1. About these Conditions
  2. What CGPublisher Does
  3. Copyright
  4. Shipping and Delivery
  5. Returns and Refunds
  6. Things for which Common Ground, the Host of this Site, will not be Responsible
  7. Privacy and Security

1. About these Conditions

1.1 Welcome to the publishing site of The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, hosted within the CommonGroundPUBLISHER (CGPublisher) online publishing environment. If you use this site, you must agree to the following terms and conditions.

1.2 These conditions may be updated from time to time. The current agreement is posted on every page of this website and replaces all earlier agreements. Please return to these conditions regularly to check for updates. This agreement is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois in the United States of America, where Common Ground's main office and development team are located.

2. What CGPublisher Does

2.1 CGPublisher is an online software environment which allows knowledge producing communities to collaborate in the creation of works of intellectual property, and then communicate these works to the public through the Internet. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses is a registered publisher within the CGPublisher environment.

2.2 CGPublisher is online computer software. Before you use CGPublisher, you need a computer with Internet access, a recent release of a web browser and software for creating digital content. All software and content in the CGPublisher environment is copyright and is protected by international copyright laws.

3. Copyright

The creators of the works on this site ask that you respect their rights. In viewing this site, or purchasing a work or downloading a work at no charge, you, the consumer, agree to the following conditions:

3.1 Copyright: As well as content developed by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, the various creators and contributors involved in publishing through this website are the copyright owners. They, and the publisher, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, ask that you respect their copyright.

3.2 Fair Use: In the case of publications wanting to draw on the content of this work, fair use is allowed. This includes short quotations for the purposes of criticism, commentary, news reporting, teaching, research or scholarship. The publisher defines fair use as up to five consecutive sentences directly quoted at one time in the case of prose, or up to five lines but no more than one tenth of the text in the case of poetry. Diagrams, tables or images may not be used without permission.

3.3 Permission to Reproduce: If you wish to copy all or part of a work in any way - duplicating the electronic file, quoting in another work beyond what we define as "fair use", or photocopying, for instance - you may. However, to attain permission to reproduce you need to email A fee may be charged. The creators of the work rely on your honesty. However, you will held be liable for any infringement of copyright for which you are responsible.

3.4 Rights of Acknowledgment: You are required to respect the creator's "moral rights", including the right of attribution and the right to be spoken about fairly. Never plagiarise. Always acknowledge and accurately cite sources in the case of quotes which constitute "fair use", or when you have received permission from The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses to reproduce. Also, make sure you acknowledge and cite and your source when you are paraphrasing another person's ideas or expression.

3.5 Privacy: If you have so indicated at the point of purchase, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses or Common Ground, the host of the CGPublisher software may send you information by email or mail from time to time. They may also supply your name and email address to the creators of works you purchase. If you wish to opt out of either of these information services at a later time, return your email with "unsubscribe" written in the subject line. Information about you and your purchase will not be passed on to any other person or organisation.

3.6 Copying: You may not copy the printed version of any work published through this site without permission of the conference, by email at In the case of the electronic version of this work, you may:

  • Keep one copy of the file on your computer or a removable storage medium.
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  • Print out one copy on paper.

But you may not:

  • Make a copy of the file, other than for the purpose of computer backup or moving it from one location or storage medium to another.
  • Break the file into sections (it must always remain as a whole file), or remove the copyright information.
  • Sell or give away the file to another person. If another person wants a copy, you should direct them to where they can purchase their own copy.
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  • Print out more than one copy of this file, or photocopy the printout.

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4. Shipping and Delivery

4.1 All products are processed and shipped within 5-10 business days from the time the order is placed through this website (If journal print content is available at time of purchase). Please allow 5-7 business days for shipping within the United States. For shipments internationally, please allow 7-21 business days. Products ship via UPS or USPS.

5. Returns and Refunds

5.1 If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, printed materials and other physical products published and sold through CGPublisher can be returned to The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses within 14 days of receipt, and your money will be refunded.

5.2 Returns are not accepted on electronic materials, nor refunds given.

6. Things for which Common Ground, the Host of this Site, will not be Responsible

6.1 Common Ground does not endorse any products marketed through its software and accepts no liability or responsibility for any aspects of any of the works published using the software. If you have any difficulties, please contact the publisher directly.

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6.3 You acknowledge that Common Ground has no control over content. The copyright of all content entered into or uploaded to the software and is creators, contributors and publishers. The responsibility for that content is entirely theirs. Common Ground may, however, at its own discretion terminate without notice any person or organisation access to CGPublisher and remove any part or any of the content that a person or organisation has stored on our server. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any other person or organisation if we take any of these actions.

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7. Privacy and Security

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