Privacy and terms

Terms of use including privacy and disclaimer.


Wellcome is committed to safeguarding your personal information in accordance with data protection law.

The Wellcome Privacy Statement [PDF 378KB] explains how, and on what legal basis, we collect, store, and use personal information about you as:

  • a visitor to Wellcome Collection, our offices and our websites
  • an applicant for a job at Wellcome
  • a participant in any of our events
  • a lender or donor to, or recipient of loan items from, Wellcome Collection
  • or when you otherwise choose to interact with us.

It also explains how we use personal information in Wellcome Collection for the purpose of archiving in the public interest.

Information on how we collect, store and use personal information in connection with grant-making is set out in our Wellcome Grants Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.

If you would like to make a request to access, change or otherwise query how we use your personal data, you can email us at, or complete this form.


The Wellcome website is operated by The Wellcome Trust Limited (as trustee of the Wellcome Trust) (Wellcome). Content on the Wellcome website is provided for general and research purposes only. Wellcome accepts no responsibility for losses arising from reliance on information contained on the Wellcome website, or other sites that we may link to from time to time. In particular, Wellcome accepts no responsibility for losses arising from re-use of content on the Wellcome website without conducting your own due diligence.

Unless otherwise stated, content on the Wellcome website is © The Wellcome Trust and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) licence.

This means you can share the content on the Wellcome website by copying and distributing it, but you must comply with the terms of the CC-BY-4.0 licence, which includes acknowledging Wellcome as the copyright owner and providing a link to the source page on the Wellcome website. Please see for more information.

The Wellcome Collection website is operated by Wellcome. Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that is committed to the long-term preservation of and access to its collections online and on-premises, to ensure they can be used by researchers and the wider public for generations to come.

The copyright status of content made available on the Wellcome Collection website will vary. We publish a range of material which is still in copyright and in certain circumstances, take a risk-managed approach towards the publication of material in which the copyright position is less clear. Please refer to copyright information provided on the relevant pages on the Wellcome Collection website for further information.

If you use and/or share content from our collections, you must do so in compliance with the law. In order to comply with UK Data Protection Law, in some cases, we may redact the names and/or ages of individuals that feature in our collections for sensitivity purposes. In other circumstances, alternative actions may be required. Please see our Access Policy and Access to personal and sensitive information within our collections for further information.

Despite the measures we take,  there may be objections to the presence of specific information or the material being made available online. Please see our ‘Copyright clearance and takedown guidelines for digitised content’ for further information about our copyright clearance process, the circumstances under which we would consider removing material from our website, and how to contact us regarding the removal of material.