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Web Site Policies and Terms of Use

Please Read These Policies and Terms of Use Carefully Before Using the ABC-CLIO Web Site. Immediately Leave the ABC-CLIO Web Site If You Do Not Agree with These Policies and Terms of Use.

General Privacy policy

ABC-CLIO is committed to protecting the privacy of the visitors to our web site. We do not collect personally identifiable information unless the information is willingly provided to us by our web site visitors, or as may be required under the "Employment" section of our web site. ABC-CLIO always requests students under the age of 13 to ask their parents or teachers for approval before sending us any personally identifiable information.

Product Privacy policy

ABC-CLIO supports the ICOLC Privacy Guidelines for Electronic Resource Vendors ( ABC-CLIO is committed to protecting user privacy online. We believe that strong electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet. We also believe it is critical for us to adhere to the American Library Association's Code of Ethics. We pledge to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. We will not disclose individually-identifiable information about you to any third party without your consent. We will not sell of rent any personally identifiable information to a third party. This information will only be used by ABC-CLIO internally or to send you information you have requested.

Copyright and Trademark Policy

All information provided on the ABC-CLIO web site is owned by or licensed to ABC-CLIO unless otherwise indicated. ABC-CLIO and its licensors retain all proprietary rights to the information on our web site. Copyright law protects the content written by our authors and editors and posted on the ABC-CLIO web site.

ABC-CLIO will permit you to download the content contained on the ABC-CLIO web site on any single computer and/or make a single print copy of the content for your own personal non-commercial use provided you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the content or use of the content for any other purpose would be a violation of ABC-CLIO's and/or licensor's copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights.

You are not permitted to republish, post, transmit or in any way distribute ABC-CLIO content including the copying of our content and posting it on your web site or a third party web site without the written permission of ABC-CLIO.


ABC-CLIO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ABC-CLIO WEB SITE OR ITS CONTENTS with regard to the accuracy, completeness or results obtained by accessing and using the content contained on the ABC-CLIO web site.

ABC-CLIO will not be liable for any damages to any visitor who uses our content with respect to any inaccuracy, error or omission, regardless of cause.

Content Provided BY Visitors to the ABC-CLIO Web Site

Visitors to the ABC-CLIO web site who place any content on any of our web pages are responsible for the content of that material. ABC-CLIO has no responsibility for the content of any messages or information posted by visitors. ABC-CLIO retains the right, which it may or may not exercise, in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete from the ABC-CLIO web site any content placed on the web site which ABC-CLIO believes to be illegal, offensive, inappropriate or for any other reason. Any visitor posting content on the ABC-CLIO web site agrees to indemnify ABC-CLIO for any damages, losses and costs incurred as a result of such content being placed on our web site.

Creating Links to the ABC-CLIO Web Site

Creating a link to the ABC-CLIO web site on the World Wide Web does not require our permission unless:

  1. You wish to use our logo or trademarks.
  2. You charge visitors to your web site a fee for the pages that contain a link to the ABC-CLIO web site.
  3. The link opens within a frame or in any other way that it makes the ABC-CLIO content appear as if it were in your web site.

Otherwise, you are welcome to link to our site.

Content on Web Sites that Link to the ABC-CLIO Web Site

ABC-CLIO cannot control the content of third party owned web sites that link to our web site.

If you visit the ABC-CLIO web site through a link from a third party web site and believe that the content of that third party web site is inappropriate please contact us and we will evaluate this matter.

Links From the ABC-CLIO Web Site

Visitors may find links from the ABC-CLIO web site to third party owned web sites where we believe their content may be of interest to our visitors. While we have initially visited these sites before linking to them, please understand that we do not control their content and that such content is usually being changed. Therefore, we recommend that children and young adults check with their parents or teachers before clicking on any linked web sites.