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Terms of Use and Permissions

Use of Content

By using the Helen Keller Archive website (hereafter known as "this Site" or "the Site"), you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.

Intellectual Property Rights in Content

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on this Site, which consists of text, images, databases, design, codes, and software ("Content"). However, AFB does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. The Content that AFB makes available on the Site may be owned by AFB, owned by others and used with their permission, or used in accordance with applicable law. Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third-party rights, such as copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions.

It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission.

Permitted Uses

Publication of images from the collection is subject to approval and fees may be charged for such use. Permission to use images must be obtained in advance and in writing from the American Foundation for the Blind by e-mailing Helen Selsdon, archivist, at hselsdon@afb.net. These permissions and fees are separate from any which might be assigned/assessed by the copyright holder.

Personal, educational, and other non-commercial uses of the Content is permitted on the following terms:

  • You must cite the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work.
  • You must also cite and link to, when possible, the Site as the source of the Content.
  • You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data.

Unauthorized Uses Require Prior Written Permission

You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication (except as may be permitted by fair use under the copyright law), you must obtain prior written permission from AFB.

Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats, such as high-resolution digital images, to Helen Selsdon, archivist, at hselsdon@afb.net.

Copyright Complaints

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the Site because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact Helen Selsdon, archivist, at hselsdon@afb.net with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content.

Disclaimer

The Content is provided "as is" without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. AFB shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of the Site or downloading any Content from the Site.

Reservation of Rights

AFB reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure of AFB to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.

Warranty and Indemnity

By using the Site, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use, including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold AFB harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of the Site.

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