ESA Industry Portal Help

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Image copyright information

The ESA Industry Portal contains images and videos used throughout the site. The images are offered in the highest resolution available.

Most images have been released publicly from ESA. You may use ESA images or videos for educational or informational purposes. The publicly released ESA images may be reproduced without fee, on the following conditions:

  • Credit ESA as the source of the images:
    Examples: Photo: ESA; Photo: ESA/Cluster; Image: ESA/NASA - SOHO/LASCO
  • ESA images may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by ESA or any ESA employee of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead.
  • If an image includes an identifiable person, using that image for commercial purposes may infringe that person's right of privacy, and separate permission should be obtained from the individual.

If these images are to be used in advertising or any commercial promotion, layout and copy must be submitted to ESA beforehand for approval. See Terms and Conditions

Some images contained in ESA Industry Portal have come from other sources, and this is indicated in the Credits notice. For re-use of non-ESA images contact the designated authority.

Last update: 18 February 2009

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