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OCS Privacy and Policy Terms

Privacy and Policy Terms

Privacy Notice

Our Purpose

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to provide our users with a background to help them better understand our Privacy Policy.  We want to provide clear, precise, plain language about how we collect, use, and share Personal Data.



Olivier Culinary School Co Ltd (OCS) commitment to privacy has not changed.  The Privacy Policy has been reorganized to make it easier to read and to address new global requirements.  The policy outlines how we collect, use, share, and protect your data.


Transparency and Choice

OCS controls what, how, and when you share your data with the School. We believe we should be able to control the use of your data and know that you may unsubscribe at any time.

For more information, we encourage you to read the full text of the Privacy Policy below. If you have any questions, please contact us at

This policy sets out how OCS, Mauritius uses and protects your data, including data from your use of our website. Please ensure you read and understand our entire Terms and Conditions, Policies, and Restrictions for the Culinary Program.


As a private, non-profit Training Institution (Education), the Olivier Culinary School Company Limited, of Mauritius, (‘the OCS’ or ‘we’), presents this Privacy Notice in the interests of fairness, transparency, and accountability regarding the privacy of individuals whose personal data we collect and process (‘data subjects’ or ‘you’). Our collection and processing of your data are lawfully based on our legitimate interests as a private, non-profit higher Training Institution (Education).

OCS understands your use of our online applications to indicate your consent to the collection, processing and use of your data as described in this notice, except where we request active, express consent or where such consent is required by law.


OCS collects and processes personal information from and about data subjects, which may be prospective learners and their family members, alumni/ae, prospective employees, employers, restaurant patrons, food enthusiasts, conference attendees, private clients, hotels personal OCS market and store customers, and other members of the public.

OCS will not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of fifteen (15) without first requesting parental consent.


Our website contains links to other sites that have their privacy practices not under the control of OCS. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy notices for those external sites.



OCS does not authorize the use of our website by minors under the age of 15 years, consistent with the terms of the Under the Child Protection Act of 1994; a "child" means any unmarried person under the age of 18.  However, that there are legal minimum ages established for various purposes, as follows: Under the Juvenile Offenders Act, "a juvenile offender" is generally considered to be a person below the age of 17 and will never request the personal information of minors without parental consent.


How We Collect and Process Your Personal Data


A text file called a “cookie” might be placed in the browser files of your computer when you visit our online applications.  Although the cookie itself does not contain personal information, it provides information about your user session.  A cookie file cannot read data off a hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.


You may block the placement of cookies by changing your browser setting about cookies.  This setting can also be adjusted to provide notification when a cookie file is placed.  Our website does not require cookies to be accepted to function.


We understand that you consent to the placement of cookies on our website if you do not change your browser settings, as described above.  You may change your browser settings to block cookies at any time.


General Practices

We will not sell your personal information.  We will not disclose your personal information without your permission unless a legal exception applies (for example, in case of emergency, to protect safety at OCS or court order).


We retain your information for some time per our legitimate interests or as needed to comply with applicable law.


We may combine your data with device information and location information (with your consent, where required) to serve you specifically, such as to deliver a product to you according to your preferences or restrictions, or for advertising or marketing purposes.


Financial Information

OCS recognizes the sensitivity of personal financial information and accords it the additional strict privacy and security safeguards appropriate to the classification of sensitive/highly confidential.  OCS personnel is involved in handling financial information on strictly a need-to-know basis and receive the proper training in financial information privacy and security.


OCS may collect and process personal financial information only in very limited contexts to accept or make payment lawfully based on its legitimate interests or in support of or preparation for an agreement.


We may collect financial information from the credit or debit payment card if you choose to use this method of payment, or from your check, if you decide to use this method of payment.


Electronic Communications

We offer various opportunities to subscribe to electronic communications.  If you choose to accept, we gather your e-mail address.  We may contact you at the telephone number that you provided to us by way of direct dial calls, auto dialed and prerecorded message calls, and text messages.  In this manner, we may send you information relating to our products and services, including confirmations and updates, receipts, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages; and/or communicate with you about contests, offers, promotions, rewards, upcoming events, and other news about products and services offered by OCS.


Social Media

OCS uses social media, which may allow you to connect and share your actions, comments, contents, and information publicly or with friends.  Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public, and consider the privacy concerns of yourself and others when choosing what to share in social media.


Our social media whose privacy practices we do not control

Please contact those sites and services directly to learn about their privacy practices.  Use caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.



We occasionally conduct optional surveys.  We use the data from survey responses to better target content to our audiences.


Application Forms

We offer online registration for all OCS events, such as admissions information, courses, conferences, and workshop reservations.  Registration features invite you to voluntarily provide personal data, which may include contact information (name, telephone number and/or e-mail address).


Information Request Forms

We use Information Request Forms that invite you to voluntarily provide personal information such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers.  We may send text messages to cellular telephone numbers within our database so that interested individuals can be contacted by one of our representatives.  By providing a mobile telephone number, you agree to be contacted by OCS on your mobile telephone by such means.  You may decline to be contacted in this manner by contacting us at the information below.


Data from Third Parties

Where permitted or authorized by law, we may receive information about you from third-party databases or services that provide information about business people and companies, or from third parties from whom we have purchased information (including an individual’s name).  We may combine this data with the information we already have about you.  This helps us to update, expand and analyze our records, identify new customers, prospective learners, or donors, and provide information about opportunities, products, and services that may be of interest to you.


Use of Personal Data

We may use your personal information for the following purposes: to provide you with the opportunities, information, services, products, and functionality offered on our online applications; to fulfill your requests, including but not limited to making reservations, paying for services, joining e-mail lists.


In combination with other information we may get from third parties, to help understand your needs and to provide you with better service; to perform statistical analysis; to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity; to comply with our policies, procedures, and legal obligations; to support our educational mission and administrative operations; and as otherwise consented to by you and as required or permitted by applicable law.


Learner Medical Treatment/Health Information

Learner health information is provided to OCS by learners for public health, safety, and treatment purposes.  OCS handles learner health information in strictest confidence, with respect for individual autonomy, and with appropriate safeguards for sensitive data as required by law.


Information Security

To ensure appropriate security and confidentiality of personal data, including the prevention of unauthorized access to or use of personal data and the equipment used for processing, OCS has a comprehensive information privacy and security program which is reviewed and enhanced regularly.


Privacy Policy Updates

This privacy statement will be continuously assessed concerning new technologies, business practices, and our visitors’ changing needs.  OCS may change its privacy practices from time to time.  If we make any changes, we will update this privacy notice accordingly (the date of the most recent change is displayed at the bottom of this notice).


Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the website, or your dealings with the site, you may contact us:


Contact Us

Olivier Culinary School Co Ltd

Avenue Trianon 1, Morcellement St Jean, Quatre Bornes

Orange 5946 8888 | Emtel 5712 9116 | 5725 2824


Data Breach Reporting

OCS will promptly notify any affected users and appropriate supervisory authorities of a data breach within data structures directly controlled by us or, as necessary, as any such material data breach is reported to us by any of our third-party data processors.


Your Rights

You have the right to access any personal information that OCS processes about you and to request information about:

•   What personal data we hold about you.

•   The purposes of the processing.

•   The categories of personal data concerned.

•   The recipients to whom the personal data has been/will be disclosed.

•   How long we intend to store your data.


If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information.  We will strive to update/fix it as quickly as possible unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified.


February 2021


Olivier Culinary School

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