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Privacy Statement

As we continue to develop our website and take advantage of technologies to improve the service we provide, this policy may change. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy.

The Edward Elgar Publishing site my contain links to other websites, for example author's web pages. Edward Elgar Publishing is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

By accessing or using the Edward Elgar Publishing website, you agree to the terms of this Edward Elgar Publishing Privacy Statement, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

Collection of Personal Information

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as subscribing/buying products, registering for free trials, signing up for TOC alerts, Edward Elgar Publishing may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, Edward Elgar Publishing may require that you provide personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number.

When you submit personal information to Edward Elgar Publishing, you understand and agree that Edward Elgar Publishing and its subsidiaries and affiliates may transfer, store, and process your customer profile in any of the countries in which Edward Elgar Publishing and its affiliates maintain offices, including without limitation, the United States. In certain instances, the personal information you submit will remain confidential to Edward Elgar Publishing. These instances will be specifically noted at time of submission.

Edward Elgar Publishing collects this information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you order a product, for example, the information is used to register your license and rights, if any, to technical support, upgrade discounts, or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. If you enter a contest, information is collected to qualify the entry and contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. Edward Elgar Publishing also uses information that you provide as part of our effort to keep you informed about Edward Elgar Publishing products and services.

Edward Elgar Publishing recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of this information. If you do not want the information you provide to Edward Elgar Publishing to be used to inform you of other products and special offers from Edward Elgar Publishing, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to Edward Elgar Publishing, Edward Elgar Publishing will honor your preference. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We publish several journals on behalf of learned societies. When you subscribe to a journal, we may share your subscription details with the organisation with whom we publish the journal, which they may use to invite you to join the organisation, or for other conferences and events they are involved with.


Edward Elgar Publishing uses ‘cookies’ and other technologies to collect information on the website to assist in monitoring the website’s web page flow, promotional effectiveness as well as to promote trust and safety.

If you decline our cookies, some features and access to some parts of the website will not be available to you or may not function properly.

If you choose to accept our cookies, you can also delete such cookies later from your computer – refer to your internet browser’s help files. If you delete the cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and will need to be recreated when you visit the website subsequently.

For more information on Cookies, see www.aboutcookies.org.


Username and Password

When you have registered on our website and have been provided with a username and password, you agree not to make available your username and/or password to anyone. If there is any disclosure of your username and/or password, you agree to notify us immediately, so that we can take appropriate security measures.

We reserve the right to suspend or cancel your registration at our sole discretion without giving you any reasons.
You can cancel your registration via the "unsubscribe" link at any time.



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.

Additional Information

You may access certain parts of the website without subscribing or providing Edward Elgar Publishing 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, we reserve the right to update the website at our sole discretion. Thus, such information may be changed or updated without notice.


Intellectual Property Rights

All materials on our website are and remain the copyright of Edward Elgar Publishing or are reproduced with permission from the copyright owners. All rights are reserved. The materials on our 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 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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Edward Elgar Publishing 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 specific disclaimer of any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose, title and/or non-infringement. Edward Elgar Publishing makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by the 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.

In no event shall Edward Elgar Publishing, 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 Edward Elgar Publishing has been advised of such loss.

Neither party's liability for personal injury or death caused by negligence or for fraud is excluded or limited.
The exclusions set out in this legal notice only apply to the extent permitted by law.