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Learn more about how we operate and why you should take a test to prepare for your certification exam. For questions about what we do with your personal data, please visit our privacy section below. If you can’t find an answer to your question here, feel free to send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible..
Please go to our exams page, fill in your email address, a username, a password and fill in the discount code if you have one. Now you can buy the trial exam. After your purchase you will receive a token by email, so make sure your email address is filled in correctly. With your email address and password you can log in on our login page to find your exam. On this page you can fill in the token you received and start your trial exam. Keep in mind that your token can only be used once and is valid for just one week after purchase.
PRIVACY-exam is not (yet) qualified to give you an official certification. The test you take with us is to prepare you for an official certification exam. The questions in the test are just as hard (and often even more difficult) than on certification exams, so you will have a good idea of what you are up against and if you need more preparation.
PRIVACY-exam created a similar test as official certification exams. The circumstances are equal and the level of the questions is just as hard, and sometimes even more difficult. However, the certified professionals at PRIVACY-exam have created all new questions and cases; at your certification exam you will see similar questions, asked in a similar way, but they are not the same.
There are not much differences and we have strived to be as accurate as possible with our test exams. Just like with official exams, the test exam has a countdown clock, at least as many questions and cases, similar scoring in three categories, an equal level of difficulty, similar features to use during your test (like bookmarking questions for later review, an overview page, making notes), etc. However, be aware that with the official certification exam, your clock could start to count down before you can read the terms and conditions and the privacy statement of the proctor. These are several pages and it takes a long time to read it all; we think you can better use this time to answer the questions, because in our experience you are going to need every one of the 150 minutes for that. Other than that, the conditions are similar to real exams to give you the best preparation possible!
As we strive to simulate actual certification exams as accurately as possible, we do so with the scoring as well. There are three categories in the exam, each with a different number of questions. The first of the categories is about the Foundations of the GDPR and the European Institutions; this is the category with the least number of questions and you will need to have at least 67% right, to pass. The other two categories are about the Regulation (GDPR) itself and about compliancy. These carry a bit more weight and have more questions. For these last two categories you will need to have a score of at least 73% each to pass. Should you fail in either one of the categories, you will fail the trial exam; this is similar to certification exams.
Just like in official certification exams the clock will start to countdown from 150 minutes as soon as you start your test. If there is a problem with your internet connection after the clock has started, you can try to log in again, when your connection comes back up. However, the clock will still be running, so you will loose valuable time. If you are out of time, your test will automatically be submitted (also when you are offline at that moment). We chose this way of working to create the best experience and a similar pressure as with most certification exams.
After taking our trial exam you can take it again with a 50% discount! At the end of the test you will see your results and, based on your scoring, some pointers for you to focus on during your preparation. Regardless if you have passed or failed, you will also find a discount code, which you can use to buy your next trial exam. This code is valid for a week. At the moment we offer just one exam, but more versions will follow soon.
We are so confident about the level of the questions and cases that we created for this test, that if you have passed our trial exam on PRIVACY-exam and you still fail the official European Data Protection certification exam afterwards, we offer you the money back that you spend on our trial exam. All you have to do is send in your official test results within a week after taking it, and we will reimburse you!
PRIVACY-exam is part of the PRIVASY network. Our organisation PRIVASY.eu helps companies to be compliant with privacy regulations, like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). PRIVACY-exam is the first of a long line of services and products that we, together with a variety of partners, offer to companies and individuals to improve the knowledge and awareness of the GDPR. Soon you will find more information on www.privasy.eu.
We don’t sell your personal information to third parties. Your data is only used on this website and nowhere else. We have a privacy by default policy and only use the information we really need to give you the best experience on our website. If you decide to buy the test exam, we just need your email address to send you your token and your payment information is used by PayPal. The cookies we use are necessary to have a functioning website and not to send you marketing messages if you don’t want that. More information can be found in our layered privacy notice.
PRIVACY-exam is part of PRIVASY.eu which, for the moment, just includes the website www.PRIVACY-exam.com, but soon will be expending with www.privasy.eu and other websites. Whenever we will expand, have more (third) parties added to our organisation or if any significant changes require it, this privacy notice will be updated and the users and customers involved will be notified and asked for additional consent where necessary.
PRIVASY.eu is founded in the Netherlands and registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) with number 76779246. The representative (owner and founder) of PRIVASY.eu is B. Hennis, CIPP/E. Please find our contact details in the footer of this website (or of this pdf).
On this website we collect your personal data if you make a purchase. When you buy our test exam, you will be asked to make up a username and password for your account. We also need a verifiable e-mail address, so that we can send you your token (which is needed to take the exam). When you make a purchase, your payment details are collected by PayPal; we don’t store that information. When we process your order, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.
When you take the exam, we collect the answers and link them to the e-mail account you have used to register on our website. The reasons we need your results are threefold: first of all, if you decide you want to have a Personal Preparation Consult or you have booked a course with us that includes the trial exam, we base part of our personal advice on the answers you gave, so you will know which topics require your attention. Second, if you passed our exam, but for some reason didn’t pass your certification exam, you might want to get your money back (according to our guarantee) and that requires us to know if you passed our trial exam. The final reason we use your results for is the statistics and quality control of the exam (for example: if every participant should answer the same questions wrongly, we might want to review these questions).
We will retain the link of your scores with your e-mail address for one year, during which time you can take a course with us for which we might need the data. After this period your data will be anonymised, which means the scores will be detached from your personal information and henceforth only be used for statistical purposes and to improve or adjust our exam(s).
At any time during the course of the first year you can request with us your final scores per exam and category (information you will receive once you submit your trial exam), but the texts of the questions, answers and cases from the exam will not be released to protect our copyright. Also, in most official certification exams you will not see these texts afterwards either.
We have no deals to buy personal information from other parties, nor do we sell your data to others. We only collect the data that you provide us, for instance to send you your token which gives access to the exam. If you have taken the exam, your final scores are kept in case you make a claim to get your money back and we need to verify that you passed your test exam.
In other cases, we like to know what’s going on, so you might be asked to enter a survey or leave a review. The answers you give there will be anonymous, unless otherwise stated, or unless you don’t want them to be and you give your consent. In the future we will bring you more privacy-related products and services that you might be interested in, but in that case, this notice will be updated as well.
PRIVACY-exam and PRIVASY.eu do not work with processors outside the European Union. We are focussed on the companies in the EU, but (obviously) our website can be viewed from other countries as well. Our server is located in the Netherlands and the external processors we use are PayPal (offices in the EU) and Google (offices in the EU). Our own office is in the Netherlands as well, but we travel a lot and might now and then log in from abroad to review the statistics on our website. This has, however, nothing to do with your data.
Changes to our user’s profiles will only be made by the user, or from an EU location if necessary. Should you, as a user, be outside the EU when you adjust your profile, please make sure you are using a secure Internet Service Provider and an encrypted connection (but anyone should do that at any given moment).
After the collection of your data and only if you have made a purchase, we will store your e-mail address, the username you made up and any additional information that you added to your profile. This information is kept securely and encrypted on our server in the Netherlands, which is hosted by Mihos.net. If you don’t change anything in your profile and you don’t make any additional purchases with us, for the duration of a year, your personal data will be deleted. We will also delete your information if you request us to, or if we are for some reason, required by law to do so.
For the cookies we use on our website we use shorter retainment periods of three months or even as short as the duration of a visit to our website. We need to retain the data of some cookies to have a functioning website. For example: if your internet connection fails during your exam, it wouldn’t be fair to you if you can’t login anymore to complete the exam, so a cookie is needed to tell our website that you were in the middle of something.
At PRIVACY-exam we think that you should be the one who determines what to do with your personal data. At any moment you can exercise your rights as a data subject. According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data subjects have several rights, which include: the right to access, to rectification, to erasure, to information, to data portability, to restriction of processing, to object and finally, to not be subject to decisions based on automated processing (profiling).
These are a lot of rights and there broadly explained in our exam tips. If you are about to take the exam, you should know what all these rights mean. To summarize for this particular situation, you can let us know if you think something is wrong with your data and what you would like us to do with it. You can also do it yourself, because you can find your data on your profile page.
Without exception you can withdraw consent that you have given before. This applies to data we process of you if consent was given to do so. So that does not include the e-mail address you gave us when you made a purchase, because we, for at least a short period of time, have a legitimate interest to retain that information; otherwise we can’t send you your token to take the exam for example. For other information that is not needed to fulfil our duty as your supplier (or for legal reasons should there be any), and for which you gave your consent, you can always withdraw that consent. Keep in mind that this applies to all organisations that you gave your consent to. Not all organisations are so keen to notify you of your rights.
If we have an escalating problem which you feel we can’t get out of, you can always lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. You can do that with our lead supervisory authority (which is the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) in the Netherlands, because we are located there. You can also lodge your complaint with the Supervisory Authority in the country where you reside, where you work or where the processing of your data has taken place. The choice is yours. Obviously, we would like to respond to all your questions and complaints, in the hopefully very rare case you should have any.
PRIVACY-exam uses different cookies for different purposes. If you have first visited our website (or for the first time in three months or from a different device), you have seen our cookie notice. It says we are using three types of cookies, necessary cookies, analytic cookies and tracking cookies. Here’s what they do:
Necessary cookies, the pre-checked box, are used for the performance of our website and, for example, make sure that if you are doing your exam, the system remembers the answers you have given. Without these cookies we can’t provide you with a working website; that is why these are called necessary and the box is pre-checked.
Tracking cookies track your behaviour on the internet. If you allow these cookies the parties involved (like us) will be able to track where you are and what your interests are. This information is normally used by more than just the party of the website you are on, but also of partner websites. We don’t work with partners yet and don’t intend to share your information or profile with them. In the future we might (after your consent) use these cookies to give you advertisements that are suited to your interests. Obviously, we will let you know if that is the case.