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Copyright Policy


The purpose of this policy is to protect the intellectual property of the Napa Valley Genealogical Society and any material produced exclusively by the Society and its members or submitted to the Society by its members or by any other person or group. 


It is the policy of the Napa Valley Genealogical Society to provide information in printed form and on the Internet. To ensure adequate protection for this information, the following procedures have been developed to define its appropriate use, to identify situations requiring written consent, and to establish standards for crediting sources. 


The following copyright statements will appear on all material published by the Napa Valley Genealogical Society:

Books, Articles, or Printed Publications

"This {book/article/or printed publication} is published and copyrighted {insert year} by the Napa Valley Genealogical Society {insert Library of Congress Catalog Number here if appropriate}.

"No part of this book/article/publication may be reproduced without expressed written consent of the Napa Valley Genealogical Society.

"Brief passages may be quoted for purposes of review in publications where genealogical books ar usually reviewed.

"Blanket permission is hereby granted to reproduce any or all of this publication for the convenience of Napa Valley Genealogical Society members or others who may request such copies for purpose of genealogical research. A copy of the title page and the copyright page shall in all cases be included with the reproduction."

Website and Web Pages

1. The following statement will appear on each web page belonging to the Napa Valley Genealogical Society:

"Copyright {insert year} Napa Valley Genealogical Society. All rights reserved."

2. The following statement will appear on the Napa Valley Genealogical Society website and with each article or data appearing on other electronic media: 

"PERMISSION TO REPRINT articles or data from any Napa Valley Genealogical Society electronic medium is granted unless specifically stated otherwise, PROVIDED: (1) the reprint is used for non-commercial, educational purposes; and (2) the following notice appears at the end of the article:

'Written by {author's name, e-mail address, and URL, if given}. Previously published by Napa Valley Genealogical Society {insert date of publication}.

These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit. Data, files, articles, etc. may be printed or copied for PERSONAL USE. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for purposes other than stated above must obtain the written consent of the file contributor or the author of the article and the Napa Valley Genealogical Society: info@napagensoc.org.'"

Approved by the Napa Valley Genealogical Society Board of Directors March 12, 2021.

Updated: March 12, 2021


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