Copyright Policy


"This copyright policy is taken from the Smithsonian Institution webpage and is used by their permission and will be validated under the Belgian court of law in case of copyright violation."

Use of text, images and other content on this website are subject to the following terms and conditions:



Text and image file, and other content on this website is the property of and may be protected by copyright and other restrictions as well. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the content on this website may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the Belgian copyright law, and as described below.


Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from this Web site for such uses may do so without’s express permission, provided that they comply with the following conditions:

1. The content may only be used for personal, educational or noncommercial purposes;

2. Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would use material from any printed work;

3. The citation must include all copyright information and other information associated with the content and the URL for the website;

4. None of the content may be altered or modified;

5. Users must comply with all other terms or restrictions which may be applicable to the individual file, image or text;


By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text and image files from this website, users agree and warrant that they will limit their use of such files to fair use and will comply with all other terms and conditions of this license, and will not violate the rights of or any other person or entity. does not warrant that use of the text, images and content displayed on the website will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with


Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images or content of this website is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request so via the contact us option. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis.. A usage fee may be assessed depending on the type and nature of the proposed use.


The text, images and content on the website are provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damage to or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the site or your downloading of any text, images or content from the website.



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