Connect2Students Ltd ("we" or “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Please read this Policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it – by accessing or browsing the connect2students.com website, app or network (the "Services"), you are accepting that you have read, understood and agree to this Policy in its entirety. If you do not agree with any aspect of this Policy, you must not use the Services.
Updates or revisions to this Policy may be made at any time, please check back regularly to keep informed of updates.
Who Are We?
The Services are made available to you by Connect2Students Ltd of Bedford House, 79 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, England, BN2 1AJ, which entity is also the data controller.
We respect your right to privacy and will only process personal data you provide to us in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and other applicable privacy laws (“the Regulations”).
If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use personal data, or if you have any other privacy-related questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Age Requirement
We do not and will not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may not use the Services.
The Personal Data We Collect About You
When you access and browse the Services (including when you submit personal data to us through data entry fields on the Services), we may collect the following information from you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site connect2students.com (“our site”) or our apps (“our apps”) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our Services, search for a connection, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site and when you report a problem with our site.
The information you give us may include your:
Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or any other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
We may also collect anonymised details about visitors to our site or users of our Services for the purposes of aggregate statistics or reporting purposes. However, no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymised details that we collect for these purposes.
Protecting Your Identity
We take your privacy seriously so advise you when using the Services not to post any information or images on your profile that may personally identify you to non-registered users of the Services, and only disclose such information to registered users when you believe it is safe and explicitly wish to do so. We will release your first name (as per your profile) to our appointed Student Ambassadors if you used to a voucher code when you first registered. This is to allow them to know which student has responded to their specific promotion. No other information will be given to the Student Ambassadors.
Disclosure Of Your Information
We may share your personal information with any member of our group or:
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
Uses Made Of Your Information
We may collect, store and use your personal data listed above for the following purposes:
Information you give to us. We will use this information:
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
Other than as set out in this Policy, we will not disclose, sell or rent your personal data to any third party unless you have consented to this. If you do consent but later change your mind, you may contact us and we will cease any such activity. We will comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) with regards to handling and storing the data will collect.
We may also disclose your personal data in the context of investigating or reporting any issue arising in connection with activity by you or content supplied or purporting to be supplied by you, to you or on your behalf that we reasonably believe could be unlawful or otherwise in breach of our terms of service.
We do not store credit or debit card details nor do we share customer financial details with any 3rd parties.
Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
Where We Store Your Personal Data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
How long we keep your data
Your data will be kept for as long as we believe you are a genuine student and continue to use the site/app. Your data and all information kept on you will be fully deleted under the following circumstances:
Your Rights Under this Policy
You have the following rights:
1 the right to ask us to provide you with copies of personal data that we hold about you at any time, subject to a fee specified by law (currently £10);
2 the right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you free of charge; and
3 the right to opt out of any marketing communications that we may send you.
We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by:
a) not ticking the box when you first register that states "I permit selected third parties to provide me with informaiton about scholarships, courses, employment opportunities, goods, services or opportunities to potentially earn income through surveys and questionnaires"
b) if you have ticked the box outlined in point a) above when your first registered you can go to the "Preferences" section after logging into your profile and unticking the "Permit" box.
c) contacting us at email@example.com.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can also find out how to disable Flash cookies at Adobe.com - see www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details.
Third Party Sites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates over which we have no control. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.
Right To Amend These Terms
At any time we may revise these privacy terms by posting changes on the site. Your continued use of the Services after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the changed terms. If you choose not to accept the changed terms and are a paid full member we will upon written request return a fair proportion of your membership fee related to the time left unexpired.
Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our Policy.
Date of Last Revision: 20 September 2018