Using Qatar Digital Library
Qatar Digital Library is maintained for your personal use.
You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by any third party.
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time.
Online services or transactions
When using Qatar Digital Library you may access an online service or transaction that is delivered by another website or agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. . Each of these services will have its own terms and conditions or end user licences that apply only to that service. Users of any service should make sure they have read the relevant terms and conditions before completing that transaction.
Linking to and from Qatar Digital Library
We welcome and encourage other websites to link to the information that is hosted on these pages, and you don’t have to ask permission to link to Qatar Digital Library.
However, we don’t give you permission to suggest that your website is associated with or endorsed by Qatar Digital Library.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Using Qatar Digital Library content
The British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers or British Library: Oriental Manuscripts material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection of the United Kingdom unless otherwise indicated. Read the Crown copyright page for more information.
In addition, we make much of our information available through feeds to third parties for use on websites or other applications. Please be aware, however, that these are not our products. These applications may use versions of our information and guidance that has been edited or cached. The most up-to-date version of our information will always be that available on the Qatar Digital Library website. We don’t provide any guarantees conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of any such third party products and do not accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of such third party products under any circumstances.
While we make every effort to keep Qatar Digital Library up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the site.
We don’t accept liability for loss or damage incurred by users of the website, whether direct, indirect or consequential, whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, in connection with our site, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it. This includes loss of:
- income or revenue
- profits or contracts
- anticipated savings
- tangible property
- wasted management or office time
Information about you and your visits to Qatar Digital Library
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production, however you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.
We can’t accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under various computer misuse laws of various locations, including the Computer Misuse Act 1990 of the United Kingdom. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing necessary information to them.
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Qatar, or England and Wales. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the appropriate courts.
We accept no liability for any failure to comply with these terms and conditions where such failure is due to circumstance beyond our reasonable control.
If we waive any rights available to us under these terms and conditions on one occasion, this does not means that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.
If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.
Revisions to these terms
We may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice. Please check these terms and conditions regularly, as continued use of the Qatar Digital Library website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.