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General Communication Principle
The ARC website does not provide registrants with any means to communicate directly with each other. There are no chat rooms, forums, instant messaging services or other, similar systems connected with our learning resources. At all times, individual students and/or educators are engaged in meaningful, age-appropriate educational activities within our secure environment.
What personal information we collect
In order to register for the ARC website students (or educators/parents working on behalf of students) must give their consent (or if they are under 13 years of age a parent or guardian must give consent on their behalf) to provide us with their:
Name of Educational Institution
State or Province of residence
A unique username and password
Registrants who do not provide the required consent will not be permitted to provide us with this personal information and will not be able to access the website. Oxford University Press requires this information in order to correctly identify each registrant, to facilitate account management and for certain other purposes detailed below.
Educators may choose to assign pseudonyms to their students in place of real names’ in accordance with school or school board policies. It is the responsibility of such educators to ensure this information is safely stored for their own use.
What we will do with your personal information
The information collected from registrants is used for the following purposes:
To send a registration confirmation notice;
To reset a password for a lost or forgotten password;
To respond to any questions, concerns or problems;
To contact a registrant about site problems or conduct; and
To distribute newsletters or emails about site updates, new content availability or new learning resources and services.
We use ARC newsletters and emails to notify our users of all current content, changes, improvements, upgrades, rules, etc, of the website. In addition, Oxford University Press may notify our registrants of new products and services that we have designed and made available to the registrants, and/or new products and services available for purchase. Registrants may choose to opt out of these communications at any time by following the instructions within each communication.
What we will not do with your personal information
Oxford University Press will keep your personal information confidential and will not sell or knowingly divulge your information to advertisers or any other third parties, unless:
We are required to share your information with a third party in order to comply with law or to comply with a court order or subpoena;
To enforce our website rules; or
To protect the safety and security of our registrants and our website.
Generally, we will only use your information within Oxford University Press. However, we reserve the right to provide anonymous or aggregate data on the usage of the website and contents to select organizations. We require these third parties to comply strictly with our instructions and we require that they do not have access to personal information and otherwise not use the anonymous data for their own business purposes.
How we process your information
Our use of the personal information we collect is necessary in order to maintain the website and facilitate registrants’ effective use of the website. We do not collect any unnecessary personal data from registrants, such as their race or religious beliefs.
How long we hold your information
We will keep all personal information we collect from registrants for as long as they are active users of the website. If a registrant chooses to cancel their account or it otherwise lapses after 3 years of inactivity, we will only keep their personal information for the purposes of sending information regarding Oxford University Press’ products and services. Personal information is otherwise automatically deleted.
Keeping your personal information accurate
The personal information we hold about a registrant (such as their name, address and school) is kept so that we may correctly identify that registrant and offer products and services for which they are entitled. Registrants are encouraged to keep their personal information up to date at all times.
Keeping your personal information secure
Oxford University Press is committed to information security and will use comprehensive measures to keep our users’ personal information secure. We encourage all registrants to follow the recommended internet safety guidelines for their school or school district.
Oxford University Press’ security measures are designed to assist in registrants’ personal information not being accessed by unauthorized personnel, lost or misused. If you suspect that there has been an unauthorized use or disclosures of your personal information please let us know immediately.
In addition to personal information, Oxford University Press collects anonymous information about registrants and the activities of registrants on the website. This information is not linked to the name or profile of a user. This information is used to assist us in enhancing our products and services; the information remains anonymous at all times.
Upon agreeing to the website Terms and Conditions, registrants grant Oxford University Press the right to use this anonymous information for its own purposes, such as the preparation of reports, provided Oxford University Press otherwise complies with its obligations for the use of personal information.
Any registrant found to be intentionally misusing the website will have their access to the website revoked.
Registrants must protect their usernames and passwords from unauthorized use.
Registrants are not to use rude or inappropriate words as part of their names.
Oxford University Press collects anonymous information about registrants and the activities of registrants on the website. This information is not linked to the name or profile of a user. This information is used to assist us in enhancing our products and services; the information remains anonymous at all times.
By using the website, registrants grant Oxford University Press the right to use this anonymous information for its own purposes, such as the preparation of reports, provided Oxford University Press otherwise complies with its obligations for the use of personal information.
Ownership of content on the site
The materials displayed on the ARC website, including without limitation all information, text, materials, audio, video, graphics, software, tools, advertisements, names, logos and trade marks on the website are protected by copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property laws unless expressly indicated otherwise.
Access to the Site
You may view the website using your web browser and save an electronic copy of materials or resources when such an option is made available through the functionality offered on the website.
You must not access or use the website or its contents in any manner or for any purpose which:
Is illegal or prohibited by any laws in the jurisdiction of England and Wales;
Violates Oxford University Press’ rights in any way; or
You must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing the website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system. Oxford University Press does not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system or data which arises in connection with your access to the ARC website.
You must not use the website or its contents for commercial purposes without first obtaining Oxford University Press’ express written consent.
Disclaimer and limitation of liability
Although we have no reason to believe that any information contained in this website is inaccurate, we do not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information, nor do we undertake to keep this website updated at all times.
We do not accept responsibility for loss suffered as a result of your reliance on the accuracy or currency of information contained in this website or its contents. We and our directors, officers, agents, employees and contractors do not guarantee or warrant the website will be uninterrupted, without delay, error-free, omission-free or free of viruses. The content is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including as to accuracy, timeliness and completeness.
Neither we nor our directors, officers, agents, employees or contractors will be liable for any loss or damage, however arising (whether in negligence or otherwise), in connection with your access, the content or any omissions from the content, except where liability is made non-excludable by legislation.
You must indemnify us and our directors, officers, agents, employees and contractors and keep us and all of them indemnified, against all loss, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses (including legal fees), claims and damages arising from:
Any breach by you of the Terms and Conditions; or
Reliance by you on any information obtained through the website; or
Your Access to the website.
Copyright in this website (including text, materials, audio, video, graphics, software, tools, advertisements, names, logos and software) is owned or licensed by Oxford University Press. Unless expressly authorized by these General Conditions, you may not in any form or by any means:
Adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, publish or create derivative works from any part of this website or its contents; or
Commercialize any information, products or services obtained from any part of this website or its contents.
Except where otherwise specified, any word or device to which the ™ or ® symbol is attached, is a trade mark in which we claim proprietary rights. Oxford University Press also asserts all our trade mark rights under the common law or otherwise.
If you use any of our trade marks in reference to our activities, products or services, you must include a statement attributing that trade mark to us. You must not use any of our trade marks:
In or as the whole or part of your own trade marks;
In connection with activities, products or services which are not ours;
In a manner which may be confusing, misleading or deceptive; or,
In a manner that disparages us or our information, products or services.
Advertising and links to other web sites
At times, the website may contain links to third party sites. Third party sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of any third party site. Oxford University Press provides these links to you as convenience only, and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the third party site by us or by our directors, officers, agents, employees and contractors.
Neither we nor our directors, officers, agents, employees and contractors give any representation or warranty as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any third party site, nor do we or they accept any responsibility arising in any way (including negligence) for errors in, or omissions from any third party site.