Terms & Conditions

References to "IOP" mean the Institute of Physics and/or IOP Publishing Limited as appropriate. References to "this website" are to the specific IOP website from which the user is linking to these terms of use.

Please read this document carefully. By accessing or using any part of this website, you are agreeing to be bound by all of these terms of use.  If you have any questions, please e-mail custserv@iop.org. These terms of use were last updated on 5 June 2009.

Using this website

This website is maintained by IOP for personal viewing and use.  For the purposes of these terms of use, all references to the "User" are to any person who accesses or uses this website or any of the services provided by it, whether on their own behalf or on behalf of an organisation or institution whom they represent.

User responsibilities

1. Usernames and passwords are not transferable and the User must keep them strictly confidential and secure.

2. The User will use this website only in accordance with these terms of use and only for lawful purposes and in a lawful manner.

3. If the User submits information for display on this website then they are responsible for ensuring that it is true, accurate, complete and up to date and for updating it whenever necessary. The User is also responsible for ensuring that no data are uploaded or submitted which are defamatory, obscene, abusive or otherwise objectionable or in breach of any applicable laws or third-party rights.

4. By submitting data for display on this website, the User warrants that they have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure that they are free from viruses and anything else which may have a contaminating or destructive effect on any part of this website or any other technology.

5. The User will make no attempt to undermine the integrity of this website or any of its content and will not adapt or circumvent the systems in place in connection with this website nor access it other than through normal operations.

6. Systematic downloading of files is prohibited.

Privacy and Cookie Policy

7. IOP takes the privacy of its Users very seriously and is committed to safeguarding that privacy.  Please refer to IOP's Privacy and Cookie Policy for more details.

8. The terms of IOP's Disclaimer are incorporated within these terms of use.

9. Any information submitted by the User, other than personal data which are covered by IOP's Privacy Policy, will be treated by IOP as non-confidential and IOP shall be entitled to reproduce, distribute and communicate that information to others without restriction and without obligation.

10. Without limiting its rights to seek other remedies, IOP reserves the right to change, alter or remove all or part of this website, temporarily or permanently, and without notice and without liability.  This includes the right to remove offending material placed on this website by the User that IOP considers to constitute misuse of this website or to be potentially harmful to other Users.

11.These terms of use are in addition to, and supplement, any other terms and conditions which the User is required to accept in order to access any of IOP’s specific goods or services on this website.

12. IOP will use its reasonable endeavours to allow uninterrupted access to this website but access may be suspended, restricted or terminated at any time.

13. IOP has the right to amend these terms of use at any time and continued use of this website after the change will be deemed as acceptance of the changed terms of use. It is the responsibility of the User to check the terms and conditions regularly for changes and to discontinue use if the User is unhappy with the changes.

14. IOP reserves the right to prohibit access by persons to all or part of this website or the services provided on it at its sole discretion.

15. Each provision of these terms of use shall be construed separately and independently of each other and the invalidity of any one part shall not affect the validity of any other part.

16. English law governs these terms of use and the English courts have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any disputes.

Contact information
If the User has any questions or comments about these terms of use, they should contact:

Group Legal Advisor
The Institute of Physics/IOP Publishing Limited
Temple Circus
Temple Way
Bristol BS1 6HG
Tel +44 (0)117 929 7481
Fax +44 (0)117 929 4318
E-mail legal@iop.org