Social Image Rights Terms and Conditions

Usage Rights for your content

You have been directed to this page as you have tagged or mentioned Blinds Direct on some form of social media platform.

By mentioning Blinds Direct in your social media account you agree that:

  • You are an individual aged 18 or older;
  • You own all rights in and to your photo and it has not been copied;
  • You have permission from any person appearing in the photos to share the photo with us for our use;
  • You waive and will not assert any moral rights that may exist in the photo;
  • The photo does not breach any third-party rights and does not violate any law;
  • There is no obligation for Blinds Direct to use your content;
  • You will not be paid for the use of your photo by Blinds Direct;
  • That you accept and have read the following terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to the above terms then please do not respond to our request on social media platforms to use #YesBlindsDirect

What happens if I respond with #YesBlindsDirect?

By responding with #YesBlindsDirect you grant Blinds Direct, its affiliates and/or related entities (including Hootsuite) (together we refer to these as “Licenced Parties”) an unlimited, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable right to use your photo(s), video(s), and/or other content posted to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Along with your social media handle, social media username, caption, and location information (if available) you have included in your content (“User Content”) that you have tagged with our social media handles and/or hashtag(s) in any media defined, including but not limited to, on its social channels and webpages for its marketing and/or its advertising.

Blinds Direct may use, copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, edit, adapt, and modify the User Content for legal and/or regulatory reasons in any way it sees fit while maintaining the original sentiment, with no obligation to you whatsoever.

1. Blinds Direct Webpages

We may use your photo(s), video(s), and/or other User Content on Blinds Direct webpages, product pages, in editorials and in advertising campaigns.

Blinds Direct will select and publish User Content at its absolute discretion. However, for the avoidance of doubt, Blinds Direct is under no obligation to publish any of the User Content provided.

2. Campaigns and owned channel usage

If Blinds Direct finds the User Content particularly captivating, we may want to use the photo(s) and/or video(s) in an advertising campaign. This could include using the User Content in any of the following formats:

  • Social Media, subject to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Email Marketing for Blinds Direct and Blinds Direct Ireland
  • Online

However, if Blinds Direct is interested in using the User Content for a campaign, we will contact you again requesting permission to do so.

General Usage Terms

By responding with #YesBlindsDirect, you warrant and represent that (i) you own all rights to the photo(s), video(s), and/or other content (including copyright) uploaded (ii) if the content is subject to third-party rights, you have attained all licences, rights, consents and/or permissions to publish the content and grant the licence described above to Blinds Direct.

Our licence is non-exclusive, meaning you can still use your photo(s), video(s), and other User Content for your own personal use and let others use them for their purpose. In return, you release and discharge Blinds Direct from any and all obligation to pay you in connection with our use of your photo(s), video(s), and any other User Content as described above and any other intellectual property rights contained therein for the purposes described in this information.

The User Content will be viewed by our customers and others, providing you with the opportunity to inspire other individuals with your personal style, creativity, and self-expression.

Privacy and the use of your content

Why do we use your personal information?

At Blinds Direct we strive to provide inspiration to others, therefore we aim to achieve this by showing how Blinds Direct products look within a real-life setting, this can include residential and commercial areas. By doing so we will use your personal data to share the User Content by uploading the photo(s) and/or videos that you submit.

What types of personal data do we process?

In contacting you in regards to your photo(s), video(s), and/or other content, we will process your personal information which will include your name, social media handle and username, photo(s), video(s) and/or other content, caption, physical address [if available], email address [if available], IP address and location [if available], along with our identifying information which the User Content may reveal. If you do not submit your personal information, we will not be able to use the User Content.

Please see your Privacy Policy here for further information on how we attain and process your personal information. Blinds Direct use a social media content management, Hootsuite. You can find Hootsuite’s Privacy Policy here.

Can I change my mind?

The option to revoke your submission and Blinds Directs rights to your photo(s), video(s), and/or any other content is available. You can achieve this by sending an email to [email protected]. You can also contact us in relation to the personal information we attain on you. You can find more information about your rights in our Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability for the User Content

You agree to release, discharge and agree to hold Blinds Direct and any other party acting on behalf of Blinds Direct, harmless from all claims, demands, and liabilities in connection with the use of the User Content.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, Blinds Direct excludes all liability in relation to the use of the User Content as previously described.

Third Party Sites

Users of the Blinds Direct website and social media channels are able to save the content displayed on the web pages and social platforms.

Note: While Blinds Direct is able to remove the photo(s), video(s), and/or other content from the Blinds Direct websites, Blinds Direct is unable to, nor is Blinds Direct responsible for the removal of any photo(s), video(s) and/or other content shared or posted by third parties on third party sites that are out of Blinds Direct’s control. If you wish for the content to be removed from a third-party site, please report this directly to the third-party or third-party site.