Updated October 10, 2020.
https://bsei.in/ is operated by Bangalore Schools Education International LLP (BSEI).
We operate education and course exhibitions in India. This privacy notice tells you what to expect when BSEI collects personal information about you when you register and/or attend one of our events and/or sign-up to receive updates from us by email. BSEI is committed to protecting your personal information when you use our services.
Personal data under data protection legislation includes your image (moving and still) and if you attend one our events we take photos and video at our events which may be used for our own promotional use (social media, website).
Some of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without the need to give us any personal information about you.
Some services may require you to provide us with personal information/data. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal information/data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain services we provide.
We may process your personal information/data to provide you with products or services you express an interest in, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes which we assess would be in our legitimate interest to do so and we assess is not invasive, unexpected or unwanted by you and we do have your consent to do so.
1 What information we collect about you?
1.1 When you register to attend an event
Our partner Data Processor for your registration and the issuance of tickets for our BSEI events is Xporium. When you register we have instructed Xporium to seek the following personal data from you;
Name, email, gender, age, nationality, your city or town of residence, the highest level of education you have reached, and your career or training interests.
While both BSEI and Xporium have this information on you, Xporium is not allowed to use it for any purposes
1.3 When you attend any of our events
When you attend our events we may photograph or video you to be used in promotional or marketing materials. We may also need to check your ticket and make a record of your attendance.
1.4 When you engage with one, or more, of our partner schools/colleges/ career institutes/agencies etc., you may need to exchange your personal data for their individual registration purpose and they collect your personal data in their role as data processors. Any personal data exchanged with the partner schools/colleges/ career institutes/agencies etc., and subsequently stored on their networks will be done so by the partner schools/colleges/ career institutes/agencies etc.,in their capacity as a separate data controller and BSEI have no control or responsibilities in how they process this personal data.
1.5 When you visit our website
When you visit our website we will collect your
IP address, and details of which version of web browser you use; Information on how you use the site, what site you came from,your name, email address, phone number, location and basic background information to identify who you are.
2 User Consent
2.1 As participant or user of any event organised/conducted directly by BSEI websites or by any of our sister concern/partner schools/colleges/ career institutes/agencies etc., or any other third party websites that are linked to https://bsei.in while entering your personal identifiable information or that of other persons whose personal identifiable data (you have the authorisation to use) you hereby acknowledge that the said information you have entered voluntarily and your own free will and you explicitly consent BSEI to collect, process, store, distribute or give access to third party/parties and dispose of the said data as stated herein and other legal pages of https://bsei.in
2.3 The User hereby gives his/her consent to receive any such information and also warrants that the same consent has been given by the persons whose data have been entered by the User on the Website.
2.4 However, if you wish not to receive our marketing information at any time in future, you can always click the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of each email we send you or you can write to us requesting for removal of your personal identifiable information by email email@example.com.
2.5 The User warrants that the data entered on the Website are accurate and correct and have been voluntarily furnished and you have every right to do so and by doing so you are not violating any rules, regulations. BSEI reserves the right to verify the data of the User and other persons indicated by the User by means of its own criteria. In addition, BSEI may demand from the User to show identification documents and furnish other data identifying the User in the cases provided for by terms and conditions of respective Events or by law.
2.6 BSEI reserves the right to deprive the User of the right to use the Website in case documents are not furnished, or there are inconsistent data therein.
- Who do we share your personal information with?
We never share your personal information or data that you submit to us with any external organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes. Sharing your information will be exclusively for the provision of our services or our partners, as named in this policy.
We will pass on your information and personal data if we have a legal obligation to do so, this includes exchanging information with statutory departments for legal reasons.
3.1 When you register to attend an event
When you register to attend an event you provide your personal data with our partner Data Processor; Xporium, a virtual expo technology platform. They are based in India and we access and use this data held on Heroku though a dedicated account we have with them.
3.2 When you attend any of our events
When you attend an event of ours we may take a photo or video of you and it may be uploaded to one of our social media sites or our websites. The photos will be taken either by a member of staff of BSEI or a professional photo/videographer contracted by BSEI.
3.3 In the case your photo/video appears on our website that site is stored on our cloud servers. Our partner Data Processor is Bluehost, a web hosting site based in Utah.
3.4 When you attend BSEI events you may engage with and share personal data with fellow attendees and/or exhibitors at the event. That sharing is outside the scope of our responsibility under data protection legislation and the processing of that personal data exchanged is a matter between you and those parties solely.
3.5 When you engage with one, or more, of our our partner schools/colleges/ career institutes/agencies etc., that personal data will be processed by them for the purpose of facilitating the secure and accurate exchange of information including your personal data and BSEI shall not be responsible in any which way.
- When you visit our website
4.1 When you visit our website your, normally unidentifiable, information will be held on our servers hosted by our partner Data Processor, Bluehost a webhosting site based in Utah.
4.2 We use Google Analytics as a partner Data Processor to improve our marketing, targeting and understanding of our visitor to the site.
- Lawful basis for processing your personal data.
5.1 When you register to attend an event
We process your data when you register to attend an event on the lawful basis of that you have given us consent to the processing for a specific purposes, namely to receive information about the event and for us to register you and, when applicable, your training and employment interests in attending the event.
5.3 When you attend any of our events
When we take a record of your attendance we do this because we have assessed it is a necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest to do so and we believe this processing does not in any way impact negatively of your data protection rights.
- When you visit our website
Any processing of personal data, however unlikely, collected from visits to our website will be based on your consent, as you read and accepted our cookies policy and have decided not to alter your own preferences of your device. When you engage with one, or more, of our partner schools/colleges/ career institutes/agencies etc.:
6.1 Your personal data provided via our online platform partner Xporium is processed for the purposes of their legitimate interest to do so and we believe this processing does not in any way impact negatively of your data protection rights.
- When we email you
7.1 When we email you future events, news, marketing promotions etc., we think you may be interested in these emails being sent to you based on your consent thereby our legal basis would be that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest to do so. However, each and every communication from our end will contain an “unsubscribe” button in them so you can maintain ongoing control of how we market and communicate with you. You can also write to us if you wish not to receive our email communication in writing to us firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.2 We will never email anyone from the purchase or exchange of personal data from entities outside of BSEI.
- How long will we hold on to your data
8.1 We will only retain your data for as long as is it necessary to fulfil the original purpose of the processing. So for instance if you attended an Education Expo event on one or more occasions we may continue to inform you of the next ones.
8.2 If you ask us to stop processing your data and/or delete your personal data we will do so unless there is a lawful reason compelling us to refuse that request.
8.3 Retention and disposal of your data is the responsibility of our appointed Data Protection Officer, and once at the end of the retention period, destruction of your data will be completed.
- How will we use the information we have about you?
9.1 We will use your name and email address for the purpose of sending you communications about BSEI and to authorise your access to our services and to provide you with a range of functionalities.
9.2 We will use your name and email address for the purpose of sending you emails of BSEI, or other sister, partner or affiliate websites of BSEI, events that match your interests and profile.
9.3 We will also use your data to contact you via email with information and updates about upcoming training and online events. You will have choices to select your preferred content for communication to you in the footer of every communication we sent you to set the content of your choice.
9.4 We will use your image (still or moving) for the purposes of promoting our events and services and allowing our attendees to provide feedback and testimonials on our websites and on social media. We will use your image (still or moving) for the purposes of marketing our events on social media.
- Your Rights
10.1 You have the right to receive from us the following information in relation to personal information that we process about you:
- What personal data we hold about you
- The purposes of the processing
- The categories of personal data concerned
- The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
- How long we intend to store your personal data for
- If we did not collect the data directly from you, information about the source of the data
- You can also request a copy of all the personal data we hold about you.
- You can make this request in writing to Data Protection Officer, BSEI email@example.com.
10.2 You also have the right to request for the rectification, erasure or restriction of your personal information and raise objections to the processing of your personal information
- Our Partner Data Processors
11.1 The following is a list of third-party processors that may be used by BSEI in the general operation of its business and the processing and storage of data. We have satisfied ourselves that these companies maintain the highest standards of data storage and security and have signed data processors agreements with them.
- Hotjar – for undertaking analysis of user behaviour within our site.
- Facebook Pixel – for undertaking analysis of traffic from advertisements we run on social media platforms.
- Google Analytics – for undertaking analysis of metadata traffic and activity on our website.
11.2 Our processors only process your personal data under our agreed written instructions and it is BSEI and partner schools
- Third party links
- BSEI websites
13.1 BSEI may operate a number of websites offering information about courses, education, trainings, workshops, career guidance etc., in India. These websites all operate within our group of websites and may be owned by BSEI
13.2 All of our websites use some elements of a common platform and data submitted to any of or all of the above websites may be stored on servers along with other data.
- Data storage
14.1 We store the information and data you provide to us, or that we otherwise receive or collect about you on our secure servers in India. These servers are operated by (Bluehost) a third-party Data Processor. This data is backed up in the USA. To increase the performance of their platform, they give access on a worldwide basis from regionally localized service providers to ensure fast and secure access. This CDN (Content Delivery Network) solution has state of the art security certification and security protocols.
14.2 Details of the provider of this CDN can be found at https://www.cloudflare.com/.
14.3 Data you provide via our website for joining any of our events, or as a candidate in communication with a prospective school/college/institute, course provider or agent, will be stored by them. As they are located globally, your data may potentially be accessed and/or stored outside of India.
14.4 Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your information and data. However, we implement safeguards designed to protect your data (such as HTTPS, SSL encryption and password protection) and regularly monitor our own systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
- Privacy and Cookies
15.1 https://bsei.in may collect information about how you use our website and the device(s) you use to access it. This includes collecting unique online identifiers such as IP addresses, which are numbers that uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet.
15.2 We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
15.3 You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer/Google Chrome/Firefox etc.,) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
15.4 What are cookies?
15.5 The privacy of your information is important to us and so we want to keep you well informed about cookies. We shall continue to work on initiatives in relation to recent cookie legislation to ensure you have the best experience when visiting our websites.