The following copyright statement might be seen as being "harsh", however legal aspects of doing business and doing business over the internet requires that these statements be made to protect the livelihood of the owners of the copyrights for the images appearing on the LightHart Studios web pages

 

Copyright Reminder
Be advised: It is a violation of US and International Copyright Law to copy, distribute or alter any images on this web site in any manner without prior written permission. Our policy is to prosecute those who infringe upon our copyrights. Violators are subject to usage fees equal to the fees charged for reprint rights, plus damages, court costs, and attorney fees.

Legal Information & Notices
The information contained below is important. Please read carefully. 

Introduction
LightHart Studios (aka; lighthartstudios.com, www.lighthartstudios.com, LHS),  makes available on this web site images and related descriptive text (the "Materials"). The Materials contained on this Web site are provided by LightHart Studios for the sole purpose of advertising the business and services that LightHart Studios provides and are subject to the terms of use as outlined in this legal notice. By copying or downloading any of the Materials contained on this Web site, you agree to the terms of use as outlined in this legal notice. If you do not agree to them, do not use this Web site or copy/download the Materials.

Ownership of the Materials
Ownership of the Materials resides with the copyright owner.

Copyright Notice
The Materials are copyright 2002 - 2006 LightHart Studios. All rights reserved. The Materials are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be reproduced, sold, published, hosted on another Web site, or otherwise distributed by any means without the prior explicit written permission of the copyright owner.

This Web site including all text, graphics, HTML/coding and all documents is Copyright 2002 - 2006 LightHart Studios. All rights reserved. Some exceptions may apply (such as "free" clipart provided by other sources which are copyright by those sources).

Terms of Use for Materials found on lighthartstudios.com

You are only permitted to: 

View images contained in the LightHart Studios website.

NO OTHER USE IS AUTHORIZED WITHOUT THE PRIOR EXPLICIT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNER.

NO IMAGES MAY BE USED WITHOUT THE PRIOR EXPLICIT WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE COPYRIGHT OWNER.

Please note the following: 
You are NOT permitted to use any of the Materials for any commercial purpose without the prior explicit written permission of the copyright owner.

You are NOT permitted to reproduce or distribute printed copies of any of the Materials without the prior explicit written permission of the copyright owner.

You are NOT permitted to reproduce or distribute electronic copies of any of the Materials on diskettes, CDs, other portable media, or by any other electronic means.

You are NOT permitted to upload or host electronic copies of any of the Materials on any other Web site.

You are NOT permitted to use any of the Materials in electronic format including on-line use and multimedia applications.

You are NOT permitted to make changes or remove any information on any of the Materials.

You are NOT permitted to create derivative works from any of the Materials.

 

You are NOT permitted to link to any of the Materials from another website or any other source without written permission.

Mechandise Sales
Sale of merchandise of an image or work, original or reprint, DOES NOT constitute the transfer of copyrights to the purchaser! LightHart Studios and/or the original artist maintains ALL copyrights and rights of distribution to any and all graphic, photographic and other media designs and finished products unless specified by contract to release these rights to the purchaser.
Sale of Merchandise from either the LightHart Studios Originals Site or the LightHart Studios Catalog Shop (powered by Cafe Press) is included in the previous statement and no transferral of copyright is given or implied by the purchase of said products without a written agreement with LightHart Studios.

Reprint Rights
We receive many requests for permission to reprint or copy our Materials. Part of the way we make our living is by selling rights to our products, so reprinting without permission is considered theft of intellectual property since it would deprive us of our just income.
We sell reprint rights to our Materials in print form only. We sell such rights with the stipulation that copyright information and web address remain intact and that the Materials do not appear on another Web site and that no other copies be made or distributed by any means beyond the limits of contractual permission.

All requests for permission to reprint or copy any of the Materials are considered on a case-by-case basis. To apply, simply email your request with full details of the intended use to gvalhart@lighthartstudios.com. Note, a fee will apply if any of the Materials are used for a commercial purpose or if it is published or included with another publication.

Non-Commercial Educational Use
Subject to written approval, it is the policy of LightHart Studios to grant permission to educators and others to make and distribute a limited number of printed copies of the Materials free of charge provided the use is educational and non-commercial.

To apply for permission, simply email your request with full details of the intended use to gvalhart@lighthartstudios.com.

Disclaimer
This site (http://lighthartstudios.com and/or http://www.lighthartstudios.com) and all its contents are provided by LightHart Studios on an "as is" basis. LightHart Studios makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the site, the information, content, materials or products, included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, LightHart Studios disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. LightHart Studios will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental punitive and consequential damages.

For More Information
Please contact us if you have any questions concerning the usage or licensing of our copyrighted materials.


LightHart Studios

716 Martin Rd.

Elkins Park, PA 19027

(215) 887-2332

gvalhart@lighthartstudios.com

The information contained on this Web site is subject to change without notice.