Privacy Policy

Updated: Thursday, 1st April 2021

1. Introduction
2. Who we are and how to contact us
3. Types of personal data we collect
4. How we collect personal data
5. How we use your personal data
6. Security of your personal data
7. When we share or sell your personal data
8. How long we keep your personal data
9. How we may contact you
10. Cookies and similar technologies
11. Your privacy and data protection

1. Introduction
This is the privacy policy for Oxford Student Publications Limited (“OSPL”) and its subsidiary publications including We are committed to being open with our readers on how we collect, use, and store their personal data. In this regard, our policies are compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and Google AdSense’s regulations. The policy covers the areas listed above.

2. Who we are and how to contact us
OSPL First Floor Offices, Salter’s Yard, Folly Bridge OX1 4LA, United Kingdom is the data controller in respect of your personal data. We are responsible for deciding how and why we store and use your personal data.
If you wish to contact us directly, please send an email to [email protected]. Complaints will be dealt with by the Legal Director at OSPL within 30 days.

3. Types of personal data we collect

We collect your personal data when you visit the websites of OSPL or our subsidiary publications, or when you sign up for newsletters or events held by OSPL. Some data is collected by cookies when you visit our websites. We will only collect your personal data in line with applicable laws.
The data that is collected includes, but is not limited to: your IP address, browser settings, geolocation data, page views and limited data from your social media when it interacts with the social media of our subsidiary publications. If you sign up to a newsletter or subscription, we will collect your name and email address.

4. How we collect personal data
We collect personal data when you:
• Access and interact with any of our websites
• Sign up for newsletters or subscriptions
• Follow us on our social media platforms

5. How we use your personal data
We use personal data collected through our sites only when we have a valid reason and the legal grounds to do so. We seek your consent and make clear the purpose of the use when collecting your data. Some uses of your data include, but are not limited to:
• Monitoring the website usage
• Internal administration purposes
• Enabling you to share our content
• Carrying out administrative activities such as the delivery of our magazines
• Personalising advertisements through Google AdSense

6. Security of your personal data
We have implemented the necessary technical and organisational controls to protect your personal data against unauthorised processing and against accidental loss, damage, or destruction. To this end, we do not ask you to link social media accounts nor create accounts with our website. Data sharing with third party organisations is also minimised as far as possible.

7. When we sell or share your personal data
Your data may be shared for the following purposes:
• Upkeep of the website through hosting servers
• Advertising purposes through partner organisations such as Google
• Communications and analytics e.g. on social media
• Where required by law

8. How long we keep your personal data
We keep your personal data for only as long as we need to for the purpose it was collected (see above, section 5). This depends on the use of that data. For example, we will keep your email and personal details upon subscription to our newsletter, and remove such data once you unsubscribe. You may also contact us to have your data removed (see above, section 2).

9. How we may contact you
We may send you emails for marketing and communications purposes. We also contact you when you have made a query or complaint with OSPL or our subsidiary publications.

10. Cookies and similar technologies
When you visit our websites, we may collect personal data automatically through cookies or similar technologies. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device that allows us to recognise and remember you.

11. Your privacy and data protection
As per the GDPR, you have a number of rights with regards to the personal data we hold about you. You can contact us with regard to the following rights:
1. Right to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you
2. Right to correct the personal data we hold about you
3. Right to have the personal data we hold about you deleted or withdrawn
Such requests should be made to [email protected]. Requests will be addressed within a month, and the time needed to process such requests will vary with the complexity and scale of the request.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.