Terms of use

This agreement (this “Agreement”) applies if you download a photograph, illustration, image, or other pictorial or graphic work (collectively, the “Work”) from our website or our affiliates’ websites (collectively, the “Website”). By downloading the Work, you agree to the terms of this Agreement and that this Agreement applies to each Work that you download. You also agree to the Phototora Terms of Use, of which this Agreement supplements and incorporates into. You represent and warrant that you have the right to enter into this Agreement. If you download the Work on behalf of an entity, then this Agreement applies to such entity. In such case, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such entity to this Agreement.

1. Ownership

This Agreement does not effectuate any sale of the Work. Except as expressly granted in this Agreement, we and our licensor retain all rights, title and interest in and to the Work. No title or ownership interest in or to the Work is transferred to you by virtue of this Agreement.

2. License to the Work

2.1 Standard License. Subject to your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license to use, reproduce, modify or display the Work, subject to the restrictions in Section 3. By way of example, you may use, display, or modify the Work in connection with the following:
Business and commercial purposes;
Educational uses;
Personal uses;
Websites or blogs;
Print and digital media, such as books, e-books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters;
Editorial purposes;
Electronic publications;
Multimedia presentations;
Promotional posters, greeting cards and post cards;
Digital and web-based advertising, including web-banners;
Packaging, wrappers and labels;
Promotional and decorative purposes;
Display in an office, store, restaurant, shopping mall or other place of business;
For use and display in both private and public spaces;
Business cards, letterhead and stationary;
Billboards and signage;
Printed items;
Computer programs and applications;
Marketing materials, which may be delivered via post, email, fax, or otherwise, and/or which may be displayed at “point of sale” locations;
Cover art for DVDs, CDs and books and ebooks;
For use in trade show booths and at sales conferences;
Movies, films, videos, television programs and theater;
For incorporation into other works of authorship; and
Any other permitted purpose, including the right to publically display, broadcast, stream and perform the same and including the right to modify the Work.

2.2 Employee and Contractor Use. You may transfer files containing the Work or permitted derivative works to employees or subcontractors, provided that such employees and subcontractors agree to abide by the restrictions of this Agreement and only use the Work on your behalf. The employees and subcontractors have no additional rights to use the Work.

2.3 Client Use. You may use the license granted under this Agreement for the benefit of one of your clients, provided that you must transfer all your license to your client and your client must comply with the terms of this Agreement and comply with all license and use restrictions. You are solely responsible and liable for any and all use of the Work by your client. You must purchase additional licenses for the same Work if you intend to use the same Work for the benefit of other client.

2.4 Digital Library. You may create a digital library, network configuration or similar arrangement to allow the Work to be viewed by employees and clients of your company.

2.5 Reservation. If a Work is in violation of our Terms of Use, we may instruct you to cease all use, distribution and possession of such Work, and you must promptly comply with such instructions. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.

3. Restrictions

3.1 General Restrictions. You must not misuse the Work. Except as expressly permitted in Section 2 above, you must not:
sublicense, sell, assign, convey or transfer or attempt to transfer any of your rights under this Agreement;
sell, license or distribute the Work or any modified Work as stand-alone or as part of an online database or any other database, or any derivative product containing the Work in such way that would allow a third party to use, download, extract or access the Image as a stand-alone file;
share the Work with any other person or entity or post the Work online in a downloadable format, post the Work on an electronic bulletin board;
download or store the Work on more than one computer at the same time, except that you may make a single backup copy to be stored on media separate from the single permitted computer;
use, reproduce, distribute, perform, modify, or display the Work (including, without limitation, by itself or in combination with any other work of authorship) in any manner that is libelous or slanderous or otherwise defamatory, obscene or indecent;
remove any copyright or proprietary notice or other information that may appear on, embedded in, or in connection with the Work in its original downloaded form, it being understood that you must include any and all such notices in any permitted backup copy of the Work;
incorporate the Work into a logo, trademark, or service mark;
take any action in connection with the Work that violates any applicable law;
Use the Work in an editorial manner, without affixing the accompanying copyright notice; provided however that the copyright notice is not necessary if such Copyright Notice is not required under applicable law for use in a particular situation AND if it would not be customary to include such copyright notice in such particular situation;
take any action in connection with the Work that violates or infringes the intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity, including, without limitation, the moral rights of the creator of the Work and the rights of any person who, or any person whose property, appears in the Work;
take any action in connection with the Work that would reasonably imply that the creator of the Work, or the persons or property appearing in the Work (if any), endorse any political, economic or other opinion-based movements or parties;
use the Work in a way that places any person in the photo in a bad light or depicts them in a way that they may find offensive – this includes, but is not limited to:
the use of Works in pornography;
tobacco ads;
ads for adult entertainment clubs or similar venues, including escort or similar services;
political endorsements;
uses that are defamatory, or otherwise contain unlawful, offensive or immoral content.

3.2 Website Use. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, with respect to using and displaying the Work on websites, you must take all reasonable actions to prevent website visitors from downloading or reusing the Work.

3.3 Social Media Use. You cannot post the Work on a Social Media Site (defined below) unless the Work is designated as “Social-Media Enabled”, in which relevant copyright information is visibly embedded onto the Work and which comply with our size restrictions (the “Social-Media Enabled Works”): You may post or upload the Social-Media Enabled Works (and modifications thereof) directly onto Social Media Site, provided that the terms of use governing the Social Media Site do not include any provision which would claim to grant any exclusive rights or ownership in respect of such Work or modified Work to anyone. “Social Media Site” means a website or application which has a primary focus on facilitating social interaction among its users and allowing users to share content in connection with such social interaction.

3.4 Additional Restrictions. The following additional restrictions apply:
You may only distribute the Work as incorporated onto an item of merchandise if (i) the Work has been modified to the extent that the modification is not substantially similar to the original Work and can qualify as an original work of authorship or (ii) the primary value of the item of merchandise does not lie with the Work itself. For clarification, producing an unmodified Work on a poster is not permitted as the primary value would lie in the Work itself.
You also may not use, include, or incorporate the Work in any electronic template or application (such as a web design or presentation template, or templates for electronic greeting cards or business cards).
You may not cause or allow any Work to be reproduced more than 500,000 times in total. For example, a Work may not appear on more than 500,000 printed materials (flyers, advertisements, covers, packages, etc.) Likewise, the Work may not be incorporated in a television program, video, or other production if the audience is expected to be greater than 500,000 viewers, in total. This restriction will not apply to Works that are only displayed on a website or Social Media Site.

4. Your Indemnification Obligations

You will indemnify us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners, and licensors from any claim, demand, loss, or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or related to the content that you provide us, your use of the Work or Website, or your modification to the Work (except as indemnified under Section 7 below), or your violation of these terms.
We have the right to control the defense of any claim, action or matter subject to indemnification by you with counsel of our own choosing. You will fully cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim, action or matter.

5. Limitations of Liability

5.1 Limitation. We are not liable to you or anyone else for any special, incidental, indirect, consequential, or punitive damages (even if we have been advised of the possibility of these damages), including those (a) resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, whether or not foreseeable, (b) based on any theory of liability, including breach of contract or warranty, negligence or other tortious action, or (c) arising from any other claim arising out of or in connection with your use of or access to the Services or Works. Nothing in these terms limits or excludes our liability for gross negligence or for our (or our employees’) intentional misconduct.our total maximum aggregate liability under this Agreement is limited to the amount we received from you for the Work giving rise to the liability.

5.2 Releases. We generally do not have releases for the trademarks, logos or other intellectual property of other parties that may be depicted in some Works. Furthermore, we generally do not have releases from property owners, manufacturers or designers of commercial products such as (without limitation) automobiles, aircraft, packaged products, designer clothing, etc. that are depicted in some Works. It is generally not possible for any stock image library or artist to get blanket releases for such products, but they can often be obtained on a case-by-case basis. You are responsible for procuring all such releases.
The limitations and exclusions in this section apply to the maximum extent permitted by law.





2.1 標準ライセンス。当社は、本契約の規約にお客様が準拠することを条件として、第3項の制限に従い、作品を使用、複製、変更または表示するための非独占的、永続的、世界共通、サブライセンス不可能および譲渡不可能なライセンスをお客様に付与します。例えば、お客様は以下に関連して作品を使用、表示または変更することができます。

2.2 社員および契約業者による利用。お客様は、社員または契約業者が本契約の制限に従うと同意し、作品をお客様の代理としてのみ使用することを条件として、作品または許可された派生的作品を含むファイルを社員または契約業者に譲渡することができます。社員および契約業者には、作品を使用するための他の権利はありません。

2.3 顧客による使用。お客様は、本契約において付与されたライセンスを、お客様がライセンスをすべて顧客に譲渡し、顧客が本契約の条件に準拠すること、ならびにすべてのライセンス制限および使用制限を遵守することを条件として、お客様の顧客一人の利益のために使用することができます。お客様は、お客様の顧客による作品の使用すべてに対して一切の責任を負うことになります。お客様は、同じ作品を異なる顧客の利益のために使用する場合、同じ作品に対して追加ライセンスを購入する必要があります。

2.4 デジタルライブラリ。お客様は、貴社の社員および顧客が作品を閲覧できるようにするために、デジタルライブラリの作成、ネットワーク設定または同様の手配を行うことができます。

2.5 留保。作品が当社の利用規約に違反する場合、当該作品の使用、配布および所有を一切中止するよう指示せていただくことがあります。お客様には速やかにこの指示に従っていただく必要があります。当社は本契約において明示的に付与されないすべての権利を留保します。


3.1 一般的制限。お客様は作品を不正使用してはなりません。前述の第2項において明示的に許可されている場合を除き、お客様による以下の行為は禁じられています。

3.2 ウェブサイトでの使用。ウェブサイトで作品を使用または表示することに関連し、本契約にこれと異なる規定があっても、お客様は、ウェブサイトへの訪問者が作品をダウンロードまたは再使用しないようにあらゆる合理的な行動を取る必要があります。

3.3 ソーシャルメディアでの使用。お客様は、「ソーシャルメディア対応」と指定されており、関連する著作権情報が目に見えるように作品に埋め込まれており、当社のサイズ制限を満たす場合(以下、「ソーシャルメディア対応作品」という)を除き、ソーシャルメディアサイト(以下に定義)に作品を投稿することはできません。お客様は、ソーシャルメディアサイトに適用される利用規約に、作品または変更された作品の独占権または所有権を誰かに付与するという条項が含まれていないことを条件として、ソーシャルメディア対応作品(およびそれが変更された作品)を直接ソーシャルメディアサイトに投稿もしくはアップロードすることができます。「ソーシャルメディアサイト」とは、ユーザー間のソーシャルな交流を主目的とし、そうしたソーシャルな交流の中でユーザーがコンテンツを共有することを可能にするウェブサイトまたはアプリケーションを意味します。

3.4 その他の制限。以下の追加の制限が適用されます。
お客様は、(i) 作品が著しく変更されたために、変更された作品がオリジナルとは大きく異なり、著作者のオリジナル作品とされる資格がある場合、または (ii) 商品の主な価値が作品自体にない場合に限り、作品を商品に組込んで配布できます。明確にするため付言すると、ポスターに変更されていない作品を使用することは、主な価値が作品自体にあるため、禁じられます。




5.1 制限。当社は、いかなる形の特別損害、付随的損害、間接損害、結果的損害および懲罰的損害についても(たとえこれら損害の可能性について通知を受けていた場合でも)、お客様または他のいかなる相手に対しても責任を負いません。これには、(a) 予測可能であるか否かにかかわらず、利用、データおよび利益の逸失から生じるもの、(b) 契約違反または保証違反、過失またはその他の不法行為等の責任理論に基づくもの、および (c) お客様によるサービスまたは作品の使用もしくはそれへのアクセスから生じる、または関連するその他の請求から生じるものが含まれます。本規約に記載される事項は一切、当社による重大な過失および当社(もしくは当社社員)の意図的な不正行為の責任を除外または制限するものではありません。当社の義務に関するものを除き、本契約における当社の責任の総額は、責任を生じさせた作品に対してお客様から当社が受領した金額を上限とします。

5.2 リリース。通常当社では、作品中で描かれることのある他の当事者の商標、ロゴまたはその他の知的財産のリリースは有してません。さらに、一部の作品中に描写される、自動車、航空機、梱包された製品、デザイナー衣料等(これに限らない)の商品の所有者、製造者もしくはデザイナーからのリリースも通常有していません。ストック画像ライブラリまたはアーティストが、これらの製品の包括的なリリースを取得することは通常不可能ですが、ケースバイケースで取得できる場合があります。お客様はこれらすべてのリリースを入手することに責任を負います。

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