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Privacy Policy and Legal Statement

Hart Publishing is committed to protecting your privacy online.

The information we do collect:

  • We collect email addresses.
  • Registration: on some parts of the site we ask you to register, and if you do we ask for your name, email address, postal address and other personal information.
  • We may also use cookies. See details below.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files which many web sites transfer to your hard disk.

They can inform the web site what pages you visit, and your preferences, which enable web sites to provide you with a more personalized service. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or to warn you before accepting them.

We use cookies, but most parts of our site can be accessed even if your cookies are turned off. But you may find there are parts of the site which you cannot access if your cookies are turned off, specifically you will not be able to login, purchase or download articles without cookies.

How do we use your information?

We use the information to help us understand more about how our web site is used, to improve our site, and to send you information about us and our products which we think may be of interest to you, both electronically or otherwise .

Unless you have informed us that you do not wish to receive further information about our products and those of our affiliates and partners, we and they may send you direct mail.

When do we share information?

We do not sell your personal information to others.

We sometimes despatch information by third parties, but we do not provide your details to other parties.

If we believe that your use of the site is unlawful or damaging to others, we reserve the right to disclose the information we have obtained through the site about you to the extent that it is reasonably necessary in our opinion to prevent, remedy or take action in relation to such conduct.


All personal and credit card information is encoded using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology before being sent over the Internet.

All computers connected to the internet are theoretically vulnerable to break in, and ours are no exception. Assuming we do have a security breach, a hacker wouldn't find much on the system. We only store the last six digits of card numbers which wouldn't help them at all. The first digits are never written to disk at all.

Credit card transactions are issued a digital certificate, ensuring that your data can only be read by our transaction system as long as your browser shows its secure mode symbol (such as a key or closed lock).

To make the most of the security on our site, we recommend using either Netscape Navigator® version 6.0 and higher or Microsoft® Internet Explorer™ version 5.0 and higher, both of which enable SSL. We also recommend setting your browser's preferences to accept cookies and enable JavaScript™.

Terms and Conditions

Your use of this site is subject to Hart Publishing Online Terms of Use.

Copyright and Trade Marks

All materials on this web site are the copyright of Hart Publishing or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners.

All rights are reserved.

The materials on this web site 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 Hart Publishing.

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Hart Publishing makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on this web site 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.

Hart Publishing makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this web site will be uninterrupted, error-free or that the web site or the server that hosts the web site are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code.

In no event shall Hart Publishing, its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from the use of this web site.

This exclusion and limitation only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written licence or subscription agreement from Hart Publishing in respect of the use of any online service provided via this web site.


Links to other web sites are provided by Hart Publishing in good faith and for information only. Hart Publishing disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any web site linked to this site.

Online Terms of Use

By registering to access Hart Publishing Online Journals or by purchasing individual articles using the Pay-Per-View service, you are indicating that you accept the terms and conditions set out below.

Tables of contents and abstracts of articles may be accessed free of charge by all users.

The full texts of journal articles (referred to below as 'the Contents) may be accessed only by authorised users. 'Authorised User' is defined as either:

  • an individual who is authorised to access the Hart Publishing Online Journals content through a secure network at a subscribing institution, via his/her affiliation with a subscribing institution as a current student, faculty member, library patron, or employee
  • an individual who holds a valid electronic personal subscription
  • an individual who is a member of a society that has arranged for access to Hart Publishing Online Journals content for its current members
  • an individual who has purchased access to a single article on Hart Publishing Online Journals, and who accesses that article within the allotted timeframe

Institutional Access

To qualify as an 'authorised user' of the Contents, your institution must have a valid electronic subscription to the relevant journal.

An appropriate Domain name or IP address range(s) equivalent to that institution's site must be registered to activate each electronic subscription.

Consortia Licenses

Consortia licences are not available at this stage.

Individual Access

Individuals with a valid electronic subscription to the relevant journal(s) may also qualify as authorised users by registering a name and a password.


Individuals and institutions that do not subscribe to the print edition may purchase single articles. This allows the download of a PDF file for personal non-profit use only.

Members of selected societies may obtain individual access via their society membership.

Access to full-text Hart Publishing Online Journals content for society members is controlled by a subscriber id linked to a username and password.

The subscriber id is assigned by the society and the username and password by the individual member.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Users undertake to ensure that the intellectual property rights of the copyright holder and the software owners and the moral rights of the authors of the Contents are not infringed.

Users may access, search, view and make single printed copies of individual articles for personal use only.

Users are not permitted to

  • Engage in systematic copying or downloading of the Contents or transmit any part of the Contents by any means to any unauthorised user
  • Allow copies to be stored or accessed by an unauthorised user
  • Make the Contents available in any other form or medium or create derivative works without the written permission of Hart Publishing Ltd
  • Generate collections of the Contents or use any part thereof in multiple copies for group or class use without the written permission of Hart Publishing Ltd
  • Alter, amend, modify or change the Contents
  • Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise alter software
Hart Publishing Ltd reserves the right to withdraw the subscriber's access to the Contents in the event of systematic breach of these conditions by any authorised user.

The Hart Publishing Online Journals service is supplied on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis.

The Contents are copyright © Hart Publishing Ltd or published under exclusive licence from the copyright holder by Hart Publishing Ltd.

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