Effective Date: May 25, 2018
If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your Personal Information, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information from persons under the age of 18
If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for StudyUSA or provide any Personally Identifiable Information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personally Identifiable Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
What You Agree to by Using Our Site
What Information We Collect
Partner sites. Partner may collect nonfinancial individual level user data regarding the individual’s use of that partner site while engaged with such related activities, and the partner sites may share that data with StudyUSA for the purpose of improving StudyUSA’s services, the partner site’s services, and the individual’s Site experience. This data includes information such as the amount of time spent on the partner site and pages viewed.
How We Use the Information
Personally Identifiable Information provided directly by you. We collect Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to us when you register for an account, update or change information for your account, sign-up for email updates, send us email messages, and/or use other services on our Site. We may use the Personally Identifiable Information that you provide to respond to your questions, send you updates, and send you email messages about Site maintenance or updates.
Communications with StudyUSA. StudyUSA may offer you the ability to receive updates either via email or by posting on portions of the Site only accessible to registered users. To subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the messages in connection with the Site. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you, where we are legally entitled to do so.
Information relating to your use of our Site. We use information relating to your use of the Site to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Site. We may also use this information to ensure the security of our services and the Site.
Identity Verification. For services that require identity verification, we use the Personally Identifiable Information that we collect for verifying your identity, and for authenticating that submissions made on the Site were made by you. This service may be provided through a third-party identity verification vendor.
Communications with Study in the USA Business Partners. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with school partners and other business partners of StudyUSA so that these partners may share information about their products and services that may be of interest to you where we are legally entitled to do so. Different schools and services have different methods of following up with student information requests. Some will send brochures in the mail, while others will reply via email or try to contact individuals by telephone. By using our service to request information from schools or services, you are giving permission to the schools or services (or their partners or vendors) to contact you, using the method of their choice, to fulfill your information request.
Links to other websites. Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. 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. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Retention of Personally Identifiable Information. We keep your Personally Identifiable Information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which the Personally Identifiable Information is processed. The length of time we retain Personally Identifiable Information for depends on the purposes for which we collect and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws and to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
Confidentiality & Security of Personally Identifiable Information
Updating or Deleting Your Personally Identifiable Information
You have certain rights in relation to your Personally Identifiable Information. You can access your Personally Identifiable Information and confirm that it remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners by logging into the Site and visiting your Student page.
If you would like further information in relation to your rights or would like to exercise any of them, you may also contact us via email@example.com. If you reside or are located in the EEA, you have the right to request that we:
- provide access to any Personally Identifiable Information we hold about you;
- prevent the processing of your Personally Identifiable Information for direct-marketing purposes;
- update any Personally Identifiable Information which is out of date or incorrect;
- delete any Personally Identifiable Information which we are holding about you;
- restrict the way that we process your Personally Identifiable Information;
- provide your Personally Identifiable Information to a third-party provider of services; or
- provide you with a copy of any Personally Identifiable Information which we hold about you.
We try to answer every email promptly where possible and provide our response within the time period stated by applicable law. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your Personally Identifiable Information. Please also note that certain Personally Identifiable Information may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your Personally Identifiable Information to comply with a legal obligation. When you email us with a request, we may ask that you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity.
How to Contact Us
If you have any privacy-related questions, suggestions, or unresolved problems, you may contact us by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
Study in the USA, Inc.
100 S King St #425
Seattle, WA 98104