Terms of Service | Copyright | Image Use
All images are copyrighted and are the intellectual property of North Texas Realty Photography. We license our images for use based on the package purchased.
For MLS listings, the agent or client is granted Temporary Usage Rights to use images until the property is sold or taken off the market. Once the property is taken off the market, an agent or client must purchase permanent usage rights to continue using the images.
For marketing purposes, the client is granted Permanent Usage Rights to use purchased images forever.
All image usage rights, regardless of Temporary or Permanent, are non-transferable and cannot be sold or given away. You must credit North Texas Realty Photography for the images purchased, for all usage purposes. North Texas Realty Photography is the lawful copyright owner of all images captured by its photographers.
What are Temporary Usage Rights?
These are the most common usage rights, for MLS listings.
You (the realtor/agent who purchased the images) can use the images until your property has been sold or goes off the market. You must still credit North Texas Realty Photography for the images on your blog or “Just Sold” marketing materials.
After you sell the property, if you want to continue using the images for your marketing purposes, you may call to purchase Permanent Usage Rights. The amount you have already paid for each photo will be credited towards you purchase, and you can purchase usage rights for as many photos as you would like.
Do not distribute your images to someone who has not obtained permission from or made a separate payment to North Texas Realty Photography.
What are Permanent Usage Rights?
This falls under the category of our Commercial pricing.
As the purchaser of permanent rights, you can use the images however you want, in perpetuity.
The images still hold our copyright ownership and rights which means you cannot sell, transfer, or give away the images to anyone else.
Each client who pays for permanent usage rights is given permission to use the photos for their marketing only.
Are you using copyrighted images without permission?
If we find that you are using our copyrighted images without payment or permission, we will ask you to do 1 of 3 things (depending on the usage purposes of the images):
Ask the user to remove the images from the site / source within the next 24-hours.
Ask the user to correctly reference/credit North Texas Realty Photography as the photographer for each image.
Ask the user to pay for permanent usage rights to continue using the images, that way they can use them forever, for all marketing purposes.
Copyright infringement is a serious issue for our business. Parties who use our images without permission or payment will be issued a Cease and Desist.
If there are parties using our images without permission or payment on NTREIS / MLS, we will contact NTREIS and they will immediately remove them from MLS, or such parties will be issued a Cease and Desist.