POLICY – Copyright Notice

WAHG is committed to respecting copyright and other intellectual property rights. Every effort is made to respect the copyright of the artists, museums, galleries and other public collections whose works we display in WAHG digital or paper presentations.

Images and data are used by WAHG for non-commercial research and private study purposes only, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.


WAHG’s approach to copyright

WAHG makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that images used by the group are free of copyright restrictions. Any queries should be addressed to info@wahg.org.uk.

Takedown policy

WAHG undertakes to remove images if requested to do so by copyright holders.

Anyone holding rights to an image on the WAHG website or in any WAHG inhouse documents who does not agree with its reproduction, can request the image’s removal by writing to info@wahg.org.uk and providing the following information:

  • Name, email address and phone number of the rights holder
  • The website address where the image was found
  • The nature of the complaint
  • A statement that the person registering the complaint is the copyright holder or is authorised to act on behalf of the rights holder.

WAHG will endeavour to respond to the rights holder’s initial message and to remove the item in question within a reasonable amount of time.


  • Where possible, materials free of copyright are used in printed handouts and on the group’s website.
  • WAHG members are informed that they may use the content of the WAHG website and handouts for private study only.
  • WAHG members are informed that they should not reproduce handouts or materials from the website except for private study purposes only.
  • WAHG materials are not sold on to any third parties and are provided for the educational use of WAHG members only.
  • Images and texts used in digital and printed presentations created by WAHG are taken from copyright free sources eg Wikimedia Commons or have been provided with permission to use.


General statement

While WAHG make every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information and copyright of materials used in either digital or paper presentations, any and all liability which might arise from another’s use of and reliance on the content displayed in the WAGH presentations is excluded.

Related Document

UK Copyright Service, Factsheet No. P-01 (UK Copyright Law), issued April 2000.  Last amended 27th September 2017