8. Photography. By entering the Gathering, I, and all participants, agree to the following terms, conditions, and guidelines for the use of any imagery obtained at the Gathering, including still photographs and videos (hereinafter “Gathering Imagery”). Cameras are welcome at the Gathering, but only for limited, personal use. Spirit Weavers monitors dissemination of Gathering Imagery to protect participants’ rights to privacy and freedom of expression and to ensure that Gathering Imagery are used only for “Personal Use.” This means that Gathering Imagery cannot be used for non-personal purposes, such as advertising or commercial purposes, magazine articles, or news articles. . “Personal Use” is defined to include: (1) sharing with friends and family; (2) displaying on personal websites (as long as the website does not purport or appear to be an official website of the Gathering or Spirit Weavers); and (3) displaying on personal accounts on photosharing and social networking websites, such as Instagram and Facebook (as long as the display of the Gathering Imagery on these sites is not commercial in any manner and the account is not affiliated with any commercial enterprise); provided however that in any such display of images, the use will be considered “Personal Use” only if the group of followers or website visitors is not inordinately large, which shall be determined by Spirit Weavers in its sole discretion.. In any dispute between us, I agree that Spirit Weavers may determine, in its sole discretion, whether any use of Gathering Imagery is for Personal Use or not. I UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THAT I MAY NOT MAKE ANY USE OF GATHERING IMAGERY WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM SPIRIT WEAVERS, OTHER THAN PERSONAL USE (as defined above). I understand that I have no right to sell, transfer, license, sublicense, or give my Gathering Imagery to any other party, except for Personal Use, and I agree to inform anyone to whom I give any Gathering Imagery that it can only be used for Personal Use. I understand that I may not use or allow to be used any Gathering Imagery in any media article, newspaper article, video, blog, advertisement or promotional materials, except with the prior written consent of Spirit Weavers. I understand that if I record Gathering Imagery with the intention to utilize it for non-personal use, I will be trespassing, and that trespassers have no rights to any use of Gathering Imagery, and Spirit Weavers reserves the right to take any necessary action against trespassers. I understand that Spirit Weavers has no obligation to grant written permission to any person under this Paragraph, and that Spirit Weavers may deny any request for use of Gathering Imagery in its sole discretion.
(a) As a general rule, no photography or video is permitted of skill sharing workshops, ceremonies or in the Healing Village (except by official Spirit Weavers’ documentarians, as described in Paragraph 9). An instructor or service provider may grant an exception to this policy for limited photographs, but the photographer is required to ask for and obtain consent of any person who may be included in the photographs.
(b) In any situation where photographs or videos are permitted to be taken, the photographer or videographer is required to ask for and obtain consent of any person who may be included in the photographs. Since a participant who has granted consent in a specific situation is entitled to change her mind in a different situation, a photographer should request consent in each situation of every participant involved, even if that participant had previously granted consent in a different context. I understand that (i) I will seek and obtain clear and informed consent of any participants before photographing or filming them; (ii) if I am asked to stop filming, I will do so immediately; (iii) I have the responsibility not to interfere with the immediate experience of other participants; and (iv) if any of my images violates the privacy or other rights of another participant I will not display that image in any public manner.
(c) If I post, or allow to be posted, any Gathering Imagery on a personal website or a website controlled by a third party, even if permissible as Personal Use, I agree that: (1) I will place, or cause to be placed, on any webpage on which such Gathering Imagery is displayed a notice that (a) the Gathering Imagery can be used only for the poster’s personal use (as defined herein) and not for any other purpose, and (b) the Gathering Imagery may be not be downloaded or copied ; (2) I will not post or license any Gathering Imagery that contains any nudity or partial nudity (including any imagery in which bare breasts, bare buttocks, genitals, or genital areas are visible); and (3) if Spirit Weavers notifies me that any images must be removed, for any reason whatsoever in Spirit Weaver’s sole discretion, I will promptly remove or cause to be removed those images. I grant to Spirit Weavers the right, as my agent-in-fact, and under my authority: (1) to revoke any Creative Commons or other license that was erroneously placed on Gathering Imagery in violation of these Terms and Conditions and (2) to cause the removal of such Gathering Imagery on any webpage on which it is displayed. I understand that use of the Creative Commons’ licenses does not supersede these Terms and Conditions, nor my responsibility as the photographer or videographer to obtain all necessary permissions from subjects and artists as appropriate.
(d) Spirit Weavers forbids any use (other than Personal Use) of Gathering Imagery that contains nudity or partial nudity with or without the express written permission of the subjects. Violations or suspected problems of this nature should be reported to Spirit Weavers.