General Terms of Use

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS, AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, trading as Cambridge University Press, has its principal place of business at the University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS.

Use of this website is subject to these terms of use. Users who do not accept these terms of use are not authorised to use or continue using this website.

We may amend these terms of use at any time and any revised version will be effective immediately that it is displayed on this website.

In the event of any comments or questions concerning these terms of use, please contact us by contacting the Legal and Business Affairs department via the email


We own or are licensed to use all intellectual property rights in and to this website and all technical infrastructure relating to it.


In accessing any part of this website, you agree:

  • not to use this website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this website by other users;
  • not to upload, display or transmit any materials through this website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world;
  • not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this website or attempt to transmit to or via this website any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; and
  • not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this website and entered by or relating to any third party user of this website.

Material contained in this website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal use or internal circulation within your organisation provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part. Material contained in this website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without our prior written consent. In particular it must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain. All other rights are reserved and users must seek our permission before making any other use of material contained in this website.


If you supply personal details to us through this website then you consent to our maintaining, recording, holding and using such personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that this website or the websites to which it is linked will always be available to users. You should ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all.

This website and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. Where you rely on any information or other material contained in it, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of this website are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We exclude all liability whatever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of this website or of any other website linked to it, or from reliance on the contents of this website or any material or content accessed through it.


 Links from this website are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website. We do not endorse any linked website.


This website has been designed and these terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of this website shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.


Material on these pages is copyright Cambridge University Press or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners.

It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way or transmitted to others (unless explicitly stated otherwise) without the written permission of Cambridge University Press. Hypertext links to other web locations are for the convenience of users and do not constitute any endorsement or authorisation by Cambridge University Press.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act') gives a general right of access to recorded information held by public bodies such as Cambridge University Press (the 'Press').


The Act imposes a duty on public bodies to adopt a publication scheme detailing information which is held and is publicly available. Public bodies must also create and maintain a guide to their publication scheme.

The Press is a department of the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge has adopted the Model Publication Scheme produced by the Information Commissioner’s Office. A Guide to Information has been produced by the University of Cambridge in accordance with the Information Commissioner's Office Definition Document for Universities. As a department of the University of Cambridge, the Press is covered by the University's Publication Scheme Guide to Information.

This may be found at the link below:

However, where there is further information on the Press this may be found in the Cambridge University Press Publication Scheme: Guide to Information. This Guide provides information in addition to that found on the University of Cambridge's Publication Scheme Guide to Information.


The Act also imposes a duty on public bodies to manage individual requests for information.

Any person who wishes to request information from the Press must do so in writing to the Press’ General Counsel at:

Subject to a number of conditions and exemptions, the Press must comply with a request made under the Act within 20 working days of receipt.

To be a valid Freedom of Information request, a request must be in writing for specific information, which is not subject to an exception contained within the Act, and relates to information which the Press holds. A written request includes requests by email and fax.

Upon receipt of a valid request the Press's duties are:

  • to confirm whether or not the Press holds the information
  • to confirm whether there will be any cost involved in supplying the information
  • to provide the information
  • to advise and assist applicants (e.g. where broad requests are made or an applicant is unsure what they are looking for)

The Press may charge an applicant for the supply of information. There is no obligation to supply information if the cost of such would exceed the limit of £450 imposed by Regulation 3 of The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004.


Any complaints or comments regarding the handling of any Freedom of Information requests should be directed to the Press’ General Counsel at: