Copyright and Image Use Policy

What does all this copyright lingo really mean? Can I use your pictures?

Copyright 2002-2019. All rights reserved. Elements of this webpage are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound, IMAGE or programming code from this webpage may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by John Lewis... but all you need to do is ASK!

Here is the short answer:

The ownership and maintenance of this website is, at times, both exhaustive and expensive. The first step is the actual acquisition of the patch either by trading or direct purchase. Then comes photograpy, editing the photo, arranging the subset for the photo, more editing, and publishing on the web. The images must be stored locally on an external hard drive and back-up DVD as well as remotely on a web server. The web site pages have to be written, coded, tested, and uploaded. Server space and bandwidth have to be purchased, the web site name must be registered, etc, etc, and there's no team to handle all this. One person does it all. I've spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours to develop and keep my web site fresh. And it's free for you to enjoy the fruits of my labor! I do understand there are instances where someone may want to use one (or more) of my images. If you want to use them on your personal web site (NOT commercial) then please adhere to the conditions listed below. For commercial use, contact me.

Usage of up to four (4) single patch images per single browser page are allowed as long as each individual image has a notation immediately adjacent to the image (top, bottom, or sides) stating the following: From OR the images can be grouped together if the group is clearly identified with a single notation as: From and the links do not need to be hot (clickable).

Usage of between five (5) and ten (10) single patch images per single browser page will require that the browser page containing the patches have displayed prominently on its first page (visible without scrolling) the following: From AND THE LINK MUST BE HOT (clickable).

Usage of more than ten (10) single patch images per single browser page will require express permission and shall be granted or denied on an individual basis. Basically, I would like to review the programming code personally.

Usage of complete collections, sub-sets of collections, full-screen copying (ie: screen captures) are not permitted under any circumstances.
You are allowed; however, to reference as a hot link.
Example: Please visit to see other patches.

I will be pleased to honor any requests you may have for original or enlarged sizes of patch images.

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