Register of American Armigers:General disclaimer

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As established in our Privacy policy under our Terms and Conditions of Use:

§ 3. Disclaimer

The materials on the Society of American Armigers web site are provided "as-is." We make no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaim and negate all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, the Society of American Armigers does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on this website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to or from this site.

§ 4. Limitations

In no event shall the Society of American Armigers or its associates or suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the Society of American Armigers website, even if we, or our authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

§ 7. User Submitted Information: §§b) Our Society accepts only blazons and emblazonments of basic achievements for assumed arms: shield, crest, motto and badge. The Society does not accept blazons or emblazonments of personal assumed arms which describe supporters, mantles, robes of estate, or helm and crown configurations that are emblematic of nobility or other status inconsistent with the American principles of equality. The Society does not accept commercially available "surname" or "family" coats of arms typically sold by unscrupulous vendors.

§§ 7.c) Where the applicant has matriculated or granted arms they wish to register, and uses a title or titles or their armorial bearings feature additaments such as awards and medals, ecclesiastical hats or supporters and coronets of rank the applicant will be expected to assure the society that they are genuinely entitled to them and that the awards and titles themselves stem from genuine authorities.

§§ 7.d) It will be the aim of this society to ensure that all armorial bearings published within the Society of American Armigers Armorial are genuine and the persons whose names are included therein will be expected to certify that the information they have furnished is true in every respect. Where an armiger uses assumed arms he will be expected to satisfy the register that prior to their assumption every effort was made to ensure that the blazon could not be mistaken for any other coat of arms already in use by another person, body or corporation. If, however the editor should discover, that any record may not conform to the information supplied then the relevant entry may be deleted from the register until the point at issue has been resolved.

§§ 7.e) As similarly defined by the Armorial Register - International Register of Arms, the Society of American Armigers is of the view that it is inappropriate for a person who has purchased what purports to be a souvenir plot of land in Scotland or ireland amounting to little more that a novelty certificate to call himself (or be referred to by others) as 'Laird' or 'Lord'. Where a person has changed their first name to any form of name which might be mistaken for a title, The Society will ensure that for clarity the first name is highlighted as being nothing more than a first name and is not a title.

§§ 7.f) Titles of Nobility from micronations are not recognized by the Society and arms for micronations or micronation organizations will not be registered. Micronations are defined by the Oxford dictionary as "a small area or political entity that claims national sovereignty but is not recognized by other sovereign states." They have also been described as nations that sometimes "exist only on paper, on the internet or in the minds of their creators." That being said, individuals who have assumed arms and are members of a micronation may register their personal arms, if the arms themselves are within the guidelines set in section 7.i): "Guidelines for Heraldic Practice in the United States Recommended by the American Heraldry Society", and are registered to real individuals with real physical addresses.

§§ 7.g) Although our Society occasionally accepts registration requests from armigers outside of the United States, our focus is American Armigers. International registrations will have their own section in our registry as a courtesy to those who wish to display their arms to the society.

§§ 7.h) The Society of American Armigers will not knowingly register arms for fictitious persons or groups. If it has been deemed that one of our entries was inadvertently accepted from a person or group is recognized as fictitious or spurious, the entry will be deleted, and the fee associated with registration will not be refunded.

§§ 7.i)* See the "Guidelines for Heraldic Practice in the United States Recommended by the American Heraldry Society" for more detailed information, as the Society of American Armigers subscribes to these guidelines.