the process of managing and administering the Website, the Website uses Google (“Google”) Analytics programs, including Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers.  Google may use cookies , Web beacons, JavaScript tags, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information about a user’s IP address, device type, date and time of visit, browser type, and a user’s activities on this website or elsewhere on the Internet and use such information to provide measurement and administration services. Through these functionalities, the Website may collect information on users’ estimated ages, gender and interests in relation to a user’s IP address or other personally identifiable information. For more information, please view Google’s privacy policy and other information available at

Other than as described in this Privacy Statement, no personal information that can be used to identify a user is collected in connection with this Website. If a user wishes not to have information used for the purpose of Website administration and measurement, that user may opt-out by visiting, or opt-out through another available means.

By using the Website, a user consents to the merging of the user’s personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected through any Google advertising product. This Privacy Statement serves as notice of, and use of the Website indicates a user’s prior affirmative consent to, that merger.

Terms of Use

In any interaction with this Website, users agree to refrain from:

  • Any practice that floods a person with unwanted communication;
  • Language, comments, statements or terminology that can be construed as offensive, derogatory, judgmental, demeaning, humiliating or disparaging;
  • Linking to offensive websites, including those that are pornographic, racist or which advocate violence or prejudice against any group or individuals;
  • Disclosing private information, personal data or account information; and
  • Use of copyrighted material from this Website without permission.

For regulatory reasons, comments about specific Northwestern Mutual products and services cannot be posted. All comments will be reviewed. Inappropriate, abusive, redundant or irrelevant comments may be denied and/or removed in the Website’s sole discretion.

Questions, Changes and Revisions

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. Any material change to our online privacy practices will be reflected in this Privacy Statement. On this Privacy Statement, we will indicate the date this Privacy Statement was last updated.

Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed to:
Northwestern Mutual
Communications Department
720 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4797