Thanks for sharing your photos with us. You’re probably here because we requested additional rights in sharing your photo across our channels. We love seeing how you use Pottery Barn products in your own home.
We regularly reach out to customers to request additional rights to reproduce our favorite images in our social feed, catalog, email, website + more. Whenever possible, we also include your handle or byline. Below is an example of a customer image that we’ve featured on Instagram:
Hi there! We would love to share your photo and feature it on our site — would that be okay? If so, comment #lovemypotterybarn. For more info visit: http://pbsoci.al/ZKsK. Thank you!
As between you and us, you own all content and information you post or share using Pottery Barn brand websites (the “Site”) or tagging Pottery Barn, such as posting or sharing comments, photos, and videos (referred to as “User Content”).
You give Williams-Sonoma, Inc. permission to use your User Content as follows: you grant Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and its affiliates and its international third party franchisees a license to reproduce, display, perform, distribute, create derivative works from and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the Sites and for other Pottery Barn marketing purposes, including without limitation in Pottery Barn catalogs, email and other customer communications, store materials and other marketing. We may display advertisements in connection with your User Content or on pages where your User Content may be viewed by you or others, and we may use your User Content to advertise and promote Williams-Sonoma, Inc. or the Sites. Our license to your User Content is non-exclusive, meaning you may use the User Content for your own purposes or let others use your User Content for their purposes. Our license to your User Content is fully-paid and royalty free, meaning we do not owe you anything else in connection with our use of your User Content. We may exercise our rights under this license anywhere in the world. Finally, our license is perpetual, meaning that our license lasts for an indefinite period of time.
You promise that:
- you own all rights to your User Content or, alternatively, that you have the right to giveWilliams-Sonoma the rights described above;
- you have paid and will pay in full any fees or other payments that may be related to the use of your User Content; and
- your User Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party.
We may refuse to accept or transmit User Content for any reason. We may remove User Content from the Sites for any reason.
If you believe that a user of the Sites has infringed on your intellectual property rights, or if we have taken down your materials due to suspicion of copyright infringement, and you would like to dispute the alleged infringement, please click here for information on how to notify us.