Here’s a summary of how we protect your privacy:
1. We only collect what we need to help you with your request or provide
you with information that you ask for, personalizing it to your interests.
2. We won’t hang on to your information. If we don’t need it, and you don’t want us to keep it, we’ll delete it.
3. We want you to understand everything we do with your information, so we’ll try our best to explain with no nonsense.
- 4. No surprises — you decide what and how you hear from us.
5. That goes for everyone. We do not pass your information
to third parties for marketing purposes without your knowledge.
The rest of this policy provides you with more detail of our privacy and personal
information handling practices.
Who We Are
We are a trusted education body, specializing in A Level Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD programs.
We represent many world leading Institutions,
Colleges, and Universities offering various
courses at Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Diploma/Degrees and Research in Life Sciences,
Business,Management, Finance and Engineering mainly
in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Ireland,
Australia, Germany, Holland, Mauritius etc.
8B, Dipo Awolesi Street,
Magodo GRA Phase 2,
In your dealings with us for studying abroad
International Education Information, Advice and Counselling
The services we offer to help you study abroad include
counselling, application assistance, visa assistance,
English language test registration, student exhibitions
If you register on our website: www.gcseducation.com/apply
or register to participate in an event we will collect personal information
such as your name, email address, contact details, country of residence,
nationality, preferred study destination, and when you intend to study.
If you enquire about study opportunities directly
with an GCS Education counsellor, or we assist you with your
application to study, we may also request additional
information such as education qualifications, employment
history, occupation, areas of interest and professional
membership, copies of documents as proof of
identity – e.g. copies of passport, proof of citizenship
or photographs, marital status and how you will fund your
Collecting your personal information allows us to:
1. assist you to pursue the opportunity to
undertake studies in an education institution
outside your home country;
- 2. provide you with relevant information on your study options;
3. present you as a candidate to your preferred
institutions across all education sectors,
which are seeking to recruit international
students who want to study in Australia,
the United States, the United Kingdom,
the Republic of Ireland, Canada, Germany, Holland,
4. assist you to further your career after completing your
studies at an overseas education institution;
5. provide opportunities to provide feedback and testimonials on your experience
6. conduct research for statistical, analytical and training purposes;
- 7. manage our internal business operations and events; and
- 8. respond to your questions.
Visa Application Services
We provide visa application services including guiding you through
the application process and helping you prepare
the necessary documents for your visa
Collection of your personal information and
sensitive information (such as information
from your medical examination) allows us to:
1. assist you in your application for a
2. keep you updated with the progress of your visa
application and advise you of the outcome of
GCS Education’s vision is to build a global community
of connected students from classroom to career.
This means we would like to stay in touch for as
long as you would like to hear from us, but we
will only retain your information as long as is
necessary for the purpose it was given to us.
As a guide we will keep your personal information
for up to 7 years after commencing your studies
or your last activity with us so that we can continue
to support you through your journey, unless required to
retain it for legal or regulatory purposes
In your dealings with us for IELTS, TOEFL and PTE Registration
TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. The test is designed to measure the English Proficiency of non-English speaking people.
We make IELTS, TOEFL and PTE registration easier in Nigeria for our clients
who need an urgent TOEFL Registration in other to meet up with
their TOEFL TEST score wherever they are within 24 hours either by visiting our office or
by registering online.
In your dealings with us for conferences and events
GCS Education organises various events and conferences
related to international education and English language
teaching and assessment which may be managed or presented
by GCS Education, whether in our own right,
or under contract for another organisation.
The information we collect is relevant to your attendance
In registering for, or participating in an event we collect your
personal details such as name, email addresses, date of birth,
contact details, residency status, education qualifications,
employment history, occupation, areas of interest and professional
Collection of your personal information allows us to:
- 1. register you to attend the event;
- 2. respond to enquiries from you pre and post the event;
- 3. keep you informed about the event you registered for and/or future events
- 4. manage our operations for the event, including the fulfilment of any legal requirements;
- 5. collect customer views on our services with a view to developing new and/or improved services;
- 6. obtain website usage data to monitor our website performance; and
How We Collect Personal Information
We will only collect personal information by
lawful and fair means. Personal information
may be collected directly from you or your
authorised representative, or may be collected
from a third party such as a licensee or re
presentative authorised by us to provide
services to you. You may supply your personal
information to us when communicating with us via
social networks and other online channels,
e.g. through your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter identity.
We do not collect personal and sensitive information
unless the information is reasonably necessary for our
business functions or activities. We will obtain your
consent before collecting any sensitive information.
When you deal with us, you will need to identify
yourself in order for us to provide our services
to you, as such we do not accept the use of pseudonyms.
If you access our websites, we may collect
additional personal information about you in
the form of your IP address and/or domain name.
For more details please see our Website Cookie
Policy for further information.
The way in which we use and disclose personal information
We will use or disclose your personal
information only for the purposes for
which it was collected. We will use or
disclose your information for another
purpose only if you have consented,
or if you would reasonably expect us
to do so or as required by law.
We may use your personal information
for the purposes of our own direct
marketing, however we will ensure you
have the ability to opt out of future
Disclosure to others
We may disclose your personal information
to overseas recipients such as education
institutions located outside your home
country, overseas visa agencies, professional
bodies and commercial organisations,
or regulatory authorities when you have
sought our assistance to apply for study
at those institutions or where disclosure
is required for verification purposes.
As such, the location of these overseas
recipients would depend on the specific
institutions to which you apply or
where such verification is required.
GCS Education may hold or transfer the data we collect in or to the
following countries (in addition to your home country):
- 1. Australia
- 2. Canada
- 3. Ireland
- 4. Germany
- 5. Holland
- 6. Mauritius
- 7. UK
This information is stored and accessed
only as required to provide our services
to you. Where we transfer data to offshore
servers, the data is subject to use
restrictions and safeguards against
The information disclosed to overseas
recipients consists of any information
you have given us to provide the relevant
services. By accepting services from us,
you consent to us providing your personal
information to the relevant overseas
recipient as mentioned above. IDP takes
appropriate steps to ensure there are
adequate safeguards in place for the
transfer of your personal information
including standard protection clauses
in our contracts and an IDP Group Data
The steps we take to protect and secure the personal information we hold
We take reasonable technical and organisational measures
to protect the personal information we hold
against interference, loss, unauthorised
access, use, modification or disclosure,
and other misuse.
The steps we take include:
1. maintenance of computer technology, people and
process-based security measures for example
firewalls, network security configurations,
encryption, use of passwords and other appropriate
measures where information is held in electronic form;
2. regular updates to security systems and configurations
to protect our systems from malicious activity;
3. restriction of access to data to only those
staff that need access to carry out our business
4. training and ensuring that all our employees are required,
as a condition of employment, to treat personal information held by us as confidential.
However, you should be aware that if you
submit information to us electronically the
internet is not a secure environment.
We take reasonable steps to provide a secure
channel for receiving information but
cannot absolutely protect personal information before it reaches us.
When the personal information
that we collect is no longer
required, we will destroy, delete
it in a secure manner, or ensure
that the information is de-identified
in accordance with our information
destruction and de-identification
policy, unless we are required by
law to retain a copy of the personal
information or the information is
ntained in a Commonwealth record.
Making a complaint if you are unhappy about how we dealt
with or are dealing with your personal information
We have procedures in place to deal with your inquiries or complaints.
If you have any questions about our policy or any complaint
regarding the treatment of your privacy by us, please contact
8B, Dipo Awolesi Street,
Magodo GRA Phase 2,
- 1. GCS stands for Gateway Career Services
- 2. IELTS refers to the International English Language Testing System.
3. Personal information means information
or an opinion about an identified individual,
or an individual who is reasonably identifiable,
whether the information or opinion is true or not,
and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
4. Sensitive information includes information or an opinion about
an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions,
membership of a professional or trade association or criminal
record that is also personal information, or health information
about an individual, or biometric information used for the
purpose of automated biometric verification or identification,
or biometric templates.
- 5. “We”, “us” and “our” refers to members of the GCS Education Team.