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Question on using pictures for advertising

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by billsfanvt, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. billsfanvt

    billsfanvt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I am starting my business this year and am wondering the leagalities to using a picture that I have taken on someones lawn ot advertise with. Does anyone know if it is illegal to use a photo of some ones lawn to advertise with, or does it mater if their house is in the back round. Any advice will be appreciated, thanx.
  2. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,569

    You'll need their permission. In all of my non-government service agreements it clearly states that we have the exclusive right to use photos of work we do on the clients property. In turn we also agree that we will not disclose the exact address or name of the client in using the photo, only general locations such as the town/city/area the work is in and only recognize the client by initials.
  3. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    I use a few customers lawns for a picture refference. I just asked for their permission, I didn't get a picture of the address numbers though. But still just get theri permission and I'm sure there wouldn't be much of a problem.
  4. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 693

    I would ask their permission. You can take a copy of the photo for them to view and get a signature on a simple release form.....

    Most customers would be flattered to know you are considering using a photo of their property for a brochure, IMO
  5. billsfanvt

    billsfanvt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Wow, good info guys and I can't believe how quick I got a response thankyou for answering my question.

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