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The purpose of these Terms of Use is to set out how you may access, use and enjoy the content and services and additional functionality made available by Cambridge University Press on its Cambridge Core platform at (our “Site”).

These Terms of Use should be read together with the terms of use and privacy policy at (collectively the “Terms”) which collectively explain the terms on which you may make use of our Site. If there is a conflict between the terms of use for and the terms of use for this Site, then the terms for this Site will apply.

Please read the Terms carefully before using or registering to use our Site.

By accessing or using our Site, or any mobile version of it, you confirm that you have read, understood and accept the Terms and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to the Terms, please do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Site. You are responsible for bringing these Terms to the attention of anyone who may read material on this Site as a result of your access to it.

If you are below the age of sixteen (16) years of age, please obtain the permission of your parent or guardian before using our Site.

Changes to these Terms

We may revise the Terms at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time as any such changes will be binding on you. Your continued use of our Site shall be deemed to constitute your acknowledgement of any such changes.

Privacy Policy

If you supply personal details to us through this Site then you consent to us maintaining, recording and using such personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Accessing Our Services and our Content

Parts of our Site are available to browse free of charge, and some content is only available to those who have paid for, or have otherwise been permitted, access to it ("Restricted Content", and collectively, "Content").

Only individuals who have been authorised either by an institution licensed by us ("Institution") or directly by us (collectively, "Authorised Users") may access the Restricted Content.

Authorised Users access the Restricted Content via a network which is only accessible to Authorised Users whose identities are authenticated by their Institution at the time of login by an authentication process agreed between us and the Institution, such as Athens or Shibboleth (SAML) technology-based authentication, IP ranges, username and password ("Secure Network").

Permitted Uses


Subject to your level of access to our Site, the restrictions below, and solely for the purposes of research, teaching or private study, you may:

  • access, view, download, store and print Content; and/or
  • incorporate links to Content in electronic course packs or management systems.

Nothing in the Terms shall in any way exclude, modify or affect any of your statutory rights under applicable copyright law.

Text and Data Mining

You may download, extract, store and index Content for the purposes of text and data mining ("TDM") for non-commercial research purposes only and may mount, load, integrate and analyse the results of TDM on your personal devices or secure network subject to the inclusion of a link to the underlying Content on our Site. Any copies of the Content stored locally by you for the purposes of TDM shall be deleted once such research project ends.

You may use the results of your TDM in your research and make the results of your TDM available on externally facing websites provided no Content, or part of any Content, is made available other than as expressly permitted by applicable law.

You shall not use the results of TDM in any activity, with any third parties or in any way that would compete with any of our products or services. To request a commercial licence to conduct TDM please contact the Rights and Permissions Department at


Except in the course of exercising rights specifically granted in these Terms or permitted under any applicable Creative Commons licence, you may not:

  1. 1. remove or alter our copyright notice or other means of identification or disclaimers as they appear on any Content;
  2. 2. systematically make printed or electronic copies of any Content;
  3. 3. permit access to the Restricted Content to anyone who is not an Authorised User;
  4. 4. display or distribute any part of any Restricted Content on any electronic network, (including without limitation the internet and the world wide web) other than your Secure Network;
  5. 5. use all or any part of any Content for the purposes of direct or indirect financial gain by means of sale, resale, loan, transfer, hire or other form of exploitation of the Content. For the avoidance of doubt, commercial use shall not include use by you of the Content in the course of research funded by a commercial organisation;
  6. 6. modify, adapt or alter any Content or make available any Content in any other form or medium or create derivative works from any Content without our prior written permission;
  7. 7. create a database in electronic or structured manual form by downloading and storing any Content;
  8. 8. attempt to interfere with the proper workings of any online provision of the Content including attempting to circumvent security, tamper with, hack into or otherwise disrupt or compromise the functionality or availability of our server or other internet-connected device used as part of our IT system which enables access to the Content;
  9. 9. either individually or collectively download Content at rate which exceeds 500 pdfs per hour. We reserve the right to withdraw access to Restricted Content in the event of a download rate in excess of this rate;
  10. 10. use any automated retrieval devices (such as web robots, wanderers, crawlers, spiders of similar devices); nor
  11. 11. otherwise download, store, reproduce, transmit, display, print, copy, distribute, extract, exploit or use the Content.

Contact Us

In the event of any comments or questions concerning the Terms, please e-mail us at or write to Cambridge University Press, University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS, UK.

Thank you for visiting our Site.

Last Updated: September 2016