Last revised on September 15, 2020

1. Scope of this policy

This privacy policy (the “Policy” or the “Privacy Policy”) describes how Campus Bull (CB), developed and operated by GCS Globe Consulting Services Private Limited collects, uses, consults or otherwise processes an individual’s Personal Data. For the purposes of this policy, “Campus Bull” refers to Campus Bull, developed and operated by GCS Globe Consulting Services Private Limited, a company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act,2013. In all cases described in this Policy, Campus Bull   will process your personal data as a data Controller.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users and customers. This Privacy Policy is especially directed at:

  •  visitors and subscribers of the websites of Campus Bull;
  •  natural persons contacting us through the contact or other forms available on the websites;
  •  subscribers to our newsletter(s);
  •  users signing in to use our services;

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you how we gather, define, and use information that could identify you, such as your name, email address, address, other contact details, online identifiers or other information that you provide to us when using our websites or when relying on our services. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This policy is to be read as consistent with the Cookie Policy.

This policy includes a description of your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing activities we carry out.

2. Contacting us

If you have general questions about your account or how to contact Customer Service for assistance, please send us an email at [email protected].

For questions specifically about this Privacy Policy or use of your personal information please contact our Data Protection Office/Privacy Office by mail at: [email protected]

Please note that if you contact us to assist you, for your safety and ours we may need to authenticate your identity before fulfilling your request.

3. Collection of Information

The purpose of the Website is to create an online community for students/professionals looking for higher education and you can browse our platforms to view the various exams dates, Result updates, counselling updates, details of schools, colleges, universities, service providers, courses, programs, career counselling etc. and other information available on Platforms. You are not required to provide any personal data as a visitor.

As part of our effort to create this online community, we receive and store information about you such as:

A. Personal Information

Content published on Campus Bull is accessible by all visitors. However, certain Campus Bull features and services may require registration. Upon signing-up, an account is created for the user (“Account”). Users who sign-up on-site are required to confirm their registration by clicking on an activation link which is sent to them via email. Users can gain more capabilities by going through appropriate processes and you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and User Agreement that allow us to process information about you.

 

B. Information You Provide

The personal information collected by Campus bull may include:

  • Name, postal address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
  • Financial account information, such as credit card number and other payment information. Please note, we do not retain credit card information.

We may also collect information about you such as:

  • If you create an account – your username, password, and other demographic information that you provide.
  • Education details such as education Interest, current education level, year of passing and/or other preferences/interests (including not limited to preferred location of study, choice of courses)
  • If you purchase from campus bull service (my guide) – what you buy, and how frequently you buy.
  • If you take a survey or interact with us in various other ways – demographics information that you provide and information about subjects that may interest you.
  • If you connect your account to another service such as LinkedIn or Twitter, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service that you authorize. This information enables cross-platform data sharing to improve your user experience.

C. Information We Automatically Collect

Whenever you visit or interact with the site, we, as well as any third-party advertisers and/or service providers, may use cookies, web beacons, local shared objects (Flash Cookies), or other technologies to automatically or passively collect information about your online activity and website use information. For information about our use of cookies and other similar technologies through the site, you can read our Cookie Policy here.

Please note that we automatically collect the following information about you:

  • Website Use Information. We may automatically collect website use information when you visit our site. This may include information about your Internet service provider, your operating system, browser type, domain name, Internet protocol (IP) address, your access times, the website that referred you to us, the Web pages you request, and the date and time of those requests.
  • Third Party Service Providers. We may use third party service providers to support our website. Some of these service providers may use technology such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, or Flash cookies to receive, collect, and store information.
  • Third Party Analytic Technologies. We may use third parties’ analytics and tracking tools to better understand who is using the website, how people are using website, how to improve the effectiveness of the website, our services and related content, to help us or those third parties serve more targeted advertising to you across the Internet, and to allow “Like” buttons and “Share” buttons to work. These tools may use technology such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, Flash cookies, HTML5 cookies, or other technologies to automatically collect and store certain information. They may also combine information they collect from your interaction with the website with information they collect from other sources. We do not have access to, or control over, these third parties’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies.

D. Information Collected From Other Sources

We may acquire information from other trusted sources to update or supplement the information that you provide or that we collect automatically. We may use this information to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services or other offers that may be of interest to you, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.

E. Combination of Information

We may combine the information we receive from and about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through our online services, as well as information collected offline, across other computers or devices that you may use, and from third party sources.

Users are required to provide part or all of the following information below, depending on the features or services they wish to access:

  •  First and last name
  •  Email address
  • father name/guardian name, mother name
  • gender, nationality, state, date of birth
  • Education details including marks scored 10th/12th/school, college, year of passing
  • Interested course, preferred location for higher studies
  •  Company name, size, industry, state and country
  •  Job title, focus, and level
  •  Purchasing authority
  •  Work phone/parents phone

Once you complete activation, and you will be able to create your profile (“Profile”).

You may be required to provide us with additional information and consent to our terms as described here which are part of our general TOS and Privacy Policy.

4. Use of Information

As you are providing information for creating your user account we use your information to provide, analyse, administer, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts, to process your registration, your orders and your payments and to communicate with you on these and other topics. For example, we use information to :

By providing information for the purposes of creating your User account or adding any additional details to your Campus bull profile, you are voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of Privacy Policy and User Agreement that allow us to process information about you.

We require this information to understand your needs and to provide you better service; in particular for all or some of the following reasons:

 

A. We use your Information in order to resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe matching; collect fees owed; measure consumer interest in Services; inform you about offers, products, services, and updates; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our TOS; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. We may compare and review your Business Information for errors, omissions and for accuracy.

B. We use your e-mail to send you system e-mails about the functionality of our Website that you cannot opt out from and you will have to receive if you want to use our Website. If you want to stop receiving our system e-mails, you will have to de-activate your Account by contacting [email protected]

C. We use your e-mail associated with your Account in order to send you newsletters and promotions in conjunction with your use of our Services. If you do not wish to receive newsletters you may unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscription link in the newsletter e-mail. We may also send you newsletters which include third party’s offers. If you do not wish to receive these third party offers, you may unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscription link in the newsletter e-mail.

D. We may use your Business Information in order to provide benchmark analysis and aggregate statistics. This particular Business Information will be anonymized, will not contain personal identification and will not be transferred or sold to third parties in any way or format that identifies you.

E. We use Website navigation data to operate and improve the Website. We may also use Website navigation data alone or in combination with your Business Information to provide aggregated information about higher studies.

F. We collect the IP Addresses to track when you use our Website. We use IP Addresses to monitor the regions from which you navigate our Website and sign-up to use our Services. Your IP-address is also registered for statistical purposes and to better our advertising and layout of the Website. In specific, we use your IP Addresses for the following reasons:

a. Send the most appropriate advertising based on geographic area or information derived from your IP address. Many IP addresses are commonly associated with Internet service providers, universities, or major corporations in specific regions or localities. Aggregate information derived from IP addresses may also be reported to advertisers.

b. Estimate the total number of Internet users visiting our Website from specific countries or regions of the world.

c. Assist third party advertisers to track effectiveness of the promotions they run on our Website, visits to and business at third party’s websites.

G. For users other than those only signing in to the Free eBooks or Webinar recording page of the Website, we do not share your full name, e-mail, phone number and job title with third parties for their marketing purposes as a matter of course. However, if we decide to share such information, you shall be notified and shall have the option to opt-out from providing us with your personal information above for this purpose.

We do not transfer, sell or rent your Business Information to third parties for their marketing purposes other than what is stated in this Privacy Policy. We request only the information that we need to operate our Services and improve our Website’s user experience. We do not use your Information to create any advertising creative.

H. For users signing in to the Free eBooks, colleges and Webinar recording page of the Website, in consideration for free access to a variety of eBooks, webinar recordings and related resources, you agree that eLearning Industry may submit some or all of your Information to the eBook publisher, colleges or webinar presenter who may use it for marketing purposes.

 

4.1 Coaching / counselling products

At the time of purchasing or using of any of our test preparation products, counselling products or other tools / services, paid or free, on our platform, we may collect additional information such

  • Your location and state
  • Your socio-economic profile
  • Information pertaining to racial or ethnic origin, religion etc,
  • Your score, rank in different entrance exams.
  • Date of birth
  • Enrolment number pertaining to exam/institutions applied to
  • Your engagement on various products, behaviour patterns, test results etc

 

4.2 Use of  Information by other third parties

A. We partner with third-party advertising networks to either display advertising on our Website or to manage our advertising on other Websites. These ad network partners do not collect and do not have access to any Information. They may, however, anonymously track your internet usage by various means, for example, through the use of cookies.

B. We make reasonable efforts to make sure that our users, who use our Services, will use the information available to them solely for higher studies purposes. However, we cannot control their use of that information outside this scope and we are not responsible for such unauthorized uses.

C. eLearning Industry reserves its right to share your Information with a third party in case of sale merger, control changes, reorganization or liquidation of the Company. All actions will naturally be completed in compliance with applicable laws of personal data and privacy.

Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect and use it. We will normally collect personal information from you where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you (for example to provide our services to you), where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights an freedoms (for example our direct marketing activities in accordance with your preferences), or where we have your consent to do so (for example, for you to participate in specific surveys and focus groups).

In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person (for example to prevent payment fraud or confirm your identity).

For questions about our use of your personal information (including legal basis and transfer mechanisms we rely on) please contact our Data Protection Office/Privacy Office by mail at : [email protected]

4.3 Common Application

When you are applying to colleges / universities by using our Common application on campusbull, we may collect the following additional information from you to process your application.

  • Stream for which application is filled, course interested.
  • Interested college and preferred location of study
  • Gender, Nationality, State, Address & Date of Birth
  • Father’s / guardian’s name, occupation, mother’s name & Annul Income
  • Details of 10 Std with marks scored, school name, school board, passing year
  • Details of 12th class / under graduation including stream, marks scored, school name, school board, passing year
  • Work experience (if applicable) including companies last worked / working, years of experience, job designation etc.

For purchase of products, we ask for financial information such as bank account or credit card or debit card or any other payment information for processing of payments gate way, we do not retain credit card information

We will collect Personal Information by lawful and fair means.  Personal Information may be collected directly from you or authorised representative, or may be collected from a third party such as a licensee or representative authorised by us to provide services  to you. We also collect information about the services that you use and how you use them including but not limited to log information and location information

The above information is collected to help us provide you improved and personalized content and services, analyse trends, conduct research and to aid evolution of our product/service offerings to benefit the end user that is you.

We do not collect Personal and Sensitive information unless the information is reasonably necessary for conducting our business functions/activities.

 

5. Protection of Information

We use reasonable administrative, logical, physical and managerial measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorised access, use and modification. These measures are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risks of processing your personal information. Indicatively :

A. All our employees, independent contractors and agents have executed non-disclosure agreements, which provide explicit confidentiality protections. Any employee, independent contractor or agent who violates such privacy and/or security policies is subject to possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

B. We do not make any of your Information available to third parties for their marketing purposes. eLearning Industry’s software runs on individual servers and no data given or collected is shared with other social media platforms.

C. If however, we share your Information with third parties, we will notify you. Please note that no transmission over the internet can guarantee confidentiality and non-disclosure, and as such, you transmit at your own risk.

D. We use robust security measures to protect data from unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and help ensure the appropriate use of data. When the Services are accessed using the internet, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology protects your Information, using both server authentication and data encryption. These technologies help ensure that your Information is safe, secure, and only available to you and to whom you have granted access.

E. We do not tolerate Spam. To report eLearning Industry-related spam, please contact us at [email protected] You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our TOS. We may check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content of the Website, but we will not permanently store messages sent through these tools.

F. eLearning Industry does its utmost to secure communications and data storage in order to protect confidentiality of your Information against loss and interception by third parties. However, it is important to know that there is no zero-risk against loss or interception by others of your Information. You are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your Account’s username and password.

6. Security and Data Storing

Security is very important to Us. All security procedures are in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Your User Information. We maintain strict physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect Your User Information including your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access.

We follow generally accepted standards to collect, store and protect personal data, including the use of encryption. We retain personal data for as long as it is needed to provide the services you have requested, and thereafter for legal and service purposes. These may include retention periods mandated by legal, contractual, or similar obligations; for resolving, preserving, enforcing or defending our legal and contractual rights; needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records or how you access, update, or delete your data etc.

This website will take all reasonable efforts to ensure the confidentiality of personal data, uploaded information etc. and will take reasonable efforts to ensure that the information received from you is not misused. This website also reveals personal data/information uploaded by you in connection with any lawful process. While this website will take the above reasonable measures to guard against misuse of personal data/information submitted to it by you, this website cannot guarantee that someone will not overcome our security measures, including, without limitation, the security measures implemented on this Web site. Therefore, your posting of personal data/ information on this Web site constitutes your acceptance of this risk, and by posting of personal data/information, you waive any right to seek legal relief from this website due to any misuse of your information.

7. Information and Rights

We may disclose the User Information as follows:

To service providers or Partners that we have engaged to perform business-related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that:

(A) conduct research and analytics.

(B) create content.

(C) provide customer, technical or operational support.

(D) conduct or support marketing (such as email or advertising platforms).

(E) fulfill orders and user requests.

(F) host our Services, forums and online communities.

(G) administer the Website.

(H) maintain databases.

(I) otherwise support our Services.

Any answers submitted by you for a specific program or course will be shared with the partners who are a part of that program or course

In response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, a law enforcement or government agency’s request or similar request.

With third parties in order to investigate, prevent, or take action (in our sole discretion) regarding potentially illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to any person, us, or the Website, or violations of our policies, the law or our Terms of Use, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website.

We may share the User Information with Our affiliates or group companies, so they can provide, improve and communicate with You about their own, or their marketing partners’ products and services.

We reserve the right to disclose and transfer the User Information outside India. We will comply with all relevant Data Protection legislation in relation to the period for which We retain any User Information.

8. Other websites

Our Website may contain links to or integrations with other services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media services and platforms whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult these other services’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

Acceptance of the Policy:

By visiting our website, signing up or logging into the website, uploading information on our website; you acknowledge and unconditionally accept the policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, do not use our website and services or provide here any of your personal data

9. Children

We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from anyone under the age of 18.

In the event we learn that we have collected Personal Data from a child under the age of 18 without verification of parental consent, you must use Campusbull.com under the supervision of your parent, legal guardian or responsible adult. if not steps will be taken promptly to remove that information. If you believe that we have or may have information from or about a child under 18 years of age, please contact us at [email protected].

In case you are a resident of the European Union, the minimum age for these purposes shall be 16 years, however if local laws require that you must be older in order for campusbull.com to lawfully provide the services on the Site to you, then that older age shall apply as the applicable minimum age.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children below the age of 13 years. If we learn that we have personal information of a child below age of 13, we will erase that information from our data.

By using our Platforms, you are confirming that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are at least 13 years old and have your parent’s permission to use the platforms and any services offered by us.

 

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify and update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will bring these changes to your attention should they be indicative of a fundamental change to the processing or be relevant to the nature of the processing or be relevant to you and impact your data protection rights.

Your use of the Website will be deemed an acceptance of the privacy policy existing at that time.

11. Data Retention

We retain your Personal Data for as long as is required to fulfil the activities set out in this Privacy Policy, for as long as otherwise communicated to you or for as long as is permitted by applicable law.

12. Applicable Law

This Privacy Policy is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of India. If any of the parties wish to seek legal recourse, they may do so by using the courts of law in Karnataka