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Terms & Conditions


These terms and conditions will apply to your access and use of our website,, which is accessible free of charge. Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site. By using our website, you accept that you will be bound to the terms and conditions of use in full. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you must not access, use and/or contribute to our website. If you have any questions about these terms and conditions, you can contact us using the details set out below.

About us is a site operated by Modern Art Oxford/Museum of Modern Art Oxford Limited. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 868757 and charity number 313035, and have our registered office at 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 1BP.

Contact Modern Art Oxford about these Terms and Conditions

Digital and Communications Team
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street

Changes to these Terms and Conditions

Modern Art Oxford may change these terms from time to time so we recommend that you check them regularly. We will always state at the bottom of these terms the date on which they were last updated and/or amended. Your continued use of will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website.

License to use

You agree to use only for lawful purposes and in a considerate and responsible way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of

Prohibited behaviour includes:

  • Using the website for any purpose that is against the law, harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person.
  • Transmitting defamatory, libellous, racist, obscene, pornographic, indecent or offensive or menacing content which could cause anxiety to anyone else.
  • Using the website in any way that may cause interruption or damage to the online services or renders them impaired or less efficient.
  • Using the website in any way that could cause damage or disruption to another user’s computer.
  • Using the website to transmit or upload computer viruses or other harmful files or programmes.
  • Collecting data about other users.
  • Transmitting or sending unsolicited commercial communications such as junk mail or spam.

Until you are 18 years old, by using our online services, you certify that a parent and/or legal guardian has consented to your use and agree to these terms on your behalf.

Intellectual Property

All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in Modern Art Oxford or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. In certain prescribed circumstances, you may adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any content for your own personal, non-commercial use, with the prior written permission of Modern Art Oxford, which will be indicated against the relevant content.

The names, images and logos identifying Modern Art Oxford or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of Modern Art Oxford and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of Modern Art Oxford or any other third party.

Contribution to the Modern Art Oxford site/User Generated Content

By sharing and uploading any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio-visual material) with Modern Art Oxford you agree to grant to Modern Art Oxford, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for Modern Art Oxford services in any existing or future media worldwide and in perpetuity. You waive any moral rights in your contribution in order to permit Modern Art Oxford to edit your material as appropriate. You also grant to Modern Art Oxford the right to sub-license these rights to third parties. We won’t use your content for commercial purposes but we may use your content to promote our platform. If your content contains third party material e.g. images, video, music etc. you must have obtained the necessary third party permissions to use the material.

Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it, including licensing that material to other websites.

In order that Modern Art Oxford can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any UK laws, that you have the right to give Modern Art Oxford permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent/guardian if they are under 18. For the avoidance of doubt, the content must not infringe any third party’s legal rights.

If you do not want to grant Modern Art Oxford the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with

Modern Art Oxford monitors any material submitted to our website, regardless of any public/private settings attributed by you and we reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to our website without prior notice or any liability to you

MAO Studio

In order to participate in and contribute to MAO Studio you may be required to register with and to choose a password and username for login and then a display name. Please be aware that your MAO Studio profile will be made public. You are responsible for keeping your password and other account details secure and secret. Please notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your account. Any personal information supplied to as part of this registration process and/or any other interaction with us will be collected, stored and used in accordance with the Modern Art Oxford Privacy, Security and Cookie Notice.

You agree to use MAO Studio in accordance with the following MAO Studio Rules. Modern Art Oxford reserves the right to delete accounts that are in breach of these rules. If you no longer want to have an account with MAO Studio then contact us at requesting deletion of your account and we will do this for you.

About your posts:

  • Contributions must be civil and tasteful.
  • No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: your contributions must be constructive and polite, not with the intention of causing trouble.
  • No unlawful or objectionable content: the posting of unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable.
  • Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part.
  • No commercial advertising, marketing or promoting is permitted.
  • No impersonation of other users is permitted.
  • No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc.) user names.
  • No URLs (web site addresses) can be posted.
  • Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.

Your MAO Studio account

If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.

All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.

Modern Art Oxford reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple Modern Art Oxford accounts, or if a non UK based user pretends to be a UK user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.

Online safety

We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: full name, telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any MAO Studio post.

Lawful use

You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature on the MAO Studio. This includes text, graphics, video, programmes or audio-visual material.

Contributing material to MAO Studio with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

You agree to only submit to or share MAO Studio posts which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of Modern Art Oxford or third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

Under 18s

Parents and legal guardians who allow their children to participate in MAO Studio must supervise their children’s online activity. We remind parents and legal guardians that it is their responsibility to determine whether or not particular areas of the website are suitable for children. Children under 18 must have parent or legal guardian permission before taking part in the MAO Studio. We remind children to never reveal any personal information about yourself or any one else, including photographs of yourself, the name and address of your school, your telephone number, your full name, home address, postal address or email address on MAO Studio.

Please read our Safeguarding Policy for more information

If you breach these community rules Modern Art Oxford reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to our online services or any aspect of them if you fail to comply with the rules or we have reasonable grounds to believe you are likely to breach them.

If you submit or share any offensive or inappropriate on MAO Studio or anywhere else on or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on, and Modern Art Oxford considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, Modern Art Oxford may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s).

Modern Art Oxford reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any Modern Art Oxford account, at any time, for any reason.

Complaints and Take Down Policy

You can contact us to make a complaint about any aspect of our online services or if you think your or a third party’s copyright has been infringed by our online service. To do this, please submit full details via email to

Privacy, Security and Cookie Notice

Modern Art Oxford complies with all applicable UK and EU data protection legislation in force in respect of any personal information you submit to us. The personal details you submit to us will only be used for the specified purposes indicated to you and will not be passed onto unauthorised third parties without your explicit consent. You can contact us to amend or remove any information you submit to us, or ask us to remove all of your personal information. Our Privacy, Security and Cookie Notice provides further information on your legal rights and how to exercise these.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact the Data Protection Officer by emailing:

Third Party Websites

Our website may contain links to other third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Modern Art Oxford. These links are provided for your convenience of access. If you use those links you will leave Modern Art Oxford’s online services and you visit any linked site at your own risk. Modern Art Oxford is not responsible for any content, products or services available on any other websites.

Disclaimers and Limitation Liability

Comments and content posted on MAO Studio by users display views expressed are by the user and, unless specifically stated, are not those of Modern Art Oxford. Modern Art Oxford is not responsible for any content posted by members of the public on or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through Any links to third party websites from do not amount to any endorsement of that site by Modern Art Oxford and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

Modern Art Oxford content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to Modern Art Oxford, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided ‘as is’ and on an ‘as available’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, Modern Art Oxford excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. Modern Art Oxford does not guarantee the completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by Modern Art Oxford is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Modern Art Oxford for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

Nothing in these terms limits or excludes Modern Art Oxford’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, Modern Art Oxford shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of regardless of the form of action.

Modern Art Oxford does not warrant that functions available on will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.


If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

The failure or delay of Modern Art Oxford to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive Modern Art Oxford’s right to enforce that right.

These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and you agree with Modern Art Oxford to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Contact Modern Art Oxford about these Terms and Conditions

Digital and Communications Team
Modern Art Oxford
30 Pembroke Street

These terms and conditions were last updated in October 2023.