AgEduConsultants.com is an online platform that allows Agriculture students to apply to Agricultural colleges and universities around the world. It supports agriculture students through every step of the way to enable them to make better decisions while saving time and money.
AgEduConsultants.com is committed to conducting its business in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations and in line with the highest standards of ethical conduct.
This policy sets forth the expected behaviors of AgEduConsultants.com employees and third parties in relation to the collection, use, retention, transfer, disclosure and destruction of any Personal Data belonging to a AgEduConsultants.com Data Subject.
Personal Data is any information (including opinions and intentions) which relates to an identified or Identifiable Natural Person. Personal Data is subject to certain legal safeguards and other regulations, which impose restrictions on how organizations may process Personal Data. An organization that handles Personal Data and makes decisions about its use is known as a Data Controller while a Data Processor is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of the Data Controller. AgEduConsultants.com, as a Data Controller and Data Processor, is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Data Protection requirements outlined in this policy. Non-compliance may expose.com to complaints, regulatory action, fines and/or reputational damage.
AgEduConsultants.com’s leadership is fully committed to ensuring continued and effective implementation of this policy, and expects all AgEduConsultants.com employees and third parties to share in this commitment. Any breach of this policy will be taken seriously and may result in disciplinary action or business sanction.
Who we are
AgEduConsultants.com is a global organization that assists individuals to study agriculture overseas. This requires us to collect personal information from you. “We”, “us” and “our” refers to the AgEduConsultants.com.
Data Controller Contact Details
2. In your dealings with us for studying agriculture overseas
International Agriculture Education Information, Advice and Counseling
The services we offer to help you study overseas include counseling, application assistance, visa assistance, English language testing and training, student exhibitions and seminars.
If you register on our websites (www.ageduconsultants.com), app or register to participate in an event we will collect personal information such as your name, email address, contact details, country of residence, nationality, preferred study destination, and when you intend to study.
If you enquire about study opportunities directly with an AgEduConstants.com counselor, we assist you with your application to study, we may also request additional information such as education qualifications, employment history, occupation, areas of interest and professional memberships, copies of documents as proof of identity – e.g. copies of passport, proof of citizenship or photographs, marital status and how you will fund your studies. We may also request sensitive information about you such as racial or ethnic origin (from information on your country of origin), and/or your health or medical information (e.g. from a medical examination required for your visa application).
3. Collecting your personal information allows us to:
Assist you to pursue the opportunity to undertake studies in an education institution outside your home country;
Provide you with relevant information on your study options;
Present you as a candidate to your preferred institutions across agriculture education sectors, which are seeking to recruit international students who want to study in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand;
Match you to agriculture course vacancies at your preferred institution and communicate offers in principle;
Assist you to further your career after completing your studies at an overseas education institution;
Provide opportunities to participate in projects/programs as consultants; and provide opportunities to provide feedback and testimonials on your experience
Inform and provide students, institutions and other clients of developments in the services we provide (including events and opportunities to participate in projects/programs);
Conduct research for statistical, analytical and training purposes;
Manage our internal business operations and events; and respond to your questions.
Student Essentials Services-
AgEduConsultants.com offers services from third parties to help support you in your studies overseas and we call these Student Essentials. These services include Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC), accommodation arrangements, referral to guardianship services and visa application services.
For these Student Essentials service we may collect personal information such as your name, date of birth, and financial information, and sensitive information such as your health or medical information. We may also collect payment information; however AgEduConsultants.com does not store information like credit card details.
Collection of your personal information and sensitive information (such as your health or medical information) allows us to:
Provide the health insurance provider nominated by you with all relevant information;
Also facilitate your accommodation arrangements with third party providers;
Contact the relevant organizations, authorities or other third parties in relation to your overseas guardianship application;
Respond to your query
Contact the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) with all relevant information required for visa renewal or parent visa application;
Arrange or provide other products and services to you.
Visa application services
We provide visa application services including guiding you through the application process and helping you prepare the necessary documents for your nominated visa application. These visa application services not only cover visa applications required for study, but also post-study work and skilled migration visa applications.
We would like to stay in touch for as long as you would like to hear from us, but we will only retain your information as long as is necessary for the purpose it was given to us.
As a guide we will keep your personal information for up to 7 years after commencing your studies or your last activity with us so that we can continue to support you through your journey, unless required to retain it for legal or regulatory purposes
AgEduConsultants.com helps students find suitable courses and learning providers both at home and overseas and processes your personal data to help you make informed decisions when selecting agriculture courses and learning providers.
4. How we collect personal information
We will only collect personal information by lawful and fair means. Personal information may be collected directly from you or your authorized representative, or may be collected from a third party such as a licensee or representative authorized by us to provide services to you. You may supply your personal information to us in person, when using our websites, app and digital tools, or communicating with us via social networks and other online channels, e.g. through your Facebook or Twitter identity.
We do not collect personal and sensitive information unless the information is reasonably necessary for our business functions or activities. We will obtain your consent before collecting any sensitive information.
When you deal with us, you will need to identify yourself in order for us to provide our services to you, as such we do not accept the use of pseudonyms.
If you access our websites or app, we may collect additional personal information about you in the form of your IP address and/or domain name.
5. Your rights-
You have the right to seek access to any of your personal information held by us unless there is a valid reason under the Privacy Act or Data Protection Act for us to withhold the information.
Valid reasons include:
We have reason to suspect that unlawful activity or misconduct of a serious nature has been engaged in and giving access would be likely to prejudice the taking of appropriate action in relation to the matter; or giving access would reveal evaluative information generated within us in connection with a commercially sensitive process.
If your personal details change, or you believe the information we hold about you is incorrect, incomplete or out-of-date, please contact us so that we can correct our records.
Right to erasure:
At your request, we will remove all the data we have for you which we are not required legally to retain.
Right to restrict processing:
You have the right to restrict processing when you have exercised one of the above rights and it may take some time to process that request. For example: when you contact us to update your details you have the right to request restriction until your details are being updated.
Right to withdraw consent:
For the processing activities where we have asked you for consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any point by unsubscribing from a message from us
Right to object
You can object to the processing of your personal data.
Right to not be subject to automated decisions and profiling
None of our processing activities are purely automated and no decisions are made without human intervention. There are instances where we process data to analyse or predict behaviour but we will ask you for explicit consent when this processing will involve your personal data.
Right to data portability
If you have provided us with your personal data with consent or under the contact obligations, you have the right to request the data you have provided to us in a machine-readable format should you decide to move to another data controller.
Making a request
Requests for access or correction to your personal information or other privacy rights described above should be addressed to The AgEduConsultants.com by email. All requests will be responded to in writing within a reasonable period of time. As part of this process we will verify the identity of the individual requesting the information prior to providing access or making any changes. If we cannot fulfil your request, we will respond provide you with an explanation.
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