Privacy Policy

NextUp: Life After High School in Vermont is published by Boutin/McQuiston, Inc., the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will never sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. NextUpVT collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

We only collect personally identifiable information from our visitors 13 years old or older (teens) when such visitors voluntarily submit such information.

We do not collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without first obtaining verifiable parental consent, unless we only use such information to: (1) obtain parental consent or provide parents with notice; (2) respond directly on a one-time basis to a child's specific request; (3) respond more than once to a child's specific request along with providing parental notice of such use; (4) protect the safety of a child; or (5) comply with legal requirements. The consent and notification process mentioned above gives parents the ability to let us know if they do not want us to make further use of the personally identifiable information we have collected from their child.

We consider personally identifiable information to include, among other things: first and last name, middle initial, E-mail address, street address, age and phone number. We may request such personally identifiable information from teens in connection with our drawings, contests, forums, subscription registrations, content submissions, classroom activities, requests for suggestions, and visitors' requests for free products, services (such as our magazines) or additional information, so that we can contact a winner, answer questions or requests and fulfill orders.

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Do not give out your full name, E-mail address, home address, telephone number or any other personal information that would enable someone to contact you either online or offline without first asking your parent or guardian for permission.

Drawing and Free Information Registration

During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site and advertisers' products and services for which they have expressed interest.

Use of Cookies

Cookies will be used on our website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Google Analytics

We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


NextUpVT is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites linked to ours. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.


From time-to-time our site requests information from users to enter contests. Participation in these contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age, grade level) and questions about requesting free information. Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.


If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and E-mail address. NextUpVT will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. NextUpVT stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may contact NextUpVT to request the removal of this information from the database by writing to

Special Offers/Newsletters/Announcements

We may send new users a welcoming e-mail. Established users may also receive special offers, newsletters, information updates, surveys and other such communications. To respect the privacy of users, we provide the option to not receive these kinds of communications during the registration process.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please send a question to

Site Updates

We may also send the user site and service announcement updates. Users are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via E-mail or phone.

Correcting/Updating Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes, or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can be done by e-mailing such information to

Notification of Changes

If we ever decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes prominently on our site so our users are always aware of what information we ask for, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an E-mail. Users will decide for themselves whether or not we could use their information in a different manner. We will always use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.


There are many activities on the NextUpVT website that teens can participate in and enjoy without having to share any personally identifiable information.

For those activities that require personally identifiable information, such as contests, NextUpVT will never condition a child's or teen's participation in an activity on that child or teen disclosing more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to administer the activity.

Parents can request to review or have deleted their teen's personally identifiable information from NextUpVT records, and refuse to permit further use of a child's information by contacting