Privacy & Legal for IASTED Site

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the International Association of Science and Technology ("IASTED") website ("Site"). Please review the following terms that govern your use of our Site. Please note that your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by those terms (the "Terms and Conditions").

We may from time to time change the terms that govern your use of our Site. Your use of our Site following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the terms as changed. We may change, move or delete portions of, or may add to, our Site from time to time.

Your Right to Use the Site and Its Contents

This site is only for your personal use. You may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit anything you copy from this Site, including but not limited to any text and images, for any business, commercial, or public purpose. As long as you comply with the terms of these Terms and Conditions, IASTED grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to enter, display and use this Site. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this Site in any way.

Site Contents

Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that appear as part of this Site (collectively, the "Contents") are copyrights, trademarks, and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by IASTED. The Site as a whole is protected by copyright owned by IASTED.

To the extent that this Site contains links to outside services and resources, the availability and content which IASTED does not control, any concerns regarding any such services or resources, or any link thereto, should be directed to the particular outside service or resource.

This Site may contain links to other Internet sites on the World Wide Web. IASTED provides such links for your convenience only, and is not responsible for the content of any site linked to or from this Site. It is your responsibility to verify any information contained within the links before relying on it. The content available on these sites may be changed or updated without any notice. Links from this Site to any other site do not mean that IASTED approves of, endorses or recommends that site. IASTED disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability or validity of any content on any other site.


This site and all contents of the site are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitation warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. You acknowledge, by your use of the Site, that your use of the Site is at your sole risk, that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repairs of any equipment you use in connection with you use of our site, and that IASTED shall not be liable for any damages of any kind related to your use of this site.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold IASTED harmless from and against all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site and in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.


IASTED considers the responsible use of personal information to be critical element in enabling the Internet to reach its potential as a serious tool for personal and professional activities. Although our ability to provide service requires that we collect personal information about our customers, we take measures to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information. To that end, we wish to inform our users of how we define, gather and utilize personally identifiable information.

IASTED is committed to protecting our users' privacy. IASTED will take reasonable steps to protect member privacy consistent with the guidelines set forth in this policy and the law. There are times when we may need information from you, such as your name, business address and email address. When we receive information about you, we may use it for research or to improve our site and the services we offer you. Our efforts to safeguarding your privacy is significant and governs the behaviour of our employees with regard to the collection, use and disclosure of our customers' personal information.

This web site, including any sub sites accessible through the homepage, (the "Site") is published and maintained by IASTED. When you access, browse or use this Site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms and conditions of our privacy policy.

If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, please contact us by either calling us at (403) 288-1195 or sending us an email at


All materials are 2009 copyright of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED). All rights reserved.

These materials are provided by IASTED as a service to our customers and may be used for informational purposes only.

You should assume everything you see or read on this site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted. You are free to use the content for non-commercial purposes, provided you do not modify it and provided you retain all copyrights and other proprietary notices contained in the content. You require our written consent to copy or display any portion of the content for redistribution to third parties or for commercial purposes.


The trademarks, logos, service marks and other names and icons identifying products and services on this site are owned by or licensed to IASTED. Nothing contained on this site gives you or any other person the right or license to use any trademark displayed on this site without the express permission of the owner.

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Copyright Policy for IASTED Papers

All IASTED Journals and Proceedings are published through ACTA Press, and as such the IASTED's copyright policy assigns copyright to IASTED and ACTA Press. For more information on IASTED's Copyright Policy please click here.