Privacy Policy

  • First published: 1st of January 2019
  • Effective date: 1st of January 2019
  • Last updated: 1st of January 2019

Introduction

Welcome to the Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE)!

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by the Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).

Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) (“The Group”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our”, and “Us”) operates the Iraqi Group of Cultural Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) website (“The Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information and data we receive from users of the site when you use our service and the choices you have associated with that information and data.

We use your personal information and data to provide and improve the service of the site. By using the service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, and Disclaimer Notice accessible from the Iraqi Group of Cultural Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) website.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information and data for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

Personal Data refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

While using the services of our site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (personal information and data). Personally identifiable information may include, but are not limited to:

  • Full name;
  • Address, State, Province, and City;
  • Phone number;
  • E-mail address; and
  • Usage (Log), Tracking and Cookies Data.

Communications: We may use your personal information and data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information.

Usage (Log) Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site (Usage (Log) Data). This data includes information on how the service is accessed and used.

Usage (Log) Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of the services of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, diagnostic data, and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information and data.

Tracking and Cookies Data

Like many sites, we use (cookies) and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our service, collect, and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device’s storage. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the services of our site.

Examples of cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies: We use Session Cookies to operate our service.
  • Preference Cookies: We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies:We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

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.

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Additional Data

This site creates and stores an activity log that captures the IP address, username, email address and tracks user activity (like when a user makes a comment). Information will be stored locally for 30 days and remotely for 1 year. Information on remote logs cannot be cleared for security purposes.

Use of Data

Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the service;
  • To notify you about changes to our service;
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so;
  • To provide customer care and support;
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the service;
  • To monitor the usage of the service; and
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including personal information and data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside Iraq and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal information and data, to Iraq and process it there.

Visitor comments may also be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal information or data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) may disclose your personal information and data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with a legal obligation;
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE);
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service;
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the service or the public; and
  • To protect against legal liability.

Security of Data

The security of your personal information and data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information and data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

How Long we Retain your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service (service providers), to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used.

These third parties have access to your personal information and data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Third Parties

This site may be using WPMU DEV third-party cloud storage to store backups of its audit logs where personal information is collected.

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies, Disclaimer Notices, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

We do acknowledge that our service mostly addresses students under the age of 18 (children).

We also do knowingly collect personally identifiable information from students under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are not aware that any or all of your children has/ have provided us with personal information or data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information or data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the 7th of January 2019 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

Therefore, we may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the e-mail address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website. We will also let you know via e-mail and/ or a prominent notice on our service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By e-mail: igcese.irq@gmail.com;
  • By phone number: 009647711705111; or
  • By mail: Zayuna Residential Buildings, Zayuna, Baghdad, Iraq IRQ 10091

“Personally Identifiable Information”

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.

What organizations are collecting the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

With whom may the information may be shared?

Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authorized Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?

Personally Identifiable Information collected by Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) except for use as indicated above.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us at Zayuna Residential Buildings, Zayuna, Baghdad. Iraq IRQ 10091

Are Cookies Used on the Site?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, we will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.

How does Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) use login information?

Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?

Iraqi Group of Cultural, Educational and Scientific Exchange (IGCESE) has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors.Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at igcese.irq@gmail.com

Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?

We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting . However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?

We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.

Links:

https://igcese.org contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

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