Aim for Oxford — Privacy Statement


Data protection

In the course of completing this application form, you have provided information about yourself (‘personal data’). We (Christ Church and St Anne’s College) are the ‘data controller’ for this information, which means we decide how to use it and are responsible for looking after it in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and associated data protection legislation.


How we use your data

We will use your data to process your application for Aim for Oxford. Using your data in this way is necessary for a task that we carry out in the public interest (i.e. running events to promote access to Higher Education) and to meet our legitimate interests in promoting applications to the University. We will only use your data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another related reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your data for an unrelated purpose, we will seek your consent to use it for that new purpose.


Who has access to your data?

Access to your data within the University will be provided to those who need to view it as part of their work in carrying out the purposes described above. Where we share your data with a third party, we will seek to share the minimum amount necessary. We will add some of your data to the Higher Education Access Tracker database (HEAT, which we use to record information about our outreach activities and those who take part in them.  HEAT is a shared database used by a variety of organisations to identify which activities are most helpful in preparing students for higher education and progressing to employment. Users include the University, its colleges, student organisations, educational charities and relevant public bodies (e.g. UCAS). The data added to HEAT comprises your personal details (name, gender, date of birth, postcode and school) and the events or activities in which you have participated. You can read further details about how your data on HEAT is used here:



Retaining your data

We will only retain your data for as long as we need it to meet our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.


Where we store and use your data

We store and use your data on University premises, in both a manual and electronic form.

Your rights

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:


Depending on the circumstances and the nature of your request it may not be possible for us to do what you have asked, for example, where there is a statutory or contractual requirement for us to process your data and it would not be possible to fulfil our legal obligations if we were to stop.  Further information on your rights is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


If you want to exercise any of the rights described above or are dissatisfied with the way we have used your information, you should contact the University’s Information Compliance Team at The same email address may be used to contact the University’s Data Protection Officer. We will seek to deal with your request without undue delay, and in any event in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. Please note that we may keep a record of your communications to help us resolve any issues which you raise.


If you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the ICO at



If you wish to raise any queries or concerns about our use of your data, please contact us at or