A humpback whale breaches in Port Valdez, on a rainy May day.
LAST UPDATED: January 2018
This is a license agreement between you and Alaska Photography Co. that explains how you can use photos, and video clips (individually and collectively, "content") that you license from Alaska Photography Co. By downloading or using content from Alaska Photography Co., you accept the terms of this agreement.
What types of licenses does Alaska Photography Co. offer? Alaska Photography Co. offers four types of license models: royalty-free ("RF"), personal-use ("PU"), editorial ("ED") and rights-managed ("RM").
Royalty-free does not mean there is no cost for the license. Instead, royalty-free means that the license fee is paid once and there is no need to pay additional royalties if the content is re-used. Royalty-free content is licensed for unlimited, perpetual use, and pricing is based on the file size.
Personal-use is content generated during a photo or video assignment. The sponsoring entity is allowed perpetual use of the content. In the case of an assignment being an event, content may only be used in editorial type material. If content is to be used outside editorial material property and model release may be required. Acquire permission per photo or video, from Alaska Photography Co. before using event assignment content in any means other than editorial. Non-event assignments the sponsoring entity is granted unlimited use of content.
Personal-use does not allow the sponsoring entity to grant usage rights to third parties. All parties featured in personal-use content is granted right to use content featuring themselves or property for personal uses such as social media, and non-commercial uses, in exchange for a completed model release form.
Rights-managed and rights-ready content is licensed for specific types of use, and pricing is based on factors such as size, placement, duration of use, and geographic distribution.
Comp license: You are welcome to use content from the Alaska Photography Co. site on a complimentary basis for test or sample (composite or comp) use only, for up to 30 days following download. However, unless a license is purchased, content cannot be used in any final materials or any publicly available materials. No other rights or warranties are granted for comp use.
How can I use licensed content? You may use licensed content in any way consistent with the rights granted below and not restricted (see Restricted Uses below). Subject to those restrictions and the rest of the terms of this agreement, the rights granted to you by Alaska Photography Co. are:
For purposes of this agreement, "use" means to copy, reproduce, modify, edit, synchronize, perform, display, broadcast, publish, or otherwise make use of. Please make sure you read the Restricted Uses section below for exceptions.
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:
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 Alaska Photography Co. immediately of any unauthorized use or other breach of security; and (c) accept all responsibility for activity that occurs under each user account. Alaska Photography Co. reserves the right to monitor downloads and user activity to ensure compliance with the terms of this agreement. If Alaska Photography Co. 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.
Intellectual Property Rights.
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Indemnification/Limitation of Liability.