FAQs: Policies

Copyright and Usage

Memories Thru Megapixels maintains copyright as “Work of Authorship” for all photographs created by the company. Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the Memories Thru Megapixels who created the work. Only Memories Thru Megapixels or those deriving their rights through Memories Thru Megapixels can rightfully claim copyright. The following rights are expressly claimed;

  • Reproductive Right: The right to reproduce work in copies;
  • Adaptive Right: The right to produce derivative works based on the copyrighted works;
  • Distribute Right: The right to distribute copies of the work;
  • Display Right: The right to display the copyrighted work publicly;
  • Attribution Right: The right to claim authorship of the work and to prevent the use of his or her name as the author of the work he or she did not create; and
  • Integrity Right: The right to prevent the use of his or her name as the author of a distortion of the work and to prevent destruction of the work.

All photographs are purchased on a Usage Rights basis. Memories Thru Megapixels provides photographs in two formats, photographic prints and digital image files. Usage rights for each format are as follows;

  • Photographic Prints: The purchase price of the photographic print entitles the customer to Unlimited Use for that photograph. Copyright remains with Memories Thru Megapixels as outlined above.
  • Digital Image Files: The purchase price of photographs in digital image file form entitles the customer to Unlimited Use for those photographs. Copyright for photographs contained in digital image files remains with Memories Thru Megapixels as outlined above. 

Payment and Cancellation

Portrait and Event Coverage

Memories Thru Megapixels requires that portrait sessions and event coverage are secured with a full payment to reserve your sitting day and time. This is the charge for the professional services needed to capture your portraits.  We understand that sometimes plans need to change. Therefore, portrait session or event coverage payments will be refunded 100% if the session is cancelled at least 14 business days prior to the session date. No refund will be given for sessions cancelled 13 business days or less prior to the session date. However the fee will be held so that it can be applied to a rescheduled portrait session or event.

Digital Editing and Restoration

All digital image editing jobs will be quoted up front for your acceptance. This provides you with a fixed cost up front for the requested editing services. Upon your acceptance of the quote, a 50% deposit will be required to begin the work. The remaining balance is due upon the completion and delivery of your order.  Cancellation of digital image editing services will result in the loss of the deposit.

Instruction

Memories Thru Megapixels will quote the services required for photographic instruction. Upon your acceptance of the quote, Memories Thru Megapixels requires that photographic instruction sessions are secured with a full payment to reserve your appointment date and time. This is the charge for the professional services of the instructor.  We understand that sometimes plans need to change. Therefore, photographic instruction payments will be refunded 100% if the session is cancelled at least 14 business days prior to the session date. No refund will be given for sessions cancelled 13 business days or less prior to the session date. However the fee will be held so that it can be applied to a rescheduled session.

Commercial Photography

Memories Thru Megapixels requires that commercial sessions are secured with a full payment to reserve the session day and time. This is the charge for the professional services needed to capture your images.  We understand that sometimes plans need to change. Therefore, commercial session payments will be refunded 100% if the session is cancelled at least 14 business days prior to the session date. No refund will be given for sessions cancelled 13 business days or less prior to the session date. However the fee will be held so that it can be applied to a rescheduled commercial session.

Privacy

Memories Thru Megapixels is committed to maintaining your privacy. Any and all information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, or otherwise disclosed. Any information that you provide will only be used for the purpose of creating, processing, and providing you your photographs. Never will the information you provide be used in ways you have not consented to.