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Terms of use

These pages set out the terms of use for the website. They include information on Crown copyright, data protection and privacy.


The National Archives accepts no liability for information on sites linked to from these pages. Nothing on this site is to be taken as constituting specific advice about our services. Always contact us in advance on any specific matter relating to your visit or to the records we hold.

Neither these guidelines nor any guidance offered by any member of National Archives staff constitute legal advice. Anyone reproducing material held in The National Archives, whether from transcripts or from photographic or reprographic copies lawfully supplied by The National Archives, is responsible for any consequent infringement of copyright.

Rules for readers

Users of the reading rooms at The National Archives site at Kew have to abide by the rules for readers.

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