It is a sad day that we must include this following copyright statement. Because of a few bad actors who have taken my photos, edited them, and then used them for political and hate filled purposes, I must publish the following.

Instance of copyright infringement will be met with legal action.

The only exception to this copyright statement is as follows:

  1. If you are in the photograph;
  2. If you are an employee, student, or parent of a student in the San Elizario Independent School District.

Copyright Statement

This copyright statement applies to all photography & images found on this website, and any other sites found on the or domain. Please read carefully before downloading, linking to, or printing copies for use.

© Copyright 1994-2010 by Steven Earl Zimmerman.  All rights reserved.

I. Proprietary Rights

The photographs contained on this, and any other site operated by Steven E Zimmerman, are the property of Steven E Zimmerman and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of Steven E Zimmerman.

All Photographs on and are copyrighted.

No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on or, other than that which is related to the normal “caching” practices of web browsers and activities such as downloading solely for your personal enjoyment. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from or, may otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, or distribute the contents of the photographs found herein. Express written permission must be granted, on behalf of the photographer (copyright holder, or, in order to use these photographs for any purpose that is not outlined above.

Your use of or or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.

II. Personal Use Criteria

The following are a list of conditions where I, Steven E Zimmerman, give individuals permission to link to (or copy) JPEG images and other material at no charge:

  1. You may print a copy of any photograph for personal reference without further permission.
  2. Students are welcome to download images and incorporate them into school reports, presentations, etc. for free so long as proper credit/citation is given, without my further permission.
  3. Anyone can download images from Desktops / Wallpapers for the express use of displaying them on screen on any personal computer that is not being used for commercial or public viewing purposes.
  4. The San Elizario Independent School District, it’s affiliated schools, teachers, students and their families may download any and all photographs of sporting events, school events, image of their children without seeping permission. I only ask that you do not alter the image by applying a filter or editing the photographs. If you share photographs on social media, please give credit to Steven E. Zimmerman of Zip It Zimmerman and San Eli Sports. Photography, journalism and yearbook students, or their teachers, may request copies of raw images and may edit the raw images or final jpegs found on either or To request images, contact or

III. Free Web Usage Criteria

The following conditions define my authorization for use of my image on the Web, free of charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to me, or and include the e-mail address, in said attribution:

  1. You may make LINKS to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.
  2. If you are preparing FREE online site guides for other photographers, bloggers, and photograph forums, you may make use of these images, BUT ONLY IF YOU ATTRIBUTE THEM AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IV. Commercial Use

Those persons who wish to use the photography found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from me, Steven E Zimmerman, prior to its commercial use. To obtain consent, interested parties should send an e-mail to In that e-mail the following should be addressed:

  1. Image(s) you would like to use
  2. Where they will be displayed
  3. How they will be displayed
  4. Intent of its display
  5. Duration of their public viewing
  6. Any other information you feel would be useful

Any commercial use of my photography without prior consent is a violation of United States and International copyright law.

V. Copyright Protection Tactics

In attempts to maintain the integrity of the copyrighted photographs found on this site, several copyright protection methods have been utilized. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Placement of watermarks
  2. Resizing of images
  3. Conversion of images to low resolution for web use

If you would like to use a specific photograph with some of the copyright protection tactics removed, please e-mail me at and describe what the intended use of the imagery with the copyright protections tactics reduced. 

IV. Copyright Infringement is Serious

The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious business and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. I have worked very hard to present you with a quality photographic experience and I kindly ask that you will refrain from copying anything from the site onto your own hard drive, diskette(s), printer, etc. You are welcome to copy the hyperlinks to other sites found on, however, I ask that you do no copy any of the graphics, photographs, or articles from this site for your own use (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of United States and International copyright laws.

V. Notice of Use for Other Purposes

Photographs found on or may not be used for political, satire, commentary, or any other purpose not defined in this copyright notice without prior written permission.

VI. Consent

Your continued use of and constitutes your agreement to the above. You further agree that these same terms and conditions and copyright notices include, but are not limited to, These same copyright terms cover all social media sites, @StevenZimmerman on, work under the byline of Steven Zimmerman at and anywhere else Steven E Zimmerman may publish his work.

For more information, or clarification, please contact me at the following

Steven Zimmerman

PO Box 42

San Elizario, Texas 79849


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