We take privacy seriously.

To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. We recommend that you review the information below so you understand what we’re collecting, why we’re collecting it, who has access to it and what it’s being used for.

You as individuals have rights under a variety of governmental legislations such as FERPA, HIPAA, EU General Data Protection, etc.

At all times we respect the general principles outlined below as it relates to the collecting and processing of your information:

  • We will be lawful, fair and transparent as with your information and make it easy for you to understand
  • We will limit our requests for information to include only what we need
  • We will not use the information for other unintended purposes
  • The information we have will be kept accurately and up to date
  • We will keep your information for as long as required for programmatic and alumni initiatives
  • We will keep your information safe and shared only with those who need to see it

We will be accountable to you as participants, our program partners, and host companies.

The Information We Collect

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Global Experiences website. As part of our data gathering compliance measures students applying to a GE program, students are asked to fill out a specific authorization form.

As student applying for a Global Experiences program you will be asked to submit the following information so that we are able to advise you through the program process:

  • Name,
  • Email Address,
  • Phone number
  • Citizenship
  • Age
  • Educational Status
  • Gender
  • IP Addresses

At other times (as enrolled students) you may be asked to submit more specific types of Personal Data. This data includes (in addition to the above mentioned information collected as part of the application process)
Emergency Contact Information

  • Address
  • Resume / Professional Documents
  • Travel information
  • Passport information

Information may also be collected by us “automatically” through cookies, tracking sites which you may know as personalized messages, targeted content, and other messaging tools. In many cases this may be IP Address, what browser you’re using, system you’re using, how long you stayed on certain web pages, what pages you clicked through, who you shared pages with, what path did you take through our site. Much of this information may be tracked with tools like Google Analytics or through the use of “cookies”.

The Way We Use Information

We use the information you provide about yourself when inquiring about or enrolling in a program and only as it relates to our program. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to facilitate that program.  This sharing would be strictly limited to the delivery of the program including but not limited to housing providers, educational certification bodies, language providers, or emergency support services to protect your vital interests.

We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with program updates
  • To meet our obligations on delivering the program to you
  • To notify you about changes to our website, our programs, or upcoming events for inquirers, applicants, participants or alumni
  • To contact you in response to an inquiry you submitted

We will retain the data on our servers for an appropriate amount of time. 

We use return email addresses to answer the emails we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

You can register with our website if you would like to receive our newsletter as well as updates on our new programs and services. Information you submit on our website will not be used for this purpose unless you fill out the newsletter signup form, which can be found at the bottom of the menu at left.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals specifically.

Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. 

Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We have ensured that our data is protected and will contact you within 72 hours should any breach of data occur. Electronic payments for Global Experiences programs are conducted through secure 3rd party vendors.

We restrict access to your data to employees who need to have access so they can deliver the program to you or to help guide you through the program processes. 

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. 

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by emailing us and inquiring directly. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

You have rights as well that include:

  • The right to a proper and transparent privacy notice that outlines the lawful basis for processing your information and how it will be used
  • The right to access information that we collect from you
  • The right to correct incorrect information
  • The right to be forgotten from our system
  • The right to restrict the processing of your information
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object to certain types of uses of your information

As you know sending information electronically over the internet may not always be secure and that while we’re making every effort to safeguard it once it gets to us you are accepting responsibility and risk by doing so. Please continue to safeguard passwords to any GE sites you may create.


Acknowledgment Regarding Protection of Personal Data and Request of Consent for Their Processing

Pursuant to the terms and conditions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”, hereinafter “the EU GDPR”), we hereby inform you that Global Experiences (hereinafter referred to as “Global Experiences”), in its capacity as Data Controller, pursuant to Section 29 of the above Law, of the processing of your personal data and information, is required to provide you with the following information:

  1. All personal data you have provided to Global Experiences, as well as any entity from whom personal data are collected, and all the further data provided in order to allow the planning and organization of the Global Experiences internship program, will be processed and handled by Global Experiences in accordance with its policies and EU GDPR, and with the principles of fairness, lawfulness, transparency, purpose limitation, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity and confidentiality and accountability, as well as the utmost protection of your privacy; sensitive data processing will only take place in relation to data regarding your health condition (such as diseases, allergies, food intolerances) or judicial data.
  2. All data shall be processed exclusively for Global Experiences organizational purposes, connected or related to the activities carried out by Global Experiences, such as programs, the accomplishment of bureaucratic practices for your entry in the EU, the performance of the contractual obligations of Global Experiences in connection with your program. In particular the data supplied or collected will be processed for the following purposes:
    a) to fulfill the obligations established by any applicable law, including the regulations or the European Union Law;
    b) to execute the contractual obligations with reference to your enrollment with the Global Experiences abroad programs (such as but not limited to students health and safety protection);
    c) with reference to data provided by public authorities or by hospitals should an accident or aggression occur to the student, in order to take the necessary actions. Sensitive data regarding your health conditions and food habits will only be processed for the purpose of protecting students safety or of fulfilling the obligations established by law, by regulations or by the European Union Law; sensitive data regarding judicial measures which may have been provided to Global Experiences by public bodies will be processed only for purposes relating to a health or safety emergency and complying with any applicable mandatory provision of European Union law.
  3. Submittal and processing of personal data is necessary in order to achieve the purposes above specified.
  4. Any refusal will make it impossible to carry out the necessary activities and the correct administrative and didactic management of students programs necessary to accomplish the contractual obligations of Global Experiences in connection with your abroad program in the EU, as well as the obligations imposed by law.
  5. Data of common nature will be collected and processed automatically and/or manually in compliance with the provisions of GDPR and by adopting the related minimum safety measures, securing strictly monitored access; the collecting and processing of sensitive data will be carried out in compliance with GDPR and by adopting the related minimum safety measures.
  6. Data processing will take place, according to the aforementioned criteria, only within those offices of Global Experiences premises which are exclusively dedicated to Global Experiences programs; the data will be handled only by the persons who are in charge and responsible of the related activities and by other persons working on the same areas as specified in internal communications; sensitive data will be handled only within those offices of Global Experiences premises which are exclusively dedicated to Global Experiences abroad programs, for the purposes above specified, by persons officially appointed to this task. Your personal data you have provided, with the exception of sensitive data, may be transferred overseas pursuant to the terms, conditions and limits specified by Title VII of Part I of Legislative Decree n. 196/2003.
  7. In particular, your data may be communicated, in compliance with the rules above indicated, to public or private subjects to whom they may necessary in order to fulfill obligations set forth by laws, regulations or EU laws; sensitive data may be communicated to public bodies and authorities (such as public hospitals, public safety authorities, Police offices, courts, magistrates and the like) and to private subjects (such as private hospitals and clinics, security supervisors, insurance companies) only for purposes relating to health and safety emergency and for the purposes of fulfilling obligations set forth by laws, regulations and EU laws.
  8. The Data Controller, under the law and with particular reference to the safety obligations related to the automatic processing of your data, is Global Experiences.
  9. All data will be processed by Global Experiences in its capacity as Data Controller in compliance with art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003.
  10. You will be able to exercise any and all other rights foreseen by Art. 7 of Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 reproduced hereunder in its entirety:
    1. The data subject has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or not of personal data regarding him or her, even if not yet recorded, and their communication in intelligible form.
    2. The data subject has the right to obtain indication: a) of the origin of the personal data; b) of the ends and methods of its processing; c) of the logics applied in the event of processing being carried out with the aid of electronic equipment; d) of the identification data of the controller, of those responsible and the appointed representative as per Art. 5 paragraph 2; e) of the organizations and categories of organizations to whom personal data can be communicated or who are likely to get to know them in their capacity of designated representative in any area of the country, of officers and appointees.
    3. The data subject has the right to obtain: a) the update, the rectification or, if he or she as interest to, the integration of the data; b) the cancellation, transformation in anonymous form or the blockage of any data processed unlawfully, including those whose storage is not necessary in relation to the aims for which the data were collected or later processed; c) a statement that the operations indicated at letters a) and b), including their content, have been made known to those to whom the data have been communicated or released, except in the case of this being found to be impossible or requiring the use of means which are clearly disproportionate to the protected right.
    4. The data subject has the right to completely or partially oppose: a) for legitimate reasons, the processing of personal data regarding him/her even if relevant to the aims of their collection; b) the processing of personal data regarding him/her for the purpose of sending publicity material, direct sales or for carrying out market research or commercial communications.

The data subject can exercise the rights as per Art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, (updating, rectification, integration, cancellation, transformation, anonymously or blockage of data processed illegally, opposition, request for information as per section 1 and as per letters a), b), c), d) and 2) 2nd section, by contacting Global Experiences, 14 Annapolis St., Annapolis MD 21401 - or sending an e-mail to the following address: info@globalexperiences.com

Read Regulation (EU) 2016/679 here.

Having read this notice provided by the Data Controller (Global Experiences).

Having read this notice provided by Global Experiences in accord with General Data Protection Regulation you hereby give consent:

  • For the use of his/her personal data (including sensitive data) for the purposes outlined in this notice if the use does not come under one of the possible cases for exemption.
  • For his/her personal data (including sensitive data) to be transferred overseas pursuant to the terms, conditions and limits specified at Section 43 of Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 as well as under the provisions of article 49 (1) (a) of the EU GDPR, and more specifically to the United States of America, even if this country were not considered a safe harbor by the EU competent authorities.
  • For the use of his/her personal data (including sensitive data) for the purposes outlined in this notice.

I also hereby waive any right to privacy or confidentiality regarding Global Experiences reporting to the appropriate authorities at my home school if I am seriously ill; suffer an injury; am the victim or perpetrator of harassment, whether on or off campus; am the victim or the perpetrator of sexual or gender-based misconduct and/or of criminal behavior, whether on or off campus, and I grant Global Experiences staff, faculty and administrators full authority to report to the appropriate authorities at my home school any and such all incidents, under the applicable laws (including but not limited to Title IX and Clery Act), whether or not it involves disciplinary action.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at info@globalexperiences.com.

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