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© Cohesive Society 2023
Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable to you, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including files downloadable from this website, without the permission of the copyright owner.
The UK Copyright Act allows certain uses of content from the internet without the copyright owner’s permission. This includes uses by educational institutions and by Commonwealth and State governments, provided fair compensation is paid. For more information, see and
The owners of copyright in the content on this website may receive compensation for the use of their content by educational institutions and governments, including from licensing schemes managed by the Copyright Agency.
We may change these terms of use from time to time. Check before re-using any content from this website.
Here are steps you can take to assist us to give effect to your intentions if you want to be allocated payments for the use of your internet content under our licenses.
  • include a link to your terms of use on each page of your website (a link in the footer is common practice)
  • have a separate webpage for your terms of use (rather than including the terms with, for example, your privacy policy);
  • make sure that the terms of use for each piece of content on your site, including downloadable files, is clear
  • get a lawyer to check your terms of use
  • use any of the following phrases without qualification: ‘non-commercial use’, ‘use in your organisation’, ‘all rights reserved’, ‘free copying’, ‘free for education’
  • simply prohibit commercial use (this will be treated as allowing any non-commercial use, such as educational and government use)
  • have more than one terms of use on your site, unless it is completely clear which terms of use apply to each piece of content on the site
  • use the word “free” without being clear about:
  1. what is “free”: for example, viewing, downloading one copy for personal use, downloading one copy to use in connection with teaching, and
  2. for whom the use is free: for example, teachers who subscribe to your loyalty program or alert service​
For files downloadable from your website:
  • in your terms of use, cover the use of files downloadable from your site as well as the use of content from web pages;
  • include the copyright symbol (©), the name of the copyright owner, and the URL for the terms of use, in each downloadable file (if possible, on each page of the downloadable file: once a document has been downloaded, schools may copy parts of it and those parts may not include the copyright notice or terms of use)
  • if you invite visitors to your site to download and print documents from the site, make sure that invitation is subject to your terms of use; and
  • add metadata to your files covering the terms of use
This information is for guidance only. It is not legal advice.
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