Photo & Video Requests Permissions

Photo & Video Requests Permissions

How and Where We'll Use Your Photos

Explore Butte County (EBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism to Butte County. We rely on a network of partners and supporters to tell the story of the area in accurate and compelling ways.

A key partner is a local or visitor to Butte County who share their experiences through social media. Our organization cannot begin to capture all that there is to know about and do across the county, so we rely on others’ willingness to give us sharing permissions for their work.

Most commonly, we will ask for the following usage rights from users with public social media profiles:

TikTok/Reels

This permission grants Explore Butte County:

  • the right to your video content as a stand-alone piece or edited into a longer piece, with your credit, that can be shared across our social media channels, including but not limited to TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
  • the right to make editing adjustments, including, but not limited to, changing the music selection, color correction, and editing out parts of the video
  • the right to embed the video in galleries or single embeds across the Explore Butte County website (see examples below)
Adventure Guide

This permission grants Explore Butte County:

  • the right to use your photo, with credit, in our printed and digital version of our Adventure Guide only
  • the right to make editing adjustments, including, but not limited to, changing the music selection, color correction, and editing out parts of the video
Website Galleries/Embeds

This permission grants Explore Butte County:

  • the right to use the image(s) with attribution on Explore Butte County’s website, in a gallery, as a single-photo embed within a story (examples below), or as a story header photo.
Photo Requests Permissions
Photo Requests Permissions
Social Channels/Website

This permission grants Explore Butte County:

  • The rights included in the “Website Galleries/Embeds” permission, and
  • the right to use the image(s) with attribution on any of its owned social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
  • the right to make minor editing adjustments, such as cropping, color correction, etc.
Digital and/or Printed Marketing Efforts

This permission grants Explore Butte County non-exclusive rights to:

  • Apply all additional permissions included in the “Website Galleries/Embeds” and “Social Channels” permissions, and
  • use the image(s) in marketing materials - with attribution in any of its printed endeavors and without attribution in digital endeavors - to promote and/or increase awareness of Butte County, including but not limited to its printed Visitor Guide, digital newsletter, rack cards, social media advertising campaigns, other digital TV advertising, etc., as well as:
  • make minor editing adjustments, such as cropping, color correction, etc.
What is NOT included in these permissions?

Explore Butte County will not:

  • Sell your image to 3rd parties
  • Give permission to 3rd parties to use your photo for anything other than explicit Explore Butte County marketing; attribution will be given
  • Use your photo in any money-making projects
  • Obtain exclusive rights over the content - the rights permissions are non-exclusive licenses granted to Explore Butte County by the creator

For special projects/uses that require the original high-resolution photo, Explore Butte County will request additional permission that will include compensation and a signed contract. Special projects/uses can include, but are not limited to:

  • Billboards
  • Cover photos
  • Projects that are aimed to an international audience
  • Mail pieces and mailers
  • Others not listed here

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