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Privacy Policy and Prize Draw Terms

Privacy Statement

This survey is published and managed by Global Student Living Ltd (Registered in England & Wales 12877810). Please be aware that we take your concerns about privacy seriously and we make every reasonable effort to respect it.

Market Research and your privacy

We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy. Personal information is defined as any details that will enable you to be identified, for example your email address.

When designing and executing our research, it is our policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that personal information you provide is processed fairly and lawfully.

Only authorised staff have access to personal information and they are obliged to respect its confidentiality. We do not sell, rent or exchange any personal information supplied by you to any third party. Nor do we use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or other non-research activities.

It is our policy to monitor our internal procedures regularly to ensure compliance with the relevant statutory requirements in all that we do, including the GDPR (Europe), and MRS Code of Conduct.

What we do with the information that we gather from survey responses

In obtaining your cooperation to participate in the survey, we undertake not to mislead you in any way about the nature of the research we are conducting, the way in which the data is collected and the use that will be made of the survey results.

All of the information that you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be used for research purposes. Your comments will not be identified as belonging to you unless you explicitly give your consent for this. Instead, your responses will be combined with those gathered from other survey participants and will be analysed as part of a group. We do not use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or other non-research activities.

If we ask you for personal information that enables you to be identified - e.g. your name, e-mail address or telephone number, we will clearly state why we are asking for it and for your permission to use it for that purpose. For example, it might be to inform the winner of a prize draw or to contact you for follow-up research.

Your participation is voluntary. You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time, and to ask that part, or all, of the record of your involvement in the survey be deleted or destroyed.

Where your data is processed

As an international survey, we use a secure network of web servers to capture responses around the world in an efficient way for the best user experience. Your data may therefore be captured in one location and transferred to or processed in another location.

Our ‘central’ storage and processing location is the European Union and as such we are bound to the privacy and security requirements of the GDPR – widely acknowledged to be the most comprehensive and stringent legal privacy framework of its kind.

Before formally launching the survey in any country we ensure that our privacy and security arrangements meet or exceed those of that country, and that adequate measures are in place to cover the transfer of personal data from one location to another.

By submitting your responses to the survey, you grant permission for us to transfer the data securely for processing to our central location or any other geographic locations as may be required.

Web cookies and encryption

Cookies automatically generated by the web server may be used on this site. These cookies are an integral part of the basic functionality as well as the security of the survey and are required if you wish to voluntarily participate. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) provides independent guidance for Internet users and online operators on the use of cookies at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this survey please email index (at) gsl (dot) news

Prize Draw

The following terms apply to this prize draw:

  1. This prize draw covers a range of territories. The prizes available in a single draw may differ by territory, and these prizes are made clear in the promotion of the survey in that territory.
  2. The prize draw is open to all residents of the relevant operational territory over the age of 18 except employees of Global Student Living Ltd, their families, their agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion of the survey.
  3. The survey may operate during multiple separate promotional periods (‘waves’) per year per territory.
  4. One entry per person is permitted per ‘wave’ in any single year.
  5. No purchase is necessary to enter and complete the survey.
  6. As this is a multi-territory and multi-wave survey, the prize draw is made annually from the valid completed entries that year, and the winner(s) will be notified within 14 days of the end of the calendar year.
  7. We strongly advise participants to supply a long-term email address that will remain valid beyond the prize draw period to ensure we are able to make contact.
  8. The winner(s) will be chosen at random from all valid entries throughout the year by way of a computer program programmed to choose winners at random.
  9. The winner(s) will be notified by telephone or e-mail within seven days of each draw date.
  10. The winner(s) will have twenty-one days in which to confirm their success, otherwise a different winner will be chosen.
  11. The winners will receive their prize within thirty days of confirming their success.
  12. We can accept no responsibility for entries that are lost or delayed for any reason.
  13. The prizes are not transferable and there is no cash alternative.
  14. Entry into the prize draw is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  15. Our decision on any aspect of the promotion is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. We reserve the right to hold void, cancel, suspend or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.
  17. We reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of the same or higher value, where it becomes necessary to do so.
  18. The winner may be asked, but is not obliged, to take part in publicity associated with the survey.
  19. Personal details you have provided to enter the prize draw, such as your name, will only be used for the administration of the prize draw or any related legal requirements.
  20. In addition to our own prize draw, we may facilitate additional prize draws on behalf of promotional partners. In these cases we will draw winners at random on their behalf in accordance with their prize draw rules.