Geneva English School

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy, effective date October 2018

Geneva English School (“Us”, “We”, or “Our”) operates the www.geschool.ch website (“Our Website”).

This Privacy Policy informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our website and the choices you have associated with that data.

This Privacy Policy is governed by Swiss law. Unless otherwise provided by applicable binding laws, you and We both agree that the courts of Geneva will have exclusive jurisdiction.

By using Our website, you agree to the collection and use of personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in Our Terms and Conditions, accessible from www.geschool.ch.

1. What type of personal data do we collect and how do we collect them?

We may collect and process personal data about you from your use of Our Website.

In particular, We may collect and process personal data about you or your child when you fill in forms on Our Website (for example, by completing an application form, requesting a prospectus or making an online enquiry about Geneva English School), by corresponding with Us by email on the ‘Contact Us’ section of Our Website, or when supplied to Us by one of our service providers (e.g. financial institutions) or obtained from publicly available sources (e.g. social media profiles).

The personal data you give Us may include your name, address, email address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph, as well as information about your child (including but not limited to his or her name, date of birth and current school).

If you provide personal data to Us about your child, the child of someone else or another third party, you must ensure that you are entitled to disclose that personal data to Us and that we may collect and process its personal data as described in this Privacy Policy. In particular, and to extent possible, you must ensure the individual concerned is aware of the various matters detailed in this Privacy Policy.

2. For which purposes do we process personal data?

We may process the personal data described above for the following purposes only:

  • to provide you with the information and services that you request from us
  • to send future correspondence in relation to your query and details about events and Geneva English School that you may be interested in.
  • to help Us to improve our website, services and communications to you.
  • because the processing is necessary to perform our contractual obligations towards you or to take pre-contractual steps at your request;
  • because processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interest or those of any third party recipients that receive your personal data, provided that such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms;
  • any purposes related and/or ancillary to the above or for which your personal data was provided to Us, or any purposes imposed by our legal and regulatory obligations and authorities.

3. Cookies and Usage Data

Usage Data

We may also collect information about how our website is accessed and used (“Usage Data“). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of Our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Website, in particular to simplify your use of the website. Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse Our Website.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some parts of Our Website.

Marketing cookies help us target our ads better. We use them mostly to show ads to users who have visited our website. Cookies set and used by Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising allow us to remarket, personalize, and target advertisements to users who have visited our website.

Cookies set and used by Facebook allow us to target advertisements and promote content to users who have visited our website.

4. Transfer Of Data

We may transfer or give access to personal data to third parties to complete the purposes listed above, to the extent that they need it to carry out the instructions we have given to them. Such third parties may include

  • third parties who process personal data, such as our website designers, event organisers, email delivery service providers, database and cloud providers and consultants, as well as third party companies and individuals to facilitate Our Website (“Service Providers“), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analysing how Our Website is used. These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose
  • our advisors and external lawyers in the context of the sale or transfer of any part of our business or its assets; and
  • any national and/or international regulatory, enforcement or exchange body or court where we are required to do so by applicable law or regulation or at their request.

The personal data transferred by Us may also be processed in a country outside the European Economic Area (“EEA“) – which covers the EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway- in particular in the United States which may not offer the same level of personal data protection as EEA countries.

Geneva English School will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

5. Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to Us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

6. Google Analytics

We may use Google Analytics for the purposes of managing the website (including measuring the usage of the website and drawing up statistics) as well as for the modification and improvement of the website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of Our Website. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy

7. Updates To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Website, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Us by email: [email protected].

8. What are your rights regarding your personal data?

You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time by writing to [email protected].

Subject to certain legal conditions, you also have the right to request a copy of your personal data which we hold, the correction or deletion of your personal data or to object to or restrict our using of your personal data, by sending an email to [email protected].

If you object to the processing of your personal information, or withdraw your consent previously given, we will respect that choice in accordance with our legal obligations.

Your objection (or withdrawal of any previously given consent) could mean that we are unable to perform the actions necessary to achieve the purposes set out above or that you may not be able to make use of the services and products offered by Us. Please note that even after you have chosen to withdraw your consent we may be able to continue to process your personal data to the extent required or otherwise permitted by law, in particular in connection with exercising and defending our legal rights or meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.