FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS

FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS Website Terms and Conditions, Including Website Privacy Policy

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1) Introduction

These Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy govern your use of our two FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS websites: www.fromhumbleorigins.com and www.fromhumbleorigins.co.uk; by using our website(s), you accept these Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy in full. If you disagree with these Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy or any part of these Website Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, you must not use our website.

1.1) Entire agreement

These Website Terms and Conditions, together with our Website Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

1.2) Law and jurisdiction

These Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The English Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any dispute which has arisen or may arise out of, or in connection with these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy.

1.3) Our details

The full name of the business is “FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS”, based in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

You can contact us by email at enquiry@fromhumbleorigins.com for our full contact details.

2) These Website Terms and Conditions

These Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy govern your use of our website only. If you engage our services the FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS Services Terms and Conditions and Services Privacy Policy govern such commercial interactions. The FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS Services Terms and Conditions and Services Privacy Policy is issued with each contract. For a copy of the FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS Services Terms and Conditions and Services Privacy Policy please send an email to enquiries@fromhumbleorigins.com.

2.1) Licence to use website

Unless otherwise stated, we or our licensors own the intellectual property rights in the website and material on the website. Subject to the licence below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS and the named authors on the two FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS websites: www.fromhumbleorigins.com and www.fromhumbleorigins.co.uk, assert copyright and moral rights as author over all material and content posted online on the two above named websites and in the FHOLOGUE blogposts published online at www.fromhumbleorigins.com/fhologue.

The www.fromhumbleorigins.com and www.fromhumbleorigins.co.uk websites and their original content, features, and functionality, including logos, designs, and content are owned by historytrace and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy.

You must not:

(a) republish material from this website (including republication on another website);

(b) sell, rent or sub-license material from the website;

(c) show any material from the website in public;

(d) reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on our website for a commercial purpose;

(e) edit or otherwise modify any material on the website; or

(f) redistribute material from this website except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

2.2) Acceptable use

You must not use our website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our website without our express written consent.

You must not use our website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use our website for any purposes related to marketing without our express written consent.

2.3) Restricted access

Access to certain areas of our website is restricted. We reserve the right to restrict access to areas of our website, or indeed our whole website, at our discretion.

If we provide you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of our website or other content or services, you must ensure that that user ID and password is kept confidential.

We may disable your user ID and password at our sole discretion without notice or explanation.

2.4) User generated content

In these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy, “your user content” means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to our website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to us the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, and must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website, or stored on our servers, or hosted or published upon our website.

Notwithstanding our rights under these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy in relation to user content, we do not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, our website.

2.5) Limited warranties

We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website. This website and its components are offered for informational purposes only; this site shall not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the site, and shall not be responsible or liable for any error or omissions in that information.

We do not commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to this website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and / or the use of reasonable care and skill).

2.6) Limitations and exclusions of liability

Nothing in these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy will: (a) limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; (b) limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or (d) exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy or in relation to the subject matter of the Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free-of-charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including (without limitation) loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

2.7) Indemnity

You hereby indemnify us and undertake to keep us indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by us to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of our legal advisers) incurred or suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy.

2.8) Breaches of these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy

Without prejudice to our other rights under these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy, if you breach these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and / or bringing court proceedings against you.

2.9) Variation

We may revise these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy from time-to-time. Revised Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

2.10) Assignment

We may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with our rights and/or obligations under these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy.

2.11) Severability

If a provision of these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and / or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and / or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

2.12) Exclusion of third party rights

These Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy are for the benefit of you and us, and are not intended to benefit any third party or be enforceable by any third party. The exercise of our and your rights in relation to these Website Terms and Conditions and Website Privacy Policy is not subject to the consent of any third party.

3) This Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors, and this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

3.1) What information do we collection

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation);

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;

(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;

(e) any other information that you choose to send to us;

3.2) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are.

There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. The cookies are set to expire two weeks from the time they are set.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

3.3) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;

(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(h) send to you marketing communications relating to our business [or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties] which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

At present no website financial transactions are set up.

3.4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

3.5) Advertising disclosure

historytrace has no material connection to the brands, products, services or websites that we mention on our website, unless otherwise stated. We have not received any compensation for writing and publishing information about brands, products, services or websites. We disclose this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

In accordance to with the FTC guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, please be aware of the following:

All “Testimonials” published on our websites have been requested and received from real clients and reflect their experiences of using our services, received via text, audio or video submission. They are individual experiences, reflecting real life experiences of those who have used services and / or products in some way. They are individual results and results do vary. We do not claim that they are typical results. The testimonials are not necessarily representative of all of those who will use our services and / or products.

The “Testimonials” displayed in any form on this site (text, audio, video or other) are reproduced verbatim, except for correction of grammatical or typing errors. Some may have been shortened. In other words, not the whole message received by the testimonial writer is displayed when it seems too lengthy or not the whole statement seems relevant for the general public.

3.6) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

3.7) Policy Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

3.8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or you may opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

3.9) Third-party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Links to external, or third party websites, are provided solely for visitors’ convenience. Links taken to other sites are done so at your own risk and historytrace accepts no liability for any linked sites or their content. When you access an external website, keep in mind that historytrace has no control over its content. Any link from us to an external website does not imply or mean that historytrace endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or the use of such websites.

3.10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

3.11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to enquiries@fromhumbleorigins.com.

3.12) Data controller

The Data Controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Hannah Gill, FROM HUMBLE ORIGINS under the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO, see http://www.ico.gov.uk) registration number Z3020133.