Terms and conditions and copyright


  • “Special Conditions” means specific conditions relating to a product or service on the relevant web page
  • “Website” means the Fire of London website currently located at www.fireoflondon.org.uk
  • “We / us” means the Museum of London and its partners
  • “You” means a user of the website
  • “Users” means collectively users of the website.


The Museum of London and its partners are committed to the highest standard and quality of information and every attempt has been made to present up-to-date accurate information. However, the Museum of London and its partners give no warranty as to the accuracy of the information on the website.

The Museum of London and its partners shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising from your use of the website, including reliance on information contained on the website, other than in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence or in respect of fraud. The Museum of London may make changes to the material on the website at any time without notice. Although the Museum of London and its partners take all reasonable measures to ensure that the information provided to it from third parties is accurate and not defamatory or offensive it cannot control the content or take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers or linked pages.

Terms & conditions of use of the Fire of London website

1. General

1.1 In accessing information from the website you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use as set out below.

1.2 These Terms and Conditions of Use may change from time to time. Please check our website frequently to see recent changes. The date when these Terms and Conditions of Use were last updated will be displayed. If you do not agree to any change you should not continue to use the website.

1.3 The website contains proprietary notices and copyright information the terms of which you agree to observe and follow.

2. Security

2.1 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 this website are free from viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature. We would advise you to run an up-to-date anti-virus program on anything you download from the internet.

2.2 You must take reasonable precautions to prevent the fraudulent use of your security details and must notify the Museum of London in the event that you suspect a third party has obtained your security details.

2.3 In accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Museum of London will take reasonable steps to ensure that data transmitted electronically to the Museum of London via the website or otherwise and stored by the Museum of London is not accessed by unauthorised third parties. You accept the risk that data transmitted electronically to the Museum of London via the website or otherwise may be intercepted before reaching the Museum of London or accessed from the Museum of London’s data storage by third parties not authorised by the Museum of London and may be exploited unlawfully by such unauthorised third parties.

2.4 The Museum of London makes no representations as to the security, quality or propriety of any website which may be accessed through the website and accepts 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 websites or goods or services purchased from them. Connected websites accessed through the website are independent websites over which the Museum of London does not exercise any control whether financial, editorial or of any other kind and are not in any way endorsed by the Museum of London.

3. Errors

Information contained in the website may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical mistakes and should not be relied on as totally accurate. Information may be changed or updated without notice and any queries relating to the information including queries as to its currency and accuracy should be addressed to the person or persons stipulated in the Special Conditions on the appropriate web pages relevant to the services sought. For general content queries relating to the website, please email [email protected].

4. Warranty and liability

4.1 All information made available from within the website is provided “as is” for information purposes only and should not be relied on as totally accurate. See Disclaimer.

4.2 The Museum of London will only be liable to you for any losses resulting from the use of the website in the following circumstances:-

(a) where the losses are suffered as a result of the Museum of London breaking any term of the Conditions of Use and/or General Conditions of Sale/Special Conditions; or

(b) where there is a breach of a legal duty of care owed to you by the Museum of London or any employees or agents of the Museum of London; and

(c) provided the losses are a foreseeable consequence of the Museum of London breaking the Conditions of Use and/or General Conditions of Sale/Special Conditions; Losses are foreseeable where they could be contemplated by the User and the Museum of London at the time the website is made available to the User.

4.3 The Museum of London will not be liable for:
(a) indirect losses which happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage and which are not foreseeable
(b) any increase in loss or damage resulting from breach by you of any term of the Conditions of Use and/or General Conditions of Sale/Special Conditions
(c) any loss or damage resulting from the use of any other website connected to the website by means of a hypertext link or any other link
(d) any loss of profits or other economic loss resulting from the use of the website for business purposes.

4.4 The Museum of London accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any data corruption, interception or delay or any inaccuracies or errors that may occur except in consumer sales to the extent that the Museum of London or its employees or agents is in breach of its agreement with you, negligent or in breach of its statutory duty when the provisions of Clauses 4.4 and 4.5 above will apply.

4.7 Nothing in these terms shall exclude the Museum of London’s liability for death or personal injury arising from the negligence of the Museum of London, its employees, agents or contractors resulting from the use of the website.

4.8 The Museum of London publishes the images and information on the website in good faith. The Museum of London will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that all intellectual property rights are respected and that the information and images are accurate and neither defamatory nor offensive.

5. Availability of website

5.1 The Museum of London will use its reasonable endeavours to ensure the availability of the website and that transmissions are error free. However, due to the nature of the internet it is not technically possible for the Museum of London to provide a completely fault free service and the Museum of London gives no guarantees or warranties express or implied as to the quality or reliability of access to the website.

5.2 The Museum of London reserves the right to suspend or cancel the website or refuse access to it immediately and without notice in order to maintain, repair or update the website or if it is necessary for legal reasons. However, the Museum of London will where possible give notice of any suspension or cancellation on the website.

6. Waiver
The failure by the Museum of London to enforce any term or condition hereof or of the Conditions of Sale or Special Conditions (if applicable) shall not be deemed as a waiver of the right to enforce such term or condition.

7. Jurisdiction
The website is situated in London, England and all the Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

8. Contact
In the event of any queries about how to use the website, please email us at: [email protected].

Privacy and data protection statement

This is the current Privacy and Data Protection Statement for the Fire of London website. If this Privacy Statement is revised an updated version will be placed on the website.

1. The Fire of London website has links to other websites which will have different privacy, trading and use policies and conditions and you should familiarise yourself with the same.

13. A cookie is a small file which stores information that a website puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time. Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site.

Read our cookies policy for more information.

Copyright statement

The Museum of London and its partners (London Metropolitan Archives, Guildhall Art Gallery and the Monument) are committed to respecting copyright and other intellectual property rights. We make every effort to protect all partners’ and contributors’ copyright and trademarks. We also take all reasonable efforts to trace the copyright owners of images and obtain permissions for reproductions on this website, so that we can fully use and promote our assets as well as safeguard and provide access to our collection items.

All intellectual property rights for the design and build of the Fire of London website belong to the Museum of London. These include copyright, database rights, first publication rights, patents, registered trademarks, know-how, intellectual or industrial property rights including format, art direction, look, feel and content.

All intellectual property rights in all collections material on the Fire of London website belongs to the named partner / contributor organisation, or other third parties as indicated.

Material on this website, including images and text, may be reproduced free of charge for a number of “fair dealing” exceptions to copyright as outlined within the UK’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. These include:

  • Non-commercial research or private study
  • Instruction for illustration
  • Quotation.

A useful summary of these copyright exceptions from the UK’s Intellectual Property Office can be found at the gov.uk website: www.gov.uk/exceptions-to-copyright.

If you would like to use an image for any other purpose, or need a higher-resolution image file, please contact:

For all written content or for images that are © Museum of London:
Picture Library
Museum of London
London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN
tel: 020 7814 9844
email: [email protected]
web: www.museumoflondon.org.uk/buy-online/licensing-museum-london-images-footage

For images that are © London Metropolitan Archives:
Please refer to terms and conditions on the legal notices page of the Collage website: http://collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk.

Any trademark, logo, crest or other identifiable emblem of any other partner or contributor shall remain the property of that organization at all times and no licence or right to use any of the same shall be granted or implied in any way.

Please contact [email protected] for a discussion about any use of the Museum of London logo.

While we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information and copyright of material on this website, any and all liability which might arise from your use of and reliance on the information contained on this website is excluded.

Although all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that material that infringes the law will not be present on the Fire of London website, the risk cannot be entirely eliminated. A variety of measures are taken to minimise and manage risk including the publication and implementation of this ‘notice and takedown’ policy and procedures

Please contact us by emailing [email protected] in the event that you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material on this website and you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, or you believe that use of this material infringes your intellectual property or any other rights.

We will withdraw the material from our website upon receipt of your written objection and our initial verification of your complaint, while the matter is investigated. Your objection will be acknowledged within seven working days of receipt.

In order to process your enquiry, please provide us with the following information:

Your name
Your postal address
Your email address
Your telephone number
ID Number
Name of Artist/Creator
Nature of your objection and verification of your right to make the objection
Any additional information

The information you provide will be used only in connection with this enquiry.

For any other copyright queries, please contact us at [email protected].