Personal Data Protection Policy
On the website (www.europe-studies.com) we give you an opportunity to be informed about our services, to contact us and to register for our services. Before using the website, read carefully the conditions governing its use.
EUROPE STUDIES LTD (the “Company”) operates the website on www.europe-studies.com (the “Website”) and works very seriously to protect your personal data. This notice is intended to explain how to use, share and protect the personal data collected on the website you are visiting. The processing of your personal data is governed by the following conditions, by the relevant provisions of the applicable Greek and European legislation on personal data, as well as by the relevant decisions, guidelines and regulatory acts of the Personal Data Protection Authority.
If you do not agree with this notice, you must stop and avoid browsing the Website as well as your registration for the services provided through it.
Data Processing Managers
Data Processing Managers for the website are: (EUGENIA BOUBOULI, EUROPE STUDIES LTD, 23 Tvardishki Prohod Str, floor 3, office 9, Sofia, Bulgaria 1404, Tax ID 204892463, tel.: +306974474276).
Concept of personal data
Personal data is any information that either identifies you personally or can lead to your identification, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identity card number, location data, an online identifier of the identity or one or more factors that are specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.
Personal data collected by the Company
The Company takes care of the legitimate and legal collection and processing of personal data. The Company collects personal data that you provide, directly or indirectly, through a person authorized by you, as follows:
- To sign up for a newsletter, you will be asked for your email address. Your personal details are provided by filling in and submitting the relevant online form.
- For the purpose of communication you will be asked for your name, email, and phone number through the website’s link form.
- To submit a registration application you will be required the following data:
o University/universities that you are interested in
o Majors and programs that you are interested in
o Father’s name and surname
o Mother’s name and surname
o Date of birth
o Place of birth
o ID or passport number
o Issuing country
o Date of issue
o E-Mail of the applicant
o E-Mail confirmation
o Skype name
o Postal code
o Home telephone number
o Mobile telephone number
o Name of secondary school
o Year of graduation
o Address of secondary school and postal code
o Grades from the last year (Chemistry and Biology)
o Knowledge of English language
o Knowledge of German language
o How did you find us
Your personal data is provided through the process of filling in and submitting the relevant electronic application.
When you register for the above services, it is prohibited to provide information that could reveal racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or membership in trade unions. Such information is considered a “special category of data” in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EC) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council). All submitted data from the special category will be deleted.
The data collected is appropriate and does not exceed the amount of data required for the purposes of the processing for which it is collected. The data is accurate and is updated if necessary.
You are responsible for the accuracy and authenticity of the data you send. If verification, correction or removal is required, it will be considered within a reasonable time.
Personal data collected automatically through the Website
When you visit and interact with the Website, certain information can be automatically collected, such as:
- The Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer.
- The type of browser and operating system.
- The connection speed and information about the software programs installed on your computer.
- Basic server contact information.
- Information gathered through HTML cookies. For more information, read the Cookies policy applied by the Company.
Purpose of processing your personal data
The Company will process your personal data for the following purposes:
- To sign up for the newsletter service (newsletter).
- For email communication via the contact form.
- For submission of registration application for the selected universities.
The company collects and processes personal data only for the purposes stated above and insofar as it is strictly necessary to effectively serve those purposes.
Time of retention of personal data
The data in question shall be retained only for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for collection and processing, in particular:
- ONE CALENDAR YEAR
After that the data in question is deleted in a secure manner unless the applicable legislation foresees extension of the period of their retention.
Security of personal data
The personal data is processed by the Company in a manner that guarantees its confidentiality. The Company uses appropriate technical and organizational security measures, adheres to the rules and other procedures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, misuse, alteration, prohibited distribution, disclosure, loss or accidental/unlawful destruction and any other form of illicit processing.
However, it is your responsibility to make sure that the computer you are using is secure enough and protected against malicious software such as Trojans, viruses, and so on. You should be aware that, without sufficient security measures (e.g., safe browser setup, updated antivirus software, effective firewall, no use of suspicious software, etc.), there is a risk that the data and codes you use to protect access to your data may leak to unauthorized third parties.
Recipients of your personal data
The recipients of your personal data are the Company and the universities (that perform the processing).
The Company reserves the right to disclose information about you if the legislation introduces a corresponding obligation or if such notification is required by the competent governmental/state, administrative or law enforcement authorities.
Right to access, correction, deletion, limitation of processing and portability
You have the right to be informed, after you have submitted a request to e-mail email@example.com, whether any personal data that concern you are filed or continue to be filed for processing or not. If this is the case, you have the right to access personal data that is subject to processing.
With regard to the submission of a registration application you have the right at any time to correct, complete, update, delete and request the transfer of your personal data. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your details: name, surname and email required for your identification.
To unsubscribe from the newsletter recipients list, you can select the relevant unsubscribe link at the end of the email you received.
Collection and use of personal data of minors
The company understands the importance of protecting the privacy of minors. The option to sign up for the newsletter and the “Registration Application” option may be used only by people over the age of 18.
If it is found that any personal information is collected from a person under the age of 18 without a parent’s confirmation of consent, such information will be erased as soon as possible. If you believe that it is possible for information to have been collected from a person under the age of 18, please inform us at email@example.com.
In order to ensure the proper functioning of the Website, the Company may, under certain conditions, put small data files on your computer, the so-called cookies.
Each time a user visits the Company’s website, the pages a user sees with any cookies are “uploaded” to the user’s device. Cookies are text files with a unique identifier through which the Company’s server recognizes a user’s computer. The cookies only record the areas of the website visited by the computer in question and the time of the visit and are called first-party cookies and include session & persistent cookies:
- Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in your browser’s cookie archive only for the time of your visit and are deleted when you close the browser. They are intended for visitors (consumer shopping cart) and for connected customers (to support their connection) until a cookie expires (until it is deleted from the visitors’ browser and for two hours for connected users).
- Persistent cookies are cookies that remain in the browser cookie archive of your computer even after the browser program is closed, sometimes for one or more years (the exact length of stay depends on the life of each cookie), until the cookie is deleted from the user’s device. Permanent cookies are used to keep a username or user preferences regarding the configuration of our website.
A user may at any time configure their computer to accept cookies, to be notified when each cookie is issued or to reject the installation of cookies. If a user has configured their browser (browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.) to reject cookies, they may view the Company’s site anonymously until they sign up for one of the services and then accept the cookies.
Browser & device cookie settings
To manage your cookies select your browser from the list below and follow the instructions:
Contact with the Personal Data Protection Authority
If you believe that your privacy is affected in any way, you can contact the Personal Data Protection Authority.
Personal Data Protection Authority, Offices
Kifisia 1-3, 11523 Athens
Link to third party websites
Any connection through special hyperlinks (links, hyperlinks, banners) to a website that belongs to a third party does not mean that the Company assumes responsibility for the personal data protection policy of that website.
You should get informed about the protection of your data on those websites.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
Any disputes arising from this information shall be resolved by the Bulgarian courts and the applicable law shall be the Bulgarian law.
Changes to the conditions of personal data protection
Since this information and the confidentiality conditions contained in this information may be changed, you should get regularly informed of this content and check for any changes.