GIT Plus Academy

Privacy Notice

Your privacy is important to us – just as knowing how we use your information is important to you. Our Privacy Notice gives you full visibility of how we collect, use, share and protect your personal information when you use our products, services and our website.

We’ve broken this information down into chunks so you can find the details you need as quickly and easily as possible.

NOTE: Your Personal Information shall also represent/mean your personal data; which is any information relating to you directly or indirectly as an identifiable natural person.

ABOUT OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT

This Privacy Statement explains the data processing practices of GIT PLUS ACADEMY. If you have any requests concerning your Personal Information or any questions about these practices please contact our Privacy Officer by e-mail at dpo@gitplusacademy.com.  We encourage you to periodically review this Statement as GIT PLUS ACADEMY reserves the right to alter or change the terms and information set out in this Statement at any time at its sole discretion. 

At GIT PLUS ACADEMY we ensure that your personal data is processed fairly, lawfully and kept no longer than necessary. We process your data when it is necessary and relevant and not in an excessive manner. In the event that you provide us with Personal Information for the purposes of enquiries, registration or enrolment in any of our courses, your privacy rights will be protected according to our stated general and privacy policies, which will be posted and available for your review at the time of filling the associated form.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

Personal information is regularly collected by GIT PLUS ACADEMY. We collect personally identifiable information about you through: (i) the use of inquiry and registration forms and (ii) the use of cookies on our website.  The elements of your information or data that we collect may include:

Name

Mobile Phone Number

E-mail address

IP address and browser information

Links to social media accounts

Information about your areas of interest

HOW WE USE YOUR DATA

We will use your details to manage your interaction with GIT PLUS ACADEMY and to contact you by email, phone, text and/or social media, complying with any preferences you have expressed.

We contact you to

  • keep you informed of GIT PLUS ACADEMY courses, programs and events
  • tell you about promotions and discounts on our courses
  • invite you to events hosted by GIT PLUS ACADEMY and partner organisations
  • offer opportunities for you to engage with the University as an ambassador, volunteer, friend and supporter. This may include asking you for your financial support through making a gift to one of the projects which help to deliver the University’s mission of creating and sharing knowledge, or asking you to give your time to help students.

We do not share this information with outside parties except in

  1. accordance with legal and regulatory requirements; or
  2. As necessary, at GIT PLUS ACADEMY’s sole discretion, to protect the perceived rights, safety and property of GIT PLUS ACADEMY, users of our websites, and the public.

Other than as set out above, you will be notified when Personal Information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

GIT PLUS ACADEMY has appropriate measures in place to help ensure that our users’ personal information is protected against unauthorized access or use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, cyber-crime and accidental loss. Although we make reasonable efforts as a service provider to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. GIT PLUS ACADEMY shall take reasonable and appropriate technical and organisational measures against the unauthorised or unlawful deliberate interference to users’ personal data, however there is still some risk that criminals could find a way to thwart our security systems.

 HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Internet is a global environment. Using the Internet to collect and process Personal Data necessarily involves the transmission of Data on an international basis. When we collect Personal Information from you on our website, we comply with both local and international data protection laws and safeguards.

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

You have the right to access personal data we hold on you. You have the right to rectify or amend data we have collected about you. You have the right to lodge complaints at the Data Protection Commission where such concerns have not been addressed by us. You also have the right to withdraw consent given to us by you. We shall not process your personal data where you object to this being carried out and withdraw your consent. We may however not be able to fulfil our contractual obligations to you where your personal data is required after withdrawal of your consent.

You can write to us at any time to get a copy of the personal information we hold about you. You can also contact us via the contact form on our website or send a mail to dpo@gitplusacademy.com. Allow GIT PLUS seven (7) working days to provide you with the requested information.

If you wish to change or correct your information or lodge a complaint, you could also contact us through our Contact Us page on our website or send email to dpo@gitplusacademy.com.

You may reach out to the Data Protection Commission at https://www.dataprotection.org.gh if you feel your privacy rights have been violated

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

This Statement takes effect from 1 August 2021. From time to time, we may make changes to this Privacy Statement to reflect any changes to our privacy practices in accordance with changes in legislation, regulation, best practice or website enhancements. We will notify you about material changes to this Statement by placing a prominent notice on our website.