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Ocarina Books Ltd. and our affiliates welcome you to our website, Please read the following conditions carefully before using our website. By using our website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.


All the contents of this website are protected by copyright. Except where a different copyright owner is explicitly stated, the copyright on all information, documents and materials contained in this website is owned by Ocarina Books Ltd. All software used on this website is the property of Schultz IT Solutions and/or its software suppliers.

Licence for access

Ocarina Books Ltd. grants you a limited licence to access and make personal use of this website. You are not, however, permitted to download all or any part of it (other than in the process of page caching) or to modify all or any part of it without our explicit written consent. You are NOT permitted under this licence to make any commercial use, direct or derivative, of this website or its contents, whether obtained by copying, downloading, or the use of any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

You are granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the URL provided the link does not portray Ocarina Books Ltd., its affiliates, or their products or services, in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use the Ocarina Books logo or any other proprietary graphic as part of the link without our explicit written consent.

You may NOT, without the explicit written consent of Ocarina Books Ltd.:

  • exploit any portion of this website for any commercial purpose;
  • frame (or use framing techniques to enclose) any logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Ocarina Books Ltd. and its affiliates; or
  • use meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilising Ocarina Books Ltd.’s or its affiliates’ names or logos.

Any unauthorised use terminates the license and permission granted by Ocarina Books Ltd.

Your conduct

You will not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.

You will use the website for lawful purposes only. You, and not, are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us.

You will not use the website for fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity.

You will use the website to send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious or objectionable to third parties; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or "spam"; or to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.

Your account

By creating an account on our website, you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer to prevent unauthorised access to your account. You agree to take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and to change it (and inform us) immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorised manner.

You will ensure that the details you provide us with upon registering are correct and complete, and will update the information immediately in the event of any changes, using the My Account area of the website.

Ocarina Books Ltd. reserves the right to refuse access to the website, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at our discretion. If we cancel an order, we will refund any payment you have made, minus (if appropriate) a handling fee to cover bank charges.


We use the account information we receive from customers to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, and communicate with you about orders, products, and services. We may also use this information to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and to enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.

We do not pass customer information on to third parties. In particular, while our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites, we do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.

If you have any concerns about privacy and related issues at, please contact us and we will try to address them.


The complete payment process is outsourced to our trusted payment partners, who work to protect the security of your information by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software. Ocarina Books Ltd. collects no information itself concerning your credit card or bank account.


We use cookies (alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser) to enable our system to recognise you and to provide certain features. You may configure your browser to block or otherwise reject our cookies, but in that case certain functionality may not work as expected.


When you place an order to purchase a physical product (printed book) from, we will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order and containing the details of your order.

Your order represents an offer to us to purchase a product which is accepted by us when we send e-mail confirmation to you that we have despatched that product to you. Any products on the same order that whose despatch has not been confirmed in a despatch confirmation e-mail do not form part of that contract.

We endeavour to send out books as soon as possible, but there may be a delay of up to two weeks after an order has been placed before a book can be despatched. At exceptional times, when longer delays may be possible, a notice to this effect will be placed prominently on the website home page.


Items ordered directly from and found to be defective should be packed securely and returned to us at 27 Central Avenue, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 5TH, U.K. We will then, at our discretion, either replace them at no additional charge or refund the cost of the item. (Please note that by "defective" we are referring to the physical integrity of the book, e.g. missing pages. Ocarina Books Ltd. does not accept responsibility for damage in transit.)

This does not affect your statutory rights.

Pricing and availability of products

Availability information for products sold by us on the website is kept up-to-date to the best of our ability. If, however, a product turns out to be unavailable we will cancel your order, refund any payment in full, and notify you of such cancellation.

In the event that a product in our catalogue has been accidentally mispriced on the website:

  • If the correct price is lower than our stated price, we will send you the product and refund any overpayment.
  • If the correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you prior to despatch to arrange payment of the balance due, or cancel your order, refund any payment in full, and notify you of such cancellation.

Goods ordered from for delivery outside the UK may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once the package reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information.

When ordering from, you are considered the importer of record and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods. Please be aware that cross-border deliveries are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.

Availabiiity of the website

We will endeavour to ensure that availability of the website will be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free, as far as is possible given the nature of the Internet. Notwithstanding this, access to the website may occasionally be suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services, but we will endeavour to keep such interruptions to an absolute minimum.


The Ocarina logo is the property of Ocarina Books Ltd.

Amendments to the conditions

We reserve the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions at any time. You will be subject to the Terms and Conditions in force at the time that you use the website or that you order goods from us, unless any change to these conditions is required to be made by law or government authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you). If any of these conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

Events beyond our reasonable control

We will not be liable for any delay in complying, or failure to comply, with our obligations under these Terms and Conditions if the delay or failure is due to a cause that is beyond our reasonable control. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.

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About us

Ocarina Books publishes and distributes books relating to archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy. Our printed books can be ordered on-line, either from Oxbow Books / Casemate Academic or (within the United Kingdom) directly from this site. Exceptionally, Nā Inoa Hōkū is distributed outside Europe by the University of Hawai‘i Press.

We are starting to reprint out-of-print titles as low-cost e-books (PDF files) which can be purchased and downloaded immediately.