Declaration of Confidentiality

Objective

The objective of the Declaration of Confidentiality is to describe how the Provider (Best College, us, we, our) shall collect, use and share personal information through our online interfaces and applications, which are owned and controlled by Best College, including bestcollege.com (individually and collectively referred to as “the Site”). Best College ltd is duly registered as the administrator of personal information.

Please read this text carefully, in order to get acquainted with our activity. In case that you do not understand certain aspects of our policy of confidentiality, please do not hesitate to contact us at support@bestcollege.com. The usage of this Site is also regulated by our General Terms.

What is the scope of this Declaration of Confidentiality

The Declaration concerns information, which we collect about you through our Site. Some of the functionalities of our Site may be available without the need to provide personal information, however the full functionalities and services require the disclosure of personal information. If you do not use these functionalities and services, then the information that we collect about you, will be aggregated (i.e. the information in which you cannot be identified). The aggregated data includes information about the main page of bestcollege.com and its subpages that you have viewed. In order to gain access to specific functionalities and applications of our Site, it may be necessary to provide personal information (i.e. information with which you can be identified). The personal information may include your name, e-mail address, as well as other information related to you. You bear the responsibility for the truthfullnes of the personal information provided to us. The provision of inaccurate personal information may affect your ability to use the Site, may affect the information which you receive through the usage of the Site, as well as our ability to establish contact with you.

Important: Your e-mail address and phone number should be up to date, so that we can contact you in a timely manner.

Confidentiality and security of the personal information

The confidentiality and security of your personal information is of primary importance to us. We use physical, technical and administrative security measures, which are standard for the industry. These measures ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal information, which we will not share with third parties, except for the cases defined in this declaration, or when we are convinced that the sharing of this information is necessary in special cases, such as the prevention of abuse or malicious actions.

All the information that you share with the Site is cripted and is provided through a SSL protocol, and each website in the system is available only through https://bestcollege.com. However, it is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.

Personal data of underage individuals

We take seriously the protection of the personal information and especially the information of underage individuals. If you are an underage individual, please discuss with your parents and guardians your intention to use our services. We will take all the necessary measures to erase the personal information of every underage individual, as soon as we are notified for the existence of such personal information, which has been provided on our Site without the consent of the parent or guardian.

What do you agree to by using our Site

Please take into account that with the provision of your personal information you accept and agree to our collection, usage and sharing of this information, in compliance with the terms of this Declaration of Confidentiality, our General Terms amd the requirements of the existing legislation. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not provide us with your personal information. If you refuse to provide the information or withdraw your consent or if you decide not to provide us with the required personal information, we will probably not be able to deliver to you the services offered on our Site.

What type of information do we collect

We collect two types of information about our users.

Aggregated information. When you visit our Site, we can monitor, collect and systematize information, including – but not only – about the pages that you visited, when you visited them and which links have you visited. Additionally, we collect information from which URL address you have visited the Site. The nature of this information may include a record of the IP address, the operational system and the browser type used by the user of the Site. Although this is not a personal information, through the provision of information about the user’s IP address we can define the provider of the Internet service and his geographical location.

We use or may use “cookies” and/or “web beacons”, which allow us to identify subsequent visitors; the type of content and the sites, visited by a particular user on our Site; the time spent on a specific section of the Site, as well as the specific functionalities which are preferred by the users. In essence, the “cookies” are the user’s identification card to our servers. The “web beacons” are small graphic files, connected to our servers, which allow us to monitor the usage of our Site and the related functionalities. Thanks to the “cookies” and the “web beacons” Best College can offer you a better and more efficient service, and to personalize your experience on the Site. The “cookies” and the “web beacons” are not used for the storage of personal information.

You have the possibility to control how and whether the “cookies” are accepted by your browser. Most browsers offer instructions on how to disable the usage of “cookies”. This option is found on the toolbar of the browser in the Help section. If you block the usage of cookies, many of the functionalities of the Site may not be working properly.

Personal information. We collect personal information in the cases when you create an account, update or edit the information in your account; when you buy products or services; when you answer a survey; when you register for updates on the Site; when you send us e-mails and/or participate in other services offered on our Site. We can use the personal information provided to answer your inquiries, to offer you a specific course and/or service; to update the services offered by us; send you messages about maintenance or updates to our Site, and others.

Account registration : If you register on our Site, you will need to provide us with your personal information, for example, your name, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, registered address, as well as other information which is related to the tax treatment of our services.

Messages to the Provider . We receive personal information, when you send us e-mails or connect with us through other means.

Surveys: We also receive personal information when you answer our surveys.

Processing of debit and credit cards by third parties . We offer you the possibility to pay for our services with debit or credit cards through a provider of payment services. Please have in mind that only the provider of the payment services may collect and process the information from your debit and credit cards.

How we use the information collected

Aggregated information. We need this information for the purpose of improving the quality and usefulness of our services, through statistical analysis of the characteristics and the behaviour of the users, and the measurement of the demographic indicators and preferred categories on our Site.

Personal information. We do not have the right to disclose personal information provided on our Site, except in the cases, defined in this Declaration of Confidentiality, which has been explicitly accepted by you. In addition to thе the ways of usage of personal information, described in this declaration, we have the right to use your personal data for the purposes described below. We can use your personal information also for scientific and business purposes, including for the improvement and personalization of the Site and the products offered on the Site.

Updates. We use your personal information, when you register to receive different messages or software updates, related to the Site or a specific service.

Comminication with the Provider . When you send us an inquiry or establish contact with us, we may use the information provided by you, in order to answer your inquiry and/or in other ways described in this Declaration. We can archive your personal information and/or use if for future contacts with you.

State authorities, legal rights and actions. The Provider has the right to share your personal information with the respective state authorities, in case of a duly submitted request for the establishment and application of our legal right or protection of our property, in case of protection against legal claims or in other cases, prescribed by the law. In these cases we preserve the right to make an objection or refrain from an objection, as well as to claim or give up the claim of a certain legal right. Besides these cases and if considered necessary, we can share your personal information in case of investigation of, protection from or actions against illegal or suspected illegal activities, and for the purpose of protection of the rights, property and security of Best College, the Site, our users and clients or other interested parties, as well as in other cases, as prescribed in our General Terms.

Updating of your personal information

By logging into your account, you have access to your personal information and you can confirm, whether it is correct and up to date, as well as to choose whether you want to receive materials from us or our partners through our Site. Please have in mind that should you deactivate your account, we preserve residual information in our databases, access registers and other types of data storages, and this information may or may not contain your personal information.

Links to other websites

For your convenience we may provide you with links to sites, which are maintained by other organisations, besides Best College (“third parties”). We do not provide your personal information to third parties, without your explicit consent. We do not accept and do not take responsibility for the declarations of confidentiality of third parties. If you choose to click on a link to the site of a third party, you should read their declaration of confidentiality and you should check how the third party will collect and use your personal information.

Amendments to the Declaration of Confidentiality

Please bear in mind that we regularly review our practices related to confidentiality and they may be subject to change. Each change, addition or amendment to the Declaration will enter into force immediately after its publishing on the Site. We will inform you about any significant changes to the Declaration of Confidentiality by publishing an announcement on the main page of our Site, which will be available for a reasonable period of time, and we will also reflect the change in the date of the document (to be found at the beginning of this page).

Please make sure that you regularly visit this page, in order to be informed about the current version of the Declaration of Confidentiality.

Should you have any questions related to our confidentiality policy, you can write to us at support@bestcollege.com.

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