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WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the Unlocking the Archives website ('this site'). This site is operated by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) of 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, United Kingdom ('we', 'us', 'our'). For our other contact details, please see the Contact Us page at www.rgs.org.

Thank you for reviewing our terms of use ('terms'). Please note these terms contain terms (highlighted in blue) which exclude or limit our legal liability to you. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this site.

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE

Copyright. The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all content included on this site is either owned by us or licensed to us. You may use the material on this web site for your own private study, non-commercial research, and non-commercial instructional or educational purposes (including use on an educational intranet restricted to authenticated users). All copies of any part of the content material must bear an acknowledgement of the copyright of the owner of the material. Copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices must not be removed.

You may not use any content on this site for any other purpose without our prior written consent. Examples of prohibited use include (without limitation):

reproducing any content for commercial purposes; or

inclusion of any content on any other website (whether commercial or not).

All rights enquiries should be directed to our Education Officer at uta@rgs.org (telephone 020 7591 3057).

Other People's Rights. You must not use this site to transmit or upload or otherwise publish:

any material that is defamatory, abusive, obscene, of a harassing nature or in any other way offensive; or

material that infringes anyone else's copyright or other intellectual property rights, or that infringes any right of privacy, confidentiality or legal privilege.

Misuse of site. You agree not to use any mechanism, device, software, script or routine to affect the proper functioning of the site. You agree not take any action that places an unreasonable burden or excessive load on our system(s). You agree not to infect the site with any computer programming routine (e.g., any virus, worm, time bomb, cancelbot or trojan horse) that may damage, interfere with, delay, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

Linking to our site. You do not need our permission to link directly to pages on this site. However:

pages from this site must load into the user's entire window without being "framed" in any way by other content;

you may not incorporate content (for example, an individual image) into any page on your website without our prior written consent; and

please email us at uta@rgs.org to inform us of a new link.

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

Links to third party sites. Any links to third party websites are provided to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of that website, and we are not liable for the content of any site to which we link.

Copyright. Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of material included on this website in order to obtain their permission to publish it. However, if you believe any material is being used in breach of copyright, please contact the Education Officer at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) (email uta@rgs.org, telephone 020 7591 3057) with details.

Accuracy of content. We take reasonable care to ensure that the information appearing on this site is accurate and up-to-date. However, errors and omissions do occur, and you should not take the accuracy of the information for granted, but should check directly with us using the contact details provided on this site. None of the material contained in this site is to be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY. This site is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from use of this site, except death or personal injury to the extent this is caused by our negligence. Examples of loss or damage for which we are not liable include (but are not limited to) any loss or damage resulting from:

your reliance on or use of any information or material obtained either directly or indirectly from the use of this site;

the transmission, reception or use by any person of information by about or to you; any inaccuracies in any information on this site; or the unavailability of this site.

OTHER TERMS

Changes to these terms. We reserve the right to change these terms at any time. The terms displayed on the site when you visit will be the terms that apply to you for that visit.

Governing Law. Any dispute or claim concerning or arising from this website is to be determined in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales are to have exclusive jurisdiction in determining such disputes or claims.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

1 Provision of Service

1.1 The Unlocking the Archives website ("the Site") is operated by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) of 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, United Kingdom ('we', 'us', 'our'). For our other contact details, please see our contacts page at www.rgs.org. We agree to provide you with reasonable support by telephone or email during normal working hours for the purpose of assisting you to maintain your access to the Site.

2 Limited Rights to Use Content

2.1 All material displayed on the Site ("Content") belongs to us or our licensors. Subject to clause 2.2, your Users may retrieve and display the Content on a computer screen, print individual pages on paper and store such pages in electronic form on disk and on your internal server (but not on any other server or other storage device connected to an external network unless we have agreed to do this) for your internal educational non-commercial purposes.

2.2 Most of the Content on the Site is owned by us but certain content is used under licence from third parties ("Third Party Content") and will be marked with the copyright notice of those third parties. Some of the Third Party Content will be subject to additional restrictions - the relevant copyright notice will make it clear where that is the case. You are responsible for ensuring that your Users comply with such restrictions.

2.3 You may not (without prior written permission from us):

2.3.1 redistribute any of the Content (including by using it as part of any library, archive or similar service);

2.3.2 remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of Content made under this Agreement;

2.3.3 create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the Content;

2.3.4 except as expressly set out above, modify, reproduce or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content.

2.4 You acknowledge that "Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)", "Unlocking the Archives" are trade marks and that you may not use them without written permission.

3 Participation

3.1 The opinions, advice and statements contained in messages posted on the Site ("Messages") are those of the Users and not us. Copyright in any software that is made available for download for the participation in the Service ("Software") belongs to us or its suppliers. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of any licence agreement that may accompany or be included with the Software. Certain promotions on the Site may also be subject to particular terms which will be made available by hyperlink. You will be responsible for ensuring that Users comply with all such terms referred to in this clause 3.1.

4 Warranties

4.1 We will use our reasonable skill in making the website and its content available to you and in ensuring its continuing availability. However, because of the number of sources from which we obtain the Content and because of the nature of the Internet and computer software and hardware, errors and omissions do occur and we do not give any other warranties in respect of this. In particular, you should not take the accuracy of the information for granted and we make no warranty that the Site is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties. All implied warranties are excluded from this Agreement to the extent that they may be excluded as a matter of law.

5 Changes

5.1 We will continually seek to improve this site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to make changes to any part of this site provided that it does not materially reduce the content or functionality of the relevant service.

6 Links

6.1 This site contains links to other websites and resources, either directly or through frames and, where possible, we will make clear where such links are being made. Independent third parties provide these sites and we are not responsible and shall not be liable for the availability or content of these outside resources.

7 General

7.1 If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

7.2 Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy.

7.3 A person who is not party to this Agreement shall have no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any of its terms.

7.4 This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with this Agreement or the legal relationship established by it, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

7.5 Headings in this Agreement are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.