Legal Notice

Effective from: 8/14/2014

This legal notice is specific to this website ("Website") and overrides any other legal notices appearing elsewhere on Oxford University Press websites. Your use of the Website means you accept and agree to abide by the terms of this legal notice.

You may access certain parts of the Website without registering or providing OUP with your details.

As the information on the Website may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, Oxford University Press ("OUP", "we", "us" or "our") reserve the right to update the Website at our sole discretion. Thus, such information may be changed or updated without notice.

We reserve the right to make changes to this legal notice. Any changes we may make to this legal notice will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, we will also notify you by e-mail. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the Website.


Prohibited Uses

You may not use the Website:

              for any purpose not expressly authorised by OUP;

              to disseminate material hosted on the Website to any person who is not authorised by OUP to access the Website and the material;

              to gain or enable unauthorised access to the Website or the material within the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website;

              to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (set out below);

              in any way that infringes the intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights of any other person;

              to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains or introduces viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; or

              in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent.


Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute or upload to or via the Website (“Contributions”). You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any Contributions as well as to its whole.

Contributions must not:

              contain any material which is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience;

              infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or other intellectual property right or proprietary right of any other person; or

              constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world.


You shall retain all ownership rights in any original Contribution owned by you which you create in, input to, or upload to the Website, but you hereby grant OUP a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, store, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that Contribution and to distribute and make available such Contribution for the purpose of performing any agreement with you.  Furthermore, you hereby waive all moral rights in all Contributions, including but not limited to your right of integrity in any Contribution.

Although we endeavour to store and archive all Contributions, we offer no warranty that we shall retain any Contributions indefinitely.  We reserve the right in our sole discretion to archive or delete Contributions as part of our ongoing management of the Website resources and we shall not be obliged to retrieve or restore Contributions.


Suspension And Termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this legal notice through your use of the Website.  When a breach of this legal notice has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. 

Failure to comply with this legal notice may result in our taking all or any of the following actions, without limitation to our legal rights:

              immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your access to and/or right to use the Website;

              immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution or material uploaded by you to the Website; and

              disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities or to third parties who claim that their rights have been infringed as we reasonably feel is necessary.

Failure to comply with this legal notice may constitute a material breach of the terms of any licence agreement for access to restricted material, which may result in termination of that agreement.


Privacy And Cookies

Your use of the Website is also governed by:

              the OUP Privacy Policy at which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us; and

              the OUP Cookie Policy at which sets out information about the cookies on the Website.


Accessing the Website

We reserve the right to monitor, intercept and review, without further notice, every user’s activities using the Website and any Contributions, and you consent to such monitoring by your use of the Website.


Usernames and Passwords

Where you have registered on the Website and have been provided with a username and password, you agree not to make available your username and/or password to anyone.  We acknowledge that certain features of the Website necessarily entail you sharing and/or displaying your username to other users of the Website. If there has been a disclosure of your username (other than as set out above) and/or password, you agree to notify us promptly of such disclosure so that OUP can take appropriate security measures and to provide you with a new username and password.



Subject to any different terms agreed by OUP and you in writing, the terms of licence to access restricted content on the Website accepted by a subscriber are set out in the subscriber terms and conditions at [LINK].

Intellectual Property Rights

We and/or our licensors are the owners of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and the Website and the materials on the Website are protected by intellectual property laws around the world including copyright and trade mark laws. Subject to the terms of this legal notice and any other licence agreements between you and OUP, all such rights are reserved and no materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without our prior written permission. OUP, Oxford and/or any other names of products or services provided by Oxford University Press and referred to on the Website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Oxford University Press.


OUP makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on the Website for any purpose. All such information is provided "as is" and with a specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. OUP makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this Website will be uninterrupted, error-free or that the Website or the server that hosts the Website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code.

You are solely responsible for your choice in selecting this Website product.

In no event shall OUP, its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of opportunity, loss of data, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated savings or loss of profits resulting from the use of the Website even if OUP has been advised of such loss.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, OUP's liability arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website and/or this legal notice whether in contract, tort, misrepresentation, under statute or otherwise will not exceed the price you paid to access this Website. Neither party's liability for personal injury or death caused by negligence or for fraud is excluded or limited.

The exclusion and limitation set out in this legal notice only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written licence or subscription agreement which you have with OUP in respect of the use of any online service provided via the Website.


Links to other websites are provided by OUP in good faith and for information only. OUP disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any website linked to from the Website. In addition, a link to a non-OUP website does not mean that OUP endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website or the products and/or services offered on such website. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojans and other items of a destructive nature.

Service Access

While we endeavour to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Global Nature of Websites

You recognise the global nature of the Website and thus, agree to comply with all applicable local laws in your jurisdiction when using the Website.

Information we publish on the Website may contain references or cross-references to our services and/or products offered that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that we intend to announce such services and/or products in your country.

Governing Law

You agree that this legal notice shall be exclusively governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to principles of conflict of laws. You irrevocably agree that any dispute arising out of or in connection with this legal notice shall be subject to and exclusively within the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York or the Supreme Court of the State of New York for New York County.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this legal notice will preclude OUP from applying to any court to bring an action for the infringement of its intellectual property rights.


If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website, please contact [CUSTOMER SERVICE EMAIL?].

Thank you for visiting the Website.