Education International

Privacy Policy

Manchester Education International Ltd. (“we”, “us”, “our”, “MEI”)
honours and respects the rights of its employees, customers, partners andother users, including website and mobile application visitors, to privacy anddata protection. We are fully committed to complying with the provisions of allapplicable Data Protection legislation and regulations such as the DataProtection Act.. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) details how MEI collects, uses,shares, and retains personally identifiable information provided by users of ourwebsite ( and/or mobile applications. The policy will becontinuously assessed and updated against new technologies, business practices,regulatory changes and the evolving needs of MEI. The Policy is effective as ofand last updated on 5th May 2022.

Data Controller

MEIis incorporated in England and Wales under company number 08682327 withregistered office at Camellia House, Mauldeth Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport,Cheshire, SK4 3QUand is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, the UK's DataProtection Authority.

MEI operates the website www.manchesteredu.comand/or associatedmobile applications (“website”,“app”,“Services”). MEI is the data controller for allpersonal data collected via company Services. This means that MEI isresponsible for deciding what personal data is

collected, held and used. MEIimplements appropriate data security measures to protect the data fromunauthorised access and loss, as laid out in the Security section of thisPolicy. Byuse of the MEI website and mobile applications to provide personal data to MEI,you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to terms of thisPrivacy Policy, you must not use the Services or should provide personal datato us by an alternative route of your choice.

Information Collected by MEI

MEI collects and processes personal data when you use our Services and/or interactwith us, and when you register with us. This includes:
• Name and job title
• Nationality and gender
• Age/date of birth
• Contact information including email address
• Child’s school, academic performance and interests
• Financial information where relevant
• Marketing preferences, including any consents you have given
• Communications that you may send to us

What MEI does with the information collected

MEI uses this information for the following reasons:
In order to provide services to you.

Someof this information may be personal information. MEI may use it in order to:

• Verifyyour identity for security purposes

Provideyou with our services

Communicatewith you

Provideyou with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain themost from using our website and/or mobile applications.

Information MEI processes with your consent

Throughcertain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us,such as when you browse the MEI website or ask MEI to provide you withmoreinformation about our business, including job opportunities and our services,you are providing your consent for MEI to process information that may include personal information. Wherever possible, MEI aims to obtain your explicitconsent to process this information. Sometimes you might give your consentimplicitly,such as when you send us a message by email to which you wouldreasonably expect MEI to reply. Except where you have consented to MEI’s use of your information for a specific purpose, MEI does not use your information inany way that would identify you personally. We may aggregate it in a generalway and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor theperformance of a particular page on the MEI website. If you have given MEI explicitpermission to do so, we may from time to time pass your name and contact information to selected associates whom we consider may provide services orproducts that you would find useful.

• Onoccasions where MEI asks you for consent, we will use the personal data only forthe purpose which we specified at that time.

MEI mayuse the information to improve our products and services.

MEIuses cookies and similar technologies in accordance with our Cookies Policy hereinand the information provided to you when those technologies are used.

For purposes which are required by law:

for DBSchecks on suppliers such as host families and drivers;

inresponse to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting aninvestigation.

Informationwe process for the purpose of legitimate interests.

MEI may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either toyou or to us, of doing so. Where MEI processes your information on this basis,

we do so after having given careful consideration to:

whetherthe same objective could be achieved through other means

whetherprocessing (or not processing) may cause you harm

whetheryou would expect MEI to process your data, and whether you would consider itreasonable to do so.

Information provided may be shared with third parties
Your personal data may be shared with other organisations which are workingwith MEI to provide direct services to you. Some of your personal data may beshared with other organisations, such as insurers and organisations whichconduct safety checks.MEI will also need to share personal data with thirdparty service providers, such as web hosting and maintenance companies, DBSchecking organisations, providers of host families, transport companies,education consultants, etc. Personal data may also be shared with governmentauthorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for security purposes,or if mandated by law or if required for the
legal protection of MEI’slegitimate interests in compliance with the applicable laws.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive byyour web browser when you visit any website. Once you agree, the file is addedand thecookies help to analyse web traffic or let you know when you visit aparticular site. Cookies allow a website to tailor its operations to your ownneeds, and also
provide the website owner with statistics about how you usedthe website so that it can be improved.

MEI’s website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on ourserver, and by software operated by third parties who are providing services to us.

Overall, cookies help MEI to provide you with a better website byenabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. Acookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you,other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automaticallyaccept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to declinecookies if you prefer. They should also allow you to prevent or limit their usebut this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


MEI uses all reasonable measures to safeguard personally identifiableinformation. The implemented measures will be appropriate to the   type of information maintained and comply with all relevant legislation governing protection ofpersonal information. Measures are implemented to preserve the confidentiality,integrity and availability of the personal information. MEI has put in placeappropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from beingaccidentally lost, used, accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.In addition, ME strictly limits access to your personal data to thoseemployees, contractors or agents who have a legitimate business need to haveaccess to that data. The employees, contractors or agents will process yourpersonal data in accordance with our instructions. They will be subject to aduty of confidentiality and due care with respect to handling the personaldata. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data securitybreach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breachwhere we are legally required to do so. Our employees are requested to stayalert as to privacy issues and training is updated when appropriate as to datasecurity and information protection.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Where appropriate and only for the legitimate business needs of MEI, wemay provide links to third-party web sites, or advertisements which containlinks to third-party sites. These links are provided as a service to websiteusers. The linked third-party websites are operated by independent entitiesthat have their own privacy policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply tosuch other websites or to the use that those entities make of your information.MEI has no control over the content displayed on such sites, nor over themeasures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the privacy of yourinformation. MEI's website may also serve third party advertisements, or othercontent that contains their own cookies or tracking technologies. MEI does notcontrol the use of those technologies.Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of anyinformation which you provide whilst visiting such websites and such websitesare not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and checkthe privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

Privacy Rights

You can request details of personalinformation which we hold about you, or to review or update your personalinformation. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, pleasewrite to MEI, Camellia House, Mauldeth Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 3QU,UK. Upon receiving the request, we will informyou when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we requireany fee for providing it to you, such as postage, etc.

In addition to the rights of access,review and correction, you have the right to object to your personal data beingprocessed for any particular purpose, or to request that we stop using yourinformation. If you wish to exercise these rights, pleasee-mail or send a letter marked "DataProtection" to the MEI registered office at Camellia House,Mauldeth Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 3QU, UK. If you havefurther concerns about how we use your personal data, you also have the rightto make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO),the data protection authority for the UK. Please visit for moredetails on your data protection rights and how to contact them.

Retention Period
Retentionperiod of personal data MEI retains your personal data only for as long as anycontract exits with you to enable us to provide you with requested services, oris required by law, or to support a claim or defence in court.