EdShare Terms & Conditions


"External Sites" – all third party sites or services from which content may be displayed or linked through the Website;

“Licence” – The relevant Creative Commons Licence applicable to the whole of an individual work available on the Website, except where otherwise indicated, granted to Users from the point at which they exercise any rights to the Work. Where indicated, parts of the Work may be subject to a separate licence agreement and Users must ensure that they abide by all relevant license terms indicated as being applicable to that Work;

“University”- means the University of Southampton;

“User" - the person browsing the Website or using any information, or Works obtained from or via the Website;

"Website"- the EdShare website or repository available at http://www.edshare.soton.ac.uk and all information, data, material and Works published on the Website excluding resources which the User can access via links to External Sites;

“Works”- means the individual works protected by copyright, made available under Licence to the Users but excludes the Website as a compilation or collection of works.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Website is protected by copyright, trademark, database and other intellectual property and proprietary rights and except where Works are licensed to a User under a Licence, all rights are expressly reserved by the University.

The User may only exercise such rights granted to them in respect of the individual Works made available under a Licence and shall not make any compilation or collection of the Work(s) containing more than five (5)of the individual Works available or at any time previously available on the Website.

Unless otherwise clearly marked, all Works are the intellectual property of the University. Users must check the terms and conditions of External Sites to determine their rights of use, if any to content made available on linked External Sites or resources.

For Take-Down Requests and Complaints please follow this link to the Take-Down Requests and Complaints Procedure page.

If you would like to use the Work for any purpose not expressly set out herein or in the applicable Licence, your use may constitute an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights and you should therefore request an alternative licence. Please refer your query to edshare@soton.ac.uk.


Use of the Website by the User is subject to these terms which take effect and are binding on the User from its first use of the Website and by the User’s continued use, he/she agrees to be legally bound by the latest version of these terms on a continuing basis. All updates to the Website Terms will be found at this webpage. The Website Terms must be read together with the applicable Licence governing use of a Work and the Licence is binding upon the User when the User exercises any rights to the Work provided for in the Licence.

The University reserves the right at its discretion to prohibit any link from any other internet site to this Website.

These terms and conditions are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. If you do not agree to accept and be bound by these terms and conditions of use, you should not access or continue using the Website or Works.

To the full extent allowed by applicable law, the University will not be liable to any User or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss of privacy and loss of data) or any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or are related to use of the Website. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the University’s liability for personal injury or death caused by its negligence.

The University will not be held liable for any loss, damage or expense resulting from any circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control, including but not limited to war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, interruption in power supplies or other services for any reason, fire, boycott, and telecommunications failure.

Use of the Website

The Website including all Works and other information is provided “as is” and the University reserves the right to alter the Website, discontinue the Website or remove or block access to the Website or Works at any time and without notice. The University makes no further commitment to update the Works, Website or other information and makes no warranty as to the quality, accuracy or fitness for a particular purpose of the Website, Works, or of the accuracy of the search results.

Users must use this Website in accordance with the Acceptable Content and Use Policy set out below.

The Website may contain links that make it easy to visit External Sites. The University does not have any control over these sites and your use of these External Sites is entirely at your own risk. The University does not necessarily endorse the information, links, or the External Sites from which the information and links originate.

Privacy Statement and Cookies

Users do not have to give us any personal information in order to use this Website and no personal information is collected.

We may use cookies to amongst other things track the interest of our Users. Cookies are small text files passed by us to your computer’s hard drive via your browser. These may be used by the University to collect information for the purposes of managing and improving the services on the Website and identifying you and preparing customised pages. No information personally identifying you is contained in the cookies. You have to ensure cookies are enabled to use this Website fully but can configure most standard web browsers to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them. In addition, for more information about cookies and how to control them you can refer to www.AboutCookies.org.

Acceptable Content and Use Policy

The User may not use the Website or Works submitted or posted to it in any way that is illegal or otherwise unlawful or in breach of these Terms and Conditions. If the University becomes aware of any violation of these terms, the University reserves the right to take action to stop the violation. This may include (but is not limited to) removal of information, suspension or removal of a User from the Website, and the provision of relevant information to external bodies where required by law or regulation.

If you are uncertain about anything in these User Terms and Conditions, please send an email to edshare@soton.ac.uk.