Contribution Terms of Service

Terms & Conditions

By submitting your contribution, you grant a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicensable royalty-free license to Columbia University in the City of New York to preserve, archive, reproduce, and distribute your work as part of the Love in Action documentation project. This permission includes the right to modify your material to conform to the goals of the Project, to reformat it as necessary to preserve its perceptibility and usefulness, and to make it available for educational, research, and promotional purposes outside of the Project, in perpetuity and in all media formats. This license does not authorize exploitation of your contribution for profit or commercial use.

The material you submit is created by you, wholly original, and has not be copied from or based upon any other photographic, literary, or other material, except to the extent that such material is in the public domain, or you have permission of the copyright owner, or its use is allowed by "Fair Use" as prescribed by the terms of United States copyright law (cf. Title 17 of the U.S. Code).

In granting this permission, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and have the full power and authority to consent to this agreement, that your submission does not infringe any existing copyright or contain any libelous matter, does not identify a minor, nor invade any third party rights of privacy or publicity.

The Project has no obligation to use or publish your contribution. You retain ownership of and copyright in the material you share.

 Third-Party Use

Columbia University in the City of New York does not hold copyright for the material in the Love In Action archive and therefore cannot grant permission for any third party reproduction or distribution.

Approval Criteria

  1. Content is created by current and former Union Theological Seminary students and faculty documenting their involvement in activism
  2. File size of contributed content does not exceed 700 MB.
  3. Metadata submitted is deemed to be accurate by the administrator.
  4. Users have the right to submit content, and submission does not infringe any existing copyright.
  5. Content does not provide personal information of the contributor or any other individual, including addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  6. Content does not identify minors.  
  7. Content does not pose a risk of damage to the network, computers, or servers of Columbia University.

Contribution Protocol

  1. If the contributor is the author and contribution meets approval criteria, site administrators will be able to include the materials in the project.
  2. If contributor is not the author, contributor must submit the email or contact information of the author.  An email will be sent to the author asking that they contact us within two (2) weeks if they any objections to their materials being posted on our site.
  3. If contributor is not the author and does not provide or have information for the author, in effect the materials are “orphan works.” site administrators reserve the right to withhold these materials from the project.

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