Britain from Above Survey

Whether you’re a first-time browser or regular user or contributor to the Britain from Above site, we’re really keen to find out what you’re using the site for and your overall experience of the site. Please help us in this research by filling out this survey which should take around 10 - 15 minutes to complete.

As a thank you for your time you’ll be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a cash prize of £100.

Legalities

 

Community guidelines for User Generated Content
Terms & conditions and licences
Privacy
Freedom of information

Community guidelines for UGC

Britain from Above Community Guidelines

We invite members of the public to log onto our site and engage by contributing information to the Aerofilms images and engaging with the Britain from Above community by joining and participating in groups.  By contributing information we mean sharing stories and uploading photos, adding and editing an images' wiki and keywords and providing information about an images' geographic location.

But first we need to set a few ground rules for all that activity.

1. What the site is about.

We’ve digitised the images and added them into the website so they can be accessible to members of the public. As we know relatively little about most of these images we would like members of the public to register with the site and add information about Aerofilms images that they know something about.

2. Be nice. Be Polite.

Address others the way you would want to be addressed. No name-calling, no personal attacks.

3. Things you should never do.

There are a few things we won’t tolerate – obscenities, threats, hate speech, material that’s ethnically or racially offensive, abusive comments and spam, to name a few.

Remember that text and images you post on the site must belong to you.  It is wrong to post things from other websites if you have not sought permission.  

More information on this can be found in the Terms and Conditions of the site.

4. If you see something questionable, let us know.

If you spot a comment you think violates these guidelines, please let us know. There’s a little “report abuse” button next to every comment. Clicking it will tell our moderators they should check it out.

5. How moderation works.

Comments on Britain from Above post immediately and may be removed following community flagging or for other reasons. We call this approach “post-moderation.” We believe in post-moderation because it allows for near real-time discussion and fosters real conversation. Any comments that include external links will appear however the links will only appear as text.

6. This is a work in progress.

So if you have a suggestion, use the feedback form to let us know.

Well that's about it, folks. Above all, we're after information about the Aerofilms images, both factual and personal, and we look forward to seeing how the Britain from Above community will engage with the website.

Terms & Conditions and Licences

Access to BritainfromAbove and Your Agreement

Access to BritainfromAbove is provided solely under these Terms and Conditions and the Licences. Your use of BritainfromAbove automatically indicates your agreement to this and all the terms are contractually binding on you. If you do not wish to agree to these terms, do not use the website.

Permission to Use the Website

The BritainfromAbove website is open for all people to use as it is provided. That free use is limited to personal, individual and educational use. The materials on the website come from a variety of providers including both the Partners and Individual Contributors and we acknowledge and respect their Intellectual Property rights. BritainfromAbove has a legal duty to ensure their materials are not distributed, reproduced or sold in any way which compromises their rights. That is why the User’s rights are clearly stated and limited in these Terms and Conditions and Licences. Users are therefore given a limited permission to use other people’s property.

Copyright

The images, information and data featured on this website are subject to Crown Copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights held by the Partners and Individual Contributors as indicated. There are also copyrights relating to the database itself and to the design, structure and code employed in the website.

Community Use of the Website

Users must sign up and create a User account to use the community features of the website. Accounts allow: settings to be saved, the creation of an individual identity; sharing; commenting and the joining and creation of groups and the contribution of materials among other features. At all times, such Community Users are legally responsible for the materials they provide as text or digital media. Guidance on Community use of the website is provided . Should use be found to be illegal, subject to complaint, breach the guidelines or cause any other infringement, BritainfromAbove reserves the right to suspend or ban any Community User at any time.

User Risk

Users accept that use of the website is at the User’s own risk and that while BritainfromAbove will make every effort to ensure an acceptable environment and that materials are legally uploaded, it is not possible to provide guarantees about comments or materials loaded onto the site. The website will take prompt action to remove such material on notification.

Limits to Liability

BritainfromAbove provides no guarantees as to the performance of the website or the availability of individual content or features. Any materials or text displayed or downloaded must be assessed and evaluated solely by the User as it does not constitute advice nor does its inclusion on the site confer any guarantee of accuracy. The site is provided as is without any guarantee, or warranty. Therefore, BritainfromAbove disclaims all liability as is possible within the law.

Commercial Use, Distribution or Reproduction

No permission is given for any commercial use, distribution or reproduction in these terms. Please use the BUY option for these purposes and separate licences will be provided

User Licence for BritainfromAbove

Parties

The parties to this Licence are The Partners and the User.

Definitions

The Partners - English Heritage, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Contributor - Any individual or organisation who uploads Digiital Media owned by them to the BritainfromAbove website and thereby gives permission to allow the use of their property on the website User any person, group or legal entity who accesses this website and browses, searches, downloads or copies material contained in this website domain or who accesses material derived from this website

BritainfromAbove - The website and its contents as provided at www.britainfromabove.org.uk Licence the contract between the Partners and the User which sets out the terms and conditions of use

Licensed Digital Media - images, text or data which may be downloaded electronically and stored on a User's computer or electronic device

Personal Use - use by an individual which may involves viewing, browsing, downloading to a Personal Electronic Device or printing for personal use

Educational Use - use by a recognised educational institution or student or member of staff of such which involves viewing, browsing, downloading to a Personal Electronic Device or printing for personal use or not for profit use in a class, lecture or classwork documentation

Blogging Use - use of specially prepared images on a non-commercial basis on a personal blog or website that is free to use and presents no logins

Reproduction - Making copies of Licensed Digital Media as whole single copies or including Licensed Digital Media as part of any other work or publication

Distribution - providing any Licensed Digital Media to any third party by any means

Personal Electronic Device - any electronic device which allows web access, viewing, downloading and storage of electronic files

1 Terms and Conditions of the Licence

Subject to the terms of this licence, The Partners grant to the User a limited, non-exclusive, non transferrable licence to allow the User to use the Licensed Digital Media solely for Personal Use or Educational Use as specified.

2 Personal Use

Personal Use is granted in accordance with the terms of this Licence for research, study or personal display and printout only. The user may store Licensed Digital Media on their personal computer or Personal Electronic Device but may not Reproduce or Distribute the Licensed Digital Media.

3 Educational Use

Educational Use is granted in accordance with the terms of this Licence for research and study only. The User may create documents for classwork, as long as the source of the information (BritainfromAbove website) is acknowledged and the source of any image is attributed (for example, English Heritage, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, the name of an Individual Contributor and an image reference number is quoted.

4 Blogging Use

Permission is granted for limited distribution of specially prepared images.  These are accessed by selecting the 'Download' button under each image.  These images are limited to 580px on the longest side and carry a special watermark.  You may copy solely these watermarked images to a blog or personal web page as long as the page is freely available with no login restrictions and no charges.  The following conditions apply: you must display the attribution which is contained in the watermark, you must not resize or crop the image, you may make no commercial use of the image or attempt to sell it, sub-license it or use it in any form of advertising.  You must create a return link to the Britain from Above site.

5 User’s Conditions

The User shall not: use or exploit the Licensed Digital Media or any part thereof save in accordance with this Licence. All rights in relation to the Licensed Digital Media not expressly granted to the User under this Licence are reserved to the Partners or the Individual Contributor; sell, resell, license, distribute, transmit or commercially exploit Licensed Digital Media; make the Licensed Digital Media or any part thereof available in any manner or on any media to any third party save in accordance with this Licence; reproduce or amend the Licensed Images or any part thereof in any manner; use the Licensed Images or any part thereof for any purpose other than Personal Use or Educational Use; unless the User has been granted explicit prior written consent to do so by the Partners

6 Commencement Date

The licence commences on the date the User downloads any Licensed Digital Media from the BritainfromAbove website

This Licence shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

Individual Contributor Licence

Should you wish to contribute material to BritainfromAbove, you will need to sign up for a Community User Account where your contact details will be recorded. In providing material to BritainfromAbove, you agree to the following terms.

Parties - The Licence is between The Partners as defined below and the Individual Contributor Definitions The Partners English Heritage, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Contributor - Any individual or organisation who uploads Digiital Media owned by them to the BritainfromAbove website and thereby gives permission to allow the use of their property on the website

User - any person, group or legal entity who accesses this website and browses, searches, downloads or copies material contained in this website domain or who accesses material derived from this website

BritainfromAbove Licence - The website and its contents as provided at www.britainfromabove.org.uk the contract between the Partners and the User which sets out the terms and conditions of use

Licensed Digital Media - images, text or data which is uploaded electronically and stored on a User's computer or electronic device

Personal Use - use by an individual which may involves viewing, browsing, downloading to a Personal Electronic Device or printing for personal use

Educational Use - use by a recognised educational institution or student or member of staff of such which involves viewing, browsing, downloading to a Personal Electronic Device or printing for personal use or not for profit use in a class, lecture or classwork documentation

Reproduction - Making copies of Licensed Digital Media as whole single copies or including Licensed Digital Media as part of any other work or publication

Distribution - providing any Licensed Digital Media to any third party by any means

Personal Electronic Device - any electronic device which allows web access, viewing, downloading and storage of electronic files

Uploaded Resources - Any text or electronic file uploaded by the Contributor for display on the BritainfromAbove website

Consents - permissions by others who have rights in the resource

Intellectual Property Rights - those rights as defined in copyright, design and patents law

Non-exclusive - the contributor retains all rights to grant licences to anyone

1. Contributor’s Undertakings

The Contributor agrees:-

(i) To comply with the Terms and Conditions, Licences and Guidelines of the site and maintain a User Account

(ii) That from time time to time, the contributor may supply Uploaded Resources which may include image(s) and caption(s) and text

(iii) that the Contributor has sought all Consents necessary or holds all Intellectual Property Rights necessary to allow supply of such Uploaded Resources for use on BritainfromAbove.

(iv) that The Partners may use and assign the supplied Uploaded Resources Non-Exclusively for Personal or Educational use without further reference to the Contributor and without payment of royalty to the Contributor.

(v) to accept all legal responsibility for such Uploaded Resources and to hold The Partners harmless if any legal challenge occurs.

2. The Partners Undertakings

The Partners agree:-

(i) that the Uploaded Resources will remain the copyright of the Contributor [or as named by Contributor]

(ii) that royalty free use will be limited to Personal, Educational, not-for-profit use.

(iii) that The Partners will issue User Licences to meet these undertakings

(iv) to provide any information regarding inquiries on Uploaded Resources

3 Commencement

The Licence commences on upload of Uploaded Resources and exits for as long as The Partners or their not-for-profit inheritors exist.

4 Acceptance

The Contributor accepts this licence by creating a User Account and uloading Uploaded Resources. This Licence shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Scots law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

Cookies

By accessing, browsing, using or registering with the Britain from Above Website you confirm that you are accepting any cookies which the website uses. Please refer to our Cookies footer item for full details about the cookies we use and what they do.

Privacy

Britain from Above is displaying this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our formal commitment to privacy. This statement applies to the site www.britainfromabove.org.uk. This statement does not cover links within this site in other websites. You may be asked for personal information if you want to take advantage of specific services within the site, such as creating a profile to save results, or making contributions to the records. We will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services that you have requested, or for other related uses for which you have given your consent. We will not pass your information to third parties without your consent. It is entirely optional for you to participate in these services. If you wish to withdraw from any of the services which are operated through this website you can instruct us at any time to cease our processing and delete your personal information from our records. You also have the right to gain access to your personal data by submitting a request to: enquiries@britainfromabove.org.uk.

Freedom of Information

Each of the Britain from Above partners has a Freedom of Information publications scheme. For details of these go to the respective websites:

English Heritage, www.english-heritage.org.uk

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, www.rcahms.gov.uk

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, www.rcahmw.gov.uk

English Heritage
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Heritage Lottery Fund
Foyle Foundation