Site Credits/Terms of use

Many thanks to all the generous people who donate their art, images and videos under Creative Commons or Public Domain licenses for other people to share, use and build upon. Their work is shown on sites such as Flickr.com, WikiMedia Commons, Stock.Xchng, Bugwood, EOL, CalPhotos, and sometimes on their own personal websites. We’ve used tons of their photos on our site and are greatly in their debt, but they ask nothing in return except credit for their work. Paying forward this same spirit of sharing, we allow our own (WW) photos to be used, too, under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license. 

You’re free to grab any Creative Commons-licensed media. First, though, take note of its license. Not familiar with CC licenses? There are several, each a little different from the others. Here’s what they basically require: You must attribute the photo to its photographer and be willing to share it under the same license. In some cases, you may alter the image. Sometimes, images are restricted to non-commercial use (NC). That means, for example, don’t print a CC BY-NC image you acquired on postcards you offer for sale. Please be respectful of owners’ conditions for use. Creative Commons licenses

Copyrighted images: There are also copyrighted images on our site. We have either purchased them or have been given special permission to use them. In most cases, we can’t legally share them. Contact us if you’re interested in a copyrighted image, and explain your intended use. We’ll share what we can or put you in touch with the author, if possible.

We try to be as mistake-free as possible on our site. If you find any problems — broken links, grammar, formatting glitches, etc.– we’d like to know about it. If you spot a factual error, we hope you’ll let us know about that, too — we strive to be as accurate as possible. Thank you!