Terms of use

FOR CONTRIBUTORS

 

The Contributor, in posting material ("the Contributor's work") on the History SPOT website managed by the University of London's Institute of Historical Research ("IHR"):

 

(a) grants to the University of London the right to reproduce and publish the Contributor's work in digital form both on the History SPOT website and elsewhere as the University sees fit (as long as this use does not infringe the Contributor's rights as stipulated in the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence);

 

(b) agrees that the University of London may make the Contributor's work available to users of the History SPOT website under the terms of use of the website and the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence;

 

 

Creative Commons Licence
History SPOT by the University of London, Institute of Historical Research is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence

(c) warrants that the Contributor's work is the Contributor's own original work and does not infringe the copyright or any other intellectual property right of any other person or body;

(d) warrants that the Contributor's work contains nothing which is defamatory, obscene, blasphemous, libellous, or which constitutes a breach of confidence or breach of privacy, or which is otherwise unlawful.

 

FOR SPEAKERS (PODCASTS)

In addition to the terms set out under (a), (b), (c) and (d) above, the Speaker:

(e) will make an agreement with the University of London relating to the Speaker's contribution by completing the required fields in the University's Audio/Video Licensing Form and signing and dating the Form.

 

FOR USERS

By using History SPOT, you signify that you have read and accepted these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you must not use History SPOT.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add to or remove any of these terms at any time.  Although we will announce changes to the Terms of Use through the History SPOT News feeds please also check these terms periodically for changes.  Your continued use of this website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept these changes.

1. Licence

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in the organisation and layout of History SPOT are owned or controlled by the University of London.  Subject to the following paragraph, no part of the History SPOT website may be reproduced without written consent of the University of London.  The History SPOT platform was developed by the University of London Computer Centre "ULCC" for the IHR from three open source systems: Moodle, Mahara, and Drupal.

The copyright and other intellectual property rights in the specific items stored on the site are the property of the individual contributors, who have licensed them to the University of London.  You are permitted to access, print, download, remix, or deal with items from History SPOT only in accordance with the conditions contained in the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical 3.0 Unported Licence associated with the item concerned. 

The University of London reserves all rights not expressly granted in these terms.

2. Service access

While the University of London will seek to ensure that the services offered by this site are continuously available, the University of London shall not be liable if for any reason History SPOT is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to History SPOT 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.

3. Liability

The University of London 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 History SPOT or from the inability to use History SPOT, or from the use of any item or information contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such item of information.

The University of London reserves the right to change, modify, add to, or remove any of the content of History SPOT at any time without prior notice.

History SPOT contains material submitted to the University of London by third party contributors.  The third party contributors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this site does not infringe the copyright or any other intellectual property right of any other person or body, and that it contains nothing which is defamatory, obscene, blasphemous, libellous, or which constitutes a breach of confidence or breach of privacy, or which is otherwise unlawful.  The University of London accepts no liability in this regard.

4. Hyperlinks

History SPOT contains links to External Sites.  The University of London accepts no responsibility for the availability or content of any site to which a hypertext link from History SPOT exists and makes no warranty, express or implied, in respect of such sites.  The links are provided on an 'as is' basis and the University does not endorse the information, links or the external sites from which the information and links originate. 

5. Linking to us

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

6. Interactions between History SPOT users

The University of London accepts no responsibility for the actions of History SPOT users or for any relationships (including any disputes) between them arising from the use of the History SPOT website.  The University will deal with complaints in accordance with its Takedown Policy.  It is your sole responsibility as a "user" of History SPOT to exercise caution, discretion, common sense and judgement in using the site and disclosing personal information to other History SPOT users.  You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other History SPOT users.  Your use of the site, services, content and any other information or other materials made available to you is at your sole risk and discretion and the University of London hereby disclaims any and all liability to you or any third party relating thereto.

You also agree not to upload or transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any form of solicitation.  Nor may you upload or transmit any material that is unlawful, inciting of unlawful action, defamatory, libellous, vulgar, obscene, harmful, threatening, defamatory or hateful, pornographic, harassing, or otherwise objectionable in the opinion of the University of London.

7. Rules of use and behaviour

We value any and all valid criticism, debate and discussion but have a zero tolerance for disruptive, rude and overly aggressive posting.  Anyone found acting in an unacceptable manner when interacting on History SPOT may have their comments removed and their access to the site revoked.

Acceptable interactions on History SPOT include (but are not limited to) contributions which:

  • are constructive (i.e. not intended to offend, disrupt or abuse anybody)
  • are not rude or hateful
  • are lawful and not deliberately provocative (i.e. they should not be racist, sexist, homophobic, defamatory, profane, obscene, harassing, pornographic)
  • do not contain any content that infringes the rights of another person
  • do not constitute spam or advertisements, promotions or commercial materials

The University of London reserves the right to close a Registered User account without notice if use of that account appears to breach these Terms of Use or if the user fails to answer communications from History SPOT.

8. General

By accessing any part of History SPOT, 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 in the first instance any dispute arising from them should be sent to the History SPOT team.