Terms of use

Terms of use of http://www.rmg.co.uk/

About these terms of use

Access to and use of ‘www.rmg.co.uk’ and content provided on these pages is provided by the National Maritime Museum (NMM) on the following terms:

  • By using www.rmg.co.uk you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of www.rmg.co.uk. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to www.rmg.co.uk.
  • The NMM may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of www.rmg.co.uk will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms.
  • If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on www.rmg.co.uk then the latter shall prevail.

Permitted uses

We encourage you to use www.rmg.co.uk to extend your knowledge of the Museum and its topics. Subject to certain limitations, there is no copyright infringement by ‘fair dealing’, which includes use of www.rmg.co.uk content for one of the following purposes:

  • private study
  • non-commercial research
  • inclusion of content in thesis produced by students who are attending an educational establishment
  • criticism and review (and news reporting)
  • downloading content and storing a copy on a temporary basis for the sole purpose of viewing such content without alteration or addition.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Where the NMM has the right to do so, and where indicated, it has also made its collection records and images available for non commercial reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) licence. This licence requires any adaptations of NMM collections works to be re-licensed under the same licence terms.

The NMM has developed an Application Programming Interface (API) to make it easy for individuals and organisations to share its collection records and images with the public. If you need to download more than 25 images at a time, you are encouraged to use the API.

  • Collection images must always credit ‘National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London’ and link to the original collection record on the NMM collections website.
  • Some collection images have a more restricted licence than CC BY-NC-SA, which you must comply with. Please see our full API documentation for advice on how to exclude such images.
  • Do not make an unreasonable number of API calls or compromise the experience of other users. As a guide, you should make no more than 3000 calls per day and no more than one request per second. We may place more formal limits on the API in the future.
  • The maximum allowed enlargement of images is 1200 pixels along the longest length of the image. Do note that these images are made available for non-commercial use only.
  • Please contact the Picture Library if you would like to use the NMM’s collection records under different conditions.

The NMM invites you to contribute to parts of the www.rmg.co.uk website, by sharing tags and feedback and creating your own collections. By making a contribution to the collections website, you grant to the NMM a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free licence to use the material under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA) licence. The NMM reserves the right to share your contributions via its API and to remove any contributions it deems unsuitable.

If you find our content useful, you are welcome to link directly to it.

Non-permitted uses

Other than as expressly permitted by these terms of use, you may not copy, download, reproduce, publish, republish, post, transmit, modify, adapt, translate, manipulate, add to, delete from, adapt, distribute or otherwise use any content in whole or in part, in any medium without the National Maritime Museum's prior written permission or without the written permission of the relevant copyright holder. Please see our full copyright statement.

Please contact the Picture Library if you would like to use the NMM’s collection records under different conditions.

Unauthorized attempts to deny service, upload information, change information or to attempt to access non-public data from this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable to the full extent of the law of England and Wales.


The National Maritime Museum respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. We operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please see our full privacy statement.


The www.rmg.co.uk website and its content are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, the NMM excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

While we try to ensure that all content is correct at the time of publication, no responsibility is accepted by the NMM for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

The content of the website is subject to change without notice. If you cite the website as a reference, we recommend that you include the URL and the date you accessed it.

Every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders of materials included on this website. If you consider materials to be your copyright and have not been contacted by the National Maritime Museum, please contact us.

On occasion, the NMM will link to external websites for further information or comment. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of external websites, even when we link to them.

The NMM does not warrant that www.rmg.co.uk will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the website or the servers that make it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) on your personal computer to satisfy your particular requirements.

Limitation of liability

The National Maritime Museum shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, Tort (including negligence) or otherwise, arising from the content or the website.

The National Maritime Museum, for the purposes of this notice, shall include its departments, employees, partners, principals, agents and representatives and any third-party providers or source of information or data.



The National Maritime Museum respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites. We operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your information

Information about you may be collected when you visit our websites either by automatic tracking devices (see ‘Tracking our visitors’ below) or, more directly, where you request a specific service, such as subscribing to the newsletter or booking a ticket online (see below for more details).

You are most likely to submit personal information when you send us feedback or request a subscription – for example with the Journal for Maritime Research. Similarly, if an individual requests information or orders products from the online shop a certain amount of information is required to fulfil the order. We only use this information to supply the services that have been requested and to monitor and improve the quality of our websites.

It is the Museum's policy not to distribute or sell your information on to any third party.

Tracking our visitors

The Museum monitors how people use our websites and aggregates general statistics about customers, traffic patterns and related site information in an anonymous form. In order to collect this data, the Museum uses software that collects statistics from IP data. This software can determine what times of day people access our site, which country they access the websites from, how long they visit for, what browser they are using, etc.

This information is collected primarily to measure the popularity of the websites as a whole and particular content, allowing us to judge visitor needs and tailor future content.


This website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer by a website. Cookies allow the Museum to improve the quality of your visit to our websites. If your browser permits it you can set your computer to reject cookies, although this may affect the quality of your visit.

This website uses the following cookies:

  • PHPSESSID – used to maintain 'state' between requests, so that the website can re-identify you as the same user
  • X-Mapping-fjhppofk – used for load-balancing across our web servers in order to maximise website speed and performance
  • AMAXHOST– used by our web content management system to detect which server the site is running on
  • cookie_accept – to let us know that you have seen the message about our use of cookies and have opted to continue using the site on this basis
  • __utma, __utmb, __utmc and __utmz – Google Analytics cookies which track things like the number of times a visitor has been to the site, date/time of first and most recent visits, length of visit, search engine and keyword used etc.

The Collections Online and PortCities websites also use cookies to enable you to perform certain searches, to login, and to create your own collections.

If you are concerned about the use of cookies, we suggest you set your browser's privacy settings to 'high'. This setting will block cookies that collect personal information without your explicit consent while allowing you to fully enjoy the features of the websites. Depending on your web browser, you may also be able to block or delete specific cookies using browser tools or settings.

Content updates by email

The Museum uses Google FeedBurner to send a daily digest of new content from our website. If an individual want to use this service, they have to submit a valid email address. Individuals who don’t want to share this personal information can still access our new content by visiting the website. Google FeedBurner’s privacy policy states that they will only use the email address for the purpose for which it was collected, that is, delivery of email content updates from websites selected by the individual. Individuals can unsubscribe at any time by following the ‘unsubscribe’ link that is included in every email. Individuals can change and modify information previously provided, or permanently and irrevocably delete their Google FeedBurner account, at any time.


The Museum uses MailChimp to provide our e-mail newsletter service. In order to sign up to this service, an individual has to submit personal information about themselves (e.g. name, e-mail address, interests).

This personal data is collected by MailChimp on behalf of the Museum. The data is stored on a secure MailChimp server. MailChimp are not permitted to use the data for their own purposes nor to sell or distribute it on to any other individual, organization or business under any circumstances.

You can 'opt out' of the newsletter at any time by clicking on the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of each newsletter. Alternatively you can contact us via the ‘Contact Us’ section of the main website. Your details will then be deleted from the database.

For a copy of the information we hold on you please contact the Museum at the address below.

Online donations

We have enabled online donations to be made to the Museum through Justgiving. They operate a strict privacy policy and will never pass your personal details on to anyone, including the Museum, without your express consent. Find out more on the Justgiving website.

Booking tickets online

Our online booking service is provided by Syx ReCreateX. They collect personal information on behalf of the Museum to process each transaction and only use personal data where it is necessary to fulfil your order. Syx do not disclose personal data to other parties.

Facebook 'Likes'

The NMM Website uses the Facebook ‘Like’ button on all our events pages (e.g. planetarium shows), and on certain other pages e.g. Astronomy Photographer of the Year.

Facebook receives data whenever you visit a page that features a ‘Like’ button. This data may include the date and time you visit the site; the web address (URL) you're on; technical information about the IP address, browser and the operating system you use; and, if you are logged in to Facebook, your User ID.

Facebook keeps this data for 90 days. After that, Facebook removes your name or any other personally identifying information from the data, or combines it with other people's data in a way that it is no longer associated with you.

Site search

The search box on this web site ("Search Box") is powered by Google Inc ("Google"). The National Maritime Museum acknowledges and agrees that Google's privacy policy (located at http://www.google.com/privacy.html) shall apply to your use of the Search Box and by using the Search Box you consent to Google using your personal data in accordance with its privacy policy.

Further information and requests

The Data Controller is the Board of Trustees of the National Maritime Museum, but to request any information with respect to the Website please write to:

Digital Media
National Maritime Museum Greenwich
London SE10 9NF

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