British Folk Art Collection

Compton Verney Terms and Conditions for use of this site

Please note:  By using this website, you confirm that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to comply with them. These Terms of Use will apply to any use of the Site (whether as a guest or a registered user), including (without limitation) accessing, browsing, or registering to use the Site (where applicable). Please read the Terms of Use carefully and make sure that you understand them before using the Site. If you refuse to accept these Terms of Use, you must not use the Site.

We may amend these Terms of Use from time to time. Please check these Terms of Use regularly to ensure you understand the terms which will apply at that time. You should print a copy of these Terms of Use or save them to your computer for future reference.

1. Use of website

1.1 All use of the website www.britishfolkartcollection.org.uk (‘the Site’) is subject to the terms and conditions below.

1.2 These terms are a legal agreement between us and can only be modified with our consent. We reserve the right to change the terms at our discretion by changing them on the website.

2. Information about us

www.britishfolkartcollection.org.uk is a website operated by Compton Verney House Trust and Compton Verney Publications Ltd (“We”). The Compton Verney House Trust (registered charity number 1032478) with registered office and operational address at Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ is an independent charitable trust.  Compton Verney Publications Ltd (company registration number 3101327) with registered office address at Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ  is a wholly owned subsidiary of Compton Verney House Trust and performs the Trust’s trading activities. All profits of the trading company are transferred to Compton Verney House Trust under a gift aid declaration.

The VAT number of Compton Verney House Trust is 585392696.

3. Accuracy of information and disclaimer

3.1 Compton Verney House Trust (CVHT) and its designated parties in charge of content on the website do their best to ensure that all information on the Site is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Site let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.

Due to the inherent nature of the Internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, the Site is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any warranties of any kind. We do not accept any liability arising from any interruption in availability.

We reserve absolutely the right to withdraw or suspend the Site where we deem this to be necessary without notice and will not be liable to you for such unavailability.

3.2 We make no representations that information is accurate and up-to-date or complete and accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by inaccurate information. This Site provides a large amount of information and data and there will inevitably be errors in it.

3.3 CVHT also cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of information on its websites but where discrepancies and inaccuracies are found, let us know and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable.

3.4 Although we hope this Site will be of interest to users, you are responsible for checking the accuracy of relevant facts, instructions, suggestions and/or opinions given on the Site before entering into any commitment based upon them. We do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information.

3.5 Any views expressed in messages or adverts on the Site are not necessarily those of “CVHT” or anyone connected with it

4. Copyright

4.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in this website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

The copyright material, trade names and other proprietary information, includes, but is not limited to, text, software, photos, graphics and may in future include video, graphics, music and sound. We, or our licensors, own copyright and/or database right in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part except as provided in these Terms.

4.2 You may download information from the Site for your own personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our express permission and that of the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyright material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyright material.

4.3 You must not use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. The products, technology or processes described in this website may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by us or by other third parties. No licence is granted in respect of those intellectual property rights.

4.4 If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

5. Linking to our website

We welcome ‘hot links’ to the home page of our Site provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage or take advantage of our reputation.

You may not display the content of the Site (or any page from it) or allow such content to be displayed surrounded or framed by material not originating from us without our consent. Nor may you create a link to any part of the Site other than the home page (known as ‘deep linking’) without our prior written approval. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

6. Linking to other websites

On the Site you may be offered automatic links to other websites which are operated by other people. While we hope you will be interested in those websites, using such a link means you are leaving our Site.  Therefore you acknowledge that the content on those pages is not subject to our control, their owners may be independent from us and we do not endorse or accept any responsibility for their content. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

7. Computer viruses, hacking and other offences

We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Site does not contain or promulgate any viruses or other malicious code. However, it is recommended that you should virus check all materials downloaded from the Site and regularly check for the presence of viruses and other malicious code. We exclude to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws all liability in connection with any damage or loss caused by computer viruses or other malicious code originating or contracted from the Site or on any website linked to it.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

8. Prohibited use

You agree not to use the Site:

  • to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from the Site;
  • to misrepresent your identity;
  • to disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes”, or any other form of solicitation or for any other commercial purposes (which would include using the Site to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services);
  • to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the Site to any third party except where expressly permitted on the Site;
  • to obtain and/or store personal data derived from the Site;
  • in such a way so as to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any content made in accordance with these Terms of Use;
  • to disseminate any material which is abusive, defamatory or obscene, may harass, offend or inconvenience any person, applauds, encourages or entices abuse, discrimination or criminal activity or which might restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the Site by any person;
  • to harm the Site or disseminate any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or otherwise to hack (or attempt to hack) into the Site;
  • in any way that might harm any person or infringe third party privacy or other rights;
  • in any way that is unlawful (including fraudulent) or that might bring us or any of our associates into disrepute; or
  • to post link(s) that take users to material that contravenes any of the above restrictions.

9. Our liability

9.1 The information contained in this website has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing information about the Compton Verney and our services.  We provide the information on this Site free of any access charge. This is on the basis of no liability for the information given.

9.2 The Site is intended only for domestic and private use. Accordingly, we will not accept any liability to you for any direct or any indirect or consequential loss, any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. Subject as provided below, all terms implied by law are excluded.

9.3 We accept liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or responsibility for fraudulent misrepresentation that cannot, under English law, be excluded.

9.4 We are a distributor and publisher of content supplied by third parties and users of the Site. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, or users, are those of the authors or distributors and not of us. We do not necessarily endorse nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Site.

9.5 The information on the Site is not intended to address your particular requirements. Such information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment, or other, decisions. You should take your own advice.

9.6 If you make an arrangement with anyone named or in connection with the Site this is at your sole risk.

10. Privacy policy

10.1 The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. However, we cannot be held liable in the unlikely event of a breach of our secure computer servers.

10.2 We do not retain any personal data that you may provide to us in the course of using the Site (for example, your email address) except for the purposes of processing your enquiry, request or in some cases, via purchases.  We do not sell any such data to any third party.

11. Legal jurisdiction

Each of the paragraphs of these Terms of Use operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms of Use, or if we do not enforce our rights against you, or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you, we will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that we will automatically waive any later default by you.

These Terms of Use are governed by English law and are available only in English. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute or claim arising under these Terms of Use. The place of performance shall be England.

12. Further information

If you have any concerns about the material that which appears on our website, want further information on these conditions or have any queries on them, please contact: info@comptonverney.org.uk.