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NET 303 Unsplash Policy Primer

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Learn the key points about the License, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for the Unsplash photo sharing site. Focusing on copyright, ownership, censorship and privacy issues.

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NET 303 Unsplash Policy Primer

  1. 1. Unsplash www.unsplash.com What you need to know about the terms of use for Icon image: https://unsplash.com/
  2. 2. First up, what is Unsplash? Unsplash is an online platform where you can give and/or get ‘Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos’(Unsplash, 2016)
  3. 3. First up, what is Unsplash? Unsplash is an online platform where you can give and/or get ‘Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos’(Unsplash, 2016) Image: https://unsplash.com/collections/featured
  4. 4. Free? Yes, completely free. Unsplash is a collection of beautiful photos available for all members of the site to use, copy, reproduce, or modify at NO cost https://unsplash.com/license
  5. 5. Are you sure? Yes, all photos on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero https://unsplash.com/license
  6. 6. No-one So, once a photo is uploaded to Unsplash, who actually owns it?
  7. 7. Check it out That means you can use any photo without asking permission, paying anything or providing attributions See the Unsplash License https://unsplash.com/license
  8. 8. Even for commercial purposes? Yep. Blogs, art, book covers, t-shirts and more…check out Made with Unsplash for examples! https://unsplash.com/faq
  9. 9. Just remember When you upload a photo to Unsplash, you are releasing any intellectual, real or perceived ownership, moral ownership or copyright of or for that picture. https://unsplash.com/terms
  10. 10. Be very sure That you are not uploading a photo that any third party has rights to as you shall be held liable for copyright infringements and, any damages or other harm https://unsplash.com/terms
  11. 11. No tricks? No, no tricks. But you will have to agree to the Unsplash Terms and Conditions when you join
  12. 12. https://unsplash.com/join
  13. 13. Yes, you should Do you really have to read the whole Terms and Conditions(T&C) document?
  14. 14. Why? Because when you agree to a T&C, you are entering into a legally binding contract https://unsplash.com/terms
  15. 15. Your personal information! Also, the Unsplash T&C incorporates the Privacy Policy, which is all about…
  16. 16. Some points to consider • You must be 18 years or older to use the site • Unsplash takes no responsibility or liability for pictures posted to the site • Use or sharing of pictures is wholly at your own risk • All laws applicable to your physical location apply https://unsplash.com/terms
  17. 17. Unsplash will… • Notify you of changes to the T&C, by email, on the website or by any other means • Accept notice, complaint or claim at any time from you (via email) https://unsplash.com/terms
  18. 18. However Unsplash holds no obligation to monitor your, or anybody else’s, use of the website but can do so for the purpose of 1. Managing the website 2. Ensuring compliance with the T&C 3. Complying with requests from appropriate bodies https://unsplash.com/terms
  19. 19. And they can • Terminate any customer account, at any time • Remove or disable access to any pictures deemed by them as unsuitable https://unsplash.com/terms
  20. 20. Unsuitable? • Unlawful • Used for fraudulent purposes • Infringing, threatening, libellous, tortious • Harmful to children • Violative of third party rights (including copyright) • Considered as sexual or psychological harassment • Of a discriminatory nature https://unsplash.com/terms
  21. 21. Putting it simply You agree to respect the Website and other users when posting pictures and using the website https://unsplash.com/terms
  22. 22. Is there more? Yes, let’s take a look at the Unsplash Privacy Policy
  23. 23. It’s all about your information And Unsplash cannot 100% guarantee the security systems being used to protect your information https://unsplash.com/privacy
  24. 24. However • Unsplash will notify you of changes to the Privacy Policy by email, on the website or by any other means • You can request (via email) to see your personal information – though there may be a fee involved! https://unsplash.com/privacy
  25. 25. Personal information? There are two types of ‘personal information’ 1. Non-personal information 2. Identifying personal information https://unsplash.com/privacy
  26. 26. Non-personal information Is (personally) non-identifying information collected about your activity on the site, without your knowledge or consent. This may include your IP address and referring website https://unsplash.com/privacy
  27. 27. It is collected By Unsplash to monitor website traffic data and customer behaviour https://unsplash.com/privacy
  28. 28. Identifying personal information Will NOT be collected without your consent and may include details such as your address, phone number, email address and credit card information https://unsplash.com/privacy
  29. 29. It is collected By Unsplash to • Manage the site • Enable you to post pictures and identify yourself • Provide support and updates • Develop the site https://unsplash.com/privacy
  30. 30. Can you say no? There are ways to disallow collection of personal information, or withdraw consent for information collection, but this is likely to diminish your experience on the website and/or limit your use of the site https://unsplash.com/privacy
  31. 31. Yes Can Unsplash share my personal information with others?
  32. 32. With who? 1. Service providers who facilitate the functioning of the site eg credit card service 2. Government agencies when a request meets legal requirements 3. Third parties when the information constitutes a business asset eg sale or merger of the business https://unsplash.com/privacy
  33. 33. Also Non-personal information can be shared with third parties for advertising and marketing purposes https://unsplash.com/privacy
  34. 34. Now you know… A little bit about the three policies (License, T&C and Privacy Policy)that create the terms of use for Unsplash, you can decide whether to go ahead and join the site!
  35. 35. But remember You should always read the full policies – there is important information in them regarding your rights in relation to copyright, ownership, censorship, privacy and more.
  36. 36. This Policy Primer has been prepared by Teresa Petzel for Net303 and does not substitute the Unsplash policy documents. The content of this slide show has not been prepared or endorsed by Unsplash.
  37. 37. References FAQ. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from https://unsplash.com/faq. Join. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from https://unsplash.com/join. Privacy Policy. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from https://unsplash.com/privacy. screenshot Unsplash featured collections. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from screenshot Unsplash logo black. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from https://unsplash.com/. Terms and Conditions. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from https://unsplash.com/terms. Unsplash. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from https://unsplash.com/. Unsplash License. (2016). Unsplash. Retrieved October 15, 2016, from https://unsplash.com/license.

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