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These are the terms and conditions under which you agree to use this website. Our privacy policy is set out within these terms.

The purpose of this website is to raise awareness of the need to preserve the Merchant’s House Museum. It is not affiliated to the Museum in any way, including being neither operated nor controlled by staff or trustees.


As far as we are aware, the content of this website has either been created by us, or is free of copyright licence. If you think that we have infringed your copyright, please let us know immediately.

We assert our rights in respect of content generated by us.

Access by children

The website can be accessed by a person of any age, from any location. While there should not be any content on the website that is not suitable to be viewed by minors, we accept no responsibility for how this website is used by children. Children may use our website only with consent from a parent or guardian.

We do not sell products or provide services for purchase by children, nor do we market to children.

You agree to waive any claim you may otherwise have against us on account of age-related suitability of content and to indemnify us against any claim made by any person on behalf of a child in your care.

We collect data about all users of and visitors to these areas regardless of age, and we anticipate that some of those users and visitors will be children.

Limitation of liability

The content of this website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We would be grateful if you notify us if you find any.

It also links to other websites over we have no control. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable for the content arrived at by clicking on any link on our site, nor for any loss or damage arising from such action or using the destination websites.

So far as the applicable law allows:

We exclude all implied conditions, warranties and terms from our terms of use. If in any legal jurisdiction an implied condition, warrant or term cannot be excluded, then the following paragraphs shall be deemed to be reduced in effect, only to the extent necessary to release that specific condition, warranty or term.

We claim no expert knowledge in any subject. We disclaim any obligation or liability to you arising directly or indirectly from information you take from Our Website.

We disclaim any obligation or liability to you arising directly or indirectly from any information you obtain from this website. We claim no expert knowledge in any subject.

We shall not be liable to you for any loss or expense that is an indirect or consequential loss; or an economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we knew you might incur it.

Miscellaneous matters

If any clause of this agreement is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.

No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it nor indicate any intention to reduce that or any other right in the future.

Any communication to be served on either party by the other shall be delivered by hand or sent by first class post or by e-mail.

The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and you agree that any dispute arising from it shall be litigated only in that country.

This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.

Privacy policy

We take the protection of your privacy seriously. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, intentionally or unintentionally, and hope that you reciprocate.

Our policy complies with EU law accordingly implemented, including as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at

We do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.

Through your continued use of our website you provide your consent to us to process information that may identify you as a person. Your consent is the basis on which we process any personal information we are given. We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it is reasonable to assume that your consent no longer exists.

This site provides information only. As such, although we may gather information about you from your actions, we do not use this information in any way that would identify you personally. We may aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor the performance of a particular page on our website.

Please note that this website does not ask for payment or banking information.

Our website uses cookies to track which pages you visit and how long you stay on each page.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing us to view statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved.

Cookies may be placed by software that operates on our servers, or by software operated by third parties whose services we use. Some may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

We log information such as your geographical location, your Internet service provider and your IP address. This data is not used to identify you personally.

When you contact us, we keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to reply to you.

We do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice).

Our privacy policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every legal jurisdiction in which it is accessible. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your jurisdiction, please notify us.

Ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records.

If you have any question regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.