Europeana Terms for User Contributions

This document contains the terms applicable to users who contribute content and metadata to The website is a service product of the Europeana Foundation. The user must be aware that the Europeana Foundation strives to make all content and metadata available for reuse with a minimum of restrictions.

As part of this policy, the Europeana Terms for User Contributions establish that;

  • Content and metadata contributed by users will be made available on and and may ber used in any related Europeana communication channel.
  • All content that is contributed to Europeana by its users is done so under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike (CC BY-SA) license. This means that a user grants third parties, like Europeana, the right to freely use that content, as long as they attribute the work to the author and share alterations of that content under the same conditions.
  • All metadata that is contributed to Europeana by its users is done so under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0).  This means that a user waives all copyright in the metadata which allows third parties, like Europeana, to freely reuse the metadata.

If you do not agree with these policies please do not contribute content and/or metadata to Europeana.

These Terms for User Contributions determines inter alia the following aspects of the relationship between users contributing content to and Europeana:

  • Passwords and logging in (Article 3)
  • Responsibility for the operation of the platform (Article 4)
  • Intellectual property rights to the content (Article 5)
  • Intellectual property rights to metadata (Article 6)
  • Unlawful use of the service (Article 7)
  • Users’ personal data (privacy) (Article 8)
  • Liability of the parties in the event of damage or loss (Article 9)


By creating an account on, the user indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions. Once a user account is created, the conditions can be accessed here.

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