Index to Theses: Terms and Conditions
Expert Information Ltd. hereby sets forth
the terms and conditions under which access is granted to the Index to Theses
online bibliographic database via its World Wide Web server to subscribing
institutions and individuals.
name and description. The Index to Theses
(“Database”) is an electronic database of bibliographic information of
British and Irish theses dating back to 1716.
and Owner. The Database is produced and wholly owned by Expert
Information Ltd. ("Owner") with registered offices located at: Vantis Booth
Anderson, 82 St John Street, London EC1M 4JN, UK. Registered number
01997745. Country of incorporation: England & Wales.
Availability. The Database is made available via the World Wide Web to
subscribing institutions and individuals (“Subscribers”). Access to the Database
is provided to authorized, registered IP addresses for institutions and,
in exceptional circumstances, by password authentication. The Owner makes
all reasonable endeavours to provide access to the Database on a 24 hour
basis. If routine computer hardware and database maintenance or any
circumstances beyond the control of the Owner cause interruption of
service the Owner will restore access to the Database as soon as
Users. Subscribers may only provide access to the Database to
employees, faculty, current students and in-library patrons of the
Subscriber’s institution. Users are required not to share passwords or
other login information with others.
restrictions. A subscription
to the database is regarded as a site
license under these terms. Access is permitted for a single entity (school, business or
public agency) that is located in a single building, or a compact
cluster of related buildings, such as a university or company campus in
a single geographical location. Remote access is only permitted to users as
defined in Paragraph 4, whose access is channelled through an authorized
Options. Online access to the Database is
available only to fully paid up, current subscribers. Subscriptions are
available as either (a) a combined online plus print option or (b)
online-only access. Current subscription prices are provided in the Subscription Information
and Rates section.
that cancel, at any time, will lose all access to the Database via the
Owner’s World Wide Web server.
that cancel will be entitled, exclusively for their own use, to the
material added to the Database since 2006 or since the start of their
subscription (whichever is the later) up to the time of cancellation at
will make available a perpetual licence to the backfile of the Database
up to the time of cancellation for an additional fee.
information delivered under 7(b) or 7(c) will be provided in documented
format, at the Owner’s absolute discretion, for local loading at the
Subscriber’s institution or at an Owner-approved site and on an
Owner-approved system. All information delivered under 7(b) or 7(c) will
be subject to the usage requirements set forth herein.
and conditions of Paragraphs 4, 5, 9, 10, and 11 shall survive
termination of this licence.
data to the Owner. Universities that provide
their own institution’s theses data to the Owner are entitled to receive
an electronic copy of the relevant records from the Database for their own
internal use, in return, at no additional charge and subject to the usage
requirements set forth herein.
Copyright. All information
available in the Database is the copyright of the Owner. Subject to the
provisions of Copyright Law the use of material supplied by the Owner is
limited to viewing, downloading, temporarily storing and printing by authorized
users. Authorized users are prohibited from improper or unauthorized use
including reproduction, copying, downloading, storing, broadcasting,
transmitting or recording by any means in any form or through any media.
Authorized users shall take all reasonable endeavours to maintain the security
and integrity of said material.
Terms. The Owner will notify a Subscriber, individual,
network, or institution it believes has materially breached the terms of this
agreement and allow them 10 days to resolve the problem. If the situation is
not remedied in that time, the Owner reserves the right to refuse access. The
Owner reserves the right to refuse access immediately to any Subscriber,
individual, network or institution whose misuse of the system jeopardizes its
ability to provide service to its other customers.
Liability. The Owner makes no warrants, guarantees or makes any
representation regarding the accuracy, completeness, correctness,
reliability, currency or otherwise of the information contained in the
Database. The Owner shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused
to any person as a result of use of the Database or of the information
Law. These terms and conditions are subject to
English law and the jurisdiction of English courts.