The HMS Beagle Project respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. We operate in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

The website and its content are provided on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. To the extent permitted by law, the HMS Beagle Project 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.

While we try to ensure that all content is correct at the time of publication, no responsibility is accepted by the HMS Beagle Project for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.

The content of the website is subject to change without notice. If you cite the website as a reference, we recommend that you include the URL and the date you accessed it.

Every effort has been made to contact the copyright holders of materials included on this website. If you consider materials to be your copyright and have not been contacted by the HMS Beagle Project, please contact

On occasion, the HMS Beagle Project will link to external websites for further information or comment. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of external websites, even when we link to them.

The HMS Beagle Project does not warrant that will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that the website or the servers that make 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) on your personal computer to satisfy your particular requirements.

Limitation of liability
The HMS Beagle Project shall not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether in contract, Tort (including negligence) or otherwise, arising from the content or the website. The HMS Beagle Project, for the purposes of this notice, shall include its employees, partners and representatives and any third-party providers or source of information or data.

The HMS Beagle Project has entered into a partnership with Campaign Monitor to provide an email newsletter service. In order to sign up to this service, an individual has to submit their email address.

This personal data is collected by Campaign Monitor on behalf of the HMS Beagle Project. They say they will “never give, rent or sell access to your data to anyone else, nor will we make use of it ourselves for any purpose other than to provide you this email service.”

Online donations
We have enabled online donations to be made to the HMS Beagle Project through PayPal and JustGiving. JustGiving operate a strict privacy policy and will never pass your personal details on to anyone without your express consent. Find out more on the JustGiving website. Find out more about PayPal’s privacy policy.