Terms of Agreement for Use of Historical Images

The following "Terms of Agreement" form must be signed and all photos/images/files

MUST be paid for before any material is transferred to the purchaser.  


                        Fees for purchasing images from WAHS:   $10.00 per image for members

                                                                                                                     $15.00 per image for non-members

                                                                                                                     $ 5.95 for any shipping

Please read the following before purchasing a historic image for personal use, commercial use or non-profit use.  Permission to use an image and securing copyright for the image are two separate issues.  Also, note that images used on our website may not be copied and/or used without permission from the Westby Area Historical Society.  

Terms of Agreement for Personal Use of Images:

When you complete the purchase of a Westby Area Historical Society image for personal use, you agree to these terms of use:

  1. You agree to accept all legal responsibility for questions of copyright, literary rights or invasion of privacy that may arise from                      copying or making use of the image(s).
  2. You agree not to sell, publish, share, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast or redistribute the image(s) in any format without first obtaining written permission from the Westby Area Historical Society and paying a permission fee.
  3. You agree you will not copy the image(s) in any form or by any means, including making prints, nor will you allow others to do so.
  4. Permission is for one-time, one-project use only. The Society retains all rights to the image(s).
  5. You acknowledge that during the processing, the aspect ratio of the image is maintained.
  6. You acknowledge that your purchased image(s) will be printed on semi-gloss paper.
  7. You agree to pay all costs in advance of receiving the image.

Terms of Agreement for Commercial or Non-Profit Use of Images:



When you complete the purchase of a Westby Area Historical Society image for commercial or non-profit use (publications, web, presentations and/or public display), you agree to these terms of use:

  1. You acknowledge that permission is necessary for commercial or non-profit use of the historic image(s). Fees are charged per image and per format.
  2. You agree to pay the permission fees before using the image(s).
  3. You will provide the following credit line when using images:  Courtesy of the Westby Area Historical Society, Westby, WI.
  4. You will not significantly alter image(s). You agree to request permission from the Westby Area Historical Society before altering any image beyond standard cropping and resizing. After receiving permission to crop an image, if an image is cropped, the credit line will note the alteration.
  5. You will not use or authorize others to use images for any other purpose.
  6. For subsequent printings or editions of your project, you will arrange for additional permission from the Westby Area Historical Society.
  7. You understand the granting of permission to use or publish by the Westby Area Historical Society does not absolve the end user from copyright liabilities. You will not hold the Westby Area Historical Society liable for any damages stemming from your use of this content. This includes costs and expenses based on the violation of rights of ownership, infringement of copyright, invasions of the rights of privacy or laws of libel resulting from use of materials furnished.


The Westby Area Historical Society does not own the copyright to most images in its collection and assumes no responsibility for infraction of copyright laws, invasion of privacy, or any other improper or illegal use that may arise from reproduction of any image. It is your responsibility to determine whether your proposed use violates copyright, and if so, to obtain permission from the copyright holder(s).  Often, it is not clear who owns copyright. You, the user, are legally liable for complying with the provisions of the law. For further information on copyright, consult the U. S. Copyright Office publications.


I agree to abide by the conditions above, and to pay the use fee, if applicable:

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