Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of German International School Boston (“GISB”). We wrote this Privacy Policy to help you understand what information we collect on our website and how we use this information. German International School Boston respects the privacy of every individual who visits the website http://www.gisbos.org.
By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. The school reserves the right to alter this policy at any time by posting a new privacy policy at this location.

Information Collection And Use
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).

We do not collect any personal information unless you voluntarily provide it by sending us email, participating in a survey, or completing an online form. When a user submits personally identifiable information it is used only for the purpose stated at the time of collection. Personal information submitted will not be transferred to any non-affiliated third parties unless otherwise stated at the time of collection or as required by a court order. We may utilize subcontractors to carry out the purposes for which data was collected. These subcontractors will be under written agreement to provide the same safeguards to protect your personal information, as described under security below. We will never sell or lease your personal information. We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide you with the services you are using at GISB or as needed to comply with our legal obligations or enforce our agreements.

Log Files
Like most standard website servers we use website statistic packages such as Google Analytics to analyze trends in how our website is accessed and utilized. 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, analyze broad demographic trends in our visitors, and make decisions about how to make it easier for people to find and navigate our website.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics to help understand how visitors engage with the site. Your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. This includes, for example, the web address of the page that you are visiting and your IP address. Google may also set cookies on your browser, or read cookies that are already there. We may use your IP (Internet Protocol) address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the GISB network. We do not link IP addresses to any individually identifiable information. This means that user sessions may be tracked, but the users will remain anonymous. We respect your privacy, and are committed to ensuring the confidentiality of all personal information you share with us. If you would like further information on how Google uses data when you use our website you may visit, www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Communications
We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information about GISB. You may unsubscribe from our newsletters sent via MailChimp by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the email.

Cookies
Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. 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 portions of our Site.

Links
This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that GISB is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, including their views or the accuracy of information contained on their site or servers. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ personal information. Whenever users submit personal information (such as contact info or credit card info) via online forms, registration, or online purchase, upon submission that 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.

Directories
Information provided by you that you opt to be included in any directories on our website, such as myGISB, will be accessible to other members of our online community. This information is not accessible to the general public and you may opt in or opt out of these directories at any point. We may provide contact information to Annual Fund committee members, event committee members and other groups directly affiliated to GISB in order that they can contact you about events.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at 617-783-2600 or info@gisbos.org. The postal address of our main office is 57 Holton Street, Boston, MA 02134.