The Etches Collection’s Photo Archive website is owned by The Etches Collection. Materials digitized for inclusion in the database are from the museum’s collections. U.K. and International copyright laws protect all digital images in the Photo Archive and on this website.  Permission to access the Photo Archive does not constitute permission to publish or reproduce. Commercial use or distribution of any image is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder. Please contact The Etches Collection for permission to use the digital image.

Privacy & Security

Please download the document attached to the right hand side of this page the read our Privacy and Security policy.  This policy sets out how The Etches Collection aims to treat the personal data you have shared with us, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.  Within the policy, 'We', 'Us' or 'Our' refers to The Etches Collection/Kimmeridge Trust as a data controller.  

In Brief:-

Personal data is information that can be used to help identify an individual, such as name, address, phone number or email address.

It’s important that you read the full policy to understand what information We hold, how We may use it, and what your rights are. A quick summary is below:

We collect information that is either personal data (as outlined above) or non-personal data (such as IP addresses, pages accessed etc)

We collect information about members, supporters, users of services, volunteers and employees.

We collect information to provide services or goods, to provide information, to fundraise for Our work, for administration, research, profiling, analysis, and for the prevention/detection of crime.

We only collect the information that We need or that would be useful to Us in Our quest to provide the best possible service.

We do Our very best to keep personal information secure, including SSL technology (secure server software) wherever We collect personal data online.

We never sell your data and We will never share it with another company or charity for marketing purposes.

We only share data where We are required by law or with carefully selected partners who do work for us. All Our partners are required by their contract to treat your data as carefully as We would, to only use it as instructed, and to allow Us to check that they do this.

The Board of Trustees and Director are also responsible for ensuring that sufficient resources are provided to support the requirements of the policy.


The Museum will be making lower resolution images available for public access, largely eliminating the need for watermarking.  Additionally the Museum will be including rights management information in the metadata.  Users requiring higher resolution images will need to contact the Photo Archive regarding use of the image.


Use of cookies

Cookies are small text only files stored on the hard drive of your computer by the server of a website that you visit. The cookies do not contain any personal data, they are there to provide you with better information tailored to your individual needs.

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies but if you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your browser security to refuse cookies or to warn you when they are being used.

The legislation relating to the use of cookies changed from 26 May 2012.

Please be aware that when you visit our website, if your browser is using the standard settings and it is accepting cookies, you are effectively giving consent for cookies from our website to be stored on your computer.

If you do not wish for this to happen, you can disable them in the settings of your browser. For detailed instructions please visit

Cookies used on our website

We use Google Analytics to collect information about site usage and performance.

Google Analytics cookies are to record users’ activity and experience on our site. This helps us improve the website. The data recorded by these cookies is only associated with the Etches Collection site, and cannot be accessed by other Google clients.
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Our content management system creates a session cookie to assist with your navigation of our website, the cookie stores no personal information.

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