Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

These Website Terms And Conditions contained herein on this webpage, shall govern your use of this website, including all pages within this website. These Terms apply in full force and effect to your use of this Website and by using this Website, you expressly accept all terms and conditions contained herein in full. You must not use this Website, if you have any objection to any of these Website Terms And Conditions.

I. Introduction

The aim of the network is to stay in contact with former full-time and part-time non-Hungarian students, who graduated from any higher education institutions in Hungary. The main goal of the website is to establish and give a platform to the alumni, to keep contact with Hungary, with other alumni and with institutions. Another important aspect is, that through the website, the members can develop their professional network, have the opportunity to find future jobs and cooperation in their fields. Beside the contents of news, blogs, after the registration the members can create groups, for further and deeper discussions, and for the aim to find like-minded people with the same roots. They can also create events to continue the online discussion and cooperation in a personal context. Through these functions, the alumni can become an active part of the network, they can form it and also add new ideas.

Potential members:

  • former foreign students of Hungarian higher education institutions (alumni)
  • representatives of Hungarian higher education institutions
  • representatives of other Hungarian institutions related to education, research and innovation
  • Hungarian companies or companies with Hungarian branches


II. Definitions

(a) “Website” means [www.alumninetworkhungary.hu], including all pages within this website;

(b) “The Tempus Public Foundation” shall mean the organization, which operates the website;

(c) “User” shall mean the person (both natural person and organization) for which the Tempus Public Foundation is rendering services related to the website and who registered to the website;

(d) “Alumni” shall mean a non-Hungarian student who has studied in a Hungarian higher education institution for at least three months;

(e) “Personal data” shall mean information displayed on this website, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier;

(f) “Profile” shall mean the description of the user, which consist of all the personal data (see above) provided during the registration and appears on the website in line with the principles detailed in the Privacy Policy.


III. Protection of personal data – Privacy Policy

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated in line with the principles of the data protection regulation of Hungary and the European Union.

The use of your personal data by the Tempus Public Foundation is based on your approval, which approval is expressed through the registration on this website. With your approval, you declare that you approve (with the provison of a possible revocation at any time) of your personal data (obligatory and voluntary statements explained as in the following) - and subsequent updating of them - may be established, processed and used in the context of this website.
 

Registration - Obligatory/voluntary personal details

The website has been designed to allow as little person-related data as necessary to be established, processed or used. As a social network, the website will only work if the users make a minimum of person-related data accessible to other users.

In the course of the first log-in, the following person-related data will be requested from you that are required to sign up to the website and to continue the registration:

email address,
password.

These data will be established and transmitted via a secure site link (https / SSL Certificate). Once you have provided this information, you will receive an email to the address you have given together with a confirmation link. Pursue this link, thus confirming your registration. You will then arrive at the portal welcome page.

In order to be able to use of all services and information in the website, you are required to supplement your registration, for which the following person-related data is needed:

  • first name*
  • last name*
  • e-mail*
  • password*
  • profile photo
  • interests*
  • country of origin*
  • country of residence*
  • city of residence
  • gender*
  • current professional sector*
  • current company/organization
  • current position
  • Hungarian higher education institution where you studied*
  • period of studying in the Hungarian HEI (date)*
  • major*
  • scholarship scheme*
  • degree - diploma received (yes/no)*
  • CV
  • languages
  • awards, prizes, organizational memberships
  • other skills
  • social media profiles, personal website, blog
  • hobby

marks are explained below
 

Appearance/visibility of personal data

The mentioned personal data are categorized in three groups: 

obligatory and visible personal data (bold and marked with *): these data are obligatory to be given and are able to be seen by all the users of the website. The specific purpose of this data type is the creation and presentation of statistics of the users (through an interactive map) to all the users of the website.

obligatory and non-visible personal data (marked with *): these data are obligatory to be given for the finalization of the registration, but visible for the other users only by your choice - except your password, because this field remains non-visible and needs to be filled out in order to a successful registration

voluntary personal data (non-signed): these data are voluntary to be given during the registration.

Having been initially registered on their profile, this information is accessible to users themselves, to the Tempus Public Foundation, to higher education institutions and (with the exception of the obligatory and visible personal data, see above) can be released individually and voluntarily for other registered users. However, networking may be more effective if you fill in as many personal details as you are a registered person and you make them visible to other users.

The partner organizations (research institutions, recruitment agencies etc.) are able to register to the website, but only the registered higher education institutions are able to see your public personal data solely within the website. The HEI institutions referred to may access the data provided exclusively for establishing contacts in conformity with the goals of the portal, for example to find experts in a certain specialist area, to establish and develop the institutional alumni community and, should this be required, to contact them. The data may not be used for further purposes, in particular not for commercial inquiries or mailings. 

The personal data related to the organizations (name and e-mail address of the contact person, as well as the phone number, optionally) is treated in line with the same principles as the data of the natural person users.

It is not possible to access to your data out of the website as well as to find your data via an Internet search engine.
A search engine, solely within the website will enable you to look for other users and have them find you. You can do searches for all data, depending on what the other users have determined to be visible.

It is also possible for all users to join existing network groups (communities) or set up their own network groups. Every group has moderator(s) up to whom it is to decide whether the group is public or is only accessible to certain people who have been invited. 
Please note: once a group has been designated public by the moderator, contributions can be read by all registered users and can be seen who made the contribution. 

The Tempus Public Foundation also provides personalized and/or general newsletters to the users, to which you can subscribe and unsubscribe. The newsletters are generated through an application called “Webgalamb”, for which your relevant personal data (email address) is exported from this Website. You have the possibility to unsubscribe from this newsletter anytime by choosing this option within the newsletter, and your email address is automatically unsubscribed from this newsletter in case your account is deactivated.
 

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are used for the duration of a session and serve the purpose of identifying the user when logging in, and ensuring smooth operating. Cookies may be deactivated within the browser, although this may restrict the website's functionality.
 

Type, extent and purpose of the processing and use of your data

With the registration you agree that the Tempus Public Foundation (as the operator of the website) uses your personal data for the following purposes:

to store on this website and in the Tempus Public Foundation’s relevant databases, until the users’ consent,
to use for statistical and reporting duties, strictly anonymized in case of a public report,
to use for the development of the services provided on the website,
to send personalized and/or general newsletters for the interested users,
to contact with the users through platforms out of the website.

The website and the databases are available and be modified only by the assigned employees of the Tempus Public Foundation.

The Tempus Pubic Foundation will not forward your personal data to third parties, with the exception of a legal obligation to the related authorities. In no circumstances will the Tempus Pubic Foundation hand on person-related data to third parties for advertising, marketing or other commercial purposes.
 

Persons under the age of 18 years

The use of the services provided by the website is intended for adults (aka. persons above the age of 18 years). Parents or other guardians are responsible for the protection of their children's sphere of privacy. 
 

Deactivating the account

Your personal data are stored on this website until your approval. In case you wish to opt-out from sharing your content on this website, please contact us: alumninetwork@tpf.hu
The Tempus Public Foundation declares that the related content, including the personal data will be removed from this website and the databases within 48 hours after your express of opt-out.
 

Your rights

Right of revocation
You are entitled to revoke a given consent to the collection and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future.

Right to information
You are entitled to request information regarding the data stored in relation to your person or to your pseudonym. Upon your request the information can be provided electronically.

Right to correction, blocking or deletion
You are entitled to request the correction, blocking or deletion regarding the data stored in relation to your person.

To exercise the above mentioned rights to revocation, information correction, blocking or deletion, please contact our data protection officer via the contact details provided below. The exercising of your rights is free of charge.
 

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer directly, who will also assist you in case you have information requests or other requests or complaints:

Data Protection Officer: Ms. Dóra Tomcsik – dora.tomcsik{at}tpf.hu 
 

IV. Code of Conduct, restrictions

With the use of the website you expressly agree to keep the following rules:

  • a respectful tone and polite communication are the basis of the website’s online community. It is therefore not permitted to negatively distinguish, mob or ridicule others;
  • data (both personal and other) in profiles and groups must be based on reality. The Tempus Public Foundation shall not have any liability for the validity of these data as well as for any infringement related to these data;
  • Messages are to be treated as confidential. They may only be made public to third parties with the sender’s express assent.

You are expressly restricted from all of the following:

  • using this website in any way that is, or may be, damaging to this website;
  • using this website in any way that impacts user access to this website;
  • using this website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in a way that causes, or may cause, harm to the website, or to any person or business entity;
  • using the personal data for public purposes;
  • engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this website, or while using this Website;
  • using this website to engage in any advertising or marketing;
  • discrimination and defamation of other users or social groups on the grounds of their religion, origin, nationality, economic capacity, sexual orientation, age or gender are explicitly forbidden;
  • images of nudity and pornography or pictures of physical or sexual violence are not permitted. Also forbidden are images of the victims of violence, war or natural catastrophe, the use of un-constitutional symbols, or images which glorify violence or depict acts of war;
  • it is not permitted to export, save, edit, change, forward, use commercially or otherwise misuse data manually or automatically for the purpose of data acquisition;
  • no community profiles or internet pages may be created for the purpose of exporting, saving, editing, changing, forwarding or otherwise misusing information.

A breach of the code of conduct will result in a warning issued against the user, a temporary or permanent blocking, or a deletion of the profile.
Profiles which reflect an identity other than the user’s real one will be deleted without warning at the first offense.
The Tempus Public Foundation preserves the right to immediately delete any profile or group in the case of any gross breach without issuing a prior warning.

Should a group’s administrator be deleted, the Tempus Public Foundation will install one of the group’s moderators as its new administrator. Should there be no moderator, the user who has been a member of the group for the longest period of time will be installed as its administrator.

The aforementioned actions can be based on the report by a user, which report is investigated by the Tempus Public Foundation.
 

V. Indemnification

You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent the Tempus Public Foundation from and against any and all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.
 

VI. Variation of Terms

The Tempus Public Foundation is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review such Terms on a regular basis to ensure you understand all terms and conditions governing use of this Website.
 

VII. Governing Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hungary.