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Copyright and Reuse of Graphics and Text

Text

Most text appearing on NIAID Web pages was either prepared by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties or prepared under contracts for NIAID. In both instances the text is in the public domain and not subject to copyright. The same is true of most publications available for downloading from this website. You may freely copy that material and, at your discretion, credit NIAID with a "Courtesy: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases" notation.

Occasionally, the NIAID site may contain documents or links to documents, such as full-text journal articles, that are copyright protected. Web users may view and print these documents but should contact the copyright owner for any other uses.

Graphics

With the exception of logos (see below), permission to use NIAID graphics is granted on a case-by-case basis. Some are public domain, some are created by NIAID contractors, some are copyrighted and some are used by NIAID with specific permission granted by the owner. Therefore, the logos, photos and illustrations found on the NIAID website should not be reused without permission.

For information about the copyright holders of a given photo or illustration on the NIAID website, how the owners can be contacted, and what, if any, use those owners allow of their material, please contact us using the NIAID email form and provide the URL, file name, and intended use.

Granting the right to use a graphic from the website does not explicitly or implicitly convey NIAID endorsement of the site where it is used. If an NIAID image includes an identifiable person, using the image may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person.

Once you receive confirmation from NIAID that a graphic is available for use, you may, at your discretion, credit NIAID with a "Courtesy: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases" notation.

Use of NIAID logos

NIAID-funded researchers may credit the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) on their websites. The NIAID logo should not be used unless a person is given permission by the Head of the NIAID Publications Department for all publications or by the Web Manager for all Web-related products. If you have any questions regarding the reproduction or use of any graphics, please complete this email form.

Contractors may not use the NIAID logo on documents that are consulting deliverables or proposals intended for NIAID use.

The NIAID logo should not be combined with other elements to create a new logo for an office or program.

Additional Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for using HHS graphics, logos, and icons.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding the reproduction or use of any text or graphics, please complete this email form.

Last Updated March 22, 2011