Sourcing our Content

Sourcing Our Content

All content the Zoptiks platform is copyrighted under the copyright laws of the United States of America. Re-distribution of our content is allowed as per the following creative commons model:

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

CC BY-NC-SA This license lets others remix, adapt, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Quoting Our Content

You are welcome to quote short elements of our content in your website content, college papers, and other projects, providing that you cite the quote correctly, as is outlined in the Citing Our Content section below. These limits will be enforced at the discretion of Zoptiks Inc.; if we feel you are abusing these conditions, we may take appropriate legal action.

Sourcing Images

The images shown on Zoptiks have varying copyright/licenses set by the relevant image owner. Many of the photos on Zoptiks are public domain or have licenses that permit re-distribution or third-party usage. Still, many of the images have strict copyright and may not be reproduced or redistributed.

As of June 11th, 2020 we use the following vendors to source high-quality photographs, videos, augmented reality models, and information:

-Jumpstory -AudioHero -Adobe Stock -Artgrid -FlatIcon -DepositPhotos -Various Stock Image Platforms -Individual Contributors -Wildlife Photographers -3rd-party contractors -Internal Production Team -Zoological Organization Partners -Social Media Collaborators

Reference List or Bibliography

If you have a reference list or bibliography section, please list a full citation as below, or in a similar format as your project requires. Zoptiks: Bengal Tiger (June 2020) Available at: https://zoptiks.com/creatures/mammals/bengal-tiger/ [Accessed 11 Jun 2020] In-Text Citation If you are including a short quotation and would like to include an in-text citation, please use the short citation format as below. (Zoptiks: Bengal Tiger, June 2020) The date shown in (round brackets) is the date the article was first published, the date is shown in [square brackets] is the date you accessed the article to source the content. The date the article was published can be found at the bottom of the relevant material. Linking to Zoptiks If your project is online, we would greatly appreciate it if you include an HTML link in your citation. Please link to the relevant article when possible or the Zoptiks.com homepage. You are welcome to add a 'nofollow' tag as required.

Exclusive Rights

Websites that provide animal information, and are therefore, in competition with Zoptiks are strictly forbidden from sourcing our content to form complete articles. Using quotations as a small part of a unique article is permitted under copyright law, however creating articles based solely on quotations from Zoptiks is strictly forbidden and is considered a serious breach of our copyright.

The use of our content in commercial products such as apps, games and books is strictly forbidden without prior written consent. Whilst copyright law permits personal use; please keep in mind that content for personal usage may not be viewed by any third-parties. A personal website that is online and web-accessible is not permitted to use copyrighted content for personal use because the website is accessible to others.

Zoptiks employs anti-plagiarism software and techniques to identify abuse of our content. When our copyright has been breached, we will take appropriate legal action to protect our intellectual property.

Copyright Infringement by Zoptiks

If you believe that Zoptiks has infringed upon your copyrighted content, we would like to first and foremost apologize. It is not our intention to use your work without providing the recommended level of attribution. We understand the time and effort it takes into producing stellar content.

In this situation, Zoptiks has 3 ways of proceeding.

  1. Zoptiks adds the appropirate copyright information on the relevent content
  2. Zoptiks removes the content from our platform within 5 business days the dispute resolution.
  3. Zoptiks licenses the content from the content producer for market prices or upon a mutually beneficially agreement.

We urge you to contact us before proceeding with a long and costly legal dispute. We are just trying to teach people about the world we live in.

The above information is provided as guidance and does not supersede our legal policies which can be viewed at https://helpdesk.zoptiks.com/faqs/terms-and-conditions

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Last updated on 11th June 2020 by Zoptiks
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