Privacy and Cookies Policy
Last updated September 29, 2022
BFI Cental respects the privacy of every individual who visits this website. We have created this statement to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. The information below pertains to the information that BFI Central may collect during your visit to our website, and outlines how that information will be handled.
The BFI Central website is publicly accessible. All pages are hosted under the domain www.bficentral.org. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of external sites linked from, or referenced by www.bficentral.org. This policy outlined below applies solely to information collected by this website.
III. Personal Data
BFI Central will not collect any personally identifiable information about you, including name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address ("personal data") through this site unless you have voluntarily provided it. If you do not want your personal data collected, we ask that you refrain from submitting it. When you do provide personal data, that information may be used in the following ways, unless stated otherwise:
to fulfill a request that you have made;
to update your record; or
to contact you.
BFI Central will never sell, rent, or market personal data about you to third parties.
IV. Additional Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, this website may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, the IP address of your computer, and the domain name of the website from which you linked to this site. This information is used solely to provide us with overall statistics on website usage, and to evaluate generalized user demographics to help us make our site more useful to visitors.
V. Online Profile Updates
If you complete a profile update form and share your personally identifiable information, this data will be used only to fulfill your request, provide you with further information about our school or to contact you when necessary.
You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings. To remove yourself from our database, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VI. Information Placed Automatically on Your Computer - Cookies
When you view this website, some information may be stored on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file and will allow the website to tailor the experience to your interests and preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitors' needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, 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.
With most Internet browsers, cookies can be blocked or erased after visiting a website. Some aspects of this website may not function properly if your browser is set to block cookies. Our cookies policy can be read in full below.
VII. Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to email@example.com. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page. Information about using our logo and image is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIII. Links to Other Websites and Social-Media Platforms
Our website may contain links to enable you to easily visit other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, however, we do not have any control over that other website. We cannot therefore be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
School social media platforms are monitored but we are unable to take responsibility for third party comments and site advertising that could be accessed by browsing these sites.
BFI Central takes every precaution to protect users' information. When users submit sensitive information via this website, it is encrypted and remains secure during all stages of transmission. BFI Central complies with all French and European legislation requiring safeguards on specific types of information.
BFI Central will process the personal data you provide us. With regard to such processing, BFI Central will qualify as data controller.
In this capacity, BFI Central strives to comply with applicable data protection regulations, such as the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 and the Loi Informatique et Libertés of August 6, 2004 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data, as may be amended from time to time. This BFI Central Privacy Notice (hereinafter “Notice”) explains how we collect and use personal data, who we share it with and the ways in which we protect your privacy while doing so. This Notice applies to all personal data collected for and on behalf of BFI Central. This pertains to both information collected in analog form (forms, documents, in writing) and through technological means, such as information systems and email.
From time to time, we may make you aware when we require additional personal data for processing activities through a separate specific privacy notice.
BFI Central reserves the right to make changes to this Notice from time to time, for example in the light of new developments or new legislation. It is recommended that you consult this Notice regularly.
II. How we collect your personal data
We collect your personal data through a form on our website. This submission is voluntary.
III. Why we use your personal data
BFI Central processes your personal data for the following purposes, and other purposes that are compatible with the purposes described below:
- to make you aware and inform you about news and events related to the BFI;
- to communicate with you within the framework of your relationship with BFI Central;
IV. On which basis BFI Central processes your personal data
We collect and use personal data to carry out the services as prescribed above. We do so under the lawful basis that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract in which you are entering or have entered into. In some circumstances, we may have to process data for other purposes that are not necessary for the performance of the contract. In such cases, the processing may be based upon:
- our legitimate interests;
- on the compliance with our legal obligations and/or;
- on the consent that you have provided to us.
V. The categories of personal data being processed
The categories of personal data that BFI Central collects and processes include:
- personal information (such as name, address, and contact information);
- special categories of data* (such as the way you are implementing the BFI);
- communication and correspondence data (such as emails, letters and other types of correspondence); and
- photographs and videos (see also section 8 and 9 of this Notice).
VI. Storing personal data
We keep personal data for as long as necessary with regard to the purposes described in Article III of this Notice or for any other purposes that may be communicated to you.
In general, your personal data are stored on our own servers and on the servers of our data center service provider, located in the European Union. Regarding transfers outside the European Union, see Article VII of this Notice.
VII. Sharing and transfers of personal data
Your personal data is shared internally within BFI Central for the purposes of delivering the services required. We will not share your data with third parties.
IX. Photographs and videos
Photographs and videos of may be taken during BFI Central organized webinars or events. We will only process and use such photographs and videos if and to the extent we have obtained your consent where required under applicable data protection legislation to do so.
X. Your rights
Individuals that enroll on our mailing list exercise a number of rights with regard to the processing of their personal data vis-à-vis BFI Centrral, in so far as they effectively have those rights under applicable data protection legislation, such as the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 and the Loi Informatique et Libertés of August 6, 2004 on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data, as may be amended from time to time.
Please contact us with any concerns about the processing of personal data and the exercise of the rights described below. BFI Central shall respond to such requests and may or may not act upon them, in principle within a period of one month, all in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
In addition, you also have the right to contact or file a complaint with the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés.
CNIL - Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés
3 Place de Fontenoy
75334 PARIS Cedex 07 FRANCE
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 73 22 22, www.cnil.fr
The rights which you may have under applicable data protection legislation are:
- Right to object – the right to object on grounds relating to your particular situation to the processing of personal data based on the legitimate interests of BFI Central, and the right to object to the processing for direct marketing purposes.
- Right to information and access – to request access to and a copy of the personal data BFI Central holds on you, as well as the right to information about relevant aspects of the data processing by BFI Central. This Notice serves to inform you thereon, but do get in touch if you have any questions.
- Right to rectification – to correct inaccurate personal data or to complete incomplete personal data.
- Right to erasure – to request the deletion or removal of personal data in specific circumstances, for example if your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes pursued by BFI Central or if there no longer is a legal ground for the data processing.
- Right to restriction of the processing – to limit the processing, e.g. where you have told us the data is inaccurate and we are in the process of checking this. In such circumstances, we will continue to store your data but will not process it further until we have checked and confirmed whether the data is inaccurate.
- Right to data portability – to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used format and to transmit it or have it transmitted to another international school.
- Right not to be subject to automated individual decision-making – the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
Where the processing of your personal data is based upon consent, you and/or your child have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Such withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before the withdrawal.
There may be instances where you may not want us to process or share your personal information. In these cases, we may not be able to fulfil the service you need, or do so in a limited way, or be able to comply with a statutory obligation. In those instances, we will not be able to comply with your request and we will tell you if this is the case.
For any questions or concerns relating to this Notice or the processing of your personal data by or on behalf of BFI Central, as well as for the exercise of any of the rights described in Article X of this Notice, please write email@example.com.
XII. Applicable law and jurisdiction
This Notice and any disputes arising out of in relation to this notice shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with French law. The courts of Versailles, France shall be exclusively competent for any disputes arising out of or in relation to this Notice.
This Privacy Notice was last updated September 29, 2022.
Our goal is to make the BFI Central website, www.bficentral.org as easy, useful, and reliable as possible. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information as files on your computer, mobile phone or other device. These small files are known as cookies. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally the information from them is used to improve services for you through:
- measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and ensure that there is enough capacity; and
- analyzing anonymized data to help us understand how people interact with our website.
BFI Central uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitors' needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, 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.
There are two types of cookies you may encounter when using our website:
- First-party cookies: These are controlled by BFI Central and used to provide information about usage of our site.
- Third-party cookies: These are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we may use to enhance our site.
You may learn more about the legal obligations for cookies on the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), website: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-traceurs-que-dit-la-loi.
III. How to control and delete cookies
Should you wish to restrict or block the cookies on our website, you may do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit https://www.wikihow.com/Disable-Cookies which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
The Cookie Guidelines Notice was last updated September 29, 2022.