SBBGPhotos.org Image Use Policy
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's Digital Image Library at SBBGPhotos.org is not designed for commercial use or publication. A variety of organizations and individuals have contributed photographs to the Image Library and these contributors maintain copyright and dictate use of their images.
The images contained within the Image Library are made available on our website under the conditions outlined in this policy. By accessing or downloading images contained in the SBBGPhotos.org Image Gallery, the user acknowledges they have read this policy and agrees to abide by the conditions of the image use policy. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Garden's Information Resource Steward.
Digital images available on the SBBGPhotos.org website are maintained as part of the Garden's Blaksley Library archive. Over 30,000 slides and 3,000 print photographs have been digitized for inclusion in this database collection. In addition, over 30,000 born digital images are included. The purpose of this online gallery is to make this collection more accessible. Images are available for the uses defined below.
Educational institutions may download, reproduce and use SBBGPhotos.org images and associated captions in the preparation of course or instructional materials by teachers or students for non-profit educational activities. Express permission for such use is not required.
SBBGPhotos.org images are released in response to public interest in native plants. Please use caution if using these images for scientific research. Many images have not yet been validated, and may contain errors which would compromise their use for scientific purposes. The text captions of SBBGPhotos.org images are not peer reviewed scientific literature, and should not be treated as such. Image caption text is not to be used without permission from the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, requested in writing.
Individuals may download, reproduce and use SBBGPhotos.org images and associated captions posted on the World Wide Web for personal, noncommercial purposes. Express permission for such use is not required.
News media may download, reproduce and use SBBGPhotos.org images and associated captions in news reporting or documentaries on Santa Barbara Botanic Garden projects and programs. Express permission for such use is not required. Please contact the Marketing & Membership Manager for the Garden's Press Kit materials (including hi-resolution images).
Permission to download, reproduce, use and distribute SBBGPhotos.org images for commercial purposes, other than news reporting as described above, must be requested by contacting the Garden's Information Resource Steward.
All images should bear the following credit: "Photographer Name, Courtesy of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden". Please acknowledge copyright when noted with © (copyright symbol).
Special Note to Websites
You may not collect images or text from SBBGPhotos.org in order to make images or text available on your own website. It is not in our interest or that of our contributors to have uncontrolled subsets of these holdings available elsewhere on the Internet.
High resolution copies of images contained within SBBGPhotos.org are available upon request. Please contact the Garden's Information Resource Steward to request high resolution images. Depending upon use, licensing or other fees may apply.
Take Down Policy
Garden staff is making best efforts to identify photographers and copyright for images included on SBBGPhotos.org. If you have questions or concerns regarding photo credit, image identification, or image content, please contact the Garden's Information Resource Steward. The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will make every effort to satisfy your concerns or take down an offensive image.
Information Resource Steward
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Blaksley Library
1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105