Collecting of your personal data
We collect your personal data when you ask for information about our services or other materials, when you submit your online application forms to our admissions inbox, when you sign up to receive our newsletter, when you chat with a member of staff on the live chat or leave an offline message on the web chat.
To process your enquiries, we collect your full name, email and postal addresses, and phone number.
To process enrolments and enquiries, we ask for your name, email and postal addresses, phone number, date of birth, nationality, education history, copy of ID and Passport, copy of education certificates and immigration history.
We may also use your postal and email addresses to send you information about further updates on you application, special offers, marketing communication, and other services or products similar to those you have enrolled or enquired about from us. If you do not wish us to send you this additional information, you can let us know by following the opt-out instructions that we include in every email, or by sending us notice of your preferences through the mechanisms listed in the section below entitled Your Ability to Choose.
Sharing your data
We will need to use your data to perform our obligations and exercise our rights under agreements made with you, and to inform you of feedback on your application and other outcomes.
If you have enrolled in our services through your employer, we will share your data, attendance performance and test results with your employer.
If you enrol in any of our services, we will share your data with our partners whom you have chosen initially. Please note that this is limited to sharing individual data only with the relevant institution.
Your ability to choose
As mentioned above, we may use your email or postal address or telephone number to send you information on obtaining or maintaining your application, or other services or products we think might interest you. If you do not wish to receive such information from us, you can let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending your request by post to:
Attention: IEC Abroad Ltd – GDPR
9 Portland Street,
Aytoun Street Entrance,
Manhester, M1 3BE
IEC Abroad Cookies Policy
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier as well as the site name. Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (“first party cookies”) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (“third party cookies”).
How are cookies used?
To support our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and WeChat. As a result, when you visit a page containing such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. IEC Abroad does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information:
You will also see embedded “share” buttons on the IEC Abroad web pages; these enable users to easily share content with their friends through a number of popular social networks. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service you have chosen to share content through. IEC Abroad does not control the dissemination of these cookies. Examples currently on our website include:
What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set?
If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of that website. To do this, please follow the instructions below which outline “how to turn off cookies on your browser”. There are also instructions in each category of cookies above which give information on how to opt out of some individually, for example Google Analytics.
How to turn off cookies on your web browser for all websites?
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies
Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered. The main browser types and instructions on how to turn off cookies for ALL sites, not just IEC Abroad are available on the aboutcookies.org website.
If you would like to find out more information about cookies:
Information Commissioner’s Office
The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
Information about cookies
Useful information about cookies can be found at aboutcookies.org.
Internet Advertising Bureau
A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the Internet Advertising Industry.
International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section