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Christchurch 8154,
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Terms and Conditions for Digital Collection

The following Terms and Conditions for Digital Collection apply to your use of the Christchurch City Libraries’ digital collection, which is available on the Christchurch City Libraries’ websites. Where there is conflict between the Terms and Conditions for Digital Collection and the Terms of Use for Christchurch City Libraries’ websites (disclaimer, copyright, privacy), the Terms and Conditions for Digital Collection will prevail.

Our digital collection has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research), and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. Please contact Christchurch City Libraries if you have any questions relating to the use of this material. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Indemnity

It is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the images from the digital collection complies with all applicable law and cultural and moral standards, including laws relating to privacy, indecency and defamation.

The Christchurch City Council is not liable and you indemnify the Christchurch City Council in full (including lawyer's fees), for any claims or expenses arising from use of an image from the digital collection. Where liability cannot be excluded, to the extent permitted by law, the liability of the Christchurch City Council is limited to the amount of any fee payable for use of the relevant image.

By using the images in the digital collection, you agree to the following terms:

Personal Use of Images

Unless otherwise stated, images in the digital collection may be reproduced, transmitted or copied in any other way for the purposes of private study, research, criticism, review, or education. Images must be reproduced in full and not cropped or altered in any way, unless Christchurch City Libraries has given its permission for the change.

Acknowledgement of the Christchurch City Libraries and the owner of copyright in the image must accompany any reproduction, transmission or copy of all images together with citation details, e.g.:

Christchurch City Libraries, File Reference: CCL Map 123456;  or

Christchurch City Libraries: CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0003

Christchurch City Libraries: CCL PhotoCD 6, IMG0041

Further identifying details, such as title, caption, creator or date, can be found with the image in the digital collection on the Christchurch City Libraries’ websites, or by clicking the 'View more information' link, where this is supplied.

The acknowledgement and citation should be reproduced on the same page as the image, or at the beginning or end of audiovisual resources.

We would like to know how you are using these images — send us an email with a link to your site.

Commercial Use of Images

High-resolution versions of some images are available on request for Commercial Use. Commercial Use means use for any purpose other than private study, research, criticism, review or education. 

Requests for images for Commercial Use are sent to Christchurch City Libraries. Special terms and conditions apply to the Commercial Use of images. See Terms and Conditions for Commercial Use of Images below. 

Please note that a fee may apply to the Commercial Use of images in the digital collection. For more information, see Fees below.

Fees

Christchurch City Libraries reserves the right to charge a fee for any reproduction, transmittal or copying in any other form of the images in the digital collection on the Christchurch City Libraries’ websites. The fee is additional to any charges incurred for processing and supplying the image. All fees must be paid before reproduction or publication of the image.

Click here to view our full Fee Schedule [PDF]

Terms and Conditions for Commercial Use of Images:

These terms and conditions apply together with, and form part of, the Terms and Conditions for Digital Collections.

On requesting an image for Commercial Use (as defined in the Terms and Conditions for Digital Collections), you agree that:

  • By requesting or downloading an image for Commercial Use you agree to a non-exclusive right to reproduce, transmit or copy the image.
  • Unless Christchurch City Libraries has separately agreed to you retaining a copy of the image for a longer period, you must delete all digital or archived copies of the image within 60 days after you have used it for the commercial use for which it was obtained.
  • You agree not to sell, distribute or otherwise deal with the Image or copies of it except strictly in accordance with any permission provided by Christchurch City Libraries. A fee and other terms may apply to any additional use.
  • An acknowledgement to Christchurch City Libraries and the owner of copyright in the image must accompany any reproduction, transmission or copy of an image in the digital collection on the Christchurch City Libraries’ website
    An appropriate acknowledgement is:

    © [Owner]. Obtained from the collection, and used with permission of, Christchurch City Libraries. http://christchurchcitylibraries.com/…

  • Citation details of the image must also accompany any reproduction, transmission or copy of an image, for example:

    Christchurch City Libraries, File Reference: CCL Map 123456; or
    Christchurch City Libraries, File Reference: CCL PhotoCD 2, IMG0003

  • Further identifying details, such as title, caption, creator or date, can be found with the image in the digital collection on the Christchurch City Libraries’ websites, or by clicking the 'View more information' link, where this is supplied. The acknowledgement and citation should be reproduced on the same page as the image or at the beginning or end of audiovisual resources.
  • In some cases, Christchurch City Libraries may require that the acknowledgement is not included. If so, you agree to comply with such a requirement.
  • The image must be reproduced in full and not cropped or altered in any way, unless Christchurch City Libraries has given its permission for the change.
  • You will pay the applicable fee prior to being provided with the image.

We remind you that, as set out in the Terms and Conditions for Digital Collections, you are responsible for your use of the images.