Terms of Use

Introduction

By using this website, you signify that you have read and accept these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use the website. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add to or remove any of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

1. Licence

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this site, including photographs and graphical images, and the organisation and layout of the site are owned or controlled by the University of London or the History of Parliament Trust.

You are permitted to access, print and download extracts from this site on the following conditions:

  • use of all material on this site is for information and for non-commercial or your own personal use only; any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for non-commercial or your own personal use,
  • material on this site must not be modified in any way,
  • graphics on this site must not be used separately from accompanying text, and
  • any use of the material for a permitted purpose must be accompanied by (i) a full source citation; (ii) the University of London and History of Parliament Trust copyright notice; and (iii) this permission notice.

No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other web site or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the University of London and History of Parliament Trust's prior written permission.

The University of London and History of Parliament Trust reserve all rights not expressly granted in these terms.

2. Service Access

Whilst the University of London and History of Parliament Trust shall use their reasonable endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, the University of London and History of Parliament Trust will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to this site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of the University of London and History of Parliament Trust.

3. Liability

Whilst the University of London and History of Parliament Trust shall use their reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, the University of London and History of Parliament Trust shall not be liable for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of this site or from the inability to use this site, or from the use of any information contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such information.

The University of London and History of Parliament Trust reserve the right to change, modify, add to, or remove any of the content of this site at any time without prior notice.

Part of this site may contain material submitted to the University of London and History of Parliament Trust by third parties. Third parties are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this site complies with international and national law. The University of London and History of Parliament Trust will not be responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material submitted by third parties and reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any material submitted.

Any arrangements made between you and any third party named on this site are at your sole risk and responsibility.

Hyperlinks

The University of London and History of Parliament Trust accept no responsibility for the availability or content of any site to which a hypertext link from this site exists and they make no warranty, express or implied, in respect of such sites. The links are provided on an 'as is' basis.

Linking to us

You may provide hyperlinks to the website and its pages without the prior written consent from University of London and History of Parliament Trust. Such hyperlinks must display the relevant page in the same form as this Website, without amendment or framing.

4. Individual registration

All information received by you from your use of British History Online will be used by the University of London and History of Parliament Trust in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

On registration, you must provide us with accurate, complete registration information and it is your responsibility to update and maintain changes to that information by going to 'My Account' or equivalent. Each registration is for a single user only.

On registration, you will choose a user name and password to which one of more OpenID identities may optionally be attached ("ID"). You must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. The University of London and History of Parliament Trust does not permit any other person sharing your ID or access through a single ID being made available to multiple users via a network or other organisation.

You are responsible for all use of the website made by you or anyone else using your ID and for preventing unauthorised use of your ID. We may cancel or suspend your access if you do this without further obligation to you. If, while using the website, you discover anyone in breach of the acceptable use policy you should inform us as soon as possible.

5. Individual subscriptions to premium content

You agree that once we have started providing any part of your subscription to you, you do not have any right to cancel your subscription or any part of it until the end of your then current subscription period. This means that you are not entitled to a refund once we have started providing any part of your subscription to you. Although you may notify us of your intention to cancel at any time, such notice will only take effect at the end of your then current subscription period.

6. General

By accessing any part of this site, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full.

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any dispute arising from them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

7. User contributions

a. Contributions are regulary pre-moderated and may not appear.

b. Content submitted through the annotation or questions features will be owned by the individual contributor but British History Online will retain a non-exclusive perpetual royalty-free worldwide license to reproduce that content in any format. British History Online does not accept liability in respect of any material submitted by users and published by us and nor are we responsible for its content and accuracy. Contributors agree to indemnify British History Online in full and permanently against any liabilities or costs we incur as a result of publishing material submitted by them.

c. British History Online reserves the right to publish, delete, edit or otherwise modify submitted material, and to include it in any media now known or later developed. Publication of any material remains at our sole discretion.

d. Submission warrants that any submissions are the original work of the person making the submission, to which they own copyright and any other relevant rights. Material considered potentially libellous or defamatory, or potentially in breach of copyright, will be deleted.

e. Any material considered to be commercial or spam will be deleted.

f. Contributors who violate these terms and conditions may be suspended or banned from posting.