Your privacy is important to us and we take the responsibility of handling your personal information very seriously.
-How we collect and handle your personal information
-Who we exchange your information with
-When we may send your information overseas, and to which countries
-How you can access and correct your information, and how you can complain about a breach
1.Statement of Commitment
GWS is committed to protecting your privacy and any personal information we collect. This policy explains how we may collect, use, disclose and otherwise handle personal and sensitive information.
GWS is committed to safeguarding personal privacy. It recognizes that individuals have a right to control how their personal information is collected and used. Providing personal information is an act of trust and it is taken seriously. Unless given consent to do otherwise, GWS will only collect and use personal information as set out below.
- Collecting personal information
GWS will not collect or monitor any personal information about an individual without their consent. The only personal information collected is what is provided voluntarily by a student or prospective student.
We collect personal information primarily to enable us to provide students with our services. GWS may also use the information for marketing to you or for any other purpose permitted under Data Protection Law.
You don’t need to identify yourself when you deal with us ( e.g. to find out more about student services) however in certain situations we will only deal with individuals who have identified themselves to us.
When an application is made, personal information will be requested in order to provide the requested service. You are not obligated to provide personal information, however, failure to do so may result in GWS being unable to provide services to you.
Personal information is collected directly from students or potential future students when they personally complete and submit an application form to become a student of GWS partners. This can be done in person at our offices or through our online via our website registration or on the phone via one of our Counselors.
- Collecting Sensitive Information
- Use of tracking technologies
GWS uses tracking technologies such as cookies or web beacons to make use of the website and services as convenient as possible. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to a computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Web Beacon is a technical method that sends information related to the access to websites when you browse websites, open or preview an HTML-formatted email. Most web browsers are set to accept tracking technologies such as cookies or web beacons. These tracking technologies do not themselves personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s browser. These tracking technologies allow GWS to monitor the GWS website, and to record how many people are using the different parts of the site. It is possible to set the browser to refuse tracking technologies such as cookies or web beacons, however, this may limit the services provided by GWS’s web site.
5.Using and disclosing your personal information
Personal Information will be used for the following primary purpose:
- To fulfill obligations under a student’s application and/or any other contract between him/her and GWS;
- To furnish the educational institution with the information it requires to complete an offer and issue a Confirmation of Such institutions are often located around the world, in countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, etc;
- To provide information about products, service and/or offers to students;
- To obtain opinions or comments about products and/or services from students;
- To record statistical data for marketing analysis from
GWS may employ other companies or service providers to assist us in providing our services, including (but not limited to) marketing, market research, mail-house services, hosting and product development services, analysis of student lists and/ or consulting services. These third parties may have access to personal information that is needed to perform their specific function. They cannot use that information for other purposes.
GWS recognize the trust with which individuals provide personal information, and such information will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes without consent, except in exceptional cases when disclosure may be required by law or is necessary to protect the rights or property of GWS, or any member of the public, or to lessen a serious threat to a person’s health or safety.
- Contact by GWS
GWS does not send advertising information without obtaining prior consent. If an individual receives communications from GWS which they do not wish to receive, they may remove their name from the database by contacting GWS.
- Individual’s right of access
Individuals have the right to review, amend or delete personal and/or sensitive Information that may be recorded on the GWS database. Information may be reviewed, amended or deleted by completing the access request form on our website.
A request may be made to delete personal and/or sensitive information, and all reasonable steps to delete the information will be made, except where it is required for operational or legal reasons. Deletion of information may result in GWS being unable to provide certain services including after course commencement services.
- Storage and security of personal and/or sensitive information
GWS takes all reasonable steps to keep secure personal information recorded and to keep this information accurate and up to date. The personal information is stored on secure servers if in digital format, or in locked areas if in hardcopy format: these repositories are protected in controlled facilities. GWS employees and data processors are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal and/or sensitive information held by GWS. GWS only permits authorised personnel to access your information and information will only be disclosed to third parties where they have the appropriate authority. We destroy or de-identify personal information we no longer need, wherever possible.
- GWS and links to other websites
GWS provides links to websites outside of the GWS site. These linked sites are not under the control of GWS, and GWS is not responsible for the conduct of companies linked to the GWS website, or for the performance or otherwise of any content and/or software contained in such external websites.
- Problems, queries or complaints
If you are not satisfied with the result of your complaint to us, you can refer your complaint to the: