Terms & Conditions

The Business Archives Council is the owner of Business History Explorer [BHE] and of the intellectual rights attached to it.

Statement of purpose:

BHE is a free access database touching on the history of businesses and industries connected with the UK and is made available for educational purposes by means of research, teaching and private study. It is not made available for monetarey reward by means of sale, resale, loan, transfer, hire or other form of commercial exploitation.

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Integrity of information within BHE:

At the time of compilation of the information contained within BHE every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate and does not suffer from defects. Users must be aware that due to the passage of time and the completion of new research, information within BHE may become subject to revision but due to the size of BHE it is impracticable for such revision to be made on a systematic basis. Information within the 'Business notes' field, which records the history of a business or industry, is especially susceptible to revision and must not be regarded by users as authoritative.

BHE makes every effort to ensure that all publications of significance to the business and industrial history of the UK are included within BHE. Users must be aware that some significant publications will inevitably be omitted accidentally or due to the significant delay which occurs between the date of publication of an item and its identification and inclusion within BHE.   

BHE accepts no liability for loss suffered or incurred by users of BHE as a result of their reliance on information held within BHE.

Intellectual rights:

All rights relating to BHE are reserved. No part of BHE may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of the owner of the intellectual rights which is the Business Archives Council