Dolls' Houses Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern. Plus furniture and accessories.

Terms of Use

 
Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, and accept our privacy policy. The term ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the Owner and Administrator/s of the website. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Acceptable Use Policy

'We' expect all users to be respectful of other people. Any violation of this will be dealt with as deemed appropriate by 'us'. 'We' will determine as to whether content is acceptable for the site and will take action against anything that 'we' think is:
 
Abusive
Illegal or promoting Illegal Activity
Offensive
Inaccurate, false or misleading
Content that is detrimental to the interest of the site 
 
'We' are under no obligation to check the content of the site but will review it from time to time to ensure users are complying with the Terms of Use. 'We' may remove or edit content without notice.
If anyone sees any content within the site they are concerned about please contact:
 
The Site Owner Rebecca Green (email  greenreb41 at hotmail.com - please replace at with @ and delete the spaces)

Membership

Membership will be granted by the Site Owner.
You may use the website without becoming a member but will not have complete access or be able to take advantage of some aspects of the site.

Comments in Forums and on Photos

Respectful Comments

As noted above, 'we' expect all comments to be respectful of other members and relevant to the topic. 'We' may remove any comments which 'we' deem inappropriate.

Commenting on any sellers' trading practices, or the prices asked or reached, is not allowed, whether in the discussion forums or in captions or comments on photos. Such comments may have an adverse effect on those sellers' businesses. This could lead to legal action for defamation or libel against the member making the comment, or the site owner and/or administrator. 

If any member receives a comment from another member which may be inappropriate, or if any member or reader of this website has concerns about any comments, please inform 'us' in writing, by email to the site owner (greenreb41 at hotmail.com - please replace at with @ and delete the spaces), through the Contact Us form, or by private message through the website. 

 

Limit on Number of Comments

PLEASE NOTE: Dolls Houses Past and Present is hosted by Webs.com, which has a rule that any member who posts 30 comments in one hour (across any Webs sites, in forums or on photos) will automatically be frozen for abuse. 

If this happens, 'we' and the affected member have to contact Webs Support to request that the member's account be un-frozen. This process can take up to a week.

If you like to comment a lot (and 'we' welcome members' participation), please note the time you started commenting, and keep count of the number of comments you make. Once you reach 29 in one hour, please stop and wait until the next hour to leave more comments. Otherwise, your account will be automatically frozen, and you will not be able to sign in again until Webs Support has processed 'our'/your request.

Privacy Policy

Dolls Houses Past and Present is hosted by Webs.com, a website building and hosting service provided at http://www.webs.com and http://www.freewebs.com and its directly associated domains, widgets, tools, services and applications that are operated by Webs, Inc. (collectively, "Webs" or "Services").
 

The "Privacy Policy" of Webs (http://www.webs.com/privacy.htm#whatAreCookies) explains what information Webs gathers from users of all sites hosted by Webs, and how Webs uses that information. By using or accessing the Services of Webs, including accessing the Dolls Houses Past and Present website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. (Capitalized terms not defined herein have the meaning set forth in the Webs Terms of Service).

Webs is not intended for children under 13 years of age. Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), Webs will never knowingly gather or use personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13, and does not allow anyone under the age of 13 to register on Webs.

What Information Does Webs Gather? 

Webs gathers and stores three types of information about users that are subject to its Privacy Policy:


  1. Information users provide to Webs:
    These are voluntary submissions made when creating an account on Webs or through your use of the Services, such as your name, date of birth, location and email address provided during registration, Content posted, etc. Please understand that when you sign into Webs or post Content, your information is not anonymous to Webs.
  2. Information Webs collects when you interact with its Services:
    Webs keeps track of the actions you take on Webs, such as adding a friend, or posting Content. Also, when you access Webs'  Services, Webs may collect information about your access method (such as hardware and software attributes), location, IP address, and pages you visit. In addition, Webs stores certain information from your browser using "cookies". (For more on cookies, please see the section "What are cookies?")
  3. Information Webs receives from third parties:
    Webs does not own or operate the third-party applications, user websites and other services offered that you may use or interact with through Webs (collectively, "Webs-enhanced" applications, websites and services). Whenever you visit, use or interact with a Webs-enhanced application, website or service, Webs will receive information from them, including information about actions you take and Content you post on that application, website or service.

 

Why does Webs gather information about users?

Webs collects information in order to provide a safe, efficient and customized experience. This information allows Webs to better tailor its content to users' needs and to help Webs better understand the demographics of its audience. Webs may use some of this information for contacting you, customizing the content and advertising you view, improving its services, conducting research, and providing anonymous reporting for clients. Webs only collects personally identifiable information from you because you are voluntarily submitting the information to Webs in order to enjoy certain Services.

 

How will Websites and Applications on Webs treat my information?

As mentioned above, Webs does not own or operate Webs-enhanced applications, websites and services. Webs takes steps to ensure that providers of Webs-enhanced applications, websites and services use information that you share on Webs in a manner consistent with your privacy settings and the terms of this Privacy Policy, but Webs cannot guarantee that they will follow its rules. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the privacy settings of your account, as well as the settings and policies of the applications, websites and services that you visit, add or use on Webs. Here are some specific things to remember:

  • By visiting or becoming a Member of a Website on Webs, the Content and information you provide during the registration process (including your email address) and other interactions with the Website may be accessed by the Website Creator and their authorized representatives and administrators, as well as any Application Developer whose Applications run on that Website.
  • By adding or using an Application or a service provided by one of Webs'  affiliates or business partners, the information you provide in the interactions with that Application or service may be accessed by the respective Application Developer, affiliate or business partner and their authorized representatives.
  • Although certain categories of profile information (such as your birthdate) have privacy settings, others (such as your name, gender, profile photo, geographic region, list of friends, list of websites you have joined) are considered publicly available and have no privacy settings associated with them.
  • Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings or privacy settings of the Website(s) or Application(s) you used, or it was copied or stored by other users.
  • Certain types of communications you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.
  • When you post information on a Website, that information is subject to that Website's privacy settings and privacy policy, which may change from time to time.
  • Publicly available information may be accessed by everyone on the Internet, including third-party search engines that may index, cache and store that information.

You should always review the policies of third party websites, applications and services to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them. Any information you share with them is at your own risk. If you find an application, website or service that violates Webs' rules, you should report the violation to Webs using this automated form, and Webs reserves the right to take action as it deems appropriate without assuming any obligation or liability to do so.

 

What are cookies?

Webs may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. These cookies help Webs make its Services easier to use, to make its advertising better, and to protect both you and Webs. For example, a cookie may be used to store or "remember" your Member login information (but not your password) so that you are not required to manually log into the site at every visit. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use some of Webs' Services.

Webs' advertisers and partners may also set cookies through Webs' Services. For more information, please see the section "What about third party advertisers and links?"

What about third party advertisers and links?

In the course of serving advertisements on Webs, a third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Additionally, some links from Webs may lead to websites operated by other companies. While these websites and advertisements may be co-branded with Webs' name or logo, they are not operated or maintained by Webs. Webs does not control these cookies and users of Webs Services should check the privacy policy of the relevant advertiser to understand whether and how it uses cookies. Webs is not responsible for websites operated by third parties that are linked to by any of its sites.

Ads appearing on this website, Webs, and sites hosted by Webs may be delivered to you by Google Ad Manager, DoubleClick, or other advertising partners. Information about your visits to this site, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you. For more information about these partners, their cookies, and how to "opt-out," please follow the links on the Webs Privacy Policy page: http://www.webs.com/privacy.htm#whatAreCookies.

 

How secure is my information?

Webs uses commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural measures to safeguard personally identifiable information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Webs limits access to personal information about you to employees whom it believe reasonably need that information to provide support, products, or services to you or to fulfill their roles within the Webs organization.

Although Webs has established and maintains security procedures to protect your personally identifiable information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Webs cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. Webs cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. Webs cannot ensure that information you share on Webs will not become publicly available. Webs is not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on Webs. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up-to-date antivirus software.

 

How private is the Content I upload?

Any Content uploaded or created using Webs' Services and posted on a Website are by default hosted for the public and are thus publicly accessible unless explicitly protected by the Website Creator's optional password protection setting.

Please note that even if you do not publish links to Content or submit links to a search engine, individuals or search engines may discover and link to your Content by data-mining, guessing the address, spidering sites, or other methods. If you are concerned about the privacy or confidentiality of Content that you produce, please take all appropriate steps to ensure that sensitive materials are password-protected. Webs makes no guarantee as to the reliability or security of the password protection feature.

 

How is information shared?

Webs will not share your personally identifiable information with others except as described herein with regards to sharing with Webs-enhanced applications, websites and services and in limited circumstances where it believes such sharing is reasonably necessary to offer the Services, legally required, or permitted by you. For example, Webs may provide information to service providers to help it bring you the services it offers. Specifically, Webs may use third parties to facilitate its business, such as to host the Services at a co-location facility for servers, to register your domain name, to send out email updates about Webs, to provide you with email functionality for your domain, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, Webs' service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time.

Where Webs utilizes third parties for the processing of any personal information, Webs implements reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Webs-specified purposes. Webs may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Webs (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Webs will not disclose personal information to any third party unless it believes that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Webs, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Webs Terms of Service or to protect its rights; or (3) to protect the safety or rights of members of the public or users of the Services. Webs reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Webs or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.

 

Webs Privacy Policy, and updates to that Policy, can be viewed in full at http://www.webs.com/privacy.htm#whatAreCookies

Copyright of Website

The Dolls Houses Past and Present website is for private use only and must not be reproduced in part or full, or incorporated into any other website, publication or electronic retrieval system, in any form. Each writer / photographer / contributor is responsible for, and retains copyright and intellectual property rights to, their own text / photographs / contribution to this website. Except for purposes of private study, no photographs, text or information in any form may be copied / downloaded / stored / saved or reproduced, without permission from and acknowledgement of the individual copyright and/or intellectual property rights holder(s). Any use of any part of this website, in either part or full, indicates agreement to these conditions.

Dolls Houses Past and Present Magazine Copyright

The Dolls Houses Past and Present website magazine is for private use only and must not be reproduced in part or full in any form. Each writer/photographer/contributor is responsible for, and retains copyright to, their own text/photographs/contribution to this magazine. By downloading, storing, saving or re-printing the magazine in either part or full you hereby agree to these conditions of copyright.

 

Images on this website magazine are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort would have been made to trace any Copyright holders, we would be grateful for any information concerning Copyright of any of the images and we will withdraw them immediately on Copyright holder's request.

For Sale Free Ads

The For Sale Free Ads section of this website is where members of Dolls Houses Past and Present can post for sale adverts free of charge. The adverts are to be related to the topic / interest of the website. The website owner and administrator do not endorse, nor profit in whole or in part from any product or service offered or promoted by any of the items that appear on the site. It is the responsibility of the buyer to seek assurance about the advertiser and evaluate items and negotiate purchase agreement with the seller. The owner and administrator at www.dollshousespastandpresent.com do not take responsibility for the accuracy of adverts placed on the site and will not be part of said negotiations nor in any purchase agreements between buyer and seller. The owner and administrator will not be involved in any disputes between buyers and sellers. If you do not accept these terms do not use the For Sale Free Ads section of this website.

RULES

1. You must supply a valid contact email address or phone number.

2. Your Ad must be dated with commencing date.

3. Five Ads only at any one time (If possible, multiple items can be included in one photo, this will be considered as one listing). This number may have to be reduced, it will depend on demand.

4. Ads will stay on for a minimum of one month, and after this time they can be deleted by site owner / administrator.

5. No more than four photos per ad, photos should be no more than 500kb. (interested parties can email for more photo's to be sent direct).

6. All Ads must give a fair description of item, 500 characters maximum.

7. It is highly recommended that sellers obtain proof of posting item(s) to buyers.

8. Seller is required to delete their item/s that have been sold.

8. No Ads not relating to the Website interest, or Links. Ads will be deleted and violators banned.

We do not like having to delete Ads or ban anyone but in order to keep this For Sale Free Ads section of the site open and free it is necessary to prevent abuse. Please obey the rules for everyone's benefit.

Disclaimer

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, accuracies, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall, by law, be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to the Owner of the site. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the United States of America.

 

Last updated: 2 August 2012

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