Terms & Conditions

This page explains the Government Art Collection’s website terms of use.

You must agree to these to use artcollection.culture.gov.uk. Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use this website after the terms and conditions have been updated.

Using our website
You agree to use this website only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

We update this website all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

Intellectual property
The website and its contents are operated by the Government Art Collection and the content including the names, images and logos which identify the Government Art Collection, other Government departments and/or third parties are the proprietary material of the Crown and/or third parties. All elements of the website, including content and design, and all rights therein are protected by copyright and some content may also be subject to third party rights. In identifying Government Art Collection and third parties in relation to particular content or material, the Government Art Collection makes no warranty or representation regarding the extent of rights therein.

Unless otherwise indicated and except where use is for research or private study, the copying or use of any of the material on our website is not permitted without prior written permission from the Government Art Collection and is subject to the applicable licence terms and conditions found elsewhere on our website. Copying and use will also always be subject to any third party consents required from the owner of the rights in the relevant material and the Government Art Collection makes no warranties or representations in this regard nor does it purport to grant such consent. Requests for permission from the Government Art Collection should be made after reading our copyright and licensing pages for further details.

Linking policy
You have permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our pages must load into the user’s entire window.

The Government Art Collection is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any sites to which it is linked. We do not have any control over the content on these sites and we do not endorse in any way such content.

We cannot guarantee that links to or from our website will work at the required time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages. We provide links only to our sponsored bodies, partners and other Government Departments.

While we make every effort to keep artcollection.culture.gov.uk up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using artcollection.culture.gov.uk. This includes:

any direct, indirect or consequential losses

  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of artcollection.culture.gov.uk and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use artcollection.culture.gov.uk and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.
This includes (but is not limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

We may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

The Government Art Collection has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that works of art on this website are reproduced with the permission of the copyright holders. However, we would welcome any further information regarding the identity of the relevant copyright holders for the artists listed on our tracing copyright page.

Governing law
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.