Information regarding the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
On May 25, 2018, a new European Union privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will come 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.
As the safety and protection of our community is always at the forefront of our minds, ISZL has established a GDPR Task force 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, ISZL 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 ISZL.
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, ISZL 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.
Our website will be updated with further information in early May, 2018.
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.
Where consent for the use and disclosure of personal information is required, the International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL) will seek consent from the appropriate person. In the case of a student’s personal information, ISZL 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.
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Like 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 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.
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.
This website takes every precaution to protect the personal information of our site users. Whenever users submit personal information, such as contact info or credit card info, via online forms, registration or online purchase, the information is encrypted via the highest level of SSL (Secured Sockets Layer) available. Servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment. Under no circumstances are credit card numbers permanently stored on our website servers.