Privacy on our website

We take your privacy extremely seriously and are committed to protecting the privacy and security of visitors to our website. We will always keep your data safe and secure.

For the purposes of the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the data controller – the organisation that’s responsible for your privacy – is The Commercial Applications Co Ltd.

How we use your information

We use your information in a number of different ways. The table below outlines what we do and why we do it.

Your name and contact details

How we use your name and contact details

Why?

To send your updates about your application by email, text and direct email, such as meeting dates

To process your system purchase effectively

To send you information by email about events, news and activities

To keep you up to date. We only send this with your permission.

Showing you PayMyStudent adverts as you browse the web

To show you events that may be of interest to you

Your payment information

How we use your payment information

Why?

To take payments for software add-ons

To allow you to use the PayMyStudent software

Information about your phone or laptop and how you use our website

How we use information about your phone or laptop and how you use our website

Why?

To improve our website

To give you the best possible experience when using our website

Information from accounts you link to us

How we use information from accounts you link to us

Why?

To enable you to log into our website simply and easily

To make it easier for you to use our website

 

Sharing your information

We share your data with following organisations as an essential part of being able to provide our services to you:

  • Barclays Bank, our banking provider. DNA Payments, our payment provider and Yordex, our card issuer
  • Organisations approved by you, such as social media sites (if you choose to link your accounts to us)

Marketing messages

If you’ve opted-in, we’ll send you marketing messages by email, text and direct mail to keep you up to date and share information that may be relevant to you.

How to stop receiving marketing messages

You can stop receiving messages at any time by:

  • using the unsubscribe link in any email
  • contacting our marketing team at [email protected]

Once you do this, we will update your preferences so that you don’t receive any further messages.

Keeping your information

We hold your information for as long as you are a user of PayMystudent, or as long as it is needed for us to be able to provide our services to you until you want us to remove youre information.

Your rights

You have lots of rights relating to your personal information:

  • The right to be informed about how your personal information is being used
  • The right to access the personal information we hold about you
  • The right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you
  • The right to request that we delete your data, or stop processing it or collecting it, in some circumstances
  • The right to stop direct marketing messages and to withdraw consent for other consent-based processing at any time
  • The right to request that we transfer or port elements of your data either to you or another service provider
  • The right to complain to your data protection regulator — in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. For more information on cookies, please see our cookie notice.

Cookie notice

We use cookies when you visit our site. There are two main types of cookies – here’s how and why we use them.

(1) Site functionality cookies – these cookies allow you to navigate the site and use our features, such as ‘add to shortlist’

(2) Site analytics cookies – these cookies allow us to measure and analyse how our visitors use the site, to improve both its functionality and your website experience.

By using our site, you agree to us placing these sorts of cookies on your device and accessing them when you visit the site in the future.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, the ‘help’ section in your browser should provide instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Further information about cookies can be found here.

Please note that by deleting or disabling future cookies, your user experience may be affected and you might not be able to take advantage of certain functions of our site.