Privacy Policy

WHO WE ARE

Our website address is: https://www.uofcanada.edu.eg.

 

PURPOSE OF THIS STATEMENT

Universities of Canada in Egypt assures to keep your privacy a top priority. This Privacy Statement explains how we gather data, store, manage, and share your personal information. It also describes your privacy rights.

 

COLLECTING INFORMATION

As a University, we gather your personal data to help us with our services, activities, and functions.
 

The following are details of where & how we use your personal data:

  • Educational functions and all related academic activities
  • Services and benefits which we offer to students and visitors, either through us or any third party
  • Communication activities to you, your family, or any other party
  • Monitoring activities that include evaluating, improving, and developing our performance and effectiveness
  • Hiring and employment activities
  • Recruitment, advertising, and communication to prospect students
  • Keeping you and the community engaged and connected

 

HOW DO WE COLLECT DATA?

  • as part of our marketing, recruitment, enrollment, and employment processes and operations
  • when you register for, enroll in, or use our services, systems, and facilities
  • when you register for or attend events, functions, and conferences
  • when you participate in surveys and competitions
  • through your discussions and interactions with us
  • when you apply for a scholarship or award
  • when you apply to be a student online

 

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND WHY?
 
Student/ Prospective Student

If you are a student (or prospective student), the information we collect includes, but not limited to, your:

  • biographical details (including name, former name, alias, gender identity and date of birth)
  • contact details (including address, telephone, email, and emergency and alternative contact details)
  • education record and academic/research history
  • citizenship and residency information
  • country of origin
  • National ID Number
  • interactions and communications with us and our systems
  • other information that you have decided to share with us.

Website visitors

If you visit our website or any of its sub-sites, the information we collect could include but not limited to your IP number.

 
 
Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

 
 

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

 
 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.

 

WHO WILL HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION?

Access will not be permitted to your personal information except where there is a genuine need to do so.
Teams who have access to your personal information, including but limited to the Admission team, recruitment team, marketing team.

 

Communications / Marketing/ Recruitment/ Admission

  • We will use your information to communicate with you and carry out our activities.
  • Generally, these communications would be by email, post, or telephone.
  • We do not pass on your information to other organizations for their own communications and marketing purposes.

 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
 

HOW LONG WILL WE RETAIN YOUR DATA?

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 
 
WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA?

You can ask for a copy of your personal information we gathered; also, you may ask for it to be corrected (if you are unable to do it personally through online service).

 
We’ll respond to your request as soon as possible once we receive it. In addition, you have the right to:

  • consent is the legal basis for processing your information. You can withdraw your consent at any time.
  • If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.
  • You can also request copies of your personal information to be sent to a third party (where this is technically feasible).
  • In certain cases, you can choose not to give your personal information. For example, by opting out of the provision or processing of some personal information.
  • you can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
  • File a complaint to a supervisory authority.

 

Please note that exercising the above rights may restrict the universities’ ability to undertake its Purposes and Legitimate Interests (see above) and limit its capacity to provide you with services and benefits.