A. Original artwork.
Some images have been specially commissioned by us for use both on this site and on products we sell, either here on Explore-Italian-Culture.com or on our hard goods store. These images will always be marked with a copyright symbol together with the original artist's name.
Under no circumstances is permission granted to anyone to copy or otherwise use those images which appear on this site and elsewhere.
Their unsanctioned use will be considered theft, and any breaches will be pursued and remedies sought both by us and by the original artist, under sections 1321 - 1323 of the Copyright Law and Berne Convention.
Wherever possible, the images used on this website are our own. However, some are used with the knowledge and permission of the copyright owner and others have been purchased under licence.
Using other people's images without their permission contravenes copyright law and is theft.
If we discover that images we have purchased, or which we have permission to use, have been taken or copied from this site we will have no hesitation in contacting both the original owner and the site from which they were originally obtained to report infringement.
If we discover that our own images have been stolen we will contact the Web host of the person concerned, reporting copyright violation and requesting that the offending site be taken down.
All text on this site is original and is therefore protected under general copyright law. It must not under any circumstances be copied or otherwise used without our expressed written permission.
If you wish to use the information contained within the site, please contact us beforehand to discuss its use. We do not bite and we will often allow its use - but you must ask first.
You will see some images on this site which have next to them a "Pin It" button. Those are the images which we are happy to be either 'Pinned' on your own Pinterest board, or used on your website or blog.
However, those images are all watermarked and the watermark must not be removed. We also require a link back to this site to be attached to the image.
If you are not prepared to accept those conditions then permission to use the images is not granted and their use will be considered theft.
You are welcome to link to this site from your own website or blog without permission.
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