Site Usage Agreement
By using this site and/or downloading any material, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. This agreement applies to you and, if you are using this web site on your client's behalf, to you and all your clients. We reserve the right to change this agreement at any time without further notice. We reserve the right to update and/or change our pricing structure as needed including but not limited to changes based on our community, imagery database or market trends. Your use of the site will be subject to the most current version posted on the site at the time of your use. By using this site or downloading, uploading or using any images listed under the StockFreeImages.com domain you agree to be bound by this Agreement. Should you disagree with anything stated here please discontinue your use of the site and erase all data you have downloaded. Where StockFreeImages has provided you with a translation of the English language version of the page or site's functionalities, then you agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language versions of the Terms will govern your relationship with StockFreeImages. If there is any contradiction between the English language version and its translation in a different language, then the English language version shall take precedence.
Use of this site
Stockfreeimages is owned and operated by Dreamstime. All images and related informational materials in any medium provided by Dreamstime and StockFreeImages hereunder, including related text, captions, or information (collectively referred to as Images) are owned by Dreamstime and StockFreeImages and by our image providers (photo agencies, photographers and illustrators). All Images are protected by US and international copyright laws.
StockFreeImages may immediately revoke all licenses granted to you without notice if you fail to comply with any provision of this agreement. If a license is revoked, you agree to immediately stop using this site and the Images, delete all Images and all copies from all media and destroy all other copies. Your use of this site and any Images shall comply with all applicable law. StockFreeImages may restrict or remove your access to this site at any time, or restrict or remove the use of any Image for any reason, and may replace the Image with another Image, and you agree to immediately discontinue all use of the Image upon notification from StockFreeImages.
Despite our best efforts to provide accurate information, this site may contain technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. Additionally, this site and any Images may include historically and culturally important images and text that may contain subjects that reflect the social attitudes and circumstances of a particular time or location. You should be aware that your search may display results containing content that may seem inappropriate to its context, or text that could be potentially offensive. You are solely responsible for determining whether your use of any Image requires the consent of any third party or the license of any additional rights, and you should not rely solely on the information provided by StockFreeImages or its members. If you are unsure whether additional third-party rights are needed for your use, you are responsible for consulting with competent rights management professionals or legal counselors.
StockFreeImages makes reasonable efforts to comply with and solve all issues regarding potential copyrights and trademarks available on the US and international market. While the responsibility for the images uploaded is entirely on the photographer's side, he/she being the one who holds all copyrights over the content submitted, we do our best to identify and solve any copyright or trademark infringements.
If you have found a file that represents such an infringement please notify us, in order that we may take the appropriate measures.
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use this site unsupervised and we ask that children do not register for an account or submit any personal information to us. By using this site unsupervised, and/or registering for an account, you warrant that you are 18 years of age or older.
Acknowledgments, Representations, and Warranties
By using the Website or any other of Our services, You thereby affirmatively acknowledge, represent, and warrant the truth and accuracy of each of the following statements:
a. StockFreeImages provides access to an online service comprising information and materials created and posted by You and other users.
b. Images on the Website that are available for license provided to StockFreeImages by its partners.
c. Any review of uploaded Images that may be performed by StockFreeImages before making such Images available to the public is cursory and only intended to identify immediately obvious violations of these Terms. Accordingly, and despite any such gate keeping, the copyright holder providing the Image shall be deemed the party at whose direction that Image resides on StockFreeImages's servers.
d. StockFreeImages has never directed, and never will direct, its users or partners to upload Images that infringe upon any right belonging to a third party. Uploading Images that infringe on third-party rights constitutes a direct and material violation of these express Terms and will subject the uploading Contributor's account to suspension and/or termination, where appropriate.
e. StockFreeImages correctly presumes that the partner providing an Image is the sole holder of all exclusive rights to that Image, except where the Image alone bears some obvious indication to the contrary, such as a visible proprietary marking identifying a Person other than the Contributor as the exclusive rights holder.
f. Where an Image has no obvious proprietary marking that indicates an exclusive owner, StockFreeImages cannot be deemed to have actual knowledge that the Image infringes upon any third party's rights.
g. In collecting license fees on behalf of Contributors, and retaining a portion of those license fees, StockFreeImages does not derive a direct financial benefit from any particular Image. StockFreeImages's only direct financial benefit comes from operating its Website, which allows Contributors to market their Images to potential license purchasers. Contributors are the only parties receiving a direct financial benefit from their creation and uploading of Images for licensing by StockFreeImages's users.
h. StockFreeImages has no right or ability to control the activities of Contributors who create and upload images to the Website. In the event that a Contributor infringes upon a third party's rights by creating or uploading an image, that Contributor is the sole responsible party for such infringement, and StockFreeImages has no control over such activity.
i. Apart from identifying an obvious proprietary marking in an Image that indicates an exclusive owner, StockFreeImages has no other ability to determine whether the rights appurtenant to a particular Image may belong to a party other than the uploading Contributor. As its only other means of identifying Images that may infringe upon a third party's rights, StockFreeImages relies entirely on properly presented notifications from third parties claiming that their rights have been violated.
Use of Watermarked Images - Using images for comping
Images include without limitation all digital images and any related textual information (including captions and credits). Images include visibly or electronically watermarked and reduced resolution Images (Non-Watermarked or Watermarked Images) or higher resolution non-watermarked Images (Non-Watermarked Images).
Conditional upon your compliance with this Agreement, StockFreeImages grants you a limited license to download Watermarked Images solely for evaluating/comping whether you wish to purchase a license to the Non-Watermarked Image according to the Standard Terms and Conditions applicable to your use. You may not use a Watermarked Image in any final materials distributed within your company or any materials distributed outside of your company or to the public or in any online or other electronic distribution system. You may not modify, alter, or remove any visible or electronic watermark, or disassemble, reverse engineer, or decompile any Image. Except for this limited, internal testing and sample use, StockFreeImages grants you no other rights, and you may not distribute, sub-license or make available for use or distribution any Watermarked Image.
Registering For A StockFreeImages Account
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number and/or password, if applicable, and you shall not distribute this access information or allow others to use this access information to gain access to this site. You agree to take reasonable steps to prevent others from obtaining your access information and to notify StockFreeImages of any unauthorized access or need to update or remove access for any of your employees or agents. You shall be liable for payment for all Images downloaded by others using your account, with or without your permission or knowledge prior to the time that you notify StockFreeImages of any unauthorized use. You agree that you shall not acquire any rights of use, ownership, or bailment as a result of using any StockFreeImages account or web site or related services.
At anytime, you may request your account access to be restricted, but StockFreeImages reserves the right to delay your request until all requirements of this Agreement are met. Only accounts without any activity related to the site's services or products, can be permanently deleted. Accounts with activity will be blocked and archived on our servers for further reference. Access to these accounts is limited and provided only to a part of the StockFreeImages admin staff, for legal purposes.
After registering, you can download images under the license available on our site - Royalty Free. This license is awarded to the account owner (person or organization). This is a one-person license and can be used only by the account owner or his employee, for the company's own projects or clients and cannot be transmitted to another party. If the image is to be used by more employees, each of them should acquire a separate license.
None of our images may be resold or redistributed by any means, or made available for redistribution or resale by a third party without StockFreeImages's separate written consent.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that we may use the email address you provide when creating an account with StockFreeImages to send you correspondence concerning your account. You also acknowledge and agree that we may, from time to time, send you messages concerning new services, products, promotions or other news relating to StockFreeImages and its parent service, Dreamstime.com. You acknowledge and agree that you may receive such emails directly from our parent service, Dreamstime.com. You may opt-out of receiving promotional messages at any time, either by clicking the unsubscribe link provided in each promotional email, or by modifying the communication preferences associated with your account.
What Royalty-Free means is that you license the image once and then you can use it as many times as you like, with just a few restrictions. In other words, you pay for the license only once. At this time StockFreeImages provides access to its content for free, in exchange for image attribution and/or a link back to our website. The maximum number of copies for printed materials is 10,000 copies and the license granted is Royalty Free. Stockfreeimages also provides paid access to its content and the maximum number of copies for printed materials is 500,000 copies while the license granted is again Royalty Free. Credit line is optional for non-editorial usages of paid content.
The Royalty-Free license is granted ONLY for the non-watermarked image you download using the Download button; all the other versions (small watermarked and non-watermarked thumbnails which are visible on the public site) are entirely copyrighted.
The high-resolution images that you download may be used on web sites, magazines, newspapers, books or booklets, for book covers, flyers, application software programs (apps), to make fine art prints or any other advertising and promotional material, in either printed or electronic media, as long as the item in which the image appears does not contradict any of the restrictions below. The list is not exhaustive and if you have any uncertainty regarding the use of the images in a correct way please contact support.
Web templates, greeting cards or postcards especially designed for sale, similar print-on-demand services, canvas, t-shirts, mugs, calendars, postcards, mouse pads or any other items incorporating the image in an essential manner, intended to be sold or given for free, are considered redistribution (if the image is used in an essential manner). The use of StockFreeImages.com images for these purposes under the regular Royalty Free license is not permitted. It is also forbidden to make the image available on a website for download (as wallpapers for example), although you may use the image in a concept in as many websites as you want, for any number of clients. For Web use, you must not use the image at a width exceeding 800 pixels unless it is included in your site's design. If the image is part of a design and manipulated accordingly, the image width can be higher than 800 pixels.
If you use the images you download for free for printed materials, the number of copies must not exceed 10,000. Using any subscription available to download images grants you the right to 500,000 printed copies. You may modify the images in any way required for reproduction, or include them in your own personal creations.
Buying the high-resolution image (purchasing the license) does not transfer the copyright. You may not claim that the image is your own and you may not sell, license for use, or in any way distribute the image for reuse. We recommend that you credit the agency and the contributor when you use an image. By this you benefit the community at StockFreeImages.com, of which you are an integral part, and help increase your success as part of the community, which, by growing contributions, gains quantity and quality.
For any other details regarding usage you are strongly advised to contact StockFreeImages.
Limited Royalty Free Licenses (RF-LL) for using Media downloaded within the Free section of the website
Stockfreeimages offers a free section, fully searchable and constantly updated. Its use may be available to all registered users or to a specific niche of members, depending on the agency`s strategy. The Media downloaded from the free section may be used under the terms mentioned for the regular Royalty Free license, with a single additional restriction: the maximum amount of physical copies in any form is limited to 10,000 copies. If you exceed this amount and you already purchased credits you may request to download the Media under the regular RF license.
Public Domain (RF-CC0) Images
Stockfreeimages offers a large selection of images that it believes have entered the public domain, either through the copyright owner's express dedication to the public domain (as described here), or for some other reason, such as expiration of copyrights. You are free to use public domain images you download from Stockfreeimages in any manner you choose, subject to our Sensitive Subject restrictions and provided you do not use them in connection with offering a service that is competitive to Stockfreeimages. Stockfreeimages offers no model or property releases in connection with any public domain image, and notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, Stockfreeimages will not provide any warranty or indemnity with respect to your use of any public domain image.
Without limitation, Images may not be used as a trademark or service mark (unless the appropriate extended license is being used), for any pornographic or unlawful purpose, to defame a person, to violate a person's right to privacy or publicity, to infringe upon any copyright, trade name, trademark, or service mark of any person/entity. Unauthorized use of these Images constitutes copyright infringement and shall entitle StockFreeImages to exercise all rights and remedies under applicable copyright law, including an injunction preventing further use and monetary damages against all users and beneficiaries of the use of such Images. The foregoing is not a limiting statement of StockFreeImages's rights or remedies in connection with any unauthorized use.
Credit Line Requirements
All images can be downloaded and used free of any charge at web size. All images downloaded for free used online must be accompanied by a visible credit line in HTML format, whenever the workspace permits it (articles, blogs, etc). The credit line is optional but highly recommended for images downloaded using any of our subscription plans. The copyright notice and author/agency credit must be added next to each image used within editorial purposes. The credit line format, HTML format included, is provided on the download page. Suggestive examples: "© Photographer name / StockFreeImages.com ", "© Username / StockFreeImages.com ", "Photo courtesy of StockFreeImages.com" etc.
Any license granted by StockFreeImages shall not constitute a representation that an Image is compatible for use with any other material. You are solely responsible for the use of any Image in combination with any other material, and you agree not to use Images with sensitive topics without StockFreeImages's separate written agreement. Such sensitive topics include, but are not limited to: models with mental or physical health issues, social issues, sexual activity, sexual orientation or related, substance abuse, crime or other subjects that can be considered to be offensive or unflattering to any of the models included in the image.
You must contact StockFreeImages for additional information prior to any use of an Image with any sensitive topic.
Each photographer that contributes to our site and community is entirely responsible for the materials he/she uploads. By uploading files you agree to hold all copyrights for the image and to have previously obtained a model release from each person included in your picture. This includes children, deceased persons, natives of another language; cases in which a parent, a guardian or another authorized person should read, agree and sign the model release.
StockFreeImages will not be held responsible for any of the materials you upload to the site.
Model and Property Releases/Clearances
The rights StockFreeImages grants you do not include a license to any person, place, property, or subject matter depicted in an Image, which may be subject to copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, moral rights, property rights or other rights belonging to third parties. StockFreeImages makes no representations or warranties that it owns or licenses any rights nor does StockFreeImages grant you any rights including copyright, trademarks, or rights of publicity belonging to any person, place, property, or subject matter depicted in any Image. Furthermore, StockFreeImages makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of any information provided with the Images. You are solely responsible for determining whether your use of any Image requires the consent of any third party or the license of any additional rights, and you should not rely solely on the information provided by StockFreeImages. If you are unsure whether additional rights are needed for your use, you are responsible for obtaining competent legal counsel.
In addition, a model release document must be uploaded by photographers, members of StockFreeImages's community, confirming that the persons included in their Image have signed a written agreement. By uploading this document, the photographers certify that the information contained within is complete and accurate.
If an Image is designated as model-released, it means that the person(s) included in the Image has/have signed a release permitting reproduction of the Image, subject to the restrictions contained in this Agreement, including, without limitation, sensitive subject uses. If StockFreeImages erroneously advises you that an Image is model-released when it is not, StockFreeImages's liability shall be limited to the amount you paid StockFreeImages for the use of the Image. If an Image depicts a person and is used in a manner that implies the use or endorsement of a product or service by that model, you must indicate that the person depicted is a model and used only for illustrative purposes. Under no circumstances, you cannot use an image with a person or more, in a context suggesting he/she or they are endorsing a subject that can be seen as sensitive. Any license granted by StockFreeImages is conditioned upon your obtaining all necessary third-party rights, releases and permissions. You agree to provide StockFreeImages with proof of such releases and permissions upon request.
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You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless StockFreeImages against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to a breach of this Agreement, the use of this site and the use of any Image either alone or in combination with any other material, your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of an Image, or any claim by a third party related to the use of an Image, alone or in combination with any other material.
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EXCEPT FOR ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BY LAW BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED, NEITHER StockFreeImages NOR ANY AFFILIATES OR MEMBERS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY CLAIMING THROUGH IT FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE IMAGES, WHETHER FRAMED AS A BREACH OF WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, UPON ANY LEGAL THEORY, IN TORT, CONTRACT, FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT SHALL StockFreeImages'S OR ITS AFFILIATES' LIABILITY FOR YOUR USE OF ANY IMAGE PROVIDED HEREUNDER EXCEED THE GREATER OF THE AMOUNT INVOICED AND PAID BY YOU FOR THE USE OF THAT IMAGE.
Notification of copyright infringement
StockFreeImages may terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and such infringement is occurring on StockFreeImages's site, send StockFreeImages a notice containing: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work or works that you claim have been infringed and identification of what material in such work(s) is claimed to be infringing; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the StockFreeImages site; (iv) information sufficient to permit StockFreeImages to contact you, such as your physical address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material you identified is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vii) a statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
No Waiver / Severability
No action of StockFreeImages, other than an express written Waiver or Amendment, may be construed as a waiver or amendment of this Site Usage Agreement. Should any clause of this Agreement be found unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect.
StockFreeImages.com reserves the right to take any actions that it deems necessary to protect its rights, all rights of which are specifically reserved.
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