The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel has created and maintains The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel website (“the Site,”) in order to provide the public with on-line information and resources concerning the activities of The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel. By using the Site and its content, the user expressly agrees to comply with, and be bound by, the following terms which The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel may change at any time.

Terms and Conditions

All of the texts, images, marks, logos, service marks, and other content of the Site are proprietary to The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel are to be used in a manner consistent with the Center’s permission or applicable laws or regulations. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel authorizes users to view, download and print content from the Site upon the following conditions: (1) Users must observe any and all additional terms or restrictions provided within individual sections of the Site related to particular content of the Site; (2) Unless otherwise restricted, users may only view, download and print content from the Site for their own personal and noncommercial use, or for fair use as defined in the United Kingdom copy right laws; (3) Downloading content from the Site for commercial use or for use on a personal web site is strictly prohibited; (4) Users may not remove any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary notice that has been placed in or near the content on the Site by The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel; (5) Users may not modify the appearance or content of the Site; and (6) Any displays or printouts of the Site’s content must be marked “© [insert year of display or printout] [The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel]. All rights reserved.” If a user downloads, prints or uses content from the Site in any manner, the user shall represent and warrant that the use will be consistent with this license and that the user 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 any content on the Site is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel. To request permission to use or reproduce images or to publish or quote from The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel Web Site, please contact: [email protected] To request permission to use or reproduce images from The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel collections or to publish or quote from The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel web site, please contact: [email protected] Professional journalists who wish to obtain any portion of the Site’s content for publication should also contact: [email protected] The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel web site text, video, or non-collection images except as expressly permitted above. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel reserves the right not to grant permission to use the content of their web site, and does not grant permission to use materials of third parties.

No Representations or Warranty

The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel makes no representation of any kind regarding the content of the Site. All contents on the Site are provided “AS IS.” The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel expressly disclaims any and all warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing: (1) The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel does not warrant or represent that use of content displayed on the Site will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel. Copyright and other proprietary rights in the Site’ content may be held by individuals and/or entities other than The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel, including reproductions of works of art licensed to The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel by third parties such as artists or artists’ heirs holding rights to these works, or images of people or places displayed on the Site. Use of these images by the user is prohibited unless specifically permitted by this Terms of Use and Copyright Agreement. (2) While The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel makes no representations or warranties as to its accuracy. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. (3) Use of and browsing on the Site is at the user’s risk. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel assumes no responsibility and will not be liable for any damages to or viruses that may infect the user’s computer equipment or other property on account of the user’s access to, use of, browsing in, or downloading of any content from the Site. Except where specifically indicated otherwise, any communication or material the user transmits to the Site by electronic mail or other means, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything a user transmits or posts may be used by The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel and their respective affiliates or licensees for any purpose.

Links

The Site may contain links to third party Sites. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel has not reviewed all of the Sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for any content of any linked site. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel provides these links as a convenience only; and such links do not imply The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel endorsement, sponsorship or affiliation with the linked site.

Content Provided by Users

Although The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on the Site, The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. Users are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials. For any complaints or objections to materials posted on the Site, please contact our designated Webmaster: [email protected]

Rights and Reproductions

How to Secure Images of The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel for Publication. The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel photographic archive includes transparencies, slides and digital images of nearly all works which can be provided to institutions borrowing artwork or for publications. Publishers or writers, as well as museums and universities, may utilize The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel archive of visual information by submitting a written request for the loan of photographic material and/or permission to reproduce images of artworks which are in The State Hermitage Museum  collection.In exchange for the loan of photographic material, the Foundation requires that the publisher provide a complimentary copy of the publication in which the The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel – owned artwork appears. E-mails or letters of request should include the name of the publication, its intended distribution, and its prospective publication date. For photographic material from the Foundation’s archive, please e-mail: [email protected]

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The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and release The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel, and each of their respective trustees, officers, employees and agents from all claims, causes, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including actual attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses and damages arising from or relating to user’s use of or operation of the site (www.hermitagefoundation.com).

Waiver

Any waiver of any provision of this Agreement must be in writing and signed by an authorized representative of The Hermitage Museum Foundation Israel.

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