Welcome to the World Economics website at (the “Website”). To make the Website informative and useful, we ask that all the visitors to and subscribers (“users”) of the Website adhere to our terms and conditions (“Terms”). Please check these Terms periodically for changes. By accessing and using the Website, you indicate your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms (including any changes).

 This is a legally binding agreement.

1. Introduction
The Website is owned and operated by Information Sciences Limited. – see para. 15 below for contact details. Information Sciences Limited reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access and use of the Website at any time, and may exercise this right with or without notice. Whilst every effort has been made in the preparation of the site content to ensure accuracy of the statistical and other contents, the publishers, data suppliers and Information Sciences Limited. cannot accept any liability in respect of errors or omissions or for any losses or consequential losses arising from such errors or omissions.

2. Our Privacy Policy
Information Sciences Limited respects your privacy as a subscriber or visitor to the Website. We only gather personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, etc. when voluntarily submitted by the visitor. Information Sciences Limited. and its divisions, subsidiaries and associated companies may use this information for promotional purposes, unless you have opted out from receiving promotional mailings by contacting Information Sciences Limited. (see para. 15 for contact details). We never impart email addresses to third parties without permission. 

3. Restrictions On Use Of Materials
3.1 All material on the Website and messages by email belong to Information Sciences Limited. You may retrieve and display content from the Website on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper (but not photocopy them) and store such pages in electronic form on disk (but not on a server or any other storage device connected to a network except as expressly provided for in these Terms) for your personal, non-commercial use.

3.2 Except as expressly set out in 3.1, you may not reproduce, republish, post, transmit, upload, modify or in any way commercially exploit any of the Website’s content (as print or in electronic form). Information may be used as source material having given full credit to World Economics and Information Sciences Limited. as the copyright owner. Modification of the materials at or downloaded from the Website or use of such materials for any purpose other than allowed under these Terms is a violation of Information Sciences Limited.’s copyright and other proprietary rights. 

3.3 The database of material contained on may not be downloaded in its entirety, nor may any user create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing any or all of the content. 

4. Content for Purchase
4.1 Permission to use purchased content
When you buy any of our content in digital form, what you are buying is the right to use it (or extracts from the same) for your own reference in connection with your business in the following ways only:-

  • to view it online;
  • to download one copy of that digital content in an available electronic format;
  • to store that content in electronic format on the drive of one hardware device; to print out one copy of that digital content;
  • to manipulate any statistical data that is provided with a Report; provided that you keep intact all and any copyright and proprietary notices.
  • duration of use is restricted to a valid subscription period, after the expiry date, all content and data should be erased.

4.2 Restrictions on the use of purchased content

You may not use the content in any way not permitted in Clause 4.1, in particular:
  • You may not offer the content for resale.
  • You may not scan, photocopy, fax, or in any other way reproduce or copy the content.
  • You may not share the content with anybody else.
  • You may not distribute the content whether by electronic mail, over any network or otherwise.
  • You may not upload the content to any database or server.
  • You may not display the content on any website or intranet. When you buy any of our content, you are permitted to use them in accordance with the copyright notice included in them and in accordance with copyright laws.

5. Information Sciences & World Economics. Trademarks
Unless otherwise stated, all trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Information Sciences Limited. 

6. Trademark Notice
The Website may contain trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights of third parties. All such rights are proprietary to their respective owners. Users are prohibited by law and these conditions from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any content on the Website for commercial or public purposes. Except as specifically permitted in accordance with the Terms and conditions governing use of the Website, any use of such trademarks or tradenames is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of these owners. 

7. Disclaimer and Limitation Of Liability
7.1 The user/visitor expressly acknowledges and agrees that the Website is provided subject to the disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in these Terms & Conditions, and agrees to be bound by them. Whilst every effort has been made in the preparation of the site content to ensure accuracy of the statistical and other contents, the publishers, data suppliers and Information Sciences Limited. cannot accept any liability in respect of errors or omissions or for any losses or consequential losses arising from such errors or omissions.

7.2 Information Sciences Limited relies on the World Wide Web for the delivery of the Website to subscribers and without limiting the foregoing whilst Information Sciences Limited will use reasonable efforts to minimise delays and interruptions in the delivery and/or updating of the Website, Information Sciences Limited will not be liable to subscribers in any manner whatsoever for any consequences of such delay or interruption.

7.3 Every user who visits this Website does so at his or her own risk. The materials in the Website are provided 'as is' and without warranties of any kind either express or implied including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, security or accuracy. World Economics Ltd, nor any other party involved in the creation, production or delivery of the Website or whose materials or information appear in the Website, will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, line failure, technical inaccuracies, typographical errors or the inability to use the materials in the Website, even if there is negligence on World Economics Ltd.’s part or an authorised World Economics Ltd representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both.

7.4 World Economics Ltd may discontinue the Website or any part immediately if the provider of the material contained on the Website, or any part, withdraws or limits the License or authority of World Economics Ltd to include such material on the Website.

7.5 The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you to the extent that applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. In that event, World Economics Ltd’s total liability to you for all losses, damages, and causes of action (in contract, tort, including without limitation, negligence, or otherwise) will not be greater than the amount you paid to access the Website. 

7.6 World Economics Ltd. shall not have any liability, duty or obligation for or relating to content, information or data, any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or delays in the data, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. In no event shall Information Sciences Limited be liable for any incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of the use of the data. Any images coprwrited by third parties are used in good faith and the copywrite remains with the owner. All copywrited images include a click through to the source image for clarification purposes.

8. Force Majeure
Failure or delay by World Economics Ltd in performing its obligations under this Agreement as a result of circumstances outside World Economics Ltd’s reasonable control shall not constitute a breach of this Agreement. Information Sciences Limited shall, as soon as conditions return to normal, take all reasonable steps to rectify the failure or delay at the earliest opportunity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if such event of force majeure continues for more than thirty (30) days, the Licensee shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement. 

9. Assignment
You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms. 

10. Invalidity
If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which remain in full force and effect. Headings in these Terms are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect. 

11. Links
11.1 Information Sciences Limited is not responsible and assumes no responsibility for the contents of any non-Information Sciences Limited linked Internet website, or for any potential damage arising out of or in connection with the use of any such link. The Internet websites to which links are provided in this Website are not under the control of Information Sciences Limited Access to any other Internet sites linked to the Website is at the user's own risk.

11.2 In addition, the existence of a link between this Website and any other Internet website is not and shall not be understood to be an endorsement by Information Sciences Limited of any material, substance, information or the owner or proprietor of the linked Internet website, or of the site's privacy policies, and such link shall not imply nor create any relationship nor endorsement between Information Sciences Limited and the owner or proprietor of such linked website. 

12. Termination
Information Sciences Limited may cancel or withdraw access to the Website and without notice at any time and may amend or terminate these Terms for any reason.

Information Sciences Limited reserves the right to block access from any user who is making downloads from the Website in a manner that Information Sciences Limited deems to be unauthorised or suspicious. This includes: individual users downloading more than 50 articles within one week, users making sequential downloads from an index category and users who do not complete a registration form or complete it with false details. 

13. Jurisdiction and Validity
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom, regardless of where the user is based. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be filed only in the United Kingdom, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. 

14. Cookies
World Economics use cookies to recognise you when you return to our site and record traffic levels through the site. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies you will be unable to fully access subscriber-only content.

Unless you have modified your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the site. In addition to cookies we also log each page you have visited on the site to help us understand which areas of the site are the most popular so we can improve our service to you in future.

We do not sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties except if required to do so by law.

15. Contact Details & Company Registration
Information Sciences Limited is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales under Registration No. 01862026. Registered Office: Suite 1 First Floor, 1 Duchess Street, London, England, W1W 6AN.
Tel. +44 (0)20 3372 5612. Email:
Please use these details for all correspondence.