Scott Spellman wrote in post #18201083
If you want full rights, just take the photos yourself. Isn't that the point of being a photographer?
Its the fact that its with Santa and I am not large or jolly. And My wife yells if I grow my beard.
I did, after intense scouring of the website for the digital download, find this in their FAQ:
If I buy a Santa Photo Download online, will I be able to print that at my local photo retailer?
If you buy a Santa Photo Download online, you will be able to print that photo at any local photo retailer, as long as you print out the ‘Receipt and Copyright Release’ email that you received immediately following your online purchase, and take that with you to the photo retailer along with the device on which you saved that Santa Photo Download.
And this in their T&C:
No Unlawful Images; Copyrights. ********** is not responsible for the content of your images and expressly disclaims all liability relating thereto. You assume all liability for the content of your image. Any individual who views an image through a ********* account is required by law to own the right to or obtain permission to use the account and view any image, before the image is uploaded or printed through ********. ******** reserves the right to delete, move, edit images, or suspend viewing or printing of images if, in our sole discretion, we deem abusive, defamatory, or in violation of copyright or trademark laws or otherwise unacceptable.
I do not have the email with the Receipt or copyright, as my mother is the one that took him. Ill will have to have her forward that. (***** represents the companies name FYI)
Most of the T&C is pertaining to them not being responsible for what I do with the photo or its pertaining to their website. It also states that it can be shared through social media as much as I'd like, as well as they have direct links to Shutterfly (and state they have no affiliation) as well as include a $20 Shutterfly promo card (I will use them only at no other choice)
Mind you this isn't a photographer , this is a mall Santa that has an 'elf' click a button. Though I understand everyones' points and guess that it could be a larger issue than I expected. Thats why I asked, I am in no way a professional that knows any legalese when it comes to photography.