Privacy Policy

StudyChoicesPte Ltd (StudyChoices or We/ we or Our/ our or Us/ us) is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains our policy for dealing with personal information that we collect through the following channels (here and after, each the Collection Channels), including:

a. registering for use these Services and all other services by us;
b. login information;
c. StudyChoices tracking software and systems;
d. your StudyChoices account information;
e. your StudyChoices Referral Program information;
f. any reviews you post, publish, share, like or comment on a review;
g. our websites, including, but not limited to, studchoices.com;
h. any mobile and tablet application we may develop in the future;
i. any related StudyChoices website, social media page, twitter, internal website, intranet and any related StudyChoices mobile or tablet applications; and
j. any other means through which an individual provides personal information to StudyChoices, including either physically or electronically.

You may contact us with any queries you may have in respect of this Privacy Policy or your personal information by contacting StudyChoices’s Privacy Officer via email: info@studychoice.com. StudyChoicesPte Ltd may change this policy from time to time. Changes to our policy will be updated on our web sites only.
This policy was last updated on 15 August 2017.

Personal information is important to StudyChoices

a. StudyChoicesis committed to safeguarding personal privacy. Providing personal information is an act of trust and it is taken seriously. Unless given consent to do otherwise and/or otherwise permissible by and/or required by law, StudyChoiceswill only collect and use personal information as set out below.

b. Throughout this Privacy Policy, we refer to your 'personal information', which means information which identifies you as an individual or which renders you reasonably identifiable. Your full name, gender, date of birth, home address, home telephone number, mobile telephone number, email address and workplace contact details are examples of information which may constitute personal information. Personal information may also include information we may collect about your individual preferences.

c. We may in our absolute discretion revise this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on our Websites and so we encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time.

d. In addition to the provisions of this Privacy Policy, there may also be specific and additional privacy and consent provisions that apply to certain Collection Channels. Because those specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy protection, we recommend that you review them wherever they appear. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this Privacy Policy and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific and additional provisions will prevail.

e. This collection allows StudyChoices to provide these Services at a high standard including additional communication that you may find useful such as but not limited to special offers, promotional material and reminders. .

Information We Collect

Personal information that may be requested or provided by you includes, but is not limited to:

a. Name and Personal Details such as age, gender, etc
b. Contact information including email address, Mobile Number etc
c. Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
d. Other information as requested such as Intended Study Dates, Academic Transcripts, English Test resultsetc

Confidential Information

Users choose a unique username and password to access the Website under your login. It is your responsibility only to ensure these details are kept confidential, safe and secure.

Sensitive Information

We will only collect sensitive information with your consent, including where you have provided it to us voluntarily. Where you provide us with any sensitive information (including, but not limited to, information about your religious or political beliefs) in connection with what is requested by a Website, we will only use this information for the purposes stated on the Website and will share this information with our trusted third parties in the manner stated on the Website or in this Privacy Policy.

How StudyChoices Collects and Holds Personal Information

StudyChoiceswill only collect or monitor any personal information about you with your consent including as provided in this Privacy Policy or if it is otherwise lawful to do so. The only personal information collected by us is what has been provided to us in accordance with this Privacy Policy or has been provided to us lawfully by third parties.

Registering with StudyChoices

In order to become a User, you must provide us the following information to create an account: first name, last name, email address and password. In an effort to provide more relevant and targeted information, StudyChoicesPte Ltd may requestadditional information. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating an account on our website and/or mobile site; you allow StudyChoicesPte Ltd and selected third parties, to identify you and to allow to use your information in accordance with our User Agreement

Active Information Collection

Personal information may be collected (and combined) via our Collection Channels if you:
a. registered as a User;
b. leave, post or publish a review;
c. share, like or comment on a review; or
d. log into your account.

Passive Information Collection

As with many commercial websites, we may also collect information which tells us about visitors to our Websites. For example, we may collect information about the location, date, time and duration of visits and which pages of a Website are most commonly accessed. This information is generally not linked to the identity of visitors, except where a Website is accessed via links in an email we have sent or where we are able to uniquely identify the device or user accessing a Website. By accessing a Website via links in an email we have sent and/or by accessing a Website generally, you consent to the collection of such information where it is personal information.

We use cookies and web log files to trackbehavioural data, to improve and develop new products and services, to improve the user experience, and offer third-party advertising to users on our website/s. A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience. A cookie allows us to recognize you as a user when you return to our website/s using the same computer and web browser. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, however, this may impact the user experience. In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing the services to our Users, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information (e.g., your industry or geography or information about your professional or educational background) for the enhancement of your user experience by providing more relevant advertising. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

Children

The collection of personal information is neither intended for, nor directed to, persons who are under the age of fourteen (14) years old. Personal information will not be collected by any person who is known by StudyChoicesto be under the age of fourteen (14) without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. Persons under age fourteen (14) may only use our Websites with the involvement and consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Advertising and Introductions, enquiries or applications to Educational Institutions

To support the services we provide at no cost to our Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we target and serve our own ads and third-party ads.

We target ads to Users based on general profile information or on non-personally identifiable information inferred from a User’s profile (e.g., industry, school, gender, age, nationality, or other relevant information). StudyChoicesPte Ltddoes not provide personally identifiable information to any third party ad network.

If in the future we show advertising on our websites, the advertiser may use cookies to track the number of anonymous users responding to the campaign. We will not have access to or control of cookies placed by third parties.

When requested via our websites or Mobile Applications, we may provide an introduction or application to the university on your behalf. You, the User, unconditionally allow StudyChoicesPte Ltd, to provide your personal contact details, educational achievements or any other information that you have provided to StudyChoicesPte Ltd, to the university, who may contact you directly.

Log files, IP Addresses and Information About Your Computer and Mobile Device

Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit our websites we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going to when you leave our websites.

Additionally, advertisers receive the URL of the page you were on when you click on an ad on our websites. StucyChoices also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer, your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, your mobile device and mobile operating system (if you are accessing our websites using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier.

What We Do With The Information We Gather

By providing information to StudyChoicesPte Ltdyou are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and StudyChoicesPte LtdUser Agreement that allow StudyChoicesPte Ltd to evaluate information about you.

We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address, social account or Phone number which you have provided

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.

Protection of Personal Information

StudyChoicesrecognises the trust with which you provide personal information, and except as stated in this Privacy Policy and/or as except as otherwise permitted by law, such information will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes without your consent. These exceptions include, but are not limited to, data entry, database management, promotions, products and services alerts, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), and providing customer service (the “Service Providers”). These Service Providers are under a duty of confidentiality to us and are only permitted to use the personal information in connection with their functions and not for their own purposes (including direct marketing).

However, StudyChoices reserves the right to use or disclose any information, including personal information, as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the rights or property of StudyChoices, any member of the StudyChoices group, or any member of the public, to protect the integrity of a Website, to fulfil your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a matter of public safety.

StudyChoices and links to Other Websites

Our Websites may, from time to time, contain links to the websites of other organisations which may be of interest to you. Their inclusion cannot be taken to imply any endorsement or validation by us of the content of the third party website. Linked websites are responsible for their own privacy practices and you should check those websites for their respective privacy policies, practices or statements. StudyChoices is not responsible, nor does it accept any liability, for the conduct of organisation linked to our Websites.

We may use third party advertisements on our Websites. All third party advertising, if paid for, is paid for by the relevant third party advertisers and are not recommendations or endorsements by StudyChoicesor any of its affiliates. StudyChoicesis not responsible for the content (including representations) of any third party advertisement on a Website. Cookies may be associated with these advertisements to enable the advertiser to track the number of anonymous users responding to the campaign. We do not have access to or control of cookies placed by third parties.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
a. When you are asked to fill in a form on any of our websites, look for the tick box that indicates you do not want the information to be for direct marketing purposes
b. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by sending an email to info@StudyChoices.com and stating that you would like to be removed from our marketing lists
c. To remove yourself from email communications, please send an email to info@StudyChoices.com stating that you would like to be removed from our marketing lists

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we safeguard and secure the information we collect online via secure servers from suppliers such as AWS.
StudyChoicesPte Ltd does not warrant the security of any information provided to StudyChoicesPte Ltd.

Data Retention

We retain your personal information for as long as is necessary or your account is active or as needed to provide you with services on the Website. If you no longer want us to use your personal information to provide you with services, you may close your account. However, we may retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreement.

Your Obligations

As a registered User, you have obligations to other Users.
You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the current Privacy Policy and User Agreement.
You must act in a courteous and responsible manner in communicating with other users.
You must keep your password and username confidential and not share it with others.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to forfeiting of your account at the sole discretion of StudyChoicesPte Ltd.

Sale of Company

If StudyChoices merges with, or is acquired by, another company or organisation, or sells all or a portion of its assets, your personal information may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchaser or any prospective purchaser’s adviser, and may be among the assets transferred. However, personal information will always remain subject to this Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or any problems or complaints about how we have collected, used, stored, handled and/or disclosed your personal information, please contact our privacy officer via one of the following channels:

Email: admin@studychoices.com