Permitted & prohibited uses

Permitted uses

The ARTstor Digital Library is licensed to non-profit institutions. Individuals using the ARTstor Digital Library at those institutions are subject to Terms & Conditions of Use of the ARTstor Digital Library. This summary is intended to help you understand quickly key provisions in the Terms & Conditions of Use.

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Noncommercial educational and scholarly uses

You may only access and use the ARTstor Digital Library and any content in the Library, for educational and scholarly uses that are noncommercial in nature. Commercial uses are strictly prohibited.

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K-12 community users

If you are under the age of 13 and you are asked for your email address to register on the ARTstor website, you must first get approval from your teacher or school librarian. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, your teacher or librarian will provide you with an email address to register on the ARTstor website that does not contain your first and last name or any other personal information. If ARTstor learns that you have provided an email address containing personal information, we may immediately disable your registered account.

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Restricted access

The ARTstor Digital Library is a licensed resource that is only made available to individuals at nonprofit institutions and individual scholars.

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Content in electronic format must be on access restricted sites — no posting to unrestricted websites on the World Wide Web

You may not post images from ARTstor on unrestricted websites. If you make content from ARTstor available electronically, it must be on an access-restricted site, so that only persons authorized to access the Library may access that content.

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Printing

If you print images or other content from the ARTstor Digital Library, you must use the designated print function provided in the Library. A label indicating that the content may only be used for noncommercial uses will automatically appear alongside the images on such print copies. You may only distribute such print copies to those persons authorized to access the Library.

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Exporting/downloading

If you export or download images or other content from the ARTstor Digital Library, you must use one of the designated export functions provided in the Library. You may only export or download content to a password-protected, access-restricted site.

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Offline Image Viewer

You may only download the Offline Image Viewer software for noncommercial uses.

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Examples of permitted uses

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Examples of prohibited uses

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