Legal notice

Updated on: 26 June 2014

Effective from: 26 June 2014

 

This legal notice is specific to the Oxford Reference Online Site ("Website") and overrides any other privacy policy or legal notice appearing elsewhere on Oxford University Press websites. By using the Website, you are agreeing to the practices set out in this statement.

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As the information on the Website may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, Oxford University Press ("OUP", "we", "us" or "our") reserve the right to update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.

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 password available to anyone. If there has been a disclosure of your username and password, you agree to promptly notify us of such disclosure of so that OUP can take appropriate security measures and to provide you with a new username and password.

Intellectual Property Rights and Licence

We and/or our licensors are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the Website. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Individual Subscriber

If you are an individual subscriber, you are reminded to comply with the licence terms and conditions which you agreed to when you purchased your subscription to the Website.

Users of Institutional Subscribers

If you are an end user of an institution which has subscribed to the Website, please note that your institution has entered into a contract with OUP which authorises your institution and you to access the Website subject to the terms of that contract.

In summary, the terms if that contract permits you to:

1.     access the server by means of a secure network in order to search the Website and to view, retrieve, and display portions of the Website;

2.     electronically save portions of Website; and

3.     print out single copies of portions of the Website

subject always to any specific restrictions appearing within the Website in respect of illustrations in that Website.

Notwithstanding the foregoing paragraph, you must NOT:

1.     remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear on the Website;

2.     systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of the Website for any purpose except as permitted by law or as authorised by OUP;

3.     display or distribute any part of the Website on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web (other than the institution's secure network, where the Subscriber is an institution);

4.     permit anyone to access or use of the Website (other than other users authorized by the institution, where the Subscriber is an institution); and

5.     use all or any part of Website for any commercial use.

If you print off, copy or download any part of the Website in breach of this Legal notice, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Copyright and Trade Marks

All materials on this Website are the copyright of Oxford University Press or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved. The materials on this website may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written permission of Oxford University Press, OUP, Oxford and/or any other names of products or services provided by Oxford University Press and referred to on this website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Oxford University Press.

Disclaimer

Oxford University Press makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on this website for any purpose. All such information is provided "as is" and with specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. Oxford University Press 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 Oxford University Press, 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 loss or profit resulting from the use of this Website even if OUP has been advised of such loss.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, OUP liability for any breach of this terms and conditions will not exceed the price you paid for your subscription to access this Website.

Neither party's liability for personal injury or death caused by negligence or for fraud is excluded or limited.

Links

Links to other web sites are provided by OUP in good faith and for information only. OUP disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any web site linked to 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 in accordance with the laws of and the courts in England and Wales. 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.

Queries

If you have any concerns about material which appears on the Website, please contact oxfordonline@oup.com if you are in the Americas or onlinesubscriptions@oup.com if you are outside the Americas.

Thank you for visiting the Website.