Privacy Policy


The Oxford Institute for Energy Studes is an independent research institute.

The Institute is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee (without share capital) No. 1676971.

It is also a registered charity (No. 286084) regulated by the Charity Commission.

We are registered as data controllers with the Information Commissioners’ Office under the UK Data Protection Act 2018:

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies: registration number Z7007145.

We take great care to comply with the requirements of data protection law in force in the UK, relating to the processing of your personal data, including the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (‘The Act’), the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

This privacy policy explains what information we collect, how we protect any information you submit to us, and how we use it.


Personal information may be collected from you in various ways:

Site usage tracking – Cookies

To make this site simpler, small data files are placed on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this.

They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.
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We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. Google Analytics does not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

There are also cookies that store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, the CMS running this website.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, for example:

  • In Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”.
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Blocking all cookies can have a negative impact on the usability of a website.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

We do not automatically collect any other information about visitors to our website, and we do not share, sell, or disclose any information you provide when contacting us through our Contact Us Form.

There are two places on our site where personal information is collected at the visitor’s request:

Purchasing the Book
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Contact Us Form
The contact us form uses information provided by the visitor, no field is mandatory. Once submitted an email is sent to [email protected], once the subject of the email has been dealt with contact us emails are deleted and you will receive not receive any subsequent unsolicited communication.

Embedded content from other websites

Content on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff.


We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  1. To supply you with updates to publications, and to process your payments.
  2. For statistical purposes and analysis in order to administer the website.

We do not share, sell, or disclose any information you provide when purchasing books online, subscribing to our email list or contacting us via the contact us form. We will not sell your data to any third party.

Your rights
Withdrawing your consent

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data.
You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by unsubscribing from our email notification service at any time by contacting us at [email protected]

Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from external 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.

Accessing and managing your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of your Personal Data by making a ‘subject access request’ under The Act and to have any inaccuracies corrected.

You also have the following rights:

  • to request us to erase your Personal Data
  • to request us to restrict our processing of your Personal Data
  • to object to the way in which we are dealing with and processing your Personal Information.
    Should you wish to exercise these rights, we will require you to prove your identity with two pieces of approved identification.

Please address requests to the Administrator, OIES, 57 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6FA and we will respond within thirty days of receipt of your written request and confirmed ID.

Please provide as much information as possible about the nature of your contact with us to help us locate your records.

To exercise any of these rights, you should contact our Administrator at the above address.

If you are not happy about the way in which we have processed or dealt with your information, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Here, you can find more details on how to complain.

Complaining to the ICO

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think there is a problem with the way we handle your data.

How long we store your data for

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary to operate the service in accordance with legal requirements and tax accounting rules.

Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner.


You have the right to get a copy of the information that we hold about you. This is known as a subject access request. This right of subject access means that you can make a request under the Data Protection Act.


We may make changes to this privacy policy from time to time. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page. If the change in our privacy policy affects the use of your personal information we will use our best endeavours to contact you to seek your consent to the use. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at [email protected]