Last Updated: June 6th 2022
We know you (“you” or the “User”) care about how your personal information is used and shared – and we take your privacy seriously.
China Admissions may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with the changes.
What we collect
We may collect and process the following information about you:
● Information which you provide to us from any of the input areas within the website.
● Information which you provide to us by any other means including (without limitation) telephone, fax or post.
● If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
What we do with the information
We use personal information held about you in the following ways:
● to process your application.
● to notify you about changes to our service.
● to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
● to keep you informed (with your consent) by electronic means, or other means, of information about specific funding, sponsorship opportunities or services and products that we think may be of interest to you.
● to provide you (unless you object) with general information relevant to students.
We may share personal information included in your application, or which you subsequently supply to us, with the staff of the institutions which (i) you have previously or currently attend as a student or (ii) you are making application to attend for further or higher education as indicated in your application (either directly or through a third party on your behalf). This may include cross-border transfer depending on your location and the university you are applying to.
Once we have provided your data to the institutions you are applying to, we no longer have control over the information and recommend that you contact them directly if you have questions about how it is handled.
We may share your information with our service providers including internet service providers, data and banks, financial institutions, service providers that help us verify your identity and help us comply with our legal and regulatory obligations; and our business, legal, tax, financial and other advisors, on a confidential basis. Your personal data may be maintained and processed by third party service providers. We do not authorise them to use or disclose personal data for their own marketing or other purposes.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website and database, or conducting our business as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
As part of your application, you will be asked if you wish to nominate a representative who may speak to China Admissions on your behalf. You do not have to nominate a representative but where you do so you must have their consent that they will to act as your representative and that we may hold their personal details including their name and contact details. We will only discuss your application, give information or take directions from your nominated representative if you make us aware that you have appointed one.
We may, on occasion, be required to undertake a check of your identity. This will be conducted in confidence. We will normally discuss this with you prior to carrying out any identity checks except as set out in our data protection statement.
China Admissions will cooperate, where it is required to do so, with enquiries from authorities which demonstrate a legal requirement for access to information about you.
All personal data that has been collected from you will only be stored for the duration that is relevant to the purpose for which it was processed and for as long as required by applicable law (usually 6 months).
The information we collect from you in connection with your application will include (without limitation) your name; postal and email address; and telephone numbers, both home and mobile. If any of these details change, it is important that you tell us straight away so that we can communicate with you about your application.
We will normally communicate with you by electronic means in respect of any application made by you.
You may contact us by any of the methods set out on our contact us page of the website. If you have any questions about our use of your personal data, contact us here.
Promotional Information and Suggestions
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
You may, at any time, withdraw your permission for China Admissions to use your personal information for the purposes of sending mailings by contacting us.
Except for the purposes described above, we will not transfer your Personal Data to any company, organization or individual, except in the following circumstances:
we may transfer your Personal Data to other parties with your explicit consent; or
The Location Of Your Data
EEA, SWITZERLAND AND UK ONLY
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”): In May 2018, a new data privacy law known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation became effective. The GDPR requires us to tell you about the legal grounds we are relying on to process any Personal Data about you. The legal grounds for us processing your Personal Data in conjunction with the Service will be that: (i) you provided your consent; (ii) the processing is necessary for our contractual relationship; (iii) the processing is necessary for us to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations; or (iv) the processing is in our legitimate interest in providing you with the Service.
Transfers of Personal Data: China Admissions and Global Admissions is a global company; thus, we will need to transfer your Personal Data outside of the country from which it was originally collected. This may be intra-group or to third parties that we work with who may be in jurisdictions outside the EEA, Switzerland and the UK, that have no data protection laws or laws that are less strict than those in the EEA, Switzerland and the UK. Whenever we transfer Personal Data outside of the EEA, Switzerland or the UK, we take all legally required steps to make sure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your Personal Data.
Personal Data Retention/Rights: We retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to provide you with the Service, comply with applicable laws, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. If you have an account with us, we will typically retain your Personal Data for a period of 90 days after you have requested that your account is closed, or for up to seven years after your account becomes inactive but is not closed.
Data protection laws provide you with rights in respect to Personal Data that we hold about you, including the right to request a copy of the Personal Data, the right to request that we rectify, restrict or delete your Personal Data, and the right to unsubscribe from marketing communications.
You can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact information set out in this policy.
If you have a complaint about how we handle your Personal Data, please contact us as set forth in this policy If you are not happy with how we have attempted to resolve your complaint, you may contact the relevant data protection authority.
China Admissions as a Data Controller and a Data Processor:
EU data protection law distinguishes between organizations that process Personal Data for their own purposes (known as “data controllers”) and organizations that process personal data on behalf of other organizations or individuals (known as “data processors”). If you have any questions or complaints about how your Personal Data is handled, these should always be directed to the relevant data controller since they are the ones with primary responsibility for your Personal Data.
China Admissions or Global Admissions may act as either a data controller or a data processor with respect to your Personal Data, depending on the circumstances. We will be a data controller of any information you submit to us in order to create a User account or an Organizer account. However, once a User submits Personal Data to an Organizer in conjunction with use of the Services, China Admissions and Global Admissions becomes a data processor with respect to the Organizer Collected Personal Data.
We will disclose your Personal Data to the public only under the following circumstances:
you have explicitly authorized us to disclose your Personal Data;
disclosing your Personal Data is in the interest of national security; public health, or another major public interest;
your Personal Data is relevant to any criminal investigation, prosecution, judgment, or enforcement;
disclosing your Personal Data is necessary to protect yours or another individual’s life, property or other major lawful right;
Personal Data is disclosed voluntarily by you to the public;
Personal Data is collected from public channels, such as news reports or from public government documents.
Pursuant to applicable laws, sharing and transfer of aggregated data which cannot be recovered by the recipient to re-identify individual Personal Data does not constitute sharing, transfer and disclosure of Personal Data, and therefore it may be stored and processed without notice to you and without your consent.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify you as an individual.
We use Google Analytics tracking code that supports Display Advertising in order to use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting so that we can purpose content on our website according to the demographics (such as age, gender and interests) of the visitors to particular pages. You may opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads by using the Ad Settings on Google’s website.
The website may contain links that make it easy for you to visit other websites. China Admissions does not have any control over these websites. Therefore, if you use these links to leave China Admissions and visit websites operated by third parties, China Admissions cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting these websites.
Changes to this Policy
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 14. If you are under 14, please do not attempt to register for the Service or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 14, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 14 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us on our support center.
Requesting or Amending Information
You may request for us to provide you with details of personal information that we hold about you by contacting us.
To the extent you have authorized us to collect and process your Personal Data, you may withdraw that authorization by deleting information, turning off device functions, or changing privacy settings on our website or in our software. You may also stop using the Service so that we cannot continue collecting your Personal Data. Please note that some parts of the Service may not function properly if you remove our authorization to collect your Personal Data. For any Personal Data that you have authorized the Organizers directly, you should contact the Organizers to withdraw such authorization.
If you request us to do so we will making changes or remove the information that we hold about you. We will change certain limited information that we hold about you where you tell us it is incorrect.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message through our support center.