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Terms of Use

This terms of use agreement (the "Agreement") governs your use of the collection of web pages and digital content (the "Collections") available through the European Archive (the “Archive”) . By using the European Archive website (the "Site") and the Collections you agree to be bound by the Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Archive’s Collections or its Site.

This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms for your use of the Site and the Collections, The Archive may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by The Archive on the Site. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the Site after any such modification is posted. The Archive will attempt to notify you of substantial modifications via the email address that you have registered with us, if any. This Agreement includes our policy for acceptable use and content posted on the Site, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Site and the Collections and The Archive’s Privacy Policy.


The Site is and the Collections are provided to you at no cost and are for personal use and for scholarship and research purposes only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours.


2.1 You represent and warrant that all registration information, if any, you submit is truthful and accurate and you agree to maintain the accuracy of such information. Your account is solely for your personal use, and you shall not authorize others to use your account. You are solely responsible for all Content published or displayed through your account. Please report any unauthorized use of your password promptly to .

2.2 The Archive reserves the right, in its sole discretion to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site and/or the Collections at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.


3.1 By posting any data, text, graphics, photo’s, audio-, visual- and/or audiovisual material (collectively, "Content") to the Site, you hereby grant to the Archive the non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to display and make such Content available to the public on the Site. This license will terminate at the time you remove such Content from the Site.

3.2 The Archive reserves the right, in its sole discretion to review, restrict, to reject, refuse to post or remove any Content by you, at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.


4.1 You represent and warrant that your use of the Site and Collections shall not violate any applicable law or regulation.

4.2 You further represent and warrant (a) not to violate any copyright, trademark, patent, or other (proprietary) rights of any person, (b) not to transmit or facilitate the transmission of unsolicited email ("spam"), (c) not to transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature, (d) not to harass, threaten, or otherwise annoy anyone, and (e) not to act in any way that might be harmful to minors, including, without limitation, transmitting or facilitating the transmission of child pornography, which is prohibited by law and may be reported to the authorities should it be discovered by the Archive.

4.3 You agree that we may contact you from time to time with surveys or other questions regarding your opinions about and uses of the Archive, as well as with information we believe may be of interest to you. We encourage you to respond to these surveys because we value your input, which will assist us in improving the Archive. In addition, we request that, according to standard academic practice, if you use the Archive's Collections for any research that results in an article, a book, or other publication, you list the Archive as a resource in your bibliography.

4.4 You acknowledge that you have read and understood the Archive’s Privacy Policy and agree that the Archive may collect, use, and distribute information pursuant to that policy.


5.1 The Archive does not endorse or sponsor any Content in the Collections, nor does it guarantee or warrant that the Content available in the Collections is accurate, complete, noninfringing, or legally accessible in your jurisdiction, In addition, the Collections are provided to you on an as-is and as-available basis.

5.2 You agree that your use of the Site and the Collections is at your sole risk. You understand and agree that the Archive makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, currency, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of the Site and the Collections, that the Site or the Collections will meet your requirements, that access to the Collections will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. We make no warranty of any kind, either express or implied.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the European Archive and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, officers, directors, and employees from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs, and/or actions (including attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Archive’s services, the Site, or the Collections.


Under no circumstances, shall the Archive or its parents, affiliates, officers, employees, or agents be responsible for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising from or in connection with the use of or the inability to use the Site or the Collections, or any Content contained on the Site or in the Collections, or resulting from unauthorized access to the Collections or your transmissions of data, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, use, data, or other intangibles, even if the Archive has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, The Archive’s liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regarded of the form of the action will at all times be limited to the amount, if any, paid by you to the Archive. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so some of the above may not apply to you.

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the Netherlands and that any suit arising from this Agreement will be brought to the Courts of Amsterdam

We welcome your input. Please contact us with any comments or questions at .

Privacy Policy

The European Archive (the "Archive") is committed to making its constantly growing collection of web pages and digital content (the "Collections") freely available to researchers, historians, scholars, and others ("Researchers") for purposes of benefit to the public. The Archive offers access to some of its Collections mainly by allowing Researchers to access its Unix machines. This open approach is somewhat like the situation in a public library, where staff and patrons might see who else was in the library and a bit of what they were working on. When Researchers using the Collections log on to the same Unix machine using different accounts, some sharing of information may take place. While the Archive endeavours to enforce its Terms of Use and maintain standard computer security, it is important for both those who visit the site ("Visitors") and Researchers (collectively, "Users") to be aware of the open nature of the Archive.


1. What information does the Archive collect?
2. How does the Archive use this information and for what purpose?
3. To whom does the Archive transfer your personal information?
4. What are cookies and how does the Archive use them?
5. How does the Archive protect your personal information?
6. Can this Privacy Statement be modified?
7. What rights do you have and how can you contact the Archive?

1. What Personal Information does the Archive collect?

The Archive collects personal information when you register with the Archive, when you use the Archive services, when you visit the Archive.

When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address. Once you register to the Archive and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

The Archive collects receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, the Archive cookie information, and the page you request.

The Archive may collect personally identifying information when a Researcher registers for access to the Collections, including the Researcher’s name, address, telephone number, and email address, and the Researcher’s proposal for using the Collections.

2. How does the Archive use this information and for what purpose?

The Archive uses information for the following general purposes: - fulfil your requests services,
- improve our services,
- contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal use.

3. To whom does the Archive transfer your personal information?

The Archive does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

- We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;

- We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

- Only in the event that the Archive should merge with another foundation we transfer information about you to this new foundation.

4. What are cookies and how does the Archive use them?

Cookies are pieces of information that the Archive will transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable the Archive’s systems to recognise your browser. Cookies also enable the Archive to gain information about the use of its Website and to enhance the Website accordingly to the preferences of the users.

The Help option on the toolbar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. the Archive’s cookies do not contain any identifying information. Please bear in mind that some personalised services may not be available if you choose to disable cookies.

5. How does the Archive protect your personal information?

While the Archive endeavours to enforce maintain standard computer security and to block "crackers" from breaking into its machines, the Archive is not responsible or liable for any such unauthorized uses of the Archive or its data.

6. Can this Privacy Statement be modified?

The Archive may modify this policy from time to time and will notify you of such changes by posting an updated date in the Terms, Privacy, and Copyright link at the top the home page of the Archive's Web site (the "Site").

7. What rights do you have and how can you contact the Archive?

Registration Information

If you like to view, correct, complete or remove your personal information, please contact the Archive at . Within a reasonable period of time the Archive will fulfil your request, provided the Archive will not act contrary to applicable legislation by fulfilling your request.

Copyright Policy

The European Archive respects the intellectual property rights and other proprietary rights of others. The European Archive may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove certain content or disable access to content that appears to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your copyright has been violated by material available through the European Archive, please provide the European Archive Copyright Agent with the following information:

Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; An exact description of where the material about which you complain is located within the European Archive collections; Your address, telephone number, and email address; A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or are authorized to act on behalf of that owner; and Your electronic or physical signature. The European Archive Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:

European Archive Copyright Agent Stichting European Archive Postbus 14579 1001 LB Amsterdam The Netherlands Email:

For More Information If you have any questions or comments regarding these terms and policies or the Archive’s data collection practices, please contact the Archive at or Stichting European Archive, Postbus 14579, 1001 LB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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