This copyright statement applies to all photography & images found on this website, and any other sites found on the Tomlea.com domain. Please read carefully before downloading, linking to, or printing copies for use.
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I. Proprietary Rights
The photographs contained on this, and any other site under the Tomlea.com domain, are the property of The Tom Lea Institute and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of The Tom Lea Institute.
All images on Tomlea.com are copyrighted.
No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on Tomlea.com, other than that which is related to the normal "caching" practices of web browsers and activities such as downloading solely for your personal enjoyment. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from Tomlea.com, may otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, or distribute the contents of the photographs found herein. Express written permission must be granted, on behalf of The Tom Lea Institute (copyright holder, The Tom Lea Institute), in order to use these photographs/images for any purpose that is not outlined above.
Your use of Tomlea.com or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.
II. Personal Use Criteria
The following are a list of conditions where The Tom Lea Institutes gives individuals permission to link to (or copy) JPEG images and other material at no charge:
You may print a copy of any image for personal reference without further permission.
Students are welcome to download images and incorporate them into school reports, presentations, etc. for free so long as proper credit/citation is given, without further permission.
Anyone can download images from Desktops / Wallpapers for the express use of displaying them on screen on any personal computer that is not being used for commercial or public viewing purposes.
III. Free Web Usage Criteria
The following conditions define the authorization for use of any images on the Web, free of charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to The Tom Lea Institute and include the website, Tomlea.com in said attribution:
You may make LINKS to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.
If you are preparing FREE online site guides for other photographers, bloggers, and photograph forums, you may make use of these images, BUT ONLY IF YOU ATTRIBUTE THEM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IV. Commercial Use
Those persons who wish to use the photography/images found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from The Tom Lea Institute, prior to its commercial use. To obtain consent, interested parties should send an e-mail to email@example.com.
In that e-mail the following should be addressed:
Image(s) you would like to use
Where they will be displayed
Intent of its display
Any other information you feel would be useful
Any commercial use of photography/images without prior consent is a violation of United States and International copyright law.
V. Copyright Protection Tactics
In attempts to maintain the integrity of the copyrighted photographs found on this site, several copyright protection methods have been utilized. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to:
Placement of watermarks
Resizing of images
Conversion of images to low resolution for web use
If you would like to use a specific photograph with some of the copyright protection tactics removed, please e-mail me at and describe what the intended use of the imagery with the copyright protections tactics reduced.
IV. Copyright Infringement is Serious
The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious business and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. Please refrain from copying anything from the site onto your own hard drive, diskette(s), printer, etc. Do not copy any of the graphics, photographs, or articles from this site for your own use (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of United States and International copyright laws.