Terms of use

The My Methodist History website (www.mymethodisthistory.org.uk hereafter "the Website") and 'sister' sites in the network, My Primitive Methodist Ancestors and My Wesleyan Methodist Ancestors, are supported by the Methodist Church in Britain. The site network is maintained by Methodist Church volunteer editorial groups for your personal viewing and use.

Acceptance of terms

By accessing the content of the Website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out herein and you accept our privacy policy, which takes effect from the date of first use. The Website makes all the content available on this website free of charge to users under the following conditions.

You agree that you shall not use the Website for illegal purposes, and will respect all applicable laws and regulations. You agree not to use the website in a way that may impair the performance, corrupt the content or otherwise reduce the overall functionality of the Website. You also agree not to compromise the security of the Website or attempt to gain access to secured areas or sensitive information.

You agree to be fully responsible for any claim, expense, liability, losses, costs including legal fees incurred by us arising from any infringement of the terms and conditions set out in this agreement.

If you object to any of the terms and conditions set out in this agreement you should not use any of the products or services on the Website and leave immediately.

Contributions to the Website

  1. The Methodist Church is under no obligation to publish any text or photos submitted to the site. The editors may alter the text of material accepted for publication for the sake of clarity, without the author being notified.
  2. Digital versions of images submitted with the story may need to be cropped to facilitate the creation of thumbnails etc. This will be done with sensitivity to the subject of the image as far as possible.
  3. The Methodist Church reserves the right to reject material on the grounds of copyright infringement, offensiveness or other legal considerations. The Methodist Church cannot accept contributions of a commercial, marketing or advertising nature.

Disclaimers

Quality and Fitness for Purpose

The content of the Website is provided for information purposes only, and on the understanding that the Website is not engaged in rendering advice and should not be wholly relied upon when making any related decision. Site visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

While every care has been taken in its preparation, the Website content and material relating to third party information, products and services, is provided 'as is', without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of accuracy, reliability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy of any components of the Website.

Rights

Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of material included on the Website in order to obtain their permission to publish it. However, if any visitor considers material to be their copyright and can provide the necessary documentation, please contact us so that we may credit the material properly or remove it.

Data Protection

By its nature, this Website contains a large amount of personal information. It is our prime concern to ensure that we operate within the confines of the Data Protection Act. If you feel any data on this Website causes, or is likely to cause, substantial damage or distress to you or any other living person, please contact us with specific details. Please see our Privacy Statement for further information.

Service

We do not warrant that the functionality of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, or reliability of the materials.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.

Virus Protection Awareness

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. Neither Community Websites Ltd nor the Methodist Church accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material downloaded from this Website.

Hyperlinking from My Methodist History

Neither Community Websites Ltd nor the Methodist Church are responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites; nor do they necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Hyperlinking to My Methodist History

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this Website. We do not object to your linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. My Methodist History pages must load into the user's entire window.

Endorsement

The Methodist Church does not necessarily endorse the views of those people submitting material for publication on the Website.


General

Modification

Community Websites Ltd and the Methodist Church reserves the right to change any part of this agreement without notice and your use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of this agreement. We advise users to regularly check the Terms and Conditions of this agreement. Community Websites Ltd and the Methodist Church have complete discretion to modify or remove any part of this site without warning or liability arising from such action.

Unauthorised attempts to deny service, upload information, change information, or to attempt to access non-public data from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable to the full extent of the laws of England and Wales.

Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Please note that the site guidelines on copyright or data protection issues do not constitute legal advice.

Limitation of liability

Community Websites Ltd and the Methodist Church will under no circumstance be liable for indirect, special, or consequential damages including any loss of business, revenue, profits, or data in relation to your use of the Website. Nothing within this Agreement will operate to exclude any liability for death or personal injury arising as result of the negligence of Community Websites Ltd and the Methodist Church, its employees or agents.

Severance

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain in force.