Privacy policy

Who is Oxford PV?

Oxford PV is the pioneer and technology leader in the field of perovskite solar cells. The company was established in 2010, as a spin-out from the University of Oxford. It focuses exclusively on developing and commercialising a perovskite-based solar technology.

What is this?

This policy describes how we collect, use and process your personal data, and how in doing so, we comply with our legal obligation to you. When you deal with Oxford PV you trust us with your information. We take privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting the data that you have given us. You give us information about yourself when you make any enquiry or engage with us. This policy may change from time to time, so please ensure that you periodically check this page to ensure you are still happy with any changes.

Information we receive from other sources

We could receive information about you from various third parties. For example, from recruitment companies as part of the recruitment process or employers may provide references about you.

If your application for employment is successful, the information you provided during the application process will be retained by us as part of your employee file for the duration of your employment, plus a further 6 +1 years following the end of your employment. We may contact previous or present employers, asking them to provide a reference. If you are unsuccessful at any stage of the process, the information will be retained for one year following the closure of the recruitment drive.

Information obtained from third parties

All categories of information we hold on an employee is detailed within our human resources procedures. All information that we hold regarding employees is available to the employees via the human resources portal.

Other ways you may give us your information

Information you voluntarily provide to us:

  • We collect and maintain information that you voluntarily submit to us during your use of our website. For example:
  • If you sign up to receive a newsletter, you may provide us with contact information (e.g., e-mail, telephone, company name and/or physical address)
  • You may provide us with information in the course of email.
  • We may obtain your data if you are considering to invest in us. When you contact us with an interest in investing with us, you supply us with your contact details. At any time after you have provided your details in relation to investing, our finance or executive team will contact you.

Where we store your personal information

All information you provide to us for our use is stored on our secure servers which are located within the UK and the European Economic Area.

Retention of data

If we hold your personal information, the length of time we retain it is determined by a number of factors, including the purpose for which we use that information and our obligations under other relevant laws. We will not collect more information than we need, and we will not retain it for longer than is necessary.

Your rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information under the data protection law. In relation to certain rights, we may ask you for information to confirm your identity and where applicable, to help us to search for your personal information.

Data subject access rights

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. You can obtain this by writing to us or emailing us using the addresses at the end of this policy. We will respond to you within 30 days, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Correcting and updating your personal information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change your name, postal address or email address or you discover that any of the information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please let us know by contacting us in any of the forms described at the end of this policy.

Withdrawing your consent

Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information, you may withdraw your consent at anytime by contacting us using the address and email address at the end of this policy. If you would like to withdraw your consent to receiving any marketing to which you previously opted in, you can do so using the unsubscribe tool at the end of the marketing literature.

Erasing your personal information

You are entitled to ask us to remove your data from our systems, by e-mailing or writing to us at the address at the end of this policy. Provided we do not have any lawful reason to continue processing or holding your personal information, we will make reasonable efforts to comply with you request. You are entitled to ask us to limit the processing of your personal information where you believe it is unlawful to continue to do so.

Transferring your personal information in a structured data file

Where we rely on your consent as the legal basis for processing your personal information or need to process it in contract as set out under how we use your personal information. You may ask us to provide you with a copy of that information in a structured data file. This would be supplied to you via a liquid file transfer (secure file transfer via email). We may not provide you with a copy of your personal information if this concerns other individuals or we have another lawful reason to withhold that information.

Complaining to the UK data protection regulator

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) if you are concerned about the way we have processed any of your personal information. For more information on this please visit the ICO website.

Private persons who have a question about data protection law in Germany can get free advice from the responsible data protection officer / supervisory authority for Brandenburg.

Security measures we put in place to protect your personal information

Unfortunately, the use of the internet is not entirely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our website. Any transmission is done so at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information we put in place reasonable and appropriate controls to ensure that it remains secure against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorised access. We will collect special categories of personal data. Where requested we can apply additional security controls to this data.

Use of cookies

Like many websites we use cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent to your device and stored on its internal storage to allow our website to recognise you, performance and typical actions on this website. We use strictly necessary and functional cookies to enable you to move around the site to provide basic features.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to websites run by other organisations. This policy does not apply to any other websites or applications, so we encourage you to read their privacy statements. We are not responsible for other websites or applications privacy policies and practices, even if they are accessed through our website. Additionally, if you visited our website via a third-party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that website. We recommend that you visit their privacy statements on their website.


We do not conduct any personal marketing.

Contact us

Our data protection officer acts as head of privacy and data protection queries. Please direct any queries about this policy or the way we process your personal information to our data protection lead using the contact details below.

Data Protection Officer
Oxford PV
Unit 7–8 Oxford Pioneer Park
Mead Road
Yarnton, Kidlington, Oxon OX5 1QU 
United Kingdom