by Maurice Spees | 9 Mar 2018
3. Cookies and similar technologyWhen you use our Website for the first time, a cookie notice is shown. Kundalini Pioneers uses the information collected through cookies strictly for the purposes stated in the Cookie Statement, found below. 4. How we collect your dataKundalini Pioneers collects personal information in a number of ways. Information is obtained, for example, when you visit our Website, register on our Website, communicate with us via social media, or subscribe to our newsletter. We may also receive personal information from associated educational institutions, subsidiaries, partners, or other service providers. We collect some information by accessing your publicly available data, such as your Skype, Facebook or LinkedIn public profile. 5. Purposes of processing your dataWe process personal information for the following purposes:5.1 Providing services to youKundalini Pioneers processes personal data to provide our services. For example, personal data is processed so, for example:
For these purposes, Kundalini Pioneers processes the following personal data: name, digital contact details, demographic information, shortlisted programmes, disciplines and countries of interest, funding situation, preferred start period, previous education information, work experience. Kundalini Pioneers is allowed to process personal data for these purposes for pursuing its own legitimate interest or those of the educational institutions; with the legitimate interest being to allow Kundalini Pioneers to provide the best service it is able to, in order to align you with the educational institutions of your choice. 5.2 To communicate with you.Kundalini Pioneers processes contact details to communicate with you, answer your questions, or handle your complaints. This applies to both students and (potential) clients/customers/partners. For this purpose, Kundalini Pioneers processes the following personal data: communication history, name, digital contact details, message. For (potential) clients, the following data is also processed: phone number, employer, country. Kundalini Pioneers is allowed to process personal data for this purpose to pursue its own legitimate interests or those of the educational institutions; with the legitimate interest being Kundalini Pioneers to be able to communicate with you for providing the best service it can to align you with the educational institutions, scholarship providers, test providers and other service providers of your choice. Especially, the legitimate interest services is that Kundalini Pioneers, an educational institution or other service provider concerned can respond in an effective and timely manner to any questions or complaint you might have. 5.3 For processing student applications for specific training.Kundalini Pioneers processes personal information to enable students to apply for specific universities through Kundalini Pioneers rather than through the university website. For this processing of your personal data information, Kundalini Pioneers will act as a mere processor processing your information on behalf of the educational institution concerned. For this purpose, Kundalini Pioneers processes the following personal data on behalf of the educational institution: name, digital contact details, analog contact details, passport, educational transcripts, CV, various credentials (e.g. English language proficiency), demographic information, shortlisted programs, disciplines and countries of interest, funding situation, preferred start period, previous education information, work experience. Kundalini Pioneers is allowed to process personal data for this purpose because it is necessary for pursuing the legitimate interests of the educational institutions; with the legitimate interest being Kundalini Pioneers to be able to communicate with you for providing the best service it can to align you with the educational institutions of your choice. 5.4 Allowing you to provide reviews.Kundalini Pioneers processes personal information when you have left behind a review about a specific educational institution or a specific program. For this purposes, Kundalini Pioneers processes the following personal data (whether or not by means of a rating): program, educational institution, personal life and overall experience with respect to the educational institute and its location. Kundalini Pioneers will then automatically calculate an overall rating or score, which will appear on our portals along with any extra comments you have made. Please note that any written reviews may be checked by Kundalini Pioneers before exposing, automatically or manually, because Kundalini Pioneers wants to make sure only high-quality reviews are being exposed. We only remove reviews in the following situations:
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11.6 Cookies for the display of advertisementsThese cookies are used by advertising networks who act as intermediaries between Kundalini Pioneers and advertisers. They are used to show relevant, personalized advertisements or offers through every type of medium (e.g. e-mail, social media, banner ads) based on your behavior on our Website. They are also used for remarketing advertisements. These cookies are used to:
For the cookies that our third parties place for advertising purposes, we refer to the statements that these third parties provide on their own websites; see below. Please note that these statements are subject to change on a regular basis. Kundalini Pioneers has no influence over this.
11.7 Other/unforeseen cookiesDue to the way the internet and websites work, we may not always have insight into the cookies that are placed by third parties via our Website. This is particularly the case if our web pages contain so-called embedded elements; these are texts, documents, images or films that are stored with another party, but which are shown on, in or via our Website. If you encounter cookies on this Website that fall into this category and which we have not mentioned above, please let us know. Or contact the third party directly and ask which cookies they have placed, what the reason is, what the life span of the cookie is and how they have safeguarded your privacy. 11.8 Browser settingsIf you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before cookies are placed. You can also change the settings in such a way that your browser rejects all cookies or only the cookies of third parties. You can also delete cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you will need to change the settings separately for each browser and computer you use. Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we will no longer be able to guarantee that our Website is working properly. It is possible that some functions of the Website are lost or even that you can’t see certain websites at all. In addition, the refusal of cookies does not mean that you will no longer see any advertisements. The ads will no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often. How to adjust your settings varies from browser to browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser. If you want to disable cookies from specific parties, you can do so via www.youronlinechoices.com. 12. Final remarksWe will have to amend these statements from time to time, for example, because our Website or the rules surrounding cookies change. We may change the content of the statements and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without prior warning. You can consult this web page for the latest version. If you have any questions or remarks, please contact: GDPR@kundalinipioneers.com