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Privacy Policy

We are committed to fulfilling your expectations and will agree to all applicable privacy and data protection legislation according to your personal data and sensitive information.

This privacy policy is intended to inform you about why we gather data, how we gather data, how we protect your data and other information provided by you when using our website or relying on our services. Please read the privacy policy carefully.

Here’s a summary of how we secure your privacy:

  1. We only gather information on what we need to help you with your international university admission process or provide you with information that you ask for, customizing it to your interests.
  2. We won’t keep your additional data. If we don’t need it, and you don’t want us to keep it so we will erase it from data sources.
  3. We want you to comprehend all that we do with your data, so we’ll try our best to explain you.
  4. We do not circulate your data to third parties for marketing purposes without notifying you.
  5. The rest of this policy provides you with more detail about our privacy and personal information handling practices.

WHO WE ARE?

IN YOUR DEALING WITH HS FOR STUDYING ABROAD:

Global Education Information, Advice and Counselling

We provide services to assist you with international study includes counseling, application help, visa assistance, English language testing guidance and registration (IELTS), education fair, expo, and seminars.

When you register on our website for study abroad or in any of our events so we will collect your personal information such as your name, email address, home address, date of birth, qualification, interested course, preferred study destination, how did you find us and when you intend to study.

If you meet our qualified counselors and get the expert advice on study abroad so while assisting you for your international students, the company request you for your additional information such as your previous and most current qualifications, employment history, internships, professional memberships, areas of interests, awards and certifications, copies of documents as proof of identity such as copies of passport, marital status, property documents and bank statements as a your eligibility to fund the international universities. We may also request sensitive information related to your medical information required for visa application.

Why do we collect your personal data?

  • Assist you to pursue the opportunity to study at a notable university in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, UAE, and Malaysia.
  • Provide you with relevant information on your study alternatives according to your profile.
  • Your application process is preceded along with your profile and additional documents to the university upon which the offer letter is released.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in youth development projects and programs.
  • Provide an opportunity to be a part of our consultancy team for a six-week internship.
  • Get the expert feedback and testimonials on your experience.
  • To know about the individual’s visa history
  • To match these documents with the statement of purpose provided by the students.

STUDENT ESSENTIAL SERVICES

What are the student essential services?

HS Consultants offer services by directly contacting the universities or to the study groups to help students in acquiring quality education abroad. These services include Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC), accommodation arrangements, visa application services, pre-departure briefing, and career counseling.

>How do we do it?

Study Visa Application Services for USA, Australia, Canada, UK, and Malaysia:

Getting an unconditional letter of admission from any University or College requires some documents which students needs to fulfill. Failure reach the requirements causes delays in the applications, or may get refusal of admission from the respective College OR University. Most of the Colleges and Universities have similar admission requirements however, few institutes OR courses may require extra documentation. At HS Consultants’ professional & trained counsellors guide students about specific course requirements and prepare applications according to the Institute requirements, which in result of high success of admission in desired university OR College. Students are required to understand the admission procedures of different destination

Undergraduate Pathway Admission in USA, Australia, Canada, UK, & Holland

Admission in Foundation course & Year 1 entry course requires fewer documents than direct admission in Undergraduate course. HS Consultants Private Limited is an authorize representative of all five Major Educational groups (Cambridge, Kaplan, Study Group, INTO &Navitas). HS Consultants arranges an offer from desire pathway course in less than 48-72 hours. Students can get their offer without submission of statement of Purpose, Reference letter, SAT result and application fee or UCAS fee. Students could also get an offer on basis of predicted grades. For more information, please contact to staff member at HS Consultants office.

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is the British admission service for students applying to university. UCAS is primarily funded by students who pay a fee when they apply and a capitation fee from universities for each student they accept. At undergraduate level students pay a fixed amount of fee with which they can apply up to 5 UK universities.

All five university choices are confidential during the application process so universities and colleges considering an application cannot see the candidate’s other choices. Applications deadline is mid of January if students which to start their university career in September intake. HS Consultants facilitate students for their UCAS applications.

However, HS Consultants directly represents many universities do those students who miss the UCAS deadline or want to apply to more universities can connect with our Counsellors to launch multiple applications in the UK.

Research Applications

Applicants interested for applying for Research degrees must have at least 17 years of education & minimum 3 years of professional experience. Applicants are required to submit a brief Research proposal with strong Bibliography. Research applications may take up to 6 weeks to get processed. Students are advised to contact the Research Supervisor in the respective University at first stage to discuss their Research intention than submit their Research proposal. HS Consultants staff members can help students to select the University and advise them about available Research opportunity over there.

Postgraduate application USA & Canada

Postgraduate studies application in USA has become simpler than before however, many North American universities ask students to get their academic documents evaluated from recognized bodies in USA and Canada before their assessment. Students can send their certified copies to World Education Services (WES) for evaluation, which may take up to 2-4 weeks. WES asks applicants to pay their evaluation fee in advance through online OR other methods to get their documents evaluated. HS Consultants staff member would advise applicant about the requirements prior his/her application process.

RENTATION

HS Consultants (PVT) LTD will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

The personal information may be stored and processed for use of where we have admission facilities at partnered universities and by using our site you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the Pakistan, which has different data protection rules.

We may retain Personal Data after a client has withdrawn their case if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce. We may also retain Personal Data, for a limited period, if requested by law enforcement.

IN YOUR DEALINGS WITH US FOR CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

We use, aggregate, and retain your Personal Data as needed to provide you with access to content, products, and services catered to your professional interests and for other legitimate business reasons.

Some information is required in order to use our websites and for us to provide the Premium Services . At a high level, we use the Personal Data that has been provided by you directly or indirectly:

To provide you with our Premium Services including, publications, and information that you request, access, or which may be of interest to you (e.g., sending you information via social media or text messages);

  • To keep you updated with latest education information and history;
  • To send you satisfaction questionnaires, surveys, and marketing information;
  • To deliver or display content, advertisements, and other materials that match your interests for international study options and responsibilities for the purposes of online behavioral advertising (e.g., displaying advertisements that relate to your intention to study abroad);
  • To communicate with you, advertise to you or invite you to join us on social media platforms to know about the updates
  • To offer you opportunities to connect directly with our services and education providers that may be of interest to you
  • To operate our websites and improve services
  • To understand trends of current market
  • To respond to your service inquiries or support requests and comments
  • To test and evaluate potential new update and features
  • For any other purpose that we tell you about when you give us your Personal Data

IN YOUR DEALING WITH US STUDY ABROAD MARKET RESEARCH AND INSIGHTS

As part of our commitment to providing our customers with the best services, HS Consultants conducts market research to gain input from our customers, potential customers, and stakeholders.

The data gathered from the research is to gauge the success of the entity. Our success lies in customer satisfaction and a good company reputation. The information collected can be used to strategize in improving the services, initiate new schemes and comprehend dynamic practices.

If you are in an existing relationship with HS Consultants, we may encourage you to participate in our research by filling our survey.

We keep our students updated about their university selection and the best options for international studies. We stay in touch with our students, guide them in any possible way and ask them for feedback. The feedbacks are posted on social media (Facebook and Instagram) by the students.

For Direct Marketing Purposes:

HS Consultants processes personal information for (direct) marketing purposes. This means we may use your personal information to send you newsletters, promotions, or other marketing communications. We analyze your response to tailor our marketing communications to your specific interests and preferences. For example, if our analysis shows that you may be interested in certain types of programs or a specific country, we may modify our newsletter and website with relevant and trending content. We may use different channels for our marketing communications, such as email, social media, and your personal online account.

HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect Personal Data about you to provide you with the best and most useful content and services and to offer you opportunities to obtain other services from us.

The collection and use of your Personal Data helps us tailor and improve our services and communicate with you effectively as we know many of our website visitors and members make use of a range of media channels. Finally, collecting and sharing your Personal Data with our partnered institutions makes it possible to operate our business and provide you with free information or services relevant to your interests.

Providing us with your Personal Data, we can cater our information and services to your interests and ensure that you receive relevant offers from our company.

Consent and According to LAW - Information disclosure according to others

We may share your Personal Data when required by law, our partnered institutions or other legal process or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to take action as per our partner institution request, (c) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (d) protect the security or integrity of our services; or (e) exercise or protect the rights and safety of our services, or others.

We may attempt to notify our international institutional partners of your Personal Data when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency.

Steps for protecting and keeping personal information:

Protecting every student’s personal information is our utmost responsibility. We do not keep any original documents. Only scanned copies of the required documents are shared by the student with his/ her counsellor at the time of application process.

At the time of visa application, we request student to sit and fill application with our processing manager making sure all information is accurate, authentic and properly handled.

All payments/fees are made to the university and the foreign consulates directly we have no role play in it.

YOUR RIGHTS:

You have the right to seek access to any of your personal information held by us unless if there is substantial information under the privacy act for us to retain the data.

Substantial information includes:

If we suspect any unlawful activity or misconduct of a serious nature so we may likely take appropriate action in relation to the matter.

RIGHT TO ACCESS AND RECTIFY YOUR DATA

You have the right to access or make changes in your personal data. If there is a change in your personal data that we hold and has access to so kindly update us with the most recent information. Please contact us if the data is obsolete or fragmented and needs to be amended, we will upgrade your information and correct our records.

RIGHT TO ERASURE:

You have the right to the erasure of your personal data in case if it is not needed for the purposes for which the personal data was initially collected. As per the customer request, we will remove all the data which is irrelevant for the university application or which may be required legally.

RIGHT TO RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING:

You have the right to limit the processing when you have practiced one of the above rights and it might require some time to process that demand. For instance: when you get in touch with us to update your details then you reserve the right to request the restriction until details are being updated.

If you no longer wish to receive updates regarding university admissions and consultancy related services so simply click the unsubscribing link in any of our emails or social media.

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 withdrawing from a message from us, or by requesting at [email protected]

RIGHT TO NOT BE SUBJECTED TO AUTOMATED DECISIONS AND PROFILING

We do not take decisions purely automated rather human intervention is a must. We believe in strong following with our customers and potential customers. We process or extract data to analyze or predict behavior.

MAKING A REQUEST

You can make a request to access or to correct your personal information. All requests will be responded to in writing within a reasonable time frame. As part of this process, we will verify the identity of the individual requesting the information prior to providing access or making any changes. In case of not fulfilling your request, we will still respond to you.


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