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You may download and display for educational purposes the free resources made available on the BioInteractive pages of the Site (www.hhmi.org/biointeractive) (“BioInteractive Resources”). The BioInteractive Resources may not be used for any commercial purpose without the express permission of HHMI and all other copyright owners. Except as permitted below for the Image of the Week Image Content, the BioInteractive Resources may not be republished, redistributed or otherwise disseminated beyond your institution or organization without the express permission of HHMI and all other copyright owners.
BioInteractive Image of the Week
You may download, reproduce, distribute, publish, display and share the images, including all related text, contained on the Image of the Week pages of the Site (“Image Content”) solely for not-for-profit, educational, or public information purposes (e.g., blogs, new stories, or articles), subject to the following restrictions and conditions:
- You may not create derivative works based upon, modify, or otherwise alter, any Image Content;
- As described in the Proprietary Rights Notice section below, you must keep intact all copyright notices for the Image Content and provide appropriate attribution to the original author or, if another party is designated in the copyright notice, such party;
- HHMI may terminate or modify the rights granted with respect to the Image Content at any time; and
- You may use images available on Image of the Week separately from any of the accompanying text.
Other Downloadable Content
You may download the Content made available on other pages of the Site that is indicated on the Site as available for download for your personal, non-commercial use.
Restrictions on Use; Permission Requests
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You must keep intact all copyright notices and provide appropriate attribution to the original author or, if another party is designated in the copyright notice, such party.
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- grant to HHMI and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license to: (a) display, distribute, reproduce, publish and create derivative works based upon, the submitted image (“Image”) and any text or other content that you provide in connection with the Image (collectively with the Image, the “Submitted Content”), in whole or in part, in any medium now existing or subsequently developed, for not-for-profit, educational or public information purposes, and for the promotion and advertising of HHMI’s image feature and other resources and features of HHMI or its affiliates, and permit consultants and contractors of HHMI and its affiliates to exercise such rights on behalf of HHMI and its affiliates and (b) permit users of the Site to display, redistribute, reproduce, publish and share the Submitted Content, in whole or in part, in any medium now existing or subsequently developed, for not-for-profit, educational or public information purposes;
- represent and warrant that: (a) you are the owner of the Submitted Content and the copyright therein (or if you are an HHMI employee, you created the Submitted Content in the scope of your employment and have not assigned rights in the Submitted Content to another person or entity), (b) you have the right to grant the rights set forth herein, (c) you have obtained all necessary third-party releases, and (d) use of the Submitted Content by HHMI and its affiliates as permitted will not infringe the rights of any third party;
- represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age;
- acknowledge that HHMI is not obligated to feature any submitted Image on the Site; and
- agree that HHMI may post your name and contact information so that others may contact you regarding your submitted Image.
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