Terms and Conditions

Use of the photos and content on this website signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions.
 
This Site, its content, photos and materials, their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, unfair competition, and other intellectual and proprietary rights (the “Intellectual Property Rights”). Except as expressly provided in writing, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Travel & Promotion, and its suppliers do not grant any express or implied rights to use the Site, Services and Materials.
 
The images on this site may be used for editorial purposes only. Certain types of commercial or other uses may be negotiated or authorized by express written permission only, upon request.

Approved Uses

Definition of Editorial Use: Legitimate mass media, presumed to be unbiased, which reaches a large, anonymous audience, “Anonymous” is defined as available to anyone in the coverage area. “Large” is vague, but a circulation of 1,500 is often cited as a minimum. The medium may carry advertising.
 
Customarily Acceptable Editorial Uses include the following:

  1. Newspaper Articles and Feature Stories which are associated with the image(s) used.
  2. Magazine Articles and Feature Stories which are associated with the image(s) used.
  3. Internet (Web) Articles and Feature Stories which are associated with the image(s) used.
  4. Books on topic

 

Prohibited Uses

Using these images to illustrate a story that slanders or damages the reputation of the subject. This is considered classic Libel. Example: if content or images are used in a news story about a crime committed on the Qualla boundary or any other event or occurrence unrelated to travel & tourism, or the cultural events and attractions owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
 
Using these images in such a way that the subject is cast in a libelous False Light, even editorially. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Travel & Promotion and its suppliers will have grounds for a False Light libel action if your article damages their reputation.