Copyright Information and Image Use Guidelines


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Copyright Information and Image Use Guidelines
GENERAL CONDITIONS:
Unless otherwise noted, images and video copyrighted to W. M. Keck Observatory may be used for journalistic, educational and personal uses, including science textbooks. Restrictions are placed for other commercial uses.

Publishers who wish to have authorization may print this page and retain it for their records.

Please report all use, derivative creation and other alteration for work credited to W. M. Keck Observatory to the W. M. Keck Observatory Communications Officer, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743, telephone 808.881.3827, fax 808.881.4464, e-mail.

Images copyrighted by others may not be used unless permission is first obtained from the copyright owner and appropriate acknowledgment is provided.

By electing to download the material from this Web site (public sites ending with a keckobservatory.org address) the user agrees:

1. that W. M. Keck Observatory makes no representations or warranties with respect to ownership of copyrights in the images, and does not represent others who may claim to be authors or owners of copyright of any of the images, and makes no warranties as to the quality of the images. W. M. Keck Observatory shall not be responsible for any loss or expenses resulting from the use of the images, and you release and hold W. M. Keck Observatory harmless from all liability arising from such use;

2. to use a credit line in connection with images. Unless otherwise noted in the caption information for an image, the credit line should be "Courtesy W. M. Keck Observatory"; and

3. that the endorsement of any product or service by W. M. Keck Observatory must not be claimed or implied.

Special Cases:

* Many image and video materials on W. M. Keck Observatory public Web sites are owned by organizations other than W. M. Keck Observatory. These owners have agreed to make their images and video available for journalistic, educational and personal uses, but restrictions are placed on commercial uses. To obtain permission for commercial use, contact the copyright owner listed in each image caption. Ownership of images and video by parties other than W. M. Keck Observatory is noted in the caption material with each image.

* Prior written approval must be obtained to use the W. M. Keck Observatory 36-segmented logo. This image may not be used by persons who are not W. M. Keck Observatory employees or on products (including Web pages) that are not W. M. Keck Observatory sponsored. In addition, no image may be used to explicitly or implicitly suggest endorsement by W. M. Keck Observatory. Requests to use W. M. Keck Observatory logos may be directed to Communications Officer, W. M. Keck Observatory, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743, telephone 808.881.3827, e-mail information@keckobservatory.org.

* If an image includes an identifiable person, using the image for commercial purposes may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person. W. M. Keck Observatory does not permit likenesses of employees to appear on commercial products.

* W. M. Keck Observatory contractors and vendors who wish to use W. M. Keck Observatory images in advertising or public relation materials should direct requests to the contact information listed above.

Any questions you may have regarding the above copyright statement can be directed to:

Steve Jefferson
Communications Officer
W. M. Keck Observatory 
65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy. 
Kamuela, HI 96743 
sjefferson@keck.hawaii.edu