Terms of use

Please read this carefully as it affects your legal rights and sets out the terms and conditions on which we, the MAS, allow you to use this website (“the Web Site”) and the information contained within it. The Web Site is offered to you conditional on your agreement with these terms and conditions and your continued use of it signifies agreement with them in their entirety and without modification.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimers

  1. We endeavour to ensure that the information in the Web Site is accurate and helpful at all times. However, we cannot ultimately warrant the accuracy of that information and cannot be held liable for any use or reliance you may make of or put on it except as specifically agreed with us in any further agreement we may make with you in writing.
  2. Any link (be it a hypertext link or other referral device) used on the Web Site is provided solely for the use and convenience of the visitor. The link does not represent any endorsement or recommendation by us and does not mean that we have any association with the linked web site. We are not responsible for the content of any web sites that have links with the Web Site or for the legal consequences of your entering into any contracts with the third parties that have these linked web sites and we do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, expense, costs or liability whatsoever incurred by you as a result.
  3. We will not be liable for any loss, damage, expense, costs, delays or other liability whatsoever (including without limitation any financial losses such as loss of profit) which you may incur as a result of any event beyond our reasonable control (including without limitation any failure of transmission, communication, computer or other facilities or your inability to access the Web Site for any reason or any failure, error or delay in the sending or receiving of any notice or communication or instruction through the post or any electronic medium).
  4. Nothing within these conditions operates so as to exclude, limit or restrict our liability for death or personal injury.
  5. Where you deal as a consumer, nothing in the above exclusions affects your statutory rights.

Intellectual Property Rights

  1. Trade marks displayed may be registered and nothing contained in these conditions or the Web Site should be construed as granting by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any of the trade marks without the permission of the owner of the trade mark. However, copying and printing of those web pages which contain our trade mark is permitted within the scope of the licence contained at "Your use of the Web Site" below.

Your use of the Web Site

  1. You may download to a local hard disk and print extracts from the Web Site solely for any use as long as attribution is maintained and refers to "The Marine Antiquities Scheme".
  2. You may not reproduce part or all of the contents of the Web Site in any form unless attribution as detailed above is maintained. We licence all our work under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  3. By using the online recording form or the MAS app you agree to details of finds being passed to the Receiver of Wreck.
  4. Whilst you will remain the owner and copyright holder of any of your images you upload to the site, by uploading a photograph you grant us consent to unrestricted use of that image for the purposes of the Marine Antiquities Scheme and its associated website and app. Further details are provided in The Crown Estate’s Fair Processing Notice.

General Notices

  1. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions under which the Web Site is offered at any time. Any such change in terms and conditions will be effective once reflected in the text of these terms and conditions and published on this web page. You should check the terms and conditions periodically to ensure that you are aware of and complying with the current version.
  2. The interpretation, construction, effect and enforceability of this agreement and your use of the Web Site shall be governed by English Law, and you and we agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts for the determination of all disputes relating to your use of the Web Site.
  3. Any enquiries should be directed to mas@wessexarch.co.uk.