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VisitMontana ADMIN January 12, 2012
Note to members:
Please take the time to geo-tag your photos (i.e. add them to your Flickr map) before submitting. It helps fellow photogs and travelers discover this great state.

Group Description

Montana’s official group welcomes images and video from all corners of the 147,138 square miles of untrammeled landscape, real towns and welcoming faces that is the State of Montana.

Primarily, we want this to be an inspiring place for potential travelers to visit, so submit anything that speaks to your vision of what makes Montana special.

If you have a good story about a place to share with your photo, post it for the benefit of future Montana travelers at

Thanks for sharing. We'll see you around.

Group Rules

Montana Office of Tourism
Montana’s Official Group - Flickr - Rules


The Montana Office of Tourism (MTOT) maintains Montana’s Official Group ("the
Group") in order to provide a one-stop place for potential travelers to find inspiration
for their journeys to and within the state of Montana.This means that all photos in this
Group should be of people, places, or things directly connected to the state of Montana,

In addition, MTOT occasionally needs a photo that tells a certain type of story about
Montana for an advertisement or publication, and MTOT’s current collection of
photography does not meet that need. In those cases, MTOT may turn to photos
and users in this Group. Outside of the social media uses outlined below, MTOT
will never use a photo from this Group for promotional purposes without first getting
permission from its owner.


1. User Submissions

a. Types of Submissions Not Allowed

Still or motion images submitted to the Group ("Submissions") containing the following
depictions will not be allowed in the Group: pornographic materials, harassing
messages, defamation / libel materials / messages, spam / advertisements, materials
violating local, state or federal law, unethical materials / messages. In addition,
Submissions that were not taken within the State of Montana and do not contain some
subject bearing a direct connection to the State of Montana will not be allowed.

b. Removal of Submissions

Without limiting the foregoing, MTOT reserves the right to remove, reject or refuse any
Submissions to the Group as it sees fit.

c. Uses of Submissions by MTOT

You hereby grant MTOT and its affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free
right and license to publish your Group Submissions, along with any text, graphics,
or other material besides images ("Content") that you post within the Group or to
Group Submissions, to Facebook, Twitter, and other websites. This use will always be
accompanied by a link to the original Submission hosted on Flickr.

In plain English, the above means that you should only submit photos/video that
promote Montana. MTOT can remove Submissions that stray from that goal, and
MTOT can link to your Submissions on social media sites, including a thumbnail of the
image. It does not mean that MTOT can use your Submissions for print advertisements
or publications without your permission.

2. Interactive Areas

You assume full responsibility for risks associated with using discussion forums
and other interactive areas of the Group. MTOT is not responsible for and assumes
no liability associated with Content or Submissions posted to the Group by you
or anyone else. MTOT is not liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel,
omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity or for any statements or
representations you may encounter in using the Group.

3. Removal or Suspension

Admittance to the Group is not guaranteed; MTOT may at any time, in its sole discretion
and without notice, terminate or suspend your right to use the Group.

4. User Age

Submissions are only allowed from users over 13 years of age, in accordance with the
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Please note that by clicking on "I
AGREE" you acknowledge that you are over 13 years of age.

5. Representations

You represent and warrant that (i) you own the Submissions or have the right to post
or otherwise distribute them, including permission from all persons depicted in any
Submissions; (ii) the Content is your original work and you have the right to post it; and
(iii) the Content is complete and accurate.

6. Compliance with Flickr and Yahoo! Terms of Use

In using the Group, you agree that you will comply with all Flickr and Yahoo! terms of
use or other policies governing your use of such services. MTOT may notify Flickr and
Yahoo of any acts or omissions that it believes in its sole judgment violate such terms of
use or policies.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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