This Apple Maps feature (“Feature”) allows you (“You” or “Your”) to upload and/or view images, text or other content (each, a “Submission”). Your use of this Feature must comply with the terms located at www.apple.com/legal/sla/ and these Ratings and Photos Terms (collectively, the “Terms”), which may be updated from time to time. You are responsible for periodically reviewing these Terms for any updates.

Requirements for Use of this Feature:

Your Conduct. You understand that Your Submission is Your sole responsibility. Likewise, other Submissions are the responsibility of the person from whom such Submission originated. This means that Apple is not responsible for the content of any Submission you upload, download, post, email, transmit, store or otherwise make available through Your use of the Feature. 

Your Submission must not:

  1. include any content that You do not have permission, right or license to use;
  2. include Your personal information or personal, private or confidential information belonging to or about others (for example, Your Submission must not include a photograph that clearly identifies You or anyone else) or otherwise invades the privacy of others;
  3. include a request for personal information from anyone, including from a minor (as defined by local laws in your region);
  4. impersonate or misrepresent Your affiliation with another person or entity;
  5. include or transmit spam, including, but not limited to, unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional content or informational announcements;
  6. engage in or promote any illegal, fraudulent or manipulative activity;
  7. include a rating or image from a location other than that to which your Submission relates;
  8. include any defamatory, libelous, abusive, vulgar, offensive, derogatory, harmful, unlawful, deceptive, harassing, threatening, hateful, violent, obscene or pornographic content or content that may otherwise be objectionable; or
  9. otherwise violates Apple’s Submission Guidelines.

You also understand that by using the Feature You may view a Submission that You may find offensive, indecent or objectionable, and that Your Submission may expose others to content that they may find objectionable. Apple does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any Submission. You understand and agree that Your use of the Feature and any Submission is solely at Your own risk and Apple does not endorse any Submission provided by users. If You see a Submission that does not comply with these Terms, please inform us through the Report a Problem feature. Apple may, in its discretion, suspend and/or terminate the accounts of users who violate these Terms (including users suspected of engaging in illegal activity) through their use of this Feature.

Changes to Your Content. You understand that in order to make Your Submission available on Apple Maps, Apple may transmit Your Submission across various public networks, in various media, and modify or change Your Submission to comply with technical requirements of connecting networks, devices or computers. You also understand that Apple reserves the right at all times to determine whether a Submission is appropriate and in compliance with these Terms (including the inability to verify that the image was taken at the location for which the image was submitted) and may review, modify, remove and/or refuse to display a Submission at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion. For example, Apple may blur a Submission to remove personal or confidential information or not post a Submission that has location data removed. You agree that the license herein permits Apple to take any such actions.

License from You. You retain ownership of Your Submission. By submitting or posting a Submission, You grant Apple (including its partners or licensees) a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, host, store, distribute, index, transmit, copy, comment on, transform, create derivative works based upon, exhibit, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, make available, communicate to the public and otherwise exploit such Submission without further notice to You, without attribution (to the extent this does not contradict mandatory provisions of applicable law) and without any compensation or obligation to You, for use in or in connection with Apple Maps (including, without limitation, related marketing and promotional materials). To the maximum extent permitted by law, You also consent to, agree not to enforce, and/or waive any rights You have in respect of any act or omission connected with the exercise of this license to Your Submission that may infringe any of Your moral rights, including the right of attribution of authorship, right not to have authorship falsely attributed and right not to have a work subjected to derogatory treatment. This license continues until You remove Your Submission by deleting it from the Feature (provided that Apple may retain Your Submission for standard regular archival purposes). You agree that any Submission submitted or posted by You shall be Your sole responsibility and shall not infringe or violate the rights of any other party, violate any laws or contribute to or encourage infringing or otherwise unlawful conduct. You agree that Your Submission does not establish any relationship between Apple and You, and You have no expectation of compensation whatsoever.

You represent and warrant that Your Submission complies with these Terms and that You own or have all necessary rights and permissions in the Submission, without the need for payment to any other person or entity, to use (and to authorize Apple to use) Your Submission in all manners contemplated herein. You agree to indemnify and hold Apple and each of their respective employees and officers harmless from any claims, liability, demands, loss or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) made against Apple by any third party arising out of or in connection with Your breach of these Terms. To the maximum extent permitted by law, You also agree not to enforce any moral rights, ancillary rights or similar rights in or to Your Submission against Apple and to obtain the same agreement from others who may possess such rights.

Your Account and Submission. Apple reserves the right to take steps Apple believes are reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and/or verify compliance with any part of these Terms. It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for Apple to contact You directly. We may also disclose personal information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose information about you, but only where there is a lawful basis for doing so, if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. This could include providing information to public or governmental authorities.  Any such disclosure, use, or processing of Your data is carried out in accordance with applicable data protection laws (for more information, see our data privacy policy at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/.

Copyright Notice – DMCA. If You believe that any Submission infringes content in which You claim copyright, please contact Apple’s Copyright Agent as described in our Copyright Policy at https://www.apple.com/legal/trademark/claimsofcopyright.html. Apple has adopted a policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the accounts of users that are found to be repeat infringers, including but not limited to users who attempt to upload infringing content up to three (3) times. As part of implementing such policy, Apple may in its sole discretion suspend the accounts of users who have been identified as engaging in infringing activities or for other related reasons.

Trademarks.  Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Maps and other Apple trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Feature are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the US and/or other countries. A list of Apple’s trademarks can be found here - https://www.apple.com/legal/trademark/appletmlist.html. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Feature may be the trademarks of their respective owners. You are granted no right or license in any of the aforesaid trademarks and further agree that You shall not remove, obscure or alter any proprietary notices (including trademark and copyright notices) that may be affixed to or contained within the Feature.

Age. This Feature is only available to individuals aged 13 years or older (or equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction). 


• Your Submission must not include any of the following content or elements:

• Profanity or offensive hand gestures 

• Nudity exposing private areas 

• Blood 

• Weapons

• Blackmail

• Child exploitation materials 

• Sexual activity or content 

• Drugs or drug paraphernalia 

• Prostitution

• Filters 

• Overlays 

• Collages

• Poor lighting (i.e., too dark or bright making subject not visible)

• Blurry

• Watermarks

• Copyright notices

• Date or time stamps

• Mojis or selfies

• Aspect ratio greater than 2.2:1

• Format other than JPEG, PNG or HEIC

• Resolution of less than 960x1280 or greater than 4864x4864

• Edited from raw image

• Clipart 

• Stock photos

• Redundant photos