Terms of service

By using this service you provide us with information that you wish to store on our server. You are responsible to control the visibility of your information (i.e. provenance documents) on the server. If you mark your documents “public”, you agree for the documents to be made public by the service. In any case, you always retain full ownerships of your information and will be able to remove any document you no longer wish to be stored on our server.

Since the service is provided via JANET, it is bound by JANET’s Acceptable Use Policy. We reserve the right to remove entries that are deemed inappropriate. In addition, we make no guarantee on the continued availability of the service.


During the registration, we ask for your email address so that you can request a password reset when required. We will never reveal your email address to a third party or use it for any other purpose.

Occasionally, we store the provenance network metrics of your documents (inspired by our IPAW’12 paper) for research purposes, but never the actual content of your documents (which can be removed from our server yourself at any time).
The collection and storage of the provenance network metrics has been approved by the Ethics Committee at University of Southampton (REF: ERGO/FPSE/13296 - Study title: Public Provenance Repository). If you have any questions, please see the Participant Information Sheet for more information.

Your responsibilities

You are solely responsible for your conduct and the content you upload to this service. Please do not share any content unless you have the rights to do so. We cannot be held liable for any loss or corruption of your information, or for any damages resulted from your content being made public.

Your consent

By registering for an account and continuing using this service, you agree with the following statements:

  • I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions above.
  • I have read and understood the Participant Information Sheet.
  • I agree for the network metrics of my provenance documents to be used for research purposes by the University of Southampton.
  • I understand that my participation is voluntary and I may withdraw at any time without my legal rights being affected.

If you agree with all the above statements, click the below button to continue to the registration.