The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. The goal of this new legislation is to help align existing data protection protocols throughout Europe all while increasing the levels of protection for individuals. In light of these changes, we will continue to include specific information about how collected personal data will be used and handled.
As the safety and protection of our community is always at the forefront of our minds, ISB has established a GDPR Committee to lead the school through a privacy and data protection audit and to ensure that we comply with the standards set out in these new guidelines. As part of this process, ISB has engaged with outside consultants and specialists in the field of data protection and GDPR compliance.
Even though the new regulation comes from the EU, it does impact organisations in Switzerland, including ISB. 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, ISB 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.
Use of Personal Data
The International School of the Basel Region AG (hereafter referred to as ISB) complies with the prevailing laws with regard to handling data, particularly the laws on data protection. ISB only collects, stores and processes the data required for providing educational, guidance and other services, for handling and maintaining student, parent and other constituent relations, particularly to ensure high quality services, operational reliability and infrastructure and for invoicing purposes. The Customer accepts that ISB may, in connection with the conclusion and performance of the contract, request information concerning his/her person, pass on information regarding his/her payment history, and use his/her personal data for the needs-specific design and development of services and customised offerings. We do not collect any personal information through this site unless you voluntarily provide it.
ISB takes precautionary measures to protect its network against third party access. However, full protection against unauthorised access cannot be guaranteed. ISB is not responsible for such access.
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, kind of device used, geographic location of visitors, 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 of the site, analyse broad demographic trends in our visitors and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.
If you don’t want Analytics to be used in your browser, you can install the Google Analytics browser add-on. More information about the ways in which Google Analytics collects and processes personal data can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that ISB is 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.
Questions & Concerns
If you have any questions or comments, or if you have a concern about the way in which we have handled any privacy matter, please contact our ISB Data Protection Officers via firstname.lastname@example.org.