1. Background of Agreement
(a) This is a fairly lengthy document, and it contains many important provisions that affect your rights and obligations. By selecting the correct box at the end of this Agreement or otherwise signifying your acceptance when prompted on the "Site", you accept this Agreement either for yourself or on behalf of your employer or the entity that is identified as the client of Thurston Photo, and agree to be bound by its provisions. If you are accepting on behalf of your employer, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind your employer. If you do not have such authority or you do not accept or agree with these terms, do not accept the Agreement and do not download the Content.
(b) In this Agreement: (i) “you” or the “Client” means you or, if you are accepting on behalf of your employer or member account entity, then “you” means that employer or entity and affiliates; (ii) “Thurston Photo” or “we” means Thurston Photo, operator of the Site; and (iii) “Content” means any photographic image, illustration, animation, Flash file, film or video footage, visual representation generated optically, electronically, digitally or by any other means or in any media or other material that you are downloading from the Site, together with any accompanying material.
(c) This Agreement is set up as a user-determined document where you will choose to enter into either our standard royalty-free content license (the “Standard License”) or a commercial license where one or more of the restrictions of the Standard License are amended for your proposed use of the Content (a “Commercial License”). At the end of this Agreement you will have the opportunity to select a “Standard License” or a “Commercial License”. The options for the Commercial License uses are dependent upon the Content and whether the supplier of the Content has opted-in to the Commercial license options. If you do not specify a Commercial License or there is no Commercial License option for the Content you have requested, your download of Content will be subject to the Standard License.
2. Standard License Terms
We hereby grant to you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable worldwide license to use the Content for the Permitted Uses (as defined below). Unless the activity or use is a Permitted Use, you cannot do it. All rights in and to the Content, including, without limitation, all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the Content, are retained by Thurston Photo.
3. Permitted Standard License Uses
(a) You may only use the Content for those advertising, promotional and other specified purposes which are Permitted Uses (as defined below). For clarity, you may not use the Content in products for resale, license or other distribution, unless (i) the proposed use is allowable under a Commercial License which is available for the Content; or (ii) if the original Content has been fundamentally modified or transformed sufficiently that it constitutes an original work entitling the author or artist to copyright protection under applicable law, and where the primary value of such transformed or derivative work is not recognizable as the Content nor is the Content capable of being downloaded, extracted or accessed by a third party as a stand-alone file (satisfaction of these conditions will constitute the work as a “Permitted Derivative Work” for the purposes of this Agreement). For example, you cannot superficially modify the Content, print it on a t-shirt, mug, poster, template or other item, and sell it to others for consumption, reproduction or re-sale. These uses will not be permitted as or constitute Permitted Derivative Works. If there is any doubt that a work is a Permitted Derivative Work, you should either obtain a Commercial License or contact Thurston Photo for guidance. Any use of the Content that is not a Permitted Use shall constitute infringement of copyright.
(b) Seat Restrictions. Only you are permitted to use the Content for personal use, although you may transfer files containing Content or Permitted Derivative Works to your clients, printers, or ISP for the purpose of reproduction for Permitted Uses, provided that such parties shall have no further or additional rights to use the Content and cannot access or extract it from any file you provide. You may install and use the Content in only one location at a time, although subject to the Prohibited Uses and the other terms of this Agreement, you are entitled to utilize the Permitted Uses an unlimited number of times. You may physically transfer the Content and it's archives from one location to another, in which case you may use the Content at the new location instead. If you require the Content to be in more than one location or accessible by more than one person, you must download the Content from the Site for each such use or obtain a Commercial License for a multi-seat license for the Content. You may make one (1) copy of the Content solely for back-up purposes, and you must reproduce all proprietary notices on this single back-up copy.
(c) Permitted Uses. Subject to the restrictions described under Prohibited Uses below, the following are “Permitted Uses” of Content:
If there is any doubt that a proposed use is a Permitted Use, you should contact Thurston Photo for guidance.
4. Standard License Prohibitions
(a) Prohibited Uses. You may not do anything with the Content that is not expressly permitted in the preceding section or permitted by a Commercial License. For greater certainty, the following are “Prohibited Uses” and you may not:
5. Excess Reproduction Run
In the event you contravene subparagraph 4(a)(xv) above without purchasing a Commercial License, you further agree to notify Thurston Photo in the event that you (or a combination of you and others involved with you) reproduce the Content, or an element of the Content in excess of 100 times. Such disclosure notice must be sent to Thurston Photo each and every month after which the Content, or an element of the Content, has been reproduced in aggregate over the term of this Agreement in excess of 100 times. Each such notice must contain the number of reproductions made in any particular month, provided however the first such notice will only be require disclosure of those reproductions which are in excess of 100. Thurston Photo shall invoice you for the fees associated with such excess use and you agree to pay such invoice within 30 days of receipt.
6. Term of Agreement
(a) This Agreement is effective until it is terminated. You can terminate this Agreement by destroying the Content and any Permitted Derivative Works, along with any copies or archives of it or accompanying materials (if applicable), and ceasing to use the Content for any purpose. The Agreement also terminates without notice from Thurston Photo if at any time you fail to comply with any of it's terms. Upon termination, you must immediately (i) cease using the Content and for any purpose; (ii) destroy or delete all copies and archives of the Content or accompanying materials; and (iii) if requested, confirm to Thurston Photo in writing that you have complied with these requirements.
(b) Thurston Photo reserves the right to elect at a later date to revoke or amend the license granted by this Agreement and replace the Content with an alternative for any reason. Upon notice, sent to the address or contact information provided by you, or such other address as you may advise us in writing to use, from time to time, of such replacement, the license for the replaced Content immediately terminates for any products that do not already exist, and this license automatically applies to the replacement Content. You agree not to use the replaced Content, or any Permitted Derivative Works, for future products and to take all reasonable steps to discontinue use of the replaced Content, or any Permitted Derivative Works, in products that already exist.
(c) Upon notice from Thurston Photo, or upon your knowledge that any Content is subject to a threatened, potential or actual claim of infringement of another's right for which Thurston Photo may be liable, you must immediately and at your own expense (i) stop using the Content; (ii) delete or remove the Content from your premises, computer systems and storage (electronic or physical); and (iii) ensure that your clients, printers or ISPs do likewise. Thurston Photo shall provide you with replacement Content (which shall be determined by Thurston Photo in its reasonable commercial judgment) free of charge, but subject to the other terms and conditions of this Agreement.
7. Thurston Photo Representations and Warranties
(a) Thurston Photo warrants that, except in respect of Content identified as “Editorial Use Only”: (i) your use of the Content in accordance with this Agreement and in the form delivered by Thurston Photo will not infringe on any copyright, moral right, trademark or other intellectual property right and will not violate any right of privacy or right of publicity; and (ii) all necessary model and/or property releases for use of the Content in the manner authorized under this Agreement have been obtained. You acknowledge that no releases are generally obtained for Content that is identified as “Editorial Use Only” and that some jurisdictions provide legal protection against a person's image, likeness or property being used for commercial purposes when they have not provided a release. For Content identified as “Editorial Use Only”, Thurston Photo does not grant any right nor make any warranty with regard to the use of names, people, trademarks, trade dress, logos, registered, designs or works of art or architecture depicted therein. In such cases, you shall be solely responsible for determining whether release(s) is/are required in connection with any proposed use of the Content identified as “Editorial Use Only”, and shall be responsible for obtaining such release(s).
(b) While we have made reasonable efforts to correctly categorize, keyword, caption and title the Content, Thurston Photo does not warrant the accuracy of such information. Additionally, Thurston Photo does not warrant the accuracy of any metadata that may be provided with the Content.
(c) OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN SECTION 7(a), THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT REPESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Thurston Photo DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT ITS USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTENT IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE CONTENT PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU (AND NOT Thurston Photo) ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AND COST OF ALL NECESSARY CORRECTIONS.
(d) Certain jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. You have specific rights under this warranty, but you may have others, which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
8. Thurston Photo Indemnification and Limitation of Liability
(a) Provided that the Content is only used in accordance with this Agreement and you are not otherwise in breach of this Agreement and as your sole and exclusive remedy for breach of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 7 (a) above, Thurston Photo shall, subject to the terms of Sections 8(b),(c),(d) and (e) defend, indemnify and hold harmless you, your parent, subsidiaries and affiliates and respective directors, officers and employees from all damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable outside legal fees), arising out of or connected with any actual or threatened lawsuit, claim or legal proceeding alleging that the possession, distribution or use of the Content by you is in breach of the representations and warranties set forth in Section 7(a) above. The foregoing states Thurston Photo’s entire indemnification obligation under this Agreement.
(b) The indemnification set out in Section 8(a) above is conditioned on your prompt notification in writing to Thurston Photo of such claim and our right to assume the handling, settlement or defence of any claim or litigation. You agree to cooperate with Thurston Photo in the defence of any such claim or litigation and shall have the right to participate in such litigation at your sole expense. Thurston Photo shall not be liable for legal fees and other costs incurred prior to the notice of the claim.
(c) IN NO EVENT SHALL Thurston Photo OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE, ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING UNDER OR OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF, RELIANCE UPON, ACCESS TO, OR EXPLOITATION OF THE CONTENT, OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY RIGHTS GRANTED TO YOU HEREUNDER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER THE ACTION IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHERWISE. NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM OR NATURE, ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE BROUGHT BY OR ON BEHALF OF YOU MORE THAN TWO (2) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION FIRST AROSE.
(d) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER TERM HEREIN, Thurston Photo SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING AS A RESULT OF MODIFCATIONS MADE TO THE CONTENT BY YOU OR THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THE CONTENT IS USED BY YOU.
(e) NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE TOTAL MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF Thurston Photo UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY OTHER AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH YOU HAVE LICENSED THE SAME CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF THE FILE SIZE, OR THE USE OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY OR ALL OF THE CONTENT IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER AND THE OBLIGATION OF Thurston Photo UNDER SECTION 8(a) SHALL BE LIMITED TO AN AGGREGATE OF ONE HUNDRED ($100) US DOLLARS. FOR GREATER CLARITY, Thurston Photo’S LIABILITY TO YOU IN RESPECT OF THE CONTENT SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED ($100) US DOLLARS REGARDLESS OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES THAT YOU LICENSE THE SAME CONTENT FROM Thurston Photo.
(f) SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
9. Your Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Thurston Photo, its affiliates, its Content providers and their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders, partners and agents (collectively, the “Thurston Photo Parties”) harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees on a solicitor and client basis) incurred by any Thurston Photo Party as a result of or in connection with any breach or alleged breach by you or anyone acting on your behalf of any of the terms of this Agreement.
10. General Provisions
(b) Thurston Photo’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
(c) This Agreement is personal to you and is not assignable by you without Thurston Photo’s prior written consent. Thurston Photo may assign this Agreement without your consent to any other party so long as such party agrees to be bound by its terms.
(d) If all or part of any provision of this Agreement is wholly or partially unenforceable, the parties or, in the event the parties are unable to agree, a court of competent jurisdiction, shall put in place of such whole or part provision an enforceable provision or provisions, that as nearly as possible reflects the terms of the unenforceable whole or part provision.
(e) You agree to pay and be responsible for any and all sales taxes, use taxes, value added taxes and duties imposed by any jurisdiction as a result of the license granted to you, or of your use of the Content, pursuant to this Agreement.
(f) This Agreement will be governed under the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein (without reference to conflicts of laws principles). This Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded. You consent to service of any required notice or process upon you by registered mail or overnight courier with proof of delivery notice, addressed to the address or contact information provided by you at the time the Content was downloaded, or such other address as you may advise us in writing to use, from time to time.
(g) Any and all disputes arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation, its validity, interpretation, performance and breach, shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by a single Arbitrator appointed in accordance with such rules. The arbitration shall take place in Calgary, Alberta, and shall be conducted in the English language.
(h) The parties have requested that this Agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English. Les parties ont demand que cette convention ainsi que tous les documents qui s’y rattachent soient en anglais.
If you have concerns relating to this Agreement, please contact Thurston Photo at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 0423260803.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE PRIOR TO AGREEING TO IT. IN CONSIDERATION OF THURSTON PHOTO AGREEING TO PROVIDE THE CONTENT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT IT IS THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THURSTON PHOTO, WHICH SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT, ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOU AND THURSTON PHOTO RELATING TO THE SUBJECT OF THIS AGREEMENT.
Here is a quick breakdown of the Commercial License options available from Thurston Photo. In each case where the Standard License Agreement is amended by the terms of a Commercial License, all other terms and conditions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect, including all Prohibited Uses.
1. Reproduction / Print Run Limits
The Standard License Agreement limits the amount of times you may print the Content to 100 reproductions. By purchasing this extension, you can make up to 20,000 reproductions.
2. Items for Resale - Limited Run
You may purchase Commercial Licenses allowing uses of the Content in items for resale, license, or other distribution, including:
3. Electronic Items for Resale - up to 1000 reproductions.
You may also purchase the option to resell the Content in an unlimited number of electronic templates for e-greeting or similar cards, electronic templates for web or applications development, PowerPoint or Keynote templates, screensavers, and email or brochure templates.
The following are the legal provisions that give effect to the various Commercial License options. These must be read in conjunction with the Content License Agreement, but are set out below for convenience.
Reproduction / Print Run Limits
Notwithstanding the restriction contained in section 4(a)(15) of the Standard License Prohibitions limiting you to 100 reproductions, you shall be entitled with respect to this Content up to 20,000 reproductions, and the Agreement is deemed amended in that respect. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect, including all Prohibited Uses.
Items for Resale - Limited Run
Notwithstanding the restriction contained in section 4(a) of the Standard License Prohibitions prohibiting the use or display of the Content in items for resale, you shall be entitled with respect to this specific Content to produce the following items for resale, license, or other distribution:
up to 10,000 postcards, greeting cards or other cards, stationery, stickers, and paper products,
up to 5,000 posters, calendars or other similar publications, mugs or mousepads,
or up to 500 t-shirts, sweatshirts, or other apparel, games, toys, entertainment goods, framed or mounted artwork
in or on which the Content is used or displayed (the "Resale Merchandise"), provided that:
Electronic templates for e-greeting or similar cards, electronic templates for web or applications development, PowerPoint or Keynote templates, screensavers, and email or brochure templates
in or on which the Content is used or displayed (the "E-Resale Merchandise"), provided that:
Commercial Legal Guarantee
“Media” means any and all media now known or hereafter devised.
“Single Use” means either:
“Media” means the internet alone and to the exclusion of all other media now known or hereafter devised.
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