1.2 You do not need to give us any information to browse our website
2. Personal Information we collect about you
2.1 As a Visitor, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.
2.2 When you contact an institution and supply your email address, we store your name, surname and email address.
3. Our use of your Personal Information
3.1 We use Personal Information submitted by Members in the following ways:
- to enable you to use any services that we may from time to time provide through our website;
- to provide enquiry and application services on behalf of course providers (these are the interactive services that come up when you look up details of a particular course);
- to enable you to receive newsletters from us, which may include course information;
- to conduct market research surveys;
- to send you updates about our website;
- to provide you with information about products and services we offer;
* for general research purposes, to allow us to develop the products and services we can offer to you; and
* for website administration (including enabling us to respond to any comments on our website or feedback you may give us).
When you email an institution or request a prospectus, your contact details will be passed on to the course provider in order to enable them to reply to your email.
4.1 Your Personal Information may be passed to and used by our group companies in connection with providing services to you over our website and delivering or making our services available to you. Please note that some of our group companies may be located overseas in countries which do not have as extensive data protection laws as in the United Kingdom - for example, our software developers require certain test data (which may consist of Personal Information) and they are based in India.
4.2 We may also disclose your Personal Information in the following instances: (i) if we are required to do so by applicable law or under a court or similar order; (ii) as deemed necessary, in our discretion, to protect our legal rights or property or the legal rights or property of a Member or third party, or to prevent personal injury; and/or (iii) in connection with a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion or all of our assets or stock or our affiliated entities (including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
5. Hyperlinks to other web sites
5.2 We generally do not object to you linking directly to the homepage of our website, although we reserve the right to refuse our authorisation to such linking at our sole discretion. We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your website - our web pages must load into the user's entire window.
5.3 We reserve the right to move or change our website URL at any time in order to meet changing business needs and to continually improve our online service. External websites link to our website at their own risk.
6.1 When you view or use our website we may store information on the hard drive of your computer in the form of a "cookie" (essentially a small text file). Cookies allow us to tailor our website to your interests and preferences. For example, a cookie might contain information about the web pages you have visited on our website, which could allow us to customise your next visit to our website. However, cookies do not allow us access to the rest of your computer and we do not use them to collect personally identifiable information about you.
6.2 Most internet browsers enable you to delete cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your computer you may not be able to use certain services or facilities on our website.
6.3 You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers or other third parties with links on our website. We do not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.
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