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VIREO Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read these terms and condtions ("terms") carefully before using this website. Using this website indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this website. By clicking on the button that stipulates agreement to the following terms and by using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement.

The images on this site may only be used for your internal "comps" and layouts. VIREO/The Academy of Natural Sciences does not grant you any license to use these Images in any final materials distributed either internally or externally by you or your organization/company, including any electronic or online system. Such permission to use comping files is not to be construed to be a grant of a license for usage. VIREO grants you no other rights, and you may not distribute, sublicense or make available for use or distribution any images from this site without a written license from VIREO. These images are not to be copied for any other purposes including educational lectures without a written license and payment to VIREO.

In no case are you permitted to remove the photo credit from the image.

All images on this site are copyrighted by VIREO/The Academy of Natural Sciences and/or its contributing photographers and are protected under copyright law.

Privacy Policy

The Academy of Natural Sciences (the "Academy") understands the importance of protecting its Site's user's privacy. To that end, the Academy exercises reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information provided by you in connection with accessing this Site. Except for personal information or personally identifiable information provided to the Academy on one of our secure servers, such as at the on-line Museum Shop (the "Shop") or personally identifiable information or the on-line membership form, no assurance can be given to you that this information will remain secure. The Academy may, at times, disclose such information to its employees, representatives, officers, agents or trustees, as well as any government entity, in the conduct of its business but only in order to comply with applicable rules, orders, subpoenas or other legal processes, or in order to provide information to any government agency or official requesting such information, or for any other legitimate business purpose.

Further, we may use non-identifying and aggregate information to improve the design and functioning of the Site. For example, we collect information about the version of browsers that lead users to the Site. We also track information about the number of visits to the Site. These aggregate statistics are used internally to provide effective service to the public and may be provided to others, but statistics contain no personally identifying information and cannot be used to gather such information.

This Site does not collect personal information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. For example, the Academy uses e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail that it receives. Addresses may be used to communicate with users about any aspect of our web site or program, to convey VIREO news and to solicit suggestions and/or funds in support of Academy programs. However, such addresses will not be shared with third parties

For non-registered visitors, VIREO/The Academy of Natural Sciences collects non-personally identifiable information about the visit, including searches performed on the website. For registered visitors, VIREO/The Academy of Natural Sciences records name, address, and contact information, the contents of light boxes, requests for permission to use images, and related information to allow us to help you locate images of interest to you. VIREO/The Academy of Natural Sciences generates a random password for registered users and does not allow you to change your password for this site to prevent you from providing us with a password that you might use to access other services.