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Terms and Conditions

The following Terms govern use of the website (the 'Website'). Please read them carefully because by registering with or visiting, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. is published by John Wiley and Sons Limited (the ‘Publisher’), a private company registered at The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ, on behalf of the European Consortium for Political Research, whose registered office is at the ECPR, Harbour House, 6-8 Hythe Quay, Colchester, CO2 8JF, United Kingdom. Registered charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) number 1167403 (the ‘ECPR’).

The following Terms and Conditions of Use, govern use by all users of the Website (each a ‘User’). Please read the following carefully because by using the Website you are irrevocably agreeing to fully abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Use of the Website

The entire contents of all material available through the Website are protected by copyright unless otherwise indicated. As a User you have certain rights specified below; all other rights are reserved. All Users will have access to all material within the Website.

Users may download, view, copy and save to hard disk or diskette and store or print out single copies of individual pages for their own personal and non-commercial use, scholarly, educational or scientific research or study. Users may transmit to a third party, in hard copy or electronically, a single page from the Website for that party's own personal and non-commercial use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or study. In addition, Users have the right to use, with appropriate credit, brief excerpts from the Website content in their own work for the above purposes.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, Users may not copy, distribute, transmit or otherwise reproduce, sell or resell material or any extracts of material from the Website; store such material in any form or medium in a retrieval system; download and/or store material; or transmit such material, directly or indirectly, for use in any paid service such as document delivery or list serve, or for use by any information brokerage or for systematic distribution, whether or not for commercial or non-profit use or for a fee or free of charge. For any uses other than those permitted above, permission should be sought from the Association in the first instance by contacting the Association at the above address.

Users agree not to remove, obscure or modify any copyright or proprietary notices, author attribution, disclaimer or any screen display as they appear on the Website. Users may not integrate material from the Website with other material or otherwise create derivative works in any medium based on or including materials from the Website. However, brief quotations for purposes of comment, criticism or similar scholarly purposes are not prohibited herein.

Users may not do anything to restrict or inhibit any other User's access to or use of the Website.

If a User refuses or fails to abide by these Terms and Conditions or violates any other terms of this Agreement, the Publisher and Association reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate their access to the Website immediately without notice, in addition to any other available remedies.

Users shall not have the right to incorporate any material from the Website into any institutional or other repository under any circumstances without the prior written approval of the Association.

All trademarks, logos, product and company names are owned by the Publisher, the Association or third parties. No permission is given in respect of the use of any such trademarks, logos, product or company names where such use may infringe the holder's rights.

Breach of these Terms and Conditions

When the Publisher considers that a breach of these Terms and Conditions has occurred, we may at our discretion take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions constitutes a material breach of the same on which you are permitted to use the Website, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website.
  • 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.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

The Publisher excludes their liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these Terms and Conditions. The actions described above are not limited, and the Publisher may take any other action it reasonably deems appropriate.

Additional Terms

The Publisher is not responsible for any charges associated with accessing the Website including any computer equipment, telephone or Internet connections, or access software.

The Publisher and Association reserve the right at any time without notice to alter the content of the Website and these Terms and Conditions. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions shall be posted on the Website. Your continued use of the Website following any such change shall signify that you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions as amended.

The Website may provide links to third-party websites. Where such links exist, the Publisher and Association disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of such third-party websites. Users assume the sole responsibility for the accessing of third party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites.

Registration is required to access selected areas of the Website. At registration, you shall select your username and password. You should not share or disclose your password to any other User. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the Publisher and Association reserve the right to deny Users access to the Website or any part of it without notice and to decline to provide access or services to any User who is in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

The Website includes areas in which third parties can advertise goods and services. The use of such goods and services shall be subject to the third party's terms and conditions and Users assume the sole responsibility for entering into agreements with such third parties. The Publisher and Association disclaim all responsibility and liability for any disputes arising from such agreements or for any errors or inaccuracies in the description of such goods and services. The advertising of goods and services in selected areas of the Website implies no endorsement or warranty on the part of the Publisher or Association in relation to those goods and services.

Any special offers or promotions advertised on the Website will comply with the relevant legislation and codes of practice in force in the United Kingdom.

Warranty limitations and exclusions of liability

This Website and its content (whether provided by the Publisher, the Association or by third parties) is provided on an 'as is' basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose or warranties as to accuracy or completeness.

The use of the Website and any services provided is at the User's own risk. Users should be aware that identifiable personal information, such as name or email address, that is voluntarily disclosed as part of the Directories or on any related third-party bulletin boards or in chat areas accessible to other Users, could be collected or disclosed by other Users and that no liability is accepted for such collection and disclosure by the Publisher or Association.

Access to the Website may be interrupted and may not be error free.

Neither the Publisher, the Association nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website shall be liable to the fullest extent permitted by the law for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the User's use of or inability to use the Website or any materials or information in it.

The User accepts and agrees that the information on the Website is intended as general information only. Neither the Publisher, the Association nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website shall be liable for any loss or damage occasioned to any person or property through using the information contained in, or acting or refraining from acting as a result of such use.

The Website is aimed primarily at Users who are residents in the United Kingdom. The Publisher and Association make no representation that any information, service or product referred to in the Website is suitable or available for use outside the United Kingdom. Neither the Publisher, the Association nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website shall be liable for any failure to comply with any local legislation and codes of practice applicable outside of the United Kingdom.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by English law as if made and wholly performed in England and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts

Privacy and data protection policy

The Publisher and Association recognise the importance of protecting the information it collects in the operation of the Website and will act in compliance with the Website’s Privacy Policy.

Linking to the website

You may link to the home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the reputation of the Publisher or the Association or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

The site must not be framed on any other site, if a link to the Website is directed to an area requiring registration, the ink must be directed to the relevant registration page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these Terms and Conditions.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address contact us.

Additional services

In addition the Website may offer additional services, including optional E-mail Alerting Services, which are opted into by registration and may be opted out of at any time. By choosing to take advantage of this and other services offered by the Website, Users consent to the use of their information for the purposes of providing these services.


Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites you visit. Cookies may be used to remember information about your activities on the website and enable the operator of the site to customize your experience or to monitor usage of the website for analysis. An overview of the types of cookies we use on Wiley’s websites and information about how cookies can be deleted or disabled can be found at About Cookies.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by English law as if made and wholly performed in England and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


No failure by the Publisher or Association in exercising any rights under these Terms and Conditions shall prejudice or restrict our rights or operate or be construed as a waiver thereof. Any single or partial exercise of any such rights shall not preclude other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right. No waiver of any breach of these Terms and Conditions shall be held to be a waiver of any other or subsequent breach.

The Publisher or Association shall not be liable for any breach of these Terms and Conditions or any failure to provide or delay in provision of any services through this Website resulting from any event or circumstance beyond its reasonable control including, without limitation, any Acts of God, strikes, lock outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, fire, flood, explosion or accident.

If any of these Terms of Use are or become or are declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, such terms shall be severed from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms and Conditions.