“Personal Information” is any information that we can reasonably use to identify you, such as:
- Contact details,
- Demographic Information
- Educational history
- Reference letters
- Other relevant information as part of the application package.
Collection of Personal Information
We and our service providers collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:
- Through the Services
- From you during your course of study or period of enrollment.
- We collect Personal Information offline, for example, when you apply for admission, fill out education or career forms, apply for a student ID card, or contact our call center.
- From Other Sources
- We receive your Personal Information from other sources, for example:
- our affiliates, partners and services providers;
- private and publically available databases;
- application references and/or recommendation writers; and
- other educational institutions.
- If you connect your social media account to your Services account, you will share certain Personal Information from your social media account with us, for example, your name, email address, photo, list of social media contacts, and any other information that may be or you make accessible to us when you connect your social media account to your Services account.
Use of Personal Information
DreamStudy uses information collected from its users for a number of interdependent purposes in support of its mission, including providing services, supporting academic integrity, and providing safety and security services to the users. Among these purposes are also monitoring, preserving, and enhancing the functioning, and integrity of DreamStudy’s information technologies. DreamStudy may also use information for analysis and statistical purposes in line with DreamStudy’s Mission.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may share your data with third parties who provide services on our behalf, among which are those who help us to operate our website. All our third-party service providers are requested to take security measures to protect your personal information according to our policies. We do not permit them to use your data for their own purposes. We allow them to process your data only for specified purposes in accordance with our instructions.
When sharing your with third parties is necessary, we will seek to share the minimum amount possible.
“Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity.
“Other Information” includes cookies, web beacons, or log files to automatically track web browser patterns.
The information generated by the cookies includes your IP address, and this information is transmitted to and stored by the services.
The information may be shared with third-parties when required by law, or when such third parties process the information on Google’s or a similar service’s behalf.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data in this manner and for the purposes set out above.
We seek to use all reasonable measures to protect your personal information within our organization. We only keep your personal information for as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was collected or as otherwise required by law. If we no longer need to hold your personal information for any reason, we will take reasonable steps to de-identify or destroy that information. These steps may vary depending on the nature of the information, the way it was collected and how it was stored.
CHOICES AND ACCESS
How you can access, change or delete your Personal Information
Every user, or their authorised representative, has the right to ask for a copy of the personal information DreamStudy holds about them, or to request to correct their personal information. To make such requests please write to us at the Contact Us address below.
In your request, please make clear what Personal Information you would like to have changed. For your protection, we will only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
We retain Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in accordance with the purposes for which it was obtained and consistent with applicable law.
Our retention periods include:
- The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide the services to you;
- Whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject;
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements regarding goods and services that may be of interest to you when you access and use the Services and other websites or online services.
These companies place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. They also use these technologies, along with information they collect about your online use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile phone and a laptop. If you would like more information regarding this practice, and to learn how to opt out of it, please contact us.
USE OF SERVICES BY MINORS
DreamStudy does not knowingly collect personal information from children or minors as defined by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The collection and use of personal information from children or minors for other purposes is subject to supplemental and more specific notification or consent terms.
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