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Mission Study Abroad - Privacy Policy 
 

Definitions and Interpretation

The policy includes different terms with different meanings. Some of those terms are as follows.

Account

This term reflects that it is important for an account to access some areas and features of the site.

Cookie

A cookie is considered a small text file on the devices of the visitors by the site when they wish to visit specific parts of the site. A cookie is also placed on the computer or devices of the visitors when they wish to use specific features of the site. Below part 14 is given which reflects all the details of the cookies used by our site.

Cookie Law

Cookie law includes different parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

 

 

 

What is Personal Data?

General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) has defined personal data. According to this regulation, personal data is all types of information relevant to an identifiable individual who can be identified in particular by reference to an identifier.

It is also considered a piece of information that could enable you to be identified. In personal data, different types of information are covered including the name and contact details of the visitor. Sometimes less obvious information of the visitors is also covered in personal data including electronic location data, other online identifiers, and identification numbers.

What Data Do We Collect?

For our site, we also collect some personal and non-personal data (the details of cookies and similar technologies are provided in Part 14). Some of the data we collect for our site is given below.

o   Name of the visitor

o   Birth date

o   Gender of the visitor

o   Address

o   Contact Number

o   Job title

o   Email address

o   Preferences

o   Profession

 

How Long Will We Keep your Personal Data?

For the personal data of different people, the time of data keeping is different. The personal data of the student will be kept until their whole admission procedure for Bachelor or Master will complete. It could take one or more admission cycles. It could also be kept until specific information is given to us regarding their data maintenance.

The data will be kept until it is needed. When there will be no use of data, the students will be ensured that their data is securely destroyed based on Company Data Retention Schedules and Personal Data Destruction Procedure.

 

How Do We Use your Data?

The site needs to have a lawful basis for using the personal data of visitors based on the General Data Protection Regulation. It is because personal data is compulsory for accessing the performance. After all, you are willing to use our data. It could have another reason for legitimate business benefits of using personal information. There could be different reasons for using your personal data. Some of those reasons are given below.

o   For ensuring your easy access to our site.

o   For ensuring the supply of our products and services to you. It will require your personal details so that a contract could be made with you.

o   The use of personal data is helpful for effective communication with you. Communicating means timely responding to your emails and calls.

o   Your personal information is needed to analyse your use of our site. It will help in gathering feedback from you to make improvements to the site and your experience.

o   It is required for the provision and management of your account.

o   A tailored user experience could be provided to you by using your personal information.

o   Tailored products and services could be provided to you through it.

o   It is helpful in providing the information via email or post to unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe button.

Your personal data could be used for marketing reasons if it is permitted by you and by law. It may include using data for contacting you via email or telephone or post information with different offers on the products or services. All types of spam or unlawful marketing will be avoided so that you and your rights should be protected and complied with General Data Protection Regulation and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

On our site, there could be a third party whose content will also appear on the site by using third-party cookies. The detail of third-party cookies is also given in part 14. The activities of third parties will not be controlled. The data they use or collect is also not under control. It is advised to you check the privacy policies set for third parties. For profiling and decision-making, some automated systems are used. There would be an option of human intervention which could be used for any type of question or query. Human intervention reflects the action of someone rather than relying only on automated methods. It is permitted by General Data Protection Regulation. Its detail is given in part 15.

 

What are your Rights?

General Data Protection Regulation has given the detail about your rights. We will work to upload all those rights. Some of those permitted rights by GDPR are given below.

o   It is your right to access the personal data we are holding about you. Its detail is given in part 13.

o   It is your right to use part 15 for contacting us. You have the right to be forgotten and you could ask us for deleting the personal data we have with us.

o   You have the right to object if we use your personal data for specific purposes.

o   You have the right to make automated decisions and profiles. It will result in making your own decisions and restricting the use of your personal data for us.

o   It is your right to get informed about the use of your data. In this regard, the privacy policy will provide complete detail. Apart from these, you can also ask some other questions which detail is given in part 15.

o   You can have the right to data rectification. In this regard, you can contact us using the information provided in part 15.

o   You can restrict us from using your personal data.

o   You have the right to data portability as you can ask for a copy of the data we are using to reuse with some other services.

More information about using your data could also be provided. For it, you can easily contact us by using the information given in part 15.

Information Commissioner’s Office or Local Citizens Advice Bureau could also help you in providing further information about your rights.

If you are having any issues or complaints with the use of your personal data, there is an option to drop a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

What Does This Policy Cover?

This privacy policy is only applicable when you use our site. There would be links for other websites too on our site. It is not under our control how your personal data is collected, stored and used by other websites. Therefore, it is advised to read the privacy policies of other websites too before giving them your personal data.

 

How and Where Do We Store or Transfer your Personal Data?

Your data will be stored and transferred in the UK which reflects that it will be protected under the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation.

OR

Your data will be stored and transferred within the European Economic Area. This area includes all the member states of the European Union. It will also include the states of Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein. The data within European Economic Area reflects that your data will be protected under the guidelines and standards of the General Data Protection Regulation.

OR

We can provide and transfer your data to some countries. These countries will be known as third countries. These countries could not have any data protection laws such as within the UK or European Economic Area. In this regard, some additional steps will be taken for ensuring the safety and security of your personal data just like in the UK and European Economic Area. For it, the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation will be followed.

We have the right to share our personal data with the companies we are connected. For providing the information to such companies, the data protection rules and regulations will be strongly followed. We will ensure you the protection of your personal data by the groups and companies. The groups and companies will also follow the same rules of using your personal data. Thus, these rules are named Binding Corporate Rules. European Commission is responsible for providing you with complete information on Binding Corporate Rules.

OR

Part 10 reflects that we have the right to share your personal data with external third parties. These external third parties will be outside the European Economic Area.

Your personal data will only be shared and transferred to those countries mentioned by European Commission which could provide personal data protection. European Commission is responsible for providing you with the complete information of it.

OR

European Commission approves some of our contracts with external third parties. Those contracts could be used for transferring your data to third countries. Third countries also ensure the safety and protection of your data under the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation. European Commission is responsible for providing you with the complete information of it.

AND/OR

Some countries from the US are also the part of EU-US Privacy Shield. If the data is transferred and shared with those countries, they will also provide data protection with similar standards and guidelines to the European States. European Commission is responsible for providing you with the complete information of it.

The details of part 15 could be used to contact us for more information regarding personal data protection while sharing the data with third parties or third countries.

 

Do we Share your Personal Data?

Without any solid reason, we will never share or transfer your data to third parties. Sometimes, we are required to share our personal data based on legal obligations. If we are involved in some legal proceedings, we will share your personal data. Your data will be shared or transferred according to the court orders. The instructions of authorities will be followed in this case.

OR

Your data could be used for some marketing reasons. The data could be shared with the companies holding the company or its subsidiaries.

We can do some contracts with the third parties for supplying some products and services. Therefore, we need to share your data. The contract with third parties includes payment processes, marketing, and delivery processes. It will require us to share your data with them.

If a third party will require your data, we will share it with them. After sharing your data, we will ensure its safety by taking different steps of data handling. Your rights will be protected in this case. It will be the obligation of a third party to provide protection and security to your data which is mentioned in part 9.

In case of sharing your data outside the European Economic Area, we will ensure its safety by taking different steps of data handling. Your personal data will be treated safely under the regulations set by General Data Protection Regulation. It is also well-explained in part 9.

Sometimes, we are required to share your data for legal purposes. If we are involved in some legal proceedings, we will share your personal data. Your data will be shared or transferred according to the court orders. The instructions of authorities will be followed in this case.

 

How Do We Use Cookies?

Our site is responsible for placing first-party cookies on your device which are placed by us. These first-party cookies are only be used by us. Cookies are helpful for making the user experience better for you. It is also helpful in improving the products and services. This site has chosen the cookies carefully for data privacy and protection. This site works for respecting your personal data.

Our site will also help you to receive third-party cookies on your device which will give you the knowledge and understanding of some other websites, products and services other than us. We are using third-party cookies for marketing reasons. Below the table is provided which will help you the detailed information about it. It is not necessary to accept these third-party cookies for using our site.

All the cookies are according to the current Cookie Law.

There will be a pop-up message on your device for knowing your consent of using the Cookies. You will be provided with the best services by knowing your preferences about the cookies because it will help us in knowing your tastes and preferences. You could refuse to accept the cookies which will provide you with the specified features of the site. There will be an option for you to choose only the first-party cookies. It will be an option to block the cookies from a third party.

With the acceptance and rejection of cookies, some features of this site are linked. There is a Cookie Law which describes that these cookies are strictly important. Below the table is provided for these cookies. Your acceptance is not important for placing these cookies but it is essential for the user to be aware of these cookies. The change in the browser’s setting could help you to block these cookies. If you block the cookies, we will not be able to perform efficiently. You are working to provide you with proper security and privacy by accepting those cookies.

On your devices, some first-party cookies could be placed which are given below.  

Strictly Necessary Cookies (Yes)

In this category, those cookies are included which are very important for operating the website. These cookies could be highly important for different functions such as logging in, shopping for something and making transactions or payments. All these functions are important and some cookies are linked with these functions, due to which it becomes important to strictly accept those cookies.

Analytics Cookies (Yes)

It reflects the evaluability of using the website by the users. These cookies are helpful in providing the understanding of different factors such as users’ navigation and use of some features around the sites. Most of the time, analytical cookies are sent when the third-party process collecting your data. It also includes data privacy and protection in some other ways.

Functionality Cookies (Yes)

Some websites provide functionality cookies for auditing. These are different from the strictly necessary cookies. If the following website is operating efficiently without accepting functionality cookies, it is not important to accept them.

Targeting Cookies (Yes)

Different websites work for knowing the preferences of visitors on the specific website for which they work to know how often visitors visit and which page they visit most of the time. It also requires knowing which other links they follow while visiting the specified website. Targeting cookies are important for you because these allow for a better understanding of users. These cookies are mostly used by third parties.

First-Party Cookies (Yes)

The cookies placed directly on the website are known as first-party cookies. It does not include the cookies placed by the third party. These cookies are important to accept.

 

Here some third-party cookies are mentioned which could be placed on your device.

Third-Party Cookies (Yes)

The cookies placed by third parties are known as third-party cookies. There could be different reasons for placing these cookies including advertising and analytics. The work that could not be undertaken in-house could be completed through these cookies.

Persistent Cookies (Yes)

It includes any type of cookies mentioned above. For these cookies, it is important to remain active on the device of the user for a specified period. These cookies become active when the user visits the site.

Session Cookies (Yes)

It includes any type of cookies mentioned above. These cookies are highly temporary. These cookies only become active when a user comes to a specific point on the website.

It is your choice to enable or disable the cookies in your internet browser as we provide you with complete control of it. There are some internet browsers which allow you to accept the cookies from the first party and block the cookies from the third party. Sometimes it becomes important to accept the cookies by default but these could be changed. The help menu in your internet browser could be effective for you to find out the solutions in this case.

On your internet browser, there is an option to delete the cookies at any time but it could result in losing the information to access the site quickly and easily.

It is very important for you to keep your operating system and browser updated. It is also important for you to consult the guidelines provided to you by the developer of your internet browser and the manufacturer of the device so that all the privacy settings could be adjusted easily.

OR

We can access the first-party cookies on your devices. The cookies placed directly on the website by us are known as first-party cookies. We have the right to use these cookies. Our site is responsible for placing first-party cookies on your device which are placed by us. Cookies are helpful for making the user experience better for you. It is also helpful in improving the products and services. Our site will also help you to receive third-party cookies on your device which will give you the knowledge and understanding of some other websites, products and services other than us. We are using third-party cookies for marketing reasons. Different analytical services are provided with the use of our site. It includes a set of tools for collecting and analysing usage statistics by improving the understanding of how people use our site. Our Cookie Policy will provide you with detailed information about it.

 

 

How Can You Access My Personal Data?

You have the right to ask us about the personal data we are having. For this purpose, you can ask us for a copy of the personal data we are having. This concept of asking for your personal data by you is known as a Subject Access Request.

You have the right of Subject Access Requests only in written form. It is important to send the written SAR to the email or address given in part 15. Here is a Subject Access Request Form that is available so that it could make it easy for you to ask for a copy of your personal data. You cannot use this form but it is given to tell you the requirements we are expecting to know for responding to your request.

This request does not charge any fee but in the case of manifestly unfounded such as repetitive requests will result in charging a fee so that administrative costs could be covered easily.

We will try to respond to your Subject Access Request within a month. It will never take more than a month after receiving it. It is our aim to provide you with a great response. We aim to provide you with a copy of the personal data we have in time. In case, if your request is complex, it will take more time. In this case, it could take the time of three months after receiving the request. The progress in your request will be made and you will be kept updated through it.

 

What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?

If we want to reduce or expand the business, we might lose control over our business completely or partially. The business control could be transferred in such a case. In case, if your provided personal data is required to be shared and transferred, the new owners or controlling party will be agreed to secure your personal data. Your data will be kept under the privacy policy set by the company. They will also use your data for the same purpose as it was collected for the first time.

If it will be required to share or transfer your data to the new owners or controllers, you will not be contacted and allowed to make changes. However, you will be given the option to delete your data or remove it from the new owners.

 

Can you Withhold Information?

You have the right to access a specific area of the site without giving your personal data. If you are wishing to use all the features of our site, it is important to submit your personal information. You must be allowed the site to collect certain data in such a case.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We have the right to change this policy at any time with the changes in laws and policies. It could also affect your data protection.

The changes in the site will be posted on it. It is recommended to you check this page on a regular basis to keep updated with the alterations.

 

How Do You Contact us?

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:

 

•       +44 7732279664

•       maria@missionstudyabroad.com

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