Legal Notice

This website is owned and operated by Pearson Education Limited, a registered company in England and Wales whose registered office is at Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex CM20 2JE, United Kingdom. Company Registration number 872828, VAT Number GB278 5371 21 on its own behalf and on behalf of its affiliated entities.

References to "we", "us" or "our" mean Pearson Education Limited. References to our affiliated entities mean other Pearson Education group companies, which are under common control with Pearson Education Limited by Pearson Plc, including without limitation Edexcel Limited (and its subsidiaries), Fronter AS (and its subsidiaries), Pearson Assessment & Information GmbH, Pearson Education Inc, Pearson Education Deutschland GmbH, Pearson Education Schweiz AG, Pearson Educación S.A, Pearson Education France SAS, Pearson Education Benelux BV, Pearson Education Hellas SA, Pearson Italia SpA, Pearson Education Central Europe Sp Zoo, Pearson Education South Asia Ltd, Pearson Education Asia Ltd, Pearson Education Japan KK, Pearson Education Korea Ltd, Pearson Australia Group Pty Ltd, Pearson New Zealand Ltd, Pearson South Africa Pty Ltd, Longman Nigeria plc, Pearson Education de Mexico SA de CV, Pearson Education de Colombia Ltda, Pearson Education do Brazil Ltda.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions apply to your use of this website, its features and contents (“the Site”). Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using and/or registering on the Site and/or for the Community because by accessing or using the Site or any mobile versions of it or by linking to it, you signify that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions are a legally binding agreement between you and us.

You are responsible for bringing these terms to the attention of anyone who may read material on this Site as a result of your access to it.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, add or delete portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms and Conditions on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. We may send registered users and subscribers an email notifying you of the change. Your continued use of the Service of the Site or Community after any such change whether or not you received an email from us notifying you of any changes, constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms and Conditions, please do not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Service or the Site.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to make any changes to the Site and levels of service offered and to terminate access at any time.

You must not use data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods on any part of this Site without our express prior written consent.

Proprietary Rights in Content; Limited Licence

All material on or available through this Site is (unless otherwise stated) copyright 1999-2010 Pearson Education Limited and its licensors. All rights are reserved.

Users are permitted to view, print and download the material for personal, non-commercial and class room use only but in so doing are not permitted to remove or amend any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice. Class room use refers to non-commercial uses by a qualified teacher during a class of students registered in a qualified institution to teach English as a foreign language (“class-room use”).

Users are not entitled to modify the content of this Site or reproduce, republish, distribute, transmit it on any other website without the express permission of Pearson Education Limited. Users may not distribute, transmit, reproduce or publish by electronic or any other means any part of the data without the prior written permission of Pearson Education Limited. Users may not create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the content. All other rights reserved.

All trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. For example, 'Addison-Wesley', 'Longman', ‘Heinemann’ and 'Prentice Hall' are trade marks of Pearson Education Limited or other companies in the Pearson Education group. 'FT' and 'Financial Times' are all trade marks of Financial Times Limited. 'Penguin' is a trade mark of Penguin Books Limited.

The use of any trademark on our Site does not vest in you any trademark ownership rights in such trademarks, nor does the use of such trademarks imply any affiliation with or endorsement of our Site by such owners.

Purchase Terms and Tax Information

Please refer to the Purchase Terms and Tax Information for the terms, conditions and policies applicable to your purchase of any products, subscriptions or services from us or our affiliated entities. By ordering products or services through the Site, you agree to be bound by and accept the Purchase Terms and Tax Information. The Purchase Terms and Tax Information are subject to change from time to time in our (or our affiliated entities') sole discretion so you should review them each time you make a purchase.


This Site contains a community enabling you to participate in discussions, blog posts, wikis, forums, online surveys, and special interest groups and related services (“the Community”).

Eligibility for the Community

You should ensure that the laws of your country allow you to join our Community. The Community is intended solely for English Language Teaching Professionals of 18 years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to the Community by anyone under 18 or otherwise not fulfilling the eligibility criteria, is unauthorised, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms and Conditions. By using the Community, you represent that you are 18 years or older and an English teaching professional and that you agree to and to abide by these Terms and Conditions in their entirety.

Registration Data and Account Security

When you register for the Community or other services offered on the Site, you are asked to provide specific information as set out in the registration form (“Registration Details”). Please provide accurate Registration Details and update your Registration Details as necessary so that they maintain their accuracy. You should keep your password and identification details secure, you are fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

You must not allow others to use your Registration Details or account, and you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account. You agree to notify Pearson Education Limited immediately of any unauthorised use of your Registration Details or account. Pearson Education Limited will not be liable for any losses arising out of the unauthorised use of your Registration Details and/or account and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Pearson Education Limited or any associated companies, agents, affiliates and/or licensors, as applicable, for unauthorised uses of your account.


Registration Details or other information you provide to us as part of our registration process will be treated in accordance with our Privacy Policy which can be viewed here. By using the Site or the Community, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed by us in line with our Privacy Policy which forms part of these terms and conditions.

User Conduct

The Site and all its features, whether or not requiring password registration or payment and including but not limited to the Community, is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent and warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted to the Site, including if you registered with us through your account, or otherwise posted, transmitted or shared by you will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights or contain libellous, defamatory or otherwise harmful material. You may not use the Site or any of its features including the Community for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all your acts or omissions and for all those that occur under your account.

By submitting any material to us you agree to abide by the following rules. Pearson Education Limited reserves the right but does not have an obligation to monitor materials or any information which is posted on any part of the Site, any bulletin boards, discussion forums or any tools available on the Site allowing you to post comments, material, views, reviews or comment on material posted by you, us or others or to interact with others or materials in any way (“the Interactive Areas”) and on any part of the Site requiring registration or subscription including but not limited to the Community allowing you to do any of the above.

We also have the right, but no obligation, at any time to delete, remove, or suspend the whole or any part of the materials on this Site or any content posted on them including in any Interactive Areas and areas requiring registration or subscription without notice and without incurring any liability. No part of our Site is meant for you to post third-party copyrighted content. That includes the Interactive Areas including those requiring registration and/or subscription, including but not limited to the Community. And it means third party copyright content such as songs, film clips, an episode of a TV programme, parts of books, news articles, illustrations, photos or music videos.

If you find objectionable or offensive material please let us know as soon as possible via the report abuse button or by emailing

The views, statements and opinions expressed in any of the Interactive Areas or the Community in any form are those of the individual contributors or advertisers and not the statements and opinions of Pearson Education Limited or its affiliated entities.

By posting your comments or materials on the Community, you allow us to publish them on the Site from time to time and to identify you with the content you have posted.

You may remove your content from the Site at any time. If you chose to remove your content from one part of the Site, we will endeavour to update the Site as soon as practicable and we reserve the right to remove this content from the entire Site but you acknowledge that back up copies may continue to contain the removed content for a reasonable time.

You may use the Interactive Areas and the Community only to post content that is proper and appropriate to such areas and you must not do any of the following:

  1. advertise, promote or offer to sell any goods or services even if you are acting for a charity or non-profit organisation;
  2. post, transmit unsolicited promotional material “junk” mail or “spam”, pyramid schemes;
  3. harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information or use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site or Community;
  4. reveal any confidential or sensitive information;
  5. reveal any personal information on other persons (for example, email address, telephone number or postal address, credit card numbers, social security numbers);
  6. post or link to any content that we deem unlawful, defamatory, obscene, threatening, offensive, fraudulent, harmful or otherwise objectionable (this includes but is not limited to text, graphics, video, programs or audio);
  7. post content which you do not have permission to use, in particular, material that contains the intellectual property rights of third parties;
  8. upload, post share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses, computer codes, worms, trojans or any other components with harmful or contaminating effects to any user or equipment;
  9. imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us;
  10. delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any content that is posted;
  11. falsify the origin or source of content that is posted;
  12. contribute content with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act;
  13. use inappropriate (e.g. vulgar or offensive) language or user names;
  14. impersonate any living person or purport to represent any organisation;
  15. use or attempt to use another’s account, service or system without authorisation, register for more than one account or register on behalf of another individual, group or entity;
  16. reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the Site, deep link into it without permission.

Please bear in mind that we will identify you with content you submitted and may release that information to a court or other official if ordered to do so.

We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or other intellectual property rights, is vulgar, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

Without limiting the foregoing, you also agree to abide by the Community Code of Conduct that contains further information on authorised use of the Site and forms part of these terms and conditions.

We do not undertake to keep or make available any material that you or anyone else has contributed to the Site or Community for any length of time or at all. We may delete, archive, make unavailable, modify or comment on any material, and close or suspend any discussion topic at any time without notice.

You may not use the words “Pearson”, “Longman” or any other trademark used on the Site or belonging to us or our affiliated entities, in particular in any meta tags or other “hidden text”, in each case without our express prior written consent.

User Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site and Community. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.


Whilst Pearson Education Limited endeavours to ensure that the information it provides on this Site is correct, it is provided on an 'as is' basis, without warranties of any kind. No warranty, express or implied, is given that any of the content of this Site is accurate, complete or up to date. Pearson Education Limited does not accept any liability for any error or omission of any content on this Site or on the Community, including content provided by us or any affiliated entities or by any users or other third parties.

Any and all representations and warranties whether express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement, whether implied by statute, common law, custom, trade usage, course of dealing or otherwise are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. We do not exclude any liability in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, liability for our fraud, or any other liability that we cannot exclude by law.

We cannot guarantee and do not promise any specific results from use of the Site or Community.

Use of this Site and any content on any part of it whether requiring registration and/or subscription or not (including the Community) is at your own risk. Pearson Education Limited shall not be liable to any users of this Site (whether registered users, subscribers or not) and any third parties for any claims or losses of any nature including, but not limited to, loss of profits, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising from a user’s or third party's use or inability to use this Site, any part of it or the Community, including any loss of data or lost profits or wasted time of management or employees even if Pearson Education Limited is aware of or has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Pearson Education Limited’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to us.

Pearson Education Limited accepts no responsibility for the content on any website to which a hypertext link from this Site exists or for any use of personal data by the third party operating such a website. The links are provided 'as is' with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them.

All authors or providers of a link into this Site should note that Pearson Education Limited does not necessarily read, check or edit the content from such links and Pearson Education Limited accepts such material linked to its Site purely on the basis of an understanding that Pearson Education Limited is a distributor (not a publisher) of such material and by linking to this Site, the author or provider of the link gives an implied warranty that he/she/it will indemnify Pearson Education Limited in the event of any action arising as a result of such material appearing on or via this Site. All persons accessing this Site are also put on notice of such fact.

While Pearson Education Limited makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses or other code with contaminating or disruptive properties from the Site, it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for viruses and any computer code/software. You are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from this Site.

Information transmitted via this Site will pass over public telecommunications networks. Pearson Education Limited makes no representation or warranty that the operation of this Site will be uninterrupted or error free and disclaims all liability this respect. The Site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.


You agree to hold harmless, indemnify, and at our request defend, Pearson Education Limited, its parents, subsidiaries and other affiliated entities and their respective owners, officers, managers, agents and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your material, your use of, conduct on the Site or Community, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, liabilities, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs, expenses and lawyers fees, for every kind and nature. In such a case, we will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action to the address you registered with us.


Pearson Education Limited may immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Site without notice if any breach of these Terms and Conditions of use by you is brought to our attention.

If you breach these Terms and Conditions and we take no action, we will not be deemed to have waived any of our rights and may still use any rights and remedies that were open to us when you broke them.

Your free registration may be terminated and your profile and any content or information that you have posted to the Community and Site may be deleted at any time. We may prohibit you from using or accessing the Site and the Community for any reason, at any time in our sole discretion, with or without notice. These Terms and Conditions shall apply to any use of the Site or Community, also after your registration was terminated.

We reserve the right to deactivate user accounts and user names that have been inactive for more than 180 consecutive calendar days.


Where points or prizes are awarded, they are awarded in good faith. Community members are expected to participate in the spirit of fair play. Anyone suspected of foul play may be investigated and Pearson Education Limited reserves the right to refuse points or prizes in this case. Prizes are limited in number and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We may offer alternative prizes. No cash alternative is available. Competitions may also be subject to additional terms and conditions as notified to competition participants on a case by case basis.

Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction

By visiting or using the Site and/or the Community you agree that these Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with English law. The courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute between you and us, irrespective of whether or not you are a registered user/subscriber and irrespective of the type of dispute. You agree not to commence or prosecute any action against us other than in the courts of England and Wales and you hereby consent to, and waive all defences of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Pearson Education Limited makes efforts to ensure that its publications, advertising and offers on this Site fully meet the requirements of English law and foreign laws of any country where it is intended for such content to be viewed. In the event that a foreign country's law may not be fully complied with, then Pearson Education Limited shall be deemed not to be directing such content to that particular country.

These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Pearson Education Limited. Pearson Education Limited shall be entitled to enforce this agreement on its own behalf and on behalf of and for the benefit of its affiliated entities. Apart from Pearson Education Limited's affiliated entities who shall be entitled to enforce the terms of this agreement in the same way as Pearson Education Limited, nothing in this agreement shall confer on any third party any right or benefit under the provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

If you have any questions on our Privacy Policy or regarding the data we hold about you or to ensure that the data we hold about you is accurate and kept up to date, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Data Protection Officer
Pearson Education,
Edinburgh Gate,
Harlow, Essex,
CM20 2JE
United Kingdom

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