Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Getty Vocabularies. Please review the following terms and conditions governing contributions of data. If your institution agrees to them, please check the box at the bottom of the page and click Submit. You will then be taken to an online submission form.

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Data Contribution and License Agreement

This data contribution and license 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 ("Getty"), and you ("Contributing Institution").

WHEREAS, the Getty Research Institute, a program of the Getty, has developed and makes freely available to the public a set of computer reference databases that includes the Union List of Artist Names®; the Art & Architecture Thesaurus®; the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Name®; the Cultural Objects Name Authority®; and the Getty Iconography Authority™ ("Vocabularies"), which are compilations of data from various sources, supplemented and updated based on new contributions of data; and

WHEREAS, the Contributing Institution is developing or has developed data within the scope of the Vocabularies ("CI Data"), and the Contributing Institution wishes to contribute such CI Data to the Vocabularies.

NOW THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:

1. The Contributing Institution agrees to supply CI Data in the format indicated in the Getty Vocabularies XML Schemas for Contributions, or other such format as agreed upon with the Getty.

2. To the extent copyright exists in CI Data, the Contributing Institution grants to the Getty a perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable license to reproduce, make derivative works from, distribute, publish, display, and/or perform CI Data for the purposes stated herein. The Getty shall hold the copyright in the Vocabularies as compilations.

3. The Contributing Institution acknowledges and agrees that Vocabularies are offered to users under open license terms. The Getty currently uses the Open Data Commons Attribution License v1.0 but reserves the right to change the license at any time.

4. The Getty agrees to incorporate appropriate CI Data into the merged format of the Vocabularies and to cite the Contributing Institution as the source for incorporated names or contributed terms.

5. The Getty maintains final editorial control over the Vocabularies and reserves the right to refuse CI Data if the Getty, in its sole discretion, determines that such CI Data does not follow the guidelines and format indicated in the Vocabularies Editorial Guidelines or is outside the scope of, or otherwise inappropriate for, the Vocabularies.

6. The Getty is under no obligation to maintain the Vocabularies and may discontinue them at any time.

7. The Contributing Institution warrants (i) that the CI Data is within the scope of the Vocabularies, and (ii) that the CI Data does not infringe any personal or proprietary rights or any statutory copyright and is not offensive or defamatory. The Contributing Institution will indemnify and hold harmless the Getty 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 a breach of the foregoing warranties.