Copyright and Media Sharing info
Marlon's Vision Photography was officially established and copyrighted in 2005.
My EIN (26-3395023) was obtained in 2008.
As of 2018 I am licensed and insured.
When Marlon's Vision Photography (referred to as MVP in the remainder of this document) communicates with you (or your business) about an appointment, consultation, or commissioned photography project (i.e. image editing), there are some business behaviours that should be very clearly communicated.
I. Marlon Gentry is the founder, and sole proprietor of MVP. He is the photographer, graphic editor, website designer, social network moderator, and business consultant.
II. MVP uses various forms of communication with current and future clients. These mediums include, but are not limited to:
a. Email (via marlonsvision.com domain email servers)
b. Phone calls
c. Phone text messages
d. Phone media messages (images sent via mobile device)
e. Social media platform messages (I.E. Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr)
III. Unless explicitly stated in official documentation obtained from myself, MVP maintains ALL copyrights and ownership of images that have been captured. Exceptions are provided images that have been edited via commissioned work.
IV. Images taken by MVP may or may not have a visible watermark. However, MVP does use EXIF (metadata) and image algorithm technology to identify and confirm ownership of images taken in the event a legal infringment case arises.
V. All images published MUST have prior copyright release and or social media/website release approval from MVP. Images that infringe upon this requirement violate my copyright policy and will be enforced to the fullest extent of the law.
VI. MVP is very understanding and usually allows for social media/website sharing. It is to be expected that MVP would like to be tagged or acknowledged in the posts. This allows my business to get proper exposure and reach the maximum amount of potential clients.
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No infringement intended