Terms & conditions

Terms & conditions

This website is operated by Informa Healthcare, part of Informa UK Ltd. Use of this site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions.


1. ‘Pay-per-view’ purchase of individual articles

Individual article sales are available through our website. Articles supplied on a pay-per-view basis are provided in PDF format and may be downloaded subject to an access fee.

To ensure that credit card payments via the informapharmascience.com website are secure, all subscription and single article transactions are mediated by GeoTrust, Inc.

If you experience any difficulties with your order, or if you have any questions or queries regarding the purchase of individual articles, please contact us at Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5000, Fax: +44 (0)20 7017 7667 or e-mail [emailÿprotected].

The following terms and conditions apply to pay-per-view article transactions.

Article use

You agree that:

  1. The article will be used for your personal research, teaching and private study purposes within your institution, and will not be used for commercial purposes.

  2. You may store a copy of the individual article and retain a backup copy if required. Such provision is made on the basis that you agree that you will not reproduce the article in a substantial or systematic way, or redistribute, re-sell, loan or sub-licence the article to any other party.

  3. You will not infringe the copyright or other proprietary rights pertaining to the article through modification, adaptation, transformation, translation or creation of any derivative work of the article, in whole or in part.

  4. You will not pass to any other person or organization any username and password assigned for purpose of electronic access.

  5. Single photocopies of single articles may be made for personal use as allowed by national copyright laws. Permission of Informa Healthcare and payment of a fee is required for all other photocopying, including multiple or systematic copying, copying for advertising or promotional purposes, resale, and all forms of document delivery. Special rates and permissions are available for educational institutions that wish to make photocopies for non-profit educational. Permissions may be sought directly from http://www.copyright.com.


You agree to pay the price indicated per article, together with any associated tax.

Errors and failed transactions

If you make any error in your order, or experience any difficulty with your purchase, please contact us at Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5000, Fax: +44 (0)20 7017 7667 or e-mail: [emailÿprotected].

2. Subscriptions

The following terms and conditions apply to subscription transactions.

  • All prices are inclusive of postage and handling.

  • Subscriptions are accepted on a calendar-year basis only, starting January.

  • New subscriptions and renewals are charged at the same rate.

  • Cancellations in the course of the year are not accepted.

  • Claims for missing issues must be submitted within 3 months of the publication date.

  • Journal issues cannot be circulated outside the purchasing location without prior agreement from Informa Healthcare.

  • Permission is required from Informa Healthcare before any part of any of our publications is reproduced in print or electronically.

  • Subscriptions begin only upon receipt of payment.

  • Electronic access to journals is made available by IP restriction.

Subscribing institutions will be asked to sign a licence agreement that restricts use to users and employees located at the designated site only. A copy of the agreement will be provided on request.

3. Copyright

Informa Healthcare and its licensors hold the copyright in all material held on this site. No material may be resold or published elsewhere without written consent, save as authorized by a licence with Informa Healthcare or to the extent required by the applicable law.

4. Limitation of liability

  1. Informa Healthcare does not warrant that the information in the articles is complete or accurate or free from error. Users acknowledge the need to independently verify the accuracy of all instructions, formulae and drug doses with primary sources for such information.

  2. No responsibility is assumed by Informa Healthcare for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products, instructions or ideas contained in the articles. Because of rapid advances in medicine and in the pharmaceutical sciences, independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be established.

5. Permitted use

Users may browse the site for their personal use. Unreasonable use, including the systematic downloading of content without a written licence, will result in access to the site being blocked. Under no circumstances does permitted usage include any commercial exploitation of the material.

6. Informa Healthcare Blog

You must be aged 18 or over to use the Informa Healthcare Blog (the Blog) and the use of the Blog by a minor is prohibited.

The views expressed in the Blog are those of the individuals and are not necessarily those of Informa. Any content, recommendation or other information within the Blog is viewed and used by you at your own risk and Informa does not warrant, in any respect, the accuracy or reliability of any of the information posted in the Blog.

By posting your comments or materials on the Blog you agree to abide by these terms including but not limited to the Content Standards set out below.

Content standards

These Content Standards apply to each part of a Contribution or posting as well as to its whole. The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. Informa will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.

Please do not;

? make multiple postings. So that we can publish comments from as many different people as possible, participants should keep their number of contributions per debate to a reasonable level. Multiple posts from one individual, or small number of individuals, discourages many others who might otherwise wish to take part.

? Spam by reposting the same message, or very similar messages, more than once.

? Publicise or attempt to publicise anyone else?s contact details or compromise anyone else?s privacy in any way

? Use any name other than your bona fide family name

In addition, please do not submit Contributions which;

? are irrelevant and/or lower the value of the debate as these will not be posted.

? include advertisements, promotions of products or services or which include any third party links

? are in any language other than English

? are in full capital letters

In addition, a Contribution must:

? Be accurate (where it states facts).

? Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).

? Comply with the law applicable in England and Wales and in any country from which it is posted.

? Be relevant.

A Contribution must not:

? Be defamatory of any person.

? Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.

? Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

? Disclose the name, address, telephone, mobile or fax number, e-mail address or any other personal data in respect of any individual.

? Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.

? Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.

? Be in contempt of court.

? Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

? Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.

? Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from Informa if this is not the case.

? Advocate, promote, incite any third party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act.

? Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

? Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

Intellectual Property Rights

By submitting a Contribution to the Blog, you agree to grant Informa a non-exclusive licence to use that Contribution and all intellectual property (including copyright, designs, trade marks and database rights together ?Intellectual Property?) contained within it. Although you will still own the Intellectual Property in your Contribution, Informa will have the right to freely use, edit, alter, adapt, create derivative works from, perform, play, reproduce, publish and/or distribute the material contained in your Contribution. This licence will be free of charge, perpetual and capable of sub-licence. Informa may exercise all Intellectual Property and publicity rights in the material contained in your Contribution in all jurisdictions, to their full extent and for the full period for which any such rights exist in that material. You also agree to waive all moral rights in relation to your Contribution for the purposes of the licence set out above.

Please also note that, in accordance with the Content Standards set out in these terms, you must ensure that your Contribution does not infringe any Intellectual Property right of any other person. By submitting your Contribution to the Blog, you are warranting that you have the right to grant Informa the non-exclusive copyright licence described above. You also warrant to take such steps as may be necessary to give effect to the licence granted above.

If you are not willing or in a position to grant such a licence to Informa, please do not submit the Contribution to the Blog.


When we consider that a breach of the Content Standards has occurred, we may at our discretion take such action as we deem appropriate. Failure to comply with these Rules constitutes a material breach of the terms of use on which you are permitted to use the Blog, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

? Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Blog.

? Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution already posted on the Blog.

? Issue of a warning to you.

? Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

? Further legal action against you.

? Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of these Rules. The actions described above are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.


If you wish to complain about any Contribution posted to the Blog, please contact [emailÿprotected] We will then review the Contribution and decide whether it complies with our Content Standards. We will deal with any Contribution which, in our opinion, violates our Content Standards as described above (see section “Breach of these Rules”). We will inform you of the outcome of our review within a reasonable time of receiving your complaint.

Changes to these rules

We may revise these Rules at any time. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.


7. Law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts as regards any claim or matter arising under these terms and conditions and/or your use of the articles. However, Informa Healthcare shall have the right to bring an action against you in the courts of where you are based if it considers you are in breach of any of these terms and conditions.

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