The National Maritime Museum respects the privacy of every individual who visits our Website. We operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Information about you may be collected when you visit our Website either by automatic tracking devices (see 'Tracking our visitors' below) or, more directly, where you request a specific service, such as contributing to the your ocean online debate (your say).
You are most likely to submit personal information when you send us feedback or join in the your ocean debate (your say). Similarly, if an individual requests information or orders prints from the picture library a certain amount of information is required in order to fulfil the order. We only use this information to supply the services that have been requested and to monitor and improve the quality of our Website.
It is the Museum's policy not to distribute or sell your information on to any third party.
Tracking our visitors
The Museum monitors how people use the Website and aggregates general statistics about customers, traffic patterns and related site information in an anonymous form. In order to collect this data the Museum uses software on the Website that collects statistics from IP data. This software can determine what times of day people access our site, which country they access the Website from, how long they visit the site for, what browser they are using etc.
This information is collected primarily to measure the popularity of the site as a whole and particular content, allowing us to judge visitor needs and tailor future content.
Contributing to the your ocean website
By submitting your contribution to the your ocean website, you warrant that your contribution:
Glossary of technical terms
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the Internet use this technical standard, which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. IP ensures that messages get from one host to another and that messages are understood.
The most common browsers are Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. They are used to find and display Web pages.
A server delivers Web pages to your personal computer.
Further information and requests
The Data Controller is the Board of Trustees of the National Maritime Museum, but to request any information in respect of the Website please write to:
National Maritime Museum
London SE10 9NF
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