Terms of Use

Introduction

By using this website, you signify that you have read and accept these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use the website. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add to or remove any of these terms at any time. So please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the website following the posting of changes to these terms means that you accept these changes. These Terms of use apply solely to the Manuscripts Online website. The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast take no responsibility for the content, accuracy, or access arrangements of any other site, including those linked to via search results.

Licence

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this site, including photographs and graphical images, and the organisation and layout of the site are jointly owned or controlled by the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast.

You are permitted to access, print and download extracts from this site on the following conditions:

  1. Use of all material on this site is for non-commercial or your own personal use only; any copies of these pages saved to disk or to any other storage medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print extracts for non-commercial or your own personal use.
  2. Material on this site must not be modified in any way.
  3. Graphics on this site must not be used separately from accompanying text.
  4. Any use of the material for a permitted purpose must be accompanied by (i) a full source citation; (ii) the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast copyright notice.

No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the explicit written permission of the University of Sheffield.

The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast reserve all rights not expressly granted in these terms. If you wish to reproduce anything from this website for commercial use you must obtain permission from the relevant copyright owner.

Commercial exploitation of images provided on this website is prohibited without licence from the archive, library or other body or individual which holds the rights to the image. If you wish to obtain reproduction rights please contact the relevant rights holder directly.

Material hosted on external sites, including those accessed through Manuscripts Online, is not owned by the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast. Users are responsible for ensuring that they read and adhere to the 'Terms of use' for those sites.

Service Access

While the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast shall use their reasonable endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to this site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in circumstances of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast.

The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast are not responsible for the availability of external sites accessed through Manuscripts Online.

Liability

While the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast shall use their reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast 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 this site or from the inability to use this site, or from the use of any information contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such information.

The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast reserve the right to change, modify, add to or remove any of the content of this site at any time without prior notice.

Part of this site may contain material submitted to the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast by third parties. Third parties are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this site complies with international and national law. The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast will not be responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material submitted by third parties and reserves the right to omit, suspend or change the position of any material submitted.

Any arrangements made between you and any third party named on this site are at your sole risk and responsibility.

The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast take no responsibility for the content of external sites, including those accessed through Manuscripts Online search results.

Hyperlinks and Partner Websites

Manuscripts Online provides access, through its search engine, to a number of externally hosted resources. The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast accept no responsibility for the availability or content of any site to which a hypertext link from this site exists and they make no warranty, express or implied, in respect of such sites. The links are provided on an 'as is' basis.

You may provide hyperlinks to the website and its pages without prior written consent from the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast. Such hyperlinks must display the relevant page in the same form as this website, without amendment or framing.

Individual Registration

All information recorded and collected about your use of Manuscripts Online will be used by the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Manuscripts Online does not provide registration facilities for external sites such as those accessed through search results. Where subscription is required, users are responsible for obtaining access through individual or institutional subscription.

User-Created Content

Content created by registered users through the Workspace feature will be regularly reviewed and the Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast reserve the right to publish, delete, edit or otherwise modify submitted material. Publication of any material remains at our sole discretion. The Universities of Sheffield, Leicester, Birmingham, York, Glasgow and Queen's University Belfast do not accept liability in respect of any material submitted by users in this way and nor are we responsible for its content and accuracy. Material considered potentially libellous or defamatory, or potentially in breach of copyright, will be deleted. Any material considered to be of a commercial nature or spam will be deleted.

The Manuscripts Online project will endeavour to the best of its ability to preserve all the information you contribute, such as Comments, saved searches and results, but it cannot be held responsible for any accidental loss of data. Any information which is of vital importance to you should be backed up separately.

Contributors who violate these terms and conditions may be suspended or banned from posting without notice.

General

By accessing any part of this site, 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 any dispute arising from them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Cite this page:

"Terms of Use" Manuscripts Online (www.manuscriptsonline.org, version 1.0, 26 March 2017), https://www.manuscriptsonline.org/terms