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When I enter my name in google.com, at top of the page in Google Ads section there is a big stock photography company listed and the title of this advert is also my name.

I am (actually I used it long time ago for a short time) member of this stock site, but my question is - are they allowed to use my name in marketing campaign?

EDIT:
This link doesn't even lead to my profile on this site, but on main page.

Thank you!
Ilija

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This seems only tangentially related to photography, not sure it belongs here? –  rm999 Mar 13 '11 at 21:21
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In a typical case, yes -- you probably (without reading it...) agreed to let them in the terms of use agreement when you signed up for the site. –  Jerry Coffin Mar 13 '11 at 21:25
    
@rm999 - I agree, but I don't know any "law" site so I thought maybe someone here knows more about these things... –  ile Mar 13 '11 at 21:40
    
@ Jerry - I've just read their terms and conditions but couldn't find any sentence that I could directly connect to this. –  ile Mar 13 '11 at 21:42
    
I've closed this as off-topic, as while it does seem to be remotely related to photography, it is fundamentally a legal question. I highly recommend that you seek the advice of a lawyer, and see what your options are. –  jrista Mar 13 '11 at 22:17
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closed as off topic by jrista Mar 13 '11 at 22:16

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