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Legal and Privacy Policy

The Dock Museum Legal & Privacy Statement:


Whilst The Dock Museum has taken care in the preparation of this website and has procedures to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information contained in the documents stored, served and accessed through its website, its employees and agents will not be responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience, however arising, from the use of, or reliance on this information.

The Dock Museum's website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.

In no event shall The Dock Museum be liable for any loss, damage, claim or expense direct or indirect including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this publication or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this publication.

Should you or any viewer of this publication respond with information, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like regarding the content of any The Dock Museum publication, any such response (except personal data) shall be deemed not to be confidential and The Dock Museum shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the response to others without limitation. You agree that The Dock Museum shall be free to use any ideas, concepts or techniques contained in your response for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing and marketing services incorporating such ideas, concepts or techniques.

This publication is distributed internationally and may contain references to The Dock Museum services that are not available outside the Borough. These references do not imply that The Dock Museum intends to make such services available outside the Borough.

Please email the address shown on the Contact Us page or write to The Dock Museum, North Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PW if you should find anything that causes concern with your comments.

Privacy Policy

The Dock Museum does not collect, store, use or disclose personally identifying information except in very specific instances. You should be aware that The Dock Museum might use data provided for its statutory purposes. The instances in which The Dock Museum does collect and use information are described in this Privacy Policy.

The Dock Museum provides services, (the "Services"). Although, the Services may also be located on third party web sites and/or applications, The Dock Museum makes the Services available. The Dock Museum engages in consistent information practices and uses its best efforts to make clear disclosures regarding those practices. The Dock Museum also complies with all applicable data protection legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998. This Privacy Policy is a part of that compliance.

What does this Privacy Policy cover?

This Privacy Policy applies to the processing of information by The Dock Museum, including information from which a living individual can be identified ("Personal Data") and anonymous information. Processing includes the collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by The Dock Museum.

Please be aware that, as part of the Services, The Dock Museum provides links to Web sites operated by third parties, and also provides search results and similar services to third parties for display on their own Web sites or applications. The Dock Museum accepts no responsibility or liability for the information collection or privacy practices or the content of those third party Web sites or applications.

What information does The Dock Museum collect and how is it used? Does The Dock Museum disclose information to third parties?

The Dock Museum may collect any or all of the following types of information: (a) traffic (b) contact information and other personally identifying information. Only the information in (b) is Personal Data, which falls within the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Dock Museum's collection and use of each type of data is described below, as well as the ways (if any) in which the data may be shared with third parties.

(a) Traffic

Data about traffic and usage is not personally identifying or identifiable, and is not supplemented or combined with personally identifying or identifiable information. The Dock Museum may share information it collects with certain selected third parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form.

(b) Contact Information or Personally Identifying Information

The Dock Museum can obtain access to your Personal Data (such as name, e-mail address and other contact information when you provide comments, submit a problem, or request information from The Dock Museum and provide your name or return contact information.

To what extent will you use my Personal Data for Direct Marketing?

The Dock Museum itself may use personal Data obtained from optional surveys, for the purpose of making users aware, of services, which The Dock Museum thinks you may be interested in. In addition, Personal Data obtained from optional surveys may be disclosed to carefully selected third parties for direct marketing purposes but will only do so if it has obtained your consent to this use at the point of collection of the Personal Data.

In addition, any time The Dock Museum do send you a communication, it will include a process for removing yourself from that mailing list in the event that you decide you no longer wish to receive communications from The Dock Museum.

Does The Dock Museum securely store data?

To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and integrity, and ensure the appropriate use of information, The Dock Museum has put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the safety and security of the information it collects online, and ensures that any third party processing such information on The Dock Museum's behalf is contractually obliged to put in place similar measures. The Dock Museum, and its third party service providers, will treat any personal data communication that you transmit as confidential. However, The Dock Museum will not be liable or responsible if information that belongs to you is intercepted and used by an unintended recipient.

Does The Dock Museum collect Personal Data from or about children?

The Dock Museum may collect, use or disclose individually identifiable information from children under the age of 13 but only for its statutory purposes.

The Dock Museum will not knowingly disclose personal information about users under the age of 13 without prior parental consent, except as required by law.

The Dock Museum strongly recommends parental supervision when a child uses the Internet, and particularly when a child enters a forum or uses email. We also encourage parents to instruct their children not to give out personal information in these areas.

How do I find out more about The Dock Museum's information practices?

If you have any questions about anything in this Privacy Policy, or about collection of personally identifiable information, or information generally, please contact The Dock Museum as follows:

The Data Protection Officer

The Dock Museum

Town Hall, Duke Street


Cumbria LA14 2LD

You may also use the above contact information if you think any information about you is inaccurate, incomplete, or if you want to change the sort of information about you that The Dock Museum may have collected.