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Content Protection and Copyright Notice

All content included on “Keys to History – My McCord” (including the organization and presentation of such content) may be protected by domestic and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws including those relating to trade marks, trade-names, internet domain names and other similar rights. Unless you have entered into a separate agreement with the Museum, you must adhere to the following copyright notice (the “Copyright Notice”). Any other use of such content without the Museum’s written permission is prohibited.

Copyright Notice

The content contained on “Keys to History – My McCord”is provided only for the purposes of browsing, viewing, listening, research, interpretation and discussion where such activities are limited to non-commercial, educational and personal use only (“Permitted Uses”). The migration of content – which includes but is not limited to downloading, printing and/or the re-presentation of content in some other way – is limited to Permitted Uses only. All other uses of this content, other than the ones provided for in the Copyright Notice, are expressly forbidden and prohibited.

Copyright and User Content

Any Contributing User of “Keys to History – My McCord”who chooses to submit, post and/or publish User Content on the Website agrees to:

  • Guarantee that he/she is the sole creator and/or copyright owner of such User Content;
  • Guarantee that he/she has not appropriated and/or incorporated any third-party material as part of the User Content unless he or she have secured the necessary permission or can demonstrate that no permission is required; and
  • Grant a non-exclusive license to the Museum with regard to the User Content he/she has submitted for the term of his/her copyright, and that this User Content may be used by the Museum for the project as it may determine and at its sole discretion. The Museum reserves the royalty-free right to sub-license, reproduce, disclose, transmit, publish, broadcast and distribute electronically any such content for any non-commercial purpose related to “Keys to History – My McCord”, including but not limited to education, publicity and promotion.

“no known copyright restrictions”

The McCord Museum is a member of The Commons on Flickr. All images from the McCord Museum on The Commons are marked as “no known copyright restrictions” which means that the Museum is unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the photographs, either because the term of copyright may have expired or because we believe no copyright restrictions apply or because the McCord Museum owns the copyright.

To see the McCord Museum’s images on The Commons please follow this link

Links to the website

The Museum encourages other websites to link to the “Keys to History – My McCord” homepage as a normal link. However, content from “Keys to History – My McCord” may not be used within a frame, or by means of an in-line link unless previously otherwise stated.

Links to external sites

Links to third-party websites outside of “Keys to History – My McCord” are provided to users as a convenience and their inclusion in no way implies an endorsement or acceptance of the content or use of these external sites. The Museum shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss, caused or alleged, to be caused by or in connection with the use of or the reliance upon any information, content, goods or services available on or through any third-party websites or linked resources.

Museum and third-party Trademarks

The Museum and all graphics and logos used to identify the Museum’s products and services are trademarks of the Museum. Third-party trademarks used in connection with this service are the property of their respective owners. You may not use any trademark in connection with any product or service without the expressed permission of the owner of that trademark.

Revision of the Terms of Use

The Museum may revise and update the Terms of Use at any time in response to changes in the law, policy or at the discretion of the Museum.


The Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice on the Website represent the entire understanding between you and the Museum regarding your relationship with Museum and with respect to “Keys to History – My McCord”, and supersedes any prior statements or representations.

Acceptance of the Terms of Use

By using the Website, you signify your assent to the Terms of Use as stated. Your continued use of the Website, following any revision to the Terms of Use, means you also assent to these changes.

*The legal terms of this text were found on “Collection X“, produced by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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