We, the Operators of NatureGraphy, provide it as a public service to our group members and website users.
Please carefully review the following basic rules that govern your use of NatureGraphy. Please note that your use of NatureGraphy constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use. If you (the “user/member”) do not agree to them, do not use NatureGraphy, provide any materials to the Group or Website or download any materials from it.
NatureGraphy reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice to users/members. Your use of NatureGraphy following any such change constitutes your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms and Conditions as changed. For this reason, we encourage you to review these Terms and Conditions of Use whenever you use the Group or Website.
Permitted and Prohibited Uses
*Please report posts that break the rules.
As a member, it is your responsibility to read the Terms and Conditions of Use & Group Guidelines.
Any member that breaks any rule or guideline may be immediately banned. No questions asked. No second chances.
Members that are banned will lose access to the group in its entirety and will have to wait one year to rejoin the group.
Any photo published on NatureGraphy.com from the NatureGraphy Group on Facebook will remain published, unless we deem otherwise.
As a member, DO NOT BLOCK any Admin or NatureGraphy Team Member, this is an automatic ban.
Post only your own photos, LIMIT of up to 5 photos per post and ONLY 5 posts per day. This means, twenty-five photos a day, in multiples of 5. Therefore, your post album should only consist of 5 photos.
Each photo uploaded to the group is automatically entered into the group’s contests, hosted on: https://NatureGraphy.com. These photos are still eligible if you add your personal Facebook page link in the post. Only personal Facebook page links are ALLOWED, and must not violate Rule #5 & Rule #6.
Nature photos shared directly from your personal photographer’s Facebook page is allowed, and must not violate Rule #5 & Rule #6. You must own the photo and page. Photos shared from a personal page will not be eligible for contests, events or other activities, including the Elite & Legend Club. Therefore, if you do not want to participate in any of our contests, events, or other activities but still want to share your work, share your photo from your personal photographer’s Facebook page.
Do not use language that suggests or solicits group members for Follows, Likes, Shares, etc. Facebook provides this feature if you’re sharing a post. Original post must not contain soliciting language.
Promoting other groups, pages, products or services is not allowed, even if sharing from your personal or photographer’s page.
When you share photos directly into the group, members are allowed to include their FACEBOOK PROFILE/PAGE link ONLY, and must not violate Rule #5 & Rule #6. Example Post: “This morning’s sunset. https://facebook.com/my username or page name.”
Safari/Zoo photos are allowed. Safari/Zoo MUST BE credited properly, and must not violate Rule #8.
Do not post photos of animals abused or neglected by humans, advertising links to products/services, third-party/non-affiliated contests, or nude photos.
The focus of the NatureGraphy group is nature and wildlife. Do not post city streets or selfies.
Photos of pets are no longer allowed as they are considered domesticated and not wildlife. This rule applies to ALL types of domesticated animals.
Absolutely, no politics. This includes political statements, links, photos, etc. Violators will be banned.
Do not post composite photos (A photo made by overlapping or juxtaposing two or more separate images.).
Any violation to these rules may result in a ban.
You may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person’s copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, or disclose via the Group or Website any information the disclosure of which would constitute a violation of any confidentiality obligations you may have.
You may not upload any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other forms of harmful computer code, nor subject the Group or Website’s network or servers to unreasonable traffic loads, or otherwise engage in conduct deemed disruptive to the ordinary operation of the Group or Website.
You are strictly prohibited from communicating on or through the Group or Website any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any sort, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.
You are expressly prohibited from compiling and using other Users’ personal information, including addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses or other contact information that may appear on the Website, for the purpose of creating or compiling marketing and/or mailing lists and from sending other Users unsolicited marketing materials, whether by facsimile, email, or other technological means.
You also are expressly prohibited from distributing Users’ personal information to third-party parties for marketing purposes. The Operators shall deem the compiling of marketing and mailing lists using Users’ personal information, the sending of unsolicited marketing materials to Users, or the distribution of Users’ personal information to third parties for marketing purposes as a material breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use, and the Operators reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Group or Website and to suspend or revoke your membership in the consortium without refund of any membership dues paid.
The Operators note that unauthorized use of Users’ personal information in connection with unsolicited marketing correspondence also may constitute violations of various state and federal anti-spam statutes. The Operators reserve the right to report the abuse of Users’ personal information to the appropriate law enforcement and government authorities, and the Operators will fully cooperate with any authorities investigating violations of these laws.
The Operators of NatureGraphy do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through the Group or Website. Any material, information, or other communication you transmit or post (“Contributions”) to the Group or Website will be considered non-confidential.
All contributions to the NatureGraphy Group on Facebook are licensed by you under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license to anyone who wishes to use them, including NatureGraphy and its operators. Further more, you grant permission to NatureGraphy to alter photos or videos, to coincide with any NatureGraphy website design or sharing method and understand that “Non Commercial” usage by NatureGraphy solely means, in regards to NatureGraphy’s usage, that we will never sell your content for monetary gain and that “Non Commercial” usage does not include our ad revenue, NatureGraphy branded apparel, accessories, contests, endorsements or sponsorship income and by not selling your content NatureGraphy gains no commercial advantage.
If you work for a company or at a University, it’s likely that you’re not the copyright holder of anything you make, even in your free time. Before making contributions to this site, get written permission from your employer.
Group and Website Discussions
NatureGraphy may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Group or Website where users transmit or post communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to user forums and email lists, and the content of any such communications. The Operators, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. The Operators may edit or remove content on the the Group or Website at their discretion at any time.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when registering with the Group or Website. It is your responsibility to maintain and promptly update this account information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provides any information that is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account without notice and to refuse any and all current and future use of the Group or Website.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless NatureGraphy, agents, vendors or suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of the Group or Website, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms and Conditions, the infringement by you, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity.
These Terms and Conditions of Use are effective until terminated by either party. If you no longer agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you must cease use of the Group and Website. If you are dissatisfied with the Group or Website, its content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, your sole legal remedy is to discontinue using the Group and Website. The Operators of NatureGraphy reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Group and Website, or parts of the Group and Website, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use (i) is in violation of any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where NatureGraphy have reason to believe that you are in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.
Links to Other Materials
The Group or Website may contain links to sites owned or operated by independent third parties. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not control such sites and, therefore, we are not responsible for any content posted on these sites. The fact that the Operators of NatureGraphy offer such links should not be construed in any way as an endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of that site, its content or the companies or products referenced therein, and the Operators of NatureGraphy reserve the right to note its lack of affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement on the Group or Website. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to by the Group or Website, you do this entirely at your own risk. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, the Operators of NatureGraphy cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites.
Notification Of Possible Copyright Infringement
In the event you believe that material or content published in the Group or Website has been stolen and used without prior authorization, please contact us.
NatureGraphy Logos and Banners and other original written content are copyrighted and not to be used without our prior written consent.
Updated: 10/15/17 at 12:32 AM EST