Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at International African School (IAS) . (“organisation”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy.

When you visit our website , and use our services, you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy notice, we describe our privacy policy. We seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our site and our services.

This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website or mobile application, and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the “Site“).

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This privacy policy applies to all information collected and used by the affiliate firms in IAS. for the purposes of our initiative/business.

The IAS affiliate firms covered by this privacy policy are: Sauti Ya Afrika Magazine, Discovering Africa, Swahili School, Educultural Travel and Conversations.

Collection and use of personal information.

Personal information is information relating to an identifiable natural person and, in some instances, a legal person that can be used to identify or contact that person. IAS collects certain personal information from clients or prospective clients for the purpose of our business.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering with IAS expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Site or otherwise contacting us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Site, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:

Name and Contact Data. We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and other similar contact data.

Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.

Payment Data. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you register to become a member or purchase our products and services such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by our payment processor and you should review its privacy policies and contact the payment processor directly to respond to your questions.

Social Media Login Data. We provide you with the option to register using social media account details, like your Facebook, Google, or other social media account. If you choose to register in this way, we will collect the Information described in the section called “How Do We Handle Your Social Logins” below.

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you request that you notify us of any changes to such personal information.

IAS may also collect other personal information to manage its relationship with clients and prospective clients for general business development purposes. IAS may use certain of the personal information which it collects for the purpose of our business, such as a client’s name and contact details, for business development purposes to improve our offerings and to market our services. The affiliate firms in IAS may share the personal information that they collect with each other. You are not required to provide any additional personal information that may be requested from you for business development purposes.

What information does IAS  collect for the purposes of this privacy policy and how may it be used?

Information collected.

IAS collects personal information from clients and prospective clients for the purpose of providing legal services to them. This information includes, for example, the client’s or prospective client’s name, email address, telephone numbers, physical address, billing address, and contact person. Some information is required by law to be provided in accordance with, amongst other things, anti-money laundering legislation such as identity numbers. IAS may collect further personal information where necessary to provide requested legal services such as employment information, health information, educational records, and other confidential information.

How information is used

Certain of the personal information which IAS collects such as a client’s or prospective client’s name and contact details is used for the following:

To contact the client or prospective client and to invoice clients. This information may also be used for business development.

To request feedback for the purposes of our business and/or with your consent. We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Site.

To enforce our terms, conditions and policies for our organisation purposes and as legally required.

To respond to legal requests and prevent harm as legally required. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.

For other business purposes. We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Site, products, services, marketing and your experience.

To send the client updates, invitations to client events, and promotional materials. You can opt out of receiving such communications or cancel your subscription to any of the IAS mailing lists by clicking on the “Update my details and manage my subscriptions” or “Unsubscribe from all IAS. marketing communications” hyperlinks which are found at the bottom of all our communications.

For business development and marketing purposes to manage and analyse client interactions with the goal of improving business relationships with clients and assisting in client retention and attraction.

Confidential client information and information which is obtained to comply with legal requirements is used exclusively to comply with the applicable legal requirements and falls outside the scope of this policy.


Social media logins

Our Site offers you the ability to register and login using your third-party social media account details (like your Facebook login). Where you choose to do this, we will receive certain profile information about you from your social media provider. The profile Information we receive may vary depending on the social media provider concerned, but will often include your name, e-mail address, friends list, profile picture as well as other information you choose to make public. If you login using Facebook, we may also request access to other permissions related to your account, such as friends, check-ins, and likes, and you may choose to grant or deny us access to each individual permission.

We will use the information we receive only for the purposes that are described in this privacy policy or that are otherwise made clear to you on the Site. Please note that we do not control, and are not responsible for, other uses of your personal information by your third-party social media provider. We recommend that you review their privacy policy to understand how they collect, use, and share your personal information, and how you can set your privacy preferences on their sites and apps.

Third-Party websites

The Site may contain advertisements from third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services, or mobile applications. We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to any third parties. Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site. You should review the policies of such third parties and contact them directly to respond to your questions.

Disclosure to third parties

IAS comprises several affiliate firms. Information collected in accordance with this privacy policy by one firm may be shared with other firms in IAS for business development and marketing purposes. Personal information will only be shared between affiliate firms in IAS to improve the services offered by IAS firms. Information will not be shared with third parties for their own marketing purposes.

IAS or any of the affiliate firms may be required by law to disclose personal information collected in accordance with this privacy policy such as for law enforcement purposes, pursuant to litigation or requests from government authorities in and outside the jurisdictions where IAS operates.

Service providers

IAS may share personal information with service providers appointed by IAS or any of its affiliate firms to perform, marketing and business development activities on behalf of IAS or any of its affiliate firms. These service providers are contractually required to protect any personal information shared with them and to treat any personal information that they receive in a manner consistent with this privacy policy.

Cross-border transfers of personal information

IAS  operates in a number of jurisdictions. Our servers are located in The Netherlands. If you are accessing our Site from outside, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed by us in our facilities and by those third parties with whom we may share your personal information.


If you are a resident in the European Economic Area, then these countries may not have data protection or other laws as comprehensive as those in your country. We will however take all necessary measures to protect your personal information in accordance with this privacy policy and applicable law. Information collected by affiliate firms may be shared with other affiliate firms in other jurisdictions.

Retention of personal information

IAS will keep the personal information described in this privacy policy only for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in the policy unless IAS or any of the affiliate firms is required by law to retain the information for a longer period. No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 90 days past the termination of your account.

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Security of personal information

Personal information collected and stored for the purposes outlined in this policy is stored securely on IT systems with restricted access and physical and logical security features. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Site is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.

Access to personal information

You can update your contact details and preferences in receiving  updates, invitations to client events, and promotional materials from IAS at any time by clicking on the “Update my details and manage my subscriptions” or “Unsubscribe from all IAS marketing communications” hyperlinks which are found at the bottom of all our communications. You can request access to any of your personal information that is held by IAS at any time and for any purpose, including to request that IAS corrects the personal information if it is inaccurate or deletes the personal information if IASBA  is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. Requests to access personal information held on you in accordance with this privacy policy can be made to [email protected] 

Updates to this privacy policy

This privacy policy was updated on 1-02-2022, IASBA may update the privacy policy from time to time and will notify you of any material changes in advance of those changes taking effect.


If you have any questions or complaints regarding IAS’s processing of your personal information in terms of this privacy policy, please contact [email protected] If you are not satisfied with the response that you receive from IAS you may, where applicable, contact the relevant data protection regulator in your jurisdiction.

IAS will provide information on the manner in which complaints to regulators may be made, if requested to do so.