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1. Introduction

This site is owned and operated by Collins Bartholomew Ltd (‘Collins Bartholomew’); a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Please read these Conditions carefully. By accessing the Collins Bartholomew website (“the Web Site”) the user is agreeing to the Conditions that appear below. If you have any questions, please contact These Conditions were last updated on 1st April 2003.


2.1 In accepting a quote the user acknowledges that:

2.1.1 all information and specifications relating to any cartographic goods or services (the “Goods” or “Services”) and any material produced by Collins Bartholomew are approximate only; and

2.1.2 the limitations of computer hardware and software applications mean that the depiction of the Goods or Services on the Web Site may vary from the Goods and Services supplied under any contract entered into between Collins Bartholomew and the user.

2.2 Any error in any quote, sales literature or other document or information issued by Collins Bartholomew or placed on the Web Site may be corrected at any time without any liability to Collins Bartholomew.

2.3 Collins Bartholomew may make any changes in the specification of the Goods or Services to conform with any UK statutory or European Union requirements or, where the Goods or Services are to be supplied to Collins Bartholomew’s specification, which do not materially affect their quality or performance.

2.4 Any advice or recommendation give by a representative of Collins Bartholomew to the user relating to the Goods and Services which is not confirmed in writing by Collins Bartholomew will not be binding on Collins Bartholomew.

3. Price

3.1 The Price of the Goods or Services shall be the Price quoted on the date of acceptance of the order by Collins Bartholomew, subject to any inadvertent pricing errors (whether technical or otherwise) by Collins Bartholomew.

3.2 The Price of the Goods or Services includes the cost of delivery for any Goods or Services ordered equal to and over £10.00 in value.

3.3 The Price of the Goods or Services does not include the cost of delivery for any Goods or Services ordered under £10.00 in value. For such orders, the user will pay Collins Bartholomew’s delivery charges by the method and to the premises specified in the user’s order for transport, packaging and insurance as quoted on the Web Site on the date of acceptance of the order.

3.4 The Price of the Goods or Services is exclusive of any applicable value added tax, which the user shall be liable to pay to Collins Bartholomew.

3.5 The Price of Goods or Services quoted on this Web Site is the base Price for the Goods or Services, without any adaptation, modification or specific requirements of the user. Any additional costs associated with the adaptation, modification or specific requirements of the user for the Goods and Services, are to be agreed between the user and Collins Bartholomew at the time of placing the order.

4. Use of Content

4.1 All material (including, but not limited to samples of the Goods or Services (the “Samples”) on this Web Site (the “Content”) belongs to Collins Bartholomew Ltd as a fully owned divison of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. You may retrieve and display the Samples or any other part of the Content from this Web Site on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy, republish, transmit, sell or distribute without the prior written permission of Collins Bartholomew) and store such Sample pages in electronic form on disk (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that all copyright and proprietary notices are kept intact.

4.2 Except as expressly set out above, you may not reproduce, republish, sell modify, distribute or in any way commercially exploit any of the Samples or other parts of the Content without the prior written consent of the Collins Bartholomew.

4.3 Requests to republish any of the Samples or other Content and/or to use any extracts or quotations from any material published on this Web Site should be addressed to:

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5. Discussion Groups and Bulletin Boards

This Web Site may include discussion groups, bulletin boards, and other public areas that allow interaction between any users/customers and Collins Bartholomew with regard to the Samples or any other Goods or Services (“Forums”). While Collins Bartholomew does not have direct control over the information posted to Forums (the “Messages”), it reserves the right (which Collins Bartholomew will exercise at its sole discretion without notice) to delete, or edit the Messages and all users waive any moral rights that they may have in regard to the Messages. The user is solely responsible for the content of their sent Messages and must comply with any Conditions posted by Collins Bartholomew on a Forum.

The user may not:

Publish, post or otherwise distribute any Messages containing any information or advertisements for third party goods or services;

Publish, post or otherwise distribute any Messages that are indecent, defamatory, threatening, abusive, or otherwise unlawful, or infringe the intellectual property rights of any third parties or which contain any other form of illegal content;

Publish, post or otherwise distribute any Messages that contain any virus or other harmful component;

Restrict or inhibit any other user of the Forum from using the Forums.

All users, by submitting Messages to any Forum on this Web Site are agreeing to indemnify Collins Bartholomew and hold harmless, from all costs, claims and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of any Messages posted or published by the user. By submitting Messages to any Forums on this Web Site the user is granting Collins Bartholomew a non-exclusive, royalty free, license, in perpetuity to distribute, adapt, reproduce or otherwise make available, or sub-license the Message in whole or in part and in print or electronic form.

6. Warranty and Liability Disclaimer

This Web Site is provided by Collins Bartholomew in good faith on an “as is”, “as available” basis and Collins Bartholomew does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, performance or fitness for a particular purpose of the site or any Content. Any implied warranties are excluded from these Conditions to the extent that they may be excluded as a matter of law. Additionally,

Collins Bartholomew does not make any representation or warranties of any kind, express or implied, in relation to any or all parties of the Web Site, the Samples or the Content or any third party website to which this Web Site is linked, and all warranties and representations are hereby excluded to the extent permitted by law.

Collins Bartholomew excludes liability for any direct or indirect losses, costs, claims or damages (including without limitation, damages for loss of profits) arising in contract, tort (including negligence and breach of statutory authority) or otherwise from your access to or use, or inability to use the Samples or any Content or Forum contained on this Web Site, or from any action taken (or refrained from being taken) as a result of using this Web Site, the Samples or any content, to the extent permitted by law.

This Web Site contains links to other third party Internet websites, either directly or through frames and where possible, Collins Bartholomew will make it clear where such links are being made. Those sites are controlled and maintained by independent third parties, and are included solely for the convenience of users, and do not constitute any endorsement by Collins Bartholomew. Collins Bartholomew is not responsible for any aspect pertaining to the use of those sites, including availability and content.

Collins Bartholomew does not warrant that the Samples are free from defects or supplied as fit for any particular purpose and any terms of warranty or condition express, implied or statutory to the contrary is excluded to the extent permitted in law.

Collins Bartholomew does not give any guarantee that the Content of this Web Site will be free of infection by viruses or anything else, which may be harmful or destructive.

7. Withdrawal and Use of Samples

7.1 Collins Bartholomew may withdraw Samples of any Goods or Services from this Web Site without prior notice, or liability, to the user.

7.2 If Collins Bartholomew provides the user with information about the use for which the Samples, Goods or Services are designed and about any conditions necessary to ensure that the Samples, Goods or Services will be safe then the user shall use the Samples, Goods or Services accordingly.
8. General

8.1 Any notice required under these Conditions shall be in writing addressed to the other party at its registered office or principal place of business or any other address notified by the receiving party to the party giving the notice. Any notice shall be deemed to be served:

8.1.1 if sent by pre-paid first class post to the party to whom it is given, on the second working day after posting; or

8.1.2 if sent by pre-paid air-mail post to the party to whom it is given, on the seventh working day after posting; or

8.1.3 if sent by fax to the recipient’s fax number at the date and time given on the sender’s transmission acknowledgement slip or (in the case of manifest error or loss of the slip) on receipt.

8.2 If any of these Conditions is held by any competent authority to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part then the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected thereby and shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8.3 These Conditions shall be under English law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts if there are any disputes between them of any kind.

8.4 Failure or neglect by Collins Bartholomew to enforce at any time any of these Conditions shall not be a waiver of Collins Bartholomew’s rights and it shall not affect the validity of the whole or any part of these Conditions or prejudice Collins Bartholomew’s right to take subsequent action.

8.5 Nothing in these Conditions is intended to confer on any third party any benefit or any right to enforce any terms contained in these terms and conditions.

8.6 Collins Bartholomew reserves the right to add or change these Conditions at it sole discretion. Any changes will be posted to this page and it is the sole responsibility of the user to ensure that they are aware of any such changes from time to time. Changes will become effective 24 hours after first posting and the user will be deemed to have accepted any change if they continue to access this Web Site from that time.