Copyright Policy

Materials on this website were produced and/or compiled by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for the purposes of providing the public with information about the ROM’s programs and services and to further the ROM’s mandate to communicate to the public humanity’s cultural and natural history. The term “materials” includes all or any information, artwork, text, video, audio, animation or image files.

Terms & Conditions

The ROM’s website comprises and contains copyrighted works. Copyright in such works remains with the Royal Ontario Museum and other copyright owners. The works are protected by the Copyright Act, and the regulations thereunder, and by similar laws in other countries.

Information on this website has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for non-commercial, personal use only. Personal users may download, copy or share the material under the following conditions: the material must not be modified, must retain any associated copyright or other proprietary notices, and must acknowledge the source of the material. The source citations should include the URL www.rom.on.ca. Users must adhere to any additional terms and restrictions that may appear on individual pages of the website.

All other uses are prohibited without the express written authorization of the ROM or the copyright owner, including:

  • reproduction of any kind in any medium and redistribution in any manner for commercial* use, including commercial publication, or for personal gain;

Anyone wishing to use the materials from this website for these or other purposes must obtain prior written approval from the ROM. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis and at the sole discretion of the ROM.

* Definition of commercial use: ROM material used in a product produced by a commercial entity or by a non-profit entity for profit-making, commercial purposes or a product produced and distributed free of charge, at cost, or at a minimal charge generally by a non-profit organization.

For information on and permission to use ROM images, including licensing requests, and other ROM media such as film or video, please contact:

Rights & Reproductions
Tel.: 416.586.5590
Fax: 416.586.5642
E-mail: images@rom.on.ca

Third-Party Materials

The ROM has taken all reasonable efforts to ensure that materials, for which copyright belongs to others, are reproduced on the ROM’s website with the full consent of the copyright owners. The ROM does not warrant that the use of materials displayed in the website will not infringe the rights of third parties. Such works may not be used in any form; they may not be copied or downloaded without prior permission from the third party.

Trade-marks

Many of the trade-marks displayed on this website including the “Royal Ontario Museum”, and ROM logo, are registered and/or unregistered marks of the Royal Ontario Museum. The trade-marks of third parties may also be displayed on the website. Use cannot be made of such trade-marks without the express written permission of the ROM or when applicable, the third party. Any queries in this respect should also be addressed to the contact noted above.