Legal Notice: Terms of Use

Updated: 30 May 2018


This page states the Terms of Use under which you may use our website located at (the “Website”) and the online courses which we offer you through the institution which you are registered at, or which you have purchased directly from us (the “Online Services”).

Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms of Use stated here, do not use the Website or the Online Services.

Epigeum is part of Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, OX2 6DP, United Kingdom. Oxford University Press and its affiliates and subsidiaries are referred to throughout these Terms of Use as  “OUP, we, us or our”. We may review these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms of Use because they are binding on you. Continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such revised Terms of Use.

You may access some areas of the Website without registering your details with us. Certain areas of the Website are only open to you if you register.


Use of Website content

1.1. Except where expressly stated otherwise, the information contained on the Website is owned by or licensed to us. The information and content contained on the Website, such as text, graphics, software, images, videos and other such material (“Material”), are protected by intellectual property rights. Unauthorised use of the Material may violate our intellectual property rights. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material.

1.2. If you are a registered user and are able to access restricted Material (either in accordance with your individual licence or a licence with your institution) you are permitted for the purpose of research, teaching and private study to search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted Material; electronically save portions of restricted Material; and/or print out single copies of portions of restricted Material in each case, subject to any specific restrictions which appear on particular pages of the Website.

1.3 You may not systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of any restricted or other Material for any purpose except as permitted by law or as authorised by us; display or distribute any restricted or other Material on any electronic network, including without limitation the Internet and the World Wide Web; permit anyone to access or use restricted or other Material; and/or use any restricted or other Material for any commercial use.

1.4. You undertake that you will:

1.4.1. not use the Website other than in accordance with these Terms of Use and (without limitation) not in any way so that all or part of the Website or any Material is or could be interrupted, reproduced, stored, retransmitted, published, damaged, rendered less efficient, corrupted or in any way impaired;
1.4.2. not modify any Material or create derivative works of any Material;
1.4.3. not use the Website to transmit any information or content for the purposes of publicity, promotion and/or advertising without our prior written consent; send a message, communication or post which is offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, menacing or illegal; cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to, or breach the rights of any other person; perform any illegal activity; and/or receive, use, possess, post, transmit or publish obscene material;
1.4.4. not upload, post, publish or transmit any Material which is protected by copyright or other intellectual property right without the prior written consent of its owner;
1.4.5. not introduce to the Website or Material viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; and
1.4.6. you will not gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website;

1.5. You agree not to attempt to reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or disassemble the Website or any Material or knowingly allow others to do so, except to the extent that applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction.

1.6. If you violate any of these Terms of Use your permission to use the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed extracts you hold of the Materials from the Website.



2.1 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.

2.2 Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any reason whatsoever.

2.3 On occasion, technical problems may delay or prevent delivery of the Online Services. You should contact your course administrator if you are having problems with the Website.



3.1. The use of the Website and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the Website and may be made at any time.

3.2 We are a provider of online courses providing practical know-how and resources which are general and educational in nature and may not apply to the specific facts and circumstances of individual cases.  It does not constitute (and should not be used as a substitute for) professional or legal advice.

3.3. We do not warrant that the Website will operate error-free or that the Website and its server are free of computer viruses and other harmful goods.

3.4. The website and material are provided on an “as is” basis without any warranties of any kind. to the fullest extent permitted by law, Epigeum disclaims all warranties, including the warranty of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties’ rights, and the warranty of fitness for particular purpose.



4.1 We exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise) in connection with the use, inability to use or the results of use of the website and online services, including but not limited to loss or damage due to viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing the website or your downloading of any material from the website.

4.2 Nothing in these terms of use shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence fraud, or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.



5.1. The Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the contents on such third party websites.

5.2. To view the Materials on the Website you may have to download third party software (such as Javascript and Adobe Flash Player). We are not responsible for the content of linked third party sites and donot make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. If you decide to access linked third party websites, and to download from these websites, you do so at your own risk.



6.1. Portions of our Website may allow users to submit their own material. Materials submitted by users do not necessarily reflect the views of us.

6.2 By submitting materials on our Website, you represent that you have all necessary rights in and to such materials; and you agree to grant us an irrevocable, free of charge, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual licence to use such material and the unrestricted right to freely use, edit, alter, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material for any purpose commercial or otherwise.

6.3 You shall remain solely liable for any material you submit to this Website.

6.4 We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material posted by users that we deem defamatory, unlawful, threatening, obscene or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through our Website.



We shall, at any time, have the right to terminate these Terms of Use (and your use of the Website and Online Services) immediately and without notice to you.



8.1 Where you are provided with a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have 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 of Use.

8.2 If there has been a disclosure of user identification code or password, you agree to notify us promptly of such disclosure, so that we can take appropriate security measures and provide you with a new user identification code and password.



9.1. The Website is based in England & Wales.

9.2. Access to the Materials may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside of England you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

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

9.4. The construction, validity and performance of these Terms of Use shall be governed in all respects by English law, and the Parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms of Use will preclude OUP from applying to any court to bring an action for the infringement of its intellectual property rights.

9.5. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

9.6 No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term.


These Terms of Use are drafted in the English language. If these Terms of Use are translated into any other language, the English language version shall prevail.


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