Terms of Use Heritage Helpers

Welcome to Heritage Helpers

Heritagehelpers.co.uk is a website which aims to help heritage institutions, such as archives and museums to become better accessible with the help of the commitment of the participants of the community HeritageHelpers.co.uk.

On the site, work can be done simultaneously on multiple projects. The projects are created and managed by heritage institutions. A heritage institution is the owner of the project and responsible for the overall implementation of the project. Picturae BV is the owner of heritagehelpers.co.uk and responsible for the technical facilities and the management of data from the community.

By signing up as a participant you agree to the following terms of use:

Participants of HeritageHelpers.co.uk are expected to read and abide by these terms of use. HeritageHelpers.co.uk reserves the right to change the terms of use without prior consultation with the members. When the terms of use are changed, this will be announced in the News section on HeritageHelpers.co.uk. If you cannot agree to a change, you will be asked to terminate your membership.

Picturae BV has the right to remove the account of participants if it is suspected that they fail to abide by these terms of use. Postings may be deleted from the HeritageHelpers.co.uk forum. A participant that is removed shall lose the right to use or claim any accumulated credit points.

Conditions to become a member of HeritageHelpers.co.uk:

HeritageHelpers.co.uk members must be 18 years old or older. If someone under the age of 18 wishes to join HeritageHelpers.co.uk he or she may submit a request at info@HeritageHelpers.co.uk  providing they have the permission of a parent or a guardian. Picturae BV reserves the right to remove members that are younger than 18 years who have not submitted a request for membership.

Upon registration, please fill in the required information completely and truthfully, regarding: first name, last name, display name, date of birth and email address. The display name is the name under which you will be known as a member on HeritageHelpers.co.uk . The choice of a display name is unrestricted, with the exception that no name or data may be chosen that could suggest the assumption of someone else's identity.

Of all the required fields, only the display name will be visible to every visitor on HeritageHelpers.co.uk in the members list. The optional fields will be displayed on your profile page. If you do not want to share this information with other visitors of Many Hands, you can leave them empty. Your data will be used only to the extent of your participation in HeritageHelpers.co.uk and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Rules of Conduct

HeritageHelpers.co.uk may not be used in such a way as to act in violation of law or in conflict with a proper demonstration of mutual respect within society. 

A non-exhaustive list of examples of behavior that it is not permissible:

    • frustrating the proper functioning of HeritageHelpers.co.uk by creating awareness and/or dissipating erroneous data
    • attempting to gain credit points in an unfair way
    • making racist, sexist or discriminatory statements
    • using disturbing language or showing disrespectful behaviour
    • annoying, harassing or defaming other users of HeritageHelpers.co.uk
    • collecting, copying, modifying or distributing personal data about other users of HeritageHelpers.co.uk without their consent
    • linking HeritageHelpers.co.uk to other sites, for example pornographic sites
    • using HeritageHelpers.co.uk for commercial expression
    • reproducing, copying or modifying the software of HeritageHelpers.co.uk
    • reproducing, copying or modifying the content of the projects on HeritageHelpers.co.uk
    • reproducing, copying or modifying pictures shown on HeritageHelpers.co.uk
    • spreading viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive character
    • adopting an identity different to their own identity

Intellectual property

Members are solely responsible for third party claims arising from third-party rights to texts or images they publish on HeritageHelpers.co.uk.

Members give Picturae BV and project owners the right to use all the information they put on HeritageHelpers.co.uk, within the objectives of HeritageHelpers.co.uk and the project owners. For each project, project-specific objectives may be formulated, in which case, they will be announced on the project page of HeritageHelpers.co.uk


Picturae BV and project owners are not liable for any damage suffered by members as a result of using the website or the possibility of using the website, nor for any damage to hardware or software resulting from use of the website.

Picturae BV does not guarantee the availability of HeritageHelpers.co.uk. In case of faults Picturae BV will achieve recovery as soon as possible. If it is decided that HeritageHelpers.co.uk is to be terminated, this will be announced at least 4 weeks prior to termination. Credits that are not redeemed within this period, will become void.


Use of this site is governed by Dutch law.