Copyright Notice

The images, information and data on this site are not in the public domain and are the artistic and intellectual property of Michael Dominic Richard Guiry, unless otherwise specified. Any copying or derivation of the data or images, be it commercial or non-commercial (including non-profit), educational or non-educational, without the written permission of owner, and payment if requested, may result in legal action, including legal action involving the service provider or publisher. See this site regarding copyright owner's rights.

All use, including all commercial or educational use and all use in web sites, whether public or private, is subject to copyright law worldwide. We no longer grant free use for educational purposes (see below for a discussion of this) as this concession was being abused.

I am willing to quote for your use of my copyrighted images: send me a description of how you are going to use my material and I will quote a price by return; there is, however, a minimum charge of EUR100 for each transaction, so please do not contact me if you are not willing to accept this charge. I can no longer provide images free for any purpose, so don't ask, please.

All payments received for images or data are used entirely to support the site. Payment must be in Euros, preferably to a PayPal account via credit card. Please cite the http address of the page on which the image resides.

Educational use

There is some misunderstanding about the term "educational use". This refers here to use of the images in visual presenations for lectures or seminars and the use in posters for meetings and symposia. It does not refer to use in text-books, reviews, chapters, and so on. Such use witout payment is not an option and do not write to me seeking permission if you do not intend to pay. Scientific book publishers make outrageous profits and should be obliged to pay for images and should not tell authors to go a-begging for free usage.

PLEASE NOTE: unauthorised use of images or data on web sites or in publications of any kind WILL be the subject of action via your service provider or publisher.

Michael D.R. Guiry