1. general, inclusion
All offers, acceptances, deliveries as well as the assignment of licenses are subject to the following applicable License Agreement. This applies to future businesses, too. Dissenting general terms and conditions of a contractual partner are rejected hereby, even if they are part of acknowledgements of an order or part of unreserved deliveries or services, unless otherwise approved by us in writing.
2.1 'Illustration' refers to all kinds of illustrations, any illustration material including its data medium, hard copies, copies and/or other reproduction, corresponding information materials, in any case independent of the medium, in digital or analogue form and including text, signature and heading as well as other corresponding information.
2.2 'Artist' is the producer of the Illustration.
2.3 'Client' means any user of this website as well as any contractual partner in connection with this License Agreement and the corresponding grant of licenses who will avail oneself of a right against us and/or the Artist.
2.4 'Reproduction' means any form of copying, reproduction, distribution, processing, publication, variation and/or any other marketing of the Illustration or parts of it.
3. offers, prices, payments
3.1 Our offers are subject to confirmation.
3.2 All prices are quoted in US Dollar, payable plus applicable sales tax.
3.4 The license is only granted upon payment in full of the fee specified on the order confirmation form. Any attempt to reproduce the artwork without such payment, will be regarded as a breach of copyright.
3.3 Unless electronic direct debiting or payment by credit card is agreed, invoices are to be paid net cash within 14 days from date of invoice, if not otherwise agreed upon.
4. copyright and license
4.1 In the event a contract is concluded, the Client is granted except as otherwise provided (especially save as provided in sec. 4.4) a non-exclusive, not transferable and not assignable license referring to the Illustration in digital form as named in the contract. The range of license is determined in the concluded specific contract. Without our prior written approval, the license may not be assigned and/or sold to third parties, neither completely nor in parts.
4.2 The Illustration may only be used in its original version. Any kind of adaptation, rearrangement, variation (e.g. redrawing, copying, taking photos, publishing in cut-outs, photocomposing etc.), reproduction and/or public rendering etc. requires our prior written approval, unless it is covered by the granted license. The Client’s right to optimize the Illustration for printing, to transform the Illustration into a different file format, to maximize or minimize it or to change colours remains unaffected of the foregoing. Furthermore, the Client is authorized to produce a limited number of backups exclusively for internal security reasons. The Client is required to destroy the backups after the expiration of the license.
4.3 While exercising the granted license, the Client is exclusively responsible for the compliance with the contractual regulations as well as the applicable legal provisions. The Client indemnifies the Artist and us from third parties’ claims, regardless of the legal ground, whatsoever.
4.4 The license passes to the Client not before the invoice is paid completely. Any previous use of the Illustration is illegitimate.
4.5 After expiration of the license, the Illustration as well as all reproductions of it must be returned and be deleted from all storage media.
5. copyright/agency notation
5.1 In case of any editorial use of the Illustration the Client is obliged to endorse a copyright-/ agency notation containing the StockIllustrations.
5.2 The copyright/agency notation shall be readily identifiable and clearly assigned to the Illustration.
6. ownership and copyright
No property rights and/or copyrights are assigned to the Client, whatsoever.
7. download of previews
7.1 Illustrations which we identify as previews may be downloaded by the Client free of charge with regard to the intended purchase of licenses.
7.2 The Client is not entitled to any right in respect of ownership, copyright and license concerning these previews.
7.3 When the Client uses the Illustration in a manner contrary to the contract the Client is liable for all damages (see sec. 10).
8. warranty, model releases
8.1 We do not give any guarantee or warranty with respect to the marketability and/or suitability of the Illustration for a specific purpose nor for the use of names, persons, brands, types, designs and/or other descriptions in the Illustration, whatsoever.
8.2 Unless otherwise explicitly agreed, we do not guarantee or warranty the existence of model releases (release by a person shown in the Illustration or by a person entitled to the brand, type, thing, artwork, construction, patent and/or design or similar which is displayed in the Illustration). The Client shall be solely responsible for determining whether a model release is required in connection with any proposed use or reproduction of the Illustration and to obtain such a release.
8.3 We explicitly advise, that according to some jurisdictions the use of an Illustration or a reproduction for advertising reasons without the explicit approval of the concerning person may be prohibited or restricted
8.4 In any case, the Client must examine the Illustrations immediately when received for any possible defects and in this case inform us without delay in writing before the Illustration will be used or reproduced. Otherwise any warranty and liability of us will be excluded.
8.5 All warranties expire when the Illustration is used or modified in a manner contrary to the contract.
8.6 In any event, however, all warranties expire at the date when the assigned licenses expire or one year after delivery, depending on which occurs earlier.
8.7 Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, as to the nature of the purchased license a right of rescission of the Agreement does only apply if the data of the Illustration has defects and the Illustration cannot be delivered by us subsequently. No further right of revocation or redemption exists, whatsoever.
9. limitation of liability of Stock Illustrations Ltd.
9.1 We are only liable to make digital data of the Illustration available as agreed in the contract and for the assignment of the agreed licenses to the Client. Our liability is limited according to the following regulations. Otherwise, our liability is excluded.
9.2 Within the limits of our liability, we as well as our representatives, employees and servants are liable for gross negligence and intentional breach only, unless in the case of
Substantial breach of a material contractual obligation; Damage claims arising from an assumption of an exercise risk or from a breach of warranty.
9.3 We shall bear no liability for any loss of profit, failed reduction of costs, indirect damages and/or consequential damages, unless in the case of intentional breach.
9.4 Furthermore, the amount of our liability is limited to the sum of the contract which has to be paid by the Client for the grant of license.
9.5 Any possible liability concerning culpable harm to life, body or health remains unaffected of the foregoing.
9.6 If a third party asserts a claim against us in connection with this contract and/or the use of the Illustration, the Client indemnifi