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This privacy policy and legal notice is specific to the Oxford Biblical Studies Online (OBSO) web site and overrides any other privacy policy or legal notice appearing elsewhere on Oxford University Press web sites.

Privacy Policy

Oxford University Press (OUP) is committed to protecting your privacy online. Our policy explains how we will do this. We will review this policy in the light of comments we receive so please check the latest version. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us.

By using the OBSO 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 register for a free trial, ask for further information about OBSO, or subscribe to OBSO, 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 customer databases at the premises of OUP. This information will be updated if you inform us of any changes.

We may use information in our customer databases to send you information about OUP, our affiliates and our products which we think may be of interest to you, both electronically and otherwise. In the case of subscriptions and free trials, your personal information will also be used to enable us to verify you are a subscriber and to deliver OBSO to you.

When you sign up to receive OBSO email alerts or special features, we ask you for your email address and your name. We may send, to the email address that you have given, other information about us and our products which we think may be of interest to you.

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 OBSO, or when you ask for information about how to use the service. Personal information submitted by you via the "contact us" and feedback form will not be added to our customer database and we request it simply so that we can respond to you about your query or submission. Statistics regarding the types of queries submitted to us via the "contact us" and feedback form may be collated by us in aggregate form so that we can effectively monitor the site and improve levels of service.

If you have registered for a free trial, asked for information, or subscribed to OBSO 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 trial customers in order to fulfill our contractual requirements to you and in order to deliver OBSO to you.

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When do we share information?

We do not sell your personal information to others.

We share your information within OUP and our affiliates.

The OBSO web site (including products delivered through the OBSO web site) has been developed by and hosted by third parties but we have agreed with those third parties that they will keep your information secure and not use it for other purposes.

We have links to non-Oxford University Press web sites on our site. If you visit these 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.

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Security

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Access to our customer databases at OUP is given only to those of our employees who need such access in order to carry out necessary processing of your account.

All personal information submitted by you and entered by OUP into the OBSO access control system is encoded using 128-bit SSL encryption before being sent over the Internet.

Legal Notice

Under the license for OBSO accepted by a Subscriber to OBSO (which may be you as an individual or an institution to which you are affiliated) you are permitted to:

  1. search, view, retrieve, and display portions of OBSO;
  2. electronically save portions of OBSO; and
  3. print out single copies of portions of OBSO;

in each case subject to any specific restrictions which appear in OBSO in respect of illustrations (see also "copyright" below).

Under the license accepted by the Subscriber, you may not:

  1. remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in OBSO;
  2. systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of OBSO for any purpose;
  3. display or distribute any part of OBSO on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web (other than the institution's secure network, where the Subscriber is an institution);
  4. permit anyone to access or use OBSO (other than other users authorized by the institution, where the Subscriber is an institution); or
  5. use all or any part of OBSO for any commercial use.

If you sign up to receive OBSO email alerts or special feature, you may only use the material sent to you for personal use. You may not

  1. remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear in the material sent to you;
  2. systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the material for any purpose;
  3. display or distribute any part of the material on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web
  4. permit anyone to access or use the material; or
  5. use all or any part of the material for any commercial use.

Copyright

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