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Photo Upload Use Policy

Disclaimer – Upload your photo(s)/video: Terms & Conditions


By uploading your photo(s) or video ("Image"), you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Images, including all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Images, and to transfer all such rights to Safari Club International / Central Ohio Chapter. In addition to the warranty and representation set forth above, by uploading Images, you warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of your use, and (b) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images, including, by way of example, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images. By uploading Images, you are granting to all persons who have access to the Images, without compensation, permission to use your Images in connection with the use, including a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Images without having your name attached to such Images.


Before you upload a photo or video, make sure that each photo and video falls in one of the four categories:

  • Own work: You own all rights to the image, usually meaning that you created it entirely yourself.

  • Licensed: You can prove that the copyright holder has released the image under an acceptable license. Note that photos and videos that are licensed for use only on certain "channels", or only for noncommercial or educational use, or under a license that doesn't allow for the creation of modified/derived works, are unsuitable. When in doubt, do not upload copyrighted images.

  • Public domain: You can prove that the image is in the public domain, i.e. free of all copyrights.

  • Fair use: You believe that the image meets the special conditions for non-free content, which exceptionally allow the use of unlicensed material, and you can provide an explicit non-free use rationale explaining why and how you intend to use it.

Privacy Rights

When taking pictures of identifiable people, the subject's consent is not usually needed for straightforward photographs taken in a public place but is often needed for photographs taken in a private place. This type of consent is sometimes called a model release, and it is unrelated to the photographer's copyright. Because of the expectation of privacy, the consent of the subject should normally be sought before uploading any photograph featuring an identifiable individual that has been taken in a private place, whether or not the subject is named. Even in countries that have no law of privacy, there is a moral obligation on us not to upload photographs which infringe the subject's reasonable expectation of privacy. If you upload a self-portrait, your consent is presumed.


Safari Club International / Central Ohio Chapter will never sell, sublicense, or give your Images to any third-party organization. If you choose to revoke your permission for Safari Club International / Central Ohio Chapter to use your Images, please submit the revocation in writing to: Safari Club International / Central Ohio Chapter,  PO Box 175, Dublin, OH 43017.

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