Terms and Conditions of Use
By registering with Recogito, you confirm that you accept the following Terms and
Conditions of Use, and that you agree to comply with them:
Storage of personal information. You consent that Recogito stores
your username, personal name (optional), your E-Mail address, the documents that
you upload, annotation data that is added to them, and statistics derived from
these annotations. Recogito will not store any more data than it needs to provide
a functional annotation services, as described in our
- Storage of your E-Mail address is for the purpose of sending instructions for
resetting your password in case you forget it. We will not share this address with
anyone, nor use it to send out information on a regular basis (newsletters, etc.) We may,
however, use it to get in touch with specific important or urgent information, should
the need ever arise.
- You may upload any documents that you wish to your own private
workspace. You may also invite other Recogito users to collaborate. However,
you and your collaborators must not make any copyrighted materials open to
- Documents are, by default, not open to the public. They will only be made
publicly available if the owner (or someone who has been granted 'admin' rights by
the owner) checks the 'public view' tickbox. This box should be ticked if, and only
if, the document is not under copyright, or if you are the copyright holder.
- If you are invited to work on a document in Recogito you are prohibited by
UK copyright law from copying the contents and re-posting elsewhere.
- Recogito and the Pelagios team assume no responsibility for misuse of this
service to open copyrighted materials to the public, and reserves the right to
immediately remove materials suspected of violating copyright laws and suspend
access during any account review. In the case of disputed materials, we will
follow UK copyright laws unless otherwise noted.
- You consent to have all your annotations released immediately into the public under
Commons CC0 ('CC Zero') 1.0 Universal license.
By not complying with any of these terms and conditions, you forfeit your right to use
Recogito. The final judgement on any disputes will be made by the Pelagios Commons
Pelagios Commons provides free access to Recogito in the spirit of open data and as
an act of collegiality. We make no guarantees about access to this service at any time
or about contents held in the system, nor do we accept any liability whatsoever in case
of loss of data. Users are encouraged to download and maintain a private record
of annotations produced.