Last Updated: 11th August 2016
This policy applies to all users of Find My Study, including those using our website or related mobile applications. This policy should be read together with our terms and conditions.
At Find My Study we are serious about privacy. We realise it is important to treat personal information with care and for it to be managed appropriately. Our policy outlines how your information will be used and looked after, as well as following the rules outlined in the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.
Depending on either the type of user you are and which service you are using, we collect different kinds of information about you.
We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services. We will not collect any personal information about you without your consent. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities. Here is a list of examples:
We collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide a consistent experience with our Services. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:
We may receive and or collect information about you from our third-party partners which may include commercial partners and government agencies. This is used to enable you to have full access to our Services such as our Intern Portal, Expression of Interest, Living Reports or our Living Services. For example, Find My Study is partnered with many government agencies – so we might receive information about you from agencies such as Immigration New Zealand when trying to verify your account, this will be done with your permission.
We are able to deliver our Services, personalise content and make suggestions based off the information you provide. When we have location information, provided from you, we tailor our Services for you, such as showing you Living Services or Institutes near you.
Some examples are:
We use your information to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Services and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
We may use your information to connect you with institutes. Institutes are provided with your information only if you have expressed interest to study with them. The information provided allows us to provide better support for you and institutes. For example, it allows you to show an institute what you are interested in studying. An institute can then respond showing their interest, providing benefits for both users such as an easier enrolment process.
When using our website a cookie is placed on your device’s hard drive. Each time you visit Find My Study the cookie is read and updated. We use "cookies" as a fundamental part of our interaction with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with better and more customised service and a more effective website.
A “cookie” is a file downloaded to your computer or phone from the site you are visiting. It is used to store information, such as your username and password to the website, pages visited etc.
Verification. We may use your information to verify your identity, or right to study in New Zealand. Information would be shared, with your consent, to our third-party partners like Immigration New Zealand. This would be done when you register for an account, or after you express interest with an institute or apply for an internship through our Intern Portal. The purpose is to allow you to have the best opportunity to connect with Institutes or Employers you want to be placed with. And provide confidence to Institutes or Employers about you.
When using our website we may aggregate and use non-personally identifiable data Find My Study has collected from you. This information will in no way identify you or any other individual.
Here are some examples of how we might use your information:
We use your information we have to verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on our Services, such as by confirming your identity, investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.
With your permission, institutes are given information about you so that they can provide you with their services. This can include seeing courses you are interested in and starting a pre-enrolment process.
After you apply for an Internship on our Intern Portal we will send your information to that employer. This information is only sent with your consent. Information can include your academic history, residential status, right to study, name, gender, age, and contact information.
We may provide partners associated with Find My Study with your information. For example if an account needs to be verified we may provide your information to Immigration New Zealand. This allows us to ensure you can access services we provide.
When you share and communicate using our Services, you choose the audience who can see what you share. For example, when you share a course through social media, like Facebook, or share your Wishlist you select the audience for the post.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
The New Zealand Privacy Act 1993, gives you the right to access and correct your information. This can be achieved through the Find My Study website, or contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can manage and correct information stored about you on your “My Profile” page when you have signed up to and are logged onto Find My Study. This can include your preferred name, email address, phone numbers, addresses etc. Note if your legal name changes it can be corrected by contacting us directly.
We encourage you to keep your details up to date so that we can provide you with accurate and relevant service.
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others. Information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted, unless we no longer need the data to provide our products and services. You can delete your account at any time, by emailing our support team.
Find My Study takes reasonable precautions to protect itself from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure of personal information. Personal information is stored on secure servers that have SSL Certificates. Data transferred between you and the Services provided by Find My Study are encrypted.
We will not disclose or share your information to any person or agency without your expressed consent. However there may be scenarios where we have to access, share or disclose your information.
We may access, share or disclose your personal information if we are required to do so in accordance with Principle 11 and or Section 54 of the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993. For example this could be a legal request (like a search warrant or a subpoena) or if authorised by the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand.
We may also respond to legal requests outside of New Zealand’s jurisdiction if we believe on good faith that it would be required by the law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and or is consistent with internationally recognised standards.
We may also respond to legal requests outside of New Zealand’s jurisdiction if we believe on good faith that it would be required by the law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and or is consistent with internationally recognised standards. For example this could be where the information is needed to prevent fraud and abuse, protecting public health or safety, or necessary for the preservation of life. This is used to protect us, you and others.
You can contract our Privacy Officer at email@example.com or by mail.
Find My Study Privacy Officer
PO BOX 3122
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