By using the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this statement.
What kind of information do we collect and how do we use it?
When you visit the Website, OUP may collect information and statistics that contain your identifying information including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, IP address, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access. We also keep details of your computer (e.g. information about your browser, computer (e.g. your operating system and settings). The information allows us to carry out internal research on our users’ interests, demographics and behaviour.
In addition, please note that we may combine all information (including anonymous information) which we collect about you (including those from other of our or our affiliates websites) so that we can better understand, and in turn, provide you and other customers with more customised and better information, products and services, viewing recommendations and advertising.
If you subscribe to or ask for further information about the Website, we ask for your name, email address, postal address, and other relevant personal information. Personal information submitted in this way is added to our access control database, hosted by a third party hosting company, and to our customer databases at OUP's and/or our affiliates' premises. This information will be updated if you inform us of any changes.
If you are a subscriber (which may be you as an individual or an institution to which you are affiliated) (including a subscriber on a trial basis), your personal information will be used to enable us to verify that you are a subscriber and to deliver any restricted content on the Website to you.
If you sign up to receive newsletters, we will ask you for your email address and your name and this information will be added to our customer databases.
We may use information in our customer databases to send you information about us, our affiliates, our products and services, and our affiliates' products and services that we think may be of interest to you electronically or otherwise.
We request personal information (such as your name, email address and other contact details) from you when you contact us with subscription management queries, technical problems, to comment on the Website, or when you ask for information about how to use the products and/or services made available on the Website. Personal information submitted by you via the "contact us" page will not be added to our customer databases and we request it simply so that we can respond to you about your query. Statistics regarding the types of queries submitted to us via the "contact us" page may be collated by us in aggregate form so that we can effectively monitor the Website and improve levels of service.
If you have asked for information or subscribed to restricted content on the Website in the past and no longer subscribe to such service and do not wish us to store information about you, please contact us and we will remove your details from our customer databases. We need to store information about current subscribers in order to fulfil our contractual requirements to you and grant you access to restricted content on the Website.
You may notify us either in writing or by telephone, fax or email that you object to being contacted or being contacted in a particular stated way. If you use more than one email address to communicate with us, please notify us of each email account you use. You may also contact us to ask what information we hold about you on our customer database.
When do we share information?
We do not sell your personal identifiable information to third parties.
We share your information with our affiliates including other entities within our group. In addition, we also share your Information with our affiliates, licensors and suppliers, which assist us in making the Website available to you (e.g. our hosting supplier).
If we believe that your use of the Website is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained through the Website about you to third parties to the extent that it is reasonably necessary in our opinion to prevent, remedy or take action in relation to such conduct.
We may also disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; in order to enforce or apply any agreements or licences with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of OUP, our employees, affiliates, licensors, suppliers, and/or our customers. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
If any part of our business (including those of our affiliates) is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers.
Interest based advertising
We may use the advertising network providers to show you other products or services you may be interested in. To find out more about the identity of the advertising network provider(s) and/or how to opt-out of viewing the advert(s), please point the cursor of your mouse on the top right hand corner of the advert(s) and left click.
Please note that the advertising network providers use “tracking cookies” as well as information collected from your browser and terminal equipment (that is, your computer, laptop, mobile phone or handheld device) when accessing our website.
While the third party advertisers may obtain your information via their advertising network solution, we do not provide any personally identifiable information to advertising network providers or third party advertisers.
Some of your personal information is stored at a data centre managed by our third party hosting company. The data centre managed by our third party hosting company is specifically designed to be physically secure and to admit authorised personnel only, who are contractually bound to keep all of our data confidential.
The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us, our affiliates or for one of our suppliers.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information including personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Updating Your Details
If any of the information that you have provided to OUP changes e.g. if you change your e-mail address, please let us know the correct details by contacting us.
This legal notice is subject to other legal notices appearing on our other websites, and to any expressly designated terms located on particular pages of the website. By using the Website, you are agreeing to the practices set out in this statement.
You may access certain parts of the Website without registering or providing OUP with your details.
As the information on the Website may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, Oxford University Press ("OUP", "we", "us" or "our") reserve the right to update the Website at our sole discretion. Thus, such information may be changed or updated without notice.
We reserve the right to make changes to this legal notice. Any changes we may make to this legal notice will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, we will also notify you by e-mail. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the Website.
Usernames and Passwords
Where you have registered on the Website and have been provided with a username and password, you agree not to make available your username and/or password to anyone. If there has been a disclosure of your username and/or password, you agree to notify us promptly of such disclosure so that OUP can take appropriate security measures and to provide you with a new username and password.
Under the licence to access restricted content on the Website accepted by a subscriber (which may be you as an individual or an institution to which you are affiliated) you are permitted for to:
1. search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content;
2. electronically save portions of restricted content; and/or
3. print out single copies of portions of restricted content
In each case, subject to any specific restrictions which appear on particular pages of the Website. Under the licence accepted by the subscriber, you may not:
1. remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear on the Website;
2. systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content for any purpose except as permitted by law or as authorised by OUP;
3. display or distribute any restricted content on any electronic network, including without limitation on the Internet and the World Wide Web (other than the institution’s secure network, where the subscriber is an institution);
4. permit anyone to access or use restricted content (other than other users authorised by the institution, where the subscriber is an institution); and/or
5. use any content on the Website whether restricted content or otherwise for any commercial use.
If you sign up to receive newsletters or subscribe to our web feed you may only use the material sent to you for non-commercial use. You may not:
1. remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in the material sent to you;
2. systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the material for any purpose except as permitted by law or as authorised by OUP;
3. display or distribute any part of the material on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web;
4. permit anyone to access or use the material; and/or
5. use all or any part of the material for any commercial use.
Intellectual Property Rights
We and/or our licensors are the owners of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and the Website and the materials on the Website are protected by intellectual property laws around the world including copyright and trade mark laws. Subject to the terms of this legal notice and any other licence agreements between you and OUP, all such rights are reserved and no materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without our prior written permission. Oxford University Press, OUP, Oxford and/or any other names of products or services provided by Oxford University Press and referred to on the Website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Oxford University Press.
Notwithstanding the foregoing and where applicable, copyright in each illustration that appears on the Website is owned by the rights holder(s) and all rights are reserved. No illustration from the Website may be copied, modified, published or broadcast or otherwise distributed.
Oxford University Press makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on the Website for any purpose. All such information is provided "as is" and with a specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. Oxford University Press makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this Website will be uninterrupted, error-free or that the Website or the server that hosts the Website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code.
You are solely responsible for your choice in selecting this Website product.
In no event shall Oxford University Press, its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of opportunity, loss of data, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated savings or loss of profits resulting from the use of the Website even if OUP has been advised of such loss.
Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, OUP's liability arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website and/or this legal notice whether in contract, tort, misrepresentation, under statute or otherwise will not exceed the price you paid for your subscription to access this Website.
Neither party's liability for personal injury or death caused by negligence or for fraud is excluded or limited.
The exclusion and limitation set out in this legal notice 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 which you have with Oxford University Press in respect of the use of any online service provided via the Website.
Links to other websites are provided by OUP in good faith and for information only. OUP disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any website linked to the Website.
In addition, a link to a non-OUP website does not mean that OUP endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website or the products and/or services offered on such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojans and other items of a destructive nature.
While we endeavour to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
Portions of our Website may allow users to post their own material. Materials posted by users do not necessarily reflect the views of OUP. By posting materials on our Website, 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, that such material is not technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data), nor will such materials be defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable.
OUP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material posted by users that OUP deems defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, OUP expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through our Website.
Any material you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential.In posting material to the Website you grant OUP a worldwide irrevocable royalty-free licence to use, analyse, publish, display, communicate to the public and exploit such material in all languages in any form or medium whatsoever (and to sub-license all such rights). You waive any moral rights in any content you upload to our Website (including but not limited to the right to be identified as the author). We will normally credit you but you agree that we are not obliged to do so. In posting material to any part of the Website you agree to abide by any applicable guidelines on the website. .
Suspension and Termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this legal notice through your use of the Website. When a breach of this legal notice has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate including but not limited to blocking without warning or discussion any user who does not adhere to this legal notice, and removing all previous posts and contributions.
Failure to comply with this legal notice may result in immediate temporary or permanent withdrawal of your access to and/or right to use the Website
Global Nature of Websites
You recognise the global nature of the Website and thus, agree to comply with all applicable local laws in your jurisdiction when using the Website.
Information we publish on the Website may contain references or cross-references to our services and/or products offered that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that we intend to announce such services and/or products in your country.
You agree that this legal notice shall be exclusively governed in accordance with the laws of and the courts in England and Wales. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this legal notice will preclude OUP from applying to any court to bring an action for the infringement of its intellectual property rights.
If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website, please contact us.
Note on proprietary status
Oxford Dictionaries Online includes some words which have or are asserted to have proprietary status as trade marks or otherwise. Their inclusion does not imply that they have acquired for legal purposes a non-proprietary or general significance nor any other judgement concerning their legal status. In cases where the editorial staff have some evidence that a word has proprietary status this is indicated in the entry for that word but no judgement concerning the legal status of such words is made or implied thereby.
Updated on: 18th July 2016
Effective on: 18th July 2016