Terms of use and Policies

Terms of Use

The data.cervantesvirtual.com website is run by the Cervantesvirtual Foundation and gives access to a wide range of digitised cultural heritage from across Europe and beyond. This material is provided to Cervantesvirtual by a large number of contributing institutions and organisations. Cervantesvirtual strives to make all resources on this website available for re-use. As part of this, all metadata (textual information on digitised cultural heritage) on the site are published without any restrictions on re-use. Most other material, such as the previews to digitised cultural heritage, is clearly labelled with rights statements that indicate if and under which conditions it can be re-used.

All metadata available on data.cervantesvirtual.com are published free of restrictions, under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However if you re-use data published by Cervantesvirtual, we encourage you to follow the Cervantesvirtual Usage Guidelines for Metadata and to provide attribution to the data sources whenever possible.

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Usage Guidelines for Metadata

These usage guidelines are based on goodwill, they are not a legal contract but Cervantesvirtual requests that you follow these guidelines if you use metadata from Cervantesvirtual.

All metadata published by Cervantesvirtual are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, Cervantesvirtual requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers (being a specific cultural heritage institution) and any data aggregators, including Cervantesvirtual.

Give attribution to the data provider and all contributing data aggregators, including Cervantesvirtual. Aggregators perform a crucial task in collecting, storing and harmonising data so that it is more widely accessible and interoperable.

Make sure that others are aware of the rights status of the Cervantesvirtual metadata and are aware of these guidelines. One way you can do this is to keep links to the CC0 Public Domain Dedication intact.

If, for technical or other reasons, you cannot include all the appropriate source links and rights information alongside the metadata that you have used, you should consider including them separately, for example in a separate document that is distributed with the metadata or dataset.

If, for technical or other reasons, you cannot include all the appropriate source links and rights information alongside the metadata that you have used, you may consider linking only to the specific metadata source on Cervantesvirtual, where all available sources and rights information can be found, including machine-readable formats.

Please note that you use the metadata at your own risk.

Cervantesvirtual offers the metadata as-is and makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning any metadata published by Cervantesvirtual. Any use of the metadata must conform to all applicable laws and other regulations in your jurisdiction, notably concerning (but not limited to) data protection, defamation or copyright. Be aware of any additional applicable community norms of data providers and data aggregators.

Thank you for your cooperation