2. Identifying Purposes
We collect information about you in the following ways:
2.1. Registration for Aplic services
We will require your name, address, telephone number, email, and other information required to complete a student profile , and you will also be provided with a user ID and a password, or the ability to create a user ID and/or password. This information is kept confidential and stored securely by Aplic.
2.2. Aplic statistics
Aplic services contain features that automatically collect information from users, such as viewing times, usage statistics, and other tracking information – this information may be specific to your individual usage, or may be general and not connected with your personal identification. Additionally, use of Aplic web portal may result in the collection of technical information such as your computer’s IP address, operating system, browser name/version, the referring web page, requested page, date/time, and sometimes a “cookie” (which can be disabled using your browser preferences); such information is used to help us understand the overall usage pattern of our website and software.
2.3. As part of your use of Aplic services
You will have the ability to fill out forms, on a voluntary basis, related to your application to educational institutions through our website. Although your provision of information through these forms is voluntary, failure to provide the information will likely result in an incomplete application to the applicable educational institution, and will therefore result in additional costs to you and/or automatic rejection of your application. All such information shall, nevertheless, be kept in strict confidence by Aplic, stored securely, and used by Aplic only to the extent necessary to provide our services to you. Once Aplic has provided your information to educational institutions for your application for admittance, Aplic does not have any control over the use of such information by educational institutions or any third party obtaining access to the information through the educational institutions, and you must deal with such persons directly respecting any unauthorized use of your personal information.
You may have the ability to post information through Aplic services, such as blogs, chat and social media. Please be advised that any personal information that you voluntarily post to any public forum or to any area where third parties may legally access it, will NOT be considered confidential or private in any way, and Aplic will not have any obligation to protect it in a secured system or obtain your consent to its disclosure, as you will have made the decision to publicly post it.
The knowledge and consent of an individual are generally required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information and Aplic will seek to obtain consent before or when it collects, uses or discloses personal information about an individual. An individual can provide consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information about them expressly or implicitly. However, Aplic will collect, use or disclose personal information without an individual’s knowledge and consent only in limited circumstances and as permitted by law, such as in the case of an emergency where the life, health or security of an individual is threatened. Subject to certain legal and contractual restrictions and reasonable notice, an individual can refuse or withdraw their consent to the collection, use or disclosure of personal information about them at any time.
4. Limiting Collection
Aplic limits the amount and type of personal information it collects to that what is required for your application to selected educational institution or visa application or other services offered at Aplic portal. Personal Information will be collected using procedures that are fair, transparent and lawful.
5. Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
Aplic will only use the personal information for the purpose for which it was collected as identified in principle #2, unless consent is given by the individual to use or disclose it for another purpose or as is required by law. Under certain circumstances, Aplic may have a legal duty or right to disclose personal information without the individual’s knowledge or consent.
Aplic take all reasonable steps to ensure that all personal information is be kept accurate, complete and up to date. Individuals may challenge the accuracy and completeness of personal information about them and have it amended, as appropriate.
In executing its responsibilities with respect to the confidentiality of personal information, Aplic will employ a number of safeguards, appropriate to the sensitivity of the information, to protect personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Such safeguards will include physical measures and technological measures, for example as locked cabinets, computer password, firewalls, encryption, and internal organizational tools such as restricted access, shredding and permanent deletion of electronic records.
Aplic will make its policies and practices relating to the protection of personal information available to its customers. Aplic will keep its customers informed of these policies and practices and customers shall be provided access to all related policies and procedures via Aplic web portal.
9. Individual Access
Any customer of Aplic can have access to the personal information about them that Aplic has in its possession or control. Any customer may request that their personal information be amended for purposes of accuracy and completeness. Customers can make their requests by contacting our Privacy Officer at [email protected].
10. Challenging Compliance