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Privacy, and Terms and Conditions of Website Usage and Sale

Privacy

The following statement describes the privacy practices for the Borders Family History Society website: The website contains links to websites that have been produced, and updated by other persons, companies, and organisations. We have included these links because it is our opinion that they may be of interest to visitors.
We are not responsible for the privacy practices, the functionality, or the content of such websites, and we do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information they portray.
Please note that we do not necessarily agree with the opinions expressed on these websites. This privacy statement applies only to Borders Family History Society.
The Society has notified its holdings of data to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998.
We hold data for the following purposes:
  • administration of membership records
  • realising the objectives of a charitable organisation or voluntary body
  • information and databank administration

  • Details of our entry in the register is available at http://www.ico.gov.uk/ESDWebPages/search.asp. Our Registration Number is Z7783358.
    For any questions about this privacy statement, please contact the Webmaster using our Contacts Form - Comments about the website.

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    We use cookies for the following purposes: In addition, You can find out more about cookies including instructions on deleting and controlling cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.

    Terms and Conditions

    Use of the Borders Family History Society website constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions which take effect on the date from which you first use the site.
    Borders Family History Society reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online.
    You are responsible for reviewing regularly information posted online to obtain timely notice of such changes.

    Your continued use of the website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified by the posted changes.
    Material may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, broadcast or transmitted in any way except for your own personal non-commercial home use.

    Any other use requires the prior written permission of Borders Family History Society (contact the Webmaster using our Contacts Form - Comments about the website).
    You agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any of the material contained in the website or use it for any other purpose other than for your personal non-commercial use.

    You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the website by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, or which may harass or cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of defamatory, obscene or offensive content or disruption of normal flow of dialogue within the Borders Family History Society website.

    The website and the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Borders Family History Society, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. All direct or indirect risk related to the use of the site is borne entirely by the user.

    In no event will Borders Family History Society be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other delictual action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the site.

    Borders Family History Society does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in the website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

    The names, images and logos identifying the Borders Family History Society or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of Borders Family History Society and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right under any trade mark or patent of Borders Family History Society or any other third party.

    All website pages are protected by copyright and database right © Borders Family History Society 1985 onwards; All Rights Reserved. If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on the website relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

    If any of these Terms and Conditions should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these Terms and Conditions are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction which that Term or Condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from this clause and the remaining terms and conditions shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
    These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Disputes arising here from shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.
    If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, the use of the website must be terminated immediately.

    Terms of Sale for Research Requests

    All prices are in £ (pounds) sterling, and exclusive of postage charges. VAT is not payable.
    We accept payment by cheque drawn on a UK bank in £ sterling please, made payable to Borders Family History Society.
    Alternatively, you may pay by debit or credit card.
    Please provide your full card number, name (as printed on the card), postal address, card type (Discover, Mastercard, Visa), start date, end date, 3 digit security number, issue no (if there is one).


    We reserve the right to refuse your research request, or to do only part of it, depending on time taken, availability of volunteers to do the research, information you provide, and information provided by our bankers and credit providers.
    Information you provide including credit card details may be passed to our credit providers and card issuers.
    Our volunteers will work on your research request as soon as they have the time, however no date can be estimated or guaranteed.
    We cannot guarantee that the research will provide the information you're seeking, or any information, nor that the research will be correct or complete. Irrespective of the results obtained, you will still be charged the cost of the research.
    Our maximum liability is limited to the amount charged.
    We will accept cancellation of a research request only if our volunteers have not started working on it.
    To cancel your research request, write, saying you wish to cancel your research request to Borders Family History Society, 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 1DP, Scotland.
    In the event that we haven't started working on your research request, we will not make a charge.

    Terms of Sale for Publications

    All prices are in £ (pounds) sterling, and exclusive of postage charges. VAT is not payable.
    We accept payment by cheque drawn on a UK bank in £ sterling please, made payable to Borders Family History Society.
    Alternatively, you may pay by credit card.
    Please provide your full card number, name (as printed on the card), postal address, card type (Mastercard or Visa), start date, end date, 3 digit security number, issue no (if there is one).

    Prices, and goods are subject to availability and may change at any time prior to acceptance of your order.
    Postage charges are shown in our Postage Table.
    We reserve the right to refuse your order, or to split your order, depending on availability of stock, information you provide, and information provided by our bankers and credit providers.
    Information you provide including credit card details may be passed to our credit providers and card issuers.
    You may cancel part or all of your order at any time before delivery, and up to 7 working days after delivery of goods.
    To cancel all of part of your order, write, saying you wish to cancel your order, and return the goods to the Sales Officer, Borders Family History Society, 52 Overhaugh St, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 1DP, Scotland.
    The goods returned must be complete, and in original packaging. In the case of CDs, the packaging must be sealed.
    Within 30 days of receipt of your cancellation and the returned goods we will refund the cost of the goods plus the outward postage (but not your return postage).

    Terms of Sale for Poor Law Records and Monumental Inscriptions CDs

    Copyright
    Digital images of the poor law records, the Jedburgh Poorhouse accounts and the Jedburgh map are the copyright of Scottish Borders Archives and Local History Centre.
    All other material, except where acknowledged otherwise on the CD, is the copyright of Borders Family History Society.

    The CD content contained on Poor Law Records and Monumental Inscriptions CDs is owned by the copyright holder and is protected by United Kingdom copyright laws, international treaty provisions, and all other applicable national laws. The CD content must be treated like all other copyrighted materials (e.g. books and musical recordings). This licence does not allow the CD to be rented or leased, and any written materials or images accompanying the content (if any) may not be copied.

    If your proposed usage is not covered by either of the agreements below, you should apply to us via our Contacts page (contact type Licence Queries) for either a Professional or a Network Licence, stating your intended usage.

    Personal Licence Agreement for people buying this publication for private use
    The following is a legal licence agreement between you, the licensee, and the copyright holders of the CD.
    Please read this licence agreement carefully before using the CD.
    The terms and conditions of this licence are deemed to be accepted by your breaking the seal on the CD packaging.

    Grant of Licence
    This licence permits the purchaser to use the CD on one computer only in their household.
    Up to five per cent of the information may be printed out for personal use, but may not be published or used on a website, without the explicit written permission of Borders Family History Society.
    The CD content may be installed on the hard drive of a personal computer with or without Internet access, but not on the hard drive of a server of a corporate internal network, on a server with Internet access, or servers that are directly providing content to the Internet, or inserted into an email or attached to an email.
    The content may not be made available on an Intranet, Extranet, or over the Internet.
    Your licence to use the CD and your rights under this licence will terminate automatically and immediately without notice from the Copyright holder if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Licence.

    Institutional Licence Agreement for institutions not charging for admission or usage
    The following is a legal licence agreement between you, the licensee, and the copyright holders of the CD.
    Please read this licence agreement carefully before using the CD.
    The terms and conditions of this licence are deemed to be accepted by your breaking the seal on the CD packaging.

    Grant of Licence
    This licence permits the purchaser only to use the CD on one computer in their institution.
    Up to five per cent of the information may be printed out for the personal use of the person accessing the CD, but may not be published or used on a website, without the explicit written permission of Borders Family History Society.
    The CD content may be installed on the hard drive of a personal computer with or without Internet access, but not on the hard drive of a server of a corporate internal network, on a server with Internet access, or servers that are directly providing content to the Internet.
    The content may not be made available on an Intranet, Extranet, or over the Internet, or inserted into an email or attached to an email.
    Your licence to use the CD and your rights under this licence will terminate automatically and immediately without notice from the Copyright holder if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Licence.

    Disclaimer of Warranty
    This applies to Personal, Institutional, Professional and Network Licences.
    You acknowledge and agree that use of the content is at your sole risk. The content is provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind and the copyright holder expressly disclaims all warranties and/or conditions, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties and/or conditions of merchantability or satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third party rights.
    The copyright holder does not warrant that the content will meet your requirements, or that the use of the CD will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects in the CD will be corrected. Furthermore, copyright holder does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the CD or related documentation in terms of their correctness, reliability, or otherwise. No oral or written information or advice given by the copyright holder or an authorized representative shall create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of this warranty. Should the CD prove defective, you shall assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction, but you may return it for replacement to Borders Family History Society.

    Limitation of Liability
    This applies to Personal, Institutional, Professional and Network Licences.
    Borders Family History Society shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage, except as specifically set forth in this agreement, arising directly or indirectly in connection with this licence, the CD, its use or otherwise.
    Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, Borders Family History Society expressly excludes liability for negligence, indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damage which may arise in respect of the CD, its use, the system or in respect of other equipment or property, or for loss of profit, business, revenue, goodwill or anticipated savings.