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Policies

Privacy Policy

The International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy provides you with important information about our privacy practices, as they relate to the information we collect and use online through websites and other online services that link to or refer to it, including the istp.org website (collectively, the “website”).

Personal Information
We may collect personally identifying information from visitors to the website who choose to provide such information to us, such as through email or online forms or surveys. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. We also may collect information concerning your computer or other devices used to access the website, such as your IP address and other unique device identifiers, browser, operating system, and device settings.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
We and third parties that provide content or functionality on our website may use cookies and other tracking technologies to facilitate administration and navigation on the website, better understand how visitors use the website, and improve the website. A cookie is a small file sent to a user’s computer that can be used to track a visitor across one or more browsing sessions and across one or more sites. You should consult your web browser settings for information about choices that may be available to you to refuse or delete cookies.

Through cookies and similar technologies, we collect information about how visitors use the website, including, for example, to monitor usage of the website, identify pages with high and low readership and time spent on pages, and improve navigation throughout the website.

The third parties we used to analyze usage of the website includes Google Analytics. For more information about the data Google collects, how it uses that data, and choices available to you, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

Use of your information
The information shared with us online is used to provide you with services and other materials that you request and for school-related mailings, publications and activities. We also may use your information to manage and improve our services and other offerings, protect the security and integrity of our website and other offerings, and to enforce our and others’ legal rights.
ISTP does not sell, rent or lease its constituent lists to third parties.

Security
We take steps to help protect against loss or theft of personally identifying information. For example, our websites have security certificates. However, please note that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.

Links
Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other sites which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

We do not otherwise share personally identifying information with third parties, except as follows:
  • With third-party service providers to perform services for us (e.g., hosting and data services)
  • When we have reason to believe that the disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with rights or property of us or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities or where we believe in good faith that the law requires it or it is necessary to respond to a government request
  • In the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party, such as in the event of a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy reorganization
  • With your consent
Children's Privacy
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 on the website. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any personal information to us. If you believe we have gathered your information in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, contact us at webmaster@istp.org.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We recommend that you revisit this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of our current privacy practices, although we may also elect to notify you by e-mail or by posting something on some or all of our websites. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept the Privacy Policy and any changes.

Questions about our Policies
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your interaction with this website, contact webmaster@istp.org.

Code of Conduct

Employees of the International School of the Peninsula play a guiding and nurturing role in the lives of students and are expected to uphold the attributes and attitudes of the International Baccalaureate Organization’s (IBO) Learner Profile, such as respect, empathy, cooperation, caring, and integrity. This includes maintaining exemplary standards of professional conduct and appropriate boundaries between themselves and students. The objective of the Employee/Student Code of Conduct is to prevent relationships that may be construed as, perceived as, or lead to any sexual misconduct. All employees are expected to make every effort to create and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for our students.
 
Examples of Inappropriate or Unacceptable Behavior

Below is a non-exhaustive list of examples of inappropriate behavior or conduct between employees and students:

  • Engaging in a romantic or sexual relationship of a student.
  • Inappropriate physical contact with a student whether in a public or private.
  • Making sexual innuendo, jokes, puns, comments, stories, or showing sexual or pornographic multimedia or other sexual internet content.
  • Meeting with a student one-on-one in a room with the door locked and visible windows blocked or drawn.
  • Being alone with a student on or off campus, without the permission of a parent or supervisor.
  • Grooming behaviors in which an adult in a position of authority builds an emotional connection with a child to gain his or her trust for the purposes of exploitation or other abuse.
  • Sending or participating in sexual, exploitive, or emotionally inappropriate emails, text messages, letters, or any form of communication that is personal in nature and not directly related to school activities; using personal email accounts, social media, or other similar tools to communicate with current students.
  • Sending or participating in any form of communication that harasses or retaliates against a student, parent, or employee who reports unacceptable behavior.
  • Inappropriate physical interactions which could be construed as sexual.
  • Encouraging or threatening students to keep secrets from other adults.
  • Any form of retaliation against a student, parent, or employee who reports unacceptable behavior.
  • Transporting students in a personal vehicle without permission from a parent/guardian or school administrator.
Questions or Duty to Report
If an employee has a question as to whether or not specific behavior may violate the Employee/Student Code of Conduct, employees should contact the Human Resources and Benefits Coordinator for advice or clarification.

If an employee becomes aware of another employee’s behavior that may violate, or be perceived to violate the Employee/Student Code of Conduct, that employee must report the matter to the Head of School immediately.

Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions govern use of the International School of the Peninsula (ISTP) (the “School”) website and online directories:
 
Use of online information
Information accessible through the online directories may be used only for official school purposes, and also for individual communication of a personal nature between members listed in the online directories. Users are strictly prohibited from using any information from the online directories for commercial, public, or political purposes of any nature whatsoever, or for any illegal activities.
 
Conduct on the School's website and online directories
The following conduct is prohibited on the School’s website and the online directories: any conduct which restricts or inhibits others users from enjoying use of the online directories; vulgar, obscene, or offensive language or images; abusive, defamatory, profane or threatening language or images; misrepresentations or any fraudulent statements; reproducing and storing in a retrieval system by any means, electronic or mechanical, photocopying, or use of telephone numbers, addresses, or other information contained in the online directories for any commercial, public or political purposes; any activity that might be harmful to the school website or data stored on it, or other computers that are connected to it; and unauthorized use of any copyrighted or trademarked material.
 
Restrictions on use of the online directories
The School may determine in its sole discretion whether a user’s use of the online directory violates these terms of use, and may prohibit a user from any further access to the online directory.
 
No representations or warranties
The school does not represent or warrant that the information contained on its website or in the online directory is complete, accurate or reliable, or that the website and online directories operate free from errors or computer viruses. The School disclaims any and all warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, and non-infringement. The School expressly disclaims any and all liability associated with a user’s use of the website and online directories, including any incidental, consequential or punitive damages.
 
Indemnification
Users of the website and online directories agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the school and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all losses, claims and damages of any kind that arise out of your use of the online directories or the school website.
 
Revision of terms of use
The school reserves the right to revise these terms of use in its sole discretion. Your continued use of the school website and the online directories indicates your consent to abide by any modifications to the terms of use. Please review the terms of use on a regular basis to be familiar with any such changes.
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