Privacy and terms of use

British Council will use the information that you are providing in connection with processing your registration. The legal basis for processing your information is agreement with our Terms and Conditions

Data Protection

British Council complies with data protection law in the UK and laws in other countries that meet internationally accepted standards.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator.

For detailed information, please refer to the privacy section of our website, Privacy agreement or contact your local British Council office. We will keep your information for a period of 7 years from the time of collection.

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Privacy policy

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We collect and use personal information to offer individuals information, products and services.

This policy will apply in all locations where we operate, including where local regulations do not exist, to all forms of information – both electronic and physical – and to all systems used to collect, store, process or transfer information.

In countries where different privacy and data protection laws are in place, we will comply with those laws insofar as they meet internationally accepted privacy principles and fair information practices.



• protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information it collects, stores, transfers and processes in accordance with UK law and international good practice, and to meeting legal requirements and its contractual obligations

• explaining why it needs personal information and only asking for the personal  information it needs

• protecting the information it is given and making sure that only those who need access are able to gain it

• only sharing personal information within the British Council and with other organisations where such sharing is necessary or where it has the individual’s consent

• allowing people to request access to the personal information it holds on them and to complain if they believe it has mishandled their information

• not keeping personal information for longer than necessary

• taking measures to protect the rights and freedoms of individuals whose personal information may be transferred to countries with differing data protection laws

• ensuring that actual or suspected breaches of information security are reported to the British Council’s Information Security Officer and investigations are conducted as necessary

• applying these standards to its supply chain and delivery partners

• annually assessing and measuring the maturity of its information security.

We will provide adequate and appropriate resources to implement this policy and will ensure it is communicated and understood.

The British Council will review this global policy statement annually to reflect new legal and regulatory developments and ensure good practice.