Terms & Conditions

Terms of Service

Thank you for visiting combinedacademic.co.uk, which is operated by Mare Nostrum Group Ltd. 

Your use of this website is governed by these Terms and Conditions

Please review the Terms and Conditions of the combinedacademic.co.uk website, contained herein. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, you may not use the combinedacademic.co.uk website. You can accept the Terms and Conditions by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms and Conditions when this option is made available to you on the website or by actually using this website. Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and you agree to be bound by them.

These Terms and Conditions May Change

Combined Academic Publishers (hereafter “CAP”) reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Therefore, please review these Terms and Conditions whenever you use this website. Your use of this website following any change to the Terms and Conditions constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms and Conditions as changed.

If you have questions regarding this policy contact us here.


Combined Academic Publishers, part of the Mare Nostrum Group

39 East Parade



United Kingdom

These Terms and Conditions were last updated 7 January 2021.

Copyright Notice

All material contained within the CAP website is protected by copyright. All Rights Reserved and are protected to the fullest extent of United Kingdom and International copyright laws. Except for use in a review or for the purposes of aiding in placing an order with CAP, the reproduction or utilization of this work in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including xerography, photocopying, broadcast and recording, and in any information storage and retrieval system, is forbidden without the written permission of the publisher. Order forms may be copied for the purpose of ordering materials from CAP.

Content Disclaimer

The information on these web pages is provided in good faith as a service to the international physical activity community, and all reasonable care is taken to ensure the information is correct and up to date. In addition, no guarantee is made of the accuracy of the information provided on this website by CAP or any of the persons and organizations contributing to any part of this site. CAP and the authors and organizations contributing to the website disclaim all liability of any kind arising directly or indirectly from any use of the information conveyed on this site or any loss or damage incurred from such use. If you have questions about the accuracy or currency of any information provided on the CAP website, please Contact Us, and we will attempt to rectify any uncertainty.

Product Inaccuracy Disclaimer

From time to time there may be information on our website or in our product catalogue that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to product descriptions, pricing and availability. CAP reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

Provided Services

Combined Academic Publishers is pleased to provide our customers with a wide variety of services on this website. We are constantly updating and improving our site in order to provide our site users with the best experience possible. You acknowledge and agree that the services on this site may change at any time without prior notice to you. You also acknowledge and agree that CAP can stop offering these services, permanently or temporarily, at any time at CAP’s sole discretion without any prior notice. You may stop using our services at any time and have no requirement to notify CAP of your decision. You acknowledge that if you do not follow and abide by the Terms and Conditions of this site, CAP may disable your account, thereby preventing access to services or any files or other content contained in your account.

Use of the Services

You agree to use the services for only the purposes that are permitted by the Terms and Conditions of this site and by any applicable law or regulations in your state, country, or jurisdiction. You are not allowed to engage in any activity that interferes or disrupts the services of this site or the servers or networks connected to the services and site. You will not copy, sell, trade, resell, reproduce or duplicate any services provided on this site. You are responsible for any breach of your obligations under the Terms and Conditions of this site and for the consequences, including any losses that CAP may suffer, of any such breach and further acknowledge that CAP has no responsibility to you or to any third party.

Your Account

In order to access the full range of materials available from CAP, you are sometimes required to create an account. You are required to provide accurate and complete information when creating your account, and you are solely responsible for any activity that occurs on your account.

By creating an account, you affirm that you are 18 years of age or older. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to create an account on this site and should not use this site.

If at any time you fear there has been a breach of your account, you are responsible for contacting CAP. CAP is not responsible for such breaches.

You shall at no time use any area of this site, including message boards, groups, messaging, or profiles, for commercial purposes. Any users found to be using this site for commercial purposes will immediately have their accounts removed.

If you are found to have uploaded viruses, Trojan horses, or malicious code to your profile or other sections of the site, CAP retains the right to immediately remove your account and, when warranted, seek restitution to the fullest extent of the law.

In order to ensure our site operates at an optimal level for all site visitors, CAP retains the right to delete files and content from your account after 12 months of inactivity; after removal, these files and content will be inaccessible.

User Submitted Content

All information on this site, including data files, text, software, music, audio files, and videos, which you have access to as a user of this site, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated.

Any content presented to you may be protected by copyright and intellectual property rights which are owned by the content holder.

You may not modify, rent, sell, distribute, or reproduce this content, in whole or part, unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by the owner of the content in a separate agreement.

CAP reserves the right (but is not obligated) to review, flag, refuse or remove any or all content posted to this site.

You acknowledge that by using this site you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable and that, in this respect, you should use this site at your own risk.

You agree that you are responsible for any content that you upload or post to this Site and that the consequences of your actions are yours alone.

CAP acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you under these Terms and Conditions to any content you upload or post. You agree that you are solely responsible for protecting the rights surrounding your proprietary content and that CAP has no obligation to intercede in rights protection on your behalf.

You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold for your content which you submit, post or display on this site.

CAP is not responsible for any viruses, Trojan horses, or malicious code that may be transmitted through user submitted content. Download content provided by other site users at your own risk.

Links to Other Sites and Content

This website includes numerous hyperlinks, including links to other websites and content. CAP has no control over other websites and content. CAP is not responsible for the content or availability of such sites and content, and does not endorse any content or information found on these sites. CAP is not responsible for any loss or damage which may occur by you as a result of visiting these external sites and content.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that a user on this site has infringed upon your copyright pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, please Contact Us.

Termination of Agreement

The Terms and Conditions of this site will apply until terminated by either you or CAP as outlined below:

CAP may at any time terminate this legal agreement with you if you have breached any provision of the Terms and Conditions of this site, if CAP is required to do so by law, or if CAP suspends the delivery of services on this site.

You may stop using our services at any time and have no requirement to notify CAP of your decision. If you wish to have your account removed, please Contact Us.

Conditions of sale

All orders are accepted by CAP subject to and in accordance with the following conditions of sale which override and exclude any other terms stipulated or incorporated or referred to by the customer during any negotiations or in any course of dealing between CAP and the customer. No variation to these conditions of sale are permitted unless expressly authorised in writing by a director of the company.

All products and content in CAP marketing materials and on the CAP website are invitations to treat only and are not offers. An order placed by a customer using such advertised information is considered as an offer to purchase goods from CAP. No contract will subsist between the customer and CAP for the sale of products by CAP to the customer until the order has been dispatched. To the full extent permitted at law, CAP provides marketing materials, and this website and its contents on an ’as is’ basis and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the information herein or its products and contents described. CAP disclaims all such representations and warranties, including for example warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.


Prices for goods on sale on the CAP website are specified in British £ Sterling. All prices quoted in £ Sterling and are reviewed periodically and amended. Customers are requested to choose their correct country on ordering and to choose their correct ordering region. Appropriate pricing and postage for that region will be automatically calculated. Should a customer choose a region which is not compatible to their country of delivery, CAP reserves the right to amend these details and adjust the pricing to reflect appropriate charges advertised on this website.

CAP reserves the right to change prices without notice at any time. Prices charged will be those prevailing when an order is dispatched. If the price increases from that advertised on the CAP website or within marketing materials, CAP will take reasonable endeavours to contact the customer to verify that the goods are still wanted.


All webpage prices are quoted exclusive of VAT. Customers based outside the UK placing print book orders via the CAP website or directly may continue to be charged their local level of import sales tax. Mare Nostrum and Combined Academic Publishers will not be liable for these payments. Combined Academic Publishers is part of Mare Nostrum Group, VAT Registration 129701711.

Please note that all webpage prices are quoted exclusive of VAT. Individual customers will be charged VAT at the point of sale, where appropriate to the goods, at the prevailing rate of their country. Individual customer orders for print books from EU member countries with a total combined value that exceeds €150, placed via the Combined Academic website or directly, will be subject to VAT (and any additional duty/fees) upon receipt of the order by the recipient. For these orders VAT will not be collected at the point of sale.


Pre-payment is due in all cases for consumer orders. Credit orders cannot be processed on this website. For credit orders, customers should contact Customer Services directly by telephone, +44 (0) 1423 526 350 or via email, enquiries@combinedacademic.co.uk to ensure correct terms and discount, where applicable, are applied.

Credit Payments

All goods supplied on a credit basis, shall remain the sole and absolute property of CAP as legal and equitable owner until such time as the customer shall have paid CAP the agreed price on the invoice raised in relation to these goods. The customer’s right to possession of the goods shall cease if he, not being a company, fails to comply with a statutory demand or if he, being a company, does anything or fails to do anything which would entitle a receiver to take possession of any assets or which would entitle any person to present a petition for winding up. CAP may for the purpose of recovery of its goods enter upon any premises where they are stored or where they are reasonably thought to be stored and may repossess the same. It will be assumed that where the buyer purchases similar goods from the company on a regular basis that a stock rotation system has operated, and goods still held relate to invoices still outstanding for which full payment has not been made.


CAP reserves the right to decline to trade with any company or person. Official orders from local authorities, schools, universities, hospitals and other institutions will only be accepted via email, fax or post.


We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours if stock is available. For more urgent deliveries an additional charge may be added, depending on the destination. Please contact CAP for further details. Delivery will be made to the address specified by the customer. CAP may use any method of delivery available to it. CAP will use reasonable endeavours to meet delivery estimates but in no circumstances shall it be liable to compensate the customer for non-delivery or late delivery. CAP reserves the right to deliver by installments should any products be out of stock, although the customer will be informed in such an event. The customer will also be informed should any of their products be out of stock and the customer has the right to cancel the order at any time.

For more information on our shipping times and costs please visit our Delivery Information page. 

Inspection, defects and non-delivery

The customer must inspect the goods as soon as is reasonably practicable after delivery and CAP shall not be liable for any defect in the goods unless written notice is given to the company within thirty (30) days of delivery. In case of any issues please email enquiries@combinedacademic.co.uk quoting your account number and order number. The quantity of any consignment of goods as recorded by CAP upon despatch from CAP’s place of business shall be conclusive evidence of the quantity received by the customer on delivery unless the customer can provide conclusive evidence to the contrary. CAP will not be liable for any non-delivery of goods unless written notice is given to CAP within ten (10) days of the date when goods should have been delivered in the ordinary course of events. Any liability of CAP for non-delivery or defective goods shall be limited to replacing the goods within a reasonable time or to refund any monies already paid in respect of the goods.


If you’re not completely satisfied with your prepaid purchase, please Contact Us to arrange a return for a refund within 30 days of the date of receipt of your shipment.

No returns are accepted for online/electronic products or opened shrink-wrapped, software, CD/DVD-ROM, and DVD products.

CAP will issue a refund for purchase price based on original payment method (excluding shipping/handling) if the original invoice information is supplied.

Products damaged during shipment must be reported to CAP within 30 days of shipment receipt. At that time, the nature of the damage must be provided.


All specifications, drawings and particulars of dimensions or other details contained in CAP’s marketing materials are intended to give a general idea of the goods, but will not form part of the contract. CAP shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of technical details relating to goods, but accepts no liability in contract or tort or under statute or otherwise for any error or omission in such technical detail whether caused by CAP’s negligence or otherwise. CAP may make changes to the goods as part of a continuous programme of improvement.

Performance and fitness for purpose

Unless any performance figures, tolerances or characteristics have been specifically and expressly warranted by a director of CAP in writing, CAP accepts no liability for any failure of the goods to obtain such figures, whether attributable to CAP’s negligence or otherwise. The responsibility for ensuring that goods are sufficient and suitable for a particular purpose is the customer’s unless specifically stated in writing by a director of CAP. Any advice or recommendation given by an employee of CAP which is not confirmed in writing by a director of CAP is acted on entirely at the customer’s risk and CAP shall not be liable for any such advice or recommendation which is not so confirmed.


Any defects which, under proper use, appear in the goods within a period of twelve months (unless otherwise stated by CAP) and which are due to faulty materials, workmanship or design will be made good by CAP either by repair, or at CAP’s option, replacement (which is CAP’s sole obligation and the customer’s sole remedy under this provision). CAP’s guarantee is accepted by the customer in substitution for all express or implied representations, conditions or warranties, statutory or otherwise, as to the satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose or performance of the goods (or any materials used in connection therewith) or the standard of workmanship of any services provided, and all such representations, conditions and warranties are excluded. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained herein shall affect the implied undertakings contained in Section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 or statutory rights of a Customer who deals as a ’consumer’ as defined in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1997. CAP shall not be liable for defective goods if the defect arises because the customer alters or repairs such goods without the written consent of CAP or because the customer did not follow the manufacturer’s instructions for storage, usage, installation, use or maintenance of the goods. Any goods replaced or repaired under this paragraph will be guaranteed on these terms for any unexpired portion of the guarantee given on the original goods.


CAP shall not be liable for any damage, loss or expense resulting from the failure to give advice or information or the giving of incorrect advice or information whether or not due to the negligence of CAP, its employees, agents or subcontractors. These conditions of sale set out the entire liability of CAP to the customer in respect of the goods and shall be in lieu and to the exclusion of all other warranties, conditions, and other terms implied by statute or common law save for any implied terms which by law cannot be excluded. Nothing in these conditions of sale excludes or limits the liability of CAP for death or personal injury caused by CAP’s negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation. CAP’s total liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation or otherwise shall be limited to repairing, replacing or at CAP’s option refunding monies already paid in respect of the goods. CAP shall not be liable to the customer for any indirect or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise) costs, expenses or other claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (whether caused by the negligence of CAP, its employees, agents or subcontractors) which arise out of or in connection with any contract.

Personal Data

“Personal Data” means, data relating to any customer, enquirer, or any representative of a customer who is (in any case) a living individual. Personal Data is any data from which (whether alone or in combination with other information held by CAP) CAP can identify that customer or representative, regardless of how and when that data is provided. By accepting these terms and conditions, the customer or representative hereby agrees that CAP may process Personal Data for the following purposes from time to time:

CAP deciding whether to enter into any contract or agreement with that customer. This may include credit reference searches, against a customer or the principal representatives of a customer;

Direct Marketing of CAP’s products and services, and that of carefully selected third parties whose products and services CAP believes may be of interest to the customer. The customer is given the opportunity to expressly opt-in to receive information, on ordering, on all future marketing activity and at any time in the future by contacting CAP Marketing Department, Mare Nostrum Group, 39 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LQ, UK;

E-mail Marketing of CAP’s products and services, and that of carefully selected third parties whose products and services CAP believes may be of interest to the customer. As of 31st October 2003, this activity will only be undertaken where the customer has expressly opted-in. All subsequent e-mail marketing from CAP will give the customer the opportunity to update their communication preferences and opt-out of this method of communication, in accordance with GDPR regulations

Crime prevention or detection

The processing of Personal Data may also involve:

The disclosure of that Personal Data to CAP’s agents, advisers and representatives;

The disclosure of that Personal Data to carefully selected third parties whose products and services that CAP believes may be of interest to that customer or representative, subject to the customers individual opt-in and opt-out preferences;

By agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree that we may also disclose information about you to our partner presses (See List). Although the USA does not have the same laws to protect your information, the relevant presses’ purposes may involve only retention of the data, limited specific marketing and the fulfilment of journal subscriptions or review copy requests. Please be assured that CAP takes your data protection very seriously.

CAP assumes that it may use Personal Data for all these purposes unless and until notified to the contrary, except in the case of e-mail marketing where this will occur only where the customer has expressly opted-in.

If at any time you would like any further information on CAP’s Data Protection policy, or would like to amend the purposes for which CAP uses your Personal Data, please contact CAP Marketing Department, Mare Nostrum Group, 39 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LQ, UK. By telephone to +44 (0)1423 562 350, or via email at enquiries@combinedacademic.co.uk.

Intellectual Property Rights

You may not reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on the CAP’s website without written permission from CAP. This condition also applies to marketing copy, catalogues and other promotional devices.


The customer is responsible at his / her own expense for obtaining any licence and complying with any export regulations in force within the United Kingdom and in the country for which the goods are destined. CAP reserves the right not to supply certain customers or countries and will in these circumstances, direct the customer to its parent company, fellow subsidiaries or distributors who will be able to help those customers.

Customised services

Any customised services such as programming will be provided to the customer subject to these conditions of sale and any additional terms set out on an order form, quotation and/or specification sheet issued by CAP in respect of the particular service. CAP accepts no liability whatsoever whether in contract, tort or otherwise and whether or not resulting from CAP’s negligence or of it’s employees, agents or sub-contractors in respect of defective, programming, certifications, reports, analysis or for any damage or loss resulting therefrom or from the failure to give advice or information or the giving of incorrect advice or information in connection with the provision of such services. In no event shall any breach of contract or negligence or failure of any kind on the part of CAP or its employees, sub-contractors or agents be accepted as liability for any direct loss or damage or loss of revenue or loss of profits or any other consequential loss or damage arising from any cause whatsoever.

Force majeure

CAP shall not be liable to the customer in any manner or be deemed to be in breach of these conditions of sale because of any delay in performing or any failure to perform any of CAP’s obligations under these conditions of sale if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond CAP’s reasonable control (which shall include, but not be limited to government actions, war, fire, terrorism, explosion, flood, import or export regulations or embargoes, labour disputes or inability to obtain or a delay in obtaining supplies of goods or labour). CAP may, at its option, delay the performance of, or cancel the whole or any part of a contract.

Legal construction

All contracts shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the customer submits to the jurisdiction of the English Courts, but CAP may enforce such contract in any court of competent jurisdiction.


Any provision of these conditions of sale which is held by any competent authority to be invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable (in whole or in part) shall to the extent of such invalidity, voidness, voidability, unenforceability or unreasonableness be deemed severable and the other provisions of these conditions of sale and the remainder of such provision shall not be affected.

Failure by CAP to enforce or partially enforce any provision of these conditions of sale will not be constrained as a waiver of any rights under these conditions of sale. CAP reserves the right to modify these terms at any time without prior notice. Any modification of these terms will be deemed to be effective from the date and time of posting on CAP’s website or published within CAP’s marketing and publicity materials.