Privacy Policy

Legal and Regulatory

Oxford Festival of the Arts comes under Magdalen College School, which is a Registered Charity (no. 295785) whose registered offices are at Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DZ (Registered company 2106661).

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site we will assume your tacit acceptance of use of cookies policy below, in line with guidelines from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files used on websites to track activity, remember preferences etc. They are small files which are stored on your device when you browse to certain pages and certain sites.

Cookies are used in as few places as possible on the Festival website, but a small number are required to be used for the site to operate correctly. When you access the site cookies will be stored on the device from which you are browsing. We do this to help us analyse the usefulness/popularity of the various parts of our site. No personal data is stored.

Of the small number of cookies required by our sites, the majority are “first party” or “session” cookies. They are used as you browse from page to page. They usually disappear when you close your web browser and are cookies controlled by us. Our website software makes use of Google Analytics cookies, which are first party cookies allowing us to optimise the website based on usage. A small number of cookies we use are “third party” cookies and arise as a result of web services we may link to, such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. These third parties will have their own cookie policies available for you to check. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Data protection law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 require site owners to obtain consent to use cookies from anyone browsing pages on which cookies are used. However, in such cases as cookies are “strictly necessary for the delivery of a service requested by the user”, consent is implied by continued access to the site and does not need to be explicitly given by the user. This is the situation pertaining to the Festival website.

Ticketsolve, the third party we use to sell tickets, have their own cookie policy, which you can find on their website.

Privacy Notice

All Festival activities are covered by the Privacy Notice of Magdalen College School, which is available for download here.  You can unsubscribe from receiving emails from the Festival at any time by emailing


This notice covers the activities of Magdalen College School, including the Waynflete Office (which includes fundraising activities and alumni relations), the Parents’ Association, and Oxford Festival of the Arts. For the purposes of relevant legislation, the school is the data controller for all areas of activity covered in this notice.

This notice has regard to Data Protection Legislation, including General Data Protection Legislation from May 25 2018. Guidance on GDPR from the Information Commissioner’s Office can be found here.


This policy is intended to provide information about how the Festival will use (or “process”) personal data about individuals including its staff and customers.

This information is provided because Data Protection Law gives individuals rights to understand how their data is used. All Festival customers are encouraged to read this Privacy Notice and understand our obligations to our entire community.


Responsibility for data protection lies with the Data Protection Lead, the Bursar of Magdalen College School, who will deal with all your requests and enquiries concerning the Festival’s use of your personal data and endeavour to ensure that all personal data is processed in compliance with the School’s policy and Data Protection Law.

Any comments or queries on this policy should be directed to

Formal written requests referred to in this policy should be addressed to:

The Bursar
Magdalen College School

If an individual believes that the Festival has not complied with this policy or acted otherwise than in accordance with Data Protection Law, they should notify the Bursar. You can also make a referral to or lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), although the ICO recommends that steps are taken to resolve the matter with the school before involving the regulator.