All individuals who provide their personal data to the Berlin School of Health Sciences (hereafter BSHS) must be fully aware of who the data controller is, what will be done with their data and what their rights are regarding their data.
More info on GDPR in the European Union can be found here:
BSHS is fully committed to adhering to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulation. We align our processes to all the requirements of GDPR as a higher education provider as well as an employer.
In order to ensure our full compliance with GDPR, we adhere to the following rules:
We always seek the consent of the individual whose personal data is collected. We also rely on any applicable legal requirement for processing personal data and we ensure appropriate disclosure to individuals about what is being done to their data
We make all efforts to keep all individuals’ data secure and safe
We follow GDPR strictly with respect to individuals’ rights about their data
We train our staff and other stakeholders to ensure that there is no breach of data privacy of any kind
We ensure that all records that contain individuals’ personal data re handled under GDPR compliance
BSHS is a premier educational institution with its main campus in Berlin. We prepare our students for careers in dental sciences, medical sciences, health administration, pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, clinical sciences, and business management.
We are registered in Berlin, Germany as a Post Secondary Higher Education Institution. We have strong collaborations with Universities in Europe and other parts of the world.
If you associate with BSHS In any way that requires you to furnish your personal data, we will handle your data in compliance with GDPR. Some examples of individuals or parties whose data we collect, store or transmit are as follows:
Any individual using any of our electronic systems
Any individual who is granted access to any of our physical or electronic resources
BSHS complies strictly to the requirements of GDPR. We ensure that our data handling systems are secure, and we keep your information only for as long as it is required. We also ensure that we don’t transmit your data outside of BSHS unless it is required and with full consent from you.
Following is a list of personal data that we may handle under full compliance to GDPR:
Your contact details including phone number(s), email address(es), mailing address
Your educational background
Your work history and current job
Information that you provide us when we communicate with you during your interaction with us over phone, email, chat software, social media, and other electronic sources may contain your personal data and we treat this information also with the same compliance under GDPR.
When you use our website there will be some information that we will receive as part of you browsing through our website. Following is the information that we collect while you browse our website
Your International Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, global location, operating system, device type, and internet provider
Your browsing behavior such as which webpages you visit, how much time you spend on each webpage, your time and date of visit, frequency of visit, repeat visits, the order of webpage visits, downloads from any of our webpages, website speed while you browse.
We ensure that you are aware of this through a privacy notice shown to you at your first visit and obtaining your consent. If you don’t consent to this, this data related to your browsing won’t be stored.
Under GDPR, BSHS is the data collector of your personal data and it is the responsibility of BSHS to ensure that your data is handled in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidelines for privacy
Your personal data may be used for any of the following purposes:
To process requests from prospective students related to our school, programs, activities, and events
To sign contracts with students, staff, partners, suppliers, and other parties
To offer any services
To ensure that our website is providing the best experience to our visitors
To improve our student experience, website performance, and response times
To continuously improve our website and other electronic systems
To assess and improve the performance of our marketing activities
To assess and improve the effectiveness of our mentoring program
To assess and improve the effectiveness of our internship and project-related programs
BSHS may transfer your data to third parties for specific reasons and adequate confidentiality agreements are in place to ensure that data is protected under GDPR
Learning Management System (LMS) Providers
School Information System (SIS) providers
Any party under a legal obligation to transfer data
Any time your data is required to be transferred, we will duly inform you.
BSHS utilizes the services of international technology companies for the deployment of our electronic systems. We make all efforts to utilize the services of companies that operate in Europe. However, there are cases where BSHS has to utilize the services of suppliers who are located outside Europe (“third countries”). BSHS ensures that there are strict confidentiality and data privacy contracts signed with each supplier and these are reviewed by our lawyers who are experienced in data privacy laws.
BSHS ensures that data is handled only for the time we require to handle it. Data is deleted or archived as per our internal policies. If we require to keep any data under a legal obligation, we will do so and inform you accordingly.
As the owner of your personal data, under GDPR you have the following rights regarding your data
At any time, you can seek information from BSHS on what data we have handled. You retain access to your data at all times.
If there is any data that needs to be corrected or edited, you have the right to have it changed
You can request the deletion and complete purging of your data at any time.
You can withdraw your consent for handling your data at any time and your data will immediately be deleted
You can seek redressal for any complaints regarding your data handling
To exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, opposition, restriction, and portability established by law you can:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to our mailing address addressed to the Rector and CEO, Berlin School of Health Sciences.