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Privacy Policy

Kaplan International Colleges is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information. This Data Protection Policy describes how we treat information received about you.

Information We Collect

So that we can provide you with the information, programmes or products you have requested, we collect and store certain information about you, including your name, telephone number, email address, postal address, age, educational background, credit card number and other payment information. If you are enrolling as a student, we also may also collect other personal data, such as information regarding your health so that, if necessary, we can make appropriate accommodation for you, or your race or ethnicity, so that we can report aggregate student diversity statistics. This data is considered “sensitive data” and you consent to our collection, storage and use of such sensitive data for these purposes.

We also may collect from you emergency contact information, such as the telephone number or email address for a friend or family member. You represent to us that you have obtained consent from your emergency contacts to provide us their information for this purpose.

How We Use Information Collected

We use this information to process your requests, review and confirm your qualifications, provide you with our materials and programmes and to otherwise contract with you. We also may provide you with promotional materials about our products and services and provide your information to our affiliates and other carefully selected companies, some of whom may be outside the EU, who would like to send you promotional materials about their products and services.

Your Ability to Choose

You can let us know that you do not wish to receive promotional material from us by contacting us by email at kicinformation@kaplan.com or by post at 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU. You also can let us know that you do not want us to share your information with our affiliates or other carefully selected companies for promotional purposes by contacting us at the same email or postal address.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of our website and services, managing our database, sending email and other mail to you, processing and collecting payments, providing us legal, financial and accounting advice and conducting required audits. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. We also may disclose personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary under the law (for example, when necessary to protect our or a third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights) or when we, at our sole discretion, believe it is appropriate, in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

Your personal data is accessible by and provided to our partner university, for administration purposes, such as keeping track of your student records, accepting and recording your payments, providing you with certificates of completion and complying with any regulatory reporting requirements. We may also provide your data to companies or authorities from which you seek funding. If you have enrolled in our programmes through your sponsor or employer, we may share your data and course attendance and study results with your sponsor or employer. Such third parties are not subject to this Privacy Policy. Contact our partner universities/your employer or sponsor/any funding institutions/ companies directly for information about how they treat your personal data.

Transfer to Other Countries

We may need to process and store your information in countries outside the EU (and not subject to EU Data Protection laws), including, without limitation, your home country, the country in which you plan to graduate or other countries where we have offices or service providers. By providing your information to us, you consent to transfer of your information to these other countries.

Access and Rectification

If you would like to review, change or delete any information that we have about you, you can do so by contacting us on the details below. Please contact us if you have any other questions or comments on the Privacy Policy

Tel: +44 (0)20 7811 3050
Fax: +44 (0)20 7881 0710
kicinformation@kaplan.com
Kaplan International Colleges
Kensington Village, Avonmore Road
London W14 8HQ
United Kingdom
 

Modifications

We may change this Data Protection Policy from time to time.

Cookies


The UK Government has passed new legislation with regards to the use of cookies. The following section explains which Cookies Kaplan International Colleges uses and why we use them.

Kaplan International Colleges uses Persistent Cookies for website analytics and performance

  • Google Analytics: We use this tool to improve our website for the benefit of our users and make site improvements, all data collected is anonymous. For more information on Google Analytics cookie usage, please visit their website- http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html
  • ClickTale: This tool is only on a very limited number of Kaplan International College’s web pages. This tool provides heat-mapping software which shows us how our users are engaging with our website. From this data, we are able to improve our website usability. All user data is anonymous. To find out more about ClickTale, please visit their website – http://www.clicktale.com/
  • YouTube: A cookie is only stored on your browser if you a play an embedded video on our website. Don’t click play on any of our videos if you don’t want to have a YouTube cookie set. YouTube is owned by Google and their privacy policy can be found here –  http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

WordPress Cookies

WordPress websites also collect cookies for users who post comment. As Kaplan International Colleges use websites built using WordPress, these cookies apply to our users.

When visitors comment on the any of our articles or blogs, they will have cookies stored on their computer. This is purely for convenience, so that the visitor will not be required to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment on our site in the future.

Three cookies are set for WordPress commentators: comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little less than one year from the time they are set.

Prohibiting the collection of Cookies

If you would like to prevent Kaplan International Colleges from collecting cookies when you visit our site, please update the privacy setting in your chosen web browser. You can directly control cookie acceptance from there:

Google Chrome: http://www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/manage-data/

Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/

Internet Explorer: http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/default.mspx

Terms of use

Copyright

Copyright on the Site and in all materials included in it are owned by or licensed to Kaplan International Colleges or the other applicable Kaplan company and all rights are reserved. You must abide by all copyright notices and restrictions contained on the Site. You may not copy, distribute, enter into a database, display, perform, create derivative works from, transmit, or otherwise use any materials from the Site (including computer programmes or other code) (“Site Materials”), except that you make a reasonable number of machine-readable copies of the Site Materials only for personal, non-commercial use, and only if you do not alter the text or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice displayed on the Site Materials.

Trademarks

Kaplan, Kaplan Higher Education, Kaplan International Colleges, and any other Kaplan company logos or trademarks on the Site are trademarks owned by Kaplan, Inc. or the other applicable Kaplan company (Kaplan Trademarks). You may not use the Kaplan Trademarks in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among users about whether we are the source, sponsor, or endorser of the product or service, or in any manner that disparages or discredits us.

Links, Frames, and Metatags

You may link to the home page of the Site as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. You may not frame the content of the Site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates the Kaplan Trademarks or our name without our express written consent.

Links to Other Websites

The Site may contain links to the websites maintained by other Kaplan companies, by our partner universities or by other companies. Please note that each of other such sites is governed by its own user agreements and privacy policies, which may be different in some respects from the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy governing this Site. If you visit any such other site, be sure to read that company’s or university’s user agreement and privacy policy so that you understand the rules that govern your use of that particular site.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION, CONTENTS, GRAPHICS, DOCUMENTS AND OTHER ELEMENTS INCLUDED HEREIN (COLLECTIVELY THE “CONTENTS”) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES AND THE KAPLAN GROUP OF COMPANIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SITE CONTENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY STATED ON THIS SITE, NEITHER KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES NOR ANY OF THE KAPLAN GROUP OF COMPANIES NOR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES OR OTHER AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE, OR THE INFORMATION OR CONTENTS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES.

THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE. KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS, DELETIONS, CHANGES OR OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO THIS SITE, THE CONTENTS HEREOF, AND THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

Governing Law

The Terms of Use will be governed by the laws of England and Wales applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

Termination

We reserve the right to suspend the Site or terminate the Terms of Use at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the Terms of Use, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability and Governing Law sections of this User Agreement shall survive any such termination.

Last updated: December 2011