This page informs the Users about the privacy practices of this Website's regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information received from its Users. The Institute of Banking Studies Cyprus (IBS Cyprus) operates under the umbrella of CBS College Cyprus.
Owner and Data Controller*: CBS Cyprus
* A natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
Owner contact information:
3, Kostaki Pantelidi str., 2057 Nicosia, Cyprus
P.O.Box 25331, 1308 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 22459090, Fax: +357 22664910
As defined within the context of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is any data that can be directly or indirectly related to a natural person (data subject). Personal data includes any identifiable personal data that can connect personal data to a data subject e.g. name, citizen Id, phone number, email address etc.
In the course of using this Website, a User may choose to provide information through online forms, email or other electronic means. Any Personal data submitted by the Users will be used by CBS Cyprus only for the purpose(s) indicated in this document and/or the content of this Website.
Lawful bases for processing data
CBS may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:
- Consent: The data subject has given consent to the processing of personal data for one or more specific purposes e.g. Use of personal information while processing data to communicate with prospective students. Although at this stage there is no implied agreement with these data subjects, data subjects give their consent to communicate with them by requesting information about the college’s programs through the contact form, indicating their intention to come to the college.
- Contract: Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract e.g. Academic Processing for students.
- Legal obligation: Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject e.g. share personal information if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the college, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
- Public task: Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller e.g. Providing student statistical information to the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.
The purposes of processing
Primarily the Data concerning the User is collected to allow CBS to facilitate Users with their enrolment as students in College’s programs of study, to communicate with a user or third person or organization and provide information about the programs and/or the services of the College as well as for Analytics purposes.
Users can find further detailed information about the purposes of processing as well as the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.
Collection of Personal Data
Personal Data is collected as follows:
This Website uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping CBS to understand how Users use the site and ways that CBS can improve Users' experience. In this case the information is collected automatically and these cookies may track things such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp time spend on the Website, Pages visited.
Contact and Seminars' Selection forms (this Website)
Personal Data collected: First name, Last name, ID Number, City, Email address and Phone number.
The rights of Users
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by CBS.
In particular, Users have the right (a) to access, rectify, or erase their personal data we have collected about them through the Service. Users also have the right (b) to data portability and the right (c) to restrict or object to our processing of personal data we have collected about them through the Service. In addition, Users have the right (d) to ask not to process their personal data (or provide it to third parties to process) for marketing purposes or purposes materially different than for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by them. Users may (e) withdraw their consent at any time for any data processing we do based on consent they have provided to us.
To exercise any of these rights, contact us as set forth in the section above entitled "Owner contact information" and specify which right you intend to exercise. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by CBS as early as possible and always within one month. We may require additional information to allow us to confirm the User’s identity.
If Users have any issues with our compliance, they have the right to lodge a complaint before their competent data protection authority.
Data Processing activities are currently carried out at CBS’s main offices as set forth in the section above entitled "Owner contact information".
Users’ personal Data will only be transferred to countries outside the EU only in cases where (a) it is required by law or (b) users granted us the permission and/or instructed us to do so.
In the case where service providers of a third country are used, CBS will ensure to take all the necessary measures to provide appropriate safeguard measures so that these service providers will comply with the GDPR.
Any transfers to parties located outside the European Union will be in accordance with the GDPR and applicable local legislation as amended from time to time.
The personal data a User provides to CBS will only be retained for as long as it is required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, and may continue to retain and use the information even after a data subject request for purposes of our legitimate interests, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, enforce our agreements or upon order of an authority.
CBS takes every necessary and appropriate measures (such as website scans for security holes and known vulnerabilities, use of secured networks only accessible by CBS appropriate officials who are granted with special privileges in order to have access) to ensure protection and security and/or minimize the risk of personal data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction.
CBS engages third-party companies and/or individuals to perform services on CBS behalf (e.g. software maintenance services, advertising serving technologies, e-mail service providers, database management and other services). These third parties have access to your information so that they may perform these tasks on behalf of CBS and they are prohibited by CBS from using or disclosing your information for any purpose other than to provide their support, except to the extent required by law.
Accessing this website and creation of log files
Like many Website operators, this Website as well as any third-party services may collect information that a browser sends whenever a User visits this Website ("Log files").
The temporary storage of data and log files is lawful according to Art. 6 (1) General Data Protection Regulation.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable this Website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session. The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or removed, thus, the link of the data to any individual is no longer possible.
For any further inquiries as regards the Collection/Processing of Personal Data, a User may contact this Website as set forth in the section above entitled "Owner contact information".