It is not the intention of this website to use photographs without permission. The photographs on this site are obtained only one of three (3) ways that are listed below in order of frequency:
- The photograph was taken by one of our in-house photographers,
- The photograph is on loan from one of our many generous vendors until the image can be replaced by one of our in-house photographers’ images,
- Lastly and rarely, via Google’s copyright free image search. The photographs are carefully scrutinized and chosen only if there is no copyright, bears no mark, or marked/noted as public domain until the image can be replaced by one of our in-house photographers’ images.
If we have innocently infringed on your work, please know that it was not our intention to do so. Please contact sales and we will remove it within 24 hours with our most sincere apology. This notice/disclaimer in no way suggests that we will pay for your photograph. It means that we will cease using it. It is possible that you have since gained a copyright for your image after our innocent use or the copyright was removed by a third-party and made available via Google’s copyright free image search.
Work that has been determined as public domain is defined as the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under a patent or copyright. We believe that public domain exists to all allow the free exchange of knowledge. It is, therefore, in that spirit of education and information that you may, under most circumstance, use any image that we have on our website that was taken by one of our in-house photographers’. Permission can be granted via email – just let us know which one you would like to use so that we may confirm that it is an in-house photo.