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Copyright Permission

Copyright Permission procedures

Content Usage

Unless otherwise indicated, all information contained on this website such as text, graphics, logos and images is copyrighted by and proprietary to the African American Diabetes Association, Inc. and may not be reproduced in whole or in part by persons, organizations, or corporations other than the African American Diabetes Association, Inc., (AADA), its affiliates, chapters and without prior written permission of the CEO and Legal Department at the AADA.

How To Request Permission

To obtain permission to use or copy AADA-copyrighted materials from the AADA's website or from AADA printed materials, videos or audio materials, you must submit your request in writing by using our online form HERE. 

Requests must include:

Requestor’s name; company/institution name; address; telephone number; fax number and/or e-mail address; title; copyright date; page number or website URL address; and the exact material to be used. The request must state exactly how the material will be used and distributed and if the materials will be sold.

Note: Incomplete requests will be returned. 

How long will it take to process my request?

Please allow 7-10 business days from receipt of all required information for a response. Additional time is required for requests to translate materials or reprint recipes.

General Guidelines

Permission may be granted to copy AADA material if the request meets these criteria:

  • The requested material does not exceed 10 percent of text or video footage, or 25 percent of charts and illustrations. 

  • Material is being reproduced for educational purposes.

  • Material will not be used for a commercial or for-profit activity or to promote a commercial product.

  • The AADA copyright statement must be included on the reproduction.

Please note: Final approval is not granted until all fees and the Signed Use Agreement are received.

Permission will not be granted to:

  • Use any AADA service marks. (This includes the African American Diabetes Association logo and other service marks and logos owned by the AADA.)

  • Use AADA materials to endorse (implied or otherwise) a product, company or service.

  • Copy an entire publication, pamphlet, slide set or video. (Permission to publish, license or reproduce all or substantially all of an AADA copyrighted work will not be granted by the Legal Department through the copyright process but instead will be referred to the appropriate source.)

  • Use any material that has been discontinued or is under revision.

  • Modify or adapt AADA materials.

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All requests that are granted will be assessed processing fees based on the schedule below:

Print only—$100 

Electronic only—$200

Electronic and Print—$300 

Fee Schedule for Permission to Use Material From AADA Statements and Guidelines

**The $100 legal fee is a one-time processing fee not based on # of figs/tables and it may be $100, $150 or $200 depending on final output format of the material**

Number of Figures or Tables

1 to 3 figures or tables

$100 per figure or table

$250 per figure or table

4 to 5 figures or tables

$100 per figure or table

$500 per figure or table

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