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Elena Zashitina

Elena Zashitina

Deputy Director for Social Work and International Activity, Southern Federal University

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Privacy Policy

 

We take our responsibilities seriously and are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your data. This includes visitors to and users of our website(s) and student fairs and other events, and those in receipt of our email updates.

In this Privacy Policy (‘Policy’), you will find information on how and why we collect and use your personal information on all of our Portals and websites (collectively, the 'Website'), including, but not limited to: www.Eduadvisor.ru

This Policy applies to any personal information that is gathered when you use our services, visit our Website, register and attend our events or otherwise interact with us. We have divided this Policy into different sections. Please go to the relevant section below for further information. The processing of your personal data complies with the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR').

About EduAdvisor

EduAdvisor is a media company that specializes in helping Educational Institutions from all levels, all over Russia, meet students interested in studying in Russia. We do this through the organization of student fairs - both in-person and online, Government events, Webinars, and informative websites that help students find opportunities to study in Russia.

We are the owners of Eduadvisor.ru.

We maintain our headquarters at:

Usacheva str. 62/2 Moscow, Russia
+7 977 291 99 91
info@eduadvisor.com

For more information visit: https://www.eduadvisor.ru.

Please note that some of the processing described in this Policy we undertake as the controller, but for some of the processing, we may merely act as processor and the educational institutions and other organizations for which we collected your information or to whom we disclosed your personal information, will act as the controller. Please check the privacy policy of the educational institutions concerned to find out how they process your personal data.

About EduAdvisor

EduAdvisor is an online platform that assists students looking for study in Russia options, and helps professionals in the field of education to recruit students and to promote their educational programs. EduAdvisor processes User Content to match students with educational programs based on their compatibility.

EduAdvisor is a free service for students. Students do not have to pay for any service offered by EduAdvisor, which includes all the features offered by EduAdvisor. However, students may incur costs when applying for programs of institutions or agencies; EduAdvisor is not responsible for this.

For professionals in the field of education, EduAdvisor serves as a student recruitment tool, a lead management system, a social network and a Customer-Relationship-Management System.

The use of EduAdvisor as a social network is free of charge, however, Educational Providers, with the purpose of the professional use of its services, are required to purchase a marketing plan in order to network with students. EduAdvisor constantly adds and modifies services, to which additional terms of use may apply. EduAdvisor reserves the right to modify these terms of use at any time and all registered users will be notified when this happens.

The registration, maintenance and the termination of an account are free of charge for any user of EduAdvisor.

About the Virtual Russian Education Fair

The Virtual Student Fairs we organize are events where students and their families are invited to attend and meet with Russian Educational Institutions to learn about their programs.

When students and Educational Institutions register online to attend any of these events, they are automatically creating accounts on Eduadvisor.ru.

Disclaimer

Eduadvisor.ru, its virtual Student Fairs, and its principals make no representations or warranties as to the quality of the educational services, facilities or degree programs offered by the attendees of the student fairs. All representations, warranties, and descriptions of campuses, degree programs, facilities, and services are those of the attending educational institutions and not those of Eduadvisor.ru, or its principals. Individuals who are considering embarking on educational programs outside their countries are advised to research the transferability of their potential degree to any professional program which they may later wish to undertake or any professional organization from which they may be seeking recognition in the future. All decisions made in relation to undertaking any educational other program showcased in any of the indicated websites or events and the validation of information obtained regarding any aspect of this decision are the sole responsibility of the individual.

Types of personal data we process

We may collect and process, on our own behalf, or on behalf of one or more educational institutions, the following categories of personal information:

Students: Name, email address and other identifying information (for example, we may record your name, email address, gender, date of birth, nationality and country of residence).

High Schools/Colleges: Name of school, Name of Career Adviser/College Counsellor, email address.

Higher Education Institutes: Name of institution, name of staff member, email address, telephone number.

Information we collect when you use our Website

When you visit our Website, or use our services, we may register your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring website, web-browsing behaviour.

Information in relation to social media

Depending on your social network settings, we may receive information from your social network provider. For example, when you sign in for our services using a social network account, we may gather publicly available information you give us access to from your social network profile; this may include your contact details, interests, and social network. For more information on the personal data that we receive from your social network provider, and how to change your privacy settings, please refer to the website and the privacy policy given by your social network provider.

The information you choose to share with us

You may also choose to share information with us. For example, you have opted to share personal information with us when you leave a comment for us on Facebook, fill out a survey, submit a contact or application form, leave a review or submit an entry for a contest or scholarship.

How do we collect your data?

When you express interest in or register for one of our events and/or services, we collect certain personal information such as name, email, telephone, date of birth, location, level of education and study interests.

For what purpose do we collect your data?

The main purpose is to provide you with specific information related to your interests focusing on the educational area. Also, to allow easier and direct contact between you and the educational institutions.

For example, with our Eduadvisor platform, personal data is processed in a way that we can send you program recommendations we believe best match your profile, based on the country or field of study that you choose.

You can contact education institutes through our Website by means of an electronic form. By sending an enquiry, you also create your own user account, enabling you to view the enquiries you sent.

To communicate with you

Eduadvisor processes contact details to communicate with you, answer your questions, or handle your complaints. This applies to both students and (potential) clients/customers/partners.

For direct marketing purposes

EduAdvisor processes personal information for (direct) marketing purposes. This means we may use your personal information to send you newsletters, promotions, or other marketing communications. We use the results of our analysis to tailor our marketing communications to your specific interests and preferences. For example, if our analysis shows that you may be interested in certain types of program or a specific country, we may customize our newsletter and Website with content that is relevant to you. We may use different channels for our marketing communications, such as email, social media, and your personal online account.

EduAdvisor can process personal data for this purpose because you gave consent or because EduAdvisor has a legitimate interest. The consent can be withdrawn at any moment, and you can object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes when such processing is based on EduAdvisor or the educational institutions’ legitimate interest. The withdrawal of consent or exercise of your right to object does not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the moment of withdrawal or exercise of the right to object.

You may object or withdraw your consent for receiving marketing communications at any time, by following the instructions in the relevant marketing communication, or by sending an email to info@eduadvisor.ru.

Disclosing or sharing data with third parties

We only share your data with institutions/exhibitors that you have talked to at physical and/or virtual events so that you can continue the communication you have started at one of our events.

From the moment you register and participate in one of our events, you are authorizing the sharing of your information with, and only with, institutions with which you have initiated a contact.

Retention of data

We keep the data you have informed at the time of registration as long as it is necessary to provide the service proposed by the project and for legitimate and essential business purposes such as to keep you informed of opportunities related to your interests, make business decisions about features and data-based offers, comply with our legal obligations, and resolve disputes. We retain your personal data as long as you remain with your active account and use our services.

Security in the maintenance of personal data

We constantly implement and monitor our security system to protect the personal data of our users. We implement technical measures such as the implementation of security services that allow the encryption of data between the user's computer and our systems to help protect data security, but it is very important to understand that security involves both sides and that no system is completely secure. We suggest that after using the system/services provided by the site, you always log out to ensure that there is no third-party access to your information.

Media waiver

I also give permission to Eduadvisor.ru Media to use photographs or video footage of me during its events for promotional purposes.

Minors

The service we provide is not intended for children under the age of 15. However, in some countries, age limits may apply according to local legislation.

We do not deliberately collect personal data from children under the age of 15 or below the applicable age limit. If you are under the age limit, you should not use our services or provide us with any personal data.

If you are a parent of a child below the age limit and become aware that the child has somehow provided personal data, you should contact us at info@eduadvisor.ru and you may request to have sight of the information in our system or. If we become aware of any personal data collected from a child under the age of 15, we will take reasonable steps to delete the personal data in question. You may also need to log into the system and delete the account for that child.

Other institutions or businesses

You can contact education institutes through our website by submitting an electronic form. The details in your enquiry will then be shared with the institution you are trying to contact.

To verify the status of your application or enrolment, evaluate and manage the performance of our business agreements, or initiate new agreements, we may share personally identifiable information (such as name, nationality, and email address) with carefully selected education institutions. Some of these institutions may also have access to your information for further marketing campaigns or recruitment measures. We will inform the educational institutions explicitly that they are not allowed to use your personal information for any reason other than mentioned above and should not share your data. However, users should note that how these educational institutions use this data is not governed by our privacy policy, therefore, we cannot be held responsible for how the data is utilized once it is shared with them. Educational institutions have separate policy and practices relating to data privacy, for which EduAdvisor has no responsibility or liability. For further information on how such institutions use your information, please visit the applicable privacy policy of that institution.

Third party websites

This Policy does not apply to third-party websites. By clicking on any links on our websites that take you to a third-party website, you are exiting our website and are no longer governed by our data privacy policy. You use these websites at your own risk. EduAdvisor cannot accept liability for how these third-party websites use your personal data. For more information on how these third parties treat your personal information, so we strongly urge you to check their respective privacy policies.

Your Rights and Preferences

In order to comply with the new European Union legislation (GDPR), we have implemented greater transparency in the control, maintenance, and portability of information. From now on, the user has the possibility, after logging in to the site, to access his/her account and to have available rights granted to him/her, such as:

In addition to the rights granted, you may set your preferences regarding the receipt of information sent by the site, by managing the agreement for all our forms of contact.

To exercise your right(s), please send your written request, and if needed accompanied by a copy of your proof of identity, to: info@eduadvisor.ru

Changes to the privacy policy

When we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will ensure to communicate this to all our users and contacts. This may be via an email or via a pop up on our website at the time of log-in.

It is of fundamental importance that you carefully read any updates in the Privacy Policy; by continuing to use our service, you will be agreeing with the updates.

Questions or complaints

If you have any question or complaints about the processing of your personal data, please send an email to us at info@eduadvisor.ru.

This Policy was last updated on 25 Sep 2020.