‘Educating Abroad’; ‘we’; ‘us’; and ‘our’; means Educating Abroad Ltd of 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, England, WC2H 9JQ.
Educating Abroad endeavours to ensure that the information that you submit to us remains private, and that it is used only for the purposes described below. We aim to provide a safe and secure experience for all of our users. We make every effort to comply with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Additionally, we understand the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of your CV and other information stored about you while using the site.
Jobseeker Account and CV information
When you register to Educating Abroad your details, including your CV, can be made available for searching, viewing over the Internet and downloading by any direct recruiter, employment consultant or other person or organisation who requests CVs matching your profile to be sent to them. Educating Abroad attempts to verify the identity and the nature of the business of such organisations however does not make any warranties as to their authenticity.
Your personal information
When you register with us as a jobseeker we will process your personal data on the basis set out in this policy, as it is in our legitimate interests to do so following your registration. We will collect personal information from you, such as your name, contact details, details of the kind of work you are looking for, the location where you want to work and your CV. We will use your personal data to manage your account and to email you about our services which includes job alerts and emails about courses that are relevant to your fields of interest. We may contact you regarding site changes or changes to the Educating Abroad products or services that you use.
Disclosure of personal information
When you register, we store some information about you in your account, but it is protected by your password and may only be accessed by you. It does not form part of our candidate database and cannot be searched or accessed by Educating Abroad customers. You can delete your account at any time. Your CV, unless you choose the option to ‘hide’, will be accessible to any Educating Abroad customer. If you choose to hide your CV, all clients of Educating Abroad will be unable to view or access it.
We ask jobseekers not to include information on their CV that is considered sensitive personal data, for example your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, your health, sex life or sexual orientation.
If you choose to create a profile and upload a CV to our database, we rely on you to ensure that your details are kept up to date. You should update your CV at least every six months, particularly if your contact details have changed.
Please note that Educating Abroad reserves the right to remove from our database, CVs which include any content that we consider to be illegal or offensive.
We may record and share aggregated information with our clients. Additionally, if you input your information on a co-branded registration page or job application page, eg a Educating Abroad client-company registration page then the information that you give becomes the property of both Educating Abroad and the client. Educating Abroad is not responsible for the information that the client receives.
Educating Abroad will also use the aggregate data to identify employment trends across different industries, such as salary averages. This information will not be capable of being linked to any personally identifying information about users.
Please be aware that some of our customers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area.
PLEASE NOTE: Your current employer may be a customer of Educating Abroad, or a client of one of our customers. Educating Abroad cannot restrict the customers who access profiles on our database and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality.
Information collection and use
Like many websites, we routinely capture your IP address information to determine your location. This helps us work out whether you are visiting the site from within the UK, EU or rest of the world, and means we can show you content that’s specific to your location and ask the right questions about your eligibility to work in the UK or EU should you wish to apply for a job on Educating Abroad. Educating Abroad automatically receives and records information on our web server logs from your browser including your IP address. Educating Abroad records IP addresses for anonymous statistical purposes, administration of our website and servers, and to improve our services.
An IP address, or ‘internet protocol address’, is a unique identifying number given to every device connected to the internet. Like a car license plate, an IP address is a special serial number used for identification.
Information may be gathered from your registration form and your use of our website through “cookies”. The information gathered may be used by Educating Abroad internally, for purposes relating to your use of the website and for marketing activities, and may be passed to carefully selected third parties to use for marketing activities. If you do not wish to receive marketing material from Educating Abroad or from carefully selected third parties you should tick the appropriate box on the submission form. If you subsequently decide you no longer wish to receive direct marketing/information from Educating Abroad or no longer wish us to pass your information to third parties you should notify us using the Contact page of our website or delete your CV.
Educating Abroad currently uses personalized adverts services when visiting other ad network sites. These are authorized by Educating Abroad to place and read cookies on our websites (including network websites and emails).
Other choice options for display: Users can also express their choices, through the following platforms: IAB opt-out platform, Network Advertising Initiative opt-out platform, Digital Advertising Alliance platform that provide options to express their choices for all companies that are registered in this platform.
Educating Abroad uses a specific cookie in order to facilitate the use of Google Universal Analytics for logged in Candidates or Recruiters (“Logged-In User”). If you are a Logged-In User, Educating Abroad may use your Candidate or Recruiter user ID in combination with Google Universal Analytics and Google Analytics to track and analyse the pages of Educating Abroad that you visit. We do this to better understand how you use Educating Abroad, with the aim of improving Educating Abroad for all users. We do not pass any Logged-In User personal identification information to Google Analytics.
Educating Abroad gathers general information about users, for example, what services users access the most and which areas of the Educating Abroad site are most frequently visited, the number of CVs on the database, or the number of visitors to the site and for other lawful purposes. Such data is used in the aggregate to help us to understand how the Educating Abroad site is used. We gather this information so that we can continue to improve and develop our services to benefit our users. We may make this aggregated information available to users of the Educating Abroad site, to our clients, advertisers, suppliers and other reputable third parties. These statistics are anonymous and contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
The site is protected against unauthorised access using the latest security devices and ‘firewalls’.
Other ways of ensuring your privacy & your data protection rights:
These options are available when you log in to our website.
You may access and amend your personal details at any time.
You may ‘hide your CV’ from all clients of Educating Abroad meaning that your CV and profile will not appear in any CV Searches. You are still able to apply for vacancies with your CV.
You may unsubscribe from any employment or promotional information that we may send to you by in any of the following ways:
You can remove the information that Educating Abroad stores about you, at any time, by logging in to your Educating Abroad account and choosing to delete your account.
If you have any questions about this policy or our use of your Personal Information please raise your query via our contact form. If you do not think we are handling your Personal Information adequately, you have the right to make a complaint to Information Commissioner’s Office. Further information, including contact details, are available at https://ico.org.uk