Introduction

We, at The College Folio, are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you share with us, in-line with the applicable data protection laws and regulations.

This Policy is subject to the terms of the Site Policy (Terms of Use) of TheCollegeFolio.com and the Application. This policy applies to those who register on the Platform (as defined in the Terms of Use) provided by the TheCollegeFolio.com, in connection with use of our services, or whose information TheCollegeFolio.com otherwise receives in connection with its services (such as but not limited to contact information of individuals associated with TheCollegeFolio.com including partner colleges/ educational institutes etc.)

Personal information (PI) – means any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. In particular using a common identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person or any other piece of information as per applicable laws and regulations.

Information collection

We collect information about you or your usage to provide better services to all of our users. We collect information in the following ways:

  • Many of our services require you to register/sign up for an account on TheCollegeFolio.com. When you do, we will ask for personal information, such as, but not limited to your name, email address and telephone number to create/update your account.
  • To provide you additional services, we may collect your profile information such as, but not limited to education background, work experience, date of birth.
  • We collect information about services that you use and how you use them, but not limited to log information and location information.
  • We may collect your personal information such as but not limited to bank details, passport details to assist for study abroad program, which includes services like Letter of recommendation, student profile, student visa and application to university programmes.
  • When you communicate with TheCollegeFolio.com or its Application or use the TheCollegeFolio.com platform to communicate with other Members (such as advertisers, colleges/ institutes, etc.), we collect information about your communication and any other additional information you choose to provide.

Processing personal information

TheCollegeFolio.com may process your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate an identifier from cookies or similar technologies with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.
  • Our automated systems analyze your content to provide you customized search results, recommendations and specific promotions and offers
  • Send alerts and newsletter(s) to you (Provided you subscribe to the same. To unsubscribe, please visit your account settings)
  • Improving our website and its content to provide better features and services
  • Conducting market research and surveys with the aim of improving our products and services.
  • Sending you information about our products and services for marketing purposes and promotions.
  • Preventing, detecting, investigating and prosecuting crimes (including but not limited to fraud and other financial crimes) in any jurisdiction, identity verification, government sanctions screening and due diligence checks
  • Establishing, exercising or defending legal rights in connection with legal proceedings (including any prospective legal proceedings) and seeking professional or legal advice in relation to such legal proceedings.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of our Web pages utilize “cookies” and other tracking technologies. A “cookie” is a small text file that may be used, to collect your information about Website activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. Please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Web site and some sections/features of the site may not work.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site has accessed.

Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Web site and your Web experience. We may also analyze information that does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics.

For more information about our use of cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

Third Party Services

TheCollegeFolio.com may provide information, including Personal Information, that ‘TheCollegeFolio.com collects on the Web to third-party service providers to help us deliver programs, products, information, and services. Service providers are also an important means by which TheCollegeFolio.com maintains its Web site and mailing lists. TheCollegeFolio.com will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on TheCollegeFolio.com behalf.

TheCollegeFolio.com does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties unless such transfer is required for providing relevant services or for purposes legal purposes.

When you are in a relationship with TheCollegeFolio.com, your personal information may be transferred to geographies outside India, for the purposes mentioned in this policy or to their local service providers for support in the pursuance of such purposes. Transfers outside India are covered by standard data protection laws.

Please be aware that TheCollegeFolio.com sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by this privacy policy. Visitors to Our Site may be directed to third-party sites for more information, such as advertisers, blogs, content sponsorships, vendor services, social networks, etc.