Below you will find the terms and conditions for the use of the website www.topuniversities.us (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”) and related services as operated by the simplified limited liability company (société à responsabilité limitée simplifiée) BLACK APES S.À R.L-S, having its registered office in L-4518 Differdange, 36, rue Xavier Brasseur, registered with the Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés under n° B218843 (hereinafter referred to as “Black Apes” or “we”).
Please read this document carefully. By using the Site, you declare at the same time that you accept the following conditions.
Every person (hereinafter referred to as the “User” or “you”) may use the Site at any time without even registering. In certain cases, however, Black Apes needs to obtain personal data concerning the User (hereinafter referred to as the “Data“), so that Black Apes can guarantee the desired services.
You should be aware that in some cases we may assume the role of data processor in the collection, storage and processing of personal data (Art. 4 Para. 7 GDPR), while in other cases we may assume this role on behalf of third parties (Art. 4 Para. 8 GDPR) – usually universities, colleges and schools – for whom we collect, store and process data, the respective third party being the legal data controller.
If you have any questions, comments or objections, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The User declares that he knows and accepts the risks associated with visiting the Site. With the help of a suitable and secure computer configuration, he must protect themselves against cybercrime.
Black Apes cannot be held responsible for any damage that the User may suffer, directly or indirectly, in connection with the navigation of the Site and the use of its services and the pages to which it refers.
2. Use of Content and Property Rights
By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that all content available on the Site, such as text, logos, graphics, images and software, is protected by national and international law.
All content is the property of Black Apes or its content suppliers, partners or customers. Black Apes reserves the exclusive right to create the contents of this website. This right is protected by national and international law.
3. Supervisory Authority
The supervisory authority responsible for the collection, storage and processing of personal data in relation with the Site is the following:
Commission nationale pour la protection des données
Service des plaintes
1, avenue du Rock’n’Roll
Phone: (+352) 26 10 60-1
4. Data Collection
We collect personal data any time the User:
- visits and uses our website;
- fills in one of our contact forms;
- subscribes to one of our newsletters or services;
- contacts and/or comments on our social media channels;
- contacts us via email;
- opens an email sent by us and/or clicking on the hyperlinks contained therein
- transmits Data by any other means.
5. Data Process
The following types of personal data are stored, processed and passed on by us:
5.1. Usage data of the website, e.g:
- Referring Website (if any)
- Opened pages
- Duration of stay on the website
- Clicked links
5.2. Personal data transmitted actively to us:
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Mailing address
- IP address and corresponding country
- Type and version of web browser and operating system
- Educational interests, in particular time planning, degree programs, universities and target countries
- Educational background, especially the level and grades of your previous education and the English test results.
5.3. Other data:
Communicating directly via e-mail or other communication channels.
- Any other information shared with us
Should it be necessary, we may supplement the data we store with information from public sources such as social media platforms in order to better carry out our consulting/information/data processing order.
6. Objective of data processing
The Data is processed by us in order to serve the following objectives:
6.1. Preparation/presentation of personal information:
With the help of the personal data stored and processed by us, we can prepare suitable information for you via our website, by e-mail or via other channels. We may also process and publish the ratings and reviews you provide in order to provide you and other users with better information and offers.
6.2. Passing on your data to schools, universities, colleges and service providers:
The main goal of this website is to help our users find the best university for them. With the help of the personal data you provide us with, such as your desired place of study, your favorite university or your preferred courses of study, we can help you achieve this goal.
Of course, we do not have all the necessary detailed and background information ourselves. We can, however, forward the data to the appropriate universities or organizations so that they can contact the interested parties and provide the necessary information. Of course, in this case we only pass on the absolutely necessary data to third parties and expressly point out to the recipients the purpose for which this data was originally collected and may only be used for this purpose.
If you request information about study opportunities, we may share your information with university recruiters so that they can provide you with relevant information.
6.3. Optimization of our website:
Our aim is to continuously improve and further develop our products and services. The analysis of your user behavior on our website and our social media channels helps us to do this.
6.4. Recording and evaluation of partnerships:
In order to evaluate our business relationships with third parties, it is necessary to process personal data. Only in this way can the contractually agreed services to third parties be checked for fulfilment.
6.5. Protection against malicious third parties:
In order to protect our website from malicious third parties, usage data must be collected, processed and analyzed. Through this process, we protect not only our site, but also the data of our users.
6.6. Compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements
Sometimes, it is necessary that the Data be processed in order to comply with legal, regulatory or contractual requirements. If we pass on data, the recipient belongs to one of the following categories:
This website is a service of Black Apes. In order to provide this service, it may be necessary for us to disclose personal data to companies associated with Black Apes. for processing. This includes affiliates, subsidiaries and sister companies or other companies of Black Apes. shareholders.
Through our social media channels, we organize competitions every now and then. In order to send the winners, the respective prizes, it may be necessary for us to pass on personal data to the sponsors of the prizes if the prizes are sent directly by the sponsor. In each raffle, attention should be paid to the applicable conditions, which may vary from raffle to raffle.
We cannot develop or offer all services of this website ourselves. For this reason, we cooperate with third parties in data processing who support us with their technical know-how and services. For example, we use external services to analyze our website, to host our servers, to provide our database, to market our advertising and advertising formats or to create content such as images or videos.
7. Data storage
For us it is of the highest importance to protect your data from loss or access by unauthorized persons. However, we reserve the right to store your data outside of Europe, as we also use third-party systems, solutions and processes. These third-party providers are carefully selected by us in order to be able to meet the highest data protection requirements at all times.
Our data storage partners are located in the EU or the USA and are certified according to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The duration of the storage of your data depends on the legal and contractual obligations. Your data will be deleted immediately upon expiration of the associated periods.
Access to personal data is regulated in our organization by access controls and rights. In the context of regular controls, it is checked again and again whether personal data are really only accessible to the persons who process them.
9. Third-party websites
Tracking the hyperlinks integrated into our website or linked to our social media channels inevitably leads to leaving our website. We are not responsible or liable for the manner in which third party data providers collect, store or process after leaving our site via a hyperlink.
10. User rights
With the GDPR, the European Union has established a new legal framework for the use and processing the personal data of individuals. The GDPR always comes to the use if the institution that processes the data is located in the European Union.
Further information to the GDPR can be found on the following page of the European Union:
10.1. Right of rectification
The User who provides us his/her personal data has the right (i) to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data and (ii) to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement. All you have to do is contact us personally.
10.2. Right to erasure
The User who provides us his/her personal data may have it erased at any time upon request on one of the grounds laid down by article 17 of the GDPR. Please also note, however, that personal data in subordinate databases and CRM systems must be deleted.
10.3. Right of objection
Upon request, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, it is possible for the User to object to processing of personal data at any time.
10.4. Access right
The User shall have the right to obtain from Black Apes confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and information listed in Article 15 GDPR.
Should a User wish to make use of one of his/her right in the sense of the GDPR, he/she only has to send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.