Terms of Use

Cambridge University Press is a syndicate of the University of Cambridge and our principal place of business is at the University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS.

Access and use of the In Focus website ('Website') and the In Focus mobile application ('App') (the Website and App are hereinafter collectively referred to as the 'Services') made available by Cambridge is subject to these terms of use. Users who do not accept these terms of use are not authorised to use or continue using the Services. References in these terms of use to 'you', 'your', 'Users' or 'Authorised Users' are interchangeable and refer to an individual who has access to the Website or App.

Cambridge may amend these terms of use at any time and any revised version will be effective immediately that it is displayed on this Website or App.

In the event of any comments or questions concerning these terms of use, please contact Cambridge by e-mailing Legal and Business Affairs at legalservices@cambridge.org, or you can write to the General Counsel at University Printing House, Shaftesbury Road, Cambridge, CB2 8BS, England.

Access to and use of the Website

'Institution' is defined as any accredited educational institution organised and operated exclusively for the purpose of teaching its enrolled students or any corporation or business entity supporting or offering educational courses for its employees or other designated third parties.

'Authorised User' is defined as an individual who is authorised to access the Website through a secure network, via his/her affiliation with an Institution, and having purchased a first-hand copy of an In Focus Student's Book containing an access code.

Access to the Website is as follows:

Only teachers affiliated to an Institution with students enrolled in a course that uses the In Focus series published by Cambridge as course material are permitted to establish an Account.

Usernames, passwords and access codes must be kept confidential and may only be used by the Authorised User in accordance with these terms of use. Unauthorised use of the username and password, or the access code, either with or without the Authorised User's knowledge and consent, shall be considered a breach of these terms of use. Authorised Users agree to notify Cambridge of any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft or disclosure of usernames, passwords or access codes.

The Website shall have a subscription period of 12 months from the date an Authorised User first logs on to the Website using the access code contained in his/her copy of the In Focus Student's Book. Upon expiry of the subscription period, all data pertaining to the Authorised User Website account will no longer be accessible by the Authorised User.

Obligations of the Institutions

Each Institution, through its teachers, shall use best endeavours to monitor compliance and immediately upon becoming aware of any unauthorised use or other breach by one of its Authorised Users, inform Cambridge and take all reasonable and appropriate steps, including disciplinary action, both to ensure that such activity ceases and to prevent any recurrence. The Institution shall use best endeavours to ensure that all Authorised Users are appropriately notified of the importance of respecting the intellectual property rights in the Website. The Institution shall be responsible for ensuring that adequate security is in place in order that only Authorised Users can gain access to the Website.

Access to and use of the App

You are permitted to download the App ONLY onto handheld devices owned or controlled by you to view, use and display the App on such a device for your personal purposes only.

In addition to these terms of use, downloading and accessing the App may be subject to additional rules or policies applied by the appstore provider ('Appstore') from whose site you have downloaded the App ('Appstore Rules').

From time to time, and at Cambridge's sole discretion, updates to the App may be issued through the Appstore. Depending on the update, you may not be able to use the App until you have downloaded or streamed the latest version of the App and accepted any new terms of use.

By using the App, you consent to Cambridge collecting and using technical information about the devices and related software, hardware and peripherals for services that are internet-based or wireless to improve our products and to provide any services to you.

You authorise the App to access your personal information contained on the Website (if any) so that activities carried out on the App by you may be synchronised with your Website account.

Network Charges

You may be charged by your service provider(s) for network access while using the Services. You agree to be fully responsible for any such internet and data charges that you incur.

Intellectual Property Rights

Cambridge owns or is licensed to use all intellectual property rights in and to the Services and all technical infrastructure relating to it. All content contained in the Services ('the Content') is copyright © Cambridge University Press or published under licence from the copyright holder by Cambridge University Press unless otherwise specified. Users undertake to ensure that the intellectual property rights of the copyright holder and the software owners and the moral rights of the authors of the Content are not infringed.

Permitted uses of the Services

Users may:

All other rights are reserved.

Prohibited uses of the Services

In accessing any part of the Services, Users agree NOT to:

Use of the Services by Minors

The use of the Services by minors is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. Cambridge advises parents who permit their children to use the Services that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using the Services should be made aware of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with these terms of use, including any Appstore Rules when using the Services.

Right of withdrawal of Access or Content

Where Cambridge considers there to have been a deliberate and/or systematic breach of these terms of use by you, or an Authorised User, it reserves the right to immediately, temporarily or permanently withdraw your right to use the Services.

Where Cambridge has reasonable grounds to believe Content infringes copyright, is defamatory, obscene, unlawful, objectionable or otherwise does not satisfy the provisions of these terms of use, it reserves the right to promptly remove, or disable access to, the Content at any time and you will be notified of such withdrawal at the time you try to select the Content.

Exclusions and limitations of liability

The Services have been prepared with the aim of providing information about Cambridge University Press, our products and services.

Owing to the nature of the Internet we cannot guarantee that the Services and any websites to which the Services are linked, will always be available to users. You should ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in the Services was accurate at the time of publication, it is subject to variation at any time without notice and we do not give any warranty that any such information will be accurate or complete at any particular time or at all.

The Services and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Cambridge will not be responsible for any support or maintenance for the Services. Where you rely on any information or other material contained in the Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of the Services are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We exclude all liability whatever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of the Services or of any other website linked to it, or from reliance on the contents of the Services or any material or content accessed through it.

Data Protection and Privacy

For the purposes of these terms of use, Personal Data has the meaning given in the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you supply Personal Data to Cambridge through the Services then you consent to Cambridge maintaining, recording, holding and using such Personal Data in accordance with its general 'Privacy Policy': see www.cambridge.org/policy/privacy. Personal Data collected in this way will be added to our access control database (which may be hosted by a third party hosting company) and to customer databases at Cambridge.

Cambridge warrants that to the extent it processes any Personal Data on behalf of an Authorised User:

Cambridge shall treat any Personal Data or other data submitted to the Website or App as confidential information belonging to the Authorised User.

Anti - Bribery and Corruption

Cambridge University Press acts in accordance with the UK Bribery Act 2010. Institutions, Authorised Users and Cambridge shall not engage in any activity, practice or conduct which would constitute an offence under the Bribery Act 2010, and both parties shall comply with the Press' Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy (http://www.cambridge.org/policy/abc_policy/) which may be revised from time to time.


Links from the Website and App are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website. We do not endorse any linked website.


These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of the Services shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Language Version

In the event that these terms of use are translated into any language other than English, the terms of the English Language version shall prevail.