Legal Notices and Disclaimers
Updated 06-May-2014

This web site is maintained by members of the H.M.S. Hood Association as an Internet-based educational resource for persons worldwide wishing to learn about battle cruiser H.M.S. Hood. By accessing/using our web site, you are agreeing to comply with the terms set forth herein. These terms may be changed at any time without notice.

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Limitation of Liability
Although every effort is taken to ensure that only the most accurate information is presented here, such information is presented without expressed or implied guarantee/warranty and may be changed at any time without notice. We do not assume responsibility for erroneous information, nor occurrences which result from such information.

The opinions expressed within this web site and subsequent linked documents, are those of the respective authors and web site staff, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the H.M.S. Hood Association, Freeservers, Facebook, Bravenet, Freeola, the British government nor any other organisation we deal with in the execution and maintenance of this web site.


Use of Copyrighted Materials
All materials created specifically for this site are considered the sole property of the H.M.S. Hood Association. This includes all logos, photos, graphics and text. No use of any of the material within any portion of this web site and its satellite sites is permitted without the express written consent of the Editor, and if necessary the H.M.S. Hood Association/applicable information contributors. At no time will any information from this site be permitted for use on any other H.M.S. Hood-specific web sites. The use of information from this web site on other Hood-specific web sites will not be tolerated. Additionally, this site has obtained permission to use a number of copyrighted materials- we have identified the copyright owners where such material is used. This information may not be downloaded and/or published or re-circulated without permission from the legal owner(s).


Our Rights to Materials Submitted to This Site
We receive a great deal of materials from outside or private contributors. By submitting materials to this site, the contributor gives us the right to use or modify said material on the web site and/or for H.M.S. Hood Association-related functions, events and projects as we see fit.


Copyright Disclaimer
This web site features many articles, photos and graphics submitted from outside sources or private contributors. To the best of our knowledge, the materials submitted are the property of the individuals or organisations submitting them (see Our Rights to Materials Submitted to This Site above for guidelines on the use of such materials). As we believe the contributors to be the owners of said materials, we are operating under the agreement that we may use such materials as we see fit on this web site.

We do realise that contributors may not be the actual owners/authors of materials submitted. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to confirm exact ownership/authorship at times. Therefore, if we have inadvertently published copyrighted materials without proper permission, it has not been done deliberately. If you come across copyrighted materials on this web site that are owned by you, and do not wish them displayed here, please notify our Staff as quickly as possible so that the proper action can be taken. Of course, you must prove you are the owner and that the materials are indeed copyrighted.


Links to Third-Party Sites
This web site contains links to numerous third-party web sites. Such links are provided purely as a convenience to our readers. Linked sites are not controlled by the H.M.S. Hood Association or our web site staff. We therefore do not accept any responsibility for the contents or actions resulting from information obtained from any linked site.


Forum Centre and Facebook
Whilst we fully believe in free speech, we must impose some basic, common-sense rules in our forum and Facebook page. This is to ensure a benficial experience for all members regardless of their background. Specific rules for our forum are found here and our Facebook rules can be found here.