- About us
- Our approach
- Collection of information
- IP Addresses
- Use of information
- Sharing your information
- Accessing and updating
- Links to other sites
This website is operated by Cambridge University Press, which is a Syndicate of the University of Cambridge. Our principal place of business is at the Edinburgh Building, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RU. Cambridge University Press, the University of Cambridge and its associated companies will use the information we collect from you in accordance with this policy. A list of our associated companies is available on request to [email protected].
Collection of information
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.
- We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by Cambridge University Press, and when you report a problem with our site.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type in order to keep our systems running and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Unfortunately, sending and receiving information over the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, anything you send to us is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Use of information
Your information will enable us to provide you with access to our website and to carry out administration, statistical analysis and market research. If you have requested any goods or services then we will use your information to supply the goods or services, to bill you and to contact you where necessary concerning your order.
Where you have consented, we may contact you on occasion by post, telephone, fax and email about products and services we think might be of interest to you. If you decide in the future that do not want to receive such information, please email [email protected].
Where you have consented, we may make your details available to other reputable organisations whose product or services we think might be of interest to you. If you decide in the future that you do not want us to make your information available in this way please email [email protected].
We may transfer your personal details to other regions in which we have offices throughout the world, namely Europe, the Middle East and Africa; the Americas; and Asia-Pacific. You should be aware that some of our branches are in countries which do not have data protection laws. If you do not want us to make the information available in this way, email [email protected].
We may disclose your information to our agents and service providers for the purposes set out above.
All personal information received by you is subject to processing centrally in the Europe branch of Cambridge University Press, England. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.
Cookies on Cambridge Dictionaries Online
By using our website, you accept this policy.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that are stored by your browser on your computer. Cookies contain information about how you use the website. For example, we use a cookie to remember which dictionary you used most recently so that it is automatically selected for you so you can use again without changing dictionary.
If you do not want your browser to store cookies or you want to control which cookies it stores, most modern browsers will allow you to delete cookies, block cookies and change what cookies are stored in the future. Your browser's 'help' function should explain how to do this. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Some cookies expire after the end of your browser session (browser close); in order to serve their function, some remain on your computer for a fixed period after you leave the site. An example of a cookie that is stored until you next visit the site is the cookie that remembers which dictionary you last searched.
browser will store a cookie belonging to the domain
dictionary.cambridge.org which remembers the dictionary you last used.
We use Google Analytics cookies to help us understand how people use our site to carry out statistical analysis and market research in order to improve our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.
Examples of information collected includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, how long each visitor spends on the site, type of browser the visitor is using and the pages they visited. We also use the Display Advertisers feature in Google Analytics. For more information about this feature and Google Analytics including how you can manage your settings and opt out of this feature, please visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Social Networking Cookies
Words are interesting and we want to help people share words they have found, so we provide buttons to help people share words on popular social networking websites. Some of these buttons set cookies according to their sites' policies.
Cookies set by other websites
Sharing your information
We may share your personal information with other parts of Cambridge University Press, the University of Cambridge and its associated companies and we will follow this policy when we use the information we collect from you. A list of our associated companies is available on request to [email protected]
We may share your personal information with other people:
- If we are required to do this by law, or for the safety of Cambridge University Press, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations in order to protect against fraud and reduce credit risk.
- If we are trying to buy or sell a business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the potential seller or buyer.
Accessing and updating your information
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us at [email protected]. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Links to other sites
Our site contains links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. 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.
Changes to our Privacy and Cookies Policy
Any changes we may make to our Privacy and Cookies Policy in the future will be posted on this page.
If you have any requests in relation to the use we make of your information, please email [email protected].