Terms of use


On this website SAHAAS means ‘The St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society’The Society is also referred to colloquially as the Arc and Arc.

Acceptance of terms

By accessing this site and using its contents you confirm your Agreement to the following conditions.

Permitted usage

You may use the contents of the website free of charge for your individual study and research by printing copies or by downloading to your personal computer. Reproduction of any of the site contents is permitted in hard-copy or digital form only if the reproduction is for a non-commercial purpose for educational or personal usage, and is accompanied by due acknowledgement of the copyright holder and SAHAAS. Dissemination of permitted content by means of an educational intranet with no commercial users is allowed.

Not permitted

No contents may be published in any medium or stored in any publicly accessible database or other electronic system or made to appear part of a third party’s website without the written permission of the copyright holder.

The names and logos in the contents which identify SAHAAS or third parties are their respective proprietary marks and must not be reproduced without their prior written permission.


The text and images contained in this website are protected by copyright. Names of the copyright owners are identified in the individual articles and captions. Reasonable efforts have been made to identify copyright owners, but if anyone has reason to think that copyright of an item has been infringed, please contact SAHAAS with the evidence so that we shall either remove the item or correct the attribution if necessary.

Permission must be obtained from the copyright owner before any item is republished in any form.


You may link directly to pages or information hosted on this site but you may not load pages from this site into frames on your site.

This website contains hyperlinks to websites operated by other parties. SAHAAS accepts no responsibility for such websites and the provision of a link does not imply any endorsement of views, statements or information contained in such websites. SAHAAS does not guarantee that a link will always work or that the linked pages will always be available.

Virus Protection

We make every reasonable effort to check material on this website but you should also run an anti-virus program on everything downloaded from the Internet.

SAHAAS cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system which may occur whilst using material downloaded from this website.


SAHAAS is under no obligation to publish any text or photos submitted to the site. SAHAAS may reject material on the grounds of copyright infringement, offensiveness or other legal considerations.

Text may be edited for the sake of clarity, without notifying the author. Images may be cropped to create thumbnails; this will be done with sensitivity to the subject of the image.


SAHAAS does not endorse the opinions expressed in material supplied by contributors and does not give any implicit or explicit warranties relating to the accuracy, fitness for purpose, compatibility or security of any component of the Website.


SAHAAS may change any part of this agreement without notice and your use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of this agreement. We advise users to check the Terms and Conditions of this agreement regularly.

SAHAAS may modify or remove any part of this site without warning or liability arising from such action.

Governing law and jurisdiction

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of England and any user of the Website hereby agrees to be bound exclusively by the jurisdiction of English courts without reference to rules governing choice of laws.

Use of this Website

If you use or contribute to this site you agree to abide by these Terms of Use and accept our Privacy Policy and Copyright Statement. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms you must not use or contribute to the site.

These Terms of Use may be amended from time to time and you should review them regularly. If you do not accept any of the amendments made to these Terms of Use, you should cease using or contributing to this website. Your continued use of this website after amendments have been made to these Terms of Use will be deemed as acceptance of those amendments.

You agree not to:

  1. Use the website for anything illegal
  2. Compromise the security of the website
  3. Do anything that may corrupt or impair the performance of the website
  4. Attempt to access any secure area of the website
  5. Impair anyone else’s enjoyment or use of the website
  6. Contribute any obscene, distressing, harassing, defamatory, discriminatory or offensive material
  7. Do anything that may infringe the rights of others, including any copyright rights.


If you contribute to the site, you agree to:

  1. Grant permission to reproduce, use, modify, store, adapt or share your contribution, in whatever form, free of charge, to the editors of the site, for any non-commercial purposes, providing they acknowledge the material as set out in the Copyright Statement
  2. Grant permission to reproduce, use, modify, store, adapt or share your contribution, in whatever form, free of charge, to any individual or other user for any non-commercial purpose providing they acknowledge the work as set out in the Copyright Statement

Anything you contribute to the site must be your own original work and you must have the right to grant the permissions referred to above before you submit your contribution.

If any person is identifiable in your contribution, you must obtain their permission prior to submitting the contribution to the website. If any person identifiable is under the age of 16 you will need the consent of their parent or legal guardian before you submit the contribution.

When you make a contribution please consider your own safety and the safety of others. You must not give out your own or anyone else’s contact details or other personal information. If you are under 16 and would like to make a contribution to the site, you must obtain your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission each time you do so and you must show them the contribution you wish to make for their approval.

Breach of Terms of Use

If you breach any of these Terms of Use your contribution(s) may be edited or removed at the complete discretion of the editors of this site and we may refuse to accept any future contribution from you. You agree that you are fully responsible for any losses, expenses, claim or costs including legal fees which arise from your infringement of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy or Copyright Statement.

Usage of Material on this Website

Usage of material on this website must be in accordance with the Copyright Statement. Please refer to the Copyright Statement.

There are links to external websites from this  site. Those sites do not operate under a Creative Commons licence and you must request the relevant permissions before you reproduce any of the material from those sites.

Limitation of Liability

Whilst the editors of this site make every effort to keep the information on this web site accurate, the majority of information comes from the general public. We therefore disclaim any warranty or representation, express or implied about its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose.

You agree to assume full responsibility for using the information on the site, and you understand and agree that the editors of the site are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use.

The site contains links to external websites. We accept no liability for the content, performance, accuracy, privacy or availability of external websites. Views expressed on external websites and on any social networking services do not necessarily represent the views of or endorsement by this website.


These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

Copyright Statement

The text, graphic, artwork, audio, video, images and the compilation contained in the St Albans History website are protected by copyright. Copyright owners are identified as the author, in the photo captions and the credit lines for each article.

You may use the material on this web site for your own private study, non-commercial research, and instructional or educational purposes. If you decide to use material on this website you must also abide by our Terms of Use.

You must obtain permission from the relevant copyright owner to republish the material on a public web site or within a work for publication in any medium. Such use may be subject to reproduction fees and the source of the material and its copyright status must be acknowledged.

The collective content of this website is protected by copyright laws under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Every effort has been made to establish the copyright holders of the material presented. However, if visitors consider that they own the copyright to any material and can provide the necessary documentation, please contact us so that we may credit the materials properly or remove them.

The contents of this copyright statement may be amended in the future and it is your responsibility to check the statement each time you plan to reproduce material from the website.

There are links to external websites from the St Albans History site which operate their own individual copyright requirements. Please request the relevant permissions before you reproduce any of the material from those sites.

For information about contributing material to the website please refer to our Terms of Use.