Please note that the intellectual property rights in all ‘Content’ (including images, editorial or descriptive text, footage or any other media) featured within the ‘Websites’ (www.vam.ac.uk, www.museumofchildhood.org.uk and all sub-domains) and selected social media platforms, is owned by the ‘V&A’ (the Board of Trustees of the Victoria & Albert Museum) and other copyright owners as specified wherever possible.
Content in which the V&A owns copyright (or related rights) may be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes.
The V&A considers non-commercial use to be any use that is not intended for or directed towards commercial advantage of monetary compensation.
The following non-commercial use of V&A copyright Content featured on the Websites are permitted, except where other terms may apply:
Some non-commercial use may be covered by a copyright exception under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. For all uses, a sufficient acknowledgment must be made to the copyright holder of work. It is your responsibility to make sure you comply with the copyright exceptions before using in-copyright Content.
For further information please refer to the UK Intellectual Property website: www.gov.uk/exceptions-to-copyright
We support and encourage users to enjoy the V&A’s Search the Collections resource http://collections.vam.ac.uk/. The V&A considers the following as permitted non-commercial use of Content which can be downloaded from the Search the Collections site free of charge:
The following conditions apply:
To download a low resolution image, right click the image and select 'Save Picture as/ copy image' from the pop-up menu. You will then be able to save the image onto your PC or mobile device.
If you wish to use Content for any other purpose (i.e. for a use that is not considered non-commercial or for a use not covered by the Search the Collections terms and conditions, please contact our Image Licensing Team: email@example.com or visit our website at www.vandaimages.com. Please note we are a commercial Image Library and we charge for our services. Fees will apply for any commercial use of content, which includes but is not limited to the following:
To make sure your order is managed efficiently, please provide the following information when contacting V&A Images for print, electronic or audio-visual use:
For any V&A Content use the following copyright credit line must be used, unless otherwise stated:
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Any use of the V&A logo must be approved by our Licensing Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
The V&A brand (including the V&A's name and logo) may not be used to suggest any endorsement or approval by the V&A of your use of V&A Content.
The V&A has made reasonable efforts to identify any Content in which a third party owns copyright ("Third Party Content"), and to secure permission for its use only by the V&A (and its affiliates, including V&A Enterprises Limited). Therefore, it is your responsibility to secure any permission or consent required for your own use of such Third Party Content.
If you are not sure who owns the Content you wish to use, please contact email@example.com
If you believe that the use of any Content infringes yours or someone else’s rights, please refer to the V&A’s Copyright Statement.
When you submit Content to the V&A Websites, you are granting the V&A free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants. This may include the use of your material by the V&A subsidiaries the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood and V&A Enterprises (VAE) and similar organisations that repurpose V&A Content through an API.
You are also granting the Museum the right to give members of the public a copy of your content for the purpose of private study or educational activities or research.
When you contribute Content, you are confirming that your material is your own original work and that you are fully entitled to grant to the V&A non-exclusive rights to use it. You should not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of any third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, and publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
You agree that your content is in no way defamatory, illegal or offensive. The V&A reserves the right to remove any content that it deems unsuitable. This will include content that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable.
You also agree that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your content or the consent of a parent or guardian if the person is under 16 years of age.
You should not submit any content that is intended to advertise or promote a business. The V&A reserves the right to remove any content deemed to be advertising material.
The V&A reserves the right to use none, part or all of your submission and may delete any contribution published onto its website at any time.
If you do not want to grant to the V&A the above rights or cannot provide the warranties set out above, please do not submit your contribution.
The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design. One of its aims is to provide access to its collections and services for diverse audiences, now and in the future.
The V&A makes reasonable efforts to protect its own intellectual property rights and the rights of others. If you believe that the use of content (including images, editorial or descriptive text, footage or any other media) found on the V&A's Websites infringes yours or someone else's rights, please contact us, providing the information requested below:
This Copyright Statement does not obligate the V&A to respond to all complaints or other correspondence received about alleged unauthorised use of third party rights. However, the V&A will respond to and take any action it considers necessary in respect of all genuine and evidenced complaints or other correspondence received about all such alleged unauthorised use of third party rights.
9.1 Statement of intent
You are welcome to use the information and the images for personal use and educational purposes in print or on the web. If you wish to use the information, images or our API for commercial purposes you must contact V&A Images.
The purpose of the V&A API is to maximise access to all our collections and encourage use of them. We wish to provide access to the API with as few barriers as possible. However, we reserve the right to require the use of API keys, or some other form of authentication in the future.
9.2 Best practice
Although not formally part of the terms and conditions, the V&A requests that you do the following in your use of the API.
Tell us about your use of the API by emailing us a link to your websites and describing how you are using the API service. You are encouraged to provide feedback about your experience of using the API so that we can work to improve the service.
Do not make an unreasonable number of API calls or use the API in a way which significantly compromises the experience of other users of the API. As a guideline, you should make no more than 3000 API calls per day at a rate of no more frequently than one request per second. The V&A may choose to limit the number of API calls more formally in the future.
Report any concern you have over copyright to the V&A using the feedback mechanism provided.
9.3 Terms and conditions
If you make a request to this service you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions listed here.
You may not use the V&A logo on your website without the specific written permission of the V&A.
You may not use the phrases "vam", "vanda", "vamuseum" or "victoria and albert" in the hostname of your website or application.
The V&A is constantly updating the database. You will not cache or store any content returned by the V&A API for more than four weeks.
If you display images in your website or application you must use the image url returned by our API rather than create a copy on your local web server.
You must not violate or attempt to violate the security of the API or the V&A website.
You will not use the V&A content or the V&A API service for any illegal or defamatory purpose of any nature.
You will not use the API service to juxtapose V&A content with any illegal or defamatory material of any nature.
You understand and agree that the V&A will not provide any technical support services in connection with any use of the API. The V&A will not guarantee availability of the API service.
The V&A reserves the right to extend or alter these terms and conditions at any time.
These terms apply to visitors using the V&A's free Wi-Fi service in the Museum.
The Wi-Fi is provided by the V&A Museum ("we" or "us" below). By using the Wi-Fi, you agree to be bound by these terms. The use of this Wi-Fi is subject to this acceptable use policy. Please be aware, we use a variety of technical means to enable user authentication which may include cookies. We will also use information from your usage of the Wi-Fi for service monitoring and improvement purposes.
You agree that you will at all times comply with the following terms:
You accept that, on occasion, the Wi-Fi may not be available due to technical, legal or operational reasons. We may control the types of material that can be sent or received over the Wi-Fi and may, at our discretion, suspend your access at any time without responsibility to you. Use of the Wi-Fi is at your own risk and we are not liable to you for any damages, losses, costs or expenses you may suffer because the Wi-Fi is unavailable, does not operate as expected or causes loss or damage to any data. You are responsible for all damage, losses, costs or expenses suffered by us arising out of any breach by you of these terms. If we are subject to any claim or request for information about your use of the Wi-Fi, we may disclose information about you.
When you use the V&A's services to access another network or service, you undertake to follow their acceptable use policies. Any violation of their acceptable use policies will be regarded as unacceptable use of our services too.
To contact the V&A about the Websites or any Content, please email [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Please email your comments and other feedback to email@example.com or contact us via our enquiry form if you have any specific enquiries about objects in the V&A's collection.
The V&A assumes no responsibility for the content of websites linked to or from the Websites. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by the V&A of those linked websites and the V&A shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
The V&A will keep a record of any information you provide about yourself and your downloaded content for rights management and enforcement purposes but, except for such purposes, will not provide that information to any third party and will otherwise comply with all applicable laws (including the Data Protection Act 1998).
Event and Exhibition tickets
17.1 Information about us
HOLLYWOOD PHOTOBOOTH is a software application operated by the Board of Trustees of the Victoria & Albert Museum ("the V&A"), Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL.
17.2 Accessing the app
Access to the app is permitted on a temporary basis, and the V&A reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides on the app without notice (see below). The V&A will not be liable if for any reason the app is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the app. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the app through your smart phone are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
17.3 Intellectual property rights
The V&A is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the app, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
17.4 Prohibited use
You agree not to use the app or any material published on it:
for advertising or any other commercial purposes (which would include using the material published to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services);
to transmit or re-circulate any material obtained from the app to any third party except where expressly permitted on the app;
in such a way so as to remove the copyright or trade mark notice(s) from any copies of any material made in accordance with these terms;
in any way that which is abusive, defamatory or obscene, may harass, offend or inconvenience any person, applauds, encourages or entices abuse, discrimination or criminal activity or which might restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the App by any person; or
in any way that might infringe third party privacy or other rights, is unlawful or that might bring the V&A or its licensors into disrepute.
You agree to indemnify the V&A for any loss or damage suffered by the V&A (whether direct or indirect) as a result of a breach of this provision.
The V&A aims to update its app regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, the V&A may suspend access to the app, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on the V&A's app may be out of date at any given time, and the V&A are under no obligation to update such material.
17.6 The V&A's liability
The material displayed on the V&A's app is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, the V&A, V&A Enterprises Limited, and third parties connected to the V&A hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the V&A's app or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the V&A's app, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including: loss of income or revenue; loss of business; loss of profits or contracts; loss of anticipated savings; loss of data; loss of goodwill; wasted management or office time; and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
This does not affect the V&A's liability for death or personal injury arising from the V&A's negligence, or the V&A's liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
17. 7 Information about you and your use of the V&A's app
Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the app although the V&A retains the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
17. 8 Variations