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TOS for Photographers and Social Influencers

Failte Ireland Usage Rights for Your Image

 

Hi there

 

More than likely, you’ve taken a fantastic photo of Ireland that we really love, and have clicked the Terms of Service link in our message request under your photo with one of the hashtags:

#YesDiscoverIreland

#YesWildAtlanticWay

#YesVisitDublin

#YesIrelandsAncientEast

#YesHeartlands

 

Hereinafter referred to as ‘Hashtag’.

 

Or you have agreed to allow us to whitelist your permission against all your images in our image management tool Olapic.

What is This Note For?

 

To make sure, you are happy for us to use your photo with the appropriate rights.

What You Need to Understand:

 

First you should understand that Discover Ireland is a sub brand of Fáilte Ireland which works in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, and are the National and International Tourism Development Authorities of Ireland respectively. 

Fáilte Ireland owns and operates the tourism sub-brands Discover Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way, Visit Dublin, Ireland’s Ancient East, and Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.

 

By responding to our message request with the Hashtag you represent and warrant that:

  • you are an individual eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • you own all rights in and to your photos and they are not copied from any third parties;
  • you have permission from any adult(s) appearing in your photos to grant the rights herein;
  • you waive (or if waiver is not permissible by law, will not assert) any moral rights or other rights with respect to authorship or integrity of the photos.
  • that you have read and that you agree to the following terms and conditions set out below.

What Happens When I Respond with one of your Hashtags?

 

By responding to our request message with one of our Hashtags, or agreeing to be part of our whitelist, you grant us permission to use your photo or videos in Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland content as follows: 

You grant Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland a non-exclusive, unlimited, royalty free worldwide license to reproduce, display, perform, distribute, archive, edit, adapt, modify and otherwise use any photo posted or tagged in the comments with the Hashtag.

 

What This Means:

 

This means by responding with one of Hashtags to our request message or posting content with the Hashtag, you assign Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland and its sub-brands the right to use the photos or videos in its social media platforms.

We may exercise our rights anywhere in the world, and the license granted by you is perpetual, meaning that it lasts for an indefinite period. You waive the right to inspect or approve the final usage of the image within the social post. However, Fáilte Ireland shall have no obligation to use your photo. 

 

What Do I Get Out of This?

 

Your photos may be viewed not only by you, but also by other fans of Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland brands around the world.

Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland will include your social handle or byline when using your photos. Our license is non-exclusive, meaning you can still use your photos and videos for your own purposes and let others use them for their purposes too. In return you release and discharge Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland from all and any obligation to pay you in connection to our use of your photos as described above and any of the intellectual property rights contained therein when you respond with one of our Hashtags.

Privacy

 

We respect your privacy and we value the trust you have put in us.

In reaching out to you about your photos, we necessarily process your social media username. We only use this personal information for the purposes described above.

We are committed to keeping your personal information safe. We've got physical, technical and administrative measures in place to prevent unauthorised access or use of your information.

We also use Olapic for social media content management. You can find Olapic’s Privacy Policy here

You can also find Fáilte Ireland’s Privacy Policy here

Can I Change My Mind?

 

If you change your mind you can simply revoke the granting of these rights to Fáilte Ireland & Tourism Ireland by sending us an email dataprotecion@failteireland.ie or by requesting the removal of an image used on our social media accounts by direct message on our social channels. You can also contact us via email to request details of your personal information we hold. We aim to respond to all requests within one month in order to outline the next steps.

You can ask Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland to stop using your images at any time, in which case it will not be used in future publications. 

 

Note: this will not apply to material already published. Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland cannot control or recall previously published material. 

Last But Not Least:

 

Thank you!

 

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