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We may vary this permissions information from time to time. The updates will be posted on this page. We recommend you familiarise yourself with this page when using the site.

This page only applies to our owned images and online graphics. All our owned images and online graphics show our logo in the bottom corner of the image. For guidelines of use on all other materials and information, see Copyright Information.

All information and materials on Virtual Medical Centre including data, pages, documents, online graphics, images and web pages, audio and video are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary.

We take breaches of our copyright very seriously. Without our prior written consent, you are not allowed to:

  • use information or materials for any commercial purpose;
  • rewrite or modify information or materials;
  • redistribute information or materials; or
  • place information or materials on your own website.

Which of the following categories does your permission to re-publish images fall into?

  1. Seeking permission to re-publish our images for non-commercial and non-internet use as an educator or student;
  2. You are not an educator or student and you are seeking permission to re-publish our images for non-commercial and non-internet use; or
  3. Seeking permission to re-publish our images for commercial and/or online use

Our images and online graphics may be used for the purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under Australian copyright laws.

I. Seeking permission to re-publish our images for non-commercial and non-internet use as an educator or student

If you fall into one of the following two categories, you may re-publish an image or online graphic as long as it is for non-commercial offline (non-internet) use and only in an unaltered form that includes copyright notices and sources of materials.

  1. You are a lecturer/teacher at a recognised educational institution and wish to use the image or online graphic in an offline presentation to teach your students or in a presentation to your peers.
  2. You are a student and wish to use the image or online graphic to make a presentation to your peers.

Any permitted reproduction made must:

  • use the image in an unaltered form clearly showing our logo under the image;
  • acknowledge Virtual Medical Centre as the source material by including the following hyperlink underneath the image “Image courtesy of www.myvmc.com”; and
  • you must email us with the following information:
    1. let us know who you are and the purpose for which you are using the image
    2. send us a picture of where and how you are using the image clearly showing that the logo and hyperlink to our site appear under the image.

II. You are not an educator or student and you are seeking permission to re-publish our images for non-commercial and non-internet use

If you do not fall  into one of the above two categories and would like to use one of our images or online graphics for a non-commercial offline purpose, you need to seek permission prior to using the graphic. Please send us an email  for the attention of the editor, with your request laid out in the following format:

  1. Name of your organisation, noting if it is a registered not for profit organisation
  2. The purpose for which you wish to use our image
  3. Where you wish to use our image and how long for

III. Seeking permission to re-publish our images for commercial and/or online use

If you would like to use one of our images or online graphics for a commercial or online purpose, you need to seek permission prior to using the graphic and fees will apply. Please send us an email  for the attention of the editor, with your request laid out in the following format:

  1. Name of your organisation
  2. The purpose for which you wish to use our image
  3. Where you wish to use our image and how long for