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Frequently Asked Questions:Privacy & Security

Privacy & Security

What is your privacy policy?

We are committed to protecting your personal information and respecting data protection laws around the world. For more information, read our Privacy Policy and what information OUP collects.

Use of Cookies

OUP uses cookies and other technologies to collect information on the website. The collection of such information helps OUP to facilitate your browsing of the website; it enables us to improve the website, to promote trust and safety and to monitor the web page flow of the website. If you decline all cookies, you may not be able to access some parts of the website, and some features may not function properly or be available to you.

Please see our Cookie Policy for more information.

How do we use your information?

We use the information to help us understand more about how our website 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.

How do we share information?

For details about how we share information, please read our Privacy Policy and what information OUP collects.

If you sign up for services that are managed or offered by other organizations, they will obtain your information.

Several third party websites 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.

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.


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.

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.