Data Protection Policy


DATA ADMINISTRATOR

The data administrator is UNIVERSITY OF POLAND SP. Z O. O. (UNIVERSITY OF POLAND, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY), also referred to as ‘we’ or ‘UPOLAND’ with registered office in Poznań (Poland), at ul. Joachima Lelewela 5, postal code: 61-409, incorporated under Polish law and registered in Polish National Court Register under number 721132. This data protection is written in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on personal data protection. 

 

DATA COLLECTION AND THEIR PURPOSES

Admission purposes – we collect data, including sensitive ones, which are required by Polish educational law in case of applying to university and we use them only for this purpose. We share them only in case of being additionally granted power of attorney and only with the university (or universities) that You chose.

 

Scholarship purposes – for you users who specially requested to be provided with information about scholarships, we collect data which type of courses they are interested in.

 

Ranking purposes – we don’t paste anything on your Facebook wall and we just collect your logins for the purpose of preventing multiple voting. We do not share data with any third party. Data may be analysed both manually and automatically for the purpose of finding fraudulent accounts. Later, we may contact people who applied to universities to ask about their satisfaction.

 

Cookies – yes, we use those tiny text files to improve quality of service (more personalized content) and to better understand our clients. If You bother to read privacy policy then You know that, but just in case we remind You, that if you do not consent for using cookies, then you should block them in your browser settings.

 

CORRECTION OR CONSENT WITHDRAWAL 

You are allowed to correct your data in any moment to correct or totally withdraw your consent for us to process Your data. In case of noticing any mistakes or subsequent changes, we highly recommend to make corrections, as erroneous data in your application could not only be a reason of decline by university, but in worst case scenario serious errors could be considered as fraud and lead to criminal investigation.

 

You are allowed to withdraw your consent at any moment and inform us about it through e-mail, nevertheless, if it makes further provision of services for you impossible, then already started and paid service, would be considered as fully and successfully completed. 

 

In case of any doubts concerning our data protection and processing policy please contact us.

 

COLLECTION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION

General identifying information – in order to be able to lodge application it is required by law to provide identifying information (like birthdate, name, address or prior education) and failing to do so would make the application declined because of formal reasons. 

 

Ethnic origin – theoretically this information is not directly collected, as application on Polish universities is clearly meritocratic and race blind. Nevertheless, we would process your photo, which indirectly could reveal that information. Additionally, in one specific case ethnic origin matters – foreigners of Polish origin are highly recommended to disclose such origin, as it may grant them some of rights of Polish citizens.

 

Disabilities – during the recruitment process some universities may ask for them, in order to be able to try to accommodate special needs. In this case we may forward this question to You, not disclosing such information may have some adverse results, like causing them to fail to accommodate those needs.

 

Others - any additional information (concerning for example religious or political activities) that can be inferred from your CV. In this case You would have to find balance between Your privacy and properly presenting Your social engagement and achievements. Releasing CV fully devoid of information, while absolutely acceptable, may be less effective in showing your track record of successes.

 

DATA SHARE

We do not intend to share your data with any other parties. Third parties may collect your cookies data. Fully anonymised data may be used for research purposes. In some situations, we may be forced by law to share them with administrative authorities, like police or immigrant office.