Terms of Use / Copyright

The J. Paul Getty Trust, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and Getty Publications (collectively, "the Getty"), has created and maintains the Getty websites in order to provide artistic and scholarly information and resources to the public via the Internet. By using the sites and their content you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms, which the Getty may change at any time.

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The Getty Websites Are Proprietary to the Getty
Other than the open content images identified on the website for unrestricted downloading (described below), all of the text, images, marks, logomarks, and other content of the Getty websites ("Site Content") are proprietary to the Getty or used consistent with the owner's permission or applicable law or regulation. The Getty authorizes you to view, download, and print the Site Content subject to the following conditions:

(1) You must adhere to any and all additional terms or restrictions provided within individual sections of the websites relating to particular Site Content;

(2) Unless otherwise restricted, you may only do so for your own personal and noncommercial use, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws;

(3) Using Site Content for commercial purposes is prohibited;

(4) Using Site Content for personal websites is subject to review and approval by the Getty provided your site takes no advertising and has no commercial sponsors, does not charge a fee for services, and does not offer any product or service for sale including your own works. Requests for personal website use should be directed to Communications@getty.edu;

(5) You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices, including, without limitation, attribution information, credits, and copyright notices that have been placed in or near the Site Content by the Getty;

(6) You may not modify the Site Content; and

(7) Any displays or printouts of the Site Content must be marked "© [insert year of display or printout] The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved."

All parties downloading, printing, or using the Site Content in any manner represent and warrant that their use will be consistent with this license and that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract with or legal duty to any other parties.

Getty Publications Virtual Library
Getty Publications Virtual Library provides digital copies of select Getty publications, including many titles that are now out of print. All publications appear as they were originally published, with no changes made to the content or design.

Publications in the Virtual Library are available to individuals for private study, scholarship, and research purposes only; reproduction and distribution, even for non-commercial use, is prohibited. Downloading material for any commercial use is prohibited. The Getty owns the copyright for the books; individual images and texts within these publications may also be separately protected by the copyright of their respective creators or other third parties and may require further permissions for use outside the scope of the publications in which they are contained.

The Getty makes no warranties or indemnification relating to your use of the digital publications in the Virtual Library. All parties downloading, printing, or using the content from the Virtual Library represent and warrant that their use will be consistent with applicable laws including, without limitation, copyright, privacy, and publicity laws, and that they will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party. All rights not granted by the Getty are specifically reserved. The Getty reserves the right to withdraw any title from the Virtual Library and to discontinue this program in its entirety.

For permission to use materials in the Virtual Library in ways not covered here, please email pubsrights@getty.edu. For all other questions about Getty Publications and the Virtual Library, email us at pubsinfo@getty.edu.

Open Content Images
The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.

Some images may include people or objects for which a third party may claim rights such as trademark, copyright, privacy, or publicity rights. The Getty does not warrant that all of the images designated for downloading are free from rights claimed by third parties. As the user, it is your responsibility to ensure that there are no restrictions based on third party rights. The Getty assumes no liability for your use of these images if a third party makes an infringement claim.

Prior to download of the high-resolution image, the Getty will request that you provide minimal information such as a brief explanation about your planned use of the digital images that you download. This information is governed by our Privacy Policy.

For more information on discovering unrestricted, high-resolution digital images available for download, see our Open Content Program.

Permissions and Requests for Images and Other Site Content
Except as expressly permitted above, reproduction or redistribution of the Site Content or any portion of the Site Content is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of the Getty.

To request permission to use or reproduce images of objects from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collections, please Contact Museum Rights & Reproductions.

To request images and/or permission to publish or quote from the Getty Research Institute's collection, please Contact Library Rights & Reproductions.

To request permission to use or reproduce images of Getty Center or Getty Villa architecture and gardens, please contact the Communications Department at (310) 440-7360 or communications@getty.edu.

Professional journalists interested in obtaining any portion of the Site Content for publication, please contact the Communications Department at (310) 440-7360 or communications@getty.edu.

The Getty does not distribute or permit reproduction of website text, video, or non-collection images except as expressly permitted above.

J. Paul Getty Museum Collection Online and Copyright
Records and images found in Museum Collection are published from the Museum's collection database. Updates and additions stemming from research and imaging activities are ongoing and published online regularly. Every effort has also been made to accurately determine the rights status of works and their images. The Museum respects the intellectual property rights held by artists, their estates, and other rights holders.

The Museum does not hold the copyright to many of the works in its collection. For copyrighted works with a known rights holder, a copyright notice is displayed under any available images and as part of the record for the artwork. Sometimes the rights holder for a work cannot be identified or located despite good-faith research conducted by the Museum. Such "orphan works" are labeled as "Status undetermined" under any available images and as part of the record for the artwork. For some artworks, copyright research is still incomplete. These works are labeled as "Status unknown, research required." Please contact Museum Rights and Reproductions if you have further information on the rights status of a work contrary or in addition to the information in our records.

Images may be unavailable for a work of art due to contractual reasons, copyright and privacy/publicity restrictions, or because a work has not yet been photographed. For records with images, a combination of copyright status and available image quality determines the final image display size on the collection website. In accordance with the fair use policy issued by the Association of Art Museum Directors in 2011, the Museum publishes, at thumbnail size, images of copyrighted works for which it does not have a license to reproduce. All available images include embedded metadata, accessible under file properties or file information.

Images with "No Known Copyright Restrictions" in The Commons on Flickr
The Getty Research Institute is a member of The Commons on Flickr. The mark of "no known copyright restrictions" on images in Flickr indicates that the Getty is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed or because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply.

The images we have shared as part of The Commons are for personal research and enjoyment. The Getty does not warrant that the sharing of these images will not infringe upon the rights of third parties holding rights to these works. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items. If you have any knowledge about rights holders for any of these works, please contact the Getty Research Institute at grirights@getty.edu, or (310) 440-7390.

It is the policy of the Getty to charge licensing fees for commercial use of these images, which helps fund ongoing efforts to care for our collection. If you are interested in commercial use of the images in The Commons on Flickr, please contact the Getty Research Institute: Contact Library Rights & Reproductions.

The Getty websites sometimes provide blog/s for the exchange of ideas and information.

By posting comments to a Getty blog you agree to avoid abusive and offensive language and to refrain from posting any content that is commercial in nature, advocates for a political cause or legislation, or infringes upon any third party's rights, including privacy, copyright, trademark, or patent. We reserve the right to delete comments and links we find to be inappropriate or offensive or not related to the topic, including, without limitation, links to commercial and political websites. We will review comments prior to posting, but we will not correct spelling, grammar, or factual errors although we may comment on them. We hope you share your thoughts with us. Please note: We may discontinue our blogs at any time. We do not have the ability to remove comments upon your request. By submitting comments, you acknowledge that they will be posted on the World Wide Web. You agree we have the right to quote from your comments in all media now known and hereinafter devised.

By posting or distributing information or material through the blog/s, you expressly abandon any proprietary rights you may have in your comments, and such information or material may be freely copied and distributed by others without your permission. You are responsible for obtaining permission from any third party owner of proprietary material, such as a copyrighted story or a news article written by another person, before you post or distribute such material. The Getty requires you to obtain all necessary permissions before posting or distributing any content on the blog/s.

The Getty does not warrant that use of the materials displayed in the blog/s will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or licensed to the Getty. For example, some works may be under copyright by the artist or the artist's heirs holding rights to these works. Such works may not be used in any form; they may not be copied or downloaded without prior permission from the holder of the underlying copyright.

Phone Audio Tours
As part of the phone audio tours, the Getty may invite people to leave comments. Please know that your comments will be reviewed by Getty staff and may be reproduced by the Getty in all media now known or hereinafter devised. If you do not want your comment used, please state that clearly after the prompt.

Unrestricted Forum/s
The Getty websites sometimes provide unrestricted forum/s for the exchange of ideas and information by participants. The Getty does not edit or control the information or materials posted to or distributed through these Forums ("Talk Content"). The Getty is not in any way responsible or liable for Talk Content, and claims no proprietary rights of any kind arising from the posting or distribution of material through these Forums. All other terms of use applying to Blog/s apply equally to the Forum/s.

Links to Third Party Websites Are Not Endorsements
Some Getty websites contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Getty, and the Getty is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Getty provides these links as a convenience only, and a link does not imply endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the linked site by the Getty.

Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
The Getty makes no representation of any kind regarding the Site Content or any portion thereof. All Site Content is provided in "AS IS" condition, and the Getty expressly disclaims any and all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
The Getty complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. Section 512). If you have any complaints or objections to material posted on the Getty websites please contact our Designated Agent at the following address:

Stephen W. Clark
Vice President
General Counsel & Secretary
The J. Paul Getty Trust
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049-1681


Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
The Getty websites (excluding links to websites operated by others) are controlled and operated by the Getty from its offices in and around Los Angeles, California. Although the Getty has made no effort to publish the Getty sites elsewhere, they are accessible in all fifty U.S. states and in other countries due to their presence on the World Wide Web. As each of these states and countries have laws which may differ from those of California and from each other, and as you and the Getty both benefit from establishing a predictable legal environment in which to publish, access and use the Getty websites, by publishing, accessing, and/or using the Getty websites you agree that all matters arising from or relating to the use and operation of the Getty websites will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. You agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating to the operation or use of the Getty websites will be heard and resolved in the courts of Los Angeles, California. You consent to personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objection to proceeding in such courts. If you choose to access the Getty websites from locations other than Los Angeles, California, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of such other locations.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Getty harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees), judgments, liabilities, losses and damages arising from or relating to your use of or operation of the Getty websites.

Linking to Us
We thank you for your interest in linking to our site. The Getty grants users permission to link to particular pages or sections of its website (deep linking) by using the actual webpage address or some other word or phrase; the Getty logo may not be used for this purpose. Please be advised that the Getty does not guarantee that this will remain a persistent link over time.

Using the Getty Logo
The Getty's online logomark may be copied and displayed for the sole purpose of linking to the Getty's website from the websites operated by other non-profit educational and cultural organizations and institutions, including libraries and museums. Any other use requires specific written permission. Contact us at communications@getty.edu.

In order to obtain the Getty's logomark for these limited purposes, please carefully read these terms and conditions of use and then fill in the form below.

Terms and Conditions of Use: By displaying, copying or using the Getty's online logomark you are agreeing to the following:

(1) Your use of the Getty's online logomark is to facilitate a link from other not-for-profit educational and cultural institutions and organizations to the Getty's website.

(2) All displays and uses of the Getty logomark must include the ® mark contained in the logomark image file as provided by the Getty.

(3) You will make no alterations to the appearance of the logomark or the ® mark.

(4) All displays and uses of the Getty logomark online will link to the Getty website's home page. No change may be made to the technical existence of the logo. The file type may not be altered. You may not use the logomark in conjunction with script such as java or cgi that in any way alter, even momentarily as on mouse-over, its appearance. The logomark may not be manipulated in any fashion that might diminish the functionality of the watermark.

(5) You will provide the following information on the same page as the logomark: "The Getty logomark is a registered trademark of the J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved." This may appear as text on the page or preferably as the text in the ALT tag for the logo image as provided by the Getty.

(6) You will specify the URL where the logomark will be used as well as the start date and duration of its use.

(7) To the extent that goodwill arises from your use of the logomark, it will inure to the Getty.

(8) You will display or use the logomark in conformance with the permission granted by the Getty and only in connection with goods and services of the same high quality as is associated with the Getty.

(9) The Getty reserves the right to revoke this permission at any time and you agree to immediately remove the logomark from your website if requested.

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