1. Image License Agreement
1.a The following is a legal agreement between You and the owners of RGBStock.com which governs the use of images downloaded from our website. By downloading an Image You agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, automatically, without any other conditions or declarations. If You do not agree with these terms, You are not allowed to download the Image.
1.b All Images on the RGBStock.com website are copyrighted and they are the properties of RGBStock.com or its Image providers. All rights are reserved unless otherwise granted to You. Your rights to use the Image are subject to this agreement and any further restrictions specified at each Image by the provider.
1.c We hereby grant to You a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Image on the terms and conditions explained in this Agreement and on the Image preview page FREE OF CHARGE. We encourage you to pay attention to section 7.4 of this license.
2. You may use the Image:
2.a In digital format on websites, blogs, multimedia presentations, broadcast film or video and on your cell phone or personal computer as screen background or desktop wallpaper.
2.b In print to decorate your home or your office.
2.c In printed materials such as magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, text books, wherein the image or images used are for the purpose of illustration and not the primary content for sale or redistribution of the printed materials.
3. You may not use the Image:
3.1 For pornographic, unlawful or other immoral purposes. For spreading hate or discrimination, or to defame or victimize societies of people, or cultures around the world.
3.2 To endorse products and services if the image depicts a person that can be recognized by the person portrayed, the photographer or anyone related to or acquaintance with that person. Documented agreements of model release must be obtained from the image provider before being used in endorsements.
3.3 In a way that can give a bad name to RGBStock.com or the person(s) depicted on the Image.
3.4 As part of a trademark, service mark or logo without expressed written permission from the image provider.
3.5 SELLING AND REDISTRIBUTION OF THE IMAGES (INDIVIDUALLY OR ALONG WITH OTHER IMAGES) IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN! IF YOU INTEND TO SELL A PRODUCT WITH AN IMAGE FROM RGBSTOCK.COM PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED, YOU MUST CONTACT THE IMAGE PROVIDER TO OBTAIN DOCUMENTED PERMISSION TO USE THE IMAGE ON OR WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE PRODUCT BEFORE THE PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE.
4. Examples of restricted items for sale (this list does not include all items considered restricted)
4.1 In website templates that You intend to sell or distribute or any parties You are affiliated with who intend to sell or distribute RGBStock.com images in website templates.
4.2 For creating printed reproductions that You intend to sell.
4.3 Items with the images printed on such as t-shirts, postcards, mouse pads, mugs, posters, or on any similar mass produced item that would contain the Image in a dominant way.
4.4 Digital reproductions that may be distributed by electronic transfer over the internet or by any other media format.
5. Redistribution Restrictions
5.1 Images from RGBStock.com are for the sole use of individuals who are members of RGBStock.com and thus have the privilege to download images for themselves subject to the agreements in this license. Transfer of the image to another individual for use outside the immediate interest of the RGBStock.com member supplying the image is strictly prohibited.
6. Examples of Redistribution
(this list does not include all methods considered redistribution)
6.1 From websites that offer desktop or cell phone wallpapers.
6.2 From private collections or galleries created with RGBStock.com images on social networking sites or photo sharing sites where the images are available for download or may be viewed at full resolution.
6.3 Used as example images to promote an image website other than one affiliated with RGBStock.com.
6.4 Any printed item that is circulated for free and the RGBStock.com image is the dominate item.
6.5 Websites that provide creative on-line image services to their members using images from RGBStock.com.
7. Manipulation, Deviation and Modification Redistribution Restrictions
7.1 Manipulations, deviations and modifications of RGBStock.com images are allowed as well as including the images in composites to achieve a desired effect.
7.2 What RGBStock.com does not allow is the sale or redistribution of the final product whereas the RGBStock.com image used in the image is distinguishable in the compilation as a primary component.
7.3 Images used in manipulated, modified or deviated form in a composition that are so thoroughly incorporated that they are not reasonably identifiable are not subject to these restrictions.
7.4 Ownership of the copyright of manipulated, deviated and modified RGBStock.com images remains with the RGBStock.com image provider and may not be assumed by any other person if the original image is still identifiable in part or in whole.
Note: Where there is a question as to the use or ownership of an image, first contact the provider of the original image and obtain permission before you intend to redistribute or sell an image you have altered.
7.5 CREDITS OR LINKS TO THE ORIGINAL IMAGES USED IN A COMPOSITION ARE NOT ENOUGH TO ALLOW YOU TO REDISTRIBUTE OR SELL THE FINAL IMAGE AS YOUR OWN.
8. Model release
RGB stock will accept certain images of people in sensitive poses, like kissing, bare pregnant bellies, images involving children, etc, only if you state that you have a model release from the persons or guardians involved. Tick the box on the upload page to indicate this. We reserve the right to reject images we deem to be unsuitable.
9. Information on rights
9.1 Since RGBStock.com does NOT require a written Model Release for each Image that has identifiable people on it. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to use the Image for any purpose You like. Also, if there is a model release for the Image, We do not represent or make warranties whatsoever as to the legality or validity of it.
9.2 Furthermore, certain Images may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, trademarks etc. and may require the consent of a third party or the license of these rights. RGBStock.com does not represent or make any warranties that it owns or licenses any of the mentioned, nor does it grant them. It is your sole responsibility to make sure that You have all the necessary rights, consents and licenses for the use of the Image.
9.3 You acknowledge that by your download the ownership of Image does not get transferred to You and You must not claim that it is yours. Your license is non-transferable, which means that You are not allowed to sell, rent, give, sublicense, or otherwise transfer the Image or the right to use the Image to anyone else. The work You create with the Image must be used either by yourself or by your client. You warrant that You do your best to prevent third parties from duplicating the Image.
10.1 RGBStock.com cannot be held responsible for any copyright violations, and cannot guarantee the legality of the Images stored in its system. If you want to make sure, always contact the photographers. You use the site and the photos at your own risk!
11.1 You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless RGBStock.com and its officers, employees, shareholders, directors and suppliers 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 or the inability of use of any Image, 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.
12. Warranty and Liability
12.1 THE WEBSITE AND THE IMAGES ARE PROVIDED -AS IS-. WE OFFER NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY IMAGES, THE WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RGBSTOCK.COM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
12.2 RGBSTOCK.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGES.
12.3 RGBStock.com reserves the right to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. Changes will be announced in advance of their being posted, but it is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the RGBStock.com website, following the posting of any changes to this Agreement, constitutes acceptance of those changes. RGBStock.com may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Version 2.2 - February 6 2013
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