Thank you for visiting the Foundling Museum website. Please read our terms and conditions (‘Terms’) carefully before using our website.

If you are under 18 please ask a parent or guardian to read through these Terms and to discuss them with you. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern The Foundling Museum’s relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

  1. Definitions

In these terms and conditions:

  • ‘The Foundling Museum’, ‘we’ or ‘our’ means The Foundling Museum, a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1071167) and company (no. 03621861).
  • ‘Material’ means all of the information, data, text, graphics, images, computer code or other material published, contained and or available on the website.
  • ‘Website’ means this website under the ownership of The Foundling Museum which links to these terms and conditions.
2. Changes
  • We may change these Terms at any time, in which case the amended Terms will be posted on our Website and will apply from the date we post them. Please check these Terms on each occasion you use our Website. If you continue to use our Website you will be bound by the latest Terms.
  • The content of our Website changes constantly. You should refresh your browser each time you visit our sites to ensure that you access the most up to date version.
3. Using our Website
  • You agree to only use our Website in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations, is consistent with these Terms and does not infringe the rights of anyone else, nor restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of our Website (including, amongst other things, by hacking or transmitting any data that contains viruses). We reserve the right in our sole discretion to deny any user access to our Website without prior notice.
4. Intellectual property rights
  • You acknowledge that all copyright, trademarks and other intellectual property rights on our Website and all photographs, images, footage, designs, images, text, software, data and other Material on our site are owned by us or our licensors. You are permitted to use our Website and this Material only as expressly authorised by us.
  • You are permitted to print and download extracts from our Website for your personal non-commercial use and for private study or teaching purposes, provided in each case that:
    • copyright and source indications are also printed and copied
    • the material is not used in a manner which may damage our reputation or otherwise be harmful to us or impair our ability to achieve our charitable objects
  • The photographic and graphic images within the Website or downloadable documents are copyright works and none of them may be copied, reproduced, licensed or otherwise exploited.
  • The Foundling Museum name and logo are trademarks of The Foundling Museum. Other logos and names used on our Website may also be the trademarks of their respective owners. No permission is given by us in respect of the use of any such trademarks, names or logos and such use may constitute an infringement of the holder’s rights.
5. Disclaimers
  • The content of the pages of this Website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. While we endeavour to ensure that the information on our website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of this information.
  • The content of the pages of this Website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. While we endeavour to ensure that the information on our website is correct, we do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of this information.
  • We do not warrant that the functions contained on our Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that our site or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or bugs or represent full functionality, accuracy or reliability of the materials. We will not be liable for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system or any other damages (including amongst other losses, loss of profit or loss of use) arising out of your use or delay or inability to use our Website, its content or any link to another website arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise except in the case of death or personal injury caused by our negligence. Therefore, please take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Website. Nothing in this disclaimer applies to any products which you purchase from our site.
  • Payments for ticket purchases are made via a carefully-selected third party website. However, we cannot be liable for any loss you may suffer or for the security of information and payments transmitted via this Website.
6. Liability
  • The Foundling Museum will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages (even if foreseeable) whether based on contract, tort or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law. This includes but is not limited to liability for: loss of data or profits; interruptions or delays to the Website; the provision of or failure to provide services; any information, Material, goods and services obtained through the Website; or otherwise arising out of your use of the Website.
7. Links
  • The Website may contain links to websites operated by parties other than The Foundling Museum. Such links are provided for your convenience only. The Foundling Museum does not control such websites and is not responsible for their content. The Foundling Museum’s inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to from our websites, you do so entirely at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.
  • If you wish to link from your website to our Website you may do so only on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate, the homepage or other web pages, and subject to the following conditions:
    • The link must simply consist of either text or any linking logo which we have given you permission to use
    • You do not in any way imply that we are endorsing any products or services
    • You do not misrepresent your relationship with us nor present any other false information about us
    • You do not link from a website that is not owned by you
    • Your website does not contain content that is distasteful, pornographic, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations
  • At any time and at our complete discretion we reserve the right to withdraw the permission to make website links to our Website.
8. Other terms that may apply to you
  • We use, store and process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our Website you consent to our use, storage and processing of your information in accordance with that policy.
  • Cookies enhance your online experience. Our cookies policy provides information about how cookies are used on our Website.
  • If you purchase tickets from The Foundling Museum, our terms and conditions for public events.
9. Force majeure
  • The Foundling Museum will not be in breach of its obligations under these Terms, nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control. This includes but is not limited to any act of God, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, act or omission or government or regulatory bodies.
10. General
  • If any provisions of these Terms are held to be invalid or unenforceable, this will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.
  • These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and The Foundling Museum and supersede all other communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and The Foundling Museum.
  • Any failure of The Foundling Museum to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these Terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights.
  • Unauthorised use of this Website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
11. Jurisdiction
  • The Terms of this Website are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising from or relating to the Website, any data transactions made on the Website and/or these Terms will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
12. Complains & enquiries
  • If you have a complaint about any content on our Website, please contact us at Please provide:
    • your name, company or organisation name if relevant, and contact details
    • details of the exact content complained of and details of why you are complaining about that content
    • confirmation from you that the information that you have provided is accurate, complete and not misleading

Please note that no action can be taken without this information.

These Terms were last updated: May 2018.