Terms and Conditions
Access to and use of The Cleveland Museum of Arts website image and text files and data on this Web site are subject to the following terms and conditions:
The Cleveland Museum of Art has created and maintains the museum’s Web site in order to provide artistic and scholarly information and resources to the public via the Internet. By using the site and its content you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms, which the Cleveland Museum of Art may change at any time.
The Cleveland Museum of Art Web Site is Proprietary to the Museum
All of the text, images, marks, logo marks, and other content of museum’s Web site ("Site Content") are proprietary to the Cleveland Museum of Art or used consistent with the owner's permission or applicable law or regulation. The Cleveland Museum of Art 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 Web site 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) Downloading Site Content for commercial use is prohibited;
(4) Downloading Site Content for personal Web sites is subject to review and approval by the Cleveland Museum of Art 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, and requests for personal Web site use should be directed to;
(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 Cleveland Museum of Art;
(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 Cleveland Museum of Art. 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.
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 Cleveland Museum of Art.
To request permission to use or reproduce images of objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collections, please rights [at] clevelandart [dot] org (subject: Requesting%20premission%20to%20reproduce%20image) (Contact Rights & Reproductions).
The Cleveland Museum of Art does not distribute or permit reproduction of Web site text, video, or non-collection images except as expressly permitted above.
Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
The Cleveland Museum of Art 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 Cleveland Museum of Art expressly disclaims any and all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is committed to protecting the copyrights and other intellectual property rights of creative artists and others. The Cleveland Museum of Art has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all reproductions on this website are produced according to applicable laws. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the materials on this site may subsist in individuals and entities other than The Cleveland Museum of Art. You hereby acknowledge and agree that, subject to valid third-party rights, The Cleveland Museum of Art retains all intellectual property rights, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, and other proprietary rights, in and to the texts, images, marks, data, and all other content contained in this website (collectively “Materials”). The Cleveland Museum of Art expressly prohibits the reproduction, distribution, transmission, sale, transfer, creation of derivative works, modification, public display, public performance, publication or any commercial exploitation of any Materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws, and as described below.
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With the exception of fair use as described below, unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and exploitation of the Materials is not permitted. Anyone wishing to use any of the Materials for any purpose other than fair use as set forth below must request and receive prior written permission from The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art reviews all written requests and permission may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of The Cleveland Museum of Art. A usage fee may be involved depending on the type and nature of the proposed use. Photographic and digital images of The Cleveland Museum of Art’s objects may be available through The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Intellectual Property Manager, whose contact information is listed below; however, permissions must be secured from any third-party rights holders.
In accordance with the applicable copyright laws, any materials authored by The Cleveland Museum of Art may be used for limited personal, educational, and non-commercial purposes without permission, provided that the source of the materials is cited. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print any materials authored by The Cleveland Museum of Art from this Web site for such uses may do so without The Cleveland Museum of Art’s express permission. Users must cite the material as they would material from any printed work; the citation should include the URL "www.clevelandart.org" in addition to all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. Note, however, that certain works of art, as well as photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by The Cleveland Museum of Art. The responsibility for ascertaining whether any such rights exist and for obtaining all other necessary permissions remains solely with the user and The Cleveland Museum of Art will have no responsibility in connection with securing such necessary rights for any materials on the website. Any use of the Materials that does not qualify as fair use is subject to The Cleveland Museum of Art’s prior written approval, and the user must request and receive such approval prior to any use.