Legal stuff

Whose views are these?

The National Museum of Australia is an Australian Government agency. This website, Inside, is for sharing reflections on the experience of people who as children were placed in institutions. Some of the content is created by Museum staff, but most of it is created by people who experienced institutional ‘care’, and others who have studied this experience or reflected on it in some way. Public contributions to Inside do not represent the views of the National Museum or any other government agency.

Who is responsible for the content?

The Museum does not accept any liability arising in connection with any material contributed to the website. We encourage contributors to communicate with respect for other people and for laws including those relating to defamation, copyright, privacy and confidentiality. See the note to contributors for more information.

Who owns the content?

For most of the material on this website, the Museum does not own the copyright. The Museum has negotiated with the creators to publish their content on this website and may also use it in the exhibition and material associated with it, such as a catalogue or brochure.

What about privacy?

We respect your right to privacy – see our privacy statement for details. If you are thinking about contributing to the site, the note to contributors is also worth reading. If you have any concerns about material on this website that relates to you, please contact us.

Is it okay to reuse or alter the content?

We encourage you to share this site with others, and to publish a link to it. If you want to copy or reuse any of the content created by guest authors, you must ask for permission to do so. In that case, please contact us with a clear and detailed request and we will pass it on to the creator. See our corporate website for more details on copyright.

Will the site always be here?

The Museum will try to ensure continuous availability to Inside, and endeavour to fix any technological problems that arise as soon as possible. It will certainly be archived – preserved in perpetuity – by Australia’s web archive, Pandora, as part of its collection of material related to the National Apology.