Image Use Policy
Use of Content from this Website
Access to and use of text, artwork, photographs, and other files on this website are subject to the following terms and conditions:
All Content is Protected by Copyright Laws
Software, documentation, electronic text and image files, audio and video clips, and other materials are protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions as well. The Washington State Historical Society retains all rights, including copyright, in data, image, text, and any other information contained in these files. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the material on this website may also subsist in individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the Historical Society. The Historical Society expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this web site, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws, and as described below.
Fair Use is Permitted
Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from the Washington State Historical Society's website for such uses are welcome to do so without Historical Society's express permission. Users must cite the author and source of this material as they would material from any other creative work.
Commercial Use is Restricted
Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of the Washington State Historical Society files is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from the Historical Society's Collections Department. Permission for such use is granted on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of the Historical Society. Usage and reproduction fees may be involved depending on the type, size and nature of the usage request.
Washington State Historical Society Disclaimer Notice
The Washington State Historical Society assumes no responsibility for infraction of copyright laws, invasion of privacy, or any other improper or illegal use that may arise from the reproduction of any image or other content offered via its website or collections. In all instances, the end user understands and agrees to hold the Historical Society and its agents harmless against any and all claims arising or resulting from the use of its images and other collections and shall indemnify the Society and its agents for any and all costs and damages arising or resulting from any such unauthorized use.
For more information, contact the Research Center.