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This privacy notice has been compiled to help you understand why we ask you for your personal information, when you use one of our websites and how we will use this information.
This policy applies to all visitors to our website whether they are registered or not. This includes people responding to surveys, competitions and writing reviews. In addition, we may ask you for your personal details at one of the Hotcourses-sponsored events, students fairs etc. We will always explain the purpose of our data collection before we ask you for your personal details.
What information do we collect about you on Postgraduate Search?
You can browse our websites without providing any personal information, however if you would like the enhanced website experience and thus make an enquiry to a course provider, you will need to register with us.
When you contact an institution, download prospectuses or a pdf help pack, you will need to supply your email address and other information. This action will automatically register you as a member of the Postgraduate Search community.
When you register as a Member, we may collect some or all of the following information about you:
a) your name, username, email address, password
b) your postcode and address
c) information about your current educational status
d) your course, subject area and institution of interest
e) your grades or predicted grades
f) your phone number
g) your date of birth
h) your nationality and country of residence
i) your current school, college, or university.
Hotcourses Ltd also collects potentially personally-identifying information that is collected by Google Analytics. The analytics feature Hotcourses has implemented is based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the Doubleclick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customer Display Network ads using Ads Settings
How we use your information?
Cookies are used to help us:
a) Understand and save user's preferences for future personalised user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and products in which you are most interested.
b) Keep track of advertisements.
c) Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
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If you disable cookies, some features that make your site experience more efficient will be disabled and some of our services will not function properly.
2. To send periodic emails about competitions, promotions, surveys or other site features.
3. To follow up an enquiry you have made to any institutions, or chase progress on a course you are interested in
4. You can change your communication preference with us at any point, by logging in to our website or by following the instructions at the bottom of each email you receive from us. You can also update your contact details by logging in to our website. These contact details are used to respond to your enquiries or, put you in touch with the course provider you are interested in.
You can email us
if you have any questions regarding the search criteria on Postgraduate Search. When you find a course you like on one of our websites, you can either request more details from the course provider or, if the option is available, book the course directly.
Disclosure of personal information
In many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without your consent unless required by law.
Another instance when we may share your personal information is when you make an enquiry to a course provider and/or download a pdf help pack or prospectus. In these circumstances we pass on your contact details to the course provider so that they can contact you directly.
Links to other websites
On our website there are lots of links to course provider websites. This privacy notice does not cover these links. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites that you visit.
Changes to our Privacy Notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 28th March 2016.
Access to your personal Information
We would like to be as transparent as possible in terms of giving you access to your personal information. You can find out if we hold any personal information by making a 'subject access request' under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:
- give you a description of it;
- tell you why we are holding it;
- tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
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Data Protection Officer
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