Welcome to our Privacy Policy! 

Scope of Application 

This Privacy Policy applies to all our services, including the various websites, applications, and platforms that we own and operate. These encompass a range of platforms, including 1stguru.com, 1stguru.org, 1stguru.co.uk, etc… The policy covers identifiable information, such as personal data, which includes your name, email, address, phone number, and payment information, that you provide to us. Please note that this policy doesn’t apply if the data provided cannot identify you due to anonymization or aggregation. 

Updates and Amendments 

We may revise and update this policy from time to time to accommodate new data practices and adhere to evolving privacy policies. Any modifications will be promptly posted on our website. Therefore, we encourage you to regularly check these pages to stay informed about how we are protecting the information we collect. 

Identity of ‘We’ 

The terms ‘we,’ ‘our,’ or ‘us’ refer to 1stGuru Limited. We are also known as ‘1stGuru’. While our primary headquarters is situated in London UK, we operate globally. For specific address details, please visit our ‘Our Locations’ page. 

Methods of Data Collection  

We collect data through various means, which include information you provide directly, data collected automatically, and information obtained from third parties. Your direct contributions may include data provided when registering for events, filling out forms, participating in seminars or webinars, applying for employment, or contacting us for support. The data collected automatically might encompass your IP address, geographical location, browser type, operating system, and device type, along with your navigation patterns through our platforms. We use technologies like cookies and web beacons for this purpose. Additionally, we may obtain information from other sources, such as publicly available materials or trusted third parties, to enhance the data we already possess. 

Data Usage and Processing 

We utilize your personal data to operate our websites efficiently, diagnose server issues, analyse user trends, and understand visitor preferences, enabling us to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Furthermore, we may use your data to provide you with information about our events, services, or related activities. Additionally, we employ your information for managing our relationship with you, detecting, and preventing fraudulent activities, and ensuring compliance with our Terms of Use. 

Data Sharing Practices 

1stGuru may collaborate with third parties for the promotion of our services. In some instances, you may be asked to share personal data with these parties to receive more information about the services. Alternatively, we may collect data directly from you and provide it to these third parties, who will then process it in line with their own privacy policies. Our platforms also integrate with social media sites, allowing you to share information through these services. If you are a member of any such social media site, please review their respective privacy policies for more information on data-sharing practices. 

In certain cases, we may disclose information to third parties: 

  1. As required by law, to comply with legal processes, or respond to government requests. 

  2. To protect our rights, your safety, or the safety of others, or to investigate fraud. 

  3. In the context of a merger, acquisition, or sale of a portion of our assets, you will be duly notified of any changes in ownership or data usage, along with any choices you may have regarding your data. 

  4. With your prior consent. 

International Data Transfers 

When data is shared, it may be transferred and processed in countries other than your country of residence, including countries where our various offices are and will be located. These countries may have data protection laws that differ from those in your own country. In such instances, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your data when it is disclosed to a third party in another country. 

Security Measures 

To safeguard the privacy of your data, we maintain physical, technical, and administrative measures. We regularly update and test our security technology, restrict access to your data to authorized personnel, and ensure that our employees are well-versed in the importance of data confidentiality. We are committed to taking disciplinary actions to enforce the privacy responsibilities of our employees. 

We are dedicated to protecting the security of your data transmitted to us, employing commercially reasonable measures, and adhering to generally accepted standards. For instance, we utilize encryption technologies like secure socket layer technology (SSL) for the secure transmission of your data. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your data. 

Data Retention 

Your personal data is stored on our servers and those of our cloud-based database management services. We retain this data for the duration of your relationship with us and for a specific period afterwards for operational, analytical, and archival purposes. This ensures that you can resume your relationship with us, allows us to analyse data for our operations, and facilitates compliance with legal, tax, and accounting requirements. For more detailed information on the storage of your data, as well as your rights related to erasure and portability, please feel free to reach out to us. 

Your Rights 

You have certain rights concerning your personal data. For instance, you may request to know what data we hold about you and ensure its accuracy and timeliness. You also have the right to request a copy of your data, restrict its processing, or request its deletion. Furthermore, you can object to our continued processing of your data. You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us using the details provided below. We are committed to responding to your requests within a reasonable timeframe. If, for any reason, your request cannot be fulfilled within a reasonable time frame, we will provide you with a specific date for when the information will be provided. In cases where your request is denied, we will furnish you with a clear explanation as to why it cannot be fulfilled. 

Contact Us 

If you wish to find out more about the personal data we hold, exercise your rights, or have any questions, feedback, or concerns regarding this policy, our platforms, or services, please don’t hesitate to contact us at support@1stguru.com

Disclaimer: 1stGuru is an independent entity and is not affiliated with any university, college, or educational institution mentioned on our website. 

Thank you for taking the time to review our comprehensive Privacy Policy.