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This Website is published by Blackwell Publishing Limited (Company Registration Number 00180277) whose registered office and principal place of business is at The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, PO19 8SQ the United Kingdom (“Wiley-Blackwell”) for and on behalf of the Royal Statistical Society (Royal Charter Company Registration Number RC000529) of 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX, United Kingdom (“RSS”). The Website is sponsored by the American Statistical Association of 732 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1943, United States of America (“ASA”).

The following Terms and Conditions of Use govern use by all Users of this. Please read the following carefully because by using the Website you are agreeing to abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use.

The entire contents of the Website are protected by copyright (unless otherwise indicated on the title page of the article). As a User, you have certain rights specified below; all other rights are reserved.

A. The following rules apply to all Users:

You may download, view, copy and save to hard disk or diskette and store or print out single copies of individual items for your own personal and non-commercial use, scholarly, educational or scientific research or study. You may transmit to a third party, in hard copy or electronically, a single item from the Website for that party's own personal and non-commercial use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or study. In addition, you have the right to use, with appropriate credit, brief excerpts from the Website content in your own work for the above purposes.

B. Except as provided in Paragraph (A) above, you may not copy, distribute, transmit or otherwise reproduce material from the Website or systematically store such material in any form or media in a retrieval system; or print out multiple copies of any item for inclusion in packs; or transmit any material from the Website directly or indirectly, for use in any paid service or for use by any information brokerage or for systematic distribution of material, whether or not to another User and whether for commercial or non-profit use or for a fee or free of charge. For any uses other than those permitted by Paragraph (A), permission should be sought from the Permissions Department at or by written request to the address above.

In order to protect the integrity and attribution of the Website content, you agree not to remove or modify any copyright or proprietary notices, author attribution or disclaimer contained in the material or on any screen display, and not to integrate material from the Website with other material or otherwise create derivative works in any medium based on or including materials from the Website. This is not meant to prohibit the use of quotations from this Website for the purposes of comment, criticism or review in accordance with fair dealing law. Framing of the Website is prohibited. (If a link to the Website is directed to an area requiring registration, the link must be directed to the relevant registration page).

Finally, you may not do anything to restrict or inhibit any other User's access to or use of the Website.

C. All trade marks, logos, get-up, product and company names are owned by the Publisher or RSS or ASA or by third parties. No permission is given in respect of the use of any trade marks, logos, get-up, product or company names appearing on the Website where such use may infringe the holder's rights.

D. If you refuse or fail to abide by these rules or violate any other terms or conditions of access, your access may be suspended or terminated immediately without notice, in addition to any other available remedies.

Additional Terms
All charges associated with accessing the Website including any computer equipment, telephone lines, or access software are the sole responsibility of the User.

Alterations to the Site
The content of the Website and these Terms of Use may be altered at any time and without notice. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be posted on the Website. Your continued use of the Website following any such change shall signify that you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use as amended.

Links to Third Party Sites
The Website may provide links to third party websites. Where such links exist, the Owners of the Website disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of such third party websites. Users assume the sole responsibility for the accessing of third party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites.

If you are also a subscriber to the online edition of the journal, Significance, you will be entitled to access the journal through Wiley Online Library, a website of the journal publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd or its related companies (“Wiley”). Users acknowledge that all use of Wiley’s websites, shall be subject to the terms and conditions of use of those websites and at the User’s sole risk and responsibility.

Warranty Limitations and Exclusions of Liability
This Website and its content is provided on an 'as is' basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose or warranties as to accuracy or completeness. Neither the Publisher nor RSS warrants that access to the Website by users will be uninterrupted or error free. The use of the Website and any services provided is at the User's own risk.

The User accepts and agrees that the information on the Website is intended as general information only. No person or legal entity involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website shall be liable for any loss or damage occasioned to any person or property through using the information contained in the Website, or acting or refraining from acting as a result of such use.

No person or legal entity involved in creating, producing or delivering the Website shall be liable and liability is excluded to the fullest extent permitted by the law for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the User's use of or inability to use the Website or any materials or information in it.

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