WOW Shutterfly will not be getting any of my business!

Thursday, September 02, 2010
 Something very interesting I learned today from my DigiSisters online!
Basically, they can do whatever they want with your photos, art, LOs etc etc that you upload for printing.

Here's the important section from their terms of use.
Your Submissions
In the event that you post or upload to the Service, or otherwise submit to or through Shutterfly as part of your use of the Service, any materials including, without limitation, photographs and other images, text, graphics, videos, visuals, sounds, data, files, links and other materials (collectively, "Submissions"), you will retain ownership of such Submissions, and you hereby grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, and publicly display and perform (publicly or otherwise) such Submissions, solely in connection with the Service (including without limitation for purposes of promoting the Service). Please note that, while you retain ownership of your Submissions, any template or layout in which you arrange or organize such Submissions through tools and features made available through Shutterfly are not proprietary to you, and can be used by Shutterfly and others for any purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you have no rights in any such template and/or layout, and such template or layout shall be the sole and exclusive property of Shutterfly.
You represent, warrant and covenant that (i) you own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to your Submissions, (ii) your Submissions do not and will not infringe, misappropriate, use or disclose without authorization, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party, and are not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, and (iii) you hereby consent to the use of your likeness, and you have obtained the written consent, release, and/or permission of every identifiable individual who appears in a Submission to use such individual's likeness, for purposes of using and otherwise exploiting the Submission in the manner contemplated by these Terms (including for purposes of promoting the Service), or, if any such identifiable individual is under the age of eighteen (18), you have obtained such written consent, release and/or permission from such individual's parent or guardian (and you agree to provide to Shutterfly a copy of any such consents, releases and/or permissions upon Shutterfly's request). If you do submit a Submission that contains the likeness of an identifiable individual is under the age of eighteen (18), we strongly encourage you not to include any identifying information (such as the individual's name or address) with such Submission.
None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that we may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following, at our discretion: (a) monitor and/or filter any Submissions (including without limitation by means of blocking or replacing expletives or other language that may be deemed harmful or offensive); (b) alter, remove, or refuse to send, transmit or otherwise use any Submission (including, without limitation, by suspending the processing and shipping of any order relating to any Submission); and/or (c) disclose any Submissions, and the circumstances surrounding the transmission or use thereof, to any third party in order to operate the Services; to protect us and our affiliates, distributors, partners, licensors, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, other representatives, and users; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; to enforce these Terms; or for any other reason or purpose.


  1. Michelle said...:

    just another great reason to print with Heritage Makers! Plus we just lowered prices on our three largest books :)

  1. Cilenia said...:

    You know it Michelle! Never used SF for other reasons, but this just went to the top of my list of why I DO NOT USE SF!

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