World Digital Library Legal Notices

General Disclaimer

The World Digital Library (WDL), hosted by The Library of Congress and on mirror sites, provides links to its partner organization Web sites. Each partner is responsible for the content of its Web site. If you have any questions regarding the content or policies of these Web sites, please contact the partner directly.

About Copyright and the Collections

Content found on the WDL Web site is contributed by WDL partners. Copyright questions about partner content should be directed to that partner. When publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in a WDL partner's collections, the researcher has the obligation to determine and satisfy domestic and international copyright law or other use restrictions.

You can find out more information about copyright law in the World Intellectual Property Organization's member states at http://www.wipo.int/about-ip/en/.

Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal information and privacy is important to the WDL.

With regard to the WDL Web site:

  • We will only collect personal information that you voluntarily provide and will only use that information with respect to your request or otherwise for the purposes for which you submit it.
  • We will disclose personal information to a government agency only if required by law and to other outside parties only if we have first obtained your permission.
  • We do not knowingly collect information about children. If we determine that a child has submitted information, we will respond then delete any identifying information provided in the child's submission.
  • We have implemented safeguards to protect any information collected.

Information Collected for Tracking (Cookies)

To provide the best possible experience for our Web users, we may collect and store non-personally identifiable information. This information allows us to learn how to improve our Web site design. It is never used for commercial marketing purposes. The WDL site uses a third-party persistent cookie to collect information about how the WDL site is used. "Cookies" are small files that a Web site transfers to your computer to allow the site to remember specific information. If you do not want cookies to be transferred to your computer, you may choose to opt out of their use by modifying your browser options. While you will still be able to access most features of the WDL site, certain features may not work as well or may be unavailable to you.

Linking to the WDL Site

If you link to the WDL site, WDL requests that your link be presented in a manner that does not create the impression that the WDL is making an express or implied endorsement of any good or service provided on your Web site, and that the link is presented in a manner that clearly indicates that the user is leaving one site and accessing another.

Access to the WDL Web Site

If you are a person with a disability and you have trouble using the WDL site, use this form to contact us or write to us at the following address:

World Digital Library
Library of Congress
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