The team at Visible Body is delighted by all the interest in using still images and video clips taken from our products and used by our customers to create additional learning materials. The policies listed here are created to strike a balance between protecting our intellectual property and supporting the goals we share with customers of furthering learning. This policy does not change any of the terms of the Visible Body User Agreement.
Instructors and students
Instructors, students, and healthcare professionals who have an active subscription to Visible Body Courseware or are at an institution with a group subscription to one or more of our products can use still images and video clips within their academic communities with wide latitude, as described below.
Permission to use Visible Body products in educational materials (like course handouts, a paper or presentation) is granted at no cost, provided that:
- The course requires Visible Body Courseware with at least 15 students subscribed or the institution has a group subscription | site license to one of our products
- Materials are circulated exclusively to students in the course
- Materials are not sold in any form
- Content includes "Image courtesy of Visible Body" displayed with the image or video.
- Materials do not support ad revenue
Note to instructors. Restricted instructor support materials, including answers to quiz and lab manual questions, are available to instructors who, subject to approval are teaching faculty at an accredited institution and require Visible Body Courseware with at least 15 students subscribed or the institution has a site license. These materials are excluded always from permissions grants and are not to be shared.
General public for educational non-commercial purposes
On a limited basis and with restrictions, we do grant no-cost permissions to share our intellectual property in a public setting to be viewed by a general audience (anyone without a VB Courseware subscription or without access through a group subscription). Please read these limitations and restrictions carefully.
Permission is granted to use up to 5 images / 20 seconds of video per entity per year with these restrictions:
- Images or video are not sold in any form
- Images or video are used to explain anatomy, physiology, or pathology--not to explain a for-sale product
- With the exception of academic journals, the print, website, or social media in which our intellectual property is used is not sold, ad supported, nor does it have access restricted by a pay wall.
- Credit is always shown.
- If print or video, use "Image courtesy of Visible Body" displayed with the image or video.
- If a website or social media either (1) Include "Image courtesy of Visible Body" and hyperlink Visible Body to www.visiblebody.com (2) Or include "Thanks to @visiblebody" or “Thanks to Visible Body” with @visiblebody or Visible Body hyperlinked.
- For academic journals the citation can be as follows:
[product name] (release number) [Computer Software]. (release year). [date of retrieval and company url.]
Here is an example: Human Anatomy Atlas (Version 2021) [Computer software]. (2021). Retrieved January 21, 2021, from www.visiblebody.com
Note: These permissions are granted at the sole discretion of Visible Body and may be revoked at any time. We recommend you check back here from time to time. Our team has worked to make these explanations as clear as possible. If you have any questions about these guidelines, please seek independent legal advice. Our support team is not able to provide advice on specific use cases.
Licensing images for commercial uses
We do not currently have a program for licensing images for commercial uses. Commercial uses include any time an individual intends on using content taken from our products in a for sale product or service or a product that is supported by ad revenue. Please do not contact us about a fee for licensing and reselling images or videos from our products; these requests are currently declined.
Commercial distribution and partnerships
We do have a number of partnership and distribution deals. These agreements, annual recurring contracts, include:
- Distributing current versions of our products
- Distributing white label versions of our products
- Distributing adapted versions of our products
The entry point for commercial distribution and partnerships is currently $7,500 a year. Learn more about these on the business section of our website. (https://www.visiblebody.com/corporate)