User Submitted Content

Usage Terms

Welcome and thank you for sharing your love of the Santa Barbara South Coast with your social media followers! It’s because of fans like you that we are able to share an authentic view of what makes our destination so special. If you’re seeing this page, it means that we’d like to share your photo and/or video with other like-minded locals and travelers, who are interested in exploring the destination. 

Will I receive credit for my Submission?

We strongly believe in accurately crediting the original creator and will always include full credit in the form of your full name or social media handle. 

What am I agreeing to?

If you receive an official request in the form of a comment or direct message from Visit Santa Barbara to use your photo or video, by replying to our comment or message with #VSByes, this indicates that you are making a Submission (as defined below) to Visit Santa Barbara (VSB) and/or its direct affiliates and subsidiaries and you agree to the following usage terms. By making a Submission you are granting permission to VSB to display your Submission on the official tourism website (, through Visit Santa Barbara’s social media channels (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Linkedin, and any future platforms), and for potential use within other marketing, advertising, PR or promotional material. All Submissions will strictly be used for the promotion of travel to the Santa Barabara South Coast. 

By agreeing, you hereby grant Visit Santa Barbara a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display any Submission in whole or in part, as well as your name and other identifying information, including without limitation any social media identifier, handle, profile picture, image, likeness, posts, statements or other information available or provided by you, in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed in connection with the Visit Santa Barbara marketing, advertising and promotional activities referred to above. 

By agreeing, you promise the following: 

  • That you are 18 years or older; 
  • That if children are depicted in the Submission, you are the parent/guardian with legal responsibility of any minors depicted in the Submission; 
  • That you own or otherwise control the rights to your Submission and any and all elements thereof; 
  • That you have the rights from any and all third parties appearing in such Submission to use their names, images or likenesses and any other third party-owned elements as necessary in and as part of your Submission; and
  • That your Submission does not infringe or violate the rights of any third parties, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity/privacy, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligations. 

You acknowledge that Visit Santa Barbara is not responsible for, and has no liability for, any use of all or any part of a Submission. You agree to hold harmless and release Visit Santa Barbara, along with its respective officers, directors, employees, agents, assigns, licensees and successors, from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action (collectively “claims”) that you or your heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on your behalf or on behalf of your estate have or may have, whether now or in the future, relating to the use of your Submission, including without limitation, any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, rights of publicity or copyright, or any other right you may have.

Visit Santa Barbara reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to edit any Submission and to choose to include, not include or remove such Submission from its Website or in any other materials where the Submission may appear.

Visit Santa Barbara respects the privacy of its submitters. Please refer to the VSB Privacy Policy (found here: which explains how we collect, use, and disclose information that pertains to your privacy. When you access, use, or accept our request for submission, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy.