You do not need to give us any information to browse our website, but when you fill in the registration form or request a callback form or ask question or login with social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus , LinkedIn, Yahoo to become a Member, we do ask you for information about yourself. Once you become a member you may also complete a profile of yourself, and include a picture .
Cookies & Information Collect
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on our Site and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session.
If you choose to post comments to discussions and other areas of the Site, or leave feedback for other users, we will collect that information that you provide to us. We retain this information for the benefit of the Site—more information is available in the AdmissionTimes Service Terms and Conditions Agreement.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
How We Use Your Information
We use your personal information to facilitate the services you request. We use personal information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to: troubleshoot problems; inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customize your experience; enforce our Service Terms and Conditions Agreement; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection, use or disclosure.
We may use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.
The Personal Information submitted by Members is used in the following ways:
- to enable you to use any services that we may from time to time provide through our website;
- to call you on the phone number as requested by you once you fill a call back form , apply to the university or ask for more information/questions on our website.
- to provide enquiry and application services on behalf of course providers (these are the interactive services that come up when you look up details of a particular course);
- to display your username when you leave a message in the Community Areas, or when you leave a Course Review;
- to enable you to participate in competitions and offers 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 course information;
- to conduct market research surveys;
- to send you updates about our website;
- to provide you with information about products and services we offer;
- for general research purposes, to allow us to develop the products and services we can offer to you; and
- for website administration
When you email an institution or request/download a prospectus, your contact details will be passed on to the course provider in order to enable them to reply to your email.
Advertisers. We aggregate (gather up data across all user accounts) personal information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, password, and financial information are not disclosed to these third parties in a personally identifiable manner without your explicit consent.
AdmissionTimes Forums & Communities. Your Username is displayed throughout the Site, and is therefore available to the public. All of your activities on the Site will be identifiable to your User ID. Other people can see your published .Therefore, if you associate your name with your User ID, the people you have revealed your name to will be able to personally identify your AdmissionTimes activities. We also provide a number of ways to allow other users to find out more about you and your Site activities through the authority feature.
Educational Institutions. We periodically operate programs to collect and provide to educational institutions personally identifiable information about our members and other visitors to this Site who opt-in to this service. Where we do so, this purpose is described on the page of this Site where that information is collected, this information is only collected from persons who have opted-in to the collection, and we identify the educational institutions to which the information may be provided. We generally have agreements with the educational institutions to which we provide the collected information under which they agree to use it only for the purpose of soliciting new applicants to their institutions and only in compliance with laws applicable to them, and to maintain the confidentiality of this information and disclose it only in accordance with their privacy policies generally applicable to their own applicants, but we cannot control and are not responsible for their actions. For more information about the privacy policies of these educational institutions, please visit their websites.
Hyperlinks to other web sites
We generally do not object to you linking directly to the homepage of our website, although we reserve the right to refuse our authorization to such linking at our sole discretion. We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your website – our web pages must load into the user’s entire window.
We reserve the right to move or change our website URL at any time in order to meet changing business needs and to continually improve our online service. External websites link to our website at their own risk.
Admission Times uses procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as against unauthorized access or disclosure, to protect your privacy, including firewalls and encryption. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.