Copyright and Fair Usage

This is our position on Copyright and Fair Usage issues as they relate to this web site.

The Vousden One-Name Study is a non-commercial, private effort by one individual with the help of many others. It is assembled primarily to serve as a source of information for anyone with a shared interest in the Vousden surname.

However, copyright exists on some of the material on this web site. The contents fall into three broad categories:

  • material which is in the public domain;
  • material which is the original work of the site's author, Nigel Brown; and
  • material which is owned by third parties and published with their permission.

Wherever possible, we try to indicate which category items fall under, usually in the © Copyright box at the foot of each page.

Every effort has been made to establish the ownership of the copyright of images used and to gain permission for their use. We apologise for any inadvertent infringement. If you believe we are wrong, and that we are in breach of any copyright, please contact us and we will try to put matters right.

We fully understand that some readers may wish to incorporate items (data, text, photos, etc.) into their own private family history files or literature - indeed that is one of the main purposes of this project. Limited, private and non-published usage is not an issue. Nevertheless, we would appreciate being asked first and for our work to be acknowledged when used in any form of publication.

Moreover, wherever possible we will gladly grant permission to use content from this site for other, non-private uses. Again, please ask first. And we will appreciate an acknowledgement of your source - the Vousden One-Name Study!

We are in conscience bound to acknowledge and protect the copyright of third parties who have been generous enough to grant us permission to reproduce their work, which is their copyright.

So please, just ask us first!

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