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Privacy Policy - Definitions

  • Data Collection Media - The various different IT systems and other processes that we use to support and provide our Services
  • Personal Information - Information which is about you, and which (either on its own or when combined with other information) could be used to identify you as an individual
  • Sensitive Personal Information - Personal Information which relates to “Special Categories” of information defined in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinion, religious or philosophical beliefs, Trade Union membership, genetic data, biometric identifiers, physical or mental health conditions, alleged offences and convictions, or sexual life), as well as other personal information that warrants a higher level of protection such as personal financial details.
  • Service(s) - The various different services, functions and/or facilities offered by the Library from time to time. Our Services include our:
    • Reading Rooms and remote Collection services (including our online document supply service, our online theses database and our digital library and web archives)
    • information resources (including our websites, applications and newsletters)
    • online and physical shops
    • Business and IP centre consultancy services
    • online image facilities
    • exhibitions, events and tours
    • WiFi service
    • education & learning programmes
    • donation facilities
    • membership schemes and registered accounts
    • PLR author administration services
  • Library, Our, We and/or Us - The British Library
  • You and/or Your - The individual using our Services, for example our Readers, customers, visitors, donors, or other users.

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