Data Protection Statement

We are fully committed to respecting your privacy and to protecting any information you provide to us. We treat both privacy and security as a priority and make every effort to ensure that all the information provided by you is protected.

Our Data Protection policy explains how we collect information and how this information is then used. We hope that this will remove any concerns you may have.

How do we protect visitor information?

We have a committed Security Policy. We will retain copies of the information provided when you register on the Website or order any products. We implement a number of sophisticated authentication services and security measures to ensure the safety of any personal information provided. Your online order details are contained on secure systems, which are accessible only by a limited number of authorised employees, where it is a requirement of their jobs to process information and data.

Whilst we use reasonable endeavours to protect your security, data transmission over the Internet and the World Wide Web cannot always be guaranteed as 100% secure and you use this Website at your own risk.

We are registered as a Data Controller with the United Kingdom Information Commissioner.


Cookies are files which are sent to your browser and stored on your personal computer's hard disk and are used by most on-line companies. The use of cookies has increased dramatically over the last two years. We use cookies to minimise the amount of times you have to type in data; but we do not use cookies to capture personal information.

You can always disable cookies via your browser preferences. Most modern browsers have cookies turned on as default. If you choose to disable cookies you will not be able to order products from this website. 

This site uses Google Analytics to measure visitors' use of this website to help improve your experience. All data gathered is anonymous and cannot be identified with any individual.

What information do we collect?

When you place an order or request a brochure you will be asked to provide your name and address and payment details.

If you are buying materials for work or study, we ask you for your type of organisation or educational establishment.

How do we use the information we collect?

We use the information to process your order or brochure requests and to produce statistical information to help us plan and improve our services. You may wish to receive mailings about other OU products and services; we will only send you these if you give us your permission on the order form or brochure request.

We will not disclose the personal information to third parties.

You are entitled, upon a written request to our Data Protection Officer and payment of £10, to be supplied with a copy of your personal data. All requests should be referred to the Data Protection Officer, Open University Worldwide Ltd, East Perry Building (First Floor), Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.

How do I remove my name from the mailing list?

You can request that your name and contact details be deleted from our mailing list at any time. Please email with your request.

Our policy for minors

We are unable to accept orders from persons under the age of 18. In addition, we will not add persons under the age of 18 to our mailing list for the purposes of marketing.


By disclosing any personal information to us through the Website, you consent to the collection and storage of all personal information provided to us as set out in this Data Protection Statement and the Terms and Conditions. If we make any changes to this Data Protection Statement they will be detailed on this page so that you are fully aware of what information is collected, how it is used and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.