Privacy Policy

(Last updated: May 2020)

Optimus Education Foundation (OPEF) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the Optimus Education Foundation and associated companies’ websites only and governs usage; it does not apply to other offline, products or services.

Optimus Education Foundation Cameroon (OPEF) is a non-governmental organisation of seasoned educationalists, IT professionals and medical practitioners, dedicated to improving the quality of health, education and training for all young people and adults, essentially through the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies in order to fight extreme poverty in Africa by and large and Cameroon in particular, especially in socially deprived areas.

For legal purposes, OPEF is known as the data controller and responsible for data collected via OPEF ACADEMY website and the OPEF Learning App.

If you need any further information please contact us at Optimus Education Foundation, Douala, Bonaberi, Cameroon or via email at admin@opef.org.uk
Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at info@opef.org.uk

Collection of your Personal Information
Some personal information of job seekers applying to work with Optimus Education Foundation, students registering to access our courses, through our websites, is collected and used to process your application as described in this Privacy Policy.

The name and contact details of job seekers applying for vacancies or students registering for our courses through the Optimus Education Foundation website are stored during the vacancy application process and during the entire period chosen to access the course. In providing these details, you have given your consent to be contacted regarding the position/s by Optimus Education Foundation about this/these position/s.

When you register to use the Optimus Education Foundation website as a jobseeker or a student, we will record - your name, address, telephone number, email address, year of birth, sex, current salary level, education level, current and desired location, ideal job description and all other details comprising your curriculum vitae (CV) submitted by you.

Optimus Education Foundation keeps track of the pages our customers visit within the Optimus Education Foundation website, in order to determine the most popular pages and services.

Use of your Personal Information
Optimus Education Foundation may use your personal information for job applications posted on the Optimus Education Foundation website.
We may email you with information updates, news or promotional material from Optimus Education Foundation from time to time, which you have subscribed to or may be of interest to you.

Security of your Personal Information
Optimus Education Foundation is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure.

Any and all of the information collected by Optimus Education Foundation will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, disclosed, or otherwise distributed.
We do not collect or store any credit card information. All orders are processed using secure checkout through our credit card processor.

At no time does Optimus Education Foundation ever possess your credit card number- we promise!

Who sees your personal information?
Staff at OPEF and any company who registers to use Optimus Education Foundation services and receives your personal information from Optimus Education Foundation, in order to place you for employment.

A copy of your CV may be retained by any company Optimus Education Foundation has put you forward for employment with in their own files or databases, and circulated to other people within their organisation. We are not responsible for the use or privacy of the contents of your CV in such instances. We do not sell or rent out our database of personal information.

The Lawful Bases We Rely on:
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out a number of different reasons for which an organisation can collect and process your personal data.
The processing and collection of your data will be with your consent.
In addition, we will process any Special Category Data (e.g. ethnic origin, disability, faith/religion and sexual orientation) as a legal obligation, to ensure that we have a membership which is representative of users of our services.

Use of Cookies
A "cookie" is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive, used to store and track information about you.
Generally, we use cookies on our website to:
1. remind us who you are and to access your member
information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver a better and more personalised service;
2. record searches your have made whilst visiting our site;
3. collect anonymous data for direct marketing and promotional purposes.

Optimus Education Foundation also collects Internet Protocol addresses. Your IP address is the address your web browser or email application automatically gives to the computer whose web page or email you are trying to access over the Internet.
IP addresses may be used for the system administration of our website and to gather broad demographic information, including to send you the most appropriate employment information based on geographic area or information derived from your IP address, and estimate the total amount of users visiting the Optimus Education Foundation website and other sites associated to OPEF websites from various locations.

Use of Web Beacons
Optimus Education Foundation web pages do not contain electronic images known as web beacons or single-pixel gifs, which allow users of the site to be tracked and interacted with.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact Optimus Education Foundation.

Changes to this Statement
Optimus Education Foundation will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. When Optimus Education Foundation posts changes to this Policy, the latest month of update will appear at the start of the Policy. If there are material changes to this Policy or in how Optimus Education Foundation willuse your personal information, Optimus Education Foundation will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change.
Optimus Education Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how Optimus Education Foundation is protecting your information.

Contact Information
Optimus Education Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that Optimus Education Foundation has not adhered to this Policy, please contact Optimus Education Foundation by email to admin@opef.org.uk or write to:

Communications and Marketing Department
Optimus Education Foundation
Bonaberi, Douala
Cameroon

Last modified: Thursday, 25 June 2020, 9:57 AM