The Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (hereinafter DDB) portal provides a central access point to the various digital information systems of Germany's cultural and scientific institutions and network these with one another. This makes it possible to search and display objects from the areas of culture and science in an advertising-free work environment that is subject to public authority and responsibility, and which guarantees authentic and incorrupt search results. The DDB is a cultural platform for experts and an interested public alike.
The following conditions of use apply for the portal.
- The DDB and its data suppliers retain all copyright and other industrial property rights to the public, freely accessible (and free of charge) digital content, derivatives and metadata including layout, software and their content in line with the principle of „free access – rights reserved“.
- Any use of the digital content, derivatives and metadata for commercial purposes is hereby prohibited, unless approved by the title holder in individual cases. As a rule, the DDB is not the title holder itself, but only acts as an agency providing access to the digital content, derivatives and metadata, so that any further rights of utilisation must be acquired from the respective institute that has contributed said content.
- Where the individual digital content, derivatives and metadata give specific legal instructions concerning the use of the content in question, these shall apply in addition to these General Terms and Conditions of Use.
- It is forbidden to alter and/or remove information concerning copyright and/or brand names and/or any other information provided as part of the content.
- Special conditions apply for individual areas of this website. When registering in these areas, the users are explicitly asked to read the conditions applicable for these. More specific conditions of this type shall have priority over these conditions when using said services.
Version from 1.10.2012
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