The primary purpose of this website is to provide original news content as well as syndicated content from selected news providers to you. In the case of syndicated content, the objective is to provide a contextual searchable display of partial news content (headlines and snippet descriptions of underlying news stories) which have a functional link to the provider’s website area pertaining to each news item. This website is in many respects similar in operation and service to an Internet search engine, except that it is restricted in displaying only content explicitely published by third party news providers using the RSS publishing mechanism for content syndication. In this aspect, historybitz.com takes a more ethical approach than most other news portal websites which tend to crawl and scrape entire web pages.
The historybitz.com website (the “Website”) acts as a feed aggregator of third party content distributed by RSS feeds published on the Internet. By accessing and using this website you agree to be bound by its Terms of Usage set out below.
All content of this website is protected by copyright – please see the accreditation and copyright information below.
All Website content and functionality is provided “as is”, and the usage of the Website and its contents is entirely at your own risk. All news content is displayed on the Website as published by its publisher and owner, and therefore all news content, its accuracy and timeliness is out of the control of the Website. historybitz.com is not responsible for syndicated news content, and the content of third party website linked to from within the site. You agree to indemnify historybitz.com in respect of any damages, costs and/or charges arising out of any misuse or contravention of these Terms of Usage associated with your access to the Website and any of its content.
historybitz.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
historybitz.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from September 2013.
What we collect
For the purpose of providing you with access to this website and its content, no registration is required on your part and no personal information is communicated to us. Additionally, we offer the option of registering as a historybitz.com member, which has the benefit of accessing more content and additional personalized functionality at no extra cost. During the registration process, we ask you to supply personal contact details which are required for us to communicate with you and provide our services (e.g. news alerts by email) to you. The registration is purely optional, and the information we obtain can be as little as just your email address and a password you set for this website, but can also include your name and location if you so choose to provide this information.
What we do with the information we gather
We use the information you optionally provide us with only for the purpose of providing the additional services reserved for registered members to you. For news alerts by email, for example, we will use the email address and name details you provided.
We may occasionally inform you by email of products, services, promotions or special offers from historybitz.com or selected partners. These communications are subject to your “opting in” or “opting out” of these services during the registration process and – once registered – on the member registration settings page.
We never disclose or share your details with any third parties unless we obtain your prior permission for us to do so.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, visit the Google Advertising and Privacy Centre.