Last Updated on August 4th, 2019
Study Visa Service collects user data at various places on the website such as registration form and login area. Every effort is made to keep this data secured. However, there are services such as study abroad inquiry where students provide their data to get free advice on study abroad.This information is shared with limited number of studies abroad consultants inPakistan. Keep in mind that if you are putting an online inquiry for study abroad advices, your data would be shared with respective consultants or can beused for promotional activities of our valued customers.
Information that We Collect
Personal Information: Depending on the Services you arevisiting or using, we may collect various times of information from and aboutyou, including information that can personally identify you. Thisinformation includes, but is not limited to: name, age, postal address, emailaddress, telephone number, fax number, short message service or text messageaddress, other wireless device address, instant messaging address, demographicinformation, education and scholastic information (including but not limited tolevel of education, desired level of educational program, and areas ofinterest), current occupation, military status, governmental loan status,information about any transaction you conduct or submit to on or through theServices, and other information that would allow online or offline contact withyou as an individual (collectively, “Personal Information”). We may alsocollect information that you provide to us about other people (such as familymembers or co-borrowers in the case of www.studyvisaservice.com), including, butnot limited to, their names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, mobilenumbers, and email addresses for purposes of fulfilling the purposes for whichyou provide such information.
Non-Personal Information: We also collect Usage Information(as defined below) and other information from and about you that does notpersonally identify you or allow us or others to contact you individuallyonline or offline ("Non-P ersonally Identifiable Information" or"Non-PII"). We may combine Non-PII with other information in a waythat allows you to be identified or personally contacted. If this happens, wewill treat the combined inform ation as Personal Information.
How We Collect Information: We may collect information from you in the following ways:
Information Provided by You. We collect information provided by you when you (1) inquire about or obtain our services or products;(2) communicate with us or request information about or from us, whether viaemail or other means; (3) fill out forms or fields on the Services; (4)register as a user or sign-up for any of our newsletters, materials or servicesthrough the Services; (5) enter into online transactions; (6) create profiles;(7) provide college reviews or participate in our online surveys or questionnaires;(8) input information into our interactive programming features or participatein our online forums; (9) participate in any of our marketing initiatives,including contests, scholarship offers, events, or promotions; and (10) post tothe Services or provide user-generated content or submissions to us, includingwithout limitation media files, photos, videos, documents or other information,and contributions to a chat room, list serve, blog, or other open forum orcommunity feature that we make available on the Services ("UserContributions").
Information from Other Sources. We may collect informationabout you from other services that we may provide, our affiliates, third-partyor public sources (such as from public forums, social networks, and blogs),other users of the Services, and our business partners.
Automatic Information Collection. We and our serviceproviders use automatic data collection technologies to collect and store UsageInformation (as defined below). This information helps us evaluate how ourvisitors use and navigate the Site on an aggregate basis, including but notlimited to the number and frequency of visitors to each Site, and the length oftheir visits. We may combine this automatically collected log information withother information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offeryou, to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality. We also mayallow third-party advertising companies and ad networks to use automatic datacollection technologies to collect Usage Information for purposes of providing interest-basedads. See the Automatic Information Collected Technologies and Usage Informationand the Third-Party Advertisers and Interest-Based Ads sections for moreinformation.
How We Use the Information that We Collect
We may use your information, including Personal Information, to:
Provide products and services requested by you;
Provide customer support, including responding to yourrequests and questions and troubleshooting and resolving problems or complaints,and for any other purposes that we deem appropriate;
Verify the information you provide to us;
Communicate with you;
Confirm your identity and eligibility to use the Services;
Establish and manage your account, as applicable;
Perform research and analysis to develop and improve theServices and other products and services that we may offer;
Understand and anticipate your use of or interest in, ourproducts, services, and content, and the products, services, and contentoffered by others;
Develop and display products, services, and contenttailored to your interests on the Services and other online properties;
Measure the overall effectiveness of our onlineadvertising, content, and programming, and other activities;
Offer you personalized information and products, services,promotions, contests, or scholarships of ours, our affiliates, or ourthird-party business partners that may be of interest to you;
Manage our business and operations;
We use the information we automatically collect (such ascontact information, IP address and basic browser and system details) to helpus optimize our sites and the services we offer on the Sites and may offer inthe future;
To provide you with a customized browsing experience;
Protect the security and integrity of the Services;
Use or post User Contributions as permitted in our Termsof Use; and
Fulfill any other purposes for which you provide yourinformation and for any other purpose as described to you at the time yourinformation is collected or for which your consent is given.
Our Sharing Practices
We may disclose or share information from or about you,including your Personal Information, as follows:
With ISS GROUP’ affiliated companies (i.e., companies thatcontrol, are controlled by, or are under common control with us) for support ofour internal and business operations, for cross-marketing purposes or inconnection with a request made by you or your opt-in or consent.
In addition, from time to time, we may share PersonalInformation (such as e-mail addresses and other contact information such asname, email address and phone number) with selected third parties, so they mayoffer educational or non-educational goods and services that we believe may beof interest to our customers. To opt-out of our sharing of your informationwith such third parties, see the Your Choices about How We Use and DiscloseYour Information section.
With any person who, in our reasonable judgment, isauthorized to receive your information, such as your agent, attorney, parent,legal guardian, or co-signor of a loan application.
We cannot ensure that all of your private communicationsand other Personal Information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwisedescribed in this Policy. For example, we may be forced to disclose informationto the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third partiesmay unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, orusers may abuse or misuse your personal information that they unlawfullycollect from the Site. We will try to protect your privacy; however, we do notpromise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or privatecommunications will always remain private.