Privacy policy

We collect data about visits to the Education Estonia website to get feedback on the use of the website.

The data is collected in accordance with these Privacy Policies. You can find information on what kind of data is collected, for what purpose and who has access to them. You can also find instructions on how to use your own rights related to data protection and privacy control.

Please find time to read our privacy policy. If you have any questions, please contact us using the contact details below.

1. The controller of personal data

1.1 Foundation Education Estonia is the controller of your personal data. Our contact information can be found here.

1.2. The Education Estonia Data Protection Officer can be contacted by e-mail at

2. Data to be collected and their use

2.1. Cookies

2.1.1. A cookie is a data block stored in text format in your web browser, which is sent to the homepage every time you make a query there. This way the server can distinguish your query from others and provide you with personalized data. Cookies can be used, for example, to sign in to the homepage, save preferences and remember the contents of the shopping cart, so you do not need to re-enter them.

2.1.2. The Education Estonia website uses cookies to collect the following information: IP address, browsing information (which websites, time spent on websites), system data, and preferences.

2.1.3. The Google Analytics tool places and uses cookies to track website traffic and user interaction with web pages. From there, Education Estonia receives data that helps to monitor the traffic of the website visitors’ on the pages and analyze it so that we can improve the visitor experience with future developments.

2.1.4. Education Estonia needs cookies for technical functioning and improvement of the website. This is based on Education Estonia‘s legitimate interest in informing the general public about the services and contact information provided while ensuring the ease of use of the website.

2.1.5. Cookies can be verified and deleted as desired. You can do this in the web browser you are using. It is possible to delete all cookies that have already been saved to your device and prevent further use of cookies. It may at the same time restrict the use of the various websites you use, since such a change does not apply only to the Education Estonia website.

2.2. Browsing statistics

2.2.1. Education Estonia collects statistical data to help us increase the ease of use of our website, to improve the service, and finding out what users are looking for. Including, in particular, on what information and pages are most important to visitors, which language is preferred, how often our site is visited, what browser, operating system, resolution, and setting are used, which part of the website is more read, the unique visits, the time of visit, and which regions visitors come from.

2.2.2. Education Estonia uses the Google Analytics tool which allows to gather and analyze the information above for collecting data. See more information for Google Analytics here.

2.2.3. You can disable data collection by Google Analytics in your browser at any time. You can find directions here.

2.2.4. The aim of the collection of the aforementioned data is to ensure ease of use of the website, and it is based on the legitimate interest of Education Estonia to use of public funds entrusted to it to maintain the website in such a way that the website fulfills its goals in the best possible way.

2.3. Logs

2.3.1. Education Estonia’s homepage is hosted by a server that can store your inquiries (the web address you want to open, the browser and device you use, IP address, and access time). These data are used only for technical purposes – to ensure the proper functioning and security of the website and to investigate cases where there may be a security risk.

2.3.2. The aim of the collection of the aforementioned data is to ensure the technical accessibility and security of the website, and it is based on the legitimate interest of Education Estonia to informing the public about the services offered and of contact details.

2.4. Marketing

Education Estonia is not engaged in direct marketing.

2.5. Profiling

Education Estonia does not create individual profiles on visitors.

2.6. Access to data

2.6.1. Only the staff of the Education Estonia Communications and IT Centers Access have access to the statistical information of the visitors of the webpage as they are responsible for analyzing and updating the website’s data.

2.6.2. Education Estonia’s partners working on website development, administration or hosting may have access to technical log files.

2.6.3. The Google Analytics tool provider, with access to the collected statistical data, is Google LLC. This is a large company that has taken steps to comply with the European Union’s privacy standards (EU–US Privacy Shield Data Protection Framework).

2.6.4. Google assumes the following obligations to users of the Google Analytics tool.

2.7 Data storage time

2.7.1. We use the collected statistical data for analyzes for up to three years.

2.7.2. Cookies are temporary. They will either expire immediately upon closing the browser, or apply for a day, week, or month, in some cases they may last up to a year.

2.8. Your rights regarding your data and how to enforce them

2.8.1. You can contact the employees responsible for data protection through e-mail You are legally entitled to:

  • request confirmation of processing of your personal data, access your personal data and receive information about them (purpose of the processing, processor(s), sources, etc.);
  • ask for the correction, deletion or limitation of processing of your personal data or to object to such processing of personal data;
  • withdraw your consent for the processing of personal data.

2.8.2. Your rights are derived, in particular, from the the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

2.8.3. You can disable cookies in your browsers.

3. Right to complain and notification of breach

3.1. If you believe that your privacy rights have been violated, you may file a complaint with the Data Protection Inspectorate or, if you are resident in another EU Member State, to the competent authority of the country concerned.

3.2. If a personal data breach is likely to constitute a serious threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we will inform the data subject of the personal data breach without an unjustified delay.