Status: January 2016
Subject of the data protection is personal data. According to § 3; 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) these include any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes data such as a person’s name, postal address, email address or telephone number, in certain cases also usage data such as the IP address.
What kind of information is collected
Users do get the option to register on our website. The data entered in the course of registration, which appear in the appropriate input box of the registration form, will be collected and stored exclusively for the use of our offer. In the process of registering the user on our site, we will also store all data required for the respective profile. There will be no transfer of data to any third parties. A comparison of data collected with data that may be collected by other components of our site also does not take place.
Students must provide their contact and background information, educational information, interests and education plans and may upload files and images, such as CVs and a profile picture. This information, with the exception of the last name and contact information can be seen by institutions, agencies and organizations at Edufinder.com. The institutions, agencies and organizations on the other side provide data about their contact information and give information about their educational programs and offers in their profiles.
What kind of information is visible
The pupil / student profile shows the information that the user has shared on Edufinder.com, with the exception of his last name and his personal contact data. The profile can only be visited by institutions, agencies and organizations registered on Edufinder.com. Certain features of the student profiles on Edufinder.com are disabled and will only become visible when there is a link between a pupil/student and an agency so that both parties will gain full access to the other user's profile and will be able to use all options of Edufinder.com use to further establish their communication.
Edufinder.com uses so-called cookies to track the multiple use of offers by the same user. Cookies are information files that are downloaded and stored by the web browser to the user's computer. They are used to optimize the Edufinder.com website and offers for the individual user.
Users have the option to prevent cookie storage on their computer by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser. This, however, may limit the use or the functionality of Edufinder.com.
The Usage of Google+ -Components
Edufinder.com uses the Google+ „+1“-button of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter „Google“. In case of a polling of Edufinder.com which is equipped with such +1“-button component, it will cause the user's browser to download a corresponding presentation of the components of Google. Thus Google will be notified about the specific page that has been visited on Edufinder.com. According to Google this will not happen if the user is not logged into his Google account.
Google will be able to receive information about the user’s Google account, the recommended website, IP-address and further browser related information when a user uses Edufinder.com and hits the "+1" button while being logged in to Google.
The Usage of Facebook Components
Edufinder.com uses facebook.com components. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
In case of a polling of Edufinder.com which is equipped with such component, it will cause the user's browser to download a corresponding presentation of the components of Facebook.
Thus Facebook will be notified about the specific page that has been visited on Edufinder.com. You can find an overview of Facebook-plugins at: htttps://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/Auskunft/Widerruf/.
Edufinder.com will check each registration of schools, educational institutions, agencies and organizations who want to use Edufinder.com professionally, to ensure a safe environment. Each account intended for the professional use of Edufinder.com must be verified and released through Edufinder.com, in order to network with students and to be able to use all opportunities on Edufinder.com. Accounts with insufficient or doubtful information will not be released and may be deleted. Agencies must provide references that may only be reviewed by Edufinder.com. However Edufinder.com is not responsible for the information their users present and has no obligation to verify the user information with regard to correctness.
How information is collected
All information available on Edufinder.com has been collected through the online registration forms and can only be edited by the user himself in his account. This information will be used transparently and Edufinder.com retains control of the acquisition and the use of this information.
Most of the user data collected for further processing by Edufinder.com will be encrypted during transmission. For encryption the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol is used.
According to the Federal Data Protection Act users may contact us free of charge at any time, with questions regarding the collection, processing or use of their personal data and their rectification, blocking, erasure or a revocation of a consent given. We would like to point out that users have a right to rectify inaccurate data or deletion of personal data if there is no legal obligation to retain this data.