Terms of Service

The following is a legal agreement between you ("You") and the owners and operators ("We") of stockkite.com ("Website" or "StockKite"). These terms of service ("TOS") govern your access to and use of the Website and its content.

"Content" shall refer collectively to images and videos available under Creative Commons CC0 from the StockKite website. "Image(s)" means photographs, vectors, drawings and the like. "Videos" means any moving images, animations, films, footage or other audio/visual representations, excluding still images, recorded in any format.

This agreement may be revised or updated without notice. By using the Website You agree to be bound by these TOS.


Using Images

It's hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on StockKite are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.

  • The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.
  • You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.
  • All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required.

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

Restriction:

Identifiable people may not appear in a bad light or in a way that they may find offensive, unless they give their consent.

Limitations:

  • a) Images and Videos depicting identifiable persons may not be used for pornographic, unlawful or other immoral purposes, or in a way that can give a bad name to people, or to imply endorsement of products and services by those persons, brands, organisations, etc.
  • b) Since StockKite does not require a written Model Release for each Image or Video that shows identifiable people, We cannot guarantee that You will be able to use the Content for any purpose You like.
  • c) Certain Images or Videos may be subject to additional copyrights, property rights, trademarks etc. and may require the consent of a third party or the license of these rights. StockKite does not represent or make any warranties that it owns or licenses any of the mentioned, nor does it grant them.

Uploading Images

You may upload photographs or graphics to the Website, and StockKite will screen these uploads to see if they are suitable for distribution. StockKite does not accept any adult oriented images.

By uploading, You release Images under Creative Commons CC0 into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible, You grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

You are solely responsible for the Images You upload. You warrant that You own all proprietary rights regarding the Image, and You are obliged to obtain a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, and royalty-free Model and/or Property Release and/or any other permission necessary concerning the use of this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.

Furthermore, You acknowledge that StockKite does not allow the upload of Images that infringe on any copyright, property right, trademark or any other applicable right.

You accept that even though We do our best to prevent it from happening, StockKite cannot be held responsible for the misuse or abuse of any Image.

We also reserve the right to remove any Image at any time if We believe it's defective, of poor quality, or in violation of any rights.


Indemnification for breach of terms

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless StockKite from and against any and all loss, expenses, damages, and costs, including without limitation reasonable attorneys fees, resulting, whether directly or indirectly, from your violation of the TOS. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless StockKite from and against any and all claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the Website.


Warranty and liability

THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". WE OFFER NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY CONTENT, THE WEBSITE, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PIXABAY DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

PIXABAY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY GENERAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, COSTS OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT.