The Norwegian Nobel Institute (hereafter, the "Institute") provides this web site (the "Site") primarily in support of the mission of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and the Institute to spread information about the Nobel Peace Prize® and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The Institute encourages you to use the Site as an educational, informational and research tool, subject to the specific terms and conditions of use ("Terms and Conditions of Use") set forth here.
Acceptance of terms and conditions
By accessing this web site, you accept without limitation or qualification these Terms and Conditions of Use. The Institute may revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, which revisions shall be binding on you.
If you just want to visit the Site in order to read and educate yourself, please go ahead. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, please exit the Site now and refrain from further use.
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You may not reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, modify, perform, adapt, generate derivative works or otherwise use the Content without prior written permission – if not expressly stated elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions of Use. The following listed copyright protected material: photos of the Laureates, other photos, the Nobel Diplomas, the Nobel Lectures, and speeches – of which the Nobel Foundation is the proprietor – and the biographies and other photos of which the Institute is the holder, are encompassed by special regulations.
Photos or images of the Nobel Medal
Permission to use an image or photo of a Nobel medal is only granted if the image is going to be used as an illustration for an editorial text about Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize® or a Laureate.
An image of the Nobel medal may, however, not be used on the cover of books, booklets or other printed matter, on posters, in exhibitions etc, nor for publicity or commercial purposes.
If permission is granted, "®© The Nobel Foundation" must be indicated.
For uses of other photos, permission from the Nobel Institute or Nobel Foundation, and in certain cases from the photographer, is required. If permission is granted "© The Nobel Foundation" and the photographer must be indicated.
The artists and calligraphers of the Nobel Diplomas have granted the Nobel Foundation the rights to these materials. If permission is granted "© The Nobel Foundation" and the specific artist and/or calligrapher must be indicated.
Nobel Lectures, speeches, topical texts and biographies
To use or translate a Nobel Lecture, a presentation speech, or an announcement text, permission must be granted by the Nobel Foundation. If permission is granted, "© The Nobel Foundation" and relevant year must be stated, the text correctly quoted and the author identified as the sole author of the text.
All Nobel Lectures, presentation speeches, and sometimes also the announcement texts are also published in the book series "Les Prix Nobel" and "Nobel Lectures."
The biographies and topical texts are proprietary to the Institute in accordance with an agreement between the Institute and the authors. If permission to use or translate a biography or topical text, in whole or part, is granted, the Norwegian Nobel Institute must be stated, the text correctly quoted and the author identified by his or her full name as the sole author of the text. Currently, the authors are Ivar Libæk (IL), Olav Njølstad (ON), Øivind Stenersen (ØS), and Asle Sveen (AS).
Requesting permission from the Nobel Foundation
To apply for permission to use any of the material listed above as copyright protected material owned by the Nobel Foundation, please send an email to: email@example.com or write to: The Nobel Foundation, P.O. Box 5232, SE- 102 45 Stockholm, Sweden, fax +46 8 660 38 47.
To apply for permission to use any of the material listed above as being the legal property of the Institute, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Henrik Ibsens gate 51, N-0255 Oslo, Norway.
Other copyright protected work
You may not reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, modify, perform, adapt, generate derivative works or otherwise use other parts of the Content without the prior, written permission of Nobel Web unless your use qualifies as:
1. Legislative exemption,
2. Special permission for educators, or
3. Press releases
all of which are further described below.
The Institute does not object to your reproduction, distribution, display, transmission, performance, and use of the Content if done in accordance with the Swedish Copyright Act (Upphovsrättslagen, SFS 1960:729) or other applicable limitations and exemptions laid forth in the Swedish Copyright Act and related laws.
Unless otherwise noted on the Site, the Institute requires not express permission for use that falls within a legislative exemption, but two conditions apply:
1. No modifications may be made as to the integrity or attribution of the Content and
2. All copies of the Content must bear accurate identifying information, including proprietary information, credit lines, copyright (©), including relevant year when appropriate, and trademark (® or TM) notices, and a citation of the Site: http://nobelpeaceprize.org
Beyond legislative exemption: Special permission for educational use
This provision does not apply to corporations that produce, package, prepare, or sell educational materials for teachers and other educators. The Institute recognizes that not every educational use qualifies for a legislative exemption. In order to further support the work of teachers and other educators, the Institute therefore consents to the following additional uses of this Site:
Subject specifically to the rights of third parties (which are entirely the responsibility of the user), the Institute consents to the reproduction, distribution, display, transmission, performance, and use of the Content by individual teachers and other educators if done for the limited purpose of classroom or workshop instruction (including online intranet instruction) in a school or other educational organization; provided, however, said organization is a not-for-profit legal entity and provided, further, that the Content and compilation are not sold or otherwise commercially distributed.
Unless otherwise noted on the Site, the Institute requires no express permission for a limited educational exemption, but to conditions apply:
1. No modifications may be made as to the integrity or attribution of the Content; and
2. All copies of the Content must bear accurate identifying information, including proprietary collection information, credit lines, copyright (©), including relevant year if appropriate, and trademark notices (® or TM), and a citation of the Site: http://nobelpeaceprize.org.
Except where noted otherwise, press releases that appear on this Site may be downloaded, reproduced and published (and in the case of text-based materials, translated) by members of the press.
You are not allowed to use the Nobel Foundation trademarks when publishing or using press releases.
Requesting permission from the Norwegian Nobel Institute
If your proposed use of the Site Content does not meet the conditions stated above, you must request and obtain express permission in writing from the Institute. Please be advised that the Institute is selective in granting such permission, and when it does grant permission the Institute may impose a fee. All fees collected by Nobel Web are used to further Nobel Web's educational programs and other non-profit missions.
To apply for permission, please send an email to: email@example.com or write to: Nobelpeaceprize.org, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Henrik Ibsens gate 51, N-0155 Oslo, Norway, fax +47 22129310.
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Reservation of rights
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The Institute has created and compiled the Site with careful regard for accuracy and integrity of scholarship. The Institute believes that the context in which it presents material is important to understanding it, and it will improve, modify, enhance and expand the Site on a continuous basis. Thus, while the Institute recognizes that the digital nature of the Site may allow you to use subsets of this material, it urges you to consider the complete context for maximum appreciation and accuracy.
Links to this site
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If you are interested in providing a link from your site to this Site, please note the following rules:
1. You may use the name "nobelpeaceprize.org" to identify the link;
2. You may not use the Nobel Peace Prize medal or any other Nobel related logo or image without the express written permission of Nobel Web. These are reserved for entities that are professionally associated or affiliated with the Nobel Foundation. 3. You are not allowed to include Content from Nobelpeaceprize.org into other websites using frames or similar techniques, or by using page elements from Nobelpeaceprize.org. You are not allowed to link to complete html pages on Nobelpeaceprize.org and not directly to images, etc. that display the Content out of its context.
Links from this site
In using the Site, you may find that it provides links to one or more third party web sites (the "Linked Site[s]"). The Institute provides these links as a convenience for you and other users, but is not responsible for the content or links of the linked Site(s). Although Nobel Web expects such links to be reputable, relevant and reliable, Nobel Web does not actively monitor or control the content or links of the Linked Sites, which may continuously change. Nobel Web encourages you to read the terms and conditions and similar policies of the respective Linked Sites, should you choose to visit them. A link from this Site does not imply a relationship with, or endorsement of, the Linked Site(s) or its/their content, purpose, policies, or business practices.
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Warranty and indemnification
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Disclaimer of warranties
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The Institute makes reasonable, ongoing efforts to revise and update the Site but assumes no liability for any errors or omissions, including inaccuracy of Content, or for any damages or losses that you or any third party may incur as a result of the unavailability of the Site. The Institute assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to or viruses that may affect your computer equipment or other property arising from your use of the Site, including but not limited to the reproduction of the Content.
Limitation of liability
Neither the Institute, its affiliates, trustees, directors, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any damages, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages (even if the Institute has been advised of the possibility of such damages) arising from or related to your use of the Site and/or its Content.
Choice of law
These Terms and Conditions of Use and any counterparts, amendments or revisions thereto shall be governed and construed in accordance with Swedish Law without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any case, controversy, suit, action or proceeding arising out of, in connection with or related to this agreement shall be brought in the District Court of Stockholm (Stockholms Tingsrätt), and you hereby waive any objection that you may have to personal jurisdiction in this court.
The Site is the virtual product of a collective effort by a number of people employed by or affiliated with the Norwegian Nobel Institute (NNI):
Editor, Dr. Olav Njølstad, Research Director, NNI
Web Master, Bjørn Helge Vangen, librarian, NNI
Web Design, Torbjørn Hveding, Kometa as, Oslo
Ivar Libæk, historian and author, Oslo
Asle Sveen, historian and author, Oslo
Øivind Stenersen, historian and author, Ski
Translation, Peter Bilton, free-lance translator, Oslo
Questions, comments and suggestions
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