Privacy & Security
OUP is committed to protecting your privacy online. Our policy explains how we will do this.
What information do we collect?
- We collect email addresses.
- Registration: on some parts of the site we ask you to register, and if you do we ask for your name, email address, geographical address, and other personal information.
- From time to time we will ask you for further information, for example if you make a purchase or enter a competition.
How do we use your information?
We use the information to help us understand more about how our web site is used, to improve our site, and to send you information about us and our products which we think may be of interest to you, both electronically or otherwise.
In the case of our online publications available through subscription, your personal information may be used to enable us to verify you are a subscriber and to deliver the online publication to you.
Unless you have informed us that you do not wish to receive further information about our products and those of our affiliates and partners, we and they may send you direct mail.
When do we share information?
We do not sell your personal information to others.
We share your information with our associated companies, including OUP Inc in the USA and Oxford Publishing Limited and our agents and distributors.
We publish many journals on behalf of learned societies. Where you subscribe to a journal, we may share your subscription details with the society for whom we publish the journal, which they may use to invite you to join the society, or for other conferences and events organized by or for the society.
Some of our products are hosted by third parties but we agree with those third parties that they will keep your information secure and not use it for other purposes.
If you sign up for services that are managed or offered by other organizations, they will obtain your information.
A number of other people's web sites have links on our site. If you link to their sites, they may collect information, and such sites are not within our control and are not covered by this privacy statement.
If we believe that your use of the site is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained through the site about you to the extent that it is reasonably necessary in our opinion to prevent, remedy or take action in relation to such conduct.
All personal and credit card information is encoded using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology before being sent over the Internet. To protect your data further, your credit card information is always stored in encrypted form in a database that is away from our Web site database, so it isn't connected to the Internet. Credit card transactions are issued a digital certificate, ensuring that your data can only be read by our transaction system as long as your browser shows its secure mode symbol (such as a key or closed lock).
Some of our pages are specially designed for children. We do not send unsolicited direct email to users who have indicated on registering on those pages that they are under 13. Children under 13 should ask a parent, guardian or teacher for permission before sending us information online.
Our Partners Throughout the World
As a major international publisher, committed to the widest possible dissemination of scholarship and learning, OUP has links with other organizations throughout the world. We exchange information with our branches, associated companies and parties, including our distributors and sales agents, throughout the world. From time to time we may transfer information about you in order to improve our services, but where we do so we make it a term of our agreement with our partners that they will respect the confidentiality of that information.
Your use of this web site hosted by Oxford University Press and/or its various affiliates or subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "Oxford") is subject to the following terms and conditions:
Copyright and Trade Marks
All materials on this web site are the copyright of Oxford or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved. The materials on this web site may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission of Oxford.
Oxford University Press, Oxford and/or any other names of products or services provided by Oxford and referred to on this web site are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Oxford.
Oxford makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on this web site for any purpose. All such information is provided "as is" and with specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. Oxford makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this web site will be uninterrupted , error-free or that the web site or the server that hosts the web site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code. In no event shall Oxford, its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from the use of this web site. This exclusion and limitation only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written licence or subscription agreement from Oxford in respect of the use of any online service provided via this web site.
Links to other web sites are provided by Oxford in good faith and for information only. Oxford disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any web site linked to this site.
Portions of this site may allow users to post their own material. Materials posted by users do not necessarily reflect the views of Oxford. By posting materials on this site, you represent that you have all necessary rights in and to such materials and that such materials will not infringe any personal or proprietary rights of any third parties, nor will such materials be defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
Oxford reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material posted by users which Oxford deems defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Oxford expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through this web site.
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Many banks are now introducing an extra level of security for online purchases called 3D-Secure. This aims to reduce the opportunity for fraud in online transactions. During the check-out process, you may be asked by your bank either to register or, if you already have registered, to provide a password or a second PIN. You will find this happening as you use other online stores. Mastercard call this 'Mastercard SecureCode' and VISA call it 'Verified by Visa'.