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Privacy Policy

DATA PROTECTION – UPDATE REGARDING THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

On May 25, 2018, a new European Union privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), came into effect. The law is designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe and to protect and empower all EU citizens by ensuring control over of their personal data.

The regulation applies to any organisation within or located outside of the EU that processes the personal data of EU individuals. Although this new law does not apply directly to privacy and data protection of non-EU individuals, ISBerne will ensure that the processing of all its community members’ personal data is held to the standards of the new regulation to ensure uniformity and the highest level of compliance.

To ensure compliance with the new regulations, ISBerne has established a GDPR Task force to lead the school through a privacy and data protection audit and restructure.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us e-mail, participating in a survey or completing an online form. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. When a user submits personally identifiable information it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection.

CONSENT

Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, the International School of Berne (ISBerne) will seek consent from the appropriate person. In the case of a student’s personal information, ISBerne will seek the consent from the student and/or parent depending on the circumstances and the student’s ability and maturity to understand the consequences of the proposed use and disclosure.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small text file stored by your browser that allows a website to “remember” your preferences (such as calendar settings and site bookmarks) on the site from visit to visit, or to maintain your “logged in” status when visiting protected areas. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Web browsers have settings allowing you to reject cookies or selectively accept cookies, or delete cookies previously accepted. Please be aware that rejecting or deleting cookies from our website may make certain functions unavailable to you.

This site uses Google Analytics (one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web) for helping us to understand how you use this website and to identify ways we can improve your experience; we also use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to provide news, information and functionality. Cookies from third-party providers such as Google Analytics, Facebook, Twitter and others track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit to help us improve your experience of this website. For more detailed technical information on cookie use on this website please see the Cookies webpage.

LOG FILES

As detailed above, most standard website servers we use website statistic packages such as Google Analytics to analyse trends in how our website is accessed and utilised. Information monitored includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, geographic location of visitors (country, city), browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, time spent on pages, and keywords used to find our site via search engines.

This information is anonymous and cannot be directly linked to individual users. We may use it to identify high-use or low-use areas of the site, pinpoint problem areas on the website, analyse broad demographic trends in our visitors and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.

LINKS

This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

SECURITY

This website takes every precaution to protect the personal information of our site users. Personal information submitted via online forms are either sent directly as email to our office or collected by Mailchimp, an organisation that is GDPR compliant. This information is for ISBerne use only and is not shared.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like further information about our Privacy Policy please email the Communications Office at ISBerne with your specific questions, or alternatively please write to:

Communications Office
International School of Berne
Allmendingenweg 9, 3073
Gümligen
Bern
Switzerland

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