Royalty Free Licence agreement

What is this Licence for?

This Royalty Free Licence agreement governs the terms by which users of Reyns.Photo obtain the right to use stock media provided by Wim Reyns.

If you download stock media you wish to license then you agree to be bound by the terms of this licence and agree with our privacy policy. Please make sure that you have read and understand all terms and conditions before you proceed. If you do not agree with this Licence then do not download or use any media provided by Reyns.Photo

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All stock media on the Service is protected by European and international copyright laws and treaties. Reyns.Photo own all rights, interests and title, including the copyrights, in and to the stock media. Wim Reyns reserve all rights in and to the stock media not expressly granted to you by the terms of this Royalty Free licence agreement. Your rights to use any stock media are subject to this Royalty Free licence agreement and are conditioned upon your payment to Reyns.Photo for your use of the stock media.

If you fail to make any payment to Reyns.Photo when due, or if any check is dishonored or credit card charge refused or charged back, your account will be deemed delinquent. You still have the right to use any stock media downloaded under a previous, valid payment, but your right to use any stock media downloaded as part of an invalid transaction shall automatically terminate unless all payments together with any interest thereon and Reyns.Photo’s costs of collection, bank charges and credit card processing fees are received by Reyns.Photo no later than thirty (30) days (1month) from the date that your account became delinquent.

You understand and agree that Reyns.Photo may, in its sole discretion suspend and/or terminate your account, without notice, if it finds what Reyns.Photo believes to be any violation of this Royalty Free licence agreement. If your account is terminated for any violation of this Royalty Free licence agreement, you lose all rights to stock media, and must immediately delete all stock media acquired from Reyns.Photo, and forfeit all fees paid.

Royalty Free Licence terms

Subject to the terms and conditions hereof, we hereby grant to you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable worldwide licence to use the stock media for permitted uses (as defined below). Unless the activity or use is a permitted use, you cannot do it. All other rights in and to the stock media, including, without limitation, all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the stock media, are retained by Wim Reyns.

Permitted uses

Subject to the restrictions described under prohibited uses below, the following are “permitted uses” of Reyns.Photo stock media:

  • ​Invitations, advertising and promotional projects, including printed materials, product packaging, presentations, film and video presentations, commercials, catalogues, brochures, promotional greeting cards and promotional postcards (ie. not for resale or licence) up to 150,000 prints.
  • School or university projects.
  • Social media post or profile image.
  • Decorative background on a personal computer or mobile device.
  • Entertainment applications, such as books and book covers, magazines, newspapers, editorials, newsletters, and video, broadcast and theatrical presentations up to 150,000 prints.
  • Online or electronic publications, including web pages, blogs, ebooks and videos.
  • Prints, posters (i.e. a hardcopy) and other reproductions for promotional purposes, but not for resale, licence or other distribution.
  • Any other uses approved in writing by Reyns.Photo.

In the event that you create a derivative work based on or incorporating the stock media, all rights in and to such stock media shall continue to be owned by Wim Reyns, subject to your rights to use such stock media pursuant to the terms and limitations set forth herein.

All other rights in the stock media are expressly reserved by Wim Reyns.

Prohibited uses

You may not do anything with the stock media that is not expressly permitted in the preceding section. For greater certainty, the following are “prohibited uses” and you may not:

The following are prohibited uses under this Royalty Free Licence; however, are available under the separate Extended Licence:

  • Physically reproduce the stock media more than 150,000 times.
  • Install and or use the stock media in more than one location or post a copy of the stock media on a network server or web server for use by other users.
  • Use the stock media in any posters (printed on paper, canvas or any other media) or other items for resale, licence or other distribution for profit.
  • Include stock media in templates of any nature, including templates for websites, social networking websites, documents, projects or otherwise for distribution and/or sale to third parties.
  • Use or display the stock media on websites or other venues designed to induce or involving the sale, licence or other distribution of “on demand” products, including postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters and other items.
  • Use the stock media in design template applications intended for resale, whether online or not, including, without limitation, website templates, flash templates, business card templates, electronic greeting card templates, and brochure design templates.

The following prohibited uses are not available under any other Reyns.Photo licence:

  • Sub-license, re-sell, rent, lend, assign, gift or otherwise transfer or distribute the stock media or the rights granted under this Royalty Free Licence agreement.
  • Use any of the stock media as part of a trade-mark, design-mark, trade-name, business name, service mark, or logo.
  • Use stock media identified as “Editorial use only”, for any commercial, promotional, endorsement, advertising or merchandising use. For clarification, in this Agreement “Editorial use only” of stock media means use relating to events that are newsworthy or of general interest and expressly excludes any advertorial sections (i.e. sections or supplements featuring brand and/or product names or sections or supplements in relation to which you receive a fee from a third-party advertiser or sponsor).
  • Remove any notice of copyright, trade-mark or other proprietary right from any place where it is on or embedded in the stock media.
  • Use the stock media in a fashion that is considered by Reyns.Photo or under applicable law to be pornographic, obscene, immoral, infringing, defamatory or libelous in nature, or that would be reasonably likely to bring any person or property reflected in the stock media into disrepute.
  • Use the stock media in a way that places any person depicted in the stock media in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive, this includes, but is not limited to, the use of images: a) in pornography, “adult videos” or the like. b) in ads for tobacco products. c) in ads or promotional materials for adult entertainment clubs or similar venues, or for escort, dating or similar services. d) in connection with political endorsements. e) in advertisements or promotional materials for pharmaceutical or healthcare, herbal or medical products. f) uses that are defamatory, or contain otherwise unlawful, offensive or immoral content. You may not use stock media containing the likeness of a person if such use implies that the model engages in any immoral or illegal activity or suffers from a physical or mental infirmity, ailment or condition
  • Use stock media in a manner that competes with Reyns.Photo business including, but not limited to, displaying stock media in any format (including thumbnails) for download or export on a website or offering stock media for sale.
  • Use the Stock Media for editorial purposes without including the following credit adjacent to the stock media or in audio/visual production credits: “© Wim Reyns - http://Reyns.Photo“
  • Incorporate the stock media in any product that results in a re-distribution or re-use of the stock media or is otherwise made available in a manner such that a person can extract or access or reproduce the stock media as an electronic file.
  • Use or display the stock media in an electronic format that enables it to be downloaded, exported or distributed via mobile devices or shared in any peer-to-peer or similar file sharing arrangement.
  • Use or display stock media in such a manner that gives the impression that the stock media were created by you or a person other than the copyright holder of the Stock Media.

Disclaimers

You acknowledge that no releases are generally obtained for any stock media 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 stock media identified as “Editorial use only”, Reyns.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 stock media identified as “Editorial use only”, and shall be responsible for obtaining such release(s).

While we have made reasonable efforts to correctly categorize, keyword, caption and title the stock media, Reyns.Photo does not warrant the accuracy of such information and Reyns.Photo also does not warrant the accuracy of any metadata that may be provided with the stock media.

Termination

You can terminate this Royalty Free licence agreement by destroying the stock media, along with any copies or archives of it or accompanying materials (if applicable), and ceasing to use the media for any purpose. Reyns.Photo can terminate this Royalty Free licence agreement without advanced notice if at any time you fail to comply with any of its terms. Upon termination, you must immediately (i) cease using the stock media for any purpose; (ii) destroy or delete all copies and archives of the stock media and accompanying materials; and (iii) if requested, confirm to Reyns.Photo in writing that you have complied with these requirements.

We reserve the right to revoke or amend the licence granted by this Royalty Free licence agreement and replace the stock media with an alternative for any reason.

Upon notice from Reyns.Photo, or upon your knowledge that any stock media is subject to a threatened, potential or actual claim of infringement of another’s right for which Reyns.Photo may be liable, you must immediately and at your own expense (i) stop using the stock media; (ii) delete or remove the stock media from your premises, computer systems and storage (electronic or physical); (iii) ensure that your clients, printers or ISPs do likewise; and (iv) let Reyns.Photo know.