Privacy Policy

This website www.studysmartwithchris.com (this Website) is operated and managed by or on behalf of Better Studies BV (SSWC). Our address is: Pieter Aertszstraat 30-3, 1073 SM Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This privacy policy is only applicable to the Website and is not applicable to information that is collected on websites of third parties of which links are included on the Website. In this privacy policy is amongst other things set out which personal data is collected by SSWC, how SSWC uses this personal data and how the personal data is secured. This privacy policy is part of and should be read in connection with the disclaimer on the Website.

SSWC respects the privacy of the visitors to its Website. Due care will be exercised when processing and securing users’ personal data. In this respect SSWC complies with the requirements stipulated in the Dutch Data Protection Act and any applicable local data protection rules and legislation. Nevertheless, you must realize that it is impossible to provide a comprehensive guarantee that data will be secure on the Internet.

Why and how does SSWC collect personal data?

During your visit to this Website SSWC may collect data of an impersonal nature, mainly through the use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file which a server can place on the hard drive of a user’s computer. It contains information about the relevant visitor’s visit to this Website. Cookies can be used to collect specific information during a visitor’s visit to this Website. This information can help SSWC to ensure that this Website and our services more closely accommodate the requirements and preferences of the users of this Website. You may configure your internet browser to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer so that you may decide whether to accept or reject it. Please refer to your internet browser’s help section for specific instructions. Please note that some parts of this Website may not function properly if you reject cookies.

SSWC only collects personal data, which is provided on a voluntary basis when an online form is completed and sent, or when an e-mail message is transmitted. The types of personal information we collect may include:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your country
  • your level of education
  • your date of birth
  • your university or other authority
  • your studies
  • your language

By providing your personal data you consent to SSWC saving them in a file which has the appropriate security measures. SSWC may use this data for the following purposes:

  • to register you as member and for member administration
  • to conduct market research and business development
  • to further develop our product and our Website, in particular with respect to user-friendliness
  • to process payments
  • to send you reminders by email, text message, or otherwise, in connection with the learning process
  • to provide you with information about the development of the Website and promotions that may be of interest to you from ourselves
  • to develop and manage marketing campaigns for all members and also of ‘customized’ members’ communications. Please note that in both cases marketing communications may be sent through sms, mms, e-mail and paper mail, and marketing material may be promotional material such as brochures and similar material, and promotional information on the our products and events organized by us or to which we take part
  • to process enquiries received via the Website
  • to send you newsletters by email or regular post
  • to indicate on the Website that you have provided certain information in order to secure the quality of the information in the data base any other purpose indicated at the time you voluntarily provide your personal data.

If you, after submitting personal data to SSWC, wish us to cease using it for the purposes of sending you direct marketing material and/or newsletters, you can click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email fromSSWC or notifySSWC thereof by sending an email to info@studysmartwithchris.com.

To whom may SSWC provide personal data?

From time to time the personal data you have provided to us, may be shared with our service providers who provide support with respect to the maintenance and the management of the Website. These services providers may only use the personal data when they provide services for SSWC and/or for purposes for which SSWC has collected this data, and they are not allowed to use your personal data for other purposes.

Moreover, we may share data with our third party partners, such as publishers or educational institutions. This information will be disclosed to our third party partners in the form of anonymized statistics. Our partners use your information for market research and to offer you personalized promotions from time to time. Educational institutions may use your information for insight into the performance and progress of (certain groups of) their students.

SSWC undertakes not to communicate your personal data to any other party without your prior consent, unless it is required to do so in accordance with any provision of the law or a court judgment.

Is SSWC responsible for other websites?

The Website may contain references (such as hyperlinks, banners or buttons) to other websites. This does not mean that SSWC is related to these other websites or the owners thereof. SSWC is therefore not responsible for the compliance with the privacy legislation by these third parties. SSWC, however, uses the URL’s efaqt.com and studysmartwithchris.com to host/manage and market its product.

How is the personal data secured?

SSWC ensures that adequate technical and organizational measures are taken to secure your personal data against loss or any unlawful processing.

SSWC reserves the right at its absolute discretion not to renew a subscription at any time without giving any reasons for our decision.

How long is the personal data retained?

SSWC will keep your personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, to provide you with services and to conduct our legitimate business interest or where otherwise required by law. SSWC may retain certain personal data after termination of your account.

Which rights do you have?

Under the terms of the applicable data protection rules and legislation you are entitled to inspect and, if necessary, correct any personal data concerning you. Furthermore, you are entitled to object to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes at any time. To this end you may address a request for such inspection, correction and/or objection to Better Studies B.V. at the following address: Pieter Aertszstraat 30-3, 1073SM Amsterdam, Netherlands or by e-mail at the following address: info@studysmartwithchris.com.

Changes to the privacy policy

SSWC reserves the right, at our own discretion, to modify, add or remove sections of this privacy policy at any time. Please check the privacy policy periodically for changes or modifications.

Where can you go with respect to questions regarding the protection of personal data?

You may address a request for answers to any such concerns to Better Studies BV at the following address: Better Studies B.V. at the following address: Pieter Aertszstraat 30-3, 1073SM Amsterdam, Netherlands or by e-mail at the following address: info@studysmartwithchris.com.

This document has been revised on January 15th, 2014 and updated in April 2018 .

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