Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions  (Issue – 1b March 2021)

1. Introduction

The following terms govern the rules and regulations for the use of the Tadley and District History Society (“TADS”) website, located at https://www.tadshistory.comBy using the TADS website, you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions of use in full. If you disagree with all or any part of these terms and conditions of use, you must not use our website.
If you register with our website as a Member of TADS, we will ask you to expressly agree to these terms and conditions of use.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website. By using our website and by agreeing to these terms of use, you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age.

2. Personal Data and Protection

TADS is committed to protecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation. We respect your privacy and will not sell your personal data to any third party.
You can use most of the features of this site without disclosing any personal information. A few optional features of this site, such as membership enrolment forms, ask you to provide some personal information (eg. name and address, e-mail address).
We use your information for a number of purposes, which are outlined below:

  • to administer and maintain your record(s) (e.g. membership files and volunteering details);
  • to ensure that the support we offer you continues to be the most appropriate for your needs;
  • to respond to any other query that you might raise with us about your membership;
  • to update our systems and improve our service to you;
  •  to pass on information about you to banks and building societies for the purposes of collecting subscriptions.

We undertake that we will have in place a level of security appropriate to the nature of the data and the harm that might result from a breach of security.

To change or update your membership details, contact the TADS Treasurer – click on “Contact Us”.

3. Intellectual Property Rights, including Copyright.

We endeavor to make all possible efforts to responsibly deal with Copyright material. We are currently reviewing our  Copyright Policy. If you feel that we have violated Copyright in any way please contact the webmaster via the Contact Page

3.1. Rights of Use of Material on the Website

The entire contents of all material available through the Website are protected by copyright unless otherwise indicated. As a User of this website (see Clause 8), you have certain rights specified below; all other rights are reserved. Users will have access to material within the Website in accordance with the conditions set out in Clause 8 of these Terms and Conditions.

Subject to any copyright restrictions indicated, Users may download, view, copy and save to any electronic storage medium and print out or store single hard copies of individual pages for their own personal and non-commercial use, scholarly, educational or scientific research or study. Users may transmit to a third party, in hard copy or electronically, a single page from the Website for that party’s own personal and non-commercial use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or study. In addition, Users have the right to use, with appropriate credit, brief excerpts from the Website content in their own work for the above purposes.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, Users may not copy, distribute, transmit or otherwise reproduce, sell or resell material or any extracts of material from the Website; store such material in any form or medium in a retrieval system; download and/or store material; or transmit such material, directly or indirectly, for use in any paid service such as document delivery or list serve, or for use by any information brokerage or for systematic distribution, whether or not for commercial or non-profit use or for a fee or free of charge. For any uses other than those permitted above, permission should be sought from TADS in the first instance by contacting TADS – click on “Contact Us” for details.

Users agree not to remove, obscure or modify any copyright or proprietary notices, author attribution, disclaimer or any screen display as they appear on the Website. Users may not integrate material from the Website with other material or otherwise create derivative works in any medium based on or including materials from the Website. However, brief quotations for purposes of comment, criticism or similar scholarly purposes are not prohibited herein.

Users shall not have the right to incorporate any material from the Website into any institutional or other repository under any circumstances without the prior written approval of TADS.

All trademarks, logos, product and company names are owned by TADS or third parties. No permission is given in respect of the use of any such trademarks, logos, product or company names where such use may infringe the holder’s rights.

3.2. Rights Applying to the Provision of New Material for the Website
You are encouraged to provide new content to our site, for the benefit of members. This must be submitted through the TADS webmaster, for approval and posting. In so doing, you grant TADS rights of use in accordance with clause 3.1. All copyright restrictions, should there be any, must be clearly identified.

4. Accuracy of Information

The nature of historical records shows that they are often unreliable in respect of accuracy, this being increasingly so with age. On occasions, there are conflicting records, opinions recorded as facts, hearsay and hypotheses recorded or adopted as facts and simply records invented for various reasons. This creates a level of intrigue and fosters interesting and challenging research work, which is one of the aims of TADS.
All information provided by users for inclusion on the TADS website, in accordance with Clause 3.2, shall, through the user’s best endeavours, be shown to be reliable with an acceptable degree of provenance.
Whilst every effort is made to filter out information that is incorrect or unreliable, by removing it from the site or, alternatively, labelling it as such, TADS cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions and makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about its content or the content of any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link.
All information is subject to change without notice.

5. Use of Hyperlinks and iFrames

5.1. Links to External Websites
Some of the pages on the website include links to external websites. These are for your convenience only. TADS does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of these external websites.

5.2. Links to the TADS Website and iFrames
You may link to the home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage the reputation of TADS or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. The site must not be framed on any other site, if a link to the Website is directed to an area requiring registration, the link must be directed to the relevant registration page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these Terms and Conditions.

6. Viruses and Malware

Whilst effort has been taken to ensure that the Site is free from viruses and malware, TADS gives no warranties that it is indeed free from viruses or malware and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have installed adequate virus and malware checking software.

TADS shall not be responsible for any viruses, malware or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, restrict, destroy, limit the functionality of or compromise the integrity of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or other material transmitted with or as part of the website or any other internet site.

7. Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data about a website that is stored in your web browser. Cookies are often used to store choices about how you use the site to improve your user experience. The TADS website makes use of cookies in this way, and also to help us get a feel for what it is you’re all looking at. They’re anonymous, they only give us information about the number of visitors to our site, so we don’t know what you personally are looking at.

Most browsers will allow you to control how cookies are handled, whether they are accepted and how long they are stored for. All browsers do this differently, but if you want to find out more about cookies please see this external third party website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

8. User Access

8.1. Classes of User
The TADS website differentiates between five classes of User:

  • Non-Member (Unregistered User)
  • Member (Registered User)
  • Research Member (Registered User)
  • Committee Member (Registered User)
  • Webmasters (Administrators)

8.2. Access Rights for Non-Members
Non-Members will have access to the website content limited to:

  • The Home Page, Events, Memories, Project Highlights and Publications
  • General Notices, Articles and Newsletters intended for public visibility
  • Access to Monthly History Talks
  • The TADS Online Shop
  • Registration Page
  • Access to TADS FaceBook Page, FaceBook Group Discussion and Twitter

8.3. Access Restrictions for Members
Members will have access rights to everything accessible to Non-Members plus…

  • Free access to Monthly History Talks
  • Online videos of TADS online talks
  • Extensive Genealogical Data
  • Tadley & District family data
  • Church records
  • Completed Research Articles, online books etc.
  • Extensive resource listings of maps, historical websites
  • Help with personal history projects.

8.4. Access Restrictions for Research Members
Members who become actively involved in relevant research will, at the Management Committee’s discretion, be granted access rights as Research Members. For no extra fee, Research Members will have access rights to everything accessible to Members plus…

  • Active research information areas.
  • Research in progress
  • Ability to request material from the Electronic Archive and Archive Storage.

8.5. Access Restrictions for Committee Members
Committee Members will have access rights to the entire website including everything accessible to Research Members plus:

  • Specific management functions
  • Management Documents, Committee minutes etc.
  • Direct access to Archive storage and the electronic archive

8.6. Website Administration
The TADS appointed Webmasters shall have access rights to the entire content of the website and all website administration functions.

8.7. Registration for Membership
Users wishing to register on the website will do so via the membership application option on the Home Page.

8.8. Deletion of Accounts
TADS has the right to delete your account where you have:

  • Set up an account with an invalid email address.
  • Not renewed your membership
  • In our reasonable opinion, failed to comply with any of the terms set out in these Terms and Conditions.

Where possible we will contact you by email before we delete any accounts. If we delete your account, you can ask for a new account at any time.

9. Liability

The use of the Website and any services provided is at the User’s own risk.
Neither TADS nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering the TADS website shall be liable to the fullest extent permitted by the law for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the User’s use of or inability to use the Website or any materials or information in it.
The User accepts and agrees that the information on the TADS website is intended as general information only. Neither TADS nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering the TADS website shall be liable for any loss or damage occasioned to any person or property through using the information residing on the TADS website, or acting or refraining from acting as a result of such use.
The TADS website is aimed primarily at users who are residents in the United Kingdom. TADS makes no representation that any information, service or product referred to in the TADS website is suitable or available for use outside the United Kingdom. Neither TADS nor anyone else involved in creating, producing or delivering the TADS website shall be liable for any failure to comply with any local legislation and codes of practice applicable outside of the United Kingdom.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising in relation to the Site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
If any of these terms and conditions of use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted and the remaining terms and conditions of use shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.