Willamette Heritage Center Photo Policy


Rules for Photographers

  1. Access to the grounds is free during operating hours.  There is an admission charge for access to the exhibits inside the buildings on our site.
  2. Please check in with the front desk when you arrive.  Our staff will apprise you of any potential conflicts for the day – business meetings, large group tours, etc.
  3. Please remember we are a public site.  Be aware of your surroundings and courteous to our visitors. Blocking doors, entryways or other site features for extended periods of time is not acceptable.  Disruption of our visitor’s experience can result your removal from the site.

Flash photography is not allowed inside our buildings.

Conditions for Use of Photographs

Personal and Commercial use and/or publication in any media print, digital, or otherwise of photos of the Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) campus and from the Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) collections are subject to the following conditions:

  1. Use of the images do not violate any federal, state, or local laws including but not limited to copyright infringement and the privacy of individuals on our site.  It is the user’s responsibility to secure the permission of those being photographed and to determine the copyright restrictions that may pertain to any materials distributed by the user.  All responsibility for possible copyright infringement and invasion of privacy arising from use of reproductions is assumed by the user.
  2. The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Willamette Heritage Center, its officers, employees and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.  In the event of litigation, user agrees to pay any and all attorney fees for the Willamette Heritage Center.
  3. As a non-profit museum and heritage center, the Willamette Heritage Center is bound by certain legal and ethical requirements.  Permission for using photographs taken on our site for advertisements or marketing campaigns requires a letter of permission from the Willamette Heritage Center.  Permission will be considered on a case by case basis and in relation to our mission statement and industry ethical standards.