GoStudyUK.com privacy policy

This privacy policy explains the steps we take to ensure information about you is kept secure and confidential. Please read this privacy policy carefully, as once you use GoStudyUK.com or our services you will be deemed to have read and accepted this privacy policy.

You must not use our web site or our services if you do not accept this privacy policy.

1. Cookies

We may store information, about your access to our GoStudyUK.com, using cookies. These are files, sent by us to your computer or other access device such as a mobile phone or tablet, which can then be accessed when you visit our site in the future. These may be utilised for the following reasons on GoStudyUK.com:

Third party vendors
Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to GoStudyUK.com.

Google uses the DoubleClick cookie on AdSense sites, partner sites and certain Google services to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times a given ad is shown to you. When you visit a website, view an ad or click an ad supported by Google’s advertising services, it may set a cookie on your browser. The DoubleClick cookie enables Google and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to this website and/or other sites.

Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.)

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to, and stored by, Google on servers in the US. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data it holds. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, but this may result in you not being able to use the full functionality of this site. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Using GoStudyUK.com
Cookies are used to aid with service and system access by allowing you to move around within GoStudyUK.com without having to re-authenticate. Both temporary and persistent cookies are used by this site:

  • Session cookies: These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the website. Session cookies help GoStudyUK.com remember what you did on the previous page, or if you have logged in, which avoids you having to re-enter information. These cookies do not contain personal information, and therefore cannot be used to identify you.
  • Persistent cookies: These are cookies that remain on your PC or device after you have visited our website. They help GoStudyUK.com to identify you as a unique visitor and remember preferences when you're returning to the site.

2. Information about our users

We will only collect personal information about you and given by you when you register with us.

Purposes for which we use information about our users
We collect information about our users for a variety of purposes. These include the following:

  • Where users supply information to us pursuant to schemes and services that we offer (for example, to join the GoStudyUK Student Service). Information will be processed by us to supply the information that we promise to supply members. Your information is held by Total Publishing Ltd in the UK.
  • So that we can inform our users of new offers, products, and services that may be of interest to them.
  • So that we can send news items that are relevant to our users’ interests.
  • To help us improve and personalise our services and any services provided to our users through our services.

Passing on information about you
We may disclose information obtained from you to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you. For example, if you request further information from one of the institutions listed on GoStudyUK.com, we may share your name, email address, nationality, subject/s of interest, preferred level and mode of study, and proposed year of enrolment with the institution/s that you have requested further information from.

We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties with your prior consent. If you give your consent by accepting the terms and conditions that apply to membership of the GoStudyUK Student Service, third parties that you have indicated an interest in (by requesting further information about them via GoStudyUK.com) may then send communications to you to provide information, offers and services that may be of interest to you.

We may pass on aggregated anonymous information, but not individual statistics, to potential advertisers (eg the number of users that have signed up to the GoStudyUK Student Service, their average age, location, etc).

The more we know about you, the more value we can offer you by way of a personalised service. We may store certain personal information and use this to offer you personalised services, information and offers through our services. Once you have given consent you can, of course, ask us to stop providing such services to you at any time by e-mailing unsubscribe@gostudyuk.com.

In certain circumstances we may need to disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy. We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or any other governmental body.

Accessing or updating the information that we hold about you
Please email studentservice@gostudyuk.com to submit changes to the data we hold about you, or to request a copy of the information we hold about you.

You can unsubscribe from the GoStudyUK Student Service by e-mailing unsubscribe@gostudyuk.com.

Automated decisions taken by us about you
Assumptions are made about your interests depending on the website you respond to:

  • If you registered with Total Publishing Ltd via our GoStudyUK.com website, we assume you are interested in studying in the UK.
  • Assumptions are made about your interests depending on the courses you have studied.
  • Your sex is automatically determined by your title, eg Miss = female.
  • If you provide us with a university e-mail address we assume you are studying at that university unless you provide us with your university information.
  • We assume you speak certain languages based on your nationality. This assumption is very limited and for most nationalities there are no language assumptions made.

If you have any questions relating to this privacy policy or how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact: studentservice@gostudyuk.com.

3. Security

Keeping information about you secure is very important to us. However, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Total Publishing Ltd will take precautions to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Only authorised employees and subcontractors will be given access to the information you provide us. It is our policy that your data will only be forwarded to organisations such as educational institutions in accordance with the preferences expressed by you.

You are ultimately responsible for the security of your login ID and password. Please take care when using and storing them. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.

Please contact us with any queries or requests.