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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

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MISCELLANEOUS RULES

  • Should you win a prize, you may be requested to participate in any post-competition publicity that we may require.
  • By entering the competition, you will retain full ownership of your submission, however you do consent that Olympus can use your images, unedited, in promotional activity for the Olympus Impressions campaign.
  • You also consent to your image being shared via Olympus social media channels.
  • Olympus and its partners exclude all liability under these terms, in contract or delict (including negligence) for any loss, damage, costs and/or expenses, loss of profits, goodwill, consequential, indirect or special losses, howsoever caused in connection with the competition.
  • This competition is promoted by Yomego on behalf of Olympus. Please contact info@olympus-impressions.com if you have any questions or comments on the competition.
  • We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any point in time.
  • By entering the Competition, all entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Each month a winning submission will be selected by the Olympus judging panel.
The winner will receive an Olympus camera from a shortlist of available camera sets.
yes Mark - but as Ashley has explained above he didn't enter the image in the competition but posted it to their Facebook page (which nominally brings it under Facebook's T&Cs in the absence of any specific ones by Olympus UK/FB.......

I'm sure they will take it down and apologise to him for the misunderstanding.
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

OK - I have flagged this and hope to get a response tomorrow.

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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

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OK - I have flagged this and hope to get a response tomorrow.

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I hope you get a better response than Shirley got
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Awesome! Great capture,
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Subscribing to this, I want to know how it works out in the end.
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Heard nothing as yet. Am I in the wrong here or do you think I am right in thinking whats happened is a little bad?
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Before we all go off at 90mph daggers drawn, lances lowered and senses switched off, would you mind if did a little checking on this - see if it is a mistake, deliberate or otherwise?

The people running this for us are a big social media agency with a project to bring more engagement and encourage more people to take part in sharing great images so it will be annoying if they have missed due process but perhaps it is only fair to see if we can get an explanation.

We would be mad to do this just to upset everyone. Why on earth do you think we would? I am afraid some of the attitudes on here make me seriously consider whether it is worth supporting the forum any more because believe it or not, we pay for this and I do not mind healthy debate or being told (politely) when we get things wrong but in proportion for goodness sake.

It winds me up when people jump in without stopping to think or giving us a chance to look into things.

Let's find out the facts and then discuss if necessary. If we/they have it wrong, we will deal with it. I have raised it with the agency and will look for a reply on Monday.


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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

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Before we all go off at 90mph daggers drawn, lances lowered and senses switched off, would you mind if did a little checking on this - see if it is a mistake, deliberate or otherwise?

The people running this for us are a big social media agency with a project to bring more engagement and encourage more people to take part in sharing great images so it will be annoying if they have missed due process but perhaps it is only fair to see if we can get an explanation.

We would be mad to do this just to upset everyone. Why on earth do you think we would? I am afraid some of the attitudes on here make me seriously consider whether it is worth supporting the forum any more because believe it or not, we pay for this and I do not mind healthy debate or being told (politely) when we get things wrong but in proportion for goodness sake.

It winds me up when people jump in without stopping to think or giving us a chance to look into things.

Let's find out the facts and then discuss if necessary. If we/they have it wrong, we will deal with it. I have raised it with the agency and will look for a reply on Monday.
Mark,

Hard as it probably is, please don't let this get to you.

I can assure you that your support, efforts and assistance are truly appreciated, it would be a sad day if you stopped supporting and contributing to this forum.

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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Thanks Mark, a response from an Olympus rep the day after the thread was started : that's great going and a far cry from other forums.
Let's get is sorted out happily, which I'm sure will happen now all parties can communicate with each other.

(The blatant forum closure threat was odd.)
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

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We would be mad to do this just to upset everyone. Why on earth do you think we would? I am afraid some of the attitudes on here make me seriously consider whether it is worth supporting the forum any more because believe it or not, we pay for this and I do not mind healthy debate or being told (politely) when we get things wrong but in proportion for goodness sake.

It winds me up when people jump in without stopping to think or giving us a chance to look into things
Steady on, threatening to close the forum because Olympus did something wrong is a little flippant, that would be like me threatening to seek legal action because of what happened.

I'm a regular contributor to Olympus, an advocate who has been featured in the Olympus magazine a few times so I'm not someone who wants to be on bad terms because of this. This matter of using my image before my terms were agreed is wrong, illegal and not respectful at all to me as a photographer.
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Not very happy with the tone of Mark / Olympus' response. Sounds like he's drawing daggers.

I'm afraid the attitude of Olympus representatives makes me seriously consider whether it is worth supporting the Olympus brand by my continued use of their products.

Pipe, smoke, insert other words as appropriate :-) Sorry that you consider closing this community an appropriate sanction.

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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Actually, it amounts to bullying. "Keep your mouths quiet or else I'll close your mouths for you".
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

Mark is not making threats, but is asking for the opportunity to investigate what has happened. Wanting to understand the facts and correct a problem that may or may not have happened. To be quite honest I would be over the moon for Olympus to use one of my photos.
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

"I am afraid some of the attitudes on here make me seriously consider whether it is worth supporting the forum any more because believe it or not, we pay for this"

... sounds like a threat to me, but I'm happy to discuss my interpretation :-)
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Re: My photo on front page of Olympus' website.

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Steady on, threatening to close the forum because Olympus did something wrong is a little flippant, that would be like me threatening to seek legal action because of what happened.

I'm a regular contributor to Olympus, an advocate who has been featured in the Olympus magazine a few times so I'm not someone who wants to be on bad terms because of this. This matter of using my image before my terms were agreed is wrong, illegal and not respectful at all to me as a photographer.
I didn't interpret that part of Mark's post to be directed at you at all - re-inforced by both the post quoted and the specific wording of that sentence.
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