Please read the Terms of use carefully prior to using this website. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Introduction
Sagahuus.com is not a traditional genealogy website but a memorypedia and a sagahouse. Here you can write, publish and share your own articles - or saga-chapters as we like to call them.

Our database is open to all readers and to the search engines - like an online newspaper - and the website is 100% free to use.

Our main purpose is to share and preserve the memories of the living - to be a primary source for the genealogists of the future.

Register as a user and write about family history - local history - emigration history - old buildings and structures - travels to historic places - an obituary - create an online memorial - and so much more. It is very easy to get started.

Always aim to be informative in your articles - never private. Certain types of data is not for the public domain. Always respect copyright restrictions.

 

1. Prior to the use of this website
These Terms of use are the terms upon which this website is made available to you and by accessing Sagahuus.com you agree to be bound by them.

The Terms of use apply as applicable both to you who decide to register as a user of the website and/or who select to only access the website’s editorial pages and open database sections.

2. Empathy, respect, discretion and dignity
Any data input into - or made available from - this website must be created and treated with the utmost respect, discretion and dignity. Data should be informative but not private in character and should otherwise be in accordance with applicable data protection laws and other relevant local legislation.

Data related to a deceased person - or otherwise as applicable – should be treated with an absolute delicacy to ensure respect for and empathy with the deceased’s legacy - and the grief of relatives and close ones.

3. Revisions to the terms of use
We are constantly looking for new ways to improve this website and we therefore reserve the right to amend these Terms of use at any time. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on the website and you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes by your use of the website from such time.

4. Description of services
Sagahuus.com is a memories database - with specifically mentioned restrictions as listed in these Terms of use - mainly aimed at preserving the knowledge and honouring the memory of individuals that are no longer among the living. The website is also meant to be an outlet for living individuals who would like to document their own life story through an autobiography or write about history and/or their lifetime experiences in a wider sense.

5. Privacy policy
When registering as a user at Sagahuus.com we will ask for and/or store the following limited information: (1) your name, (2) your e-mail address, (3) your preferred password, (4) the country you live in and (5) your IP address.

Items 1 and 4 are there for information and statistical purposes only - and items 2, 3 and 5 are collected and stored for security and login purposes. None of the information registered will be shared with any third party - other than when required by law.

For security and practical reasons, your user registration data will be stored also after you have deactivated your user account. Any suspended user data may be permanently deleted at our sole discretion.

Always think carefully before disclosing your data or other information to other registered users or otherwise posting your data on the website. Such data can be misused by third party. Sagahuus.com has no responsibility or control over the contents of communication made between users.

Please be aware that Sagahuus.com may contain links to other websites that may be accessed by you. Sagahuus.com is not responsible for the data policies, content or security of these linked websites. We do not have any control over the use to which third parties may put your data where you choose to purchase products or services or otherwise to contact them via Sagahuus.com.

Sagahuus.com is accessible via the internet and therefore may potentially be accessed by anyone around the world. Other registered users may also be or access the website from outside the European Economic Area. This means that, where you post your data on the website, this could be accessed from anywhere around the world and therefore a transfer of your data outside of the European Economic Area may be deemed to have occurred. You consent to such transfer of your data for and by way of this purpose.

6. User registration and password
If you wish to access the registered user sections of the website where you can create and edit the various categories of saga-chapters, you need to register as a user. Upon registration as a user you must select a secure password and a valid e-mail address to be used to access the user specific parts of the website and your registered saga-chapter(s) data.

The user is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and other user details, and for all activities that occur under your password and user registration. We do not have the means to check the identities of people using this website and will not be liable where your password or user registration is used by someone else.

The website provides an option for other registered users to get in touch with the saga-chapter creator via e-mail. No e-mail address or other user registration data will be given out by Sagahuus.com to the saga-chapter reader - or any other third party. However, the registered user need to be aware of the fact that by responding to such an e-mail the e-mail address may become visible to the saga-chapter reader. If you do not wish this to happen, you must refrain from responding to the e-mail received. We accept no liability for any issues that such chosen visibility of e-mail address could cause.

7. USER CONDUCT
You agree to not access the website to: (a) harm minors in any way; (b) interfere with or disrupt the website or database or servers or networks connected to the website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the website; (c) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation including; (d) extract, collect, process, combine or store personal data about other users; or (e) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any aspect of this website.

You agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit: (a) any content that is false, inaccurate, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or that otherwise degrades or intimidates an individual or group of individuals – living or deceased - on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability; (b) any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; (c) any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation; or (d) any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

8. Content posted by the user
You acknowledge that you are fully responsible for all information, data, text, software, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, which you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via this website.

With respect to all user content that you elect to post on the website, you grant us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and licence to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such user content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed - including for commercial purposes. The list is not exhaustive to mentioned elements only.

We shall have the right (but not the obligation) - at our sole discretion - to refuse, move or remove any user content that violates these Terms of use or is otherwise objectionable.

Although we provide the option of making a saga-chapter hidden from public viewing - and/or viewable from some time in the future - we cannot guarantee that unintentional errors do not occur and thus make such data visible to the public. In such cases we accept no liability for any issues that such publication could cause.

We reserve the right - at the our complete discretion - to translate any saga-chapter data written by you in a local language into English or any other language. The purpose of such translation would be to make the data more accessible to the wider audience. In such cases we accept no liability for any errors that such a translation may cause.

You are responsible for ensuring that all data uploaded onto this website fully respects copyrights owned by any third party and when using information from third party sources, you need to ensure that the sources are sufficiently referenced in your text.

Unless specifically deleted by the user, any data added to the database will be kept in the database even if the user deactivates her/his user registration. The data will no longer be visible to the public. However, we can not guarantee that this will always be the case and in such cases we accept no liability for any issues that such later publication could cause. We may at any later point, and at our own discretion, fully remove any data belonging to a deactivated user.

9. Website common content
Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practical once they have been brought to our attention, we do not warrant that the website content will be free from errors or omissions and we accept no liability for any inaccuracies or mistakes in any website content.

10. Uptime - access to website
Whilst we will try to ensure that the website will be available uninterrupted and in a fully operating condition, we cannot guarantee this. Access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

11. Changes to the website and its database
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the website or its database (or any part thereof) or to launch new services, with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or permanent discontinuance of this website or its database.

12. Back-up of data and computer damage
You are responsible for ensuring that all data registered onto this website is a copy of data kept by you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any data lost.

Should the website’s database be damaged or lost and a previous back-up thus be restored, we do not accept any liability for changes or additions to the database made in the time between the back-up was made and the time when the back-up was restored.

We do not accept any liability for damage to your computer system or software - and we cannot guarantee that any files that you download - or e-mails or other that the user receives from or that otherwise can be linked to the website - are free from viruses, contamination or destructive features.

13. Termination
You agree that we, at our sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof), access to the website or use of its database, and remove and discard any of your content within the website or its database, for any reason.

We may also at our sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the website and its database, or any part thereof, with or without notice. The user accepts that we in case of such an event do not accept liability for any inconvenience caused.

14. Advertising and external links
We may introduce you to certain third party partners and the services they offer, notably in the form of integrated advertisements or presentation. We may also display promotional links on the website, advertising messages, advertising features or promotional offers.

We may also provide, or third parties may provide, other links to external websites or resources. Because we have no control over such websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability and contents of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. You acknowledge that we will not be party to any transaction or contract with a third party that you may enter into and you agree that you will not involve us in any dispute between you and any third party.

15. Copyright
Your use of this website and its contents grants no rights to you in relation to our intellectual property rights including, without limitation, trade marks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text or the intellectual property of third parties in this website and its contents.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, record, transmit, commercially exploit, edit, communicate to the public or distribute in any way the services, web pages or materials on this website or the computer codes of elements comprising this website.

If you believe that any of your intellectual property rights have been infringed by us or any user, please then send us a notice of such alleged infringement at the earliest opportunity.

16. Use of cookies
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They are not used to identify personal data other than user ID and password for login purposes.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast etc. and cookies in connection with advertising and similar.

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Please be aware that restricting cookies will impact on the functionality of certain sections of our website - for example login. If you continue using our services without changing your browser cookies settings, we assume that you are happy to receive the cookies used by us.

In connection with advertising, third party cookies may be placed and read on the user's browser, or web beacons may be used to collect relevant advertising information.

17. Compensation
You agree to compensate us and – but not limited to - our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders and other partners, and employees, for any claim or damages (including any legal fees in relation to such claim or damages), made by any third party in respect of any matter in relation to or arising from your use of this website including – but not limited to - any breach or suspected breach of these Terms of use or your violation of any law or the rights of any third party.

18. Disputes
In the event of any dispute between you and us concerning these Terms of use, the laws of Norway will apply. If you wish to take court proceedings against us, you must do so in Norway. Any failure by us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of use continue to apply.

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