Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the HEED-Africa project website. This privacy policy informs you how we may use personal information collected at this site. Please read this privacy policy carefully before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how your personal details and the information you provide will be used.

Important Note

The practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this website only. If you link to other websites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites. We are not responsible for the actions or activities of third-party sites.

Purpose

Upon reception of your mobility scholarship application by the HEED-Africa project, your personal data is collected and further processed for the purpose of the mobility scholarship evaluation and management of the scholarship award.

Context

The HEED-Africa project is committed to respecting the privacy of natural persons participating in the mobility scholarship applications. For evaluating and assessing mobility scholarship application, it requires the recording and further processing of personal data by the HEED-Africa project, all personal data are dealt with in accordance with the national regulation and the EACEA privacy policy procedures with regard to the processing of personal data.

Collection of Information and Type of Data

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors for the purpose of processing your application to participate in HEED-Africa project. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request unless you give us permission to use it in another manner.

Cookies and Tracking Technology

The website may use cookies and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookies and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the website, and understanding how visitors use the website. Personal information cannot be collected through cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with EACEA, governmental agencies or other organizations assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when:

*Permitted or required by law; or
*Trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or
*Investigating fraud which has already taken place.
*The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security and Safeguard Your Information

The collected personal data and all related information are stored and kept secured on servers of a computer centre of HEED-Africa project. Only authorized officials, who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential will have access to this information.

How long do we keep your personal data?

Any personal data and files relating to mobility scholarship application are to be maintained in the service in charge of the application until it is finalized and in the archives for a period of 5 years after the closure of the HEED-Africa project. However, unsuccessful mobility scholarship applications have to be kept only for 3 years following adoption of the scholarship decisions.

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about the HEED-Africa project privacy policy you may contact us. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted on this webpage.

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