Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using this website.
For further information on copyright, image use and licensing please see our guidance pages.
1.1. Art UK is the operating name of the Public Catalogue Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales (charity number: 1096185) and in Scotland (charity number: SC048601) (we, us and our).
1.2. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 04573564 and have our registered office at Salisbury House, Station Road, Cambridge, England, CB1 2LA. Art UK's main trading address is Staffordshire University Incubator Unit, 2nd Floor, Mellor Building, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE. Our VAT number is 833 0131 76.
any copyright information and restrictions included on the pages of our website, including the Copyright notice, the terms of which you agree to observe and follow.
4.1. We may update our website from time to time and may change the content at any time without providing prior notice.
4.2. The views expressed by other users on our website do not represent our views or values and have not been verified or approved by us.
4.3. For general content queries relating to our website please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.1 You may use our website only for lawful purposes. You may not use our website:
in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards;
to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, logic bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
5.2 You also agree:
not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
any part of our website;
any equipment or network on which our website is stored;
any software used in the provision of our website; or
any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
6.1. We are the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
6.2. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our website for your personal use or under any of the other exceptions and limitations to copyright set out in the UK’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended and restated from time to time). You may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our website.
6.3. The status of any identified contributors as the authors of content on our website must always be acknowledged.
6.4. Unless permitted under an applicable Creative Commons licence (see creativecommons.org), you must not use any part of the content on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors and you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded iny way.
6.6. Where a Creative Commons licence applies to an image, this will be detailed on the relevant webpage for the artwork, and you agree to comply with the terms of that Creative Commons licence.
7.1 Our website is made available free of charge.
7.2 We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure the availability of our website and that transmissions are error free. However, due to the nature of the Internet it is not technically possible for us to provide a completely fault free service and we give no guarantees or warranties, express or implied, as to the quality or reliability of access to our website. We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted.
7.3 Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve our right to withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website or refuse access to it immediately and without notice. However, we will, where reasonably possible, provide notice of any suspension or cancellation of our website.
7.4 We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website (or any content) is unavailable at any time or for any period.
7.5 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website.
8.1. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
8.3. You must take reasonable precautions to prevent the fraudulent use of your security details, including your password, and must notify us in the event that you suspect a third party has obtained your security details.
9.1. We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
9.2. You assume full responsibility for the protection of your computer system including computer hardware, software and stored data on your computer system, including hardware, software and stored data of third parties who may access or be otherwise connected to your computer system. You will assume the responsibility of ensuring that programmes or other data downloaded or otherwise received from our website are free from viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, logic bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. We would advise you to run an up-to-date anti-virus program on anything you download from the Internet.
9.3. You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, logic bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.
10.3. We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, our website;
use of, or reliance on, any content displayed on our website.
10.4. If you are a business user, please note that, in particular, we will not be liable for:
loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
10.5 If you are a consumer, you agree not to use our website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
11.1. Where our website 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 content of those third party sites or resources (including artuk.org outside of the Art UK Shop).
11.3. You should familiarise yourself with the different privacy, trading and use policies and conditions of any external sites or resources before using them.
11.4. We make no representations as to the security, quality or propriety of any site which may be accessed through our website and accept no liability for the content or for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on information contained in such sites or goods or services purchased from them.
11.5. Connected third party websites accessed through our website are independent sites over which we do not exercise any control, whether financial, editorial or of any other kind and are not in any way endorsed by us.
immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our website;
immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any of your content;
issue of a warning to you;
legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
further legal action against you; and
disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.
16.1. We may provide aggregate statistics about sales, website usage and related website information on our website and also provide statistics to central Government, Government agencies and other public bodies, but these will not include any personally identifying information. Please note in particular that statistical records are maintained of pages visited by users whether or not they have registered.
16.2. We may monitor user traffic on an aggregate basis in order to help it develop and improve our website for the benefit of all users.
Last updated 5th October 2023.