Privacy policy

The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students (BAISIS) respects privacy and is committed to protecting personal data. This privacy policy informs you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) or when you register your details with us in order to become a BAISIS member school, supporting member or partner. It also describes your data protection rights and how to exercise them.

What information do we collect from website users?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis.

Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What information do we collect from members and partners?
BAISIS Ltd holds the work email addresses of key personnel in its member schools and supporting member organisations. This information is kept in order to maintain membership and to administer activities for the benefit of members. This information is retained only while a school or organisation is a member of BAISIS.

The BAISIS Executive Officer is responsible for the secure storage and remote back up of personal information. It is our policy not to store / transfer personal information on USB sticks.

How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for its use?
We share this information with our member schools, supporting members and partner organisations in order to develop networking opportunities, which is one of our key activities. This information is shared through group email communications, the members’ area of the BAISIS website (which is password protected) and the list of delegates to the BAISIS conference.

We also use this information to send subscription invoices and provide details of services, events and resources that we believe will be of interest to our members.

From time to time we receive requests from third party organisations within the international education sector for the contact details of our members. Members’ permission is sought on each occasion before this information is shared with any third party. We never sell personal information to third parties.

In using data for these purposes, we rely on the need to conduct our business activities and pursue our legitimate interests as well as the right to monitor the use of our website. We may also use members’ information to help us monitor, improve and protect our resources, content, services and website.

What rights do I have?
You have the right to opt out of our communications. If you have any concerns about how we store or use your data, or would like to opt out of some or all of our communications, you can contact us on info@baisis.org.uk