Conditions of use


Phaidon Press Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "Phaidon") provide access to and other websites operated by Phaidon (collectively, "Phaidon Websites") subject to these Terms and Conditions ("Terms"). By shopping at or visiting Phaidon Websites, you agree to these Terms and our Websites Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully. If you do not agree to these Terms please do not register or otherwise use Phaidon Websites.

Phaidon reserves the right to make changes to the Phaidon Websites, our policies, and these Terms at any time. Any changes to the Terms will be reflected on the Phaidon Websites.

The online store is available for non-commercial and domestic use only. Phaidon reserves the right to refuse orders from businesses, or those that we consider are for commercial or other non-domestic concerns.


All content included on the Websites including website design, text, graphics, images, the selection and arrangement thereof, and all software compilations, underlying source code, software (including applets) and all other material on the Phaidon Websites are the copyright or other intellectual property of Phaidon or of its content and technology providers. The compilation of all content on each Phaidon Website is the exclusive property of Phaidon and is protected by international law. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Personal permission is granted to registrants to electronically copy and to print hard copy portions of Phaidon Websites for the sole purpose of facilitating the purchase of Phaidon products. Any other use of materials on Phaidon Websites, including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or republication for commercial use or otherwise without the prior written permission of Phaidon, is strictly prohibited.


Phaidon, the Phaidon logo,, and, and other Phaidon Websites and Phaidon services referenced on Phaidon Websites are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Phaidon.

Phaidon Website graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of Phaidon. Phaidon's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Phaidon’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Phaidon.


Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam”. You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content.

By sending emails, submitting reviews, or otherwise communicating with Phaidon you are granting Phaidon a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, display, sublicense, adapt, transmit and copy such communication in any media. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under trademark, copyright, service mark or patent laws in any relevant jurisdiction. Phaidon reserves the right to remove or edit the content of customer reviews.

You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify Phaidon for all claims resulting from content you supply. You agree that Phaidon has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content at its sole discretion. Phaidon takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

You will be responsible for Phaidon’s losses and costs resulting from your breach of this clause.


Phaidon may provide links to the sites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses.

We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these business or individuals or the content of their websites. Phaidon does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review the terms and conditions of any site that you access through a link from this site.


You warrant that:

•You are over eighteen years of age.
The Personal Information which you are required to provide when you register as a customer is true, accurate, current and complete in all respects;
•You will not impersonate any other person or entity or to use a false name or a name that you are not authorised to use; and,
•You will notify us immediately of any changes to the Personal Information by updating it on the Phaidon Websites, by emailing or by contacting our Customer Services department by telephone at +44 20 7843 1234 between the hours of 8am and 6pm GMT.


Every user that has an account on one of the Phaidon Websites is responsible for (i) keeping his or her account password confidential and secure. (ii) restricting access to such User’s computer; and (iii) keeping the email address associated with that account current. User acknowledges that it is important to keep the email address associated with his or her account current in order to receive messages from Phaidon about his or her orders and inquiries or other matters. If Phaidon believes that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Phaidon Websites we may require you to change your password or suspend your account.


No contract will subsist between you and Phaidon for the sale by it to you of any product unless and until Phaidon actually dispatches the good to you. At any point up until then, we may decline to supply the goods to you without giving any reason. Phaidon is entitled to withdraw from any contract in the case of errors or inaccuracies regarding the goods or the order appearing on Phaidon Websites.


Whilst Phaidon will make reasonable efforts to ensure that prices on Phaidon Websites are accurate, it will not be responsible for any errors that may occur. If Phaidon discover any errors in the price of goods, Phaidon will notify you as soon as possible and give you the option to resubmit your order at the correct price or cancel the order.

All prices are expressed as exclusive of any VAT or other sales tax payable unless otherwise stated.

There shall be an additional charge for delivery, the amount of which shall vary according to the delivery method that you choose.

Prices and delivery charges are subject to change without notice.

Authority for payment must be given at the time of placing your order.


All orders are subject to availability, and Phaidon cannot guarantee the availability of any specific products.

In the event that Phaidon discovers that goods are unavailable after an order has been placed, Phaidon shall send you a notification by email giving you the option to modify or cancel the order.