The British School in The Netherlands (BSN) maintains a database of alumni and current staff, students and parents, in order to stay in touch with our community and keep you updated about news, events, careers initiatives and fundraising activities.
Some of our database (but not all) choose to join our online community by registering on this website and creating an online profile. In both instances (individuals with offline database records and individuals with online profiles), we collect and store personal information (or “data”) about you. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and this Policy sets out what information we collect about you, where and how we use (“process”) it.
We may change this Policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes we will advertise this on the website or contact you directly with the information. Please check this page occasionally to make sure you are happy with any changes.
If you have any questions about this Policy or concerning your personal information, please contact Charles Broers, Head of Security and Data Protection, at Charles.Broers@britishschool.nl or contact the BSN Alumni Team at email@example.com.
For the purposes of current and future legislation covering data protection in United Kingdom, the Data Controller is BSN
The information we have about you depends on where we collect it, but may include:
We collect personal information when you:
We will use your personal information in a number of ways, always with a legal basis for processing your data. These may include:
The use of your information for the purposes set out above is lawful because one or more of the following applies:
If you have an online profile on this website you can update your consent options by logging-in and clicking on “My Settings” in your profile. Scroll down to find your ‘Consent options’ where you will see a list of consents and the options “opt-in”, “opt-out” and “unspecified”.
Via ‘My Settings’ you can also choose to hide your profile from Google, limit access to your profile so that it’s only viewable to your connections and adjust some of the automatic notifications that you receive from this website. Please note that your name (but not full profile) may appear in various places around the community website, such as a ‘Recent Joiners’ box and in ‘Search’ results irrespective of the privacy settings you have selected.
If we are using consent as our legal basis for processing your data, we must have an explicit “opt-in” from you for this specific type of processing.
If we are using legitimate interests as our legal basis for processing your data, we will process your data responsibly in a way that you would reasonably expect, and you can opt-out at any stage.
If you click ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of one of our emails sent you will be automatically opted-out of these types of email communications in the future.
If you want to contact us about your consent preferences please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand the importance of keeping your personal information secure and take appropriate steps to safeguard it.
Your data is stored on a dedicated, secure cloud server hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the EU and managed by our website provider, ToucanTech. Industry standard firewalls, anti-virus, encryption and back-up methods are in place, as well as strict data handling protocols.
We always ensure only authorised persons have access to your information, which means only our approved employees and contractors, and that everyone who has access is appropriately trained in data management.
If you have an online profile for this website you are responsible for keeping your login details (email and password) confidential and we ask that you do not share your password with anyone.
No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. So, whilst we strive to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide online and you do this at your own risk.
Third parties who provide services for us, for example collecting or processing data and sending mailings. We select our third-party service providers with care. We provide these third parties with the information that is necessary to provide the service and we will have an agreement in place that requires them to operate with the same care over data protection as we do
Third parties if we run an event in conjunction with them. We will let you know how your data is used when you register for any event
Web hosting, email hosting, analytics and search engine providers that enable us to run our community database and improve our website and its use
Third parties in connection with restructuring or reorganisation of our operations, for example if we merge with another business. In such event, we will take steps to ensure your privacy rights will be protected by the third party
Other than this, we will not share your information with other organisations without your consent.
Please would you let us know if your contact details change. Online members can update your details directly by logging-in to the website and clicking on ‘My Settings’ under your profile. You can also update your details by contacting us a email@example.com
Where data can be aggregated and anonymised, our website provider (ToucanTech) might use this for research purposes without restriction. For example, they may monitor traffic patterns, site usage, response rates and data trends to help make improvement to the website software. They are entitled to do this because the resulting data will not personal identify you and will therefore no longer constitute personal data for the purposes of data protection laws.
We will hold your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity.
Where we rely on your consent to contact you for direct email marketing/ fundraising purposes, we will treat your consent as lasting only for as long as it is reasonable to do so. This will usually be for two years. We may periodically ask you to renew your consent.
If you ask us to stop contacting you, we will keep a record of your contact details and limited information needed to ensure we comply with your request. If you ask us to remove your personal data from our database we will delete all the information we hold out apart from your name and the dates that you attended BSN and archive your record in our database.
You have the right to request details of how we use your personal information through making a subject access request. Such requests have to be made in writing by contacting Charles Broers, Head of Security & Data Protection.
You also have the following rights:
to request rectification of information that is inaccurate or out of date;
to erasure of your information (the “right to be forgotten”);
to restrict the way in which we are dealing with and using your information;
to request that your information be provided to you in a format that is secure and suitable for re-use (the “right to portability”);
in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
All of these rights are subject to certain safeguards and limits or exemptions. To exercise any of these rights, you should contact [details] at the above address.
If an individual believes that BSN has not complied with this policy or acted otherwise than in accordance with Data Protection Laws, please contact BSN immediately.
This Policy was last updated in April 2023