FAQ

Why Does the Site Exist?

Simply to share public domain resources.  Zephyrus Books comes across a lot of antiquarian books with wonderful old illustrations in the public domain.  Many of these are not available for public sharing anywhere on the internet, at least not in an easily accessible or larger scale format, so this site was started as a free resource for anyone looking for out of copyright images.

Are There Any Fees of Costs At All?

No, unless you choose to make a voluntary donation.

Why Would I Want to Donate?

To offset site costs.  While this site is in no danger of disappearing, there are ongoing hosting costs and labor to scan, clean up and research good images.  Even a few $10 or $25 donations per month make a substantial difference in the budget.

Are There Restrictions On How I May Use the Images?

No.  Commercial or personal use for any purpose is perfectly fine.  We post only public domain content and as such cannot put any restrictions on it.   Even though we have scanned it and perhaps edited it, the changes are not substantial enough to warrant any claim to any proprietary interest.   We love getting credit and links, though.   Please see the “About” page for more information.

Do You Have a Newsletter or RSS Feed?

Yes we have a feed, but have discontinued out newsletter.  Now that our feed is in place it is easier for many people to use this instead.  Additionally, with the new blog format of the main site it is easy to see new additions simply by visiting the site.  Posts are shown newest first, so unlike the old site you do not have to browse around looking for recent changes or additions.

Do You Have an Anti Spam Policy?

Yes. OldBookArt.com is part of a group of associated websites, which includes ZephyurusBooks.com and TheBookPuzzler.com. Any communication with these sites will be held in confidence unless specific permission is granted. As this site is sponsored (i.e. paid for) by Zephyrus Books and sometimes administered by the Book Puzzler, answers to questions or communication may sometimes come from these domain names.  Any list or newsletter we produce will only be sent to those who specifically authorize it.

Do You Have a Privacy Policy?

Yes. OldBookArt.com and its subdomain sites (including but not limited to www.gallery.oldbookart.com and shop.oldbookart.com) do not store any information about visitors unless they choose to register.  Users who create an account will have minimal information such as user name, email and log-in information stored. This information will never be shared with third parties or used for any purpose other than log-in in, posting, or other legitimate site functions that the user agrees to in order to fulfill the purpose of their visit. We may use this information to contact you.

In addition, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.   Specifically:

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