Last Updated December 2020
The ApplyProof Proof of Acceptance solution (hereinafter “ApplyProof”) is being implemented for the well-being of the international enrolment sector. The lack of a secure and efficient means for authenticating documents contributes to challenges legitimate students face in attaining their study permits. Moreover, the lack of a secure system makes the study permit process and institutions/partners vulnerable to fraud. ApplyBoard is committed to breaking down barriers to students accessing education, and has created ApplyProof as a stand-alone platform to address this specific issue.
Originator Users: (i) provide ApplyProof with access to and/or copies of the required identifiers and applicant information; and (ii) ensure that the Originator User has the appropriate consent from applicants to enable ApplyBoard to provide ApplyProof services, including the provision of any personal information.
ApplyProof Recipient Users are made aware that anonymized data are occasionally used for statistical, audit and research purposes, and for development purposes intended to improve ApplyProof efficacy and functionality. Other kinds of disclosures, including, but not limited to, law enforcement agencies, in compassionate circumstances, in compelling circumstances affecting the health or safety of an individual, are in compliance with all applicable privacy laws/regulations.
Data governance, information security and privacy structure:
ApplyProof is led by Iman Hassani, Head of ApplyProof, and Dr. Mike Allcott, Director of Partnerships. The Head of ApplyProof is a standing member of ApplyBoard’s Information Governance Committee, and chairs the ApplyProof Security, Data Governance and Privacy Committee. That committee includes: Alexa Abiscott, General Counsel, Paul Mason, Chief Information Security Officer and Kathleen Gormanshaw, Data Governance Manager, Haitham Amar, Lead Data Scientist. ApplyProof has its own engineering, user experience and partner relations teams.