License Agreement

All photos published on the Site can be used for free. You can use them for commercial, editorial and noncommercial purposes and you do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to Slon.pics. Basically you can do anything apart from redistributing photos posted on the Site because The Site is an ad-funded website and it needs you to download our images here, from our website.

Attribution is appreciated, but not required.

At slon.pics we provide two types of licensing: ‘Slon.pics free’ and ‘CC0’. Our standard Slon.pics free license permits you to use the purchased media through the terms described below.

Slon.pics free license (simplified)

Our primary goal is to make your life easier, for this reason we have prepared a easy-to-read summary of our ‘Slon.pics free’ license.

The images may be used freely with no limit on circulation amount for:

  • Personal, commercial or editorial use
  • Advertising or promotional use
  • For website or in any electronic devices
  • In broadcast, multimedia, video games or animation. (in as many applications as necessary)
  • In books or magazines
  • Use for your blog posts and other publications
  • The products may be modified for individual style and appearance
  • Merchandise, as long as the picture itself is not the merchandise Software Applications
  • Can be part of a template, photoshop file, video project, graphic template or mockup

You are not permitted to:

  • The image copyright is still the property of its author. You cannot resell our photographs, market, distribute, give, transfer, sell or sublicense images
  • Can't be used in pornographic, criminal, defamatory, degrading, unlawful, immoral purposes is not allowed in projects that have inappropriate content such as, but not limited to, any material that incites or promotes violence, racism, any discrimination, prejudice or intolerance toward any individual or group, religion, sexuality, gender, political view or sell illegal drugs, drug use, pornography, weapons, or prostitution
  • Claim images itself as your own work

Images identified as “Editorial Use Only” can only be used as:

  • Non-commercial uses relating to events that are newsworthy or of general interest
  • In a newspaper or magazine article
  • In a non-commercial presentation
  • Illustrate news, commentary, or opinion in newspaper or magazine articles
  • Blog or website posts, social networks (educational and descriptive purposes)
  • Non-commercial multimedia presentations, such as film
  • Textbooks
  • Documentaries

An “Editorial Use Only” image cannot be used:

  • In any kind of advertising or promotional material
  • For any ‘advertorial’ purposes, i.e. in sections or supplements in relation to which you receive a fee from a third party advisor or sponsor
  • Promotional articles and graphics
  • Packaging of products for sale

Slon.pics free license (full text)

1. Background of Agreement
(a) In this Agreement: (i) “you” or the “User” means you or, if you are accepting on behalf of your employer or member account entity, then “you” means that employer or entity and affiliates; (ii) the “Site” means Slon.pics; and (iii) “Content” means any photographs, illustrations, images, designs, and other pictorial or graphic media content offered to be downloaded from the Site.
(b) This Agreement contains many important provisions that affect your rights and obligations. By downloading Content, you accept this Agreement either for yourself or on behalf of your employer and agree to be bound by its provisions. If you are accepting on behalf of your employer or the entity that is the member account holder, you represent and warrant that you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such other entity. If you do not have such authority or you do not accept or agree with these terms, do not accept the Agreement and do not download the Content.

2. License Terms

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we hereby grant to you a free, perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Content for the Permitted Uses (as defined below). Unless the activity or use is a Permitted Use, you are not allowed to do it. All other rights in and to the Content, including, without limitation, all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the Content, are retained by the Site.

3. Permitted Uses for Slon.pics free license for free with no limit on circulation amount.

Subject to the restrictions described under Prohibited Uses below, the following are ‘Permitted Uses’ of media downloaded from the Site:

advertising, marketing and promotional projects, including printed materials, catalogues, brochures, product packaging, presentations, film and video presentations, commercials, promotional greeting cards and promotional postcards;

entertainment applications, such as magazines, newspapers, editorials, newsletters, books and book covers, and video, broadcast and theatrical presentations;
on–line or electronic publications, including web pages, social media post and profile image;

school or university projects;

decorative background on a personal computer or mobile device;

online or electronic publications, including web pages, blogs, ebooks and videos, social networks.

If there is any doubt that a proposed use is a Permitted Use please contact us at kirill@slon.pics

4. Prohibitions for ‘Slon.pics free’ license

Prohibited Uses. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, and without limitation to any aforementioned restrictions, you may not do anything with the Content that is not expressly permitted in the preceding section. For greater certainty, the following are “Prohibited Uses” and you may not:

Use or display any Content that features a real person in a manner (a) that would lead a reasonable person to think that said person uses or personally endorses any product, business, service, cause, association or other endeavor; or (b) except where accompanied by a statement clearly indicating that the Content is being used only for illustrative purposes and any person depicted in the Content is a model, that depicts said person in a potentially sensitive subject matter, including, but not limited to social issues, crime, substance abuse, sexual or implied sexual activity or preferences, mental and physical health issues, physical or mental abuse or ailments, or any other subject matter that would be reasonably likely to be offensive or unflattering to any person reflected in the Content, unless the Content itself clearly and undisputedly reflects the model or person in such potentially sensitive subject matter in which case the Content may be used or displayed in a manner that portrays the model or person in the same context and to the same degree depicted in the Content itself;

sub-license, re-sell, assign, lend, rent, convey or otherwise transfer or distribute the Content or the rights granted under this Agreement unless by written agreement with Content.

Store and use the Content on a network server or web server for download by other users, share in any peer-to-peer or similar file sharing arrangement;

use the Content in a fashion that is considered by us 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 Content into disrepute;

use the Content in a way that places any person depicted in the Content 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) uses that are defamatory, or contain otherwise unlawful, offensive or immoral content. You may not use Content 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 Content in a manner that competes with our business including, but not limited to, displaying Content in any format (including thumbnails) for download or Export on a website or offering Content for sale;

incorporate the Content in any product that results in a re-distribution or re-use of the Content;

use or display Content in such a manner that gives the impression that the Content were created by you.

5. Term and Termination

(a) This Agreement is effective in perpetuity unless terminated in accordance with this subsection 5 (‘Term and Termination’). You may terminate this Agreement by destroying the Content and any Derivative Works, along with any copies or archives of it or accompanying materials (if applicable), and ceasing to use the Content for any purpose. The Agreement also terminates without notice from Slon.pics if at any time you fail to comply with any of its terms. Upon termination, you must immediately (i) cease using the Content and for any purpose; (ii) destroy or delete all copies and archives of the Content or accompanying materials; and (iii) if requested, confirm to slon.pics in writing that you have complied with these requirements.

(b) Slon.pics reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to elect at a later date to amend the license granted by this Agreement

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

7. Representations and Warranties

(a) In addition to the representations and warranties acknowledged and agreed to by you above, each of Slon.pics and you hereby represent and warrant that it, or he or she, has the authority and legal capacity to enter into this Agreement

(b) You acknowledge that Slon.pics may not have releases for the trademarks, logos or other intellectual property of other parties that may be depicted in some Content. Where Slon.pics does not have releases available, Content identified as “Editorial Use Only” and the procuring of such releases is your responsibility.

(c) You acknowledge that Slon.pics may not have releases from property owners, manufacturers or designers of commercial products such as (without limitation) automobiles, aircraft, packaged products, designer clothing, etc. that are depicted in some Content. Where Slon.pics does not have releases available, Content identified as “Editorial Use Only” and the procuring of such releases is your responsibility.

(d) SLON.PICS PROVIDES THE CONTENT ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT REPESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SLON.PICS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT ITS USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTENT IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE CONTENT PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU (AND NOT SLON.PICS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AND COST OF ALL NECESSARY CORRECTIONS.

8. Limitation of Liability

(a) IN NO EVENT SHALL SLON.PICS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILATES OR PARTNERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE, ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING UNDER OR OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF, RELIANCE UPON, ACCESS TO, OR EXPLOITATION OF THE CONTENT, OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY RIGHTS GRANTED TO YOU HEREUNDER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER THE ACTION IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHERWISE. NO ACTION, REGARDLESS OF FORM OR NATURE, ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE BROUGHT BY OR ON BEHALF OF YOU MORE THAN ONE (1) YEARS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION FIRST AROSE.

(b) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER TERM HEREIN, SLON.PICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING AS A RESULT OF MODIFCATIONS MADE TO THE CONTENT BY YOU OR THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THE CONTENT IS USED BY YOU.

9. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless slon.pics from and against any and all claims, expenses (including reasonable legal fees on a solicitor and client basis), liability, losses, damages, and costs incurred by any Slon.pics Party as a result of or in connection with any breach or alleged breach by you or anyone acting on your behalf of any of the terms of this Agreement.

10. General

(a) Delay or failure on the part of Slon.pics to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

11. Contact

If you have concerns relating to this Agreement, please contact us at kirill@slon.pics.

12. Acknowledgement

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND IT, AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE PRIOR TO AGREEING TO IT. IN CONSIDERATION OF SLON.PICS AGREEING TO PROVIDE THE CONTENT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT IT IS THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SLON.PICS, WHICH SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT, ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOU AND SLON.PICS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT OF THIS AGREEMENT.

CC0

The CC0 license was released by the non-profit organization Creative Commons (CC). Get more information about Creative Commons images and the license on the official license page.

Editorial

Those Content distributed by any of these licenses where for various reasons this was not possible are identified as “Editorial Use Only”, cannot be used for any commercial, promotional, endorsement, advertising or merchandising use or you may have to obtain permission from the trademark holder for such images.

Please note that Slon.pics does not provide any model or property releases. To keep the commercial value of images all logos and trademarks are removed, where it’s was possible, and people are unrecognizable.

Images on this site are provided for your use “as is”, Slon.pics does not represent or make any warranties that it owns or licenses any of the mentioned and not responsible for any copyright violations that may arise from incorrect or inappropriate use of any images downloaded from this website

For clarification, in this Agreement “Editorial Use Only” of Content 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);

If you’re still unclear about what is or isn’t allowed, for any uses not listed here, or for questions regarding our licensing please contact me at kirill@slon.pics