Copyright and Terms of Use


Most text appearing on BioHealthBase web pages was either prepared by privately hired contractors or employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties and therefore not subject to copyright or prepared under contracts that gave BioHealthBase the right to place the text into the public domain. The same is true of most publications available for downloading from this Web site. You may freely copy that material and, at your discretion, credit BioHealthBase with a “Courtesy:” or “Courtesy: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases” notation where applicable. If text is reused online, href links and source attributions should remain intact and clickable.


With the exception of logos, permission to use BioHealthBase graphics is granted on a case-by-case basis. Some are public domain, some are created by BioHealthBase contractors, and some are used by BioHealthBase with specific permission granted by the owner. Therefore, the logos, photos and illustrations found on the BioHealthBase Web site should not be reused without permission unless otherwise noted on that particular image, photo or illustration.

For information about the copyright holders of a given photo or illustration on the BioHealthBase Web site, how the owners can be contacted, and what, if any, use those owners allow of their material, please provide the URL and file name in e-mail form.

Granting the right to use a graphic from the Web site does not explicitly or implicitly convey BioHealthBase’s endorsement of the site where it is used. If a BioHealthBase image includes an identifiable person, using the image may infringe that person’s right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person.

Once you receive confirmation from us that a graphic is available for use, you may, at your discretion, credit BioHealthBase with a “Courtesy: BioHealthBase” notation.

Use of BioHealthBase logos

The BioHealthBase logo should not be used unless an individual is given permission.