However, such adherence to laws of the foregoing European laws would not mean (for the sake of construing jurisdiction or otherwise) that we accede to any other law other than the laws sanctioned by the Government of India.
This policy is effective as of 9th September 2021
How do we collect your Personal Data?
We may collect and process your information whether or not on our behalf or on behalf of educational institutions or even for our partner affiliates and partner ancillary services in the following manner-
Forms of Identification
We may record your name, email address, gender, date of birth, nationality, country of residence, education history, achievements, or language test scores. If you opt to use our Skill Matcher tool or ForeignAdmits application, we may also record your work experience and funding situation.
Your contact details may include your address, telephone number, and email address. When you create a personal account or register for a service, we may also record your sign-in details and other information you provide when you create your personal account or fill in a registration form.
How we communicate with you
When you send us an email or chat with us online (through our chatbot or otherwise) or via social media, we save and store your correspondence with us for future reference and for training purposes. We at ForeignAdmits need to do that for our constant growth and for providing quality services in the future.
What information do we collect when you browse or visit or use our website?
- When you visit our Website or use our services, we may register your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring website, web-browsing behaviour.
- We may receive an automatic notification when you open (or open a link from) a newsletter.
- Information in relation to social media
Information you choose to share with us
You may also choose to share information with us. For example, when you leave a comment for us on Facebook, fill out a survey, submit a contact or application form, leave a review or submit an entry for a contest or scholarship, you have opted to share personal information with us.
Cookies and similar technologies
How we collect your data
We collect personal information in a number of ways. Information is obtained, for example, when you visit our Website, register on our Website, communicate with us via social media, or subscribe to our newsletter.
We may also receive personal information from associated educational institutions, subsidiaries, partners, or other service providers.
We collect some information by accessing your publicly available data, such as your Facebook or LinkedIn public profile.
Purposes of processing your data
We process personal information for the following purposes:
- Providing services to you
We process personal data to provide our services. For example, personal data is processed in the following manner -
- Based on the country or field of study that you choose, we can send you programme recommendations that we believe will best match your profile.
- To make your user experience easier and more effective, we may assess how you use our services, and combine this data with information collected via your personal account, registration details, cookies, and similar technologies. This combination enables us to, for example, optimize our search algorithms, assess your admission chance or match with particular education opportunities.
- You can contact education institutes through our Website, by means of an electronic form. By sending an inquiry, you also create your own user account, enabling you to view the inquiries you sent.
For these purposes, we process the following personal data: name, digital contact details, demographic information, shortlisted programmes, disciplines and countries of interest, funding situation, preferred start period, previous education information, work experience.
We are allowed to process personal data for these purposes for pursuing its own legitimate interest or those of the educational institutions; with the legitimate interest being to allow us to provide the best service it is able to, in order to align you with the educational institutions of your choice.
To communicate better with you
We process contact details to communicate with you, answer your questions, or handle your complaints. This applies to both students and (potential) clients/customers/partners.
For this purpose, we process the following personal data: communication history, name, digital contact details, message. For (potential) clients, the following data is also processed: phone number, employer, country.
We are allowed to process personal data for this purpose to pursue its own legitimate interests or those of the educational institutions; with the legitimate interest being ForeignAdmits’ ability to communicate with you for providing the best service it can to align you with the educational institutions, scholarship providers, test providers and other service providers of your choice. Especially, the legitimate interest services are that we, or an educational institution or other service provider concerned can respond in an effective and timely manner to any questions or complaints you might have.
For processing student applications for specific universities
We process personal information to enable students to apply for specific universities through us rather than through the university website. For this processing of your personal data information, we will act as a mere processor processing your information on behalf of the educational institution concerned.
For this purpose, we process the following personal data on behalf of the educational institution: name, digital contact details, analogue contact details, passport, educational transcripts, CV, various credentials (e.g. English language proficiency), demographic information, shortlisted programmes, disciplines and countries of interest, funding situation, preferred start period, previous education information, work experience.
We are allowed to process personal data for this purpose because it is necessary for pursuing the legitimate interests of the educational institutions; with the legitimate interest being our ability to communicate with you for providing the best service it can to align you with the educational institutions of your choice.
Allowing you to provide reviews
We process personal information when you leave a review about a specific educational institution or a specific program.
For those purposes, we process the following personal data (whether or not by means of a rating): programme, educational institution, personal life and overall experience with respect to the educational institute and its location. We will then expose your overall rating of the institution, which will appear on our portals along with any extra comments you have made.
Please note that any written reviews may be checked by us before exposing, automatically or manually, because we want to make sure only high-quality reviews are being exposed. We only remove reviews in the following situations:
- In case we or any other organisation or institution can prove that the concerned reviewer did not study at the reviewed institution or program.
- When the review includes abusive language, swearing, discriminatory remarks, threatening, or personal political, sexual, religious, and ethical viewpoints.
- When the review promotes illegal or commercial activities.
- In case the review is written by a reviewer 5 or more years after they have studied at the institution.
- When reviews are not the personal experience or opinion of the respondent.
- If reviews repeatedly address fellow reviewers on a personal level.
- If reviews are exposed in a repeatedly disturbing way.
- If it includes contact details like phone numbers, addresses or links to other websites.
- If reviewers pretend to be another person or organisation than themselves.
- If we suspect that a review isn’t genuine; for example, might be used to target a competitor.
- If a review contains content that violates the rights of another person or an organisation, intellectual property rights, and privacy rights.
- Reviews entered by the threat of extortion.
- If a review doesn’t contain information about the university or programme in detail.
- If you come across a review that includes any of the above, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are allowed to process personal data for these purposes because this is necessary for pursuing its legitimate interest or that of the educational institutions. These legitimate interests being that student reviews have been found to be extremely helpful when aligning potential students with the best fitted educational institution or programme which is the core of our services.
For statistical research
We process personal information for the development and optimisation of our services. We use automatic tools to perform statistical research into general trends. We broadly examine how our users behave towards our services, as well as the preferences our users set. Statistical research helps us develop better services and offerings, allowing us to improve the design and content of our Website. We can also advise higher education institutions on how they can better serve you.
For this purpose, we process the following personal data: name, digital contact details, demographic information, shortlisted programmes, disciplines and countries of interest, funding situation, preferred start period, previous education information, work experience, IP address, cookies and comparable services, browser data, device specifications, referring website, browsing behaviour and website interactions, social media likes. We may also combine such aggregated data with information we receive from our subsidiaries, educational institutions, or public sources.
We are allowed to process personal data for this purpose because we have a legitimate interest in developing and optimising our services. You can object to this processing on the basis of your particular situation at email@example.com.
For Direct Marketing Purposes
We process personal information for (direct) marketing purposes. This means we may use your personal information to send you newsletters, promotions, or other marketing communications. We use the results of our analysis to tailor our marketing communications to your specific interests and preferences. For example, if our analysis shows that you may be interested in certain types of programmes or a specific country, we may customize our newsletter and Website with content that is relevant to you. We may use different channels for our marketing communications, such as email, social media, and your personal phone number that you have voluntarily shared with us.
For this purpose, we process the following personal data: name, digital contact details, demographic information, shortlisted programmes, disciplines and countries of interest, funding situation, preferred start period, previous education information, work experience, IP address, cookies and comparable services, browser, device specifications, referring website, browsing behaviour and website interactions, social media likes.
We may also combine such aggregated data with information we receive from our subsidiaries, educational institutions, or public sources/domains.
We are allowed to process personal data for this purpose because you gave consent or because we have a legitimate interest. The consent can be withdrawn at any moment, and you can object at any moment to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes when such processing is based on our or the educational institutions’ legitimate interests. The withdrawal of consent or exercise of your right to object does not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the moment of withdrawal or exercise of the right to object.
You may object or revoke your consent for receiving marketing communications at any time, by following the instructions in the relevant marketing communication or by sending an email to - firstname.lastname@example.org
To initiate and evaluate business relationships
Your personal data will be processed for entering into agreements and the performance thereof to the point of commercial services and the managing of the business relations which emerge from them, including the performance of activities aimed at the expansion of our client database.
Disclosing or sharing data with third parties
We reserve the right to release personal information without your consent or without consulting you, when we deem it necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to enforce our terms and conditions, to protect the security of this Website, or to prevent fraud.
Other institutions or businesses
You can contact education institutes through our Website, by means of an electronic form. The details in your inquiry will then be shared with the institute you are trying to contact.
Our Website contains links to third-party websites. If you follow these links, you will exit our Website. This Policy does not apply to third-party websites. We do not and cannot accept liability for the ways in which these third-party websites use your personal data. You use these websites at your own risk. For more information on how these third parties treat your personal information, please check their respective privacy policies (if available).
We may send your personal data to countries outside of your country of residence. This might occur in the course of sharing information with educational institutions or our subsidiaries, with whom we have explicit agreements with how they can or cannot use the data. In most cases, these agreements will be in the form of a written and signed Data Processing Agreement. Some of these countries may not have an adequate level of personal data protection compared to the level of protection provided in your own country. We do not systematically store your information outside India and do not transfer your data outside of India without either your consent or after ensuring adequate safeguards that allow the safe transfer of your personal information.
If you contact, apply to, or enrol at, an education institution through us that is located in any foreign country, your data will necessarily be transferred to that country.
Security and Retention of Personal Information
We take the safeguarding of your information very seriously. We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss or unlawful use. These measures include but are not limited to: facilities protected by appropriate security measures, encryption of devices, version tracking and access to our databases is limited to key personnel and IP addresses and use of it is logged. Personally identifiable information and account activity are also protected through the use of usernames and passwords. In order to help maintain the security of your information, you should protect the confidentiality of your username and password from your end.
Your personal data will be retained for as long as required for the purposes described in this Policy, or insofar as is necessary to comply with our contractual or statutory obligations, and to solve any disputes. In most cases, your personal data will be retained for six (06) months after your last activity, or until your deletion request is received by us at our mail - email@example.com. We retain your data for that period to optimize our services to you throughout your admission process, which statistical research has shown to usually span a period of not more than six (06) months.
You can request access to or a copy of your personal data collected by us. You may also request the rectification and removal of personal data or the restriction of the processing of your personal data if there is a reason for doing so. You also have the right to data portability. You also have the right to object to processing on grounds relating to your particular situation or against the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
To exercise your right(s), please send your written request, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at,ForeignAdmits,
Address - Hub and Oak, E-14, LGF, Defence Colony, Near Hyundai Showroom, Defence Colony, Delhi - 110024
In order to ensure that the request you are submitting on your behalf is legitimate, in some cases, it may be necessary for us to obtain further proof of identity either in person or via webcam. This is only necessary in those cases where we have doubts about the identity of the person submitting the request.
Modifications to this Policy
Questions or complaints
If you have any questions or complaints about the processing of your personal data, please send an email to us at - email@example.com. We will be happy to assist you.
Websites use techniques that increase user-friendliness and make the websites as interesting as possible for each visitor. The best-known examples of such techniques are cookies and scripts. (hereinafter referred to as ‘cookies’). Cookies may be used by website owners or by third parties – advertisers, for example – who communicate via the website you visit.
We think it is important that you know which cookies our Website uses and for which purposes they are used. We want to guarantee your privacy and user-friendliness as much as possible.
Continue reading this as we explain about the cookies that are used by and through our Website and for which purposes.
- To make sure the Website functions properly
- To measure usage of the Website
- To display advertisements on our Website and on others’ Websites
- To measure the relevance of our information and your interest in the educational offers
Cookies to measure usage of the Website
The information we collect in this way is used to compile statistics. These statistics give us insight into how often our web page is visited, where exactly visitors spend most of their time, and so on. This enables us to make the structure, navigation and content of the Website as user-friendly as possible for you. The statistics and other reports are not traced back to persons unless they register on the Website.
Google Analytics: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Cookies for the display of advertisements
These cookies are used by advertising networks that act as intermediaries between us and advertisers. They are used to show relevant, personalised advertisements or offers through every type of medium (e.g. e-mail, social media, banner ads) based on your behaviour on our Website. They are also used for remarketing advertisements.
These cookies are used to:
- Show relevant, personalised advertisements or offers through every type of medium (e.g. e-mail, social media, banner ads) based on your behaviour on our Website and other websites.
- Limit the number of times each advertisement is displayed.
- Measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.
- Make a link to social media, so that you can be recognised when you wish to use social media through our Website.
For the cookies that our third parties place for advertising purposes, we refer to the statements that these third parties provide on their own websites; see below. Please note that these statements are subject to change on a regular basis. We have no influence over this.
DoubleClick (Google): https://www.google.com/intl/nl/policies/privacy/
Google AdWords Conversion (Google): https://policies.google.com/privacy
Due to the way the internet and websites work, we may not always have insight into the cookies that are placed by third parties via our Website. This is particularly the case if our web pages contain so-called embedded elements; these are texts, documents, images or films that are stored with another party, but which are shown on, in or via our Website.
If you encounter cookies on this Website that fall into this category and which we have not mentioned above, please let us know. Or contact the third party directly and ask which cookies they have placed, what the reason is, what the lifespan of the cookie is and how they have safeguarded your privacy.
If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before cookies are placed. You can also change the settings in such a way that your browser rejects all cookies or only the cookies of third parties. You can also delete cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you will need to change the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.
Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we will no longer be able to guarantee that our Website is working properly. It is possible that some functions of the Website are lost or even that you can’t see certain websites at all. In addition, the refusal of cookies does not mean that you will no longer see any advertisements. The ads will no longer be tailored to your interests and maybe repeated more often.
How to adjust your settings varies from browser to browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser.
We will have to amend these statements from time to time, for example, because our Website or the rules surrounding cookies change. We may change the content of the statements and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without prior warning. You can consult this web page for the latest version.
If you have any questions or remarks, please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org