Mint Images - END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
The following guidelines explain how you can use photos, illustrations, vectors and video clips (individually and collectively, “content”) that you license from Mint Images.
I. WHAT TYPES OF LICENCES DOES MINT IMAGES OFFER?
Mint Images offers its products through the Royalty Free (RF) license model. Royalty-free does not mean there is no cost for the licence. Instead, royalty-free means that the licence fee is paid once and there is no need to pay additional royalties if the content is reused. Royalty-free content is licensed for nearly unlimited, perpetual use, and pricing is based in particular on the file size, number of workstations which can access the content and the desired print run.
II. HOW CAN I USE LICENSED CONTENT?
For purposes of this agreement, “use” means to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, synchronise, perform, display, broadcast, publish, or otherwise make use of. You may use licensed content in any way consistent with the currently applicable Terms & Conditions of Mint Images and rights granted below.
Perpetual, meaning there is no expiry or end date on your rights to use the content. Worldwide, meaning content can be used in any geographic territory. Widely unlimited, meaning content can be used an unlimited number of times (please pay attention to limitations on the number of workstations within your desired license). Any and all media, meaning content can be used in print (please pay attention to print run limitations within your desired license), in digital or in any other medium or format. Non-exclusive, meaning that you do not have exclusive rights to use the content. Mint Images can license the same content to other customers. If you would like exclusive rights to use royalty-free content, please contact Mint Images.
In particular, Royalty Free content may be used as follows:
a) Web License
Content licensed under the Web License may be used by any number of people within the licensee's company, or contracted agencies. It should be noted that the Web License may only be used within one company/brand and may not be used by any sub-companies, subsidiaries, parent companies or umbrella brands.
b) Standard License
Content licensed under the Standard License may be used by any number of persons within the Licensee's company, or contracted agencies. It should be noted that the Standard License may only be used within one company/brand and may not be used by any sub-companies, subsidiaries, parent companies or umbrella brands. If the content licensed under the Standard License is used for any print publication, a maximum print run of 500,000 is allowed. In addition, use of licensed content in film and television is permitted under the Standard License.
c) Unlimited License
Content licensed under the Unlimited License may be used by any number of persons within the licensee's company or commissioned agencies. The Unlimited license may also be used within a company/brand and by any sub-companies, subsidiaries, parent companies or umbrella brands. If the content licensed under the Unlimited License is used for any print publication, the print run is unlimited. Within the Unlimited License, a database license is included, (commercial) products for resale are allowed to be printed, produced and sold and the use of the licensed content in film and television is permitted.
d) Market Freeze
If, on top of the purchased license, the option "Market Freeze" (exclusive use of content) is bought, the content will be blocked from further licensing (and hidden on the Mint Images website) from the start day of the agreed Market Freeze until the end of the agreed duration. This means that no other customers can license the content during the agreed time period. Potential licenses bought by other customers before the Market Freeze time period will remain valid and content can still be used by those customers under their license purchased.
III. RESTRICTED USES
1. NO UNLAWFUL OR SENSITIVE USE
You may not use content in a pornographic, defamatory or other unlawful manner. This applies in particular to uses in sensitive contexts (especially addictive substances (e.g. alcohol and tobacco), medical products or diseases, or the sexual, political or religious orientation of the persons depicted). In case content is intended to be used for sensitive purposes, under no circumstances must the content be used in a way that suggests the depicted model(s) share(s) the stated point of view, support(s) the respective institution or product or are otherwise related or supportive of or tolerant to the message/party/product/service shown. In case content with recognizable models is used for sensitive purposes, you must indicate: (1) that the content is being used for illustrative purposes only, and (2) any person depicted in the content is a model. For example, you could say: “Stock photo. Posed by model.” or "Symbolic picture."
If you are interested in using content with recognizable models for sensitive purposes without the above indication, please contact Mint Images prior to your license purchase for express consent.
2. NO STANDALONE FILE USE
You may not use content in any way that allows others to download, extract or redistribute content as a standalone file (meaning just the content file itself, separate from the project or end use).
IV. RESTRICTED USES - UNLESS ADDITIONAL LICENCE PURCHASED
The following are prohibited without the prior written consent of Mint Images and payment of an additional licence fee:
1. No “On Demand” Products
Unless you purchase a customised licence, you may not use content in connection with "on demand" products (e.g., products in which a licensed image or video is selected by a third party for customisation of such product on a made-to-order basis), including, without limitation, postcards, mugs, t-shirts, calendars, posters, screensavers or wallpapers on mobile telephones, or similar items.
2. No Electronic Templates
Unless you purchase a custom licence, you may not use content in electronic or digital templates intended for resale or other distribution (for example, website templates, business card templates, electronic greeting card templates, and brochure design templates).
3. No Use in Trademark or Logo
Unless you purchase a custom licence, you may not use content as part of a trademark, design mark, tradename, business name, service mark, or logo.
V. WHO, BESIDES ME, CAN USE THE LICENSED CONTENT?
The rights granted to you are non-transferable and non-sublicensable, meaning that you cannot transfer or sublicense them to anyone else. There are two exceptions:
1. Employer or client
If you are purchasing on behalf of your employer or client, then your employer or client can use the content. In that case, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or client to the terms of this agreement.
2. Seat/User Restrictions for RF Content
Please note that seat/user restrictions might apply for royalty-free content. You may store licensed royalty-free content in a digital library, network configuration or similar arrangement to allow the licensed royalty-free content to be viewed by your employees and clients, so long as there are no more than the under paragraph II of this document allowed users/workstations at any given time. At this moment, all Royalty Free licenses from Mint Images include unlimited seats/users.
VI. USER ACCOUNTS
You will be responsible for tracking all activity for each user account, and you agree to: (a) maintain the security of all passwords and usernames; (b) notify Mint Images immediately of any unauthorised use or other breach of security; and (c) accept all responsibility for activity that occurs under each user account. Mint Images reserves the right to monitor downloads and user activity to ensure compliance with the terms of this agreement. If Mint Images determines that you are in breach of this or any other term of this agreement, it may suspend access to your account and seek further legal remedies.
VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
1. Who owns the content?
All the licensed content is owned by either Mint Images or its content suppliers.
2. Do I need to include a photo or video credit?
As a principle, a photo or video credit has to be included with every use. The following credit has to be placed adjacent to the content or in production credits:
„[Photographer or Videographer Name]/[Collection Name]/Mint Images“
For commercial uses, you can refrain from providing a respective photo or video credit based upon an individual agreement with Mint Images.
Mint Images may terminate this agreement with immediate effect at any time if you breach any of the provisions of an agreement with Mint Images, either if the breach is not terminated within a reasonable time following a respective notice by Mint Images or if such a notice is unacceptable for Mint Images, In that case you must immediately: cease using the content; delete or destroy any copies; and, if requested, confirm to Mint Images in writing that you have complied with these requirements.
All requests for refunds/cancellations must be made in writing or using the cancellation function on the Mint Images website. Provided that the request is made within 7 days and the licensed content has not been used, Mint Images may cancel the relevant order and issue a full refund to your account or credit card. No credits or refunds are available for cancellation requests received more than 7 days from your receipt of content, or for research, lab, service or subscription fees, all of which are non-refundable. In the event of cancellation, your rights to use the content terminate, and you must delete or destroy any copies of the content.
IX. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
1. Warranty of Non-Infringement
For all licensed content, Mint Images warrants that your use of such content in accordance with this agreement and in the form delivered by Mint Images (that is, excluding any modifications, overlays or refocusing done by you) will not infringe on any copyrights or moral rights of the content owner/creator.
2. Warranty Disclaimer
Unless specifically warranted, Mint Images does not grant any right or make any warranty with regard to the use of names, people, trademarks, trade dress, logos, registered, unregistered or copyrighted audio, designs, works of art or architecture depicted or contained in the content. In such cases, you are solely responsible for determining whether release(s) is/are required in connection with your proposed use of the content, and you are solely responsible for obtaining such release(s). You acknowledge that no releases are generally obtained for content identified as “editorial,” and that some jurisdictions provide legal protection against a person’s image, video, likeness or property being used for commercial purposes when they have not provided a release.
3. No Other Warranties
Except as provided in this section above, the content is provided “as is” without representation, warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied representations, warranties or conditions of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. Mint Images does not represent or warrant that the content or its websites will meet your requirements or that use of the content or websites will be uninterrupted or error free.
X. INDEMNIFICATION/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
1. Indemnification of Mint Images by you
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Mint Images and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and content suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors and employees from all damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable outside legal fees) arising out of or in connection with (i) your use of any content outside the scope of this agreement; (ii) any breach or alleged breach by you (or anyone acting on your behalf) of any of the terms of this or any other agreement with Mint Images; and (iii) your failure to obtain any required release for your use of content.
2. Limitation of Liability
Otherwise, Mint Images will only be liable for damages resulting from intent or gross negligence. Mint Images will not be liable to you or any other person or entity for any lost profits, punitive, special, indirect, consequential, incidental or other similar damages, costs or losses arising out of this agreement, even if Mint Images has been advised of the possibility of such damages, costs or losses, this provision does not apply to a liability for damages based on intent or gross negligence. The limitation of liability described in this paragraph does not apply to damages resulting from injury to life, body or health.
XI. GENERAL PROVISIONS
This agreement is personal to you and is not assignable by you without Mint Images prior written consent. Mint Images may assign this agreement, without notice or consent, to any corporate affiliate or to any successor in interest, provided that such entity agrees to be bound by these terms.
Upon reasonable notice, you agree to provide to Mint Images sample copies of projects or end uses that contain licensed content, including by providing Mint Images with free of charge access to any pay-walled or otherwise restricted access website or platform where content is reproduced
3. Electronic storage
You agree to retain the copyright symbol, the name of Mint Images, the content’s identification number and any other information or metadata that may be embedded in the electronic file containing the original content, and to maintain appropriate security to protect the content from unauthorized use by third parties. You may make one (1) copy of the content for back-up purposes on any purchase order sent by you, the terms of this agreement will apply.
All notices required to be sent to Mint Images under this agreement should be sent via email to support@mintImages.com. All notices to you will be sent via email to the email set out in your account.
You agree to pay and be responsible for any and all sales taxes, use taxes, value-added taxes, withholding taxes and duties imposed by any jurisdiction as a result of the licence granted to you, or of your use of the licensed content.
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