Privacy and GDPR compliance

Introduction

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains the personal data Our School processes, how we process it, and for what purposes.

Our School offers a range of services for your children, notably English-language lessons but also camps, social and cultural events throughout the school year.

Please read the service-specific details in this privacy statement, which provide additional relevant information. This statement applies to Our School’s interactions with you and the services listed below, as well as any other services that display this statement.

Our Data Privacy implementation and obligations regarding GDPR have been established to be compliant with guidelines published by the CNIL.

Personal Data We Collect

Our School collects data from you, through our interactions with you and through the events and services that are offered. You provide some of this data directly, and we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use and experiences with our services. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with Our School and the choices you make, including your privacy settings and the services you use. As a defining principle, we do not obtain from nor share data about you with third parties.

If you represent an organization, such as a business or school, that interacts with Our School, please see the Corporate section of this statement to learn how we process your data.

You have choices when it comes to the technology you use and the data you share. When we ask you to provide personal data, you can decline. Many of our services require minimal personal data in order for us to correctly execute them. If you choose not to provide data necessary to ensure the safe and full provision of the service, you will be unable to use that service. Likewise, where we need to collect personal data by law or to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and you do not provide the data, we will not be able to enter into the contract; or if this relates to an existing service you’re using, we may have to suspend or cancel it. We will notify you if this is the case at the time. Where providing the data is optional, and you choose not to share personal data, features like personalization that use such data will not work for you.

How We Use Personal Data

Our School uses the data we collect to provide you the services and events that are promoted by our organisation. In particular, we use data to:

  • Provide our services, which includes enrollment, testing, billing and day-to-day running of our services. It also includes sharing data, when it is required to provide the service or carry out the transactions you request;
  • Improve and develop our services;

We also use the data to operate our business, which includes analyzing our performance, meeting our legal obligations, developing our workforce, and doing research.

Reasons We Share Personal Data

We share your personal data with your consent or to complete any transaction or provide any service you have requested or authorized. We also share data with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our services; and to protect Our School’s and its customers’ rights and property.

We undertake to never sell your personal data to a 3rd Party without your own written consent.

How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

You can also make choices about the way Our School collects and uses your data. You can control your personal data that we have obtained, and exercise your data protection rights, by contacting us or using various tools we provide. How you can access or control your personal data will depend on which services you use. You can control the use of your data through your personal account on our website.

You are free to modify the details that you have provided about your family and your children through the various editing functions that are provided through your personal space.

Cookies & Similar Technologies

INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES

Our School Versailles, has written this summary of Cookie Usage to clarify how we use cookies on our website. This fact sheet will also give you all the information you need to manage your consent to the cookies placed on your devices. This fact sheet may be updated, including for reasons of compliance with legal and regulatory developments, so we recommend checking it regularly.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

Cookies are small text files placed on your device to store data that can be recalled by a web server in the domain that placed the cookie. We use cookies and similar technologies for storing and honoring your preferences and settings, enabling you to sign-in, combating fraud and fulfilling other legitimate purposes.

You have a variety of tools to control the data collected by cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. For example, you can use controls in your Internet browser to limit how the websites you visit are able to use cookies and to withdraw your consent by clearing or blocking cookies.

WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE AND WHY?

These are the different types of cookies we use on our website for the following purposes : 

Functional cookies :

These cookies allow you to browse our website and use its various features. They include : 

  • Session cookies

Cookies required to ensure our website is secure, to prevent fraudulent access to your session, for example. 

  • Preference cookies :

These cookies help personalize your browsing experience on our website by remembering your language, country and other preferences. 

  • Web analytics cookies :

These cookies help us analyze your browsing and behavior on our website to identify any problems and improve our content, for example, by analyzing the pages you click on, how long you are logged in, the pages you are viewing when you leave our site, etc. These cookies do not require your consent except in certain cases provided for by law (see the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) website https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-traceurs-que-dit-la-loi). However, you can opt out at any time.

  • Advertising cookies :

These cookies help us provide you with relevant, personalized advertising content (in the form of banner ads) based on your browsing. Our website also uses third-party cookies which will have access to your browsing data for the purpose of targeted advertising. These cookies require your prior consent.

  • Social network cookies :

We offer you content sharing buttons via social networks (Facebook and LinkedIn). The publishers of these social networks may place cookies directly on your device to identify your browsing session on our website, even if you do not click on these buttons. These cookies require your prior consent.

WHO CAN PLACE COOKIES ON YOUR DEVICES ?
The above-mentioned cookies may be placed by us or by third-party partners, provided you have given your consent. This means that these third parties may have direct access to your browsing data. Below is a table showing the cookies placed on your devices and the corresponding third-party partners. We recommend reading their cookie policy directly on their website.

HOW LONG IS YOUR CONSENT VALID?
The duration of your consent depends on the particular cookie but under no circumstances can it exceed a maximum of 13 months.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS ?
This banner asked you to accept all of our cookies, reject them or customize how they are configured.. An information banner was displayed when you visited our website. 

If you have any questions, please contact our data protection officer at dpo@ourschool.fr

Corporate data

As a corporate partner of OurSchool, we would expect that your organization understands, respects and complies with the same rules and principles governing data protection for both our own organization and our members that apply to OurSchool.

Your data governance shall, at a minimum, meet standards outlined by national authorities (such as the CNIL in France) who are responsible for oversight on Data Protection, Privacy and other GDPR-related activities.