I am a newbie on Flickr (about 1 month now). I just found out more about the rules and terms of service for Flickr.com on the weekend. I was updated on the rules by a Flickr group administrator, via email. I think many of us gals in Blogland are not aware of the rules . . . so I thought I would offer a helping hand post.
Did you know that the only area where you are allowed to show a link is on your profile page? Very much like ebay only allowing links on your "me page." Flickr is intended for photo sharing only.
The specific Flickr rule is:
Don’t use Flickr for commercial purposes. Flickr is for personal use only. If we find you selling products, services, or yourself through your photostream, we will terminate your account.
In other words, you are not allowed to say something is for sale, post a link to where it can be viewed or purchased, or advertise your blog or store. The only place we can post links is on our individual profile page.
I am guilty, guilty, guilty and have just finished "fixing" my photos and even the titles of my photo categories (I even called one "Store Preview" ~ ooops!). So . . . . before you are caught (and your flickr account is cancelled), you may want to scoot on over to flickr and delete your links and any references to items being "for sale".
Run quickly and tell your friends !