Terms of Use

Please read the following terms of use carefully, since you are permitted to make use of the content of this Website only if you agree to them, and by using any content of this website, you are automatically deemed to agree to all of them.  

The Foundation for Archaeological Research of the Land of Israel (R.A.) wishes to encourage the use of this website and its materials aiming to become a valuable tool for archaeologists, archaeology students and archaeology enthusiasts worldwide. However some of the materials on this website are protected by internationally recognized laws of copyright and intellectual property. The majority of the material found on this site is our intellectual property and others are the intellectual property of third parties (sent to us for the development of this project, or appear in electronic media and is properly referenced on our website). The materials protected by laws of copyright and intellectual property will be marked in the appropriate webpages.

If you should find on our Website material that is protected by laws of copyright and intellectual property but is not marked as so, please contact us so that we can remedy the situation.

These Terms of Use have no application to Third Party Property and in every case you should apply to the owner of that property for permission for any use.

For additional information that may not be covered by these Terms of Use, or by any additional terms found on our Website, contact us via email: info@farli.org

1. Definitions

In these Terms of Use:

1.1 “Approved Purposes” means not more than purposes which are exclusively non-commercial and are:

  • Educational;
  • Academic;
  • Scholarly; or
  • Motivated by private interest.


1.2 "Author" means any individual, individuals, entity or entities other than us, who created, produced, published or broadcasted the Materials (or if no individual or entity can be identified, the publisher).

1.3 “Marks” means the trademarks or service marks, logos or brands for the time being and from time to time properly used or adopted by and belonging to us or a third party. The term "trademarks” shall be used where the context admits be deemed to include all logos and service marks.

1.4 "Materials" means, to the extent it is protected copyright work, and is not expressly marked as “Third Party Property”, all or any part of any text, image, audio, video or any other type of media in any format contained and comprised in the Website. “Materials” do not include “Marks”.

1.5 “Third Party Property” means all or any part of any text, image, audio, video or any other type of media in any format contained and comprised in the Website and expressly marked as the copyright property of a third party, e.g. © Trustees of the British Museum.

1.6 “Use” of and “using” Materials for Approved Purposes shall be deemed to mean in each in applicable context not more than:

(a)   Storing or transmitting (including electronically or via a webpage) Materials in any media;

(b)   altering, projecting or displaying as part of a lecture or in classroom teaching; distributing, publishing and printing (as part of an assignment, thesis or booklet in a print not intended for profit); embedding in a website any Materials that are image files (as long as that website is not intended for profit);

(c)    translating Materials that are text files into other languages; and

1.6 "We" “our” “us” means The Foundation for Archaeological Research of the Land of Israel or FARLI.

1.7 “Website” means our website at http://apd.farli.org and any sub-domains;


1.8 "You" “your” refers to you, a private individual or a charity, society, institution or trust that exists exclusively for public benefit exercising rights under the licenses set out here who has not previously violated these Terms of this Use (or who has received express permission from us to exercise rights under these Terms of Use despite a previous violation). If you do not fall within this meaning you are not permitted to use our Materials by these Standard Terms of Use.

2. Use of Materials

In return for your agreement to abide by these Terms of Use we permit you to use Materials for Approved Purposes only. In doing so, you promise to us that you will attach copyright notices to the Materials marking them © Ancient Pottery Database unless otherwise indicated on our Website. You also promise that you will not infringe the intellectual property rights of Authors or any third party of whom you are given notice on the Website. You must keep intact their copyright notices on the Materials where they are provided by us and you must use any acknowledgement required by us for the purpose of attribution in the manner when using Materials belonging to Authors. You must not distort, mutilate, modify or take other derogatory action prejudicial to Author's reputation in relation to their Materials.

3. Marks

Our Marks or those of any third party displayed on our Website are our (or their) registered and unregistered trademarks. Nothing contained in the Website shall be taken construed as granting any licence or right to use trademarks displayed on our Website without our prior written permission or that of any third party owner. Your misuse of the trademarks on our Website is strictly prohibited.

4. Disclaimer

4.1.  We have taken every effort and care in preparing Materials, however we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy thereof, and Materials shall at all times constitute work in progress which we may change without notice. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your use of or reliance on Materials.

4.2.  Links within our Website may lead to other websites. They are provided for convenience only. We do not sponsor, nor necessarily endorse or otherwise approve of any information or statements appearing in those websites (or websites referred to or linked to those websites).

5. Termination

5.1 The license and the rights granted hereunder will terminate automatically upon any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

5.2 We reserve the right to release Materials under different license terms or to stop distributing Materials at any time; provided, however that any such election will not serve to withdraw this license (or any other license that has been, or is required to be, granted under the terms of this license), and this license will continue in full force and effect unless terminated as stated above.

6. Consequential loss

Except to the extent required by applicable law, in no circumstances will we be liable to you in law for any special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages arising from your use of Materials or these Terms of Use, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

7. Entire agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Materials. Unless otherwise expressly stated by us in writing to be additional hereto, there are no understandings, agreements or representations with respect to the Materials not specified here. We shall not be bound by any additional provisions that may appear in any communication from you. These Terms of Use may not be modified without the mutual written agreement of ourselves and you.

8. Applicable law

You agree that the terms and conditions of your use of our Website shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, Israeli law, and you agree that Israeli courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute or matter arising in connection with these terms and conditions, and your use of this Website.