Who we are
Our website address is www.courses4u.in. A company registered in India with registration number U80902DL2020PTC367330, registered address at Mayur Vihar, Phase 1 Main Market, New Delhi 110091
Courses 4 U Educational Services Private Limited is committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of individuals, including learners, staff and others, in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation. The new regulatory environment demands higher transparency and accountability in how colleges manage and use personal data. It also accords new and stronger rights for individuals to understand and control that use. The Data Protection contains provisions that the college will need to be aware of as data controllers, including provisions intended to enhance the protection of student’s personal data.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
How we protect your data
The legislation places a responsibility on every data controller to process any personal data in accordance with Information Technology Act (2000) (“IT Act”) Section 43A and Section 72A
In order to comply with its obligations, IT Act 2000 undertakes to adhere to the eight principles
Process personal data fairly and lawfully.
Courses 4 U Educational Services Private Limited will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that individuals who are the focus of the personal data (data subjects) are informed of the identity of the data controller, the purposes of the processing, any disclosures to third parties that are envisaged; given an indication of the period for which the data will be kept, and any other information which may be relevant.
2) Process the data for the specific and lawful purpose for which it collected that data and not further process the data in a manner incompatible with this purpose. Courses 4 U Educational Services Private Limited will ensure that the reason for which it collected the data originally is the only reason for which it processes those data, unless the individual is informed of any additional processing before it takes place.
3) Ensure that the data is adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which it is processed. Courses 4 U Educational Services Private Limited will not seek to collect any personal data which is not strictly necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained. Forms for collecting data will always be drafted with this mind. If any irrelevant data are given by individuals, they will be destroyed immediately.
4) Keep personal data accurate and, where necessary, up to date. Courses 4 U Educational Services Private Limited will review and update all data on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the individuals giving their personal data to ensure that this is accurate, and each individual should notify the College if, for example, a change in circumstances means that the data needs to be updated. It is the responsibility of the College to ensure that any notification regarding the change is noted and acted on.
5) Only keep personal data for as long as is necessary. COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED undertakes not to retain personal data for longer than is necessary to ensure compliance with the legislation and any other statutory requirements. This means COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED will undertake a regular review of the information held and implement a weeding process.
COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED will dispose of any personal data in a way that protects the rights and privacy of the individual concerned (e.g. secure electronic deletion, shredding and disposal of hard copy files as confidential waste). A log will be kept of the records destroyed.
6) Process personal data in accordance with the rights of the data subject under the legislation.
Individuals have various rights under the legislation including a right to:
be told the nature of the information the College holds and any parties to whom this may be disclosed.
prevent processing likely to cause damage or distress.
prevent processing for purposes of direct marketing.
be informed about the mechanics of any automated decision-making process that will significantly affect them.
not have significant decisions that will affect them taken solely by an automated process.
sue for compensation if they suffer damage by any contravention of the legislation.
take action to rectify, block, erase or destroy inaccurate data.
request that the Office of the Information Commissioner assess whether any provision of the Act has been contravened.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Put appropriate technical and organisational measures in place against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data, and against accidental loss or destruction of data. All members of staff are responsible for ensuring that any personal data which they hold is kept securely and not disclosed to any unauthorised third parties.
COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED will ensure that all personal data is accessible only to those who have a valid reason for using it. COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED will have in place appropriate security measures e.g. ensuring that hard copy personal data is kept in lockable filing cabinets/cupboards with controlled access (with the keys then held securely in a key cabinet with controlled access):
keeping all personal data in a lockable cabinet with key-controlled access.
password protecting personal data held electronically.
archiving personal data which are then kept securely (lockable cabinet).
placing any PCs or terminals, CCTV camera screens etc. that show personal data so that they are not visible except to authorised staff.
ensuring that PC screens are not left unattended without a password protected screen-saver being used.
In addition, COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED will put in place appropriate measures for the deletion of personal data - manual records will be shredded or disposed of as ‘confidential waste’ and appropriate contract terms will be put in place with any third parties undertaking this work. Hard drives of redundant PCs will be wiped clean before disposal or if that is not possible, destroyed physically. A log will be kept of the records destroyed. This policy also applies to staff and students who process personal data ‘off-site’, e.g. when working at home, and in circumstances additional care must be taken regarding the security of the data
What third parties we receive data from
Ensure that no personal data is transferred to a country or a territory outside the European Economic Area (EEA) unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data. COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED will not transfer data to territories without the explicit consent of the individual. This also applies to publishing information on the
If the College collects personal data in any form via its website, it will provide a clear and detailed privacy statement prominently on the website, and wherever else personal data is collected.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Consent as a basis for processing
Although it is not always necessary to gain consent from individuals before processing their data, it is often the best way to ensure that data is collected and processed in an open and transparent manner. Consent is especially important when COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED is processing any sensitive data, as defined by the legislation. COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED understands consent to mean that the individual has been fully informed of the intended processing and has signified their agreement (e.g. via the enrolment form) whilst being of a sound mind and without having any undue influence exerted upon them. Consent obtained on the basis of misleading information will not be a valid basis for processing. Consent cannot be inferred from the non-response to a communication
COURSES 4 U EDUCATIONAL SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED will ensure that any forms used to gather data on an individual will contain a statement (fair collection statement) explaining the use of that data, how the data may be disclosed and also indicate whether or not the individual needs to consent to the processing.
You can opt out of contact for other purposes by ticking any of the following boxes if you do not wish to be contacted: About courses or learning opportunities.
For surveys and research.
Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of organisations with whom we regularly share data are available at: www.meity.gov.in/writereaddata/files/Personal_Data_Protection_Bill,2018.pdf
Subject Access Rights (SARs)
Individuals have a right to access any personal data relating to them which are held by the College. Any individual wishing to exercise this right should apply in writing to the Principal. Any member of staff receiving a SAR should forward this to the Principal. The College reserves the right to charge a fee for data subject access requests (currently £20). Under the terms of the legislation, any such requests must be complied with within 40 days. For detailed guidance on responding to SARs, please refer to the CoP.
Disclosure of Data
Only disclosures which have been notified under the College’s DP notification must be made and therefore staff and students should exercise caution when asked to disclose personal data held on another individual or third party.
COURSES 4 U undertakes not to disclose personal data to unauthorised third parties, including family members, friends, government bodies and in some circumstances, the police.
Legitimate disclosures may occur in the following instances:
the individual has given their consent to the disclosure.
the disclosure has been notified to the OIC and is in the legitimate interests of the College.
the disclosure is required for the performance of a contract. There are other instances when the legislation permits disclosure without the consent of the individual. For detailed guidance on disclosures contact quality manager.
In no circumstances will COURSES 4 U sell any of its databases to a third party.
Publication of College Information
COURSES 4 U publishes various items which will include some personal data, e.g.
internal telephone directory.
photos and information in marketing materials.
It may be that in some circumstances an individual wishes their data processed for such reasons to be kept confidential, or restricted College access only. Therefore, it is COURSES 4 U policy to offer an opportunity to opt-out of the publication of such when collecting the information.
It is the policy of COURSES 4 U to ensure that senders and recipients of email are made aware that under the DPA, and Freedom of Information Legislation, the contents of email may have to be disclosed in response to a request for information. One means by which this will be communicated will be by a disclaimer on the College’s email. THE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018
Lawful Business Practice Regulations, any email sent to or from the College may be accessed by someone other than the recipient for system management and security purposes.
There are some CCTV systems operating within COURSES 4 U for the purpose of protecting College members and property. COURSES 4 U will only process personal data obtained by the CCTV system in a manner which ensures compliance with the legislation.
Procedure for review
This policy will be updated as necessary to reflect best practice or future amendments made to the IT Act 2000
Please follow this link to the https://www.meity.gov.in/ which provides further detailed guidance on a range of topics including individuals’ rights, exemptions from the Act, dealing with subject access requests, how to handle requests from third parties for personal data to be disclosed etc. In particular, you may find it helpful to read the Guide to Data Protection which is available from the website.