University of Oxford

Open Data about the University of Oxford


Privacy policy, cookies, terms of use, and legal statement

This site is operated by IT Services at the University of Oxford.

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Data protection and privacy

For each page requested, the web site minimally records:

If you supply your e-mail address (for example, by signing up to a mailing list or corresponding with the webmaster) it will only be used for the purpose for which it was supplied.

We will not pass on your e-mail address or any other personally identifying information about you to any party external to the University of Oxford.


This site may set the following cookies when you interact with it in specified ways:

This is a Django session cookie. It will not be set unless something is stored in the session, which presently will only happen were you to log in.
This is a Django CSRF (cross-site request forgery) prevention cookie. It will only be set on pages that allow you to submit data to the website.

Terms of use


The site content (excluding individual datasets) is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales 2.0.

The site's source code is available on GitHub under the terms of the Modified BSD licence.

The data exposed through this site are made available under the licences attached to their respective datasets.

If in doubt, contact the dataset's contact address or the open data team for clarification.

Excessive use

Users of the site are required to be considerate in their use. This means that:

  • You shall not perform excessively intensive or frequent queries against the SPARQL endpoint.
  • Where you are using a non-browser user-agent, the User-Agent header should include details of your application, including contact details (e.g. an e-mail or web address), so that we can contact you if we feel you are — intentionally or otherwise — being excessive in your use of the site.
  • Where you distribute software that makes requests of the site, you should be confident that the software will not perform excessive requests.

We understand that our use of excessive is rather vague. We reserve the right to rate-limit or block clients that we determine to be excessive, or are having a detrimental effect on the service provided to other users.

Use of data

You are free to use the data provided by this site for whatever purpose, provided you honour the terms of any licences under which the data is made available.

Where you are unsure of the interpretation of data distributed through this site, we encourage you to seek clarification from the respective dataset maintainer or the open data team.

Legal statement

The statement on ownership, liability and use on the main University website applies — in addition to the above statements — to this site and all sites made available through its subdomains.