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Frequently Asked Questions:Privacy & Security


Privacy & Security


What is your privacy policy?

OUP is committed to protecting your privacy online.Click here for the details of our Privacy Policy.

We may also use cookies. For an explanation, see the section on cookies below.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files which many web sites transfer to your hard disk. They can inform the web site what pages you visit, and your preferences, which enable web sites to provide you with a more personalized service. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or to warn you before accepting them.

We use cookies, but most parts of our site can be accessed even if your cookies are turned off. You may find there are parts of the site which you cannot access if your cookies are turned off.

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.

Unless you have informed us that you do not wish to receive further information about our products and services, we may send you direct mail.

When do we share information?

Please see our Privacy Policy for details on information sharing.

 

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.

Security
Personal information

All personal information is encoded using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology before being sent over the Internet. It is ensured that your personal information is kept secure as long as your browser shows its secure mode symbol (such as a key or closed lock).

Credit card information

All credit card information is encrypted and transferred to your credit card company by Sony Payment Services Inc. under a highly secured environment.

To make the most of the security on our site, we recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 or higher or the latest version of Google Chrome™, Mozilla Firefox® or Apple Safari®. We also recommend setting your browser's preferences to accept cookies and enable JavaScript.

Legal Notice

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.

Disclaimer

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

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.

Please click here for our Legal Notice.

How secure is your ordering process?

The security system we use is highly secure and has been adopted by many other retailers for online purchases. Whenever we are handling credit card details or other personal information, we do so on a secure server (look out for the padlock icon appearing in your browser) so that your details are encrypted.

The OUP website credit card payment process also complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. In other words, we are PCI Compliant.