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Please do not use any of my family member's memorials to send me messages about anything unless it has to do with said memorial.
I will not delete my memorials in favor of newer created memorials so please don't ask. The deleting of memorials causes issues for those who have linked family to them.
The message portion of my page has been turned off because of rude/inconsiderate messages that have been left.
FAG Guidelines state the following:
"Can I add an obituary to my interment listing?
Please do NOT add newspaper article or obituary scans. The photo section is reserved for headstone/grave photos and possibly a portrait photo of the person, if that photo is owned by you. Do not copy and post photographs from obituary or funeral home websites (unless you personally are the photographer), as they are protected by copyright law. Find A Grave reserves the right to remove obituary notices and photographs from memorial records. Obituaries for "famous" individuals are usually written by newspaper staff and can not be posted to Find A Grave as the newspaper company owns that copyright. Please do not include website addresses that may be listed in the obituary as they usually expire within a year after the obituary is printed.
What about the privacy of living family members?
An individual's right to privacy disappears when they are deceased. The opinions of the relatives of the deceased fall on all sides of the question.... The names of living survivors will be removed from the biography section of a memorial upon request.
Can I add a photo that I found on Find a Grave or on a different website?
No. Do not add photos to Find A Grave that you have acquired from another memorial or from another source. Similarly, do not add screen shots from other websites or scans of obituaries or newspaper articles (11/29/12). Photos fall under copyright protection laws, even photographs used in obituaries. In general, if you did not take the photo yourself, do not post it. The only exceptions to this are photos that are old enough to have fallen into the public domain and photos for which you have received written consent from the copyright holder.
I found a photo of a relative on Find A Grave, can I use it?
Photos posted to memorials on Find A Grave are copyrighted by the member who submitted the photos. Lifting the photo to use elsewhere would be a violation of copyright. You must obtain written permission from the member to use any photo for your own use. In general if you did not take the photo yourself, you do not hold the copyright to the photo.
Can a photographer add a watermark to their photo?
Yes, a photographer can add a watermark to their photo. The watermark should not detract from the subject of the photo itself. Please keep watermarks small, in good taste, and non-intrusive. Administrative discretion can and will be used to determine if a particular watermark on a photo meets the standard and warrants removal."
This includes all pictures and not just gravestone pictures.
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