Terms of Use

Effective 19 July 2024

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the site.

The Data Protection and Privacy Policy should also be read in conjunction with these Terms of Use.

By using the ManxBMD website, you agree to the terms of use set forth below (the “Agreement”). If you disagree with any of the conditions of this Agreement, you should not use this site.  The right is reserved to change this Agreement at any time.  Changes will be notified on the site or, if appropriate, by email to each registered user. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this Agreement means that you accept those changes.

  1. Licenses and Restrictions

This website, which is dedicated to genealogical records from the Isle of Man, is owned and operated by Denise Killen and is known as ManxBMD.   All content found on the site is owned or licensed to Denise Killen and ManxBMD.

You may view, download, and print content from the site for your personal, non-commercial use only.   Use for commercial purposes is only permitted when prior express written permission has been given and any further terms agreed.

You must not post any content from this site on another website or on a computer network without our permission. You may not transmit or distribute content from this site to other sites. You may not use any part of this site to sell or promote products or services, to solicit clients, or for any other commercial purpose.

Professional genealogists may use this site to research information for and provide documents to a client for the client’s personal, non-commercial use. However, professional genealogists may not solicit or arrange business, promote themselves as being part of ManxBMD.  Professional genealogists and researchers must use a professional subscription. 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve sole discretion and right to deny, revoke, or limit use of this site, including the reproduction and any other use of any content available through this site. It is not our responsibility, however, to determine what “fair use” means for persons wishing to use content from this site. That remains wholly a responsibility of individual users of this site.  However, we maintain the right to prevent infringement of our content and to interpret “fair use” as we understand the law.

  1. Your Obligations

In consideration for the use of this site, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms of this Agreement. If you submit personal information to this site, you agree to provide true, accurate, and current information about yourself during the registration process and to maintain and keep current and accurate this information about yourself, should it ever change. If you provide false, inaccurate, inappropriate, or libelous information or images, your account may be suspended or terminated. During the registration process, you will be asked to create a login name and password (“credentials”) to access the site. You are responsible for keeping your credentials confidential. You are responsible for all activities that occur when using these credentials. If someone else uses your credentials in such a way as to breach the terms of this Agreement, you remain responsible for their actions, and use of your credentials may be suspended or terminated.

  1. Code of Conduct

You agree not to impersonate another user for any purpose, including to hide your identity or to implicate another for your actions. You agree not to mine, collect, or use any information from this site in a manner that could harm, discredit, harass, or prejudice any person or entity. You further agree that you will not use any software, technology, or device to harvest any content from this site. You also agree not to circumvent any of the controls or usage rules we have implemented. You also agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, download, transmit, display, perform, make available to the public, sell, or otherwise use any portion of this site or its content for any non-personal or commercial use. You agree not to engage in any activity with respect to this site, its content, or its users that could constitute a criminal offence or that could give rise to a civil liability. Further, you agree not to republish, broadcast, post, transmit, distribute, disassemble, decompile, emulate, reverse engineer, create derivative works from, or reconstruct this site, its services, source code, or. You also further agree to do nothing that might disrupt the flow of data to or from this site or impact the service or performance of this site. You understand that the result of harmful or offensive actions, or any other violation of this Agreement, may include revocation of your right to use this site and legal action against you.

  1. Care of content

We intend to use reasonable efforts to preserve the integrity of the content on the site and to avoid errors or omissions in the content of this site. However, you agree that we shall be neither responsible nor liable for errors or omissions in any content you may find on this site, nor for loss, damage, or corruption of content.

  1. Linking

This site may contain links to websites operated by others.  As such third-party sites are not maintained or controlled by us, we cannot be held responsible for their content.. Although effort has been made to link only to tasteful, appropriate sites, some may contain inappropriate or objectionable content. If you find such content while using a website that you accessed through a link on this site, please notify us immediately.

We believe that those who make information available on the Internet expect that it will be publicly and widely available. Therefore, we believe that linking to other sites is legally permissible and consistent with the expectations of those who use the Internet. However, if access to a particular website should be restricted, the operator of such site should promptly notify us.

  1. Data Privacy and Protection

By using this site and submitting your personal data to us, you consent to the processing in the United Kingdom, or other locations as necessary, of any personal data that you submit in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Policy. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of personal data to or from the United Kingdom and the country in which you reside.

  1. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

This Agreement shall be governed by Scottish law. Any action you bring to enforce this Agreement, or any matters related to this site shall be brought in Scotland and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You agree to this regardless of your location or any inconvenience to you. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall not be affected, unless we determine that the invalid or unenforceable provision is an essential term to this Agreement, in which case we may at our sole discretion amend this Agreement.

  1. Limitations of Liability

We are not liable for any special or consequential damages resulting from your use of, or your inability to use, this site or the content in this site, including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, and loss of programs or other data on your information handling system. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site or any linked site.

  1. Disclaimers

This site and the content at this site and any linked site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.