Privacy Notice for Website Users

The International Higher Education Commission website is run on behalf of the Commission by Oxford International Education and Travel Ltd. This privacy notice explains how we collect, store and use personal data about users of our website. Oxford International Education and Travel Ltd is the data controller in respect of the data collected via this website.  We have written this Privacy Notice to explain how we keep your data safe and respect your privacy. Below you will find information explaining how we do this: what data we process about you, why we process that data and the legal bases for processing that data.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Data Compliance Manager
Oxford International Education Group
259 Greenwich High Road
London SE10 8NB

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer whose role is to inform and advise us about, and to ensure that we remain compliant with, data protection legislation. The Data Protection Officer should be your first point of contact if you have any queries or concerns about your personal data.

Our current Data Protection Officer is Bulletproof Cyber Ltd who can be contacted as follows:
Address: Units H/J/K Arlington Business Park, Gateway 1000, Whittle Way, Herts, SG1 2FP

Phone number: 01438500090:

Email address:

We also have an EU Representative who can be contacted as follows:
Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Oxford International Education and Travel Ltd

Colmantstrasse 15

53115 Bonn


Email address:


Under certain circumstances, you may have certain rights regarding how your personal data is used and kept safe, including the right to:

Right of Access: You have the right to a copy of the information we hold about you.

Right to Object: You may object to the use of personal data if it would cause, or is causing, damage or distress. You have the right to object to any decisions taken using automated processes. You also you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

Right to be Forgotten: Under certain circumstances, you can ask for the data we hold about you to be deleted from our systems.

Right to Rectification: If data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to correct or complete that data.

Right to Restriction of Processing: Where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing of data.

Right of Portability: You have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.

Some of these rights may not apply where we are legally obliged to keep or share your personal data. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Compliance Manager (see below).


We take any complaints about our collection and use of personal information very seriously. If you think that our collection or use of personal information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, or have any other concern about our data processing, please raise this with us in the first instance. To make a complaint, please email our Data Compliance Manager

Alternatively, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK via the options listed below, although we would be grateful for the opportunity to address your concerns before you contact the ICO.

How to contact the ICO:

  • Report a concern online at
  • Call +44 303 123 1113
  • Or write to: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, UK


The table below shows the data that we process about website users, the reasons for processing this data and the lawful bases for processing this data.

The data or type of data we processThe purpose of processing that dataThe lawful bases for processing this data
Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website such as your IP address, geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, how you got to the site, time, day and length of the visit and which pages you click on.To administer the website, improve your browsing experience, enable you use of the services available on the website Provide third parties with statistical information about our users- but this information will not be used to identify any individual user Deal with enquiries or complaints made by or about you relating to the website.Legitimate interest Consent (where you have consented to the use of non-essential cookies* 
Information that you provide us with for the purposes of registering with us to find out more information about the initiatives of the Commission or events organised by the Commission.To provide appropriate information and assistance for you. To send you communications relating to the Commission’s activities which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology. To deal with enquiries or complaints made by or about you relating to the website. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require these communications by emailing us at protectingdata@oxfordinternational.comFulfilment of a contract with you Legitimate interest Consent
Information that you provide us with for the purpose of subscribing to our website services and email notificationsTo send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. Send you communications relating to the Commission’s processes and outputs which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require these communications by emailing us at Deal with enquiries or complaints made by or about you relating to the website.Consent Legitimate interest


Organisation NameThe Reason for Sharing
With Third Party Companies and Individuals, service providers who facilitate our website, host the website on our behalf and who assist us in analysing how our website is used.To improve our website and the services provided for you
Regulatory bodies, such as Ofsted or the British CouncilTo comply with regulatory inspections
Professional advisers and consultantsTo assist us in managing the Commission’s and our business
Police forces, courts, tribunals*For dealing with legal issues

When it is legally necessary, or allowed under data protection law, we may need to share information about you with the organisations listed in the table below, for the listed reasons.


Where you use our Websites, we will process your Personal Information collected by using cookies in accordance with our Cookie Notice.  Please click here to view our Cookie Notice.


our personal information may be stored and processed outside of the country where it is collected, including outside of the European Economic Area.

We will only transfer personal data to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area:

  • where the transfer is to a place that is regarded by the European Commission as providing adequate protection for your Personal Information; or
  • where we have put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure that your Personal Information is protected (for example where both parties involved in the transfer have signed standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission);or
  • the above does not apply but we are still legally permitted to do so, for example if the transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You can request further detail about the safeguards that we have in place in respect of transfers of Personal Information outside of the EEA and where applicable a copy of the standard data protection clauses that we have in place, by contacting us at 


Our Websites are hosted on servers in the EEA. We employ appropriate security measures to help protect your Personal Information and guard against access by unauthorised persons. Information storage is on secure computers in a locked and certified information centre and information is encrypted wherever possible. We undergo periodic reviews of our security policies and procedures to ensure that our systems are secure and protected. However, as the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Websites.


Please refer to our cookie policy for further information about how long cookie data is stored.  Non anonymised website data is kept for 5 days. If you have made an enquiry with us via a form or have completed an application form via the website we will retain your information for 6 months from the date you signed up or the date of the event you attended as per our retention period. For further information about how long various records are kept please request a copy of our Data Retention Policy at

Links to other sites

Our site contains links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time and we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page which will become effective immediately.


If you have any questions, concerns or would like more information about anything mentioned in our privacy notices, please contact our Data Compliance Manager

Last updated: November 3, 2022