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Usage Guidelines

These usage guidelines are based on goodwill, they are not a legal contract but Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum requests that you follow these guidelines if you use Metadata from our Collection dataset.

The Metadata published by Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is available free of restrictions under the Creative Commons Zero Public Domain Dedication http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

This means that you can use it for any purpose without having to give attribution. However, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Give credit where credit is due.

Give attribution to Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Make sure that others are aware of the rights status of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Metadata and are aware of these guidelines by keeping intact links to the CC0 Public Domain Dedication.

If for technical or other reasons you cannot include all the links to all sources of the Metadata and rights information directly with the Metadata, 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 links to all sources of the Metadata and rights information, you may consider linking only to the Metadata source on Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, where all available sources and rights information can be found, including in machine readable formats.

Metadata is dynamic

When working with Metadata obtained from Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum be aware that this Metadata is not static, it changes. Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum continuously updates its Metadata in order to correct mistakes and include new and additional information.

Mention your modifications of the Metadata and contribute your modified Metadata back.

Whenever you transform, translate or otherwise modify the Metadata, make it clear that the resulting Metadata has been modified by you. If you enrich or otherwise modify Metadata, consider publishing the derived Metadata without reuse restrictions, preferably via the Creative Commons Zero Public Domain Dedication.

Be responsible.

Ensure that you do not use the Metadata in a way that suggests any official status or that Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum endorses you or your use of the Metadata, unless you have prior permission to do so.

Ensure that you do not mislead others or misrepresent the Metadata or its sources.

Ensure that your use of the Metadata does not breach any national legislation based thereon, notably concerning (but not limited to) data protection, defamation or copyright.

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

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum offers the Metadata as-is and makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning any Metadata published by Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

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