Kul IN Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

Culinary Institute Kul IN and Kul IN Language Academy are registered companies under the official name KULIN d.o.o. (hereinafter “Kul IN”). We take our responsibilities as a data controller seriously, and we have laid out this privacy policy to inform you about the ways in which the personal information you provide through www.kulinlanguages.com and related social networks is protected. Please read the “Privacy Policy” carefully to understand how and why we collect, use, and protect your personal information.

  1. What is Personal Information?

Personal information is any information relating to an individual, which can be used to discover the individual’s identity. An individual whose identity can be identified is a person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular with the help of identifiers such as name, identification number, location information, network identifier, or with the help of one or more factors that are physical, physiological, genetic, economic, cultural or social. Kul IN collects a wide range of information from applying, current, and past students. These include:

  • names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and other contact details
  • IP address
  • family details
  • admissions, academic, disciplinary and other education related records, information about special educational needs, medical needs, references, examination scripts and marks
  • education and employment data
  • images, audio and video recordings
  • financial information (as required for visa application and for tuition payment)
  • classes, meetings, and events attended through Kul IN

Before the collection of personal data, the subject that collects the data has the obligation to provide information about the purpose of data collection, and the right of the individual to access their data, to require their correction or possibly deletion.

  1. What is personal data processing?

Processing includes activities such as collecting, recording, storing, inspecting, detecting, transmitting or destroying. For example, we may state that the General Data Protection Act will include the processing of data of employees, consumers and clients, citizens by state administration, patients, students, or members of associations.

As an educational facility, we need to process special category personal data (eg concerning health, ethnicity, religion or biometric data) and criminal records information (particularly students and staff). We do so in accordance with applicable law (including with respect to safeguarding or employment) or by explicit consent.

4.What are the Legal Grounds for Processing?

For the legitimate processing of personal data, at least one of the following legal foundations must be fulfilled:

(a) the respondent has given consent to process his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes – the voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression of the wishes of the respondent who expressly or explicitly acknowledges the consent for the processing of personal data relating to him. The GDPR Regulation stipulates that the requirement of voluntary service is not fulfilled if the respondent has no genuine or free choice, or is unable to refuse or withdraw the benefit without consequences;

(b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract in which the respondent is a party or in order to undertake actions at the request of the respondent prior to the conclusion of the contract (eg processing the data of the job seeker for the purpose of calling for testing, processing data of the insured for the performance of the insurance contract or processing of employee data on installation maintenance tasks for sending to the field);

(c) Processing is necessary in order to comply with the legal obligations of the processing manager (eg sending data to employees of Croatia’s administrative agencies, or sending data to the Tax Administration in accordance with special regulations);

(d) Processing is necessary in order to protect the key interests of the respondent or other natural person (eg, disclosure by the competent authorities of one parent’s data to another for the maintenance of a child);

(e) processing is necessary for the performance of tasks of public interest or in the exercise of the official authority of the processing manager (eg due to the official authority of the Central Bureau of Statistics, certain processing managers are obliged to submit certain personal data to the Bureau);

(f) processing is necessary for the legitimate interests of the processing manager or a third party, unless these interests are of greater interest or fundamental rights and freedoms of the respondents who require the protection of personal data, especially if a child is the respondent. This point does not apply on the work carried out by public authorities in carrying out their duties (for example, the legitimate interest of the property owner to set up a camera system to prevent realistic risk of damage to his property).

  1. What is the purpose of collecting personal information?

Giving your personal information is voluntary. Access to the www.kulinlanguages.com website is free and no registration is required of users. If you are interested in enrolling in one of our programs, you must fill out the application form and enter your personal information if you wish to receive further information about Kul IN’s activities or enroll in a course. We collect personal information so that we can handle your application in the best way possible, respond to your inquiries and provide you with information about existing and new content and services we provide independently or in cooperation with our partners.

  1. When do we collect data?

Your personal information is provided to us through the online contact form, the online application form at www.kulinlanguages.com, Kul IN’s Facebook page, or when you send an email to a kulinst.com or kulinlanguages.com email address.

  1. How do we use your personal information?

The data we collect can be used to:

  • Personalize your user experience and deliver the type of content or service that you are most interested in
  • Improve the functionality of our website and social networks in order to improve the quality of content and services
  • Provide a better and quicker response service to your user request or query
  • Better manage promotions, prizes, surveys, or other similar content
  • Get feedback on the quality of our services
  1. How do we protect your data?

We apply the appropriate measures to protect personal data, to prevent personal data from being used by unauthorized entities, and to ensure that they are used in accordance with the purpose of processing. Unauthorized attempts to ship or modify data on www.kulinlanguages.com are strictly forbidden.

  1. Do we use “cookies”?

Yes. “Cookies” are small files that an internet site or a service provider sends and stores on your computer’s memory through the internet browser (if this is enabled on your end). Whenever you visit the site, cookies help you quickly and effectively activate information, data, and settings that you have already set up during past access and use of our site. Also, the data collected by cookies helps us understand your preferences based on your past and current activities on our site, and they allow us to give you a better user experience. Information collected in this way does not allow the user’s personal identification. If you do not want your computer to receive “cookies” from www.kulinlanguages.com, you can disable them by selecting this option in your Internet browser (under Tools, Options). In this case, some of the features of our site that are in charge of a better user experience may not work properly.

  1. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other web sites. Once you’ve left our site using these links, we are not responsible for the protection of any information you enter when visiting these sites. These sites are not covered by the Kul IN privacy policy. Please read the privacy policies relating of these websites before entering your personal information. Wishing to protect the integrity of our site, feedback is welcome about any violations of your privacy on those sites.

  1. Managing your personal information

Kul IN will not sell, distribute or rent your personal information to any third party unless we obtain your express permission or we are legally bound to do so. However, when it is necessary to accomplish some of the functions, contents or services of our site, we assume your interest in the content on our website implies consent to submit necessary personal information to our partners, only if this information is essential to achieving such functionality. We will ensure that our partners handle your personal information in the manner provided by this Privacy Policy and the GDPR ordinance on the processing and use of personal data.

We may use your personal information to send you promotional offers or information that is within your area of ​​interest and is associated with our services. If you think that the data we have collected about you is being misused, or if you want us to stop using it, please send us an e-mail to info@kulinst.com.