|Subscriber home page|
Effective from: 10 January 2013
By using the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography web site, 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 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 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.
When you register for a free trial, ask for further information about the Oxford DNB, or subscribe to the Oxford DNB, we ask for your name, e-mail 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 Oxford DNB to you.
When you sign up to receive Oxford DNB News or Life of the Day by email we 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, e-mail address and other contact details) from you when you contact us with subscription management queries, technical problems, to comment on the Oxford DNB, or when you ask for information about how to use the products and/or services made available on the Oxford DNB. 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 registered for a free trial, asked for information, or subscribed to the Oxford DNB in the past and no longer use the service and do not wish us to store information about you, please contact us and we will remove your details from our customer database. We need to store information about current subscribers and free triallers in order to fulfil our contractual requirements to you and in order to deliver the Oxford DNB to you.
You may notify us either in writing or by telephone, fax or e-mail that you object to being contacted or being contacted in a particular stated way. If you use more than one e-mail address to communicate with us, please notify us of each e-mail account you use.
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).
If we believe that your use of the Oxford DNB 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.
SecuritySome 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.
Access to our customer databases is only given on a 'need to know basis'.
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. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By using the Website, you consent to these transfers.
Updating your detailsIf 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 sending an e-mail to at email@example.com if you are in the Americas or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are outside the Americas.
Legal NoticeThis legal notice is specific to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and overrides any other legal notices appearing elsewhere on Oxford University Press websites. By using the Website, you are agreeing to the practices set out in this statement.
You may access certain parts of the Oxford DNB without registering or providing OUP with your details.
As the information on the Oxford DNB 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 PasswordsWhere you have registered on the Oxford DNB site 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.
SubscribersUnder the licence to access restricted content on the Oxford DNB accepted by a Subscriber to the Oxford DNB (which may be you as an individual or an institution to which you are affiliated) you are permitted to:
Your card will be automatically charged each month until you cancel your subscription.
Intellectual Property RightsWe and/or our licensors are the owners of all intellectual property rights in the Oxford DNB, and the Oxford DNB and the materials on the Oxford DNB 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. 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 Oxford DNB is owned by the rights holder(s) named in ‘Picture Details’ window for that illustration. All rights are reserved. No illustration from the Website may be copied, modified, published or broadcast or otherwise distributed.
DisclaimerOxford University Press makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on the Oxford DNB 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 Oxford DNB 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 Oxford DNB 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 Oxford DNB.
LinksLinks 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 Oxford DNB.
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.
Service AccessWhile we endeavour to ensure that the Oxford DNB 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 Oxford DNB may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Oxford DNB any material:
Global Nature of WebsitesYou recognise the global nature of the Oxford DNB and thus, agree to comply with all applicable local laws in your jurisdiction when using the Website.
Information we publish on the Oxford DNB 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.
Governing LawYou 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.
QueriesIf you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website, please contact email@example.com if you are in the Americas or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are outside the Americas.
Thank you for visiting the Website.
Digimarc and the Digimarc logo are registered trademarks of Digimarc Corporation. The "Digimarc Digital Watermarking" Web Button is a trademark of Digimarc Corporation, used with permission.