Terms & Conditions

We aim to keep our Terms & Conditions as simple as possible. This interactive map (http://map.jutland.org.uk) is owned by National Museum of the Royal Navy ("NMRN") so when we refer to “we”’ or “our” in these terms and conditions, we mean NMRN. By using the Interactive Map you are making an agreement with NMRN.


Accepting the Terms:

In order to use the services you must first agree to these Terms and Conditions. You may not use the services if you do not accept these terms and conditions. You accept the terms and conditions by actually using the services.

These Terms & Conditions explain our conditions for you using the map.jutland.org.uk interactive map. By using this interactive map and/or buying something from us you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy (see http://www.nmrn.org.uk/privacy-policy , you must not use the interactive map.

Our Privacy Policy forms part of these Terms & Conditions, so please also read this. These Terms & Conditions, the Privacy Policy and any other document we refer to in these Terms and Conditions make up the whole agreement between you and NMRN and they can be found in detail on the interactive map http://nmrn.org.uk.

What you can use the service for:

You can use our services for your own personal or, where you are a professional genealogist, professional use. This means you can use this service to: search records; connect sources to life stories; add facts to life stories; add comments and other narrative to life stories; upload content; tag and print records (although any sharing of content must be on a personal, noncommercial basis); these should not be shared with any third party); and subject to some limitations explained on the interactive map, share records via social media.

All use must however be for your own personal, non-commercial or, where you are a professional genealogist, professional use, e.g., to research your own family history or as a professional genealogist to perform research for you or others. This is subject to our rights to cancel your account, as set out below. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, a professional genealogist is defined as a sole proprietorship conducting research for clients. If your organisation consists of more than one genealogist, you should contact us to subscribe to a corporate license.

Getting access to the records and services:

You can search the life stories and historical records on the interactive map and all of these are available without charge.


You have to submit your email to upload information to the interactive map. You must be aged 12 years or over to upload information to our map. We reserve the right to ask you to provide us with a copy of identification which will verify your age.

Personal Data and Payment Security:

By using this interactive map you have agreed that you have read our Privacy Policy with regard to your personal data (email).

Contributing to life stories and the interactive map:

The interactive map gives you the opportunity to add to life stories using information you find on this interactive map and elsewhere. You can add to any life story using information you find on this interactive map and may also be able to add information from other third party interactive maps as well as other sources. All the people who have life stories on the interactive map are no longer living. You should always obtain consent from any living individuals if you wish to include personal information. You may publish names and dates of birth without consent where this information comes from a legally permitted, publicly available source.

Adding to life stories is easy to do and is the main purpose of the interactive map. However you should be aware that any third party interactive maps you link to will have their own terms and conditions/privacy policy and you should read these carefully. We shall have no responsibility or liability for the content or activities of any other interactive maps which you may choose to link with.

If you do publish content on the interactive map, you must not:

publish anything that violates the rights of any third party;

publish something that you do not own the rights in (including copyright) (or do not have permission from the rights owner to publish). Once published on the interactive map, we cannot control how other people may use that content; therefore it is important that you have permission to publish from the rights holder;

include anything we consider offensive, inappropriate or defamatory (at our discretion);

break the law, for example by saying something libelous, or by posting something which results in a criminal offence;

share the personal information of living people without their permission. You’re responsible for managing content you create. You may publish names and dates of birth of living people where this data comes from a legally permitted, publicly available source.

impersonate another person;

mine, collect or use any information from this interactive map with the intent to harm, discredit, harass or prejudice any other person; or 8. disrupt the flow of information or other data to and from the interactive map or do anything which impacts the service or performance of the interactive map.

How we use content created by users:

You keep the copyright in any content that you create or publish on the interactive map. However, by publishing it you are giving NMRN and its group companies (which means us and any subsidiary and/or parent company of ours that might exist in the future) a nonexclusive, perpetual, transferable, sub- licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use (including editing, adapting or modifying the same) your content for any purpose and on all media no known or hereinafter invented. You agree not to object to our use, or any use by our group companies or partners, of the material that you create or publish on the interactive map and acknowledge that we may not accredit you as having produced the material. Here are some examples of how we will use content you generate:- to add it to life stories and make it available to other all interactive map users to make it available on other interactive maps owned or operated by NMRN and those that it is in partnership with; to allow other users to print and save copies of your content for their private and noncommercial use; for promotional purposes, such as marketing and advertising; to help us improve our product and service offerings, including undertaking background searches; to form part of the database that we build linking user content to records and datasets we hold; to make it available to internet search engines; for other services provided by NMRN group companies or its partners. If we use any of your personal information (for example, your name) in connection with any content that you create, we will seek your advance permission.

Content you create is available on the internet:

Your registration is always kept private: read our Privacy Policy for more information on this. We are not liable for any loss you suffer if content you create is abused by somebody else. Except from your registration information, the content that you make available on the interactive map can be viewed by other users of map.jutland.org.uk, users of interactive maps that are either part of our group companies or with whom we have a partnership. If you don’t want this to happen, please do not publish the content. We love being able to offer a service whereby users can store their memories, photographs and other information however please keep a copy of your information elsewhere. We shall not be liable for any loss of information (including photographs) under any circumstances including for example, should we ever have to close the interactive map. We urge you to backup your information elsewhere.

Monitoring content created by users:

We do monitor content published by our users and we take no responsibility for things that you publish, so think before you post! If you see something on the site that you think is offensive, illegal or which isn't in line with these Terms & Conditions, please let us know by emailing webmaster@nmrn.org.uk . We don't guarantee that we will always remove it, but we will certainly look into it. We reserve the right to remove content that you create, at our discretion.

Intellectual Property Rights:

A large amount of time, money and effort has been expended to make these records and features available online. Many of these records and features have been obtained from other organisations and people. These people or organisations often own the intellectual property rights in the records (the copyright/database rights owner is displayed on most records) and interactive map features. Accordingly, you may not use the records or features to create your own work (for example a database of records), copy or reproduce the records (either in whole or in part), or make available, share or publish them unless you have our permission (and/or that of the owner of the copyright/database rights in the work) in writing. You may however use screenshots of our interactive map for blog postings, articles and presentations for informational and educational purposes. If you are a professional genealogist (as defined above) you may also use the records or features in preparing unpublished reports for clients. The interactive map and services provided belong to NMRN, and again, you must not copy or use them without written permission. Therefore, you only have a limited license to access the interactive map and to use the content for personal or professional family history research (including unpublished reports for clients if you are a professional genealogist). In no circumstances, must our services (including records) be used for commercial purposes. Content (including facts, comments and images) that is incorporated into records, is made available online under the terms of NMRN’s Non-commercial license, unless marked otherwise. Certain content is not licensed in this way and that includes premium content. This will be marked ‘All Rights Reserved’, or similar. NMRN’s non-commercial license allows attributed, non-commercial, non-derivative reuse of content and the details of this license are set out at: http://www.NMRN.org.uk/corporate/privacy-copyright/licence Only record content may be reused in this way and only where it is not marked ‘All Rights Reserved’ or similar. Premium content or content that is part of a record set, but not part of a life story may not be reused in this way.

Respecting intellectual property rights (including copyright):

If you believe that you own the copyright in any of the content on the interactive map, and we have not recognised you as the copyright owner, please contact us by emailing webmaster@nmrn.org.uk and we will investigate. While we are investigating, we may temporarily remove the records in question. If we agree that you are the copyright owner, we will work with you to find a solution that you agree with, or we will take the record in question off the interactive map permanently. On this interactive map, you are able to publish content; including transcriptions of facts, images; or comments added to records. You remain the owner of any intellectual property rights in content you publish on the site. You agree that even though you may retain certain copyright or other intellectual property rights with respect of the Content you create while using the Service, you do not own the account you use to access the Service, nor do you own any data NMRN stores on NMRN servers submitted by others. Your intellectual property rights do not confer ownership of others' data stored by or on behalf of NMRN.

Applicable Laws:

The user agrees to obey all applicable laws and to not infringe any third party privacy or intellectual property rights and only to submit accurate, truthful, non-defamatory and inoffensive content for the interactive map.

Changes to the interactive map or records:

We reserve the right to make changes to the interactive map, including the records and services we offer, without notice. If we launch a major new collection, on rare occasions this may be charged for. We reserve the right to introduce pricing schemes for premium content and make special offers to groups or individuals.

Service level:

We aim to offer an interactive map which is fast, accurate and performs well. However, it may not always work as expected. If the interactive map does experience issues, we are not responsible for any losses you might suffer.

Accuracy of records and other information provided:

We cannot confirm or give warranties about the accuracy or completeness of the records or other information on the interactive map. We simply provide access to it. We are not responsible for content on other sites that we link to. We cannot promise anything in relation to the content and services on the interactive map, apart from what is set out in the Terms and Conditions.

Things beyond our control:

Sometimes things happen that disrupt your service which we have no reasonable control over. Examples are fires, floods, strikes, earthquakes, landslides and other unanticipated events or natural disasters. We are not liable for any losses caused to you by such unanticipated events.

Customer support and complaints:

We really believe in Customer Support and always aim to fix problems where we can: quickly and amicably. If you have a question, suggestion or complaint, please contact webmaster@nmrn.org.uk and we’ll do our best to sort it out.

Limitation of Liability:

Except where prohibited by law, in no event will we be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if NMRN have been advised of the possibility of such damages.


These Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy are personal to you, and you are not allowed to transfer your rights under this agreement to anyone else.


The law is constantly changing, so if any part of these Terms & Conditions or Privacy Policy no longer applies or is no longer legally enforceable, then that part will be severed from the rest of the agreement: the rest will continue to apply.

The law:

These terms and conditions are made and governed under the laws of England, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts to resolve any disputes arising from these terms and conditions.

Changes to these Terms and Conditions:

Any changes we make to this agreement must be made in writing and posted under these Terms and Conditions in order to have any effect. If these changes are material changes (as opposed to minor typographical, stylistic changes or those that will not affect the service provided to you) and you are not happy with these changes, please let us know