Privacy Policy

ConnecME Education takes your privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy sets out how we obtain, store, and use your personal information when you use or interact with our website:www.connecme.com, where we otherwise obtain or collect your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We recommend that you print a copy of this Privacy Policy and any future versions in force from time to time for your records.

Privacy Policy

  • All credit/debit cards details and personally identifiable information will NOT be stored, sold, shared, rented or leased to any third parties.
  • The Website Policies and Terms & Conditions may be changed or updated occasionally to meet the requirements and standards. Therefore the Customers’ are encouraged to frequently visit these sections in order to be updated about the changes on the website. Modifications will be effective on the day they are posted.
  • Some of the advertisements you see on the Site are selected and delivered by third parties, such as ad networks, advertising agencies, advertisers, and audience segment providers. These third parties may collect information about you and your online activities, either on the Site or on other websites, through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies in an effort to understand your interests and deliver to you advertisements that are tailored to your interests. Please remember that we do not have access to, or control over, the information these third parties may collect. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by this privacy policy. Kindly remove any other statements that contradicts with the above statements.

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.

This personal information includes, but is not limited to,  name, age, school, email address, physical address, and telephone number. ConnecME does not uses this data for any marketing purposes. This Privacy Policy provides an overview of how we obtain and store your personal information. It is intended to provide a general overview and answer questions you may have about specific privacy issues.

The ConnecME Privacy Policy applies to all students or teachers  who register for the ConnecME assessments and trainings , regardless of where they reside, or have other dealings with the ConnecME that results in the collection of personal information. However, if you reside in the European Union (“EU”), this explanation and summary of the Policy is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which became effective on May 25, 2018.

Specific Information about the ConnecME Privacy Policy

The ConnecME Privacy Policy is described here in a concise, transparent, intelligible, and easily-accessible form. It is set forth in a series of specific components describing how the ConnecME Privacy Policy operates and how it meets certain privacy rights.

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]

How does the ConnecME collect or obtains your information? The ConnecME collects your information: (1) When you register for a test or service; (2) when you have provided it to us by registering for a previous test or service, or when you register for an upcoming test or service on this website;(3) when you contact  ConnecME on one of our websites or at its email address. In other situations, when you may provide ConnecME with your personal information; if that occurs, ConnecME will notify you that your personal information has been shared and give you the opportunity to consent or not. In other instances, ConnecME will collect your information when you purchase a ConnecME publication from us. Finally, ConnecME may use cookies to track your use of our websites (see Use of Cookies below).

What personal information do we collect? The ConnecME collects your name, company, title or position, email address, physical address, telephone number, and general demographic information. The ConnecME also may use cookies to collect the IP address of the computer you are using (see Use of Cookies below).

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.

Use of cookies: We use cookies, and similar information-gathering technologies (e.g., web beacons), on our websites for the purpose of remembering users’ settings (e.g. language preference), for individual authentication, for analyzing visitors to the website, and to improve future web services to you if you return to our websites. If you continue to use this website, we will require that you consent to the use of cookies (see below); you are free to delete our cookies. You should be aware that you can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level; if you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our websites may be limited.

 

Do we transfer your personal information outside of the Middle East And Africa Economic Area? Yes, the ConnecME generally transfers your personal information to the United States in order to process it (e.g., handle and follow up on your student registration), as well as to store the information for future use (e.g., you register for a retake). When the ConnecME transfers personal data, we take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information is protected, including protection by contractors and/or subcontractors, and to ensure that your information is not shared in any manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Other primary entities that receive your personal information are companies with which the ConnecME contracts to manage delivery of the assessment, the ConnecME Conference, and other ConnecME-sponsored events, which in turn uses an event application entity certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, for receiving, storing, and processing personal data of students

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).

 

How does the ConnecME obtain your consent? At the end of this Privacy Policy, you will be asked to indicate your affirmative consent agreeing to its terms and conditions, and thereby allowing the ConnecME to collect and use your personal information.

Affirmative Consent

I have read the above information presented by the ConnecME about its Privacy Policy, including the Use of Cookies. I hereby give affirmative consent to the ConnecME to collect and use my personal information. I am aware that I have the right to withdraw my consent at any time with effect for the future, by e-mail to [email protected]