IBIS Terms & Conditions

Additional terms for IBIS

Your use of the International Baccalaureate information system (IBIS) is subject to all the terms and conditions under section 1, and to the following additional terms and conditions:

Definition of website and users

IBIS provides administrative functions and information related to the organization's examination sessions. Access to this site is strictly limited to authorized users who have been allocated login credentials by the IB Organization upon verification of their entitlement to such functions and information.

Your personal security obligations

Every possible effort is made by the IB Organization to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of IBIS. However you also have a personal obligation to help protect the security of the data for which you are responsible within this site. Your use of IBIS constitutes recognition of that obligation and agreement to the following terms.

IBIS Login Credentials

You must make every reasonable effort to keep the computer(s) you use to access IBIS as secure as possible. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring that you do not store any sensitive information relating to IBIS, for example, your login credentials, anywhere on or near your computer(s)
  • Ensuring that you properly log out of IBIS when you have finished using it to prevent another person from gaining access to IBIS using your session
  • Ensuring that your login credentials cannot be observed by another person watching you typing them in
  • Ensuring that you are running anti-virus software and that you keep such software up to date by regularly installing the latest signature files
  • Ensuring that you are running personal firewall software and that such software is configured appropriately and kept up to date
  • Ensuring that you download and install the latest security patches for your operating system and web browser regularly and pay heed to security notices and advice issued by your operating system and web browser vendors.

Your use of IBIS

You are advised and warned that all activity on IBIS is monitored and logged. Your use of IBIS constitutes consent to such monitoring and logging. Access to IBIS may be withdrawn from you as a user if you are suspected of abusing this site and an immediate investigation will be carried out. The IB Organization will take action against you, either disciplinary or legal or both, and against all individuals who attempt to compromise the security of this site.

When accessing any part of IBIS you may not attempt to:

  • Bypass or subvert any of the security measures employed in the site
  • Carry out any form of reconnaissance or profiling of this site or its users by any means
  • Cause any disruption to the availability of this site, intentionally or otherwise
  • Upload any file or program of any description that may compromise the security of the site and its users
  • Use this site for any purpose other than that for which it is intended
  • Add, modify or delete any data without specific authorization
  • Log in using another person's login credentials or impersonate another IBIS user by any other means.

Withdrawal of access to IBIS

If you breach any of these terms, the IB Organization reserves the right to withdraw your user account at any time and to initiate an immediate investigation. Therefore your ability to access IBIS will be suspended and possibly terminated.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

Notwithstanding article 1.13 of these terms and conditions, all disputes arising from or in connection with the use of IBIS shall be finally settled by one arbitrator in accordance with the Rules of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Geneva. The seat of the arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The proceedings shall be confidential and the language of the arbitration shall be English.