Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions follow ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) guidelines for editorial stock licenses.

1. Definition: "Image(s)" means all visual representations furnished to Client by Photographer, whether captured, delivered, or stored in photographic, magnetic, optical, electronic or any other media. Unless otherwise specified, Photographer may deliver, and Client agrees to accept, Images encoded in an industry-standard data format that Photographer may select, at a resolution that Photographer determines will be suitable to the subject matter of each Image and the reproduction technology and uses for which the Image is licensed. It is Client's responsibility to verify that the digital data is suitable for reproduction of the expected quality and color accuracy, and that all necessary steps are taken to ensure correct reproduction. If the data are not deemed suitable, Photographer's sole obligation will be to replace or repair the data, but in no event will Photographer be liable for poor reproduction quality, delays, or consequential damages. Unless otherwise specifically provided elsewhere in this document, Photographer has no obligation to retain or archive any of the Images after they have been delivered to Client.



2. Rights: All images and rights relating to them, including copyright and ownership rights in the media in which the images are stored, remain the sole and exclusive property of Photographer. Unless otherwise specifically provided elsewhere in this document, any grant of rights is limited to a term of one (1) year from the date hereof and to usage in print (conventional nonelectronic and nondigital) media in North America. Unless otherwise specifically provided elsewhere in this document, no image licensed for use on a cover of a publication may be used for promotional or advertising purposes without the express permission of Photographer and the payment of additional fees. No rights are transferred to Client unless and until Photographer has received payment in full.  The parties agree that any usage of any Image without the prior permission of Photographer will be invoiced at three times Photographer's customary fee for such usage. Unless otherwise specifically provided elsewhere in this document, all usage rights are limited to print media, and no digital usages of any kind are permitted. This prohibition includes any rights or privileges that may be claimed under S201(c)of the Copyright Act of 1976 or any similar provision of any applicable law. Digital files may contain copyright and other information embedded in the header of the image file or elsewhere; removing and/or altering such information is strictly prohibited and constitutes violation of the Copyright Act. All fees and expenses payable under this agreement are required irrespective of whether Client makes actual use of the Images or the licenses to use them. Unless specifically provided elsewhere in this document, no reprographic, reprint, republication or other secondary reproduction usages may be made, and usage rights are granted only for one-time, English language, North American, editorial print editions of the publication listed on this document.

3. Photo credit: All published usages of Images will be accompanied by written credit to Photographer or copyright notice as specified on this document. If no placement of a credit or copyright notice is specified, no credit or notice is required. If a credit is required but not actually provided, Client agrees that the amount of the invoiced fee will be subject to a three-times multiple as reasonable compensation to Photographer for the lost value of the credit line.

4. Alterations: Client may not make or permit any alterations, including but not limited to additions, subtractions, or adaptations in respect of the Images, alone or with any other material, except that cropping and alterations of contrast, brightness, and color balance, consistent with reproduction needs, may be made.

5. Indemnification: Client will indemnify and defend Photographer against all claims, liability, damages, costs, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of the creation or any use of any Images or arising out of use of or relating to any materials furnished by Client.  Unless delivered to Client by photographer, no model or property release exists, and it is  Client's responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions for usages that require any model or property releases not delivered by Photographer.  It is Client's sole responsibility to determine whether any model or property releases delivered by Photographer are suitable for Client's purposes.  Photographer's liability for all claims shall not exceed in any event the total amount paid under this delivery memo or invoice.

6. Transfer and Assignment: Client may not assign or transfer this agreement or any rights granted under it. This agreement binds Client and inures to the benefit of Photographer, as well as their respective principals, employees, agents, and affiliates, heirs, legal representatives, successors, and assigns. Client and its principals, employees, agents, and affiliates are jointly and severally liable for the performance of all payments and other obligations hereunder. No amendment or waiver of any terms is binding unless set forth in writing signed by the parties.  However, the invoice may reflect, and Client is bound by, Client's oral authorizations for additional Images, fees, and expenses that could not be confirmed in writing because of insufficient time or other practical considerations. This agreement incorporates by reference the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended.

7. Disputes: Except as provided in (8) below, any dispute regarding this agreement shall, at Photographer's sole discretion, either:(1) be arbitrated in New Haven, Connecticut, under rules of the American Arbitration Association and the laws of Connecticut; provided, however, that irrespective of any specific provision in the rules of the American Arbitration Association, the parties are not required to use the services of arbitrators participating in the American Arbitration Association or to pay the arbitrators in accordance with the fee schedules specified in those rules. Judgement on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Any dispute involving ($5,000.00) five thousand dollars or less may be submitted without arbitration to any court having jurisdiction thereof. Or, (2) be adjudicated in New Haven, Connecticut, under the laws of the United States and/or of Connecticut. (3) In the event of a dispute, Client shall pay all court costs, Photographer's reasonable legal fees, and expenses, and legal interest on any award or judgement in favor of Photographer.

8. Federal Jurisdiction: Client hereby expressly consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal courts with respect to claims by Photographer under the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, including subsidiary and related claims.