Terms of Use

The use of this site, associated materials and links is subject to the terms and conditions outlined below. Your use of the INASP website and materials constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions, as of the date you first use the site.

These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

If there is any conflict between these terms and conditions and rules/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material, then the latter shall prevail.

If you do not accept these terms and conditions in full, you must stop using this site and INASP materials immediately.

These terms and conditions may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review them regularly, as you will be considered to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted.

Blog licence

By using the blog you agree to be legally bound by the terms of this blog licence and the INASP Terms of Use.

All content provided on the INASP blog is for information purposes only. INASP makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on the blog or found by following any link on this blog. We will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. We will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Blog Comments

INASP reserves the right to delete any comments submitted to the blog without notice due to:

  1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
  2. Comments including profanity
  3. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
  4. Comments that attack a person individually

The content of the INASP blog (but not including any comments posted on or about the blog) is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence accessible via creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ (the Creative Commons Licence).

This means, when you submit any blog, you agree to be bound by the terms of the Creative Commons Licence. Under the terms of this licence, anyone can copy, distribute and display work submitted to the blog, and make derivative works, providing that he/she gives the original author credit and makes the new work available under the Creative Commons Licence.

Please check the Creative Commons Licence for the full terms and conditions of the licence.

Any personal information submitted in a blog will be treated in accordance with the INASP Privacy Policy.

Creative commons licence

We aim to make all our materials, including publications and training materials, free and open access. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright, database rights and similar rights in all material published by INASP are exclusively licensed to INASP. 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Licence.



Some documents, photos and videos have been published on this site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners (who are not INASP). All rights are reserved on these documents, and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners.


The INASP name is a registered trademark, all rights reserved. The names and logos of other organizations appearing on the INASP website and materials are the property of their respective owners.


To the full extent permissible by law, INASP disclaims all responsibility for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for loss in business projects, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising in contract, tort (civil wrong) or otherwise, from the use of or inability to use the site or any material appearing on the INASP website, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the INASP website or any such material.

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to INASP websites, we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for the consequences of any interruption or delay in the information and services that we provide. Access to the sites may be interrupted, restricted or delayed for any reason.  

INASP does not approve or endorse the web sites to which it links in any way, apart from the views expressed explicitly on the INASP website or materials. Links are provided for your convenience only, and INASP is not responsible for, or in control of, the content or privacy practices of any other website linked directly or indirectly to INASP.

Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We are committed to ensuring that your personal details are protected when you use our websites, or subscribe to our mailing lists.

If you are concerned about how your information is used, we recommend that you review this privacy statement periodically, as INASP may update it from time to time.

If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please email us at info@inasp.info. This Privacy policy forms part of the Terms of Use

What information do we collect about you?

Information will be requested from you when you subscribe to receive our email newsletters or blog alerts, post a comment to the INASP blog, sign up to attend any INASP events, or register for INASP’s e-resources service. By entering your details in the fields provided you enable INASP to deliver the services you select. This personal information may include, but is not limited to, your contact details.

  • Subscribing to email alerts and blog updates: Subscribing to email newsletters and blog updates allows you to receive email alerts on all our updates, publications and news. We use Mailchimp to manage our mailing lists. You may access and change this information or your preferences at any time. The information you provide will be stored via Mailchimp, but will not be passed on for use outside of INASP. For information on the Mailchimp privacy policy, visit mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.
  • Subscribed resources registration: When registering to access e-resources, you must first apply for an account. This account is free, but does require some personal information. If the account is approved, you may then register your institution for resources. Your personal information is password protected for security, and you can access and change your details and requirements at any time.  

How we use this information

Your personal information will be used by INASP to process your requests, provide or administer INASP services, to display content you have provided to use on the website (including blog submissions or comments). We will also use/store your personal information for internal statistical analysis, and to improve our work.

How long will INASP store my information?

The personal information you provide will be kept on our database for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

You have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you on our databases and asked for it to be removed.

How will INASP keep my information secure?

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of information you provide us with through the website.

Communications from us in connection with the website may be sent to you by email. Email is not a fully secure means of communication and we cannot guarantee our emails are free from viruses and other harmful effects, although we do our best to make them as secure as possible.

Will INASP share my personal details with anyone else?

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or disclosure is required by law. In some instances, however, INASP may use third parties to process your information (for example, we use Mailchimp to manage our mailing list).

On these occasions, we will require that these third parties comply strictly with our policy and will prohibit the use of your personal information for their own business purposes.


We use cookies to help us deliver and improve our services. Cookies are small bits of data we store on the device (computer, mobile phone, tablet) that you use to access our website. For example, we use Google Analytics, which uses cookies to facilitate usage monitoring. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

Cookies do not identify the person at the computer, and information gathered is not shared with third parties. It is used to monitor the use of the website and provide us with raw data we can use to judge, and demonstrate, the website's effectiveness.

A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website and others, you can do this through your browser settings. For further details on disabling cookies, see: www.aboutcookies.org.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated privacy policy, you may contact us at info@inasp.info. We will be sure to address your concerns.