Terms and Conditions
Informa Group terms of website use and supply and use of materials (the "Terms")
Welcome to Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online. This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms on which you may:
1. make use of this Informa Group website (the "Site");
2. register as a user of the Site; and/or
3. buy and we will supply or provide access to certain materials on the Site
4. make use of the materials.
Please read these terms carefully before you start to use the Site, upload material or content, and/or before ordering any materials (as defined below) from us via the Site. You should understand that by using our site, uploading any material or content, and/or ordering any materials, you signify your acceptance of the terms and that you agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms, please refrain from using or visiting the Site.
Part I — Using the Site
1. Information about us
www.rep.routledge.com (the "Site") is owned and operated by Informa UK Limited ("Informa," "We," or "Us") whose registered office is at 5 Howick Place, London, SW1P 1WG. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 1072954.
2. Site structure and the materials
The Site is made up of three areas, namely:
open areas;registered user areas;
which together contain the "Open Materials;" and
subscription areas which contain the "Premium Materials."
The Open Materials and Premium Materials together comprise the "Materials."
3. Accessing the Site
Use of the Site is restricted to those aged 18 or over only. Anyone under the age of 18 may only use the Site if accompanied by an adult.
In addition to these Terms, use of and access to registered user areas and subscription areas is subject to any applicable registered user or subscription agreement.
Whilst we endeavor to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, access to our site is on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
We aim to update our site regularly, and may from time to time change the Materials as well as the type of subscription/registration needed to access any of the Materials. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. The Materials may be out of date at any given time, and while we may from time to time update the Materials we are under no obligation to do so.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site and the Materials, including the arrangement and acquisition of software, hardware, and any necessary Internet connection and telecommunications equipment. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms and that they comply with them and you also understand that you and not we are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us.
4. Viruses, hacking, and other offenses
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs, or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or any part of it, the server on which our site is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service-attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offense under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or due to your downloading of any material posted on it, or any website linked to it.
5. Linking to the Site
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Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
6. Links from the Site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are for your information only. We have no control over the contents of these sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
7. Our liability
The Site and the Materials are provided on an "as is" basis. Subject to the below, Informa excludes all liability whether in contract, tort (including liability for negligence), or otherwise for the suitability, accuracy, or fitness for any purpose of the Site and any Material and limits its liability for any other liability under these terms or any related agreement to the fees payable by you for the element of the Site or the Material found to be in breach of these terms.
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Save as expressly permitted in these terms, all warranties, conditions, or other terms implied by statute, common law, or otherwise are excluded by Informa to the fullest extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify Informa against any costs, claims, damages, or expenses arising from any use by you (including by Authorized Users as defined in paragraph 11 below) of the Materials under these terms which are brought or threatened against Informa by another person.
9. Information about you and your visits to the Site
Part II — Intellectual property and access and license types
10.Becoming a registered user and use of passwords
Access to certain areas of the Site will be restricted to registered users only. You can apply to become a registered user.
No application to become a registered user will be accepted unless and until specifically stated by us in writing and we reserve the right to refuse any application we receive.
If we do accept your application, we will provide you with a user identification code and password which you will need to enter to access certain parts of the Site. You must treat this information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party.
The acceptance by us of an application to be a registered user does not grant you access rights to any Premium Materials unless and until we receive payment from you of any relevant fee.
You confirm that all the details supplied by you when you register are accurate and complete. You agree to notify the Informa service helpdesk promptly of any changes. Should you make any significant change to your details, you must notify us not less than ten (10) days before the change takes effect.
We reserve the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms.
In order to operate your account you will be issued with a password. You are responsible for the security and proper use of your passwords and your account, including all charges incurred through them. You must inform the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online helpdesk at [email protected] immediately if you have any reason to believe that any of your passwords have become known to someone not authorized to use them. If we reasonably believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the service or your account, we may change your passwords immediately and will notify you accordingly.
11. Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all copyright, trademarks, design rights, database rights, confidential information, or any other intellectual property rights (together the "Intellectual Property") in the Site, the content and the Materials.
The Materials are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
Your right to access and use the Site and the Materials is strictly limited to that set out below and, where applicable, in any accompanying license agreement between you and us.
a. Open Materials
We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use (including permission to print off one copy, and to download extracts) of any page containing Open Materials for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organization to the Open Materials.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Open Materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences, or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
This license does not include any derivative use of the Site or the Materials, any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data-gathering and extraction tools. In addition, you may not use meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing our name or the name of any of our group companies without our express written consent.
You must not use any part of the Open Materials for commercial purposes without first obtaining a license in writing to do so from us.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of Open Materials on our site must always be acknowledged.
b. Premium Materials
In addition to the terms set out above, your use of any Premium Materials is subject to an additional license, the nature and content of which will vary according to the type of Premium Materials purchased and whether you are purchasing as an individual or on behalf of an organization.
i. Access and usage rights for individuals/consumers
When purchasing an eBook as an individual, we will, on acceptance of your order, grant you the non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the eBook on your PC or hand-held digital device and retrieve and temporarily cache it in your browser or proxy cache of the licensee. You may not use the eBook in whole or in part for the purposes of inter-library loan, for any external commercial re-use, or for the creation of course packs or similar collections of data. This right may be terminated by us if you breach any of these terms.
Individual subscriptions and online access
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iii. Other terms and conditions
Your access to and use of the Materials may be subject to additional terms and conditions as agreed by you and us from time to time, except that any such obligations will not apply to our dispute between you and us arising, or arising out of events occurring before the date of such additions.
12. Conflicting terms
In the event and to the extent of any conflict between the provisions of these terms and any other agreement referred to in these terms, the provisions of the other agreement will apply.
13.Obligations of librarians and/or administrators
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appropriately notify all authorized users of the importance of respecting the intellectual property rights in the Materials;
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Part III - The public areas
14.Use of public areas and content standards
From time to time, we may operate interactive areas on the Site in the form of blogs, Wikis, comment forums, or message boards, where users can review topical debate and, sometimes, post comments and upload materials to the Site (the "Public Areas").
The views expressed in the Public Areas are those of the individuals and are not necessarily those of Informa. Any content, recommendation, or other information within the Public Areas is viewed and used by you at your own risk and Informa does not warrant, in any respect, the accuracy or reliability of any of the information posted in the Public Areas.
By posting your comments or materials on the Public Areas you agree to abide by these terms including but not limited to the Content Standards set out below.
15. Content Standards
These Content Standards apply to each part of a contribution as well as to its whole. The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. Informa will determine, in its discretion, whether a contribution breaches the Content Standards.
Please do not:
Make multiple contributions. So that we can publish comments from as many different people as possible, participants should keep their number of contributions per debate to a reasonable level. Multiple contributions from one individual, or small number of individuals, discourage many others who might otherwise wish to take part;
Spam by reposting the same message, or very similar messages, more than once;
Publicize or attempt to publicize anyone else's contact details or compromise anyone else's privacy in any way; and/ or
Use any name other than your bona fide family name.
In addition, please do not submit contributions which:
Are irrelevant and/or lower the value of the debate as these will not be posted;
Include advertisements, promotions of products or services, or any third-party links;
Are in any language other than English; and/or
Are in full capital letters.
Furthermore a contribution must:
Be accurate (where it states facts);
Be genuinely held (where it states opinions);
Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted; and/ or
A contribution must not:
Be defamatory of any person and/or otherwise be unlawful or fraudulent, or have any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
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Advocate, promote, incite any third party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act;
Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation, or instigation of acts of terrorism; and/or
Contain any advertising or promote any services or Web links to other sites.
16. Breach of Content Standards
Immediate, temporary, or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Public Areas;
Immediate, temporary, or permanent removal of any contribution already posted on the Public Areas;
Issue of a warning to you;
Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
Further legal action against you; and/or
Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these rules. The actions described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
17. Grant of license in contributions and moderation policy
By submitting a contribution to the Public Areas, you agree to grant Informa a non-exclusive license to use that contribution and all intellectual property (including copyright, designs, trademarks, and database rights, together "Intellectual Property") contained within it. Although you will still own the Intellectual Property in your contribution, Informa will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, adapt, create derivative works from, perform, play, reproduce, publish, and/or distribute the material contained in your contribution. This license will be free of charge, perpetual, and capable of sub-license. Informa may exercise all Intellectual Property and publicity rights in the material contained in your contribution in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material. You also agree to waive all moral rights in relation to your contribution for the purposes of the license set out above. If you are not willing or in a position to grant such a license to Informa, please do not submit the contribution to the Public Areas.
Whilst Informa is under no obligation to moderate your contribution, we reserve the right to do so and exclude any liability for loss or damage you may suffer through your use of the Public Areas.
Please also note that in accordance with the Content Standards set out in these terms, you must ensure that your contribution does not infringe any Intellectual Property right of any other person. By submitting your contribution to the Public Areas, you are warranting that you have the right to grant Informa the non-exclusive copyright license described above and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. You also warrant to take such steps as may be necessary to give effect to the license granted above. We have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of the intellectual property rights.
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Part IV — E-commerce
19.Terms and conditions of supply
The following terms shall apply to e-commerce transactions taking place on or via the Site.
For the purposes of the clauses below:
"Publication" means any journal, book, or report offered for sale in hard copy via the Site. "Digital Content" means any content acquired by you and delivered by us in electronic form, and/or any rights granted to you to access content available on the Site.
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you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and
you are at least 18 years old.
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25. Consumer protection
If you are contracting as a consumer and have purchased:
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Part V — General provisions
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