COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
In addition to information that you supply explicitly on the website including, but not limited to, your name, address, email address, phone number and educational qualifications, we may also collect information such as your IP address, internet browser details, bandwidth, internet service provider and other information needed to provide you with access to our Site and obtain analytics.
We gather your information in the following ways:
• Registering on our Site
When you create an account with us, we collect profile information such as your name, email address, and password. To access our Site and/or Services you must create an account by clicking on “Log In” button You understand that, by creating an account, we will be able to identify you by your registered profile. Our third-party vendors might likewise ask for your card or bank details, in the event that you purchase our Services. We do not collect or use any payment information and we claim no responsibility or liability for the payment transactions.
• Profile Information
• Using our Services
We gather information from you when you use our Services. For example, we gather data when you participate in surveys meant to improve our Services, view content and give network feedback.
We gather information from the gadgets and networks that you use to access our Services. We may also get geolocation information passed on to us by third-party services or GPS-enabled devices. If you have blocked real time location data from being shared through your mobile device settings, we will not receive your real-time location data.
• Using Third-Party Services and Visiting Third-Party Sites
When you visit or leave our Site by clicking a hyperlink or when you use a third-party plugin to access our Services, we will receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. We additionally receive your IP address or the proxy server that you use or have used to access the Site, information on web browser that you use or have used, details about your mobile device (in the event that you are accessing our services using a cell phone), and the name of your ISP or your mobile network carrier. We may receive certain profile related information from third parties that you use to access our Services.
USE OF INFORMATION
• To provide our Services
Information provided by you will be used for Platform functionality including but not limited to, analysis and scoring, requesting feedback from individuals from your networks or to connect you with a potential Partner or for sending you promotional and/or behavioral emails.
• Service communications
We may use your contact information for limited purposes, including but not limited to recordkeeping, feedback purposes, content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of our Site and/or Services. We also may use this information to communicate with you through e-mail, notices etc. posted on the Site, and other means accessible through the services, to (a) welcome and advise you about how to utilize our Site, new features, updates, and so on; (b) provide Site related information which will cover availability, security, and other issues about the working of our Site and/or Services.
You agree that we may use this information for such communication with you.
• Third-Party Practices
We may employ or engage third party companies and individuals to facilitate support, investigation, review, promotion and advancement of our Site and/or Services. Additionally, we may use third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary content, hardware, software, networking, storage and related technology required to run the Site and/or Services. These third parties are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations consistent with this Policy and have limited access to your information, meant only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are committed to not disclose or use it for any other purposes.
The Site and/or Services may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by us, and these links may contain third party ads, polls and surveys. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Impactis of the content on such websites. In addition, Impactis will not and cannot censor or edit content of any third-party websites. Please note that Impactis is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party websites. By using the Site and/or the Services, you expressly release Impactis and its officers, employees, agents, representatives, consultants, and contractors from any and all responsibility or liability from your use of any third-party websites. We also cannot be responsible for your Personal Information that you submit to third parties using the Services. Please check their individual policies before you submit any information to those websites.
(i) providing our services to Users including to send you scholarship opportunities;
(ii) to give User relevant search results and recommended scholarship/ funding opportunities;
(iii) facilitate communication as part of the college or university application;
(iv) match the profile of the students with the relevant Partners;
(v) providing Users with customer support;
(vi) give User relevant search results;
(vii) using information collected from cookies and other technologies, to improve User’s experience and the overall quality of our Services;
(viii) preventing, detecting, investigating and taking action against crimes, any other illegal activities.
• Information Processing Outside Your Nation
We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence. You acknowledge that your information may be subject to the privacy and data protection laws and regulations which may be different from any applicable laws and regulations of your country of residence.
We may use an individual’s information to maximize opportunities to connect such individual with potential Partners. We may use an individual’s information to allow that individual to contact Partners and Partners to contact an individual.
• Network Feedback
Your information is used when you send communications to your network through our services, i.e. the recipient can see your name, email address. For example, an invitation sent to provide feedback using our services will list your name and email address in the header of the message. If you use communities, blogs, or chat rooms on our Site, you should be aware that any Personal Information you submit there can be read, collected, and used by other Users of these Services.
Impactis is not responsible for the Personal Information that you choose to submit in these forums, unless it was released by Impactis without your consent. By using the Site and/or the Services, you expressly release Impactis and affiliates including its officers, employees, agents, representatives, consultants, and contractors from any and all responsibility or liability from external feedback providers.
• Customize and enhance our Services
We use information and content provided by you to conduct research and development and to customize your experience, try to make it relevant and valuable to you, and drive User growth and engagement of our Services.
• Customer Service
When you contact our customer support, we collect information that helps us categorize your requests and respond to it. We also use this information to track potential problems and trends and customize our support responses to serve you better. Our customer support will endeavor to request or review only such information that is necessary to assist in your query or provide any other technical help you may require.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Your Personal Information is collected and processed by Impactis only for the purposes for which it is collected. Your Personal Information may be processed by Impactis, to the extent that such processing is necessary to allow Impactis to comply with a legal obligation. An example of this would be if Impactis is required to disclose your Personal Information to respond to a court order or if Impactis is required to retain specific records for a fixed period to comply with requirements under any applicable law or internal policies.
Impactis does not disclose, transfer or share Personal Information of the User with others except:
(i) with the consent of the User;
(ii) to our affiliates and group companies to the extent required for our business and/or administrative purposes and/or general corporate operations and for provision of Services;
(iii) to potential Partners if we determine that the student application is suitable for a particular Partner;
(iv) to third party service providers and partners that Impactis engages to a) provide services over the Platform; b) maintain the Platform and mailing lists including undertaking technical and content-related tasks in the provision of our website; or c) communicate with User on Impactis’s behalf about offers relating to its Services. We may also disclose the information you share with us on an aggregate basis to other Users of the Site and/or Services and to service providers and other agents engaged to perform functions on our behalf (such as processing of payments, hosting of our website, marketing of our products and services, conducting audits, and performing analytics).
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect your Personal Information and are also subject to appropriate confidentiality/non-disclosure obligations and they comply with the applicable provisions of the data protection laws;
(v) when we believe in good faith that it is required by law;
(vi) as necessary to enforce our Terms of Service or ensure the rights, property, or security of Impactis and our Users;
(vii) to detect, prevent or otherwise address security issues, technical issues or fraud;
(viii) in the event of a change of control, such as a sale, merger, bankruptcy, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company, provided the third party agrees to the terms of this Policy;
(ix) if you provide any testimonials about our Services, we may post those testimonials in connection with our promotion of these Services to third parties. Testimonials may include your name and other Personal Information that you have provided.
RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZATION FOR THE DATA COLLECTION
The below mentioned entity is responsible for the Personal Information collected, stored or processed :
Impactis Global Inc., USA, EIN: 88-2781821
You have the following rights regarding our handling of Personal Information or data, subject to the limitation as per the applicable data protection laws:
• Option for information removal and opt-out
We may use your Personal Information to communicate with you through e-mail, notices posted on the Site, and other means accessible through the services, to offer you services. If you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, you may opt-out by unsubscribing from the communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Rights to access, correct, or delete your information, and closing your account
You have the right to access, change or correct your individual profile information, i.e. your Personal Information, with respect to your account. You can do so by logging in to your account or by contacting our data protection officer at email@example.com. We reserve the right to take appropriate steps to authenticate your identity before providing access and to deny requests.
If you wish to delete your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kindly note that doing so may result in your not being able to access or receive certain services.
Please note that withdrawing consent does not affect our right to continue to collect, use and disclose Personal Information where such collection, use and disclose without consent is permitted or required under applicable laws.
RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Personal Information of the User will not be retained by Impactis any longer than it is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Information is processed and/or in accordance with legal, regulatory, contractual or statutory obligations as applicable or Impactis’s internal policies and procedures.
At the expiry of such periods, the Personal Information of the User will be deleted or archived in compliance with applicable laws.
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organisational security measures, including but not limited to, User authentication and data encryption, to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction. We will conduct periodic risk assessments and remediate identified security vulnerabilities in a commercially reasonable manner. Impactis does not assume any liability for disclosure of any such data, including without limitations, due to unauthorized access of data and security lapses of third-parties. Site and/or Services Users are urged to validate information and use caution when applying and relying on data from Partners. For example, do not disclose identity card numbers, credit card information, or bank account numbers with unknown third parties.
We will contact you regarding any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored Personal Information to you via email or conspicuous posting on our Platform in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement and will undertake all measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER/ GRIEVANCE OFFICER
In case you have any complaints and/or grievances in relation to the processing of your Personal Information you can contact our data protection officer at email@example.com
We may collect information about your use of our Site and/or Services, which is then also used on an anonymized, aggregated basis. This information is strictly for analytics purposes and to help us improve the features and quality of our Site and Service. Such anonymized data will have all direct personal identifiers removed such as name, ID numbers, date of birth, demographic information, geolocation information etc. We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling. Furthermore, we agree not to attempt to re-identify anonymized data.