Terms and Conditions of Use

Modified on June 13, 2024

First Created on March 29, 2023

About This History Project and Website

Combemartinvillage.co.uk is a Non-Profit and Non-Commercial Community Website, copyright ©2023-2024 All Rights Reserved. Managed by Combe Martin History and Heritage Project and first published in March 2023 with a secure connectionthis platform is primarily a local history project.

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This website can easily be translated into several languages using Google Translate, Microsoft Translator, and other tools.

What We Do

While we may promote Combe Martin and North Devon, we are not a tourism website. Our collection of curated, referenced content and original articles, posted in good faith, are copyright © 2023-2024 All Rights Reserved. To a limited extent we may include some hearsay and local folklore.

We welcome contributors from everywhere, including residents of Combe Martin and the local area. We are not affiliated to any other website or organisation. For accuracy, we draw from primary sources, authoritative antiquaries, academics and records.

While we strive for high standards, our articles are not designed for formal education. We write all our own semi-academic papers, providing evidence to the best of our knowledge. In addition, we sometimes create pictures using AI technology.

User Anonymity

We support anonymous participation and we will protect user privacy. You are free to choose not to identify yourself in any contributions you make to this website.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We strive to ensure that every individual feels welcomed, included, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and capabilities. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not just a moral responsibility; it is an imperative that drives innovation, creativity, and success.

See also: Our Mission Statement˃

User Conduct and Abuse Policy

At Combemartinvillage.co.uk, we strive to foster a welcoming, respectful and inclusive community for all of our users. However, we do not tolerate abusive, harassing, or otherwise harmful behavior. Users must not attempt to circumvent our Terms and Rules of Service. These terms also apply to our website team.

An Overarching Narrative

To allow the reader to gain an understanding of such a broad historical metanarrative: our pages comprise standalone articles, each one exploring aspects of Combe Martin's long and varied story. Our original articles can all be read in isolation but they also form an overarching narrative.

Preserving Combe Martin's History and Heritage

This community history project strives to preserve the written and anecdotal history of Combe Martin, ensuring its availability for future generations. While significant and often damaging changes continue to impact Combe Martin, and local knowledge fades, there is an existential risk of losing its unique social history. Our local architecture, heritage and ancestral stories are of primary importance.

Terms of Use

Our Terms and Conditions of Use are a set of rules and guidelines that govern the use of our website by its users. They outline the rights and responsibilities of both the website owner and the website user.

Copyright automatically grants authors and other creators the right to control the copying and redistribution of their work. This enables them to protect their intellectual property and have authority over how their original content is used. See the article Copyright and Plagiarism at Imperial College.

We welcome items of historic interest but, to avoid security vulnerabilities and risks we do not allow users to upload files to our website. For the same reasons we cannot process or respond to Spam nor to unsolicited business-related enquiries.

Our Research

By sharing our research publicly, our work becomes accessible to a broader audience, including fellow researchers, students, and professionals. We permit the printing and redistribution of our content in its original form, provided you adhere to our terms and conditions (refer to "Re-Use").

Re-Use of Our Content

Our content is Copyright. You may not plagiarise any of our original content/materials in any form. Unauthorized copying or reproduction of our content would constitute copyright infringement. You must not commercially exploit or redistribute our website content.

In any use of our content You must give credit to this website including citations and a direct link to the content/ article(s). Any changes You make, only in a reasonable manner, must be clearly indicated but not in any way that suggests we endorse You or Your use.

Non-Profit

We make no financial profit from this project. The unpaid Webmaster owns the domain name, and is assisted by the voluntary team at Combe Martin History and Heritage Project. We are not currently conducting any business and we are not currently processing any business enquiries.

User Contributions Welcome

Contact Us if you have personal memories of Combe Martin or relevant historical materials, for inclusion on our website. To protect your privacy we will anonymise every contribution we use. Please do not submit personal details, photographs or videos that you do not want to be publicly accessible. 

Disclaimers

Other than research funding, we do not ask for financial donations. Other donations or gains (exclusively historical materials and photographs) are reinvested solely into this website. Currently, we are not conducting any business and we are not processing any business-related enquiries. 

While our website may interest and be useful to a wide audience, it is not specifically a tourist or travel website. We maintain no affiliations with local tourism or businesses, and we are independent of any other websites or organizations.

We will utilise a reputable web-hosting service with a secure connection. We will publish our Privacy Policy with a Cookie Policy, and perform regular modifications and updates to the website. Additionally, we will monitor our site’s security.

Terms and Rules

See also: Our Mission Statement

Copyright

This website and its textual, oral and visual materials (Content) - including all images and intellectual property except where expressly stated otherwise - is copyright to Combemartinvillage.co.uk and its site owners 2023 All rights reserved. If you use our original materials: you must give credit to this website.

All Rights Reserved

We may remove or modify any of Our Content or Terms at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Requests for Content to be removed or modified will be undertaken only at our discretion. We may terminate your access to all or any part of this Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.

The facility to download our assets including photographs does not mean it is legal nor that you -at any time- have rights to use, distribute or assume ownership of any of our content including our intellectual property. We reserve the right to make changes to any part of our website including terms and conditions, at any time and at our discretion. 

You may not republish any of our Content without first asking permission from us; email info@combemartinvillage.co.uk. Our Content is protected from plagiarism by various means and by applicable laws. 

This Section Tells You About:

  • Cookies and our Site Policy including Privacy

  • Spam and Unsolicited Business Enquiries

  • Our Terms and Conditions outlining Rules 

  • Use of Our Assets and Intellectual Property (Restrictions)

  • Your Use of Our Information and Your Use of Our Website (Warranties)

About Cookies

Our website uses cookies which are strictly necessary for our website to properly function, and therefore cannot be disabled. Our web hosting service may place the following cookies on our website:

  • Google Analytics - set up in such a way that IP addresses are anonymized and we don't permit Google to use the data for other services. This means no traceable data is processed.

  • A function cookie - simply to verify that we are the website owner. This doesn't affect our users' or customers' privacy.

  • If our content includes external elements, such as YouTube videos, a cookie notification is shown.

Web cookies can be disabled on this website and also in your browser. You can update your Cookie preferences on our Home Page at any time. However, some cookies are strictly necessary for our website to work and disabling some cookies may restrict functionality. Analytical cookies -if collected- collect information that is used to help us understand how our website is being used, how effective our marketing campaigns are, and to help us customize our website for users. For more information, go to The Ultimate Guide to Cookies (html.com).

Spam and Unsolicited Business Enquiries

  • In order to guard against malicious content or intent we do not read or respond to spam 

  • We are not a business and we are not currently responding to commercial business enquiries

Any Redistribution or Reproduction of Part or All of the Contents of this Website in Any Form is Prohibited Other Than the Following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only

  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, excluding commercial or press use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

  • For press or commercial use of materials, please contact the Webmaster at info@combemartinvillage.co.uk

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Links to Third Party Websites

We are not responsible for third party websites and we do not endorse or accept responsibility over the contents, opinions expressed or use of any external websites.

Use Of Our Information and Website (Warranties) Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE)

Whilst we continually strive for accuracy, we sometimes get it wrong. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and without prejudice. The information is provided by us and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. 

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under our control. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites.

The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we  take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

We do not intentionally infringe copyright or intellectual rights. If you believe we have breached copyright or intellectual property rights, please contact the Webmaster for assistance, at info@combemartinvillage.co.uk (no spam). We aim to respond within seven working days.