Copyright information and image licensing


The text, images and software on this website are subject to copyright. This includes all the material supplied with our Deeproot Plant Base software products.

Creative Commons LicenseIn addition to normal copyright conditions, the text content (displayed data, excluding images) of Deeproot Plant Base is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This applies to material from both website and software products.


The software described and offered on this website is our own work and intellectual property and protected by copyright. Our software products and designs may not be cloned or reverse engineered. Licensing our software, by payment or free, provides the right to use it but does not confer ownership or copyright. The software cannot be copied or distributed other than under the conditions of the supplied licence. This is further described in our Terms and Conditions.


Most photographs are our own original work and designated as copyright of Deeproot Plant Base. Some additional pictures are provided by the permission of other contributors, who retain their own copyright. Certain images are "Public Domain" and so are copyright free with no restrictions on their use.

Each image shown in the Online Database displays the relevant copyright. In the software products the ownership information for every image is easily displayed (right click on image/Picture details). If it does not state "Public Domain", then it is subject to copyright.

For images by Deeproot - non-commercial use by private individuals is allowed without our prior consent, under the licence terms below.

Otherwise for commercial use they may not be reproduced in any form unless specifically permitted and licenced. This applies to pictures exported from Plant Base, download from this website or supplied separately by us. For business use, reproduction of images electronically or printed normally requires payment of a license fee. Contact us for details.

A special concession applies to off-line limited distribution, low volume business use. This may be especially relevant to garden designers, landscape architects, environmental consultants and similar professionals or students. We allow "limited-copy" commercial use of plant photographs, where permission to use them can be assumed and no license fee is payable. Images may be included as part of a design specification, client proposal or similar document that will not be widely distributed but rather prepared for a particular customer. They are still covered by our licence conditions and all images used should be credited to us with a clear copyright statement (© Deeproot Plant Base). Multiple or repeated images may be used in documents for specific projects but not reproduced to create a standard "catalogue" or for general advertising.

Any reproduction by a business that involves a significant number of copies or is not for specific clients, for example on business websites, is normal commercial use and requires prior permision and an appropriate licence.

Personal, non-commercial use of our images is allowed and free, under the Creative Commons License Attribtion-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.

Creative Commons LicenceNormal copyright also applies and images should be attributed to"© Deeproot Plant Base". For use on websites the attribution must include a back-link to our site.

Websites or blogs that generate income by adverts, paid click-through links or affiliate schemes are regarded as commercial. However, we take a common-sense view - please ask first.

Any use of our images implies acceptance of these copyright terms. We reserve the right to charge any fees due and recover costs incurred for licences not agreed in advance of publication.