Terms of Use

By submitting media to the gallery, the submitter:

  • Assures the editors of the gallery that they own the media, the media is in public domain, or they have permission from the owner to submit the media to the gallery. The owner of a media automatically holds copyright and submission of the media to the gallery does not change this. The copyright continues to be held by the owner. Media in the public domain may be submitted by anyone since the original owner has released their rights.
  • Allows the media to be used for educational purposes. In addition, the owner gives ASAS (the American Society of Animal Science or its successors) permission to produce and sell packages of selected media to generate revenue to maintain the image gallery. The media within these packages will only be allowed to be used for educational purposes.
  • Allows others to alter the media for educational purposes. Examples of alterations would include adding or removing labels, cropping media, or merging multiple media. When a significant alteration is made, we encourage submission of the alteration to the gallery as a new media.
  • May choose to place the media in the public domain or they may specify that the name of their choice must always appear as a credit whenever the media is used. These protections were adapted from the Creative Commons.
  • Does not grant permission to use the media for commercial purposes, unless they place the media in the public domain.
  • Anyone wishing to use a media for commercial purposes must obtain permission from the owner. Neither ASAS, nor the editors of the gallery, can provide permission for commercial uses.

If the copyright of any media is challenged for any reason, the editors of the media gallery will immediately remove the media from the database. Contact the editors if this situation arises.