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Copyright notice
The information e.g. photographs, images and illustrations (such as paintings, watercolours, prints), maps and plans (including technical drawings), diagrams, newspaper extracts, manuscripts, 3D objects (e.g. ships models) and sound and video recordings, graphics, artwork, text, animation (collectively called 'Content') contained in this Website is protected by copyright laws.

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The Content of the site comprises of Crown Copyright (which includes material created by Crown Court, County Court, Court of Appeal etc), Non-Crown copyright and out of copyright material.

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Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of materials included on this Website in order to obtain their permission to publish it. If you need to contact us the details are at the bottom of this document.

Access to, and use of, the Flinders Papers Website (the 'Website') is provided subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read these terms carefully as your access to and use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance by you of the terms of use.

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Internet websites normally qualify for copyright protection and probably Database Right protection under UK law. Each individual page is considered as a broadcast. In addition, any attempt to mount this material on another website will be considered an act of communicating the Content to the public without the consent of the copyright owner which will infringe the Right of Communication to the Public. Database Right will also be an issue as the site itself constitutes a database regardless of the status of the individual items incorporated in it.

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No Content, or any part thereof, may be permanently copied or reproduced in any form or reproduced on any other system or website, or stored in or transmitted to or from any other electronic or digital from in whole or in part.

The National Maritime Museum reserves the right to require the removal of any link established by a third party between the Website and any third party website.

Third party copyright
From time to time the Content may include certain third party materials for which the copyright is not owned by the National Maritime Museum. In the case of the Flinders papers website, the copyright for the following documents and the photographic images of those documents is held by Lisette Flinders Petrie:

You may not print (or otherwise store in any permanent form) any items which state that copyright is not held by National Maritime Museum.

Permitted use
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Public Records/Crown Copyright
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Probate material post-1858 and pre-1858 material that was administered by ecclesiastical courts is also covered by Crown copyright, as are medical records created by the National Health Service and predecessor bodies up to 1990. For medical records created from 1990 onwards copyright rests with the individual bodies (such as Health Trusts).

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Copyright infringement
We have put in place technical solutions to track and trace all copyright infringement of this Website. All instances of infringement will be pursued.

Some of the Content included on the Website may have been compiled by the National Maritime Museum from a variety of sources and is subject to change without notice. Although every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders of materials included on this Website, if visitors consider materials to be their copyright and have not been contacted by the National Maritime Museum, please contact the Museum at the address below.

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