License Terms and Conditions

Current as of November 29, 2023; last updated October 3, 2023; originally written October 12, 2016.

  1. Definitions.
    1. "Licensor" is EdStockPhoto, LLC.
    2. "Licensee" is the person or organization who purchases the License.
    3. "Image" is the image, or each of the images, referenced on the License/Receipt.
    4. "Non-Commercial" is a publication or work that may or may not make a profit, as long as it is not part of marketing a business. Examples of uses that do NOT qualify as Non-Commercial include: official websites or blogs of businesses; advertising or marketing materials; and art print display in areas of a business space accessed by the public or customers, such as a hotel or restaurant.
  2. Royalty-free license. Upon payment of the invoice in full, the Licensor will grant to the Licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, perpetual worldwide license (henceforth "License") to reproduce, display, transmit or publish the Image subject to the terms described below.
  3. Copyright. The copyright owner of the Image reserves all rights not expressly transferred by this License.
  4. Conditions.
    1. Purchase of the License constitutes the Licensee's acceptance of the terms of the License.
    2. Violation of any of these terms invalidates the License.
    3. Use of the Image without proof of this License (which Licensor may be asked to produce) constitutes copyright infringement.
  5. Editorial License. Images with an Editorial License may be reproduced for personal, educational, or editorial purposes. Examples of permitted uses include:
    1. publication in Non-Commercial website articles and blog posts, worldwide.
    2. publication in up to 3,000 copies of Non-Commercial printed books, e-books, textbooks, exam products, magazines, and newspapers.
    3. display in Non-Commercial television programs or films.
    4. art prints displayed in a private or public place such as a home, office, hotel, or restaurant (not for sale).
    5. greeting cards or calendars for personal use and distribution to friends/family (not for sale or promotional use).
    6. personal use such as screen savers, family albums, etc.
  6. Academic License. Images with an Academic License:
    1. may only be used for the following academic purposes: student reports and presentations; essays; dissertations; lectures; exams; scholarly journal articles; and scholarly monographs. This License does not permit use in textbooks, exams provided for sale, or any other use not specifically listed here.
    2. may be shared with others in the same organization for their own uses permitted under this License, without the need for an additional license. This may be done with a password-protected database or offline.
  7. Personal License. Images with a Personal License may only be used for private, unpublished, non-commercial, non-retail purposes. Examples of permitted uses include:
    1. display as an art print in a private home or personal office area at work (not in public work spaces).
    2. personal photo album.
    3. private blog (not publicly available on the internet).
    4. creation of products for free distribution to family and friends, such as greeting cards, mugs, reunion T-shirts, etc.
    5. artist or study reference.
  8. Restricted uses. Without written permission from EdStockPhoto (which may not be available), Licensee MAY NOT:
    1. use the Image for any commercial, retail, promotional, corporate, endorsement, advertising or merchandising purpose, whether the organization using the Image is non-profit or for-profit.
    2. reproduce the Image more than 100,000 impressions in print or e-book format. Web impressions are unlimited.
    3. reproduce the Image without a credit line, as specified below.
    4. use the Image in a pornographic, defamatory, libelous or otherwise illegal manner or context.
    5. falsely claim that Licensee is the original creator of a visual work that consists primarily of the Image.
  9. Credit requirements. With the sole exception of art prints, the following credit must appear adjacent to the Image, or be included in a list of credits, whenever it is printed or displayed: “[Photographer Name] / EdStockPhoto.” The specific credit line may be found on the Image's page at
  10. Metadata. Although reasonable attempts have been made to provide reliable information, the Licensor makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the Image's metadata (titles, captions, keywords, etc.), which are provided for identification purposes only. The content of the metadata may be published or displayed with the Image as part of this License, but is not required.
  11. Editing. The Image may be cropped, retouched, or overlaid with text as needed for editorial or reproduction purposes, but may not be significantly altered to change the subject or basic appearance of the Image.
  12. Releases. This License grants permission from the copyright holder of the Image only. The Licensee retains the sole responsibility for obtaining any property releases, model releases, trademark permissions, or other permissions from third parties that may be required for legal display or publication. The Licensee agrees to hold the Licensor harmless in any legal disputes that may arise related to such permissions. The Licensor makes no representation as to the necessity of such additional permissions.