Use of AURA/NOAO images constitutes acceptance of these guidelines.
Use of AURA/NOAO names and/or logos in publicity, promotion, or advertising is prohibited without prior written consent of AURA/NOAO.
AURA/NOAO should be acknowledged as the source of its materials, products, and technologies.
It is unlawful to falsely claim copyright or other rights in AURA/NOAO material.
AURA/NOAO shall in no way be liable for any costs, expenses, claims or demands arising out of use of AURA/NOAO images by a recipient or a recipient's distributee's.
AURA/NOAO personnel are not authorized to sign "hold harmless" statements or documents granting exclusive rights.
Copyright and Credit Statements
Any use of NOAO images should include the following copyright statement:
"Copyright Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. (AURA), all rights reserved."
"Copyright WIYN Consortium, Inc., all rights reserved."
Some images have been copyrighted by individuals. In these cases please use the copyrights specified; please contact the individual if questions arise.
Appropriate credit lines would be:
"National Optical Astronomy Observatories/National Science Foundation"
Additional credit lines may be required for specific images.
Non-Commercial Use: For its copyrighted images, NOAO allows reproduction, authorship of derivative works, and other transformations of the original work strictly for educational and research purposes without further permission, subject to the General Conditions stated above. For other non-commercial uses, permission should be obtained from AURA/NOAO.
Commercial Use: For copyrighted materials, permission should be obtained from the copyright owner, AURA/NOAO, prior to use. NOAO will work with vendors on a case by case basis to establish appropriate permissions for use, which in some cases may involve a royalty agreement. If a recognizable person appears in an image, use for commercial purposes may infringe a right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the recognizable person.
General Use: Electronic products may not be used in an inappropriate manner. Inappropriate use includes but is not limited to: religious materials, gang related materials, ethnic background materials, and political information. The use of images must not imply endorsement by AURA/NOAO of organizations, products, or services using the images. Commercial vendors should submit a description of the intended use of the images to the contact person named below for verification of appropriate use.
If further information or assistance is needed, you may contact:
Educational Outreach (outreach at noao.edu)
National Optical Astronomy Observatories
950 N. Cherry
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, AZ 85726-6732