Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Data collected as a function of testing and improving Envia

The purpose of this statement is to inform testers of Envia what information is collected about them, how this information is used and if it is disclosed.

For the purposes of evaluation, Envia software automatically logs certain information about every request sent to it. This information is used for system administration, to determine the usage of various functions and to enable investigation of technical problems. The information will be used to supplement the feedback obtained via the structured testing programme. Logged information of this kind is only shared between staff of the British Library who are developing Envia; it is not passed to any third party except if required by law.

Electronic forms may be used to gather personal information for purposes directly related to the service and to elicit feedback and suggestions. The British Library will let you know if this information is to be published. Completion of and submission of any form on the Envia interface is entirely at your discretion.

The British Library respects your privacy and seeks to protect your personal data. In submitting any personal information either in person, through interviews, or via forms on- or off-line to the British Library, you agree that the British Library may use any such personal data to administer, support, improve and obtain feedback on Envia. The British Library will not disclose your personal data to any other organisations, without your permission.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Providing") information, suggestions, comment, ideas, know how or other materials as part of the testing ("your Input") you are granting the British Library a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free licence to make use of your Input (including the intellectual property rights therein) in connection with the development, launch and operation of Envia.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Input, as provided herein. The British Library is under no obligation to use your Input.

By Providing your Input you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Input as described in these Terms and Conditions including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit your Input and to grant the licences set out above.

Some of the services available through Envia will require you to create a login account by providing current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You also will choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. The British Library will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge.

The British Library general Privacy Statement is available on The British Library website at This includes information on our compliance with the Data Protection Act and links to The British Librarys Personal Information Policy.

Information regarding British Library compliance with the Freedom of Information Act is available on the British Library website at