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Copyright Policy on Use of Information and Photographs

CDFP data

The data that formed the foundation for this website was obtained from the unpublished works of Leonardo L. Co, who compiled his checklist-in-the-making from the primary literature and the works of Merrill, particularly his Enumeration of Philippine Flowering Plants. However, he also used his own data and knowledge of the Philippine flora and incorporated information that he obtained from his colleagues.

When the current CDFP editors started the website in 2011, they continued Co's work by adding data from the published literature and using it to update names, distribution information and classifications. This process continues to this day, with almost daily edits and additions to the checklist and the photos that are linked to it. Online databases, such as Catalogue of Life, IPNI, Plants of the World Online, World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, World Ferns, and various herbarium databases, are primarily used to identify discrepancies between the CDFP checklist and these databases, such as names that we overlooked or differences in classifications and reported distribution. The editors then use the published literature to make a decision about how to resolve such discrepancies for CDFP.

The editors encourage visitors of the CDFP website to use its checklist and the associated data for biodiversity research, education, and conservation. Users of these data are permitted to source data from the website, but should cite CDFP as the source of these data in any printed or online publications, including websites and databases. The suggested citation is Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards.Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org. This citation should be included as a literature reference in publications, so that the use of the CDFP resources is recorded by citation indices. However, it is not permitted to reproduce substantial amounts of data, such as all currently accepted plant names for the Philippines, or a list of all endemic species, or of all naturalized taxa, even if CDFP is acknowledged as a data source. If users would like to use substantial amounts of data from CDFP, they are requested to contact the editors to ask for permission and to discuss co-authorship for any resulting publications, databases and other outputs.

CDFP photos

All of the images from Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines link to PhytoImages, thus the 'Terms of Use' for the two sites are the same. These terms are as follows:

General Terms of Use:

All photographs and graphics files (the "Images") on the PhytoImages website are copyrighted. The copyright owner (the “Owner”) is indicated for each individual image. The terms of use for each image are at the sole discretion of the Owner and may vary between owners. Please see below for the Terms of Use for images (“Permitted Use”) of individual Owners.

By downloading, printing or otherwise using the Images from this website, users agree that they will limit their use of the Images to Permitted Uses and will not violate the Owner's or any other party's proprietary rights. Neither the curators of the PhytoImages website nor any Owner warrants that use of the Images will not infringe the rights of third parties. All authorized users (Permitted Use) must cite the name of the Owner with each Image and the PhytoImages website as the source of the Images [suggested citation: Nickrent, D.L., Costea, M., Barcelona, J.F., Pelser, P.B. & Nixon, K. (2006 onwards) PhytoImages. Available from: http://www.phytoimages.siu.edu]. This is a license and not a transfer of title. Image citations may include additional restrictions on Permitted Use.

Terms of Use for Images owned by Daniel L. Nickrent, Mihai Costea, and Gabi Costea:

Noncommercial, educational, and personal use
Images owned by Nickrent, M. Costea, and G. Costa are made available for noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. A maximum of 30 Images per use (printed or electronic documents) can be used for noncommercial, educational and personal purposes.

Commercial use or use for personal gain
Copying, modification or redistribution of the Images in any manner for commercial use or for personal gain (including, but not limited to all websites, downloadable applications, commercial textbooks, commercial broadcast or commercial news web sites) is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Nickrent, M. Costea, and G. Costa. Permission for commercial use of Nickrent, M. Costea, and G. Costa’s Images is granted on a case-by-case basis. A fee of US$100 will be charged per image for commercial use.

Terms of Use for Images owned by Pieter B. Pelser and Julie F. Barcelona:

Noncommercial, educational, and personal use
Images of seed plants (gymnosperms or angiosperms) owned by Pelser and/or Barcelona are made available for noncommercial, educational and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. A maximum of 30 Images per use (printed or electronic documents) can be used for noncommercial, educational and personal purposes. For Images of ferns (pterophytes) and fern allies (lycophytes) that are owned by Barcelona, Pelser, or Barcelona and Pelser permission needs to be requested from these Owners.

Commercial use or use for personal gain
Copying, modification or redistribution of the Images in any manner for commercial use or for personal gain (including, but not limited to all websites, downloadable applications, commercial textbooks, commercial broadcast or commercial news web sites) is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Pelser and/or Barcelona. Permission for commercial use of Images owned by Pelser and/or Barcelona is granted on a case-by-case basis. A fee of US$100 will be charged per image for commercial use.

Terms of Use for Images owned by Leonardo L. Co:

Images owned by the late Leonardo L. Co cannot be copied, modified, or redistributed for any use without written permission from a member of the Co family.

Terms of Use for Images by Owners not explicitly mentioned above:

Permission to use images of Owners not mentioned above can be requested from the Owner(s) by contacting the responsible curator via the email address provided with the image for which Permitted Use is sought.


Recommended Citation: Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

Copyright © 2011, Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines

Last updated 19 August 2020