placing of an order will be taken as acceptance of these conditions:
is no claim of completeness, the information supplied being that
entered in the database on the date interrogated. It is
not cost-effective to constantly update the search facility on this
site. When requested, estimates for standard reports will be
provided on the basis of the number of hits actually held on the
'live' database at the time. If standard reports are ordered
without asking for an estimate in advance, I will provide any
additional entries held on the 'live' database free of charge.
is no claim to total accuracy. To the best of my knowledge,
the information supplied is accurate but, particularly regarding some
people and smaller ships, even the primary sources are sometimes
conflicting, ambiguous or demonstrably wrong - and there is always
the possibility of entry errors. To avoid fragmentation of
entries, and where it has appeared safe and reasonable so to do, I
have tied together events involving an individual of the same
name - and separated others where the primary sources conflict
or are clearly in error - but there is no guarantee that I am
infallible in this matter. I would be grateful for
notification of any errors but regret that I am not able to
enter into any protracted correspondence.
assert my copyright and any other intellectual property rights over
the NBD, the associated web-pages, and information supplied; and the
NBD should to be acknowledged as the source of any material
subsequently published commercially.
do request payment in advance for all reports.
Information will be provided once the funds are cleared.
For longer non-standard reports, no research will be undertaken
without a deposit. I also ask for all payments in sterling (by
cheque, bankers draft or postal order) as I regret I am unable to
accept credit cards at this stage.
am continuing to collect data, and I am quite prepared to make some
reduction in charges for information I am unlikely to encounter in
the primary sources. The acceptance of such material and/or any
corresponding rebate' is entirely at my discretion.
provision of this service is undertaken to defray costs and help
researchers, with a proportion of any balance being gifted to the
Royal Naval Museum Library(which may be taken to include deserving
documents or photographs or that part of the Admiralty Library
co-located with the Museum Library). Queries will be answered
as promptly as possible, within the constraints of maintaining data
input. If the load is too heavy there will be inevitable delays
- please be patient.