Is Index Projects secure?

Index Projects follows best practices for data protection to keep your information safe. Our programs and all subscriber catalog data are maintained by a large, independent server company. Our programs and your data are backed up daily. All transactions occur in a secure environment. If you have specific questions about our data environment or our data protection practices, please let us know.

Who designed Index Projects?

Index Projects engaged artists, collectors, and professional Internet application developers to design and test the catalog platform. Our goal is to provide a platform that is easy-to-use, efficient, robust, and inexpensive.

Can Index Projects design a special record template for my collection?

Yes, we can create a custom record template for you. There may be a small fee for this service. Simply complete our Contact Form and tell us about your collection. We'll get in touch with you to work out the details.

I am an artist. Should I display my work on my website, or Index Projects?

If you decide your catalog will be ”open access,” it can serve, as a website for all your work at a small fraction of the cost of maintaining a traditional website. Or you can link your Index Projects Catalog in your website or Facebook page.

Are there other advantages to using Index Projects?

The U.S. Copyright Office recently recommended that Congress enact legislation providing for ”droit de suite” resale royalty on secondary market sales through auctions, commercial galleries, and private dealers. A well maintained catalog of work provides essential evidence supporting artists’ royalty claims.

What happens if I do not extend my subscription?

If you decide not to extend your subscription by paying the annual maintenance fee, you will no longer have access to the catalog to add or change records. The catalog will remain on Index Projects servers and your access will be restored upon payment of maintenance fees.

Can I get a copy of my catalog to store on my own computer?

Yes, you can request a file containing a copy of the recrods you have created. The file will contain record data but will not support any of the Index Projects records management functions.

What does the future hold for Index Projects?

The originators of Index Projects are establishing a nonprofit corporation and applying for 501(c)(3) status.

What happens if I get stuck? Is there someone I can talk to?

Rest assured, your questions will be answered by a real person. Just send an email to info@indexprojects.org. If we can’t give you a concise, clear answer in an email reply, we will send our phone number so you can give us a call.