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GG Archives allows students, teachers and researchers wide discretion in using materials and ask that you properly cite information utilized in your reports, homework and school projects. Production quality digital images (300-1200 DPI TIFF format) may be available on request for a nominal fee. See Ordering Information for specific costs.
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Granting or withholding of permission is determined by the GG Archives on a case-by-case basis, and a usage fee may be required depending on the type of proposed use.
You may: print copies of the material for your own personal use; or store the files on your own computer for personal use. The material may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission from the GG Archives. We expressly prohibit the republication of our images and other files on sites such as Wikipedia, Wikimedia and similar websites. The images appearing on this website have significant enhancements under the laws of the United States and the laws of Norway.
Generally, materials found on this website were in the public domain. Many of the older images were in very poor condition and required significant enhancements through Photoshop and similar software. Additionally, not all materials appearing on this Web site are in the public domain.
NOTE: Images of Original Documents such as Passage Contracts, Landing Cards, Steerage Passenger ID Cards and Tags, and other primary source materials ARE UNDER COPYRIGHT until 2095 or later. Copyright pertains to the date of the first publication, not the date when the item was created. For these, you must have our permission to use or purchase the non-exclusive right to use in your publication or website. If you publish any of our primary source documents listed above on your website without our permission, a takedown order may be issued. Please abide by our very generous terms for the use of images from the GG Archives website.
Some materials have been donated or obtained from individuals or organizations and may be subject to restrictions on use. We hold the copyright on most of those images.
Passenger List and other Transcriptions
Transcriptions of our Passenger List and other materials are copyrighted and may not be reposted. You may, however, link to the appropriate page of this website.
Old or vintage articles that have been transcribed are often modified to conform with modern American English and edited / reformatted to improve readability on the web. It is therefore covered on US Copyright. If you want the material on your own website, please obtain the source document.
Hotlinking / Reposting of Images on Websites
Linking to our images within your website or blog is not acceptable without explicit permission from the GG Archives. This includes saving our low resolution images onto your servers for inclusion on your website.
- Email us in advance for permission to use an image or images on your website
- Include the URL where the image will be located
Please note that most immigration documents (i.e., immigrant ID Tags, passage contracts, inspection cards, etc.) that we hold the copyright to, it is unacceptable to repost on your website. We will only grant a limited number of uses, primarily to educational institutions or genealogy-related sites.
If you violate these conditions
- We ask the poster of the image to make the appropriate adjustments to comply with our TOS. Otherwise...
- We may ask you to remove the image(s) from their website.