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    Copyright Statement

This copyright statement applies to all photography & images found on this website, and any other sites displaying photographs by Francois D’Elbee. Please read carefully before downloading, linking to, or printing copies for use.

© Copyright 2000-2019 Francois D’Elbee. All rights reserved.

Proprietary Rights

The photographs contained on this website and any other sites displaying photographs by Francois D’Elbee, are the property of Francois D’Elbee and are protected by International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of Francois D’Elbee.

No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on and any other sites displaying photographs by Francois D’Elbee, other than that which is related to the normal “caching” practices of web browsers.

No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from and any other sites displaying photographs by Francois D’Elbee, 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 photographer (copyright holder, Francois D’Elbee), in order to use these photographs for any purpose that is not outlined above.

Your use of or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.

Free Web Usage Criteria

The following conditions define my authorization for use of my images on the Web, free of charge, so long as you contact Francois D’Elbee at [email protected] to request permission, proper attribution of copyright is given to me, Francois D’Elbee, and the e-mail address: [email protected] is included

You may make links to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.

Commercial Use

Those persons who wish to use the photography found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from me, Francois D’Elbee, prior to its commercial use. To obtain consent, interested parties should send an e-mail to [email protected] . In that e-mail the following should be addressed:

  • Image(s) you would like to use
  • Where they will be displayed
  • How they will be displayed
  • Intent of its display
  • Duration of their public viewing
  • Any other information you feel would be useful

Any commercial use of my photography without prior consent is a violation of International copyright law.

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 [email protected] and describe what the intended use of the imagery with the copyright protections tactics reduced.

The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious business and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. I, Francois D’Elbee, have worked very hard and traveled thousands of Kilometers to document various ceremonies, scenes, events and individuals, and kindly ask that you refrain from copying anything from the site onto your own hard drive, flash drives, printer, etc (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of International copyright laws.

You are welcome to copy and share the hyperlinks.

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