We will comply with the privacy laws of the country we are contacting you in. But, regardless of legislation we will always aim to be relevant and respectful if you have given us consent to contact you. If at any time you don’t feel we’ve lived up to this, please let us know straight away by contacting us.
1.1 What information do we gather?
We may collect and process the following information in electronic and/or physical form (the “Information”) from you:
This policy explains how we use personal information you provide to us. ‘Personal information’ is information which identifies you or another person, or is capable of doing so.
1.2 Password and confidentiality
If you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures for a registration-only section of the website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and user name for the site and you are responsible for all activities that are carried out under them. We do not have the means to check the identities of people using the site and we will not be liable where your password or user name is used by someone else. You agree to contact us immediately regarding any unauthorised use of your password or user name of which you become aware. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms or the terms and conditions of use of the website.
1.3 How we use information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We won’t keep hold of your personal information for longer than is reasonably necessary or required by law.
1.4 Will we share your information with anyone else?
We won’t rent or sell your details to any other organisation or individual. We may share some broader statistics and customer profiling information with third parties and other parts of GEMS Education – but we’ll keep it anonymous, so you won’t be identifiable from that data.
1.5 Where we store and process information
1.6 Information security
If you provide us with personal data over the Internet, you should be aware that data transmission via this medium cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we will take all reasonable efforts to protect such personal data, you acknowledge that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal data provided by these means and you provide it to us at your own risk. Once received, we have appropriate technical and organisational security measures in place to protect the data that resides on our servers. However, we do not warrant the security of our servers, nor do we warrant that the information will be completely secure or not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.
1.7 How you can access your information
You are entitled to be told by us whether we or someone else on our behalf is processing your personal information; what personal information we hold; details of the purposes for the processing of your personal information; and details of any third party with whom your personal information has been shared.
To do this we may charge a small admin fee for providing this information. And we may request proof of your identity before we disclose such information to you so we can prevent unauthorised access. Just write to us:
What about personal information relating to minors? As educators, protecting the online privacy of children is especially important to us. If you are under 18 years old, please do not provide us with your name, contact details or any other information about yourself. To find out more, please read our terms and conditions.
You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can do this by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.
1.9 Are you protected by this policy on other websites not gemseducation.com?
Our website contains links to other websites. Obviously, we don’t have any control over them and take no responsibility for any information you give them. Other sites have different privacy and security policies, which we advise you to read.
2.1 What are cookies?
We use “cookies” to store and collect information regarding your use of our site. Cookies are small pieces of information stored by the browser on your computer’s hard drive. They send the information stored on them back to our web server when you access our site.
These cookies enable us to load the site in such a way as to reflect your personal preferences (based on your previous browsing on gemseducation.com as well as keywords we may be able to gather from the URLs of webpages from which you accessed our Site, your IP address and any search engine used to reach us).
We use these cookies to improve your experience and recommend content that may be of interest to you. You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and more about the cookies we use below.
2.2 What cookies do we use?
We only set a few cookies ourselves, but when we include content from other sites (like Facebook or Twitter), they also get the opportunity to set cookies, to help them serve their content better. We can’t guarantee that we’ll have listed every cookie you might get from a third party – they can change them at any time as their needs change. Here are the main cookies used by gemseducation.com
2.3 The GEMS Education cookie:
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2.4 Cookies for measuring web traffic
2.5 Cookies from social networks
Because GEMS Education and GEMS Schools and education initiatives are active on various social networks, we try and make it as easy as possible to share content and to see what content is popular on those networks. For that reason we may include recommendations from Facebook, tweets from Twitter, content from Google+ and add buttons to allow people to easily share to those networks.
2.6 Cookies for content
We often include content from other sites in our updates, most notably YouTube videos. When we do this, YouTube may store cookies in order to track how people are watching videos from their site.
2.7 You don’t want cookies?
If you use a different web browser, please contact the browser maker for instructions on disabling cookies. Please note that, if you disable cookies in your browser, some aspects of the website, and of other websites, may stop working.
If you have any queries, comments or complaints regarding the site or these Terms and Conditions, just get in touch. You can click here to contact us