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Statement of Data Privacy
ConnecME Education is the international trade association for ACT International Subject Tests, ACT Teacher Training and other service providers related to the testing industry. It provides the ACT International Subject Tests, and ACT Teacher Training, for which registration and information is available on one or more of the identified ConnecME websites. In that regard, ConnecME collects certain personal data from registrants , whether those individuals are residents of Egypt, the EU or from any other country, including the United States. The ConnecME may also collect personal information from visitors to these websites.
Identity of the Data Controller: The ConnecME is the data controller – the entity that collects and processes personal data, or arranges for such actions taken on its behalf by its agents. The ConnecME is responsible for deciding the purposes for which personal information is used and processed, and the means by which such processing is done. You may contact the ConnecME by writing to ConnecME Education, The Polygon, 6th October City, Cairo Egypt, or sending an email to [email protected]
If you register to for a ConnecME service, for which registration is required using one of our websites, or you purchase a publication from ConnecME, you will be directed to a separate secure location where you will provide your payment card information. That payment card information is NOT collected, stored, or retained by ConnecME after you make such payment.
What are the legitimate interests we have for collecting/using your personal information? The principal basis on which we collect and use your information is when you give us your affirmative consent. However, when you register for a ConnecME service, or make a purchase through us, ConnecME has a legitimate basis beyond consent to collect your personal information in order to provide you with the goods or services that you expect us to deliver, which depends upon us having and using your personal information. Once you have a formal relationship with us, ConnecME also obtains a legitimate interest in providing you with timely information about upcoming assessment and/or products in which you may have an interest; so, to better serve you, we will market or promote those events/products to you. Thus, depending on the precise situation, ConnecME may rely on one of these legitimate basis in collecting your personal information.
How do we use your personal information? ConnecME uses your personal information for administrative and business purposes particularly to contact you about the ConnecME assessments or support or to process purchases you make on our websites. We may also use personal information to send out surveys to improve our services and to improve our websites, as well as for advertising and analytical purposes (e.g., monitoring/ analyzing visitors to the websites). Additionally, ConnecME permits you to access various social media networks through our websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). You need to be aware that if you decide to access such social media through ConnecME websites, your information will be available to those services.
Disclosure of your personal information to third parties. ConnecME discloses your personal information to the extent necessary to fulfill our obligations to you if you to take and attend ConnecME assessments , or other ConnecME services (i.e., to link you to the secure payment third party website the ConnecME uses to handle payment for your registration). ConnecME has found that in general this type of disclosure is appreciated by students and educators; however, we have adopted a policy that entitles you to consent to that disclosure in advance and/or to direct us not to include you in that sharing, as well as enabling you to withdraw that consent.
Do we sell personal information to third parties? No, ConnecME will never sell your personal data to any third party .
How long will we retain your personal information? ConnecME does not retain personal information longer than is necessary, taking into account any legal obligations we have (e.g., to maintain records for tax purposes), as well as any other legal basis we have for using your personal information (e.g. your consent, performance of services to you and/or your employer as a ConnecME client).
How do we secure your personal information? ConnecME uses contractors and/or subcontractors who employ commercially available and generally accepted technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against loss, misuse, or alteration during its transmission, storage, and processing. ConnecME’s eventual processor of personal data is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. Moreover, only authorized ConnecME contractors are granted access to your personal information, and only where it is necessary to the conduct of their business operations on behalf of the ConnecME. In reality, we note that no method of securing personal information transmitted over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, the ConnecME cannot guarantee the absolute security of any personal information. If you have any questions about security on our websites, you can contact us.
What are your rights? Your rights in relation to your personal information are to: (1) be informed about its use; (2) have access to your information; (3) correct your personal information; (4) have your personal information deleted; and (5) restrict how we use your personal information. You also have the right to have your personal information ported to others; however, because the ConnecME’s use of your personal information is limited to individual registration, if it is not technically feasible for the ConnecME to honor such a request because we are not able to exchange that information with another entity with which we have no direct interface or any reason to exchange data. You are also entitled to know if the ConnecME is using any automated decision-making (including profiling); the ConnecME does not use any such automated technologies in the processing of your personal information.
How to exercise your rights regarding the collection and use of your personal information: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time during use of this website or by emailing the ConnecME [email protected] . However, any data processing performed by the ConnecME prior to your withdrawal of consent cannot be undone.
You also have the right to object to the ConnecME’s collection and/or use of your personal information, or to request access to your information as well as to request that we correct any information we have or to remove you from our records. If your personal information changes (e.g., phone, email or postal address), you can change online, physical contact, and other information by contacting ConnecME as shown above. If you wish to correct/update/delete information or no longer desire to receive information from ConnecME, you can notify us by using any of the information in the Contact section of this policy. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.
You may file a complaint with the ConnecME by emailing us at [email protected], and the ConnecME will respond without undue delay, within at least 30 days unless we inform you that additional time will be required. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with your relevant Supervisory Authority (i.e., Data Protection Authority).