Introduction

Welcome to Athena Study Abroad Limited! We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and protecting your personal data. This comprehensive GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your information when you interact with our website, www.athenabroad.com. By using our website, you consent to the practices described in this policy. We value your trust and assure you that your data will be handled with the utmost care and compliance with the GDPR.

Table of Contents

  1. What is GDPR?
  2. Scope of the Policy
  3. Types of Data We Collect
  4. Legal Basis for Data Processing
  5. Purposes of Data Processing
  6. Data Retention and Deletion
  7. Data Security Measures
  8. Data Transfer Outside the EEA
  9. Rights of Data Subjects
  10. Data Breach Notification
  11. Cookies and Similar Technologies
  12. Third-Party Websites
  13. Minors’ Data
  14. Changes to the Policy
  15. How to Contact Us

1. What is GDPR?

GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It came into effect on May 25, 2018, and aims to provide individuals with more control over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business.

2. Scope of the Policy

This GDPR policy applies to all personal data processed by Athena Study Abroad Limited through our website, www.athenabroad.com. It covers data collected from website visitors, prospective students, current students, alumni, and any other individuals interacting with our website.

3. Types of Data We Collect

We may collect various types of personal data, including but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Contact information (email address, phone number, address)
  • Date of birth
  • Academic background and interests
  • Passport and visa details
  • IP address and location data
  • Cookies and usage data

4. Legal Basis for Data Processing

We process your data based on various legal grounds, including your consent, contract performance, compliance with legal obligations, and our legitimate interests as a study abroad service provider.

5. Purposes of Data Processing

We collect and process your data for specific purposes, such as:

  • Providing personalized services and information
  • Processing study abroad applications
  • Sending important updates and notifications
  • Improving our website and services
  • Responding to inquiries and support requests

6. Data Retention and Deletion

We retain your data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law. Once the data is no longer needed, it will be securely deleted.

7. Data Security Measures

We implement appropriate security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. Our data security protocols adhere to industry standards and best practices.

8. Data Transfer Outside the EEA

Your data may be transferred to and processed in countries outside the EEA. In such cases, we ensure appropriate safeguards to protect your data as required by the GDPR.

9. Rights of Data Subjects

As a data subject, you have various rights under the GDPR, including the right to access, rectify, and erase your data. You can also object to processing and request data portability.

10. Data Breach Notification

In the event of a data breach that poses a risk to your rights and freedoms, we will notify you and the relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours as required by the GDPR.

11. Cookies and Similar Technologies

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies to enhance your browsing experience. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

12. Third-Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external sites.

13. Minors’ Data

Our website is not intended for individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal data from children.

14. Changes to the Policy

We may update this GDPR policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting the revised policy on our website.

15. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this GDPR policy or how we handle your data, please contact us at:

Athena Study Abroad Limited Address: 128 City Road London EC1V 2NX UKΒ  Email: director@athenabroad.com Phone: +44-020-3287 5030

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