Dear member of ABS Community,
ABS is making some changes to ensure that you are fully informed about the data we collect about you, why we collect that data and how you can control it.
By doing this, we make sure to continue complying with the RGPD, the new EU data protection legislation that will be applied on May 25, 2018.
- Changes to make the policy more clear and concise
- A summary of the data that is collected when you register or pay a visit
- Details about how we and our partners use this data
- Information on how you can access and control your data
We have made revisions to our policy, effective 25th May 2018, to reflect the best practices as outlined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and we seek to comply fully with all the conditions therein for both members and visitors.
This policy covers the following areas:
- Information we may collect from you
- How we use the data collected
- How to access and control your data
- Important privacy info
- Specific services
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
ABS captures various elements of information as you register and browse the site, this information may include:
Personal information for registration: If you register to become a member of ABS you will provide information that we will help keep unique and private – this may include name, email address, phone number, age and country. You may also provide additional information about your learning stage and interests. This information is used to send your new information about us and our programs and activities.
Details of your visits to ABS´s website: We will also capture information about your visit from your browser. This may include IP address and device type. This information is used to present you with a more relevant experience based on your location and for diagnostic purposes. Information is also passed on to Google Analytics for our reporting purposes. All information passed to Google Analytics is on an anonymous basis and is non-identifiable. This is statistical data about your use of our Service and does not identify you or any individual.
HOW WE USE THE DATA COLLECTED
Providing the ABS service
Details provided when you register with us, you allow us to use your information to be contacted for our member of the ABS ´s staff or share this information with our agents to keep the follow up in your application process.
When you sign up we also ask you for information about your learning level and subjects / interests. This allows us to make suggestions of learning material that we think may be of interest to you.
We also will track general usage (not identifiable) and performance statistics to allow us to the make improvements and introduce new features to the platform.
We will use the email address provided to us to communicate a number of product messages regarding the platform in general and more specific notifications regarding areas of interest to you. By signing up to ABS you agree to allow ABS to send emails to the email address that you have provided either on Facebook Ads, Social Media Channels, Direct messages or by applying online direct on ABS ´s website.
If you want to remove yourself from the contact list, you must send an email to email@example.com with the word “unsubscribe” and you will no longer receive emails
The most important source of our user’s information is received by our advertising in several digital platforms. Information shared on ABSWe may use data we collect through our interactions with you to keep building our data base uniquely to send information about academic programs to the students interested and the respective agents working in each country for the same purpose.
Information based on cookies:
The ads that you see may also be selected based on other information learned about you over time through your cookies. Cookies using demographic data, location data, search queries, interests and favourites, usage data from our products and sites, as well as the sites and apps of our advertisers and partners. These ads are referred to as "interest-based advertising" in this statement. If you opt out of receiving interest-based advertising, data associated with these cookies will not be used.
Data collected by other advertising companies:
ABS use ad companies to deliver advertisements to our website. These third-parties may place cookies on your device and collect data about your online activities across websites or online services. These companies currently include, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may find more information about each company’s practices, including the choices that it offers on their website. Many of them are also members of the NAI or DAA, which each providing a simple way to opt out of ad targeting from participating companies.
Children and advertising:
Our site is not intended for use by users aged 15 or under, and no advertising is targeted at this age group. The advertising is required from 18 or above.
HOW TO ACCESS AND CONTROL YOUR DATA
Accessing your data processed by ABS You can request a file with all personally identifiable information relating to you that has been processed by ABS To do this, email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting your information. You will receive a response from us within 30 days. You will receive an email with all the information that has been collected and processed by us.
Controlling communication preferences
All communication preferences can be controlled by you, so that you only get notified of the elements that are important to you. If you no longer want to receive information about ABS , send an email to email@example.com with the word “unsubscribe” and we will remove your information from the data base.
Our Service uses "cookies" to distinguish you from other users of our Service and to anonymously track visiting and browsing patterns. Cookies are used by most website operators to support website functionality. A cookie is a small text file implanted on the hard disk of your computer when you visit the site. Cookies can contain information about the user, such as your name, address, e-mail details and your user preferences. While cookies and the information they obtain may not identify a living individual on their own, they may be able to do so in combination with other information held by us or a third party. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Service and also allows us to improve our site.
Some of our pages include social media cookies, including those that enable users who are logged in to the social media service to share content via that service.
How to control cookies
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but provide controls that allow you to block or delete them. Details on how to block or delete cookies will vary depending on the browser being used, but instructions should be available in each browser's privacy or help documentation.
IMPORTANT PRIVACY INFO
Your rights as the data subject ABS adheres to applicable data protection laws in the European Economic Area which, if applicable, affords you, the data subject, the following rights:
- If the processing of personal data is based on your consent, you have a rightto withdraw consent at any time for future processing;
- You have a right to request from us, a “data controller” as defined in the law,access to and rectification of your personal data;
- You have a right to object to the processing of your personal data
Where we store dataThe data that we collect from you will not be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area which consists of the European Union, Norway and Iceland ("EEA"), unless it is required to be processed by a third-party partner. In the instance that information is transferred outside of the EEA, it will only be done so with partners that are fully compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Thus, ensuring that your data is kept safe.
Security of data At ABS we are committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. User data is stored on secure cloud infrastructure with access, with access limited to only those employees who require that access to fulfil their function.
If a member requests account cancellation, then data will be cancelled on confirmation of the request. There are some cases that ABS can held information about student applications in case there is a pending procedure like payments or refunds.
Our services and products are not targeted at children under thirteen (13) years of age. We do not advertise our products to people under 15, but we can hold information with previous authorization of the legal tutor of the same.
If you have a privacy concern, complaint or a question from ABS team please email firstname.lastname@example.org We will respond to questions or concerns within 30 days.
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