Privacy Policy Disclosure

NIST International School (NIST) strongly believes in safeguarding the wellbeing of its community. To that end, our school invests significant resources in protecting the privacy of our staff, parents and children. In order to ensure that we achieve this aim, we have adopted the following privacy policy in line with international privacy standards.

 

Definitions

  1. Staff are individuals employed by NIST in any capacity, including full-time and part-time employees. It excludes contracted companies and individuals.
  2. Students are current, prospective or past students enrolled at NIST.
  3. Parents are current, prospective or past parents, and/or legal guardians, of a student.
  4. Third parties are individuals or organizations that are not affiliated with or employed by NIST.
  5. Personal information is the personal address, personal contact information and school records of an individual. It does not include names, or business titles and contact information of NIST.

 

Policies

  1. NIST will make these policies publicly accessible, and will make every reasonable effort to ensure that all personal information is accurate and protected. This includes the storing of all personal information only in password-protected databases.
  2. NIST will publicly disclose non-personal information of staff, including titles, business addresses, and business contact information. Personal information will be disclosed to third parties only with the consent of that member of staff.
  3. In line with the US Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), NIST will not disclose the personal information of a student to third parties without the consent of the student’s parent. This excludes non-identifiable disclosure of academic records for the purposes of accreditation, academic research, statistical analysis, and disclosure under subpoena by Thai law.
  4. As indicated in the NIST International School enrollment documents, NIST reserves the right to use photographs and other visual media containing the images of NIST students in its online and print media. In all such cases the school will not post the names of students with that media, unless permission is granted from parents, to preserve their privacy.
    • Instances of online media include, but are not limited to, the NIST website, social media channels such as Facebook, and news sites that publish NIST press releases.
    • Instances of print media include, but are not limited to, school brochures and flyers, the school magazine, advertisements, and newspapers and magazines that publish NIST press releases.
    • Under no circumstances is personal information of students included in any such media.

 

Cookies & Tracking

NIST utilizes Google Analytics in tracking visitors to the NIST website. This information is not used to identify personal information, nor is it used for any purpose other than improvement of the website based on identifiable trends. Cookies – small pieces of information stored on your computer to indicate sites that you have visited – are used only in conjunction with Google Analytics for the purpose of enhancing the NIST website. These cookies are not used to gather personal information about visitors, and no other visitor tracking is conducted. Additional information about Google Analytics and privacy is available on the Google Support website.

 

Additional Resources

These resources provide additional information and guidance in the issues surrounding student privacy. Please note that they are not unequivocally endorsed by NIST or its staff.