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Copyright Notice and Terms of Use

A. Image uses that require a license

B. Image uses that do not require a commercial license

C. General terms of use of this website

D. Prohibited actions

Summary

Unless explicitly mentioned otherwise, Tigran Avakian owns the exclusive copyright to all photographs and text appearing on the tigranavakian.com site. All images are registered with the US Copyright office. No images are within the Public Domain. Any use of images outside of the guidelines outlined in this document is copyright infringement.

1. PRIVATE USE, limited to: (a) personal, non-commercial or (b) sample, design, test, or layout use ("comp use"), can be done without permission.
All other uses require written permission obtained through email.

2. PUBLIC USE (diffusion by any means) for non-commercial purpose by individuals and all-volunteer organizations will likely be granted free permission, but approval is required. Free permissions always require proper attribution (including an active backlink, if used on the Web), and no alterations.

3. All others will need a licensing contract and payment.


PLEASE READ section A and the appropriate section B below for details BEFORE contacting us.

If your email doesn't clearly indicate that you've read all the relevant sections of this document, we will just refer you to it before proceeding further.

A. Image uses that require a license Sold, or used in any way in connection with any activity where payment is earned. This includes, but is not limited to:

1. Use on behalf of any organization which has paid personnel (INCLUDING NON-PROFIT, educational, religious, or government),

2. Use in your professional work (for example internal presentations, newsletters, logo, stationary, cards, preaching materials, and teaching materials),

3. Use for advertising, editorial or promotional purposes (including any fund raising activities and auctions),

4. Use on a commercial, advertising or self-promotional web site,

5. Use on a product that is sold, or contains paid advertising.

The only exception is sample, design, test, or layout use ("comp use"), for the only purpose of evaluating how a finished piece would look like. If you have particular concerns about image use, or wish to reproduce any of the images for professional or commercial purposes, please check the information about licensing to learn how you can receive a high resolution digital file delivered on the same day. Note that licensing fees start at $150 (minimum fee generally applies only for small sizes and/or number of copies, or some web uses), and that no free licenses are granted solely in exchange for credits or links.

B. Image uses that do not require a commercial license

1. PRIVATE USE for personal, non-commercial purpose is free Personal (and only personal) non-commercial, private use is encouraged and include:

- Screen saver or background image on your computer.

- Emailing a copy to a friend

- Printing a few images from your printer.

The above image usage DO NOT REQUIRE written authorization and apply only for the low resolution images that can be downloaded directly from the site.

Please note that these are for private use only. All other usage, including the distribution or reproduction of multiple copies, performance or otherwise use in a public way of the images or text REQUIRE written authorization.

2. PUBLIC USE (diffusion) for personal, non-commercial purpose requires permission

Permission will likely be granted for free for the following types of reproduction:

- Making derivative works such as paintings and drawing for personal or educational use

- Limited diffusion in personal educational documents such as school reports and thesis (for student only).

- Displaying on a personal non-commercial web page (this excludes self-promotional web pages) provided that you display next to the image:(a) copyright information and (b) an active HTML link to www.tigranavakian.com. A code like the following is appropriate:

<a href = "http://www.tigranavakian.com"> 
photo by Tigran Avakian/tigranavakian.com</a>, all rights reserved.

Please note that this is not sufficient to just post the image with the border containing the imprint " © Tigran Avakian/tigranavakian.com". Youmust create a hyperlink to tigranavakian.com. However, you need to email us for authorization with ID numbers of the image(s) you wish to use, the details of your project, or the address of your finished web page.

Please be sure to read the section General Conditions.

3. PUBLIC USE (diffusion) for all-volunteer organizations requires permission

- Please pay attention to the fact that "all-volunteer" and "non-profit" are NOT the same. If you are a all-volunteer organization with no paid staff or membership fee, and you provide only free services or information, you will likely qualify to use free image for:

- The organization's brochure, newsletter or slide/Power Point presentation.

- Displaying on the organization's web page, provided that you

display next to the image: (a) copyright information and (b) an active link to www.tigranavakian.com. A code like the following is appropriate:

<a href = "http://www.tigranavakian.com"> 
photo by Tigran Avakian/tigranavakian.com</a>, all rights reserved.

All-volunteer organization image use REQUIRE written authorization and apply only for the dissemination of information. Free use will NOT be granted for fund raising activities, nor for ANY organization that has paid personel, or charges for services or membership. For consideration, email us with the following information: (a) Name, full address and background of the organization, (b) Intended usage for the image(s), (c) Address of the non-profit web site (if any). (d) State explicitly that nobody in your organization is paid (merely stating that they are not paid for the task for which image(s) are required is unsufficient). Please be sure to read the section General Conditions. 2.4 General conditions for free image use Grant. Free image use can only be obtained by emailing us, after you receive an email granting the permission. If you do not receive an answer, it probably means permission was not granted.

Applicability. Free image usage applies ONLY for the low resolution images that can be downloaded directly from the site. No free PUBLIC usage will be granted for the high resolution images available by subscription, and no high resolution images will be sent for free.

Attribution. No free images or text may be used without carrying appropriate copyright information next to the images or text, acknowledging that the copyright to is owned by "Tigran Avakian/tigranavakian.com".

No Alterations. All free images must accurately represent the original work and be used in their entirety. Tampering, additions, cropping, low quality reproduction, or other alterations and tranformations that would affect the integrity of the image are not permitted. This include removal of the " © Tigran Avakian/tigranavakian.com" mark.

Rights. The images or text of "Tigran Avakian" which you obtain from any source are licensed to you by Tigran Avakian for the limited purpose of personal, private use. In case of public use, any grant of rights is only for the specific use for which you were granted permission. Any other subsequent use requires a separate authorization. Further no license is granted in respect of any property rights. This does not mean that the title to the image was transferred to you. You own the medium on which the images or text are recorded, but Tigran Avakian retains full and complete title to the images or text, and any intellectual property rights therein.

Tigran Avakian reserves the right to make future changes to these guidelines. By using any "Tigran Avakian" image you thereby consent to these guidelines and any future changes.

C. General terms of use of this website

- You are always encouraged to make a link to any of the web pages (html files) included in this server without any restriction.

D. Prohibited actions

- Embedding images into a web page, that is have a direct ("hot") link (img src) to any image (jpeg file).

- Using programs to automatically download or spider large portions of the tigranavakian.com site for other purposes than indexing.

- Framing of any of the tigranavakian.com web pages.

Special thanks to Quang-Tuan Luong @ terragalleria.com for providing these terms & conditions.