Terms of service

Use of the service is subject to acceptance of the following terms and conditions. By accessing these pages, you agree to be bound by these terms of use. Use of the pages is not permitted unless you accept these terms. Nuohtti is a cooperation between the National Archives of Norway, Finland and Sweden. As the responsible parties, they have the right to change these terms of use at any time by updating them. These terms of use are governed by the laws of Norway, Finland and Sweden.

Digital materials and permissions

Permissions for digital images and other materials found on the service vary. Check the license information for the material and follow the stated terms of use. If you use the material in public, the author and source must usually be mentioned.

If information about permissions is missing, or you are unsure about the permissions associated with the material, contact the organization responsible for the material.

The responsible parties do not own the copyright to the metadata, previews or digitized cultural heritage to which these metadata or previews refer. This information has been provided by several different institutions and organizations. The data providers have confirmed that the owners of these rights have agreed to publish their works in the applicable circumstances mentioned above. However, the responsible parties cannot guarantee that this is always the case. If you suspect that the publication of material on the site infringes your rights, you can report it by using Nuohtti’s feedback form.


Metadata available in the service may be access or use restricted. The access or use restricted metadata is withheld by the owning institutions. While many institutions featured at the service license their metadata with Creative Commons CC0 1.0, please be in contact with the relevant institution if you are unsure of the rights directed to the metadata.


The previews that are shown on the service can only be used in accordance with the rights information displayed alongside them. If there is no rights information displayed alongside a preview, these previews may only be used in accordance with the applicable copyright laws. However, if unsure, please be in contact with the relevant institution.

Functionality, content and liability for damages

The responsible parties offer the site to its users as it is and reserve the right to change the pages at any time. The responsible parties do not guarantee the correct and uninterrupted use of the pages and are not liable for any direct or indirect damages that may arise from the use of the pages. The responsible parties reserve the right to limit the availability of the service, for example to secure maintenance, modifications or the operation of the service.

The responsible parties do not warrant that the material is suitable for any purpose and are not liable for any damage that may result from the use of the information contained on the site.

Links on the service

If the website has links to pages or services of third parties, the responsible parties are not responsible for the contents or pages of third parties. The use of third-party pages is done entirely at your own risk. Please read and accept the terms of use of the pages before using them.