Legal and Ethical Use and Copyright Policy

Legal & Ethical Use

In digitizing and sharing its holdings online, the National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers, and the SUP Online Chapter seek to honor all applicable laws and observe sound ethics in safeguarding copyright, individual privacy, and the confidentiality of the SUP and other organizations. If you find any material that appears to breach copyright, infringe on privacy, or be defamatory, please inform us by emailing admin@suponline.comcreate new email.  Please identify the item as precisely as possible (description, page number, URL, etc.) and state the reason for your request to take down the item.


The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. The National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers, a non-profit organization, maintains a library under this definition at 3301 E. Louise Ave. in Salt Lake City, Utah.  One of the specified conditions for making such reproduction is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.