DuPage Community COVID-19 Digital Archive Submission

Terms and Conditions

We are living through extraordinarily difficult times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to preserve these experiences, the College of DuPage Archive is creating the DuPage Community COVID-19 Digital Archive, a platform where members of the public can share their observations and reflections. Please consider contributing your recollections, photographic images, video, or other digital content.

You must be 18 years of age or older to submit material and have full power and authority to consent to this agreement. By submitting content through this form, you are granting College of DuPage Archive permission to disseminate, preserve, and use that content in connection with its educational and research mission, including promotional purposes, in all media in perpetuity. You retain ownership of and copyright in the material you share.

You may only submit material created entirely by you and not copied from or based, in whole or in part, 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.

If you indicate on the form that your submission is “public,” your material may be published on the web (with or without your name, depending on what you have indicated) as part of College of DuPage digital collections or exhibits. Otherwise, your material will only be available to College of DuPage Archive approved researchers.

Submitted material must not violate any confidentiality, privacy, security or other state and/or federal laws. You agree that your submission does not infringe any existing copyright or contain any libelous matter, nor invade any third-party rights of privacy or publicity. If your submission does contain libelous or slanderous matter, you understand that you may be subject to legal action.

Please be aware that all submissions and any information associated with the submissions (email address, descriptive information, etc.) may be provided to federal, state, or local law enforcement or other government agencies pursuant to a lawful subpoena or otherwise as required by law.

You must acknowledge that any personal information about you that is submitted, including personal health information, will be archived and used as described above. You must agree not to include personally identifiable information concerning another person or persons, or information that could allow a third party to identify other people. This includes their personal health information, as the College of DuPage Archive must follow the federal privacy law HIPAA.

By submitting material to the DuPage Community COVID Digital Archive you release, discharge and agree to hold harmless the College of DuPage Archive and any person acting under its permission or authority, against all claims or liability arising out of the Archive’s use of material, including without limitation, claims for violation of privacy, defamation or misrepresentation.

The College of DuPage Archive is not obligated to include your content in this project or preserve it in perpetuity. Decisions to decline submissions will adhere to the guidelines of the Archive’s collecting policy and deaccession policy.