Terms of Use

All content displayed on the VisMet website is protected by copyright law (both domestic and international copyright laws), and may not be reproduced, reprinted, transmitted, displayed or published without the permission of the copyright holder. Printing or downloading an image for individual educational or research purposes only is permitted once you have informed the VisMet team about the nature and aims of your project and as long as you comply to any applicable license terms (see below). This does not transfer title to the material, or any intellectual property rights therein, to you. You may not redistribute or sell the material. In case the nature of your project is debatable, we can help you get in contact directly with the copyright holders of specific images.

Copyright holders authorized the VisMet team to display the images on this website for educational, non-commercial, scientific purposes. All of them were very eager to collaborate with this project, and would probably agree on giving you the same permission, if your project is well described and does not have commercial purposes.

In particular, the copyright holders of cartoons, artworks, and illustrations (authors of the images) personally gave us their permission to reproduce on the VisMet website their contents. They agreed on giving us the permission to reproduce these images online, under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND (described here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/).

Photographs displayed are licensed under a Creative Commons license on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/). The copyright owner allows distribution of the image under specific restrictions. VisMet complies to these terms by being a non-commercial, educational, and scientific project, and we hope that we did not hurt any sensitivity in displaying the chosen photographs. However, if you believe that your personal or legal rights have been infringed, please contact us immediately (info@vismet.org) and we will take down the alleged incriminated image.

For the advertisements we contacted individually the creative agencies that issued the displayed advertisements, asking for their permission. We also asked whether they were the only copyright holders for the mentioned advertisements, or whether we needed to contact their clients as well. In case of positive answer to this question, we contacted individually the client as well (the brand of the advertisement). We hope to have proceeded in the best and most correct way, for this non-commercial, educational and scientific project. However, we are ready to take down specific images if it appears that we missed some authorizations. If you feel that your rights have been infringed by the displaying of one of these images, please notify us as soon as possible and we will take down the image. Thank you for your kind collaboration.

Again, if you believe that content appearing on the VisMet website constitutes copyright infringement of another party's rights, please contact us and explain your motivation: we are open to take down the incriminated image.

For the rights that you grant to VisMet when you decide to submit your own work, please refer to the menu “Submit” and read carefully the Conditions.