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Privacy Policy
Effective date: 20 Nov, 2019

Introduction

Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:

  • We are thoughtful about the personal data we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our services.
  • We store personal information for no longer we really have a need to keep it or when it is required by law.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what information on this website is shared publicly (or kept private), indexed by search engines, and permanently deleted.
  • We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

Below is our Privacy Policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles.

About Our Privacy Policy

This Website is run and managed by Guruvise Limited, an educational company registered in Lebanon.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

  • Our website – guruvise.com;
  • Our mobile applications (either for Android and iOS); and
  • Other products and services that are available on or through our websites (including plagiarism check if any).

Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our website, mobile applications and other products and services collectively as “Services.”

We are committed to protect and respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out how we may use, process and store your personal information. If such personal information can directly or indirectly refer to you as a natural person, such information consists your “Personal Data” and shall be protected by us with a strict accuracy. Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

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

How We Can Receive Your Information

We may get that information from you or our partners, through contracts or other legal arrangements you have with us or our partners on behalf of us, in order to deliver contractual/legal obligations. Your permission and consent can be collected by us directly, or we may receive your personal information from third parties whom you have given consent to pass this information on to us.

Information We Collect

If you visit our website or member communities, we may automatically collect information about you, for example:

  • Technical information;
  • IP addresses;
  • Information about what type of device you use to connect to our website;
  • How you interact with our website.

For more information read our Cookie Policy.

Here you can find the types of the Personal Data we collect and the purposes of its processing.

# Personal information types Purposes we collect your information for
1 User’s Country >  Verification of the User;

>  Prevention of fraudulent use and resale of User’s accounts;

>  Tax implications, VAT purposes.

2 User’s contact email and phone number >  The main contact of communication with User;

>  To provide you with marketing and promotional materials.

3 User’s university/work email >  To authenticate a user’s profile
4 User’s name and surname >  Verification of the User

>  For invoices, billing and taxation

>  Prevention of fraudulent use and resale of User’s accounts

5 City/address >  Billing information for invoices

Reasons For Collecting Your Personal Data

We collect information for some or all of the following reasons:

  • To provide services to you after you have ordered one of our services through one of our platforms;
  • To provide information about products or services you have shown interest in purchasing within a reasonable time afterwards, if you are already an existing customer;
  • To provide information to you about products or services you have purchased from us, or related products or services;
  • To provide services to you under contract;
  • For legal reasons, for example, if you have entered into a contract with us;
  • To provide information to you about our products and services if you have consented to receive them.

Grounds Of Collecting Information From You

We may collect information from you when we have a legal reason (allowed by law or under contract) to collect the information, or when you have consented for us to do so for a specific purpose (e.g. services provision or newsletters).

Legal Basis We Have For Processing Your Personal Data

We may process your personal data because:

  • We have a contract with you;
  • You have given us permission to do so;
  • We must provide services to you because you have ordered them;
  • You have asked us to do so;
  • To comply with the law.

All of these reasons are reasons we may legally process the information we have about you.

Ways Of Giving Information

You may give us information about you with your consent, for example:

  • By filling in a form or sending us an e-mail;
  • By posting an order on any of our platforms;
  • Posting reviews and feedbacks on any of our platforms;
  • Contacting us through our phone numbers.

This information may be personal, financial, educational, or related to your order.

You may give us information for legal reasons, such as to enter into a contract with us, when you are buying services from us.

Information We Receive From Other Sources

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate, any other services we provide, or from our business partners entitled to collect information on our behalf.

We also work with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, background checking agencies) and may receive information about you from them as part of the service we provide you, or for other legal reasons.

We may collect and store the files you upload, download, or access with the Website. Please do not share with us the files you are not permitted to use. Please do not upload or share with us the files that contain your personal information or personal information of third parties without permission. We may not guarantee that such personal information will be secured.

Sharing Your Personal Data With Third Parties

We may share your personal data with third parties, either because you have consented to allow us to do so or for other legal reasons. For example, we may share your personal information with:

  • Our marketing staff to provide you with promotional materials after you have registered at our website;
  • Our group companies, which means our subsidiaries, or our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries;
  • Subcontractors and third parties for the purpose of the performance of a contract that we hold with them or that we hold with you;
  • With third parties because you have given consent;
  • With third parties who provide us services because you have purchased goods or services.

Aggregated Or Anonymized Data

We may, from time to time, provide third parties with data that has been aggregated or anonymized.

This means that your personal information that could be used to identify you have been removed from the data. Data provided to third parties in this way is not personal data and is only statistics or similar data; however, you do keep your right to object.

Storing Location Of Your Personal Data

We primarily store and process your personal data in the MENA Region. We assure you that all your data is encrypted in secure way and no unauthorized persons may access them.

Duration We Allow Ourselves To Keep Your Personal Data

We will not retain your Personal Data for longer than required.

We will keep your personal information:

  • For as long as required by law;
  • Until we no longer have a valid reason for keeping it;
  • Until you request us to stop using it or delete it.

We may keep just enough of your Personal Data to ensure that we comply with your requests not to use your personal information or comply with your right to erasure. For example, we must keep your request to be erased even if it includes your personal data until such time as you are no longer our customer, or for tax purposes etc.

Refusing To Share Your Personal Data With Us

If the Personal Data is necessary in order to provide services to you under a contract between you and Guruvise Limited, we will have to refuse entering into that contract or providing the services before you give us your personal information.

Your Rights

We will respect your legal rights to your Personal Data.

Below are the rights that you have under law, and what we do to protect those rights:

# Legal right What we do to protect your rights
1 The right to be informed We are publishing this Privacy Policy to keep you informed as to what we do with your personal information. We strive to be transparent about how we use your data. We will also answer all your questions regarding this Policy send to the legal@guruvise.com
2 The right to access You have the right to access your information. Please contact our Data Protection Officer at legal@guruvise.com if you wish to access the personal information we hold about you.
3 The right to rectification If the information we hold about you is inaccurate or not complete, you have the right to ask us to rectify it. If that data has been passed to a third party with your consent or for legal reasons, then we must also ask them to rectify the data. Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you need us to rectify your information: legal@guruvise.com
4 The right to erasure This is sometimes called ‘the right to be forgotten’. If you want us to erase all your personal data and we do not have any legal reason to continue to process and hold it, please contact our Data Protection Officer: legal@guruvise.com
5 The right to restrict processing You have the right to ask us to restrict how we process your data. This means we are permitted to store the data but not further process it. We keep just enough data to make sure we respect your request in the future. If you want us to restrict processing of your data, please contact our Data Protection Office: legal@guruvise.com
6 The right to data portability We must allow you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across services in a safe and secure way without this effecting the usability of your data. Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you want information how to port your data elsewhere: legal@guruvise.com. This right only applies to personal data that you have provided to us as the Data Controller. The data must be held by us by consent or for the performance of a contract.
7 The right to object You have the right to object to us processing your data even if it is based on our legitimate interests, the exercise of official authority, direct marketing (including data aggregation), and processing for the purposeless statistics. If you wish to object, please contact our Data Protection Officer: legal@guruvise.com
8 The right to withdraw consent If you have given us your consent to process your data but have changed your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and we must stop processing your data. If you want to withdraw your consent, please contact our Data Protection Officer: legal@guruvise.com

 

Links To Other Websites

From time to time, our website may contain links to and from websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy notices and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any such notices. Please check these notices, where available, before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Contact Us

This is our registered address, company number and contact information:

Guruvise Limited
STREET NAME
POSTAL CODE
DATE, CITY, LEBANON
Company Registration Number: XXXXXXX
Email: legal@guruvise.com
Phone: +961768676133

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Laws, regulations and industry standards evolve, which may make those changes necessary, or we may make changes to our business. We will post the changes to this page and encourage you to review them to stay informed. If we make changes that materially alter your privacy rights, we will provide additional notice, such as via email or through the Website. If you disagree with the changes to this Privacy Policy, you should deactivate your account.

Previous Versions

  • Current version (August 26, 2018)

Introduction

Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental principles:

  • We are thoughtful about the personal data we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our services.
  • We store personal information for no longer we really have a need to keep it or when it is required by law.
  • We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what information on this website is shared publicly (or kept private), indexed by search engines, and permanently deleted.
  • We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

Below is our Privacy Policy, which incorporates and clarifies these principles.

About Our Privacy Policy

This Website is run and managed by Guruvise Limited, an educational company registered in Lebanon.

This Privacy Policy applies to information that we collect about you when you use:

  • Our website – guruvise.com;
  • Our mobile applications (either for Android and iOS); and
  • Other products and services that are available on or through our websites (including plagiarism check if any).

Throughout this Privacy Policy we’ll refer to our website, mobile applications and other products and services collectively as “Services.”

We are committed to protect and respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets out how we may use, process and store your personal information. If such personal information can directly or indirectly refer to you as a natural person, such information consists your “Personal Data” and shall be protected by us with a strict accuracy. Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

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

How We Can Receive Your Information

We may get that information from you or our partners, through contracts or other legal arrangements you have with us or our partners on behalf of us, in order to deliver contractual/legal obligations. Your permission and consent can be collected by us directly, or we may receive your personal information from third parties whom you have given consent to pass this information on to us.

Information We Collect

If you visit our website or member communities, we may automatically collect information about you, for example:

  • Technical information;
  • IP addresses;
  • Information about what type of device you use to connect to our website;
  • How you interact with our website.

For more information read our Cookie Policy.

Here you can find the types of the Personal Data we collect and the purposes of its processing.

# Personal information types Purposes we collect your information for
1 User’s Country >  Verification of the User;

>  Prevention of fraudulent use and resale of User’s accounts;

>  Tax implications, VAT purposes.

2 User’s contact email and phone number >  The main contact of communication with User;

>  To provide you with marketing and promotional materials.

3 User’s university/work email >  To authenticate a user’s profile
4 User’s name and surname >  Verification of the User

>  For invoices, billing and taxation

>  Prevention of fraudulent use and resale of User’s accounts

5 City/address >  Billing information for invoices

Reasons For Collecting Your Personal Data

We collect information for some or all of the following reasons:

  • To provide services to you after you have ordered one of our services through one of our platforms;
  • To provide information about products or services you have shown interest in purchasing within a reasonable time afterwards, if you are already an existing customer;
  • To provide information to you about products or services you have purchased from us, or related products or services;
  • To provide services to you under contract;
  • For legal reasons, for example, if you have entered into a contract with us;
  • To provide information to you about our products and services if you have consented to receive them.

Grounds Of Collecting Information From You

We may collect information from you when we have a legal reason (allowed by law or under contract) to collect the information, or when you have consented for us to do so for a specific purpose (e.g. services provision or newsletters).

Legal Basis We Have For Processing Your Personal Data

We may process your personal data because:

  • We have a contract with you;
  • You have given us permission to do so;
  • We must provide services to you because you have ordered them;
  • You have asked us to do so;
  • To comply with the law.

All of these reasons are reasons we may legally process the information we have about you.

Ways Of Giving Information

You may give us information about you with your consent, for example:

  • By filling in a form or sending us an e-mail;
  • By posting an order on any of our platforms;
  • Posting reviews and feedbacks on any of our platforms;
  • Contacting us through our phone numbers.

This information may be personal, financial, educational, or related to your order.

You may give us information for legal reasons, such as to enter into a contract with us, when you are buying services from us.

Information We Receive From Other Sources

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate, any other services we provide, or from our business partners entitled to collect information on our behalf.

We also work with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, background checking agencies) and may receive information about you from them as part of the service we provide you, or for other legal reasons.

We may collect and store the files you upload, download, or access with the Website. Please do not share with us the files you are not permitted to use. Please do not upload or share with us the files that contain your personal information or personal information of third parties without permission. We may not guarantee that such personal information will be secured.

Sharing Your Personal Data With Third Parties

We may share your personal data with third parties, either because you have consented to allow us to do so or for other legal reasons. For example, we may share your personal information with:

  • Our marketing staff to provide you with promotional materials after you have registered at our website;
  • Our group companies, which means our subsidiaries, or our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries;
  • Subcontractors and third parties for the purpose of the performance of a contract that we hold with them or that we hold with you;
  • With third parties because you have given consent;
  • With third parties who provide us services because you have purchased goods or services.

Aggregated Or Anonymized Data

We may, from time to time, provide third parties with data that has been aggregated or anonymized.

This means that your personal information that could be used to identify you have been removed from the data. Data provided to third parties in this way is not personal data and is only statistics or similar data; however, you do keep your right to object.

Storing Location Of Your Personal Data

We primarily store and process your personal data in the MENA Region. We assure you that all your data is encrypted in secure way and no unauthorized persons may access them.

Duration We Allow Ourselves To Keep Your Personal Data

We will not retain your Personal Data for longer than required.

We will keep your personal information:

  • For as long as required by law;
  • Until we no longer have a valid reason for keeping it;
  • Until you request us to stop using it or delete it.

We may keep just enough of your Personal Data to ensure that we comply with your requests not to use your personal information or comply with your right to erasure. For example, we must keep your request to be erased even if it includes your personal data until such time as you are no longer our customer, or for tax purposes etc.

Refusing To Share Your Personal Data With Us

If the Personal Data is necessary in order to provide services to you under a contract between you and Guruvise Limited, we will have to refuse entering into that contract or providing the services before you give us your personal information.

Your Rights

We will respect your legal rights to your Personal Data.

Below are the rights that you have under law, and what we do to protect those rights:

# Legal right What we do to protect your rights
1 The right to be informed We are publishing this Privacy Policy to keep you informed as to what we do with your personal information. We strive to be transparent about how we use your data. We will also answer all your questions regarding this Policy send to the legal@guruvise.com
2 The right to access You have the right to access your information. Please contact our Data Protection Officer at legal@guruvise.com if you wish to access the personal information we hold about you.
3 The right to rectification If the information we hold about you is inaccurate or not complete, you have the right to ask us to rectify it. If that data has been passed to a third party with your consent or for legal reasons, then we must also ask them to rectify the data. Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you need us to rectify your information: legal@guruvise.com
4 The right to erasure This is sometimes called ‘the right to be forgotten’. If you want us to erase all your personal data and we do not have any legal reason to continue to process and hold it, please contact our Data Protection Officer: legal@guruvise.com
5 The right to restrict processing You have the right to ask us to restrict how we process your data. This means we are permitted to store the data but not further process it. We keep just enough data to make sure we respect your request in the future. If you want us to restrict processing of your data, please contact our Data Protection Office: legal@guruvise.com
6 The right to data portability We must allow you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across services in a safe and secure way without this effecting the usability of your data. Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you want information how to port your data elsewhere: legal@guruvise.com. This right only applies to personal data that you have provided to us as the Data Controller. The data must be held by us by consent or for the performance of a contract.
7 The right to object You have the right to object to us processing your data even if it is based on our legitimate interests, the exercise of official authority, direct marketing (including data aggregation), and processing for the purposeless statistics. If you wish to object, please contact our Data Protection Officer: legal@guruvise.com
8 The right to withdraw consent If you have given us your consent to process your data but have changed your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and we must stop processing your data. If you want to withdraw your consent, please contact our Data Protection Officer: legal@guruvise.com

 

Links To Other Websites

From time to time, our website may contain links to and from websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy notices and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any such notices. Please check these notices, where available, before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Contact Us

This is our registered address, company number and contact information:

Guruvise Limited
STREET NAME
POSTAL CODE
DATE, CITY, LEBANON
Company Registration Number: XXXXXXX
Email: legal@guruvise.com
Phone: +961768676133

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Laws, regulations and industry standards evolve, which may make those changes necessary, or we may make changes to our business. We will post the changes to this page and encourage you to review them to stay informed. If we make changes that materially alter your privacy rights, we will provide additional notice, such as via email or through the Website. If you disagree with the changes to this Privacy Policy, you should deactivate your account.

Previous Versions

  • Current version (August 26, 2018)