Copyright and Permissions Policy

By navigating on the Black Mermaid Productions™ (BMP) website, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Copyright, Trade Mark and Designs

All content on the BMP website including graphics, likenesses, names, text, photographs, artwork, titles, logos, or other are the exclusive property of BMP unless where otherwise expressly stated.

This pertains in particular to the Elf~Fin™ characters and artwork, as well as the Black Mermaid® corporate logo (and associated collection of images), which is a registered trade mark of BMP.


As noted, the content of this site is copyright Black Mermaid Productions™, 1991 – 2014.

Material may not be downloaded, uploaded, altered, reproduced, broadcast, distributed, or otherwise used in any way for non-commercial or commercial use without the prior written consent of BMP. This includes tattoos and derivative works.

We DO NOT give permission to upload any BMP artwork onto free icon or free tattoo websites or any photo-sharing websites where images can be commercialised on products and merchandise, or on items that can be sold through online auction sites. Any such usage is a breach of copyright and trade mark.

The only exception to the general rule is the following.

Only images from the Images and Videos page in the BMP Media Centre can be downloaded, published or shared in an unaltered form for review or promotional purposes through social media, blogs, review sites, or electronic or printed review publications where there are no commercial applications with these usages.

In these cases, and where the images are artworks by Jozef Szekeres, please include the following information with the image you are sharing:

Artist: Jozef Szekeres
Copyright and Trade Mark: Black Mermaid Productions

If you are unsure, please provide a list of the specific artwork you wish to use and your intended use/s and direct your enquiries in writing to:

Official BMP Online Stores

BMP does not license the Black Mermaid® corporate logo in all her variations, Elf~Fin™ artwork or other images on this website for any non-profit, non-commercial or commercial use. The only official online stores for these images are the Black Mermaid® Boutique and the Elf~Fin™ Emporium.

Accuracy of the Information

Though BMP has attempted to ensure that information released online is correct, it does not warrant the accuracy of all material, and takes no responsibility for loss or damage incured from or arising from any of the website content.

Contributions to the Website

Correspondence and contributions including testimonials by ordinary mail, fax, electronic mail or other means can be reproduced for any purpose by BMP including for promotional or commercial purposes without reference, acknowledgement or payment to you. Furthermore, the use of this material does not imply or state any personal or business relationship between the contributor and BMP.

No subscriber, individual, institution, organisation or other person can claim ownership of any BMP property, character, story and art or otherwise if integrating BMP images or text into a secondary work except with the prior written consent of BMP.

Unsolicited Material

BMP will not accept any unsolicited project submissions of any kind for any reason, and takes no responsibility for any individual or organisation sending in material contrary to these terms. Any unsolicited submissions will remain unread and will be destroyed.

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