Thank you for your interest in contributing metadata to the Getty Research Portal™. Please review the following terms and conditions governing contributed metadata. If you agree to them, please check the box at the bottom of the page and click "submit." You will then be taken to an online contribution form.

Agreement for Metadata Contributed to the Getty Research Portal


This Agreement (the "Agreement") is made and entered into as of the date of its online submission, by and between The J. Paul Getty Trust, a California charitable trust, with its principal place of business at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California, 90049 (“Receiving Institution”), and the Contributing Institution.

A program of the Receiving Institution, the Getty Research Institute, has developed a repository of metadata for the purpose of facilitating free public access to digitized art history texts and related research resources: the Getty Research Portal (the "Portal"). This metadata repository is a compilation of data from various contributors and various sources and will be supplemented and updated based upon contributions from institutions and other sources. Access to the data repository is offered to the public free-of-charge via the Internet.

The Contributing Institution is developing or has metadata compatible with the scope of the Getty Research Portal, and the Contributing Institution wishes to contribute this data to the Getty Research Portal.

NOW THEREFORE, based on the above premises, the parties agree as follows:

1. CONTRIBUTIONS
A. The Contributing Institution agrees to supply data in the format indicated in the Guidelines for Contributions or another format agreed upon by the Receiving Institution.

B. The Contributing Institution warrants that its contributions are within the current content scope of the Portal, including a warrant that the texts are in the public domain or are made available under terms of use intended to promote research and scholarship. It is the responsibility of the contributing institution to make its terms of use visible to the user.

C. The Receiving Institution agrees to incorporate appropriate contributed data into the merged format of the Portal, and to cite the Contributing Institution as the source for the metadata contributed by the Contributing Institution. All Contributing Institutions will be acknowledged on the Portal website.

D. The Contributing Institution agrees that its contributed data will become a permanent part of the Portal and grants a perpetual, royalty-free license to use the data for the purposes stated herein. The Contributing Institution acknowledges and agrees that Portal metadata is offered to users under the Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

E. The Receiving Institution maintains the right to final editorial control over the Portal and reserves the right to refuse data contributions that do not follow the Guidelines for Contributions, or are outside the scope, or are otherwise inappropriate contributions to the Portal.

F. The Contributing Institution warrants that the contributed data does not infringe any proprietary rights or any statutory copyright, and that contributed material is not offensive or defamatory.
2. CONTENT
A. The Receiving Institution agrees to make available the metadata repository free-of-charge on the website of the J. Paul Getty Trust and other locations as appropriate. Linking to it from external websites is strongly encouraged.

B. Both parties acknowledge that the terms of use for the digitized texts are determined by the Contributing Institution and/or their service provider.

C. The Receiving Institution may make back-up copies of the Portal and undertake other actions to ensure preservation and sustainability of the Portal.

D. The Receiving Institution is under no obligation to maintain the Portal and has the right to cease operation at any time. Should the Receiving Institution cease to operate the Portal, it will attempt to provide the Contributing Institutions with advance notice and make a good faith effort to transfer it to another institution.
The Contributing Institution indemnifies and holds harmless the Receiving Institution and other Contributing Institutions against any and all allegations, claims, and causes of action (whether threatened or pending), costs, fees, and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees), losses, damages, judgments, and liabilities arising from or relating to contributions made by the Contributing Institution and incorporated into and made accessible without restrictions via the Portal.

I AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.