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Guidelines for Reproducing or Using Material from the NIEHS Web Site

NIEHS's policy is to use externally produced material (graphics, text, etc.) on our web site only with permission of the copyright holder. If you believe material to which you have rights has been improperly included, please provide the URL to the webmaster identified as contact for the page on which the material appears or to the NIEHS Kids Pages (kids@niehs.nih.gov).

Text

Text (excluding lyrics, riddles, brainteasers, and jokes) appearing on NIEHS web pages was either prepared by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties and therefore not subject to copyright or prepared under contracts that gave the NIEHS the right to place the text into the public domain. The same is true of most publications available for downloading from this website. You may freely copy that material and, at your discretion, credit NIEHS with a "Courtesy: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences" notation. If copyrighted text is included on an NIEHS web page or in an NIEHS publication, it will be specifically identified. For information about copyright holders, how they can be contacted, and what, if any, use those owners allow of their material, please provide the URL to the webmaster identified as contact for the page on which the text or download link appears. If no contact is given, contact the NIEHS Kids Web (kids@niehs.nih.gov).

If you would like to make NIEHS information available from your site, please provide a link to the page or document rather than copying the information to your site. This will assure that your users have the latest information from NIEHS.

Graphics

With the exception of NIEHS logos, permission to use NIEHS graphics is granted on a case-by-case basis. Some are public domain, some are created by NIEHS contractors, and some are used by NIEHS with specific permission granted by the owner. Therefore photos and illustrations found on the NIEHS website should not be reused without permission.

For information about the copyright holders of a given photo or illustration on the NIEHS web site, how the owners can be contacted, and what, if any, use those owners allow of their material, please provide the URL and file name to the webmaster identified as contact for the page on which the photo or illustration appears. If no contact is given, contact the NIEHS Kids Web (kids@niehs.nih.gov).

Granting the right to use a graphic from the NIEHS web site does not explicitly or implicitly convey NIEHS's endorsement of the site where it is used. If an NIEHS image includes an identifiable person, using the image may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person. Once you receive confirmation from us that a graphic is available for use, you may, at your discretion, credit NIEHS with a "Courtesy: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences" notation.

 

Credits to Others or Requests for Removal of Materials

If you deserve credit for anything on this site, or if anything here should not be presented for any reason, please immediately and we'll take care of it!

Privacy

If you send us personal information when requesting copies, information, or other assistance, you do not have to give us personal information. If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an email message, form, survey, etc., we will only maintain the information as long as needed to respond to your question or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. However, some communications may be maintained, as required by law, for historical purposes. If you intend to request mailed copies of any NIEHS materials, please first familiarize yourself with our Privacy Policies, which restricts our use of any information we receive from you.

Link Requests

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is a federal facility involved in environmental health research. Links to the NIEHS Kids' Pages are welcome, and specific approvals are not required for linking to NIEHS websites. See additional link and endorsement information on our disclaimers page.

Copies of NIEHS Materials

"NIEHS documents" are listed below.

NIEHS materials may be printed from the website or obtained in hardcopy form as described below. These documents are NOT copyrighted and MAY BE reproduced without permission for non-commercial purposes. However, we do ask that credit be given to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, HHS.

To request copies of printed booklets, go to Contact Us and select Educational Materials Request. Check the booklet or booklets you would like, fill out the form, and click on Submit. 

More publications are available at:

Copies of Other Available Materials

Please visit the links provided below to obtain information about requesting copies or use of the following K–12 curricular-related documents: some materials are copyrighted and may not be reproduced.

Requests for Copyrighted Materials

NIEHS is a federal facility involved in environmental health research. We conserve our funds for our research, so we have assembled our children's website using materials and activities obtained from other online sources. Therefore, it is important to note that:

  • Most of the songs, games, riddles, jokes, and graphics displayed on our site are NOT the property of NIEHS, and are not considered to be in the "public domain" as would be the case with government materials.
  • NIEHS is a federal government agency involved in environmental health research. We are not a music resource, not involved with the music industry in any way, and have no authority to approve or assist with the copy, distribution, or purchase of music resources.
  • As indicated on our Disclaimers website, such materials are presented on the NIEHS website under the "Fair Use" provisions for use in educational settings. Please also review our Music Disclaimers.
  • Other uses of such materials are presumed to be protected by law in accordance with copyright laws  of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), and NIEHS cannot assist in that regard. NIEHS has no authority to approve or provide advice relative to downloading, reproducing, or disseminating non-government materials.
  • If you or someone else deserves credit for anything on this site, or if anything here should not be presented for any reason, please immediately and the situation will be immediately corrected.

 

Commercial Resources Assistance

The NIEHS Kids' Pages was not created as a resource for answering questions about music, locating lyrics or midis, or serving as an authority of any kind on commercial music resources. We simply provide a children's sing-along site as part of our educational website initiatives. You might try a major search engine to locate such resources, using something like the following as keywords:

+order +music +"put song title here'"

However, you must use your own best judgment before placing orders online. NIEHS does NOT guarantee that the companies that you locate during an Internet search will be safe, reputable, protect your privacy, or even provide the product that you are seeking.