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An owner has asked that I remove the photo that I posted - they request that visitors refrain from posting photos on 'Trip-Advisor'. I feel strongly that I should be free to post a photo. Their reason is that they have had carp stolen from their lake and so don't want photos up but they have their own management photo up which is actually of the lake! I think they don't want any traveler's' photos up in case they don't do the venue justice. Can the owner demand that you remove the photo I posted? - it is just a picture of the accommodation we stayed in and nothing more. I do not like the owner trying to control what I post or don't post on my Trip Advisor Account.

Thank you, I look forward to your reply


Leeds, United...
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1. Re: Photographs

No the owner can not demand you remove your pictures. Simply ignore any correspondence unless it gets threatening then report to TA.

Hampshire, United...
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2. Re: Photographs

An owner, like anyone else, can report a picture as being inappropriate but not just because they don't like the image and can't force you to remove it if it is a genuine picture of the property.

West Grey, Ontario
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3. Re: Photographs

Hi Carol;

Owners / managers are NOT to contact reviewers about the reviews of their accommodation, attraction or restaurant.


Also, TripAdvisor does not condone owners / managers harassing, threatening, or bullying users about their reviews. To alert TA staff to this property’s behaviour, and express your concerns, you can use the “Contact Us” link in the Help Centre.


In the first pull down menu, select “Reviews”. In the second pull down menu, select “Question about the guidelines.

Best Regards

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4. Re: Photographs

You may have legal troubles if you signed away your right to post photos when you checked in.

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