Welcome to the official Burke’s Peerage website

Burke’s Peerage website is owned and operated by Burke’s Peerage Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with Company Number 08539019 whose registered office is at 78 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ES, United Kingdom.

By using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following Terms and Conditions. Any changes we make to these Terms and Conditions will be shown below.

Interpretation

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all agreements: "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting our Terms and Conditions. "Our" and "Us", refers to the Company. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to you in the most appropriate manner, for the express purpose of meeting your needs in respect of the provision of our stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing English Law. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to the same.

Privacy Statement

As a responsible website publisher, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Our authorised employees on a need-to-know basis only have access to any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our computer systems and data to ensure the best possible service to you. Specific offences have been created for unauthorised actions against computer systems and data. We will investigate any such actions with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible.

Confidentiality

We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (Certificate of Registration Reference: ZA025421) and as such, any information concerning you and your respective records may be passed to third parties. However, your records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than if legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. You have the right to request sight of, and get copies of any and all your records we keep, on the proviso that we are given reasonable notice of such a request. You are requested to retain copies of any literature issued in relation to the provision of our services. Where appropriate, we shall issue you with appropriate written information or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.

We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your email address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by us will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.

Disclaimer

Exclusions and Limitations

The information on this website is provided on an "as is" basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we:

(a)exclude all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or our literature; and

(b)exclude all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised us of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.

We do not however exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence. The above exclusions and limitations apply only to the extent permitted by English law. None of your statutory rights as a consumer are affected.

Payment

Major Credit/Debit Cards or BACS/FPS Transfer are acceptable methods of payment. Our terms are payment in full prior to the service being provided to you, or within twenty-eight days in respect of institutional subscriptions. All goods remain our property until paid for in full. Monies that remain outstanding by the due date will incur late payment interest at the rate of 8% above the prevailing Bank of England base rate on the outstanding balance until such time as the balance is paid in full and final settlement. We reserve the right to seek recovery of any monies remaining unpaid sixty days from the date of invoice. In such circumstances, you will be liable for any and all additional administrative and/or court costs.

Cancellation Policy

Minimum 24 hours’ notice of cancellation is required. Notification for instance, in person, via email, and/or facsimile or any other means will be accepted subject to confirmation in writing. We reserve the right to apply a charge to cover any subsequent administrative costs.

Termination and Refund Policy

Both you and we have the right to terminate any services agreement for any reason, including the ending of services that are already underway. No refund shall be offered, where a service is deemed to have begun and is, for all intents and purposes, underway. Any monies that have been paid to us which constitute payment in respect of the provision of unused services shall be refunded.

Availability

Unless otherwise stated, the services featured on this website are available within the United Kingdom and elsewhere, or in relation to postings from the United Kingdom. You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this website. Redistribution or republication of any part of this website or its content is prohibited, without our express written consent. We do not warrant that the service from this website will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best of our ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify us, our employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the website, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only by us on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Cookies

Like most interactive websites our website uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our website to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

Links to this website

You may not create a link to any page of this website without our prior written consent. If you do create a link to a page of this website you do so at your own risk and the exclusions and limitations set out above will apply to your use of this website by linking to it.

Links from this website

We do not monitor or review the content of other websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other website connected to this website or accessed through this website yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. We will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Copyright Notice

Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exist on all text and images relating to our services and the full content of this website.

Registration

When you register, you are registering as a personal user of the website. Access to registration areas is via your username (email address) and password. We allow you to access the registration areas of the website on the condition that:

(a)your username (email address) and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access the website;

(b)you will not assist anyone else who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of the website; and

(c)you comply with these Terms and Conditions.

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with the above conditions, we may, at our discretion and without advance notice, cancel your access to the registration areas of the website. If you have registered with us and subsequently change your details, you should immediately notify us of any changes through the form on your account's profile page. If we wish to bring your access to an end, we will notify you at the email address you have used to register. Your username (email address) and password will thereupon become invalid on the website. Some services are supplied in return for paid subscriptions. Content made available through paid subscriptions may not be available to the user beyond the term of the subscription.

Institutional Access

Institutional subscriptions are available to educational and other institutions for some of the content and services we provide. Authorised users within those institutions are required to observe the limitations of usage and content access as agreed by us. Authorised users are limited to full-time employees or registered members of the subscribing institution and, in the case of educational institutions, registered students, faculty members and scholars. We regard any payment received for an institutional subscription as an agreement that:

(a)you have permission to access the records for a period of twelve months;

(b)you can use up to ten internet-connectable devices to view the records at any one time (if more than ten are required, these are available for an additional fee);

(c)you can only access the online records by either: i) providing login credentials; or ii) use a device with an IP(v4) address which is within one of the ten IP(v4) ranges registered by you with us;

(d)you are responsible for ensuring that your registered IP(v4) ranges are correct; and

(e)you comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Once registered, your administrator will be able to amend contact details and IP ranges in the profile, accessible via the login page of the website.

Material

"Material" means text, images, video, graphics and sound material, as well as material in other formats, distributed through the website, whether owned by us or a third party. You may download and print extracts from the website and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or any substantial part of the material. You must not spider or systematically/mechanically interrogate the website without our advance written permission. You must not reproduce any part of the website or the material, transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, nor may you make any derivative works therefrom, unless we have indicated in writing in advance that you may do so.

Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable to the other for any failure to perform any obligation under any agreement which is due to an event beyond the control of such party including but not limited to any Act of God, terrorism, war, political insurgence, insurrection, riot, civil unrest, act of civil or military authority, uprising, earthquake, flood or any other natural or man-made eventuality outside of our control, which causes the termination of an agreement or contract entered into, nor which could have been reasonably foreseen. If either party is affected by such an event they shall forthwith inform the other of the same and shall use all reasonable endeavours to comply with the terms of this or any agreement contained herein.

Waiver

Failure of either you or us to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this or any agreement or the failure of either you or us to exercise any right or remedy to which you and we are entitled hereunder shall not constitute a waiver thereof and shall not cause a diminution of the obligations under this or any agreement. No waiver of any of the provisions of this or any agreement shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be such and signed by both you and us.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The laws of England and Wales govern these Terms and Conditions. By accessing this website and using our services/buying our products you consent to these Terms and Conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Our failure to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision.

Notification of Changes

We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions from time to time as we see fit and your continued use of the website will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these Terms and Conditions.