Photo and Copyright Issues

Do you own that?

Customers love a social media page with a personal touch.

That's why we encourage you to send us photos and text as much as possible. We try to know your business, but a page that reflects what your business is truly about will always get a strong response.

So by all means, send us photos related to your business - community involvement, staff pics, product enhancements, etc. Only your imagination limits your page content.

But remember that you must own or have permission to use any content that you send us. Follow these simple rules to avoid headaches and potential legal action:

  • In general, it's unsafe to use anything from elsewhere on the internet, even if you change it somehow.
  • Brief article excerpts (under 100 words) are okay, as long as you cite the source.
  • Try not to use photographs that you didn't take yourself. If you want to use stock photography or clipart, you must license it from the rights holder. Exceptions to this are public domain images. To find out more about public domain images, click here.
  • When photographing events, post signs that attendees may be photographed and published online.
  • If you want to use a picture taken by a customer, ask his/her permission first.

By sending us content, you certify that you have the right to publish it.

We're happy to post whatever you want - as long as you own it. Let us know if you have any questions.