Oscar Research Ltd Privacy Policy for www.public-sector.co.uk

This privacy policy sets out how Oscar Research Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Oscar Research Ltd when you use this website where not otherwise indicated specifically.

Oscar Research Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Oscar Research Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from January 2013.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and position
  • professional contact information including email address
  • non personal organisational and demographic information
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers where appropriate

  • What we do with the information we gather

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

    Internal record keeping.

    We may use the information to improve our products and services.

    We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

    From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or post. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

    How we use cookies

    A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computers hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

    We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

    Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

    You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

    Links to other websites

    Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

    Controlling your personal and payment information

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information relating to Oscar Research Ltd and its services. You can opt-out of this should you wish to do so by contacting us on 0845 226 3044.

    You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Oscar Research Ltd, The White House, 42-44 The Terrace, Torquay. TQ1 1DE

    If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

    We do not store your credit or debit card details

    Personal Data held within the secure PSN directory

    As a compiler of Public Sector organisations, structures and contact data, we are committed to ensuring compliance with all appropriate UK and European privacy and data laws. Individuals professional contact information stored on our systems and provided to users within the secure PSN directory is either taken from the public domain and/or where it has been deemed to be in the public interest, or is provided directly to us by the subjects directly, or from within the employing organisation with disclosure of the purpose of our storage and usage. All the information we hold is available free of charge for review by any of the subject organisations and employees at any time via this website or by contacting us. We limit and strictly control access to our data and only disclose information to Government Organisations and their Suppliers where we believe they hold a legitimate and relevant interest to and in certain organisations and positions within the UK Public Sector and Services. We enforce strict terms of usage of compliance in the way the data we have supplied is used and in accordance with guidelines for research and marketing laid out by the ICO, including a clear and unambiguous opportunity for anybody receiving correspondence in any form to opt-out permanently from further communications from that organisation. We take data accuracy very seriously and all information we hold is reviewed and updated every year or sooner where changes are brought to our attention by subject organisations or data users.Further information about retention and usage relating to data held within the PSN directory can be found on our Data Transparency statement, linked to in the footer of this website.