We recently updated the Terms of Service on our Website with the intent of adding more features that allow you to do more with your photos and content. Unfortunately, our new Terms of Service language was not clear, and did not accurately communicate our intent. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused.
As a result, we�ve just updated our Terms of Service, correcting and clarifying our intent and the limits of the license you grant us in accordance with your use of the Photobucket service.
The initial reason for the change was to address a concern related to members of our site linking their content to other bulletin boards, web sites, and other third parties. When that linking occurs, the content linked is now part of the third party site even if it is still physically on the Photobucket service. The change was intended to protect your content on third party sites. We also needed to add some language to allow you to print your images through our third party fulfillment company Qoop (the MakeIt button).
At Photobucket, our members are the heart and soul of what we do � your thoughts, behaviors, concerns and preferences drive our business, and we value your opinion. It is important to us to hear your concerns, and act swiftly and appropriately. We have revised our Terms of Service to clearly reflect our original intentions. These updated terms are posted here.
It is our sincere hope that these changes clarify the intent behind our revised Terms of Service. Please feel free to pass along this note to any other concerned users with whom you come into contact. As always, we appreciate your feedback.