STIU adheres to the principle of data protection and privacy and endeavour to implement it within the guidance of current legislation.
Most of the Website is publicly accessible, and does not require a User to log in. Consequently, when a User accesses the Website, the User is not required to submit any personal information, other than that which would be submitted in the normal course of web browsing activity. As it is common with most websites, the Website gathers certain anonymous data. For example, for each visitor, the STIU webserver collects usage data; similarly, STIU uses certain analytics systems to provide additional anonymised statistics – the type of information obtained by this method might include the number of page visits per week, the average number of pages viewed by Users, domain names (e.g. .com, .ac.uk, .net) of hosts, referring sites (e.g. Google.com, Yahoo.com), browser summaries (e.g. the number of visitors using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Firefox), and Operating System reports (e.g. the number of page requests made using Windows XP, Windows Vista, [Mac] OS X or Unix). The primary purpose for collecting such information, is to improve the content and functionality of the Website.
On occasion, STIU may disclose summary statistics to third parties. However, such summary statistics does not provide any personal information (e.g. email addresses) and is not attributed to any individual. Otherwise, the data on which the summary statistics are based is protected from public access; by STIU policy, it shall only be viewed and disclosed by authorised personnel.
Where Web Forms are utilised on the site, users are usually required to supply some sort of Personal Information; in certain instances this might only be a reply email address. However, elsewhere, considerably more detailed Personal Information may be required, e.g. in the admissions application forms.
The Personal Information Users provide to STIU will be processed to the extent permitted by Thai law. This Personal Information may be used by STIU or third parties to provide Users with further information about relevant services. It may be held on a mailing list or database for this purpose, unless a User objects (by notifying STIU in writing); and it may also be passed on to a third party (a ‘data processor’) with whom the University has formally contracted to process Users’ data for this purpose
In addition to other uses described herein, STIU will have access to and may use Personal Information that User Submits on, or otherwise provides in connection with, the Website for administering and managing and providing other services in relation to the Website, including but not limited to:
• processing User’s registration and facilitating User’s participation in the Website;
• enabling User to share Content and communicate with other users;
• enabling STIU to communicate with User;
• customizing the service STIU provides to User and/or other users;
• providing User any services that may be available on this Website from time to time;
• monitoring compliance with the Agreement and complying with applicable law and regulations, and STIU policies; and
• investigating any complaints about the use of the Website.
STIU may also disclose Personal Information in order to protect the legal rights, privacy, safety, security or legitimate interests of STIU and its directors, officers, employees, agents, and suppliers. These instances may include, but are not limited to protecting the safety and security of visitors to the Website; complying with STIU policies; enforcing the Agreement; complying with the law and/or regulations, or responding to a subpoena or other process; responding to inquiries or requests from public authorities; permitting STIU to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that it may sustain; protecting against fraud, crime, illegal activity, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, or for risk management purposes; or otherwise in connection with legal, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes.
If STIU appoints one or more third parties to host, maintain, manage, or provide other services in relation to the Website, then the Personal Information included in the Website may be accessed and used by such third parties to the extent necessary to fulfill their hosting, maintenance, managerial, and/or other functions.