Content Use Terms & Policy

The following policy applies to all photographs and videos (“content”) shared with ACFEA Tour Consultants, Inc. in North America.

By sharing content with ACFEA, you are agreeing to the terms outlined below.

Sharing content with ACFEA Tour Consultants is defined as:

1) emailing it to photos@acfea.com,

2) on Facebook: tagging (@ACFEA), posting photos or videos to our Page (fb.com/acfea) or using #acfea in a photo or vidoe’s comments or description,

3) on Instagram: tagging @acfea or using #acfea in a post’s title or description, and

4) on Twitter: tagging @acfea or using #acfea in a post.

Permission to repost or use content will be requested via a comment from the ACFEA account or direct message from the ACFEA account, and granted via the hashtag #yesacfea in a comment or given explicitly in a message. For all social media platforms, the original account must be the person to tag ACFEA, use our hashtag, reply to the ACFEA comment or message. A comment with the tag or hashtag by another user will not be taken as permission for us to use the photo. Permission to use content might also be granted via ACFEA’s Google content form or in writing from the group’s legal representative.

Granting permission to repost or use content by any of the above stated means includes permission for cross-posting among ACFEA’s other social media platforms. Further uses of your content – including but not limited to on acfea.com, in online ads, and in printed materials such as our newsletter, printed ads, or further promotional items – will be requested separately. If we initially use your content on acfea.com, in online ads, or in printed materials, permission granted for that use includes all other uses, unless you specify otherwise at the time of granting permission.

All photos or videos will be credited to the either the first and last name of the person or the group account which shared the content, or the username on Instagram or Twitter within those platforms, unless it is requested  otherwise at the time of granting permission. The group name and basic tour details will likely also be shared, but not the names of any group members.

We will pay $50 for any photo or video chosen for printed or online materials, with the exception of social media, for a maximum of $100 total per person. No payment will be made for content posted or reposted on social media. If you are a professional photographer with different rates, please contact us to discuss them. If your photo of a group appears in a concert program ad or other sponsorship item for that group, no payment for the photo will be made.

By submitting a photo and/or video to an official ACFEA contest, you are agreeing to the terms outlined in the contest rules in addition to those found here. If a contest entry wins and is awarded prize money, additional payment for photo use in promotional materials will not be made.

If you would like us to remove a photo or video of yours from a social media post, please email photos@acfea.com.

If you hold the copyright to a photo or video that you believe has been shared with us illegally, infringing on your copyright, please email photos@acfea.com.

ACFEA does not claim any ownership rights to any photos or videos submitted and nothing in these terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use your photos or videos.

Thank you for sharing your content with us!