The Amusement Parkrats believe in integrity and try our absolute hardest to build an integrity that can be respected.
With that in mind, we wanted to share our two-fold policy on photos and videos, an integral part of our site that comes from many enthusiasts, and even some parks.
OUR USE OF PHOTOS ON THE AMUSEMENT PARKRATS
All enthusiast created content on our website is featured with prior permission from its owner. This includes ride photos and videos, in addition to trip reports written and sent to us.
Park/ride logos, photos (rarely used from parks) and videos from parks are either used with prior permission or in accordance with the US Fair Use Law(Section 107 of the Copyright Act of 1976), which permits limited use of content for:
Criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship and research purposes *(all of these forms of Fair Use are featured on our website)*
NOTE: As found at the bottom of our website and all company and park pages on the Park/Ride Guide, we are NOT affiliated with any park featured on our site and we do not endorse any park or company over another.
YOUR USE OF PHOTOS FROM THE AMUSEMENT PARKRATS
There are four different ways you can use any of our photos:
EDUCATION RELATED USAGE If you'd like to use any of our photos and/or videos for educational purposes (theme park related lesson plans, reports or science fair projects) we give you permission to use any original media (no YouTube videos outside of ours) featured on here, as long as you follow these steps:
01. Please EMAIL US listing which photo(s)/video(s) you would like to use. 02. Please credit the photo(s)/video(s) to "The Amusement Parkrats" AND whoever took it (usually found under a photo/video). 03. If you can email us a copy of your project/lesson plan, we'd love to see the finished product!
COMMERCIAL/FOR-PROFIT USAGE In many commercials, promotions and TV shows, there's a roller coaster, flat ride, or even an entire park in it. In fact, it's quite common! If you'd like to use any original media (no YouTube videos outside of ours) for commercial/for profit purposes please EMAIL US to discuss what you'd be using the content for and what you'd want to use.
NOTE: There may be a fee to use our media commercially, including our logos. The exact fees will be decided upon if/when we approve use of it.
NON-COMMERCIAL WEBSITE/BOOK USAGE: We understand that many amusement park related websites and books use photos and/or videos from fellow parks and enthusiasts. In fact, with the help of many, that is exactly what helps build us to be bigger and better every day!
With that in mind, we give you permission to use any media (no YouTube videos outside of our own) featured on our website non-commercially as long as you follow these steps:
01. Please EMAIL US letting us know which photo(s) and/or video(s) that you would like to use. 02. In that same email, please share URL of your site (if it is not up, please describe the type of site that you're working on). 03. Please credit the photo(s)/video(s) to "The Amusement Parkrats" AND whoever took it (usually found under a photo/video). 04. Let us know when they're up so we can go check it out! out your website.
MEDIA PORTAL LOGOS:
Check out our MEDIA PORTAL forthe logos to the Amusement Parkrats, Turnstile News and the Amusement Park Enthusiasts League. You can download and share all three of these logos for FREE! If you aren't making money off it, then no questions asked. NOTE: You cannot use these logos freely to make any sort of commercial profit off of them (see COMMERCIAL USAGE above)
In addition, we have a limited selection of our park/ride photos for you to download and share non-commercially! Just be sure credit the photo(s) to "The Amusement Parkrats" AND whoever took it.
We appreciate your respect and understanding of this policy! If you have any questions, please contact us at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
DISCLAIMER: We are NOT affiliated with any of the parks or corporate park companies featured on our website, nor do we endorse one company/park over another. All media (photos, videos and logos) are used with permission, or under the guidelines of the US Fair Use Law.; more information can be found on our MEDIA POLICY.
The Amusement Parkrats is a member of the Amusement Park Enthusiasts League.