terms & conditions

Terms of Use

Welcome to the palarchive.org  website (“Site”) operated by the Palestinian Museum (“Museum,” “we,” “our”, or “us”). Please read carefully these Terms of Use, which include our Privacy Policy (collectively as “Terms”). By visiting our Site, you agree to be legally bound by and comply with our Terms. If you do not agree, please do not use the Site. We reserve the right to revise these Terms from time to time without notice. If you continue to use the Site after we post revisions, you agree to the revised terms.


All content of this Site is copyrighted either by the Museum or by third parties who have granted permission for their materials to be included on this Site. The content of this Site is available solely for personal, education, non-commercial use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. All other use without explicit permission is strictly prohibited. The Palestinian Museum expressly prohibits the use, downloading, copying, display, publication, distribution, transmission, modification, reposting, or exploitation for commercial or public purposes of the Protected Content. Users must abide by all copyright notices and restrictions and include all copyright, trademark, credit, author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL palestinianmuseum.org and palarchive.org or any other URL operated by the Museum.

The content of the Site “Public Domain” (PD) consists of images of works from the Museum’s permanent collection that are currently available in “high resolution” format and that the Museum believes are in the public domain. The Museum provides high-resolution images of these works free of charge for immediate download. The Museum does not warrant that the sharing or other use of this content will not infringe upon the rights of third parties holding rights to these works, including rights other than copyright, such as rights of privacy and publicity. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright and other use restrictions before downloading, copying, transmitting, publishing, or making any other use of these items.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers without delay.

The Palestinian Museum may disclose your personal data (obtained by way of using our Site) in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • comply with a legal obligation;
  • protect and defend the rights or property of the Museum;
  • prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service;
  • protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public; and/or
  • protect against legal liability.

Intellectual Property – Trademarks

The Site and its contents are the exclusive physical and intellectual property of the Museum. The Museum’s name, trademarks, service marks, logos, and other indicia of source are owned by the Museum (the “Intellectual Property”). You may not use the Museum’s Intellectual Property: (i) in connection with any product or service that does not belong to us; (ii) in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public about the source of any goods or services or confusion about whether we are affiliated with, sponsor, or endorse any goods or services; or (iii) in any manner that disparages or discredits us. The Museum’s Site may also display the trademarks of third-party sponsors, supporters, and partners. You may use these third-party trademarks only with the prior permission of the owner of the trademark.

The information published on the Site includes content and material belonging to the Museum and/or anyone working on its behalf and/or third parties connected to the Museum. You thereby declare that you do not and will not have any rights of any kind with respect to this content and material, and you agree to this and commit to having no right to make any use and/or copy and/or distribute and/or duplicate any information, content, materials, or pictures protected by copyright, trademark, or any information contained on the Site without prior permission in writing from a person suitably qualified at the Museum.

You hereby confirm that you are aware that in the event that you violate the terms appearing herein, you may be sued for any infringement of the Intellectual Property and any resulting damage caused to a third party will be your sole responsibility.


Our Site has been developed with attention to the World Wide Consortium’s web accessibility initiative so that our Site will be available to a broader audience.

Links, Frames, and Metatags

You may link to our Site as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. You may not frame the content of our Site or use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates the Museum’s Intellectual Property without our written consent.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site may contain links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We have no control over these sites or their content. Be sure to read the privacy policies and terms of use that govern the use of third-party sites.


You agree to indemnify and hold the Museum and its directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless against all liabilities, losses, damages, and costs (including attorneys’ fees) that any of the indemnified parties may incur arising out of your use of our Site, services, or content or your violation of these Terms. The Museum reserves the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter for which we are entitled to indemnification. You agree to provide us with all cooperation we reasonably request.


We reserve the right to terminate these Terms, our Site, and any services or content offered through our Site at any time without notice for any reason. The “Disclaimers,” “Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” and “General” sections of these Terms (along with any other provision that by its terms contemplates survival) will survive any termination.


By using our Site, you are restricted, under legal liability, from any action, whether directly or indirectly, relative to:

  • publishing any of our Site material in any other media;
  • selling, sublicensing and/or otherwise commercialising any material published on our Site;
  • using our Site in any way that is or may be damaging to our Site;
  • using our Site in any way that impacts user access to our Site;
  • using our Site contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in any way may cause harm to our Site, or any person or business entity;
  • engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting, or any other similar activity in relation to our Site; and/or
  • using our Site to engage in any advertising or marketing.
    Certain areas of our Site are restricted from being accessed by you, and the Museum may further restrict access by you to any areas of our Site, at any time, in absolute discretion. Any user ID and password you may have for our Site are confidentia, and you must maintain confidentiality as well.

Tracking Cookies Data

The Museum uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include a unique anonymous identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.


These Terms, which include the Privacy Policy, are the complete agreement between you and the Museum regarding your use of our Site, supersede all other agreements (oral or written) between you and the Museum, and are governed by and should be construed according to the laws applicable in Palestine or any other laws selected exclusively by the Museum, unless doing so would lead to the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. You irrevocably agree to (i) bring any claim or dispute relating to your use of our Site and these Terms exclusively in the courts located in Palestine; (ii) submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts; and (iii) waive any objection to those courts based on inconvenience or other reasons. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Palestinian Museum shall be entitled to use any form of its choice as determined solely by it. You may not assign your rights under these Terms without the Palestinian Museum’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment will be null and void. If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision of these Terms is unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be deleted (or, if possible, amended in a manner that reflects the original intent as closely as possible). The remaining provisions shall be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law (unless doing so would deprive either party of a material benefit of these Terms). The failure of a party to assert any right under these Terms will not be considered a waiver of that party’s right. The word “including” in these Terms is intended to be illustrative and means “including without being limited to.”


The services and content available through our Site are available “as is” and “as available.” We make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability, or non-infringement of any services or content available through our Site (or through links to third-party websites), including that our Site, or Content will be uninterrupted or error-free. The services and content available through our Site do not necessarily reflect the views of the Museum nor do they intend to express any opinion thereby. We reserve the right to correct any errors, omissions, interruptions, inaccuracies or other issues concerning our Site, services, and content. If you rely on our Site, services or content, you do so entirely at your own responsibility and risk.

To the maximum extent permitted under law, we disclaim all express or implied warranties of any kind with respect to our Site, services, and content, including any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose (even if the purpose has been disclosed to us), and non-infringement. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, or other harmful elements to our Site, we do not warrant that our Site, services or content will be free from such elements, and we are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to them.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will the Museum or any of its staff, directors, officers, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary or similar damages (including lost revenues or profits, loss of business, or loss of data) arising out of or related to your use of our Site, services, or content or these Terms, regardless of the theory of liability, whether tort (including negligence), contract, or any other legal or equitable theory. The aggregate liability of the Museum and its directors, officers, employees, and agents for any claim of any nature whatsoever based on any loss, liability, or injury arising from your use of our Site or your breach of these Terms, including from errors, omissions, interruptions, or inaccuracies in our Site, services or content for damages of any nature is US$ 100. Some jurisdictions do now allow a limitation of liability. By using our Site, you agree that any such laws disallowing limitation of liability do not apply to you.

The Museum strives to keep your personal data (obtained from you by using our Site) secure and uses commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard it from unauthorised use. Of course, no security measures can be guaranteed to be 100% effective; thus you use our Site at your own responsibility and risk.

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