This website is operated by Edinburgh International Book Festival Limited (SC079939), registered as a charity in Scotland (SC010120) having its registered office at 5a Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR (“Book Festival”). For the avoidance of doubt, the British Council is not an operator of this website.

Please read these Terms and Conditions of Use carefully. They may be updated or modified without notice at any time.

If you use this website you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, do not use this website.

All rights in the content of this website, including copyright, and in the software and databases underlying this Website are owned and controlled or licensed by Book Festival and shall remain vested in the Book Festival or its licensors.

This website may include materials owned by third parties, including authors, publishers and other companies. Third party material is used on this website by virtue of a licence or other agreement between the third party and the Book Festival.

In accessing this website you agree that you may only download, copy and print extracts of the content for your own personal non-commercial use on the basis that you do not modify documents on this website in any way. This means that you may only view or download material from this website for your own use.

You are not permitted to copy, reproduce, duplicate, distribute (including by way of email, facsimile or any other means electronic or otherwise), publish, modify, copy or transmit any material from this website for any other purpose unless you have been granted prior written consent from the Book Festival or unless this website expressly permits it. For the avoidance of doubt, the material covered by this prohibition includes any and all text, graphics, logos, photographs, videos and audio material.

Links to third party websites from this website are provided solely for your convenience and if you leave this website via such a link, you access these websites at your own risk. The Book Festival assumes no responsibility for the contents of other websites to which this website has links.

You acknowledge that when you view content on this website, you are doing so at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy or completeness of this content. You understand that the majority of content on this site represents the opinions of individual authors, website users or other third parties and that inclusion on this site does not represent an endorsement by the Book Festival, the British Council or any person other than the person expressing the view unless explicitly attributed otherwise. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to pre-screen, monitor, review or edit any content posted by you and other users on the Conference Site.

You may be permitted to submit content for publication on this website. Interactions with our website are governed by our Community Standards and Participation Guidelines accessible at which are incorporated in these terms and conditions. You will be deemed to consent to these guidelines, and these terms and conditions, if you choose to post any content or comments to this website.

When you submit content to us, you agree and represent that you have created this content, or you have received permission from, or are authorised by, the owner of any part of the content to submit it to this website.

You or the owner of the content still own the copyright in the content sent to us, but by submitting content to us, you are granting us an unconditional, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual worldwide licence to use, publish or transmit, or to authorise third-parties to use, publish or transmit your content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.

We, or authorised third parties, reserve the right to refuse to publish, cut, crop or edit your content at our or their sole discretion. We may remove your content from use at any time.

We accept no liability in respect of any content submitted by users and published by us or by authorised third-parties and we shall not be liable or responsible to any person for any loss, cost, expenses or damage which may arise from the use of any of the information contained in this website.

You warrant that the content you submit to us is not obscene, threatening, harassing, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal. You warrant that the content you submit to us does not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual or proprietary or privacy right of any party or individual. You agree not to (i) post content which is deliberately intended to upset or harm other users; (ii) use this website to post or otherwise transmit content that victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of any impermissible classification, including, without limitation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, military status or disability; (iii) post or otherwise transmit any content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of this website or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) upload or otherwise transmit any content, or take any other actions with respect to your use of this website, that would constitute, or would otherwise encourage, criminal conduct or give rise to civil liability; or (v) use this website for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, submitting any material to solicit funds or to promote, advertise or solicit the sale of any goods or services.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of this website may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. The Book Festival assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store postings of content or other information submitted by you or other users to this website.

To the extent permitted by law, the Book Festival shall not be liable or responsible to any person for any loss, cost, expenses or damage which may arise from the use of any of the information contained in this website. For the avoidance of doubt, any liability of the British Council is similarly excluded under this clause.

You should be aware of and read the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference privacy statement at which explains how your personal information will be collected and used when you use this website. The privacy statement is incorporated by reference to these Terms and Conditions.

If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your permission to use this website shall automatically terminate and you must immediately destroy any downloaded, copied or printed extracts from this website.

By accessing this website in any jurisdiction, it is your responsibility to observe the laws and regulatory requirements of the relevant jurisdiction.

You agree that Scots law shall apply to these Terms and Conditions, notwithstanding the jurisdiction in which you are based, and you further agree that the courts of Scotland shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any dispute arising from or in connection with these Terms and Conditions. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions are reserved.

For more information please contact:

Edinburgh International Book Festival
5a Charlotte Square Edinburgh
tel: 0131 718 5666