- Types of information we collect
- How we use this information
- Who we may share this information with
- Security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information
- Other provisions
1. Types of Information We Collect
You may search the StudyinBritain.com database, read about programmes, obtain contact information for the school, college or university and visit programmes' Web sites without providing any personal information or registering on our site. However, if you choose to contact a university or college through our Request a Catalogue or Brochure ("Enquiry") service, you will be required to provide certain information in order for the school, college or university to respond to your Enquiry. That information includes, but may not necessarily be limited to, your name, address, country of residence, telephone number, email address and enrollment status.
Collection of Information from Children – StudyinBritain.com abides by federal law and the guidelines set up by the United States Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy. As such, StudyinBritain.com will not knowingly collect any personal information from or allow the registration of young people under the age of thirteen (13) years. To verify this, we may need to ask you to confirm your date of birth. We ask that if you are under the age of 13 years that you do not fill out any personal information during your visit to StudyinBritain.com.
Referring Friends – You can choose to let others know about StudyinBritain.com through our referral feature. If you choose to use this feature, we will ask you for that person's name and email address and StudyinBritain.com will send him or her one or more emails inviting him or her to visit StudyinBritain.com to learn more about our services. StudyinBritain.com stores their contact information for the sole purpose of sending these emails.
Newsletter – If you wish to subscribe to any of our newsletters, we may ask you to register by providing your contact information, including email address, geographic information (ZIP or postal code), and other information about yourself. Newsletter recipients will also receive offers from time to time from StudyinBritain.com and select sponsors; however, you may opt out of receiving these offers at any time.
Cookies and Web Site Information - We use "cookie" technology and web server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used by you. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by your web browser on your hard drive. Cookies allow our web servers to recognize the computer used by you to access our Web sites. Cookies allow you to move from page to page on the Web site, by remembering the information about the entire session.
Information gathered through cookies and by our web server logs may include the date and time of visits, your IP address, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web sites, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information may be appended to your personal information provided by you to us to help us provide you with better service and information. It also may be collected on an aggregate basis.
User Communications - When you send email or other communications to StudyinBritain.com, we may retain those communications in order to process, respond or improve our services.
Chat Rooms and Public Postings – The StudyinBritain.com sites may initially and/or in the future contain chat rooms, public posting forums or one-to-one communication forums permitting direct communications with other users. Any information provided by you in these rooms or forum is deemed to be information available to public viewing, not subject to any disclosure restrictions or representations. We are not responsible for any information posted and/or viewed in such portions of our Web sites.
2. Use of Information
The information you supply to StudyinBritain.com enables us to contact the college, university or other entity you are interested in so that they may be able to follow up with you directly via email, telephone, postal mail or other means, at their sole discretion.
In addition, as described above, StudyinBritain.com utilizes passive information to learn more about how you interact with our site. This passive information may be combined with your other information for purposes such as testing and improving your experience at our site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content partners. This aggregate passive information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
Thank You Emails – When you send an Enquiry to a school, college or university, we may send you an automated email thanking you for your Enquiry and including for your convenience the information we sent and to whom it was sent. This information will be sent to the email address contained in the original Enquiry, and will be sent one time only as a courtesy to help you throughout your research process.
Optional Information - At various other points during your visit to StudyinBritain.com, you may be asked to provide information about yourself. For example, you may wish to participate in a survey or a contest, or apply to a scholarship. Participation in surveys, contests or scholarships or the use of other services of StudyinBritain.com, its affiliated sites or its marketing partners which require the input of additional information is completely voluntary on your part, and you have the choice about whether to disclose the information necessary to use these features of such site. Contact information will be used to process entries, send promotional material, notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving use of and satisfaction with the StudyinBritain.com site. StudyinBritain.com may also conduct surveys on behalf of school, colleges, universities and other parties in order to provide them marketing and business information; provided, however, that none of your personally identifiable information will be shared as part of such surveys without your consent.
Please be sure to consult the official rules of any contest or sweepstakes you enter on StudyinBritain.com as specific data collection and usage practices may vary by contest or sweepstakes.
3. Sharing of Information
Sharing Information with Colleges, Universities and other Organizations - If you give your permission to allow third parties to contact you by filling out a Request for Catalogue or Brochure, personal information about you (such as your contact information and other information collected during your visit to StudyinBritain.com) may be shared with schools, colleges, universities and other organizations you authorize. While we take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of this information en route to the receiving party, we cannot guarantee that your information is not intercepted in transit. Likewise, once we turn over your information to a school, college or university, we cannot control the manner in which they use this information, or even if they will use the information to respond to your Enquiry at all.
Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your personal information, we reserve the right to share aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners and university and college users. Such aggregate information will not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
Disclosure to Law Enforcement and Similar Disclosures - StudyinBritain.com reserves the right to release personal information if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.
Sale or Merger - In the event that StudyinBritain.com sells, assigns or transfers some or all of its business to a successor or acquirer, StudyinBritain.com may sell, assign or transfer all of your information, regardless of your opt status, to such successor or acquirer.
StudyinBritain.com has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorised alteration of the information you provide to us or that we collect. StudyinBritain.com helps protect personally identifiable information by utilising both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the servers where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, are bound by confidentiality and our security procedures are reviewed and revised periodically.
If you have any questions about security issues at our site, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to answer your questions.
5. Other Provisions
Choice/Opt-out - StudyinBritain.com users are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their personally identifiable information used for purposes not directly related to our site. You may opt-out from receiving specified types of communications from StudyinBritain.com by clicking here. StudyinBritain.com will only communicate with you according to your instructions. If you have any questions relating to opting-out, please contact us at email@example.com, and we will try to answer your questions.
Your privacy is important to StudyinBritain.com. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may contact us at:
Privacy at StudyinBritain.com
c/o Cappex.com, LLC
600 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States of America
Last Updated: September 27, 2007