Privacy Policy and Legal Notices

Privacy Statement

We at Edward Elgar Publishing recognize the importance of protecting your personal information and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy online.

Because Edward Elgar Publishing respects its customers and understands that they are concerned about privacy, we have instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We also post this privacy policy so that you know what kind of information we collect, how it is handled, and with whom it may be shared.

As we continue to develop our website and take advantage of technologies to improve the service we provide, this policy may change. We therefore encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy.

The Edward Elgar Publishing site my contain links to other websites. Edward Elgar Publishing is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

By accessing or using the Edward Elgar Publishing website, you agree to the terms of this Edward Elgar Publishing Privacy Statement, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

Collection of Personal Information

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as subscribing/buying products, registering for free trials, signing up for TOC alerts, Edward Elgar Publishing may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, Edward Elgar Publishing may require that you provide personal information, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number.

When you submit personal information to Edward Elgar Publishing, you understand and agree that Edward Elgar Publishing and its subsidiaries and affiliates may transfer, store, and process your customer profile in any of the countries in which Edward Elgar Publishing and its affiliates maintain offices, including without limitation, the United States. In certain instances, the personal information you submit will remain confidential to Edward Elgar Publishing. These instances will be specifically noted at time of submission.

Edward Elgar Publishing collects this information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you order a product, for example, the information is used to register your license and rights, if any, to technical support, upgrade discounts, or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. If you enter a contest, information is collected to qualify the entry and contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. Edward Elgar Publishing also uses information that you provide as part of our effort to keep you informed about Edward Elgar Publishing products and services.

Edward Elgar Publishing recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of this information. If you do not want the information you provide to Edward Elgar Publishing to be used to inform you of other products and special offers from Edward Elgar Publishing, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to Edward Elgar Publishing, Edward Elgar Publishing will honor your preference. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We do, however, share selected information under certain conditions: Edward Elgar Publishing may selectively provide certain information to other companies or organizations that have products or services we think may interest you. If you do not want the information you provide to Edward Elgar Publishing to be shared with other companies, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to Edward Elgar Publishing, Edward Elgar Publishing will honor your preference.


Edward Elgar Publishing uses ‘cookies’ and other technologies to collect information on the Website to assist in monitoring the Website’s web page flow, promotional effectiveness as well as to promote trust and safety.

If you decline our cookies, some features and access to some parts of the Website will not be available to you or may not function properly. You must set your browser to accept cookies in order to access restricted content on the Website.

If you choose to accept our cookies, you can also delete such cookies later from your computer – refer to your internet browser’s help files. If you delete the cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies will be deleted and will need to be re-created when you visit the Website subsequently.

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While we endeavour to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.


You may access certain parts of the Website without subscribing or providing Edward Elgar Publishing with your details.

As the information on the Website may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, we reserve the right to update the Website at our sole discretion. Thus, such information may be changed or updated without notice.