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  • 1.0 Introduction

    1.1 These terms and conditions of use ('Terms of use') refer to the official website of The London School of Economics and Political Science ('LSE', 'our', 'we' or 'us'), which is accessible via the address and its variations ('Website'). By using, or contributing to, the Website you ('User' or 'you') agree to these Terms of use. In particular, we draw your attention to clause 2 (Disclaimer and limitation of liability), clause 3 (Copyright and intellectual property rights) and clause 4 (Contributing to our Website). You may print and keep a copy of these Terms of use.

    1.2 Together these Terms of use, About this page and About this site sections, and any web page-specific terms and conditions that may be shown on the Website from time to time, form the entire agreement between you and us ('Agreement'). If you do not agree to be legally bound by this Agreement please leave the Website immediately. Your continued access and use of the Website will amount to acceptance of these Terms of use.

    1.3 LSE reserves a right to change the Agreement at any time and will post a 'highlight' to the About this site section if changes are made. You should review these Terms of use on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of any changes made as you will be legally bound by any amended terms if you continue to use the Website after the changes.

  • 2.0 Disclaimer and limitation of liability

    2.1 LSE does its best to ensure that all information on the Website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Website please let LSE know by sending an email to Web Services at and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.

    2.2 LSE gives no warranty or assurance about the content of the Website. As the Website is under constant development its contents may be incorrect or out-of-date and are subject to change without notice. While LSE makes every effort to ensure that the content of the Website is accurate, LSE cannot accept liability for the accuracy of all content at any given point in time.

    2.3 LSE makes every effort to ensure that its computer infrastructure is error- and virus-free but does not warrant that any material available for downloading from the Website will be free from infection, viruses and/ or other code that has contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.

    2.4 Neither LSE nor any of its agents, employees and sub-contractors shall be liable to you or any other party for any claim, loss, demand or damages whatsoever (whether such claims, loss, demands or damages were foreseeable, known or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website or information, content or materials included on the Website.

    2.5 In no event shall LSE or any of its agents, employees or sub-contractors be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss or damage including, without limitation, any;

    2.5.1 loss of actual or anticipated profits (including loss of profits on contracts);

    2.5.2 loss of revenue;

    2.5.3 loss of business;

    2.5.4 loss of opportunity;

    2.5.5 loss of anticipated savings;

    2.5.6 loss of good will;

    2.5.7 loss of reputation;

    2.5.8 loss or damage to or corruption of data;

    2.5.9 loss of use of money or otherwise,and whether or not advised of the possibility of such claim, loss, demand or damages and arising in tort (including negligence), contract or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    2.6 The Website provides hypertext links to other sites operated by other people. Using such a link means you are leaving the Website. LSE takes no responsibility for, and gives no warranties, endorsements, guarantees or representations in respect of, linked sites. LSE is not responsible for the privacy practices, nor do we accept any liability in connection with the content of, such websites, including those of our group entities, which will in some cases have their own privacy policies tailored for the particular business practices and educational sectors in which they operate. Any concerns regarding any external link should be directed to its website administrator or web master.

    2.7 We are a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and users of the internet. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and not of us. We do not necessarily endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Website.

    2.8 The information on the Website is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific educational, or other, decisions. You should take your own advice and/ or make specific enquiries and independently verify any information before relying upon it.

    2.9 If you make an arrangement with anyone named in or connected with the Website this is at your sole risk.

    2.10 Nothing in this Agreement excludes or limits LSE's liability for:

    2.10.1 death or personal injury caused by LSE's negligence; or

    2.10.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

    2.10.3 the tort of deceit; or

    2.10.4 any other liability which may not be limited or excluded by law.

  • 3.0 Copyright and other intellectual property

    3.1 The Website contains copyright material, trade names and marks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos and graphics, and may in future include video, graphics, music and sound ('Content'). The Content is protected by copyright law, registered and unregistered trade marks, database rights and other intellectual property rights.

    3.2 LSE, its licensors, or authorised contributors own the copyright, database right and other intellectual property rights in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content, as well as in the Content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, in whole or in part except as provided in these Terms of use.

    3.3 You may download information from the Website for your own personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our express permission or that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.