Military History Research Centre (Aust.)

Conditions of Use of the MHRC Website

Welcome to the Military History Research Centre (MHRC). The MHRC and its affiliates provide access to the MHRC website (the "website") and sell our products and services to you, subject to the conditions set out on this page. Please read these conditions carefully before using the MHRC website. By using the MHRC website, you signify your agreement to be bound by these conditions. In addition, when you use any current or future Military History Research Centre service, you will also be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to that service.

Your Account

If you use the website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer to prevent unauthorised access to your account. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You should take all necessary steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and secure and should inform us immediately if you have any reason to believe that your password has become known to anyone else, or if the password is being, or is likely to be, used in an unauthorised manner.

Please ensure that the details you provide us with are correct and complete and inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering. You can access and update much of the information you provided us with in the ‘Your Account’ area of the website. The Military History Research Centre reserves the right to refuse access to the website, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders at our sole discretion. If we cancel an order, it will be without charge to you.

Privacy

Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your visit to the Military History Research Centre, to understand our practices.

Access to the Military History Research Centre website

We will do our utmost to ensure that availability of the website will not be uninterrupted and that transmissions will be error-free. However, due to the nature of the Internet, no guarantee can be given. Also, your access to the website may also be occasionally suspended or restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance, or the introduction of new facilities or services. We will attempt to limit the frequency and duration of any such suspension or restriction.

Licence for Website Access

The Military History Research Centre grants you a limited licence to access and make personal use of this website, but not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of the Military History Research Centre.

This licence does not include any resale or commercial use of this website or its contents, collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices, any derivative use of this website or its contents. Nor does it include any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant, or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

No page or portion of this website, may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.  

You may not frame or use framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Military History Research Centre and its affiliates without expressed, written consent.  

You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilising the names or trademarks of the Military History Research Centre, or its affiliates, without the expressed written consent of the Military History Research Centre. Any unauthorised use terminates the permission or license granted by the MHRC.      

You are granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the Welcome page of the Military History Research Centre website as long as the link does not portray the Military History Research Centre, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any the Military History Research Centre logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without our expressed, written consent.

Your Conduct

You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted,damaged or impaired in any way.

You understand that you, and not the Military History Research Centre, are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must use the website for lawful purposes only.      

You must not use the website for any of the following activities

For fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity to send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing. Nor can you use the website to breach copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any "spam" to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.  

Copyright and Database Rights

All content included on the website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of the Military History Research Centre, its affiliates or its content suppliers and is protected by international copyright and database right laws. The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of the Military History Research Centre and its affiliates and is protected by international copyright and database right laws. All software used on this website is the property of the Military History Research Centre, our affiliates or our software suppliers and is protected by international copyright laws.      

You may not systematically extract and/or re-utilise parts of the contents of the website without the Military History Research Centre's expressed, written consent. In particular, you may not utilise any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools to extract (whether once or many times) for re-utilisation of any substantial parts of this website, without the Military History Research Centre's express written consent. You may not create and/or publish your own database that features any part of this website without the Military History Research Centre's expressed, written consent.  

Copyright claims

The Military History Research Centre and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement. See sections 23 & 24 below.  

Trademarks

Military History Trust Fund, the Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. and Military History Holdings Pty. Ltd., collectively referred to as the ("Military History Research Centre") hold copyright to the The Military History Research Centre Logo and other marks indicated on our website. They are the trademarks or registered trademarks of the Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty. Ltd, globaly.

The Military History Research Centre's graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are the trademarks or trade dress of the Military History Research Centre. The Military History Research Centre's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the property of the Military History Research Centre, in any manner whatsoever. All other trademarks not owned by the Military History Research Centre that appear on this website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the Military History Research Centre.

Our Contract

When you place an order to purchase a product from the Military History Research Centre, we will send you an e-mail confirming receipt of your order, containing the    details of your order. Your order represents an offer to us to purchase a product, which is accepted by us when we send e-mail confirmation to you that we have dispatched that product to you (the "Dispatch Confirmation E-mail"). That acceptance will be complete at the time we send the Dispatch Confirmation E-mail to you. Any products on the same order, which we have not confirmed in a Dispatch Confirmation E-mail to have been dispatched, do not form part of that contract.

Returns

Please review our Returns Policy, which applies to products purchased from us. In addition to your 30-day returns guarantee, customers in the European Union are entitled to a statutory cooling-off period of seven business days. Details of this statutory right and an explanation of how to exercise it are provided in the order confirmation e-mail and in the Returns Policy.

Pricing and Availability

We list availability information for products sold by us on the website, including on each product information page. Beyond what we say on that page or otherwise on the website, we cannot be more specific about availability. Please note that dispatch estimates are just that. They are not guaranteed dispatch times and should not be relied upon as such. As we process your order, we will inform you by e-mail if any products you order turn out to be unavailable.  

Despite our best efforts, a small number of the total number of products in our catalogue, may be mispriced. Rest assured, however, that we verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures. If a product's correct price is lower than our stated price, we charge the lower amount at the time of despatch. If a product's correct price is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before dispatch or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.

For more details, please review our Pricing and Availability policy which applies to products ordered from us.

Customs

When ordering goods from the Military History Research Centre for delivery overseas you may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once, the package reaches the specified destination. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict   what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information. Additionally, please note that when ordering from the Military History Research Centre, you are considered the importer and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving the goods. Your privacy is important to us and we know that you care about how information about your order is used and shared. We would like our international customers and customers dispatching products internationally to be aware that cross-border deliveries are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities.

Health & Safety

By purchasing any product from our on-line shop, you acknowledge that you have read and understood our Health & Safety Guidelines below.

The Military History Research Centre does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use the Military History Research Centre website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

You must, upon receipt of any product from the Military History Research Centre on-line store, read carefully any safety warnings and follow clearly any guidelines on how to use the product. If you are in any doubt about the use of the product, the meaning of any warnings, or whether your intended use of the product is safe, we urge you to contact the manufacturer for clarification prior to use. The Military History Research Centre will not be held responsible for any negligent use or misuse of products purchased from on-line store. Nothing in these guidelines should be thought to supersede, or to alter, or to take precedence over manufacturers' instructions. If no instructions are issued and you have a query about how to use the product you are purchasing, we request that you consult the manufacturer.

You must, upon receipt of any product from the Military History Research Centre on-line store, read carefully any safety warnings and follow clearly any guidelines on how to use the product. If you are in any doubt about the use of the product, the meaning of any warnings, or whether your intended use of the product is safe, we urge you to contact the manufacturer for clarification prior to use. The Military History Research Centre will not be held responsible for any negligent use or misuse of products purchased from on-line store. Nothing in these guidelines should be thought to supersede, or to alter, or to take precedence over manufacturers' instructions. If no instructions are issued and you have a query about how to use the product you are purchasing, we request that you consult the manufacturer.

Other Business

Parties other than the Military History Research Centre and its affiliates may sell product lines on this website with the written permission of the Military History Research Centre. For example, businesses and individuals may offer related products in the shop. In addition, we may provide links to the websites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant or endorse the offerings of any of these businesses or individuals, or the content of their websites. The Military History Research Centre does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, and content of any of these and any other third parties. You can tell when a third-party is involved in your transactions. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

Electronic Communications

When you visit the Military History Research Centre or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. We communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the website. For contractual purposes, you consent to receive communications from us electronically and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

Losses

The Military History Research Centre will be responsible for any losses you suffer as a result of us breaching these conditions if the losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the website, or a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed. We will not be responsible for any business loss (including loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure) or any other indirect or consequential loss that is not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when you commenced using the website or when a contract for the sale of goods by us to you was formed.

Alteration of Service or Amendments to the Conditions

We reserve the right to make changes to our website, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. You will be subject to the policies and Conditions of the Conditions of Use & Sale in force at the time that you use the website or that you order goods from us, unless any change to those policies or these conditions is required to be made by law or government authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you). If any of these conditions is deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining conditions.

Events beyond our reasonable control

We will not be held responsible for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause, which is beyond our reasonable control. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

Waiver

If you breach these conditions and we take no action, we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in any other situation where you breach these conditions.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These conditions are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of any and all of those countries in which the Military History Research Centre is a registered company. You agree, as we do, to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the country in which the Military History Research Centre is registered.

Our Details

The Military History Research Centre is the trading name for the group; Military History Research Centre (UK) Ltd, Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty Ltd, Military History Research Centre (FR) Ltd., and any other international branch, which may be opened in the future.

Ownership

This website is owned and operated by Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. For matters relating to this website you contact us by emailing admin@mistory.org

Notice to the Military History Research Centre of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, copy the ‘Notice to the Military History Research Centre of Copyright Infringement’ below, into your word processor program, complete it in accordance with the instructions in the Notice and send a printed, signed copy to: Administration Department, Military History Research Centre. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying the Military History Research Centre that your copyrighted material may have been infringed. Please provide your address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

Important Warning: giving false, misleading or inaccurate information in the ‘Notice to the Military History Research Centre of Copyright Infringement’ may result in civil and criminal liability.

Notice to the Military History Research Centre of Copyright Infringement

In the matter of WWW.MISTORY.ORG

I, [please set out your full name] of [please give your postal address], [please state your occupation], say as follows:

 I refer to the website www.mistory.org ("the website"). I make this statement in support of my giving the Military History Research Centre notice that, via the website, it is causing or contributing to an infringement of copyright.

The work in which copyright is claimed to subsist is [please clearly identify and describe the copyright work(s) claimed to be infringed] ("Copyright Work").

[I am] OR [I am authorised to act on behalf of] the owner of an exclusive right in the Copyright Work that is claimed to be infringed. [If the person making the statement is acting on behalf of the Complainant please include the following:] The person/entity claiming that its rights in the Copyright Work have been infringed is [please state name and address of the person/entity] ("Complainant"). I am [please explain the relationship of the signatory to the Complainant].

The material, which is claimed to infringe the Copyright Work ("Infringing Material") is: [please clearly identify and describe the infringing material or work(s)].

The Infringing Material (delete whichever paragraph is not applicable):

(a) OR [Is part of a (book/CD/DVD/video) entitled (title and author)] available for purchase from the Military History Research Centre via the website. [If the Infringing Material comprises only part of the relevant title, include the following:] The Infringing Material comprises [please describe where in the product the copyright work appears, e.g. pages, track numbers, video/DVD time code] of this product.

(b) Appears on the website at [please cut and paste the address of the relevant Web page from the website where the Infringing Material appears].

The use of the Infringing Material described in paragraph 5 infringes [my rights] OR [the rights of the Complainant] in the Copyright Work and is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent(s), or the law.

I understand that this statement may be used in any court proceedings that may arise from or relating to the Infringing Material.

Statement of Truth

I declare the facts stated above to be true.

      Signed:

      Date:

 

Notice and Procedure for Notifying the Military History Research Centre of Defamatory Content

If you believe that any content on, or advertised for sale on, the website contains a defamatory statement, please notify us immediately by copying the ‘Notice to the Military History Research Centre of Defamatory Content’ below into your word processor program, complete it in accordance with the instructions set out in the Notice. Send a printed signed copy to: Administration Office, Military History Research Centre (address).

Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying the Military History Research Centre of defamatory content on or advertised for sale on the Military History Research Centre website. Please provide your address, telephone number, and e-mail address when sending the notice to us.

Important Warning: giving false, misleading or inaccurate information in Notice to the Military History Research Centre

Notice to the Military History Research Centre of Defamatory Content In the matter of www.mistory.org website

I, [please set out your full name] of [please give your postal address], [please state your occupation], say as follows:

I refer to the website www.mistory.org ("the website"). I make this statement in support of my giving the Military History Research Centre notice that, via the website, it is causing or contributing to the publication of a defamatory statement.

The defamatory words (delete whichever paragraph is not applicable):

(a) Appears in a book being sold by the Military History Research Centre via the website entitled [please state the book name and its author]. The defamatory words appear on page [please state the page number(s) where you consider there are defamatory words].

OR

(b) Appear on the website at [please cut and paste the address of the relevant web page from the website where the defamatory words appear].

The words that I consider defamatory are [please repeat the exact word/s you are complaining about].

These words are defamatory because [please state why you consider the words are defamatory].

The defamatory words are untrue because [please explain why the words complained of are untrue and what you believe the true position is].

I understand that this statement may be used in any court proceedings that may arise out of, or relating to the defamatory word/s which I have complained about.

Statement of Truth

I declare the facts stated above to be true.

Signed:

Dated:

14-day Returns Policy

This page explains what to do if you have received a damaged, defective or incorrect item from the Military History Research Centre . This returns policy does not affect your statutory rights.

Military History Research Centre attempts to ensure satisfaction every time you shop with us. On those occasions that you have received your purchase in a damaged state, you have the right to return a faulty item within fourteen days of purchase. Our 14-day returns guarantee means that you can return it to us and we will issue a full refund for the receipted purchase price. Please note that it must be returned within fourteen days of purchase to be covered under our 14-day Returns Policy. The item must be in the original packaging and accompanied by the original reciept. If you choose to return the item to us, please contact the Administration Department on admin@mistory.org for assistance./p>

Please be aware that we only accept the return of opened items if they are faulty. We are unable to exchange items that are not damaged, defective or correctly ordered. In the unlikely event that you have a faulty item, you may find it quicker and easier to contact the manufacturer directly so that they can rectify the problem for you. Please keep all the warranty information that accompanies your item as it may be needed, should there be a fault.

If we sent you an item you did not order or sent an incorrect item, please contact the Administration Department on the above email address immediately for assistance. You should return the incorrect item and the Military History Research Centre will refund or replace it with the correct item.

Unless we delivered the item to you in error, or if the item is damaged or defective, please note that you will be responsible for the costs of returning the items to us. If we do not receive the item with the original delivery slip and receipt, we may arrange for collection of the item from your residence at your expense.

As soon as we receive notice of your cancellation of this order, we will refund the relevant part of the purchase price for that item together with the item's normal postage charge--we cannot refund any priority, express or courier component of the postage charge.

Our Refunds Policy

This page describes how we calculate refunds and outlines our policy on gift refunds and gift certificate refunds. Our refunds policy does not affect your statutory rights.

When you send your item back to us we will process the returned item then notify you via e-mail of your refund. You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for purchase within three weeks of our receiving your return.

Please be aware that; where you are withdrawing from your purchase within 14 days after delivery, we will not refund your costs in returning the item to us and other services provided to you in connection with your purchase unless you return the item to us because of an error on our part or because it is defective.

If you return a gift purchased for you from the Military History Research Centre, you will receive a gift certificate for the value of your return, which you may use as part or full payment for future purchases from our website. We will not notify the donor of the gift about your return. Please remember that normal returns criterion apply and that the refund will not include the cost of returning the item to us unless the return is due to an error on our part.

If you return an item for which a gift certificate was used as all or part payment, we will refund the gift certificate portion to the card used for the original transaction.

Gift certificates connected to specific promotions are generally non-refundable.

Privacy Policy of the Military History Research Centre

Military History Research Centre knows that you care how information about you is used. We do that carefully and sensibly. This notice describes the privacy policy of Military History Research Centre. By visiting the Military History Research Centre, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice. Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by the Military History Research Centre is controlled solely by the Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.

The only information gathered by the Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., is a website user’s email address and delivery details when a user orders a products from the online store.

Credit/Debit Card details are a relationship between the user and the credit supplier and no purpose is served by the Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., storing such information. We do not store details of any payment cards.

We use the information to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders and products, services and promotional offers, update our records and those actions that are required to maintain your. We also use this information to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website.

The Military History Research Centre (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., does not store, or use any information passed to us by third parties, unless that information relates to legal or regulatory activities.

When communicating by email, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from the Military History Research Centre if your computer supports such capabilities. These confirmations are stored for a limited period of time, 180 days, for legal purposes.

Many websites use 'Cookies', very small pieces of software, to install on your computer in order to gather information about how you use the website and, sometimes, for other surreptitious reasons. The Military History Research Centre (Aust.) does not use cookies to record or track user information. Regularly, some browsers may create cookies for their own use. If you find an MHRC cookies on your computer, it has not been generated by the Military History Research Centre (Aust.).

We release account and other personal information only when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Military History Research Centre. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. The transfer of such information does not include selling, renting, sharing or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in a way that is contravenes the commitments made in this Privacy Notice.

Whenever such tranfers of information are a legal obligation, we work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. If you make an online purchase through our website, the payment for the purchase id made directly with the credit supplier (PayPal). We do not have access to your information and refunds are made through that same supplier. We do not maintain a record of you personal or business details.

11.        Your Personal Choices

As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to make a purchase. If you choose to withhold information where the delivery of a purchase is dependant upon that information, the order shall be cancelled. You can update your information on pages such as those listed in on the personal contact details page. When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the previous version for our records.

If you do not want to receive Conditions of Use and other legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will still govern your use of Military History Research Centre and orders placed with The Military History Research Centre, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.

If you choose to visit Military History Research Centre (Aust.), your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages and application of the laws of Australia. If you have any concern about privacy at Military History Research Centre, please e-mail us a thorough description and we will try to resolve the issue for you. Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, we will make no change to our policies and practices that make them less protective of customers.

 

Privacy Notice & Conditions of Use

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