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Privacy Policy (how we collect and may use your information.)

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact [email protected] Please note that all data thus captured will be used and held in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This version of Unichoices Privacy Policy was last updated 24/05/2018

Introduction
At Unichoices (part of Media Pop Ltd.), we understand the importance of keeping your personal information private. We set out our privacy practices and policies in this Privacy Policy. Please read it in conjunction with our Terms & Conditions the terms incorporate this Policy.

You do not need to give us any information to browse our website, but when you fill in the registration form to become a Member, you contact an education provider or event organiser through our site, or request that an education provider contact you, we do ask you for information about yourself (‘Personal Information’).

On registration, you will be by default ‘opted-in’ to our Privacy Policy (i.e. you confirm that you agree to our use of any personally identifiable information that we may collect from you in connection with your use of our website.)

You have the choice to ‘opt-out’ if you so wish. By not ‘opting-out’ you agree to our use of your information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Data Capture Information
By agreeing to our Privacy Policy, you indicate your consent for us to use your Personal Information in the ways set out below. We will send you information according to the preferences you submitted via our registration form and email preferences page.

You may change these preferences, mode in which we contact you or opt-out from communications at any point. Please visit your email preferences page if you wish to do so.

How we collect information
We collect information from visitors to this website through:

  • The registration form when you create an account
  • In surveys if you choose to take part in them
  • In competitions if you choose to take part in them
  • When you register to attend events through our site
  • We collect your details when you email us with an enquiry
  • We may also (in time) collect information about the transactions you undertake through this site including details of payment cards used

In addition to the above Media Pop Ltd. also collects potentially personally-identifying information that is collected by Google Analytics. The analytics feature Unichoices 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. Please see our Cookies Policy for more details

What information we collect
Personal information about you we collect includes:

  • Your name, email address, password
  • Your postcode and address
  • Information about your current educational status
  • Your course, subject area and institution of interest
  • Your grades or predicted grades
  • Your phone number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your nationality and country of residence
  • Your current school or college

Use of personal information
We process personal information collected via this website for the purposes of:

  • Providing and personalising our services
  • Providing information about products and services we offer
  • To enable you to participate in competitions and offers or events for certain products and services which may be of interest to you, unless you inform us otherwise
  • To enable you to receive newsletters from us, which may include information about courses and institutions
  • Administering membership records
  • Dealing with your enquiries and requests
  • Administering orders and accounts relating to our suppliers or customers
  • Conducting market research
  • To send you updates about our website

Additionally, if you make an enquiry to, or about a course provider, or event organiser, you agree that we can pass your information to that provider to be used solely in relation to student recruitment or the specific event.

Consent to third parties
Occasionally we may pass and/or sell your details to third parties we think will be of interest to you.

  • For example, if you sign up to attend a HE university fair advertised on Unichoices, we will pass you details to the fair organiser
  • Similarly if you download/request a prospectus from a particular university or course provider we may pass your information to the institution so they may follow up with you in regards to enrolment.

Third parties we deem of interest to you are made on the basis of what information you have supplied in the registration process or via other means as specified above.

Third parties include universities, business schools, HE course providers, HE event organisers and brands/businesses involved in student/graduate employment and recruitment.

Third parties may contact you by various means including electronic communications (phone, email, SMS) and by mail.

Disclosures
We may also disclose your Personal Information in the following instances: (i) if we are required to do so by applicable law or under a court or similar order; (ii) as deemed necessary, in our discretion, to protect our legal rights or property or the legal rights or property of a Member or third party, or to prevent personal injury; and/or (iii) in connection with a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion or all of our assets or stock or our affiliated entities (including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

Your right to see information we have about you
You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Information that we hold on you and to have any errors in that information corrected. We may charge a reasonable fee for such requests as permitted by law. Please address your request to [email protected] We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete Personal Information about you on our files.

Use of cookies
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Cookies allow us to tailor our website to your interests and preferences. For example, a cookie might contain information about the web pages you have visited on our website, which could allow us to customise your next visit to our website. However, cookies do not allow us access to the rest of your computer and we do not use them to collect personally identifiable information about you.

We use cookies to anonymously track people’s visits to this website and to keep track of people’s browsing patterns across the site, and to build up a demographic profile. This is used for improving the site and is always anonymous, aggregated data.

Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site, carry out transactions and have access to information about their account.

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. If you want to know how to do this please look at the menu on your browser, or look at the instruction on www.youronlinechoices.com. Please note however that turning off cookies will restrict your use of our website (for example, you will not be able to login).

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers or other third parties with links on our website. We do not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

Search Engine
When you use our search engine, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information through the use of cookies and other tracking technologies described above. For example, when you use our search engine, we may keep track of which search terms are popular. If we display advertising to you on our website (including the search results pages displayed after any searches you may run), such advertising may be related to the search terms you entered. We may present search result links in a format that enables us to understand whether they have been followed and we may monitor click-throughs. We use this information to understand and improve the quality of our search technology. For instance, this data helps us determine how often users are satisfied with the first result of a query and how often they proceed to later results.

Internet-based transfers
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using it to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. This means for instance that data you pass to us may be processed outside the European Economic Area, although the data will always be held securely and in line with the requirements of UK data protection legislation. By communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.