The Arcadian Library is a private library, owned by Arcadian Group S.A., with specialised holdings focused on the cultural, historical and scientific connections between the Middle East and the West.
ALO is operated by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (“Bloomsbury”), on behalf of The Arcadian Group S.A. ("Arcadian"). Bloomsbury is registered in England and Wales under company number 01984336 and have our registered office at 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, United Kingdom, which is also our main trading address.
Bloomsbury shall manage all personal data collected from the operation of ALO on behalf of Arcadian.
Even though institutions will enter into Institutional Licence Agreements directly with Arcadian for subscription access to certain parts of ALO, the billing for such access will be undertaken by Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury’s VAT number is GB 215039103 and we are a member of the UK Publishers Association. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), Bloomsbury is the data processor and data controller (on behalf of Arcadian) and our registration number with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office is Z7552956.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
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Please consult your documentation or online help files.
ALO is accessible around the world via the internet. This means that where you choose to post your data on ALO, it could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.
Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of ALO, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do our best to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to ALO; any transmission 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.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
You will not receive unsolicited marketing communications from Us and/or from third parties selected by Us unless you have agreed to this. We may, however, contact you from time to time as necessary with information or queries about your registration, your purchases and/or your postings. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable Us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience (without disclosing such personal information to advertisers).
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by choosing not to check certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and asking us to cease contacting you for such purposes.
ALO may, from time to time, contain 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.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.