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Membership Terms and Conditions

Thank you for joining the British Art Network (“BAN”). This webpage sets out the terms and conditions of your membership. You should read it carefully as it sets out your rights and obligations as a member of the network (“Membership”).

These terms and conditions of membership should also be read in conjunction with the Tate and Paul Mellon Centre privacy policies.

Please note that acceptance of your membership application by BAN creates a valid and legally binding agreement between you and BAN, which is governed by these terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] and [email protected]


(A) BAN promotes curatorial research, practice, and theory in the field of British art. It provides a place for sharing expertise, helps forge connections, and creates time and space for critical exchange and debate. There is a collective commitment to expanding definitions of British art, acknowledging complex historical truths and their present-day resonances, and communicating the continuing public value of British art collections and curatorial expertise around the UK.

1. Definitions

1.1 In these terms and conditions, the following words have the following meanings:

  1. Member means you and/or any other member of the network (depending on the context in which it is used). Please note that these terms and conditions apply to all members.
  2. Membership Period means the date from which BAN accepts your Membership application.
  3. BAN is the British Art Network.
  4. The Paul Mellon Centre is an educational charity and research institute.
  5. Tate is an exempt charity and incorporated under the Museums & Galleries Act 1992

2. Your details

2.1 During your time as a Member we will collect information about you to personalise your experience of Membership. We collect information about you in a variety of ways including, but not limited to:

2.1.1 when you join as a Member;

2.1.2 each time you apply for a bursary;

2.1.3 when you make bookings for events;

2.1.5 when you create an online membership profile; and

2.1.6 when you respond to BAN’s emails.

2.2 All information that you provide to BAN will be processed and held in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all other applicable UK and EU law.

2.3 You agree that personal details provided to BAN may be used for administrative purposes to fulfil your membership rights and provide membership services to you. In some cases we work with third parties and external suppliers to provide evaluation and event-related services. Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre have assured the data safeguarding measures of all organisations with which your personal data is shared.

2.4 As part of your membership, BAN may also send you information about any organisation within the network where we feel these would be of interest to you. We may contact you by email.

2.5 You are responsible for informing us of changes to your personal details. Please do not share your individual passwords for access to our on-line services with anyone else.

2.6 BAN only collects or processes sensitive personal data, such as information about race, etc. etc. for statistical purposes. Such data is always anonymised immediately post collection.

2.7 Subject to clause 2.3 BAN will never sell, rent or exchange your details with any other organisation outside of BAN.

2.8 You may opt-out of communications from BAN at any time, although forms part of your Membership benefits. You can unsubscribe from BAN emails via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of all emails sent to you by BAN.

2.9 In case you no longer wish to be a member and would like your data to be removed from all databases, please e-mail [email protected]. We also recommend reading our guidelines on how to execute your Data Subject Rights. The link to the BAN member’s data guidelines is here. See Tate’s full privacy policy here and Paul Mellon Centre’s here.

3. Your Membership entitlements

  • As a Member of BAN you are entitled to access certain events and make applications for opportunities organised by or connected with BAN, as advertised on the BAN website and via email communications.

4. Publications and other materials

4.1 Unless stated otherwise, copyright and all other rights in all publications and materials supplied to you by BAN are owned by BAN. Members may not reproduce, transmit, distribute, sell or commercially exploit these materials without the prior written consent of BAN or to the extent expressly permitted by law.

5. Liability

5.1 BAN excludes all liability to members or to any other third party for any loss of profit, or any special, incidental or consequential damages (however arising, including negligence) arising out of, or in connection with services, benefits and/or products supplied by BAN or any member of the BAN network.

5.2 Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes liability for death or personal injury caused by BAN’s negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

6. Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”)

6.1 BAN is a ‘Public Authority’ for the purposes of FOIA. Subject to certain exemptions, BAN may be required to release information to a third party upon request which may relate to the network.

6.2 BAN shall not be liable for any loss or damage that any member may suffer as a result of BAN’s disclosure of information under FOIA.

6.3 The obligations contained in this clause 6 shall remain in force notwithstanding the termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever.