Oxford Business News

Privacy Policy

1. Our guiding privacy principles

Oxford Business News ('OBN') is committed to upholding your privacy as a valued member, prospective member, customer or user of this or any other Oxford Business News website. The personal data about you that we collect, process or use ('Data') is held securely and treated in accordance with this Policy. Whenever you give us Data, you are consenting to its collection and use as explained at the time of collection and in this Policy, including our use of 'cookies' (see section 7).

We operate an integrated communications programme which means we use your Data to communicate with you through several different channels, including direct mail and email (see sections 4 and 5). Our aim is to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news from the Oxford Business News, however if you feel you no longer wish to receive direct mail or email communications from us, you are able to 'opt out' of them individually at any time (see section 6). If you would like to contact us at any time with regard to this Policy or its contents please contact: The Oxford Business News through our website

2. What personal data do we collect?

If you visit the Oxford Business News website, your Internet Protocol ('IP') address and other information relating to your visit will be tracked by a method called URL Rewriting where the link (URL) to any page on the site has a unique session ID appended to it (see section 7 for more details).

If you wish to interact with oxford-business-news.com, you can either do so by registering as a member or as viewing as a guest. As a member you gain access to more content (see membership section of the site). To become a member you will need to subscribe and confirm your details or register. That process will involve you providing us with Data about you such as your name, address, email address and job title. Similar and other Data such as your number of years' business experience and previous companies may be requested if, either online through oxford-business-news.com or by email, or by post, in person or telephone, you order Oxford Business News products or services or apply for Oxford Business News membership.

After you first request information from the Oxford Business News, book to attend an Oxford Business News event, provide us with your business card at an Oxford Business News event, purchase any other Oxford Business News goods or services, or become a registered user of oxford-business-news.com or an Oxford Business News member, we will collect other Data such as when you request information or publications, sign up for conferences or other Oxford Business News events or surveys. When you order certain goods and services from the Oxford Business News you will be asked for further Data such as your credit card details and expiry date and to verify the delivery address where relevant.

3. Disclosure of information

The Oxford Business News's use of your Data for any of the purposes disclosed in this Policy, or any other purposes disclosed in any separate communication, may involve the Oxford Business News sharing it with third party suppliers such as contractors, agents or professional advisers appointed by the Oxford Business News to assist the Oxford Business News in providing Oxford Business News services, facilities and products. These may include entities located in countries outside the European Economic Area (currently the European Union and Iceland , Liechtenstein and Norway ), who will be required to comply with our strict privacy requirements, and to demonstrate that they follow best practice guidelines for data protection. In no other case, unless obliged to do so by law, will the Oxford Business News sell, rent, lease or otherwise share your Data with third parties, unless you have provided your specific, positive and unambiguous consent.

4. What we use your data for

Data about you provided to the Oxford Business News will be used for the purposes described at the time of collection. It may also be used for the other purposes described in this Policy. For instance, Data will be used by the Oxford Business News to record oxford-business-news.com usage patterns and your use of the Oxford Business News's other services, goods and facilities, thus helping us to administer these effectively and provide the highest possible level of service. It also helps us better understand your needs and interests. If you are an Oxford Business News member your Data may be used to send you, by post or by email, any Oxford Business News publications made available to Oxford Business News members including regular monthly newsletters and updates on regional events and activities. It will also be used for Oxford Business News administrative purposes such as membership renewal reminders. If you are not an Oxford Business News member your Data may be used to send you regular updates about the latest information and services available from the Oxford Business News, by post or email. We will always require you to supply an email address when you complete a transaction on oxford-business-news.com for email confirmation and administration purposes. However, when capturing your email address we may also offer you the chance to 'opt in' to receive other email communications. If you do not ask to be sent these communications, you will only receive email for administration purposes. Data may also be used to send Oxford Business News members and non-members promotional communications as described in the 'Promotional Communications' - section 5 below.

5. Promotional communications

Unless you have previously opted out of receiving such communications (see 'Opting out' - section 6), your Data will be used by the Oxford Business News for marketing, advertising and promotions ('Promotions'). These Promotions may advertise Oxford Business News events and other Oxford Business News services, goods and facilities, some of which are offered to you in partnership with specially selected partners of the Oxford Business News. Because of this, Data may be shared with them solely for the purpose of informing you of such Oxford Business News events, services, goods and facilities. Other Promotional communications may also invite you to participate in surveys or prize events sponsored by third parties. These third parties will have been specially selected by the Oxford Business News and third party Promotions will not result in your Data coming into the third party's possession unless you give separate consent to this occurring, for example if you participate in a survey or prize draw or subsequently place an order with the third party. In that event please check notices supplied by that third party for information as to how they will make use of your Data. Promotional communications may be made by post, facsimile, or email. In the case of email communications these will only be sent to you if you have opted into the Oxford Business News's use of email to communicate with you on these matters. For more details on how you can opt in or out of email communications please visit www.oxford-business-news.com.

6. Opting out

You may at any time opt out of any future Oxford Business News communication, digital or non-digital, Promotional or non-Promotional. If you wish to opt out of receiving postal communications please contact the Oxford Business News Membership Department (contact details in section 1). If you wish to opt out of email communications please use the 'Unsubscribe' link provided and follow the instructions. Alternatively you can go to www.oxford-business-news.com and change your email subscriptions or contact the Oxford Business News Membership department (contact details in section 1). Cookies A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent from our web server to your browser when you visit oxford-business-news.com. It is stored on your hard drive. There are several types of cookie that are used to keep track of information needed by a site user as they travel from page to page within a website. We use a method called URL Rewriting where the link (URL) to any page on the site has a unique session ID appended to it. This allows oxford-business-news.com to track a user's behaviour without the need to write a temporary cookie to their PC's hard drive. Other types of cookie can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are normally facilitated by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as 'third party' cookies. These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are "harvested" and "refreshed" whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used. We will not use any of this data to identify you personally, it is used only to monitor and improve oxford-business-news.com. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful cookies. Choose an option that rejects all third party and long lived cookies.

7. Supplementary information

We may supplement your personal data with other Data about you we have received from third parties, provided that they have obtained and shared that Data with us in a manner that is compliant with all relevant laws and codes. For instance a third party may be used to verify your payment details. We may also combine Data about your purchasing habits with similar. Data about you to create a personalised user profile. We can then use this to send you communications which are more likely to be of interest to you.

8. Maintaining the information we hold about you

The Oxford Business News aims to keep the Data it holds about you accurate and up to date. If at any time you want to verify, update or amend any Data we hold about you or if you become aware of possible errors or inaccuracies in that Data, please visit www.oxford-business-news.com/amend where you are able to view and amend your details online (you will need to be logged in using your username and password). Alternatively contact the Oxford Business News Membership department (contact details are in section 1). If you wish to opt out of further use of your Data for any purpose, please refer to Section 6 on 'Opting Out.'

9. Links to third party sites

Oxford-business-news.com may contain links to other sites, provided as a convenience to you. You are under no obligation to use these sites, but if you choose to do so, please be aware that these sites have separate content, privacy and data collection policies. Please refer to these before interacting with the site. The Oxford Business News cannot accept responsibility for any use of your Data by these sites.

10. Surveys

The Oxford Business News may from time to time invite you to participate in surveys. This may occur online or using other communication channels. Anonymity of individual respondents and protection of personal details will be maintained except where you have expressly granted permission to the contrary. Information gathered through surveys will be researched and compiled on an aggregated basis and results may be published on oxford-business-news.com or elsewhere. Such results will not identify you. The information will be used to help us formulate our policy positions and to monitor or improve oxford-business-news.com and Oxford Business News products and services.

11. Security

The Oxford Business News places great importance on the security of all Data associated with our members, customers, registered users of oxford-business-news.com and other contacts. We have security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of Data under our control. Unfortunately no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot warrant the absolute security of any Data you transmit to us online or to any other persons providing products or services online through oxford-business-news.com. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your passwords in your possession and/or any account information in your control.

12. Transactions

As part of our commitment to offering you a wide range of products and services, we enable you to make purchases from us or sometimes direct from a third party seller ('Seller'). If you choose to make a transaction direct with a Seller, for instance online through oxford-business-news.com or an Oxford Business News email, we will make it clear that you are being transferred to the Seller. Offline, it will be clear from the marketing communication if you are being asked to contact the Seller direct to place an order. This is important because when you choose to order direct from the Seller, you become their customer and use of your data is then the Seller's responsibility and subject to any Privacy Policy Policy which they may have. If you order products or services from the Oxford Business News, an outside delivery company where relevant and a credit card processing company may be used to fulfil the order and process payment. In these instances these companies do not retain, share, store or otherwise use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

13. Oxford Business News Business Directory

If you subscribe to the Oxford Business News Business Directory then information you submit will be available to all oxford-business-news.com users. Please exercise caution before disclosing any information in these circumstances, particularly personal information about you or anybody else. For instance you, or an identified third party, may receive unsolicited Promotional communications as a result, for which the Oxford Business News cannot be responsible.

14. Notification of changes

The Oxford Business News reserves the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Policy at any time and users are encouraged to review this Policy from time to time. Any changes to the Policy will be highlighted on the oxford-business-news.com homepage and the previous Policy will be available on oxford-business-news.com for at least six months after the change has come into effect. Terms & Conditions The following Terms and Conditions govern your use of this Web Site (the "oxford-business-news.com site") and your relationship with the Oxford Business News ( "we/us"). By using the oxford-business-news.com site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

These Terms and Conditions may change without further notice to you and we recommend you check the Terms and Conditions when you use the oxford-business-news.com site. Reliance All information included on the oxford-business-news.com site is intended for information purposes only and does not represent advice, except for specific advice sought and obtained from the Information and Advisory Service. We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information contained on the oxford-business-news.com site, and you should take appropriate precaution to verify it. We cannot agree that the service will be fault free. If a fault occurs in the service we will attempt to correct the fault as soon as we reasonably can. Your access to the site may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs or maintenance.


If you register with us you confirm that you are at least eighteen years of age. The details provided by you on registration or at any time are important. The registered user undertakes to ensure that they are correct and complete. You undertake to inform us immediately of any changes to the information you provided when registering by updating your personal details.

Password and Security

When you register to use the oxford-business-news.com site you will be asked to create a password. You must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. Please note that you will be responsible for activities and orders that occur or are submitted under your password. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us immediately.

Privacy Policy Policy

We treat your privacy seriously and we understand that you would wish to know how we shall use the information we collect from your use of the oxford-business-news.com site. Please see our Privacy Policy Statement which forms a part of these Terms and Conditions. Copyright and other Notice Material on the oxford-business-news.com site is protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property and proprietary rights. You may use the oxford-business-news.com site and display, download on any single computer or print a single copy of any material for your personal or professional use provided you do not further copy or modify the page including without limitation by removal of any notices. You may not otherwise reproduce, copy, distribute or use any material on the oxford-business-news.com site. Permanent copying and/or storage of material or reproduction or incorporation of any part of it in any other work in whatever media is expressly prohibited. Goods and Services Registered users of the oxford-business-news.com site may be able to purchase goods and services such as publications and conferences from us or our subsidiaries or related companies including oxford-business-news.com limited. This should not be confused with the purchase of goods and services from third party sites linked to the oxford-business-news.com site. No offer is made through the oxford-business-news.com site and we reserve the right to reject your offer for any reason. Prices and availability of goods and services are subject to change. In the event that we are unable to supply you with the goods or services you will receive a full refund. While we try and ensure that all prices on the oxford-business-news.com site are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error we shall inform you as soon as possible and give you the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If you cancel, and you have already paid for the goods or services, you will receive a full refund. Specific terms and conditions may apply to these purchases. Those specific terms and conditions incorporate these Terms and Conditions. If these purchases are with one of our subsidiaries or related companies, the name of that company shall be included in the expressions "we/us" in these Terms and Conditions. In case of conflict, the specific terms and conditions shall apply. In relation to some users you may have a statutory right to cancel a good or service within a certain period. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes that statutory right. Third Party Sites The oxford-business-news.com site contains links to third party resources on the Web. We do not endorse, approve or sanction (unless otherwise stated) nor are we responsible for any third party's products, services, acts or omissions. There is no association or connection between us and the third party (unless otherwise stated) save for the provision of the link. We do not act in partnership with nor as agent for or on behalf of the third party to whom we provide links. Accordingly, neither party may incur any debt or liability on behalf of the other party. Our Liability Whilst we endeavour to ensure that information on the oxford-business-news.com site is correct, we shall not be liable for any damages arising from the use or inability to use the oxford-business-news.com site or any information contained on it or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the oxford-business-news.com site or any such information. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we disclaim liability for all implied or statutory warranties and conditions. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we, nor our employees, affiliates, agents or other representatives, be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever including without limitation damages for loss of profits, loss of confidential or other information, business interruption arising from or in connection with the use of the oxford-business-news.com site or otherwise in connection with the provision of goods and services under these Terms and Conditions. We do not exclude liability for death or personal injury. Compensation You hereby undertake, as a condition of use of the oxford-business-news.com site, to indemnify us against any loss or damage suffered by us as a result of any breach by you of any of these Terms of Conditions. Termination We may terminate your use of the oxford-business-news.com site at any time without notice.