Copyright and Image Use

All images, design elements, price lists, content, workshop details and information on this website and off that are created by Cathy and David Photographers are copyright. That means you can’t use it or post it without permission. You can’t copy our website design or the words we use to describe our brand. Posting our photography on other websites without permission violates copyright and will incur legal action. Giving us credit does not give you permission to post our images, designs or content without permission.

When asked, we are very happy to provide images so long as the terms and use below are followed.

TERMS OF USE FOR HIGH-RES FILES
The purchase of Hi-Res files (or if included in a package) grants the purchaser a Limited Release for Personal Use. Copyright remains with the photographer. If printed at a lab other than the Cathy and David Photographers, a Photo ID is required along with a copy of your invoice showing the purchase of Hi-Res (or Print-Res) files and these terms of use. Files may not be edited or altered in any way except in the case of resizing for print. No filters may be applied. Files may not be shared, sold, distributed or used online or made available to any other person(s), family member, business or publication. Cathy and David Photographers DO NOT guarantee the quality of prints purchased through outside labs. Limited release may be inherited by future generations or living relatives. Files may not be edited or altered in any way except in the case of resizing for print or online use. Prints may not be scanned, digitized or duplicated.

TERMS OF USE FOR WEB-RES FILES
The purchase of Web-Res files may only be used online and may not be printed for any reason. Web-res files may be shared among family and friends for personal use so long as they are not shared with magazines, businesses or publications. Any business or publication wishing to use photographs must contact Cathy and David Photographers for permission. Files may not be edited or altered in any way except in the case of resizing for online use. No filters may be applied. Whenever photos are shared online, credit (©Cathy and David Photographers) and a link back to the photographer website (www.cathydavidphoto.com) must be provided.

TERMS FOR WEDDING VENDORS
By downloading files from our website and/or gallery, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
– You contacted us and were given permission, by us, to use our photographs following the terms and conditions as outlined below. Giving credit is not getting permission. Legal action will be taken.
– You were a hired vendor by the Client for this event.
– Whenever files are used online, credit (©Cathy and David Photographers) and a clickable link back to our site (www.cathydavidphoto.com) must be provided. A written link may only be used on social media sites where a clickable link is not possible (i.e instagram).
– Files may not be shared with any other party, business, website, publication or blog without our written consent.
– Files may not be edited or altered in any way except in the case of resizing for online or print use.
– If our files are used on social media, you agree to provide credit and a link to our website within the post. You also agree to like and tag our social media accounts within that platform (www.facebook.com/cathydavidphoto and instagram/twitter @cathydavidphoto).
– Hi-Res files may be used for print advertising so long as credit is clearly provided for each photograph.
– We retain copyright of all of our images. The bride and groom do not have the ability to give permission for use of our images on websites, blogs and social media.

TERMS FOR WEDDING/FAMILY WEBSITES AND BLOGS
By downloading files from our website and/or gallery, you agree to the following terms and conditions:
– You contacted us and were given permission, by us, to use our photographs following the terms and conditions as outlined below. Giving credit is not getting permission. Legal action will be taken.
– Whenever files are used online, credit (©Cathy and David Photographers) and a clickable link back to our site (www.cathydavidphoto.com) must be provided. A written link may only be used on social media sites where a clickable link is not possible (i.e instagram).
– Files may not be shared with any other party, business, website, publication or blog without our written consent.
– Files may not be edited or altered in any way except in the case of resizing for online or print use. In the case of wedding blogs, photos may be slightly cropped or combined with other images (in a mason style) so long as the original intent and style of the image is not altered.
– If our files are used on social media, you agree to provide credit and a link to our website within the post. You also agree to like and tag our social media accounts within that platform (www.facebook.com/cathydavidphoto and instagram/twitter @cathydavidphoto).
– We retain copyright of all of our images. The bride and groom do not have the ability to give permission for use of our images on websites, blogs and social media.

Violation of copyright is finable up to $150,000 per image.

 

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