Copyright

Copyright Statement

This copyright statement applies to all photography & images found on this website, and any other sites found on the BernardPosniak.com domain. Please read carefully before downloading, linking to, or printing copies for use.

  1. Proprietary Rights – The photographs contained on this, and any other site under the BernardPosniak.com domain, are the property of Bernard Posniak and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of Bernard Posniak.
  2. All Photographs on BernardPosniak.com are copyrighted.
  3. No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on BernardPosniak.com, other than that which is related to the normal “caching” practices of web browsers and activities such as downloading solely for your personal enjoyment. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from BernardPosniak.com, 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, Bernard Posniak), in order to use these photographs for any purpose that is not outlined above.
  4. Your use of BernardPosniak.com or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.
    1. Personal Use Criteria – The following are a list of conditions where I, Bernard Posniak, give individuals permission to link to (or copy) JPEG images and other material at no charge:
      1. Anyone can send an image as an eCard.
      2. Anyone can download images from Desktops / Wallpapers for the express use of displaying them on screen on any personal computer that is not being used for commercial or public viewing purposes.
    2.  Free Web Usage Criteria
      1. The following conditions define my authorization for use of my image on the Web, free of charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to me, Bernard Posniak and include the e-mail address, [email protected] and a link to the image on my website in said attribution:
      2. You may make LINKS to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.
      3. If you are preparing FREE online site guides for other photographers, bloggers, and photograph forums, you may make use of these images, BUT ONLY IF YOU ATTRIBUTE THEM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, WITH AN ACTIVE LINK BACK TO THE IMAGE INSTANCE ON MY WEBSITE bernardposniak.com
  5. Commercial Use – Those persons who wish to use the photography found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from me, Bernard Posniak, 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:
    1. Image(s) you would like to use
    2. Where they will be displayed
    3. How they will be displayed
    4. The intent of its display
    5. Duration of their public viewing
    6. Any other information you feel would be useful
    7. Any commercial use of my photography without prior consent is a violation of The United States and International copyright law.
  6. 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:
    1. Placement of watermarks
    2. Resizing of images
    3. Conversion of images to low resolution for web use
    4. Registration of all images at:
      https://www.dmca.com
      https://pixsy.com
    5. 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 protection tactics reduced.
  7. Copyright Infringement is Serious – The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious business and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. I have worked very hard to present you with a quality photographic experience and I kindly ask that you will refrain from copying anything from the site onto your own hard drive, diskette(s), printer, etc. You are welcome to copy the hyperlinks to other sites found on BernardPosniak.com, however, I ask that you do no copy any of the graphics, photographs, or articles from this site for your own use (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of United States, EU and International copyright laws.