Terms & Conditions

If you use this website (the "Website"), you are regarded as having accepted the following General Terms and Conditions ("Terms"), which include our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Sale where relevant, so please read and abide by them.

    Intellectual property

  1. This Site is owned and operated by Dorling Kindersley (also referred to in these Terms as "we" and "us") and the information and materials appearing on the Website (the "Content") are displayed for personal, non-commercial use only.
  2. All software used on the Website and all Content included on it (including, without limitation, Website design, text, graphics, audio and video, and the selection and arrangement of the Content) is the property of us or our suppliers and is protected by international copyright laws.
  3. None of the Content may be downloaded, copied, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed without the prior written permission of the copyright holder, except that you may download one copy of extracts from the Website on any single computer for personal, non-commercial, home use only, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact. You are prohibited from modifying any of the Content or using any of the Content for any purpose other than as set out in these Terms (including, without limitation, on any other website or computer network). Requests to republish any of the Content and to use quotations or extracts from any book published by us should be addressed to:

    Dorling Kindersley Limited
    Penguin Group (UK)
    80 Strand
    London WC2R ORL
    Tel: 020 7010 3000
    Fax: 020 7010 6060
    Email: onlineDKcustomer.services@dk.com
    URL: www.dk.com
  4. The Dorling Kindersley name and logos are registered trademarks.
  5. Links to third party websites

  6. This Website may have links to other Internet websites that are controlled and maintained by third parties. These websites may be operated by one of our divisions, associated or sister companies, or may display our name or brand or refer to us in some way. These links are included solely for your convenience and do not constitute any endorsement by us of the websites linked or referred to. We have no control over the content of any such websites, or links from them to other websites.
  7. Material you submit

  8. By communicating with this Website, you confirm that you:
    1. have all necessary legal rights, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights, to the material and information you transmit or send to this Website;
    2. take full responsibility for any material you transmit or send to this Website;
    3. will not transmit or send to this Website any unlawful, confidential, defamatory, obscene, threatening, sexually or racially offensive, abusive, harmful or otherwise objectionable material; and
    4. subject to the Website's Privacy Policy, you authorise Dorling Kindersley, so far as the law permits, to use any such information and/or materials as it sees fit, in any territory, in any media, in perpetuity.
  9. Liability disclaimer

  10. We provide this Website in good faith and do not make any representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, in relation to any part, or all, of this Website or its Content, nor in relation to any part or all of any website to which this Website has a link. We hereby exclude all warranties and representations to the extent permitted by law. We give no guarantee that the activities and offers made available on this Website will always function as intended or that this Website will be free from infection by viruses or anything else that may be harmful or destructive.
  11. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby disclaim all liability, however it may arise, in connection with any loss and/or damage that may occur in relation to, use of, or inability to use, or action taken or refrained from being taken as a result of using, all or any part of this Website or its Content, or any website to which this Website is linked.
  12. Changes to these conditions of use

  13. We reserve the right to add or change these Terms where relevant, and agree to ensure that a note of the date and clause number of any such amendments will be included as part of these Terms. Any changes will be posted to the Website and it is your responsibility to ensure, from time to time, that you are aware of any such changes. Changes will become effective 24 hours after first posting and you will be deemed to have accepted any change if you continue to access the Website after that time.
  14. Severance

  15. If any of these Terms is held by a court of law in any territory to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, then, to the extent that it is held to be so, and with regard to the relevant territory only, that provision shall be severed and deleted from these Terms, provided that the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain binding and enforceable and the severed provision shall also remain so in all other territories.
  16. Associated policies and rules

  17. The following Policies and Rules form part of these Terms and by your use of this Website you are regarded as having accepted them:
  18. Privacy policy

  19. We may at times gather information about you when you are using this Website. The ways we do this, the reasons why, and what you can do if you do not want us to hold and use your personal information, are all set out in our Privacy Policy.
  20. Shopping

  21. If you shop on this Website, our Terms and Conditions of Sale and Purchase will apply.