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. The information collected may include information relating to your behaviour and navigation on the Website. This information allows us to carry out internal research on our users’ interests, demographics and behaviour so that we can better understand, and in turn, provide better information, products and services to you and other customers.
If you register to use the Oxford Dictionaries API via the Website, we may ask for your name, email address, postal address, and other relevant personal information. Personal information submitted in this way is added to our Oxford Dictionaries API access control database, our Oxford Dictionaries API management platform database which is hosted and operated by a third party 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 registered user, your personal information will be used to enable us to verify that you are a registered user and to deliver any restricted content and functionality on the Website to you. If we have assigned an App ID and App Key to you, we will store that information with the personal information you submitted.
We (or our third party providers and partners) may store and process any information submitted via a call to the Oxford Dictionaries API using the App ID and App Key assigned to you. We may analyse such information and combine it with similar information from other users of the Oxford Dictionaries API in order to maintain and develop the Oxford Dictionaries API.
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 account 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 in this way 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 Website may be collated by us in aggregate form so that we can effectively monitor the Website and improve levels of service.
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 information to third parties.
We share your information within OUP. 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 and our Oxford Dictionaries API management platform supplier).
Where we use third party tools, for example, Google Analytics, to assist us with the Website, these service providers may collect certain data from your visits to the Website including, for example, the web address of the page that you're visiting, and your IP address. They may also set cookies on your browser or read cookies that are already there. For further information on how Google uses this data, please go to: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
If we believe that your use of the Website or the Oxford Dictionaries API 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.
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. By using the Website, you consent to these transfers.
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 the 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 email address, please let us know the correct details by contacting us.