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Copyright Policy & Photos Terms of Service (TOS)
By using and/or visiting this website, you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service").
Can I Use Photos from Katy.com?
Generally speaking, no, you may not use photos found on Katy.com without permission.
Katy.com takes copyright issues very seriously. Any photo taken by an individual automatically assumes copyright protection under US law, unless the photographer specifically says otherwise. Please respect the copyright of others.
Using the Photos System
You may not, under any circumstance, take photos created by other people and post them onto Katy.com without their permission.
Please respect the copyright of others. This means don't take photos that other people have created and pass them off as your own.
Don't upload anything that isn't yours. This includes other people's photos and/or stuff you've collected from around the Internet. Accounts with these types of photos may be terminated at any time.
You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions, and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with user submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Katy.com to use and uploaded these photos.
Your Rights When Uploading Photos to Katy.com
By uploading photos to Katy.com, you are granting us the right to display your photo on the Katy.com web site or our social media accounts. Your photos will not be displayed or used by Katy.com outside of our web site or social media accounts (for example, Katy.com cannot use your photos in print advertising, or a billboard, or a commercial, without your explicit permission). You may revoke this right and remove your photos through the online interface, or by contacting the Katy.com staff at any time. Katy.com will not retain any rights or copies of your work after it has been removed. Granting Katy.com these limited rights in no way restricts other existing copyright protections you hold over your work.
Copyright Infringement / "My Photos Have Been Used Without My Permission"
If you see photos that you've created posted by someone else on Katy.com, don't panic. This is probably just a misunderstanding and not malicious. Please contact the Katy.com Team, and we will take it from there!
Limitation of Liability
You specifically acknowledge that Katy.com shall not be liable for user submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party. Katy.com expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with user submissions. Katy.com does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its web site, and Katy.com will remove all content and user submissions if properly notified that such content or user submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. Katy.com claims no credit for any photos featured on this site unless otherwise noted. Katy.com reserves the right to remove all content and user submissions without prior notice.
Many of the photos photographed by Katy.com staff members (username "KatyDotCom") are available for licensing, with pricing starting at $300 per year per photo. For more information, please contact us. Unauthorized use of these photos may result in criminal and civil prosecution, resulting in monetary fines and compensation to Katy.com.
This policy may be updated from time to time without notice to our members. Updates to the Copyright Policy can always be found at: https://www.katy.com/photos/copyright.php
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop us a line.