The goal of the Hand Drawn Map Association is to share our collection of maps with the widest audience possible. To this end, by submitting work to the HDMA you permit us to use your submission as indicated below. You retain the right to use your material in any way you see fit, you are simply allowing us to publish the work on this website and to share it in other ways such as through social media, exhibitions, publicity, and other future publications.
When you submit maps or other images or information to the HDMA, you are giving us a perpetual, royalty-free license (that is, “permission”) to use, reproduce, publish, and otherwise exercise intellectual property rights (including copyright and rights of publicity) with respect to your submission, including storing it electronically and using or incorporating it in other works and in any media now known or later developed, including without limitation, in published books and public exhibitions. You also agree that we can use your submission at our discretion, including cropping, tinting, or otherwise altering it for our uses, and we can share it with the public through different methods. Finally, since this is a public project, you agree not to hold the HDMA or any of its members or agents responsible for any uses the HDMA or anyone else may make of your submission. If you have any concerns about sharing the information contained in your submission with the public, you should not submit it to the HDMA.