Terms of use for database

Images and documents

Georg Fischer Ltd holds the full rights of use of the images and documents published on this website. The digitized images and documents can be used freely for scientific, private and non-commercial purposes subject to the indication of the correct source citation (see below). The images are licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0.

Any form of commercial use or republication (publication or advertisement, in electronic or print media, company websites, commercial databases, etc.) of images or content made available here requires a proper source citation (see below) and the prior written permission of the Corporate Archives of Georg Fischer Ltd.

Uncompressed TIFF images can be requested from the Corporate Archives for publications in print media. This service may be charged depending on the effort required. In case of publication a free sample copy is requested.


The use of metadata is protected by a Creative Commons BY 4.0 Licence. Use of metadata is allowed, as long as proper source citation (see below) is used.

Source Citations

Source citations must take the following form:
Corporate Archives of Georg Fischer Ltd, Schaffhausen, [Reference code].

For web publications:
Citations as above, with the addition of a hyperlink to archives.georgfischer.com.