Overview – You are granting ChiStockImages the non-exclusive right to license and use your submitted content.
Ownership Content – You always retain ownership in and to your content.
CSI Releases – Some photos you submit may require model releases and/or property releases, which you are responsible for providing. To download model and property releases, log-in to your contributor dashboard.
Your Information – Please make sure that information relating to your ChiStockImages account and content is true and complete. We may close your account if you are doing something wrong. You can request that we close your account at any time as well, which we will do within 90 days.
You may not hold more than one ChiStockImages account, or share content with another ChiStockImages account, without permission.
Content – If your content is removed from ChiStockImages, existing licenses for previously downloaded content will remain in effect.
Your content may be marketed on social media platforms by ChiStockImages.
Usage Restrictions – We may license your content for sensitive uses unless you opt-out.
We will not license your content in a way that is pornographic, defamatory, deceptive, or in a way that is considered libelous, obscene, or illegal.
Content Submission Guidelines – Please follow ChiStockImages’ Contributor Guidelines when submitting content.
Compensation – We will pay you a royalty for each download of content for which ChiStockImages receives payment.
Taxes – If you are a U.S. person, you must submit a W-9 form to be paid. If you are a non-U.S. person, you must submit the appropriate W-8 form to be paid.
ChiStockImages Trademarks – You may not use ChiStockImages’ trademarks in any form without permission. Please do not copy, frame, or hotlink to the ChiStockImages website without permission.
Copyright Infringement Claims – We respect your rights and may take action to protect your content. If you suspect potential misuse of your content by a ChiStockImages customer, please contact us with the details before taking any action directly.
Representations and Warranties – You agree that you are legally able to enter into this agreement and that none of the content you submit will violate any laws or infringe any third party’s rights.
You may not publicize your portfolio in a way that falsifies the nature of your relationship with ChiStockImages.
Confidentiality – Please do not disclose confidential information about your ChiStockImages account.
Indemnification – If a claim arises due to the breach of your representations in this agreement, you agree to cover ChiStockImages for its loss. If a claim arises due to ChiStockImages’ breach of its representations in this agreement, ChiStockImages agrees to cover you for your loss. The party seeking indemnification agrees to notify the other party as soon as possible.
Arbitration – You and ChiStockImages agree to resolve any claims through binding individual arbitration and not through litigation.
Electronic Communications Delivery – ChiStockImages will send you tax documents electronically unless you request paper copies by mail.
State of Local Law – If these terms change, we will notify you. This agreement will be governed by Illinois law.