This is the accessibility statement for Bodleian Libraries websites. Specifically, it covers www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and its child websites. Other sites which are linked to from these sites are not covered by this statement. Work is continuing to further improve the accessibility and usability of the site.
If you have any questions or comments about the accessibility of this site, please contact us.
Top level pages use a consistent navigation system (visually, a navigation bar across the top of the page, and links on the left of internal pages). A breadcrumb trail appears on each page to show the context of the page within the site.
Tables are used mainly for the presentation of tabular data.
Most content images include descriptive ALT attributes.
This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support style sheets at all, the content of each page is still readable. The website also uses relative font sizes, that allow text size to be changed in visual browsers.
The W3C website offers further information on website accessibility and using internet brower accessibility options.
A Who is using your personal data?
The University of Oxford is the “data controller” for the information that we collect when you visit the website. This means that we decide how to use it and are responsible for looking after it in accordance with the GDPR. Access to your personal data within the University will be provided to those staff who need to view it as part of their work in connection with the operation of the website. It will also be shared with the third parties described in Section E. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may update this policy at any time. By visiting our site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
Where we refer in this policy to your ‘personal data’, we mean any recorded information that is about you and from which you can be identified. It does not include data where your identity has been removed (anonymous data). Where we refer to the ‘processing’ of your personal data, we mean anything that we do with that information, including collection, use, storage, disclosure or retention.
C Types of data we collect about you
• technical information, for example, the type of device (and its unique device identifier) you use to access our site, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, mobile network information and platform; and
• information about your visit to our site including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the website (including date and time), pages you viewed, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
D How we use your data
We process your data for purposes arising from your use of the website, for example, to ensure that we understand who uses our site and how our site is used and to improve our site and ensure it is secure. This processing occurs because it is necessary to meet our legitimate interests in operating and improving the website, analysing its use, and ensuring its security. We will only use your data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another related reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your data for an unrelated purpose, we will seek your consent to use it for that new purpose.
E Sharing your data with third parties
F Where we store or use your data
We may store data collected by the website manually or electronically. The data is stored on our secure servers and/or in our premises within the UK. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to the website and any transmission is at your own risk.
G Third party websites
Our site contains links to and from various third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
H Retaining your data
We will only retain your data for as long as we need it to fulfil our purposes, including any relating to legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
I Your rights
Information on your rights in relation to your personal data are explained here.
K Changes to this policy