This copyright statement applies to all photography & images found on this website, and any other sites found on the MerrettFay.com domain. Please read carefully before downloading, linking to, or printing copies for use.
© Copyright 2017-2018 Merrett Fay. All rights reserved.
I. Proprietary Rights
The photographs contained on this, and any other site under the MerrettFay.com domain, are the property of Merrett Fay and are protected by United States and International copyright laws. All copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights in this site, are the property of Merrett Fay.
All Photographs on merrettfay.com are copyrighted.
No permission, either express or implied, is granted for the electronic transmission, storage, retrieval, or printing of the photographs contained on MerrettFay.com, other than that which is related to the normal "caching" practices of web browsers. No parties/individuals visiting or viewing images from merrettfay.com, may otherwise copy, modify, publish, transmit, or distribute the contents of the photographs found herein. Express written permission must be granted, on behalf of the photographer (copyright holder, Merrett Fay), in order to use these photographs for any purpose that is not outlined above.
Your use of merrettfay.com or viewing of this statement indicates your acceptance of these conditions.
II. Free Web Usage Criteria
The following conditions define my authorization for use of my image on the Web, free of charge, so long as proper attribution of copyright is given to me, Merrett Fay and include the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org in said attribution:
You may make LINKS to the images on pages you maintain for yourself for personal, non-commercial use.
If you are preparing FREE online site guides for other photographers, bloggers, and photograph forums, you may make use of these images, BUT ONLY IF YOU CONTACT ME PRIOR TO USE.
III. Commercial Use
Those persons who wish to use the photography found on this site in a commercial fashion must receive written consent from me, Merrett Fay prior to its commercial use. To obtain consent, interested parties should send an e-mail to email@example.com. In that e-mail the following should be addressed:
Image(s) you would like to use
Where they will be displayed
How they will be displayed
Intent of its display
Duration of their public viewing
Any other information you feel would be useful
Any commercial use of my photography without prior consent is a violation of United States and International copyright law. ALL INFRACTIONS WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
IV. Copyright Protection Tactics
In attempts to maintain the integrity of the copyrighted photographs found on this site, several copyright protection methods have been utilized. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to:
Placement of watermarks
Resizing of images
Conversion of images to low resolution for web use
If you would like to use a specific photograph with some of the copyright protection tactics removed, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and describe what the intended use of the imagery with the copyright protections tactics reduced.
V. Copyright Infringement is Serious
The act of infringing on a copyright is a very serious business and is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. I have worked very hard to present you with a quality photographic experience and I kindly ask that you will refrain from copying anything from the site onto any computer hard drive, removable media such as USB or external drives etc. You are welcome to copy the hyperlinks to other sites found on merrettfay.com, however, I ask that you do not copy any of the graphics, photographs, or articles from this site for your own use (other than the terms stated above). Doing so is an infringement of United States and International copyright laws.