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.
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.
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
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.
How StudyChoices Collects and Holds Personal Information
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.
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.
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
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
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] stating that you would like to be removed from our marketing lists
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.
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.
As a registered User, you have obligations to other Users.
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.
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