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International Journal
of Dark Tourism Studies

Terms of Website Use

Welcome to the International Journal of Dark Tourism Studies! Our services and products are provided subject to the following terms and conditions. By using the website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.



Privacy Policy

You should review our Privacy Policy to understand our privacy practices, including use of data. 


License & Website Access

We grant you a limited, revocable license to access and make personal use of the website as our customer. However, you are STRICTLY NOT permitted to:


  • reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell or otherwise exploit the website or any product image, product listing, product description, price, page layout, page design, trade dress, trademark, logo or other content ("Website Content") for any commercial purpose, except as expressly provided;

  • use a robot, spider or data mining or extraction tool or process to monitor, extract or copy Website Content (except in the operation or use of internet "search engines," hit counters or similar technology);

  • use any meta tags, search terms, key terms, or the like that contain the website's name or trademarks used on the website;

  • engage in any activity that interferes with the website or another user's ability to use the website;

  • modify, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, recompile or disassemble any technology used to provide the website and the services offered on the website; or

  • assist or encourage any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these Terms of Use.


Any use of the website or Website Content that is not expressly authorized herein is prohibited and immediately terminates the license granted herein.


Electronic Communications

You consent to receive communications from us by e-mail. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you by e-mail satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.



Your Account (if applicable)

If you use the website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account as appropriate and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password (if relevant). We reserve the right without notification to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at our sole discretion.




All Website Content is our property or the intellectual property of our content suppliers or authors (as appropriate) and is protected by international copyright laws. The purchase of any product does not provide the purchaser with any copyright interest or other intellectual property right in the product. All Website Content that is not our property is used with permission. The arrangement and compilation of all Website Content is our exclusive property and is protected by international copyright laws. All software used on the website is our property or the property of our website or software suppliers and is protected by international copyright laws.



Academic Citations & Media Referencing

Passing off in whole or in part our Website Content or work as your own is plagiarism and is considered by us as ‘academic theft’. However, you may directly or indirectly cite, quote or paraphrase any aspect and/or item purchased from this website, including but not limited to purchased academic papers and/or presentations, within your own work/studies.


You should properly and accurately cite our work/papers/authors according to usual academic referencing conventions and protocols. For an example of how to reference our work in your own academic research, please visit our Academic Citations.


Online Media articles that use our Website Content should include a web link within web articles. The web link is 

Press Media should reference our Website Content as the International Journal of Dark Tourism Studies [Available at". 




Certain graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of our company or our website provider(s). Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used for any commercial or other purposes without our prior written consent. All other trademarks and service marks not owned by the International Journal of Dark Tourism Studies or our affiliated companies that appear on the website are the property of their respective owners and may or may not be used without their prior written consent.



Copyright & Trademark Compliance / Complaints

We honour the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied or used on the website in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please notify us. Except in limited instances under authorized agreements or under copyright law ‘fair use agreement’, we do not reproduce academic research. Rather, we research and write original papers or adapt papers and make them bespoke to the International Journal of Dark Tourism Studies. Notwithstanding any unintentional use of reproduced research papers and, upon receipt of any bona fide claim of infringement, or upon becoming aware of any actual or alleged infringement by any other means, we will remove such actual or alleged infringing product(s) from the website and/or cease sales of the product(s) pending our investigation.



Notice & Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright / Trademark Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied, distributed or used on the website in a way that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, please contact us with full details of any alleged infringement.



Reviews, Comments, Communications & Other Content

Visitors may post or submit reviews, comments, suggestions, communications and other information via our website (if applicable), by email or through one of our website operation partners, including but not limited to social media providers. You agree not to submit, transmit, or otherwise make available in any manner any content (i) that is unlawful, harmful, obscene, hateful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is otherwise objectionable; (ii) that infringes the intellectual property rights of any party; or (iii) which contains a chain letter or constitutes any form of commercial solicitation, political campaign, mass mailing, "spam" or software virus or malware. You are hereby prohibited from using a false e-mail address or otherwise provide information that would be misleading as to the origin of such content.


Although we may not regularly review content you submit to the website, we reserve the right to edit or remove any content that violates our Privacy Policy or that we find objectionable for any reason whatsoever. You represent and warrant that you possess all necessary rights to use the content that you submit to the website and/or affiliated social media platforms and that use of such content does not violate our Privacy Policy or our Terms of Website Use. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims arising out of or relating to any content that you submit to the website. By submitting content to the website, you automatically grant to us, or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted to us, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use your user name and/or the content in any manner that we deem appropriate, in our sole and exclusive discretion.


We take no responsibility and assume no liability whatsoever for any content posted by visitors to our website and/or official affiliated social media platforms.



Use of Services

We offer our website users certain services that involve the purchase of research papers. These include, but are not limited to, our essays, articles, commentaries, PowerPoint  presentations, bibliographies, and fact-sheets. The products provided through these services are protected by international copyright laws and may not be used for any other purpose, notwithstanding academic citation(s) or media referencing as noted above.


Users of these services MAY NOT:

  • alter, modify or manipulate any research paper;

  • use a research paper in any form other than private study;

  • reproduce any research paper other than as intended through the use of this service; 

  • remove any code or identifying information from a product image;

  • inactivate the link associated with any product image or cause our products to ultimately link to a destination other than our website;

  • distribute our research papers and products either through online or offline means. Our products are strictly for the sole and exclusive use of the purchaser, as set out in our Sales Terms & Conditions.


Requests, Suggestions & Ideas

Visitors may submit suggestions, ideas, or questions, via our Support Centre. By doing so, you acknowledge that we will be free to use, disclose, reproduce, modify, license, transfer and exploit any suggestions or ideas in any manner.


Please note we DO NOT respond to individual requests for additional learning resources nor do we provide any research/study assistance and/or guidance.



Limitations of Liability

We do not accept responsibility that our Website, its servers, or email sent from the website is free of viruses or other harmful components. We will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the website, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages. Certain laws do not allow limitations as contained in this clause. If these laws apply, some or all of the above limitations may not apply to you and you might have additional rights.



Applicable Law

By visiting the Website, you agree that the laws of the United Kingdom without regard to principles of conflict of laws will govern these Terms of Website Use, and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and us relating to the use of this website. Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to or use of the website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the law courts of the United Kingdom and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such court.



Subject to Change Without Notice: Severability

We reserve the right without notification to make changes to our Website, policies, and these Terms of Website Use at any time and at our sole discretion; therefore, you should review our policies, terms, and conditions each time you visit the website. Your continued use of the website after we make any such changes constitutes your binding acceptance of those changes.


If any of the terms or conditions herein shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term or condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or condition.

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