Terms of Use

May 22, 2023

This terms of use agreement (the "Agreement") governs your use of the collection of Web pages and other digital content (the "Collection") available through The Well House Collection (“TWHC”). Access to these files is provided at no cost to you and is granted for personal research purposes only.

Some of the content available through TWHC may be governed by local, national, and/or international laws and regulations, and your use of such content is solely at your own risk. You agree to abide by all applicable laws and regulations, including intellectual property laws, in connection with your use of these files. In particular, you certify that your use of any part of the Collections will be noncommercial and will be limited to non-infringing or fair use under copyright law.

In using the TWHC site, Collections, and/or services, you further agree (a) not to violate anyone's rights of privacy, (b) not to act in any way that might give rise to civil or criminal liability, (c) not to collect or store personal data about anyone, (d) not to infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary rights of any person, (e) not to transmit or facilitate the transmission of unsolicited email ("spam"), (f) not to harass, threaten, or otherwise annoy anyone, and (i) not to act in any way that might be harmful to minors, including, without limitation, transmitting or facilitating the transmission of child pornography, which is prohibited by federal law and may be reported to the authorities should it be discovered by TWHC.

While we collect publicly available Internet documents, sometimes authors and publishers express a desire for their documents not to be included in the Collections (by tagging a file for robot exclusion or by contacting us or the original crawler group). If the author or publisher of some part of TWHC does not want his or her work in our Collections, then we may remove that portion of the Collections without notice.

TWHC may modify this Agreement from time to time, and your continued use of the Collections and/or the Site constitutes your acceptance of any and all modifications.

Because the content of the Collections comes from around the world and from many different sectors, the Collections may contain information that might be deemed offensive, disturbing, pornographic, racist, sexist, bizarre, misleading, fraudulent, or otherwise objectionable. TWHC does not endorse or sponsor any content in the Collections, nor does it guarantee or warrant that the content available in the Collections is accurate, complete, non-infringing, or legally accessible in your jurisdiction, and you agree that you are solely responsible for abiding by all laws and regulations that may be applicable to the viewing of the content. In addition, the Collections are provided to you on an as-is and as-available basis. You agree that your use of the Site and the Collections is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that TWHC makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of the content in the Collections, that the Site or the Collections will meet your requirements, that access to the Collections will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. We make no warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TWHC and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, officers, directors, and employees from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs, and/or actions (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of TWHC’s services, the site, or the Collections. You agree that should any provision in the Agreement be found invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, that provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

Under no circumstances, including, without limitation, negligence, shall TWHC or its parents, affiliates, officers, employees, or agents be responsible for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising from or in connection with the use of or the inability to use the Site or the Collections, or any content contained on the Site or in the Collections, or resulting from unauthorised access to the Collections or your transmissions of data, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, use, data, or other intangibles, even if TWHC has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.

This Agreement constitutes the full and complete agreement between you and TWHC and are not intended to inure to third-party beneficiaries.

Privacy Policy

May 22, 2023

The Well House Collection (“TWHC”) is committed to making its constantly growing collection of Web pages and other forms of digital content (the "Collections") freely available to researchers, historians, scholars, and others ("Researchers") for purposes of benefit to the public. TWHC may make changes to this policy from time to time and will notify you of such changes by posting an updated date on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Collections constitutes your acceptance of any changes to the Privacy Policy concerning, but not limited to, both previously and prospectively collected information.

What Personal Information May the Archive Have on Its Computers and Systems? Because TWHC uses standard Web logging in its Web servers, our Web server may automatically recognise the domain name of each Visitor, each Visitor’s IP address, what Web page the Visitor requests, and the time of the request, along with a variety of information supplied by the visitor’s browser. See www.microsoft.com and www.netscape.com for information about the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator browsers, and see www.apache.org for details about Web logs. In addition, TWHC may collect the email addresses and messages of those who communicate with it via email or who enter email addresses in forms.

TWHC does not itself use "cookies" to track Users' activities on the Site and in the Collections. Cookies are small files that a server transfers to the hard drive of someone who visits a site and that the server can access when the person returns to the site.

The primary sources of content for the Collections are publicly accessible Web pages that were collected and donated by third parties, but TWHC will expand on such sources through its own collection activities. For instructions on removing a particular set of pages currently included in the Collections, please see our policies and procedures for page removal.

The communications between you and TWHC may pass through many machines, operating systems, programs, browsers, Web servers, networks, routers, Ethernet switches, Internet service providers, proxy servers, intranets, the public phone system, or other devices (collectively, "Devices") on your premises, at the Archive, and in between. Some of these Devices create logs of activities that are recorded on computer systems.

What Might the Internet Archive Do With the Information on Its Computers? The Archive has no present intention to charge for access to the Collections. The Archive may transfer the information on its machines, including personally identifying information, into the Collections. The Collections are made available to researchers and may be made available on the Site, or provided to third parties, for any use, without limitation.

Advances in data mining technology may make it possible to discover more personally identifiable information or profiles in the Collections. TWHC may disclose any information it collects from Users if the Archive believes in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to enforce its Terms of Use or other policies, to comply with the law, to comply with legal process, to operate its systems properly, or to protect the rights or property of itself, its Users, or others.

It is possible that the computers at TWHC could become compromised by others and that the information on TWHC’s computers could be collected and disseminated without the knowledge or consent of TWHC. While TWHC endeavors to block "crackers" from breaking into its machines, TWHC is not responsible or liable for any such unauthorised uses of this Site or its data.

Copyright Policy

May 22, 2023

TWHC respects the intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights of others. TWHC may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove certain content or disable access to content that appears to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyright has been violated by material available through TWHC, please provide TWHC with the following information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • An exact description of where the material about which you complain is located within the Collections;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or are authorised to act on behalf of that owner; and
  • Your electronic or physical signature.

  • TWHC can be reached as follows:
    The Well House Collection
    Well House Manor
    48 Spa Road
    Wiltshire, England SN12 7NY
    Phone: +44 (0) 1225 708 225
    Email: info@twhc.org.uk

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    If you have any questions or comments regarding these terms and policies or TWHC’s data collection practices, please contact TWHC at info@twhc.org.uk.