BillionPhotos-terms of use

ClaudiaK
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ClaudiaK posted this 14 August 2014

Hi there,

I´ve bought a one year licene. Can I use the Photos on my commercial Homepage? Can I use photos and templates for my customers? Have a do something the Terms of use??

What ist with the Photos and the templates after the licence is running out?

Can I use the fotos for flyer oder identcards?

Thank you very much for your help.

yours
claudia Hönig

Hi there, I´ve bought a one year licene. Can I use the Photos on my commercial Homepage? Can I use photos and templates for my customers? Have a do something the Terms of use?? What ist with the Photos and the templates after the licence is running out? Can I use the fotos for flyer oder identcards? Thank you very much for your help. yours claudia Hönig

Last edited 20 August 2014 by Support Team

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Support Team posted this 14 August 2014

Hello Claudia,

  1. >> Have a do something the Terms of use?

Terms of use governs your use of BillionDigital websites. The usage of the Photos from billionphotos.com is determined by the License Agreement.

  1. According to our License Agreement, you are allowed to use the Images on websites (for you and your customers), "in the form of advertising and promotional material, such as brochures, flyers, and the like provided that no individual Image is reproduced more than 250,000 times in the aggregate".

  2. Please note the restrictions listed on the same page, concerning use of Images.

  3. Relating templates, please note paragraph 15 of Restrictions. So, if you create an individual template containing images from BillionPhotos, for a customer - it it OK. But it is not allowed, to offer it for distribution or sale to third parties (except for offering the themes on templates.themler.com).

Here is a complete quotation:

You acknowledge, agree and warrant you shall not:
[...]
15. Use BillionDigital Images in a manner that competes with BillionDigital's business. This includes, but is not limited to displaying Images in any format (including thumbnails) for download on a website, offering BillionDigital Images for sale, or incorporating BillionDigital Images in templates of any nature, including templates for websites, social networking websites, documents, projects or otherwise for distribution and/or sale to third parties. This does not concern offering the themes with the Images for sale on BillionThemes website.

Sincerely,
BillionDigital Team

Hello Claudia, 1. >> Have a do something the Terms of use? [Terms of use][2] governs your use of BillionDigital websites. The usage of the Photos from billionphotos.com is determined by the [License Agreement][3]. 2. According to our [License Agreement][1], you are **allowed** to use the Images on **websites** (for you and your customers), "in the form of advertising and promotional material, such as brochures, **flyers**, and the like provided that no individual Image is reproduced more than 250,000 times in the aggregate". 3. Please note the **restrictions** listed on the same page, concerning use of Images. 4. Relating **templates**, please note paragraph 15 of Restrictions. So, if you create an individual template containing images from BillionPhotos, for a customer - it it OK. But it is not allowed, to offer it for distribution or sale to third parties (except for offering the themes on templates.themler.com). Here is a complete quotation: You acknowledge, agree and warrant you shall not: [...] 15. Use BillionDigital Images in a manner that competes with BillionDigital's business. This includes, but is not limited to displaying Images in any format (including thumbnails) for download on a website, offering BillionDigital Images for sale, or *incorporating BillionDigital Images in templates of any nature, including templates for websites, social networking websites, documents, projects or otherwise **for distribution and/or sale to third parties***. This does not concern offering the themes with the Images for sale on BillionThemes website. Sincerely, BillionDigital Team [1]: http://answers.billiondigital.com/Agreement [2]: http://answers.billiondigital.com/Terms [3]: http://answers.billiondigital.com/Agreement
ClaudiaK
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ClaudiaK posted this 15 August 2014

Thanks so much. I apologize for my bad english.

I have a question: If I buy photos at istock-photo images, then I am obligated to include them in the imprint (site notes??) as follows: (Name of the artist - istockphoto.com). How do I do that when I buy photos at billion?

thank you very much

kindest regards

claudia

Thanks so much. I apologize for my bad english. I have a question: If I buy photos at istock-photo images, then I am obligated to include them in the imprint (site notes??) as follows: (Name of the artist - istockphoto.com). How do I do that when I buy photos at billion? thank you very much kindest regards claudia
Support Team
Support Team posted this 15 August 2014

Hi Claudia,

Only free images on BillionPhotos have such a notice:

enter image description here

CC BY License is a Creative Commons Attribution license. You have to click on "CC BY License" link to read official details on this matter:

enter image description here

Best regards,
BillionDigital Team

Hi Claudia, Only free images on BillionPhotos have such a notice: ![enter image description here][1] CC BY License is a Creative Commons Attribution license. You have to click on "CC BY License" link to read official details on this matter: ![enter image description here][2] Best regards, BillionDigital Team [1]: http://s27.postimg.org/kik3tznf7/cc_by_license.png [2]: http://s8.postimg.org/lrsar0zl1/attribution.png
ClaudiaK
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ClaudiaK posted this 15 August 2014

Thanks for you answer,

yesterday i bought a picture an cant find the creater name. it was Photo #1855410. I bought that picture, i did not get the free version. So, when i buy a picture, I have do to nothing?

Thanks al lot

claudia

Thanks for you answer, yesterday i bought a picture an cant find the creater name. it was Photo #1855410. I bought that picture, i did not get the free version. So, when i buy a picture, I have do to nothing? Thanks al lot claudia
Support Team
Support Team posted this 16 August 2014

Hello Claudia,

That's right - the purchased images do not require crediting the author.

Hello Claudia, That's right - the purchased images do not require crediting the author.
ClaudiaK
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ClaudiaK posted this 18 August 2014

oh fine. Thanks a lot for your patience with me. :)

Have a nice Day

Yours

claudia

oh fine. Thanks a lot for your patience with me. :) Have a nice Day Yours claudia
Support Team
Support Team posted this 18 August 2014

Hi Claudia,

Let us know if you have any other questions - we'll be happy to help.
And thanks, have a nice day, too!

Best regards,
BillionDigital Team

Hi Claudia, Let us know if you have any other questions - we'll be happy to help. And thanks, have a nice day, too! Best regards, BillionDigital Team
Stagger Lee
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Stagger Lee posted this 12 January 2016

What is difference between dropdown select option "free" and "Large photos, 1 year" ?
If I chose second do I need to write attribution ?

What is difference between dropdown select option "free" and "Large photos, 1 year" ? If I chose second do I need to write attribution ?
Support Team
Support Team posted this 13 January 2016

Hi,

You need to add the attribution to the images marked as free that are not available for purchase. Like this one:
http://billionphotos.com/Media/Detail/879153/clipart-Road-Horizon-Street-Desert-Desert-Road-photo-free

Note the free mark near the media number.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, You need to add the attribution to the images marked as free that are not available for purchase. Like this one: http://billionphotos.com/Media/Detail/879153/clipart-Road-Horizon-Street-Desert-Desert-Road-photo-free Note the free mark near the media number. Sincerely, Hella
Stagger Lee
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Stagger Lee posted this 13 January 2016

Hella, give your developers this GPL script:

https://github.com/cogdog/flickr-cc-helper

It maybe can help them and they can adapt it for Themler servers, generating HTML code to be shown under your "free" images. (Proper attribution. Tested as Chrome Bookmarklet and works very well)

https://cogdog.github.io/flickr-cc-helper/

One big problem now is all "free" images HAVE TO be attributed (and of course found at Flickr) imediatelly.
Once you insert image in template, there is no more easy way to find this image again in Billionphotos and search Googe images/Flickr by this particular Flickr Username.

Only way is to try to remember keyword you typed in Billionphotos search, and list page after page, after page, after page, hundreds and maybe thousands of photos. Just to find one you inserted in template, and forgott to attribute before inserting it.

Hella, give your developers this GPL script: https://github.com/cogdog/flickr-cc-helper It maybe can help them and they can adapt it for Themler servers, generating HTML code to be shown under your "free" images. (Proper attribution. Tested as Chrome Bookmarklet and works very well) https://cogdog.github.io/flickr-cc-helper/ One big problem now is all "free" images HAVE TO be attributed (and of course found at Flickr) imediatelly. Once you insert image in template, there is no more easy way to find this image again in Billionphotos and search Googe images/Flickr by this particular Flickr Username. Only way is to try to remember keyword you typed in Billionphotos search, and list page after page, after page, after page, hundreds and maybe thousands of photos. Just to find one you inserted in template, and forgott to attribute before inserting it.

Last edited 13 January 2016 by Stagger Lee

Stagger Lee
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Stagger Lee posted this 13 January 2016

Or maybe better and almost perfect solution would be to insert attribution in your "free" images as EXIF data,
Whole this HTML code as image comment in EXIF. I dont know, know only as it is now it is a pain in the ass.

Can say only folks make website for less or more rich clients, and ending in court just for one stupid image is absurd. Right now in Europe you can settle outside a court and agree to pay around 2000 € just for one stupid and small image by 300x300 px. if you did not attributed it correctly.

Or maybe better and almost perfect solution would be to insert attribution in your "free" images as EXIF data, Whole this HTML code as image comment in EXIF. I dont know, know only as it is now it is a pain in the ass. Can say only folks make website for less or more rich clients, and ending in court just for one stupid image is absurd. Right now in Europe you can settle outside a court and agree to pay around 2000 € just for one stupid and small image by 300x300 px. if you did not attributed it correctly.
Stagger Lee
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Stagger Lee posted this 13 January 2016

I see now clicking on image opens right page in Billionphotos. Have not tested it for a long time because in most cases before it redirected to Billionphotos start page. Wil keep an eye on it, seems as many headaches are solved by it.

I see now clicking on image opens right page in Billionphotos. Have not tested it for a long time because in most cases before it redirected to Billionphotos start page. Wil keep an eye on it, seems as many headaches are solved by it.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 14 January 2016

Hi,

Thanks for the suggestion. I have added it to our wish list.
And yes, now you can open the image in BillionPhotos by clicking the edit sign in the image options in Themler.

Sincerely,
Hella

Hi, Thanks for the suggestion. I have added it to our wish list. And yes, now you can open the image in BillionPhotos by clicking the edit sign in the image options in Themler. Sincerely, Hella
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