By using the Website, you consent to the collection/retention and use of your personal information in accordance with this policy.
Collection of Personal Information
We and our service providers collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:
Through the Services
We collect Personal Information through the Services, for example, when you visit one of our sites, apply for admission, or maintain an ongoing relationship with us as a student.
Data information will be collected from you during your course of study or period of enrollment with us.
We collect Personal Information from you offline, such as when you complete an application for admission, fill out a form at an education or career fair, apply for a student ID card, participate in a promotion, or contact our office and branch.
Equator College needs to process (that is, collect, use, store and ultimately destroy) your personal data for various academic, educational and administrative purposes. Generally, your personal data that we collect and process, includes but not restricted to:
Name, Identification number (NRIC), Passport number, Address, Contact numbers, Gender, Date of birth, Previous qualification, Personal email address, Photo and images, Marital status, Emergencies contact person(s) details, Family / guardian information, bank details.
Sensitive Personal Data
Some of the personal data that we process may include what is defined as ‘sensitive personal data’ under the Act and these include, but not restricted to:
Race, Religion, Health, Records of misconduct and disciplinary action, Records of criminal offence.
This sensitive information shall be treated carefully by Equator and will only be used for specific purposes. It will not be released to a third party without your explicit consent unless it is necessary to protect your interests.
Provision of Information
The provision of all information requested for in the relevant forms of Equator College is mandatory, unless specified otherwise. This is to enable us to process your application and / or request for our services.
Should you fail to provide the said information, Equator will be unable to process your request and / or provide you with the relevant services.
Storage of your information
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
We will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
Disclosure of your information
Authorized personnel within Equator College will be able to access the information you provide to us. We may also disclose your information to other third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in the policy or for purposes approved by you.
Unless required or permitted to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.
Equator may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type. This information is statistical data about users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. It is used to inform improvements to the website, for system administration, and to report aggregate information.
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage. Please help us keep our records updated by informing us of any changes to your email address and other contact details.
This covers an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. Equator College will use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programmes that may be of interest.
We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our Website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.
If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.
How is Your Data Collected
Your personal data was obtained from you directly, either from the following sources or from any other information you provided and this may include:
- Enquiry Form
- Various type of Application and / or Registration Forms
- All other School / Fairs and / or Support Services related Request Forms
- Previous qualification related documents and / or certificates
In some instances, your personal data may have been obtained from external sources including, but not restricted to the following:
- Third parties such as previous educational institutions, law enforcement agencies and other government entities
- Third party service providers and any other future third parties in relation or incidental to the above
- Personal data which are available in the public domain
- Personal data which may be collected from cookies through the use of Equator College website
- Disclosure of Your Personal Data