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Artist Agreement

The following is a legal agreement between a photographer ("You", "Provider") who provides photos and graphics ("images") for the wwww.viscoimages.com website ("Visco Images", "Website") and the Website's owners and operators, Visco Images ("We") which governs the uploading of Images. By filling out an artist application form and becoming an image provider you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not agree with these terms, terminate this agreement and remove your images immediately.
Uploading Images

Both parties acknowledge that from time to time the provider may upload photographs or graphics to the website, and Visco Images will screen these uploads to see if they are suitable for distribution.

  1. The image(s) you submit must NOT contain any visible trademarked products, corporate identity, logos, or other copyrighted elements like graphics, paintings, photographs and so on (Excluding Editorial Images and RM License).
  2. You have to warrant that the image(s) you intend to sell as RM – Rights Managed, has never been available anywhere as RF – Royalty Free image.
  3. You must be the owner, author, copyright and all other rights holder of the image(s) you submit. No images are acceptable from public domain without any changes or further post processing.
  4. You have to have a valid and signed Model Release for the image(s) that contains visible and recognizable human face (excluding Editorial Images and RM License).
  5. Do not submit image(s) that has half part pure white, black or even one single color background! The “Sample Text” or similar textual content is not an acceptable part of the image! That kind of background can easily be added by the designer who downloads the image. The composition and the framing are important for us, so if you submit that kind of image, we will cut in half the price of that image!
  6. The images you upload must be saved as .jpg in 11-12 quality/compression levels or .eps file(s) for vector graphics.
  7. The image(s) you submit must be at least 2500 px on the greater side (excluding vector graphics)
  8. Images you submit as 'Editorial' must be taken legally, in public places that permit photography. 
  9. No upsized images are allowed to submit.


The Provider authorizes Visco Images to be his/her non-exclusive agent that licenses Royalty Free (RF) and Rights Managed (RM) images to third parties based on the terms that can be found the Image License Agreement. In addition to this, the provider allows Visco Images to use, distribute, publish and sell these images. The provider also acknowledges that these images may be used for promotional purposes for the website or the online gallery of the provider.

The provider acknowledges that Visco Images does not allow the upload of images that infringe on any copyright, property right, trademark or any other applicable right. You are solely responsible for the images you upload. You warrant that you own all proprietary rights regarding the image, and as for images depicting identifiable persons that you have a valid, legal and signed model release. Model Release must be submitted at the same time with your image that depicts identifiable person. Model Release can be submitted previously, that you will be able to assign to your images at any time. You need to submit one Model Release per model. Visco Images reserves the right to reject any image depicting people that do not have a corresponding model release.

We also reserve the right to remove any approved image at any time if we believe it's defective, of poor quality or infringe on any right. Serious copyright infringement issues such as uploading images, which is NOT fully yours, results the termination of this agreement, the termination of your membership, and possible criminal prosecution.

Commission and allowances for our photographers

Visco Images agrees to pay a certain amount of commission to the Provider based on the result of your “Artist Qualification”. The commission range is currently 30% to 100% of every given dollar. We show your commission in credits. A credit represents a monetary unit to Visco Images. For photographers 1 credit = 1 USD! You can use these credits to purchase photographs or to convert credits into money. The conversion of credits is done via the use of a free PayPal account or a free Moneybooker account. From PayPal or Moneybooker account, the contributor can transfer the money into their bank account.

Artist Qualification System

Visco Images uses 3 different qualification levels for the contributors that give opportunity for the best photographers/artists to submit more images at a time by using FTP upload process and earn even more money. The qualification process starts immediately right after you have completed your first submission. During this process our expert will analyze your image quality and your skills in needed programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or so on depending on the type of images you provide. You will receive e-mail confirmation when your qualification is done.

Level 1. Photographer
Level 1 is the basic qualification level. Every photographer who is new to Visco Images starts here. Level 1 photographer can submit 20 images a day by using standard uploading form. Level 1 photographer will earn 30% commission after each non-exclusive sale and will earn 60% after each Exclusive Image sale.

Level 2. Photographer
Level 2 photographer can submit 50 images a day by using standard uploading form. Level 2 photographer will earn 40% commission after each non-exclusive sale and will earn 80% after each Exclusive Image sale. Level 2 photographers’ images will be reviewed earlier than Level 1 photographers’ images.

Level 3. Photographer
Level 3 photographer can submit unlimited images a day by using standard uploading form. Level 3 photographer will earn 50% commission after each non-exclusive sale and will earn 100% after each Exclusive Image sale. Level 3 photographers’ images will be reviewed immediately.

Referral earnings
Join our Standalone Six Levels Deep Affiliate Program and get a certain % from your referred photographers'/photo buyers' sales! You can do it by referring the wwwww.viscoimages.com website to a new member (photo buyer and/or photographer) via this program! As long as they continue to be a member, you will continue to make money on their sales! For detailed instructions see our Affiliate Program page!

Visco Images reserves the right to change the commission rates without notice. Visco Images does its best to process your payment requests within five business days.

Termination

Both parties can terminate this agreement for any reason with a written notice and proof of identity.

User requested termination

The user ("You", "Provider") can terminate his/her account by deleting his/her images from our website. Caution! This process is final and non-reversible! In this case the account will be deactivated and soon after will be closed. Upon termination Visco Images agrees to remove your images from the website and database and to send you your remaining earnings from your balance within five business days. If you request or proceed to close your account before your earnings reach $75, you will forfeit those earnings.

Visco Images take the initiative to close your account

The site administrator has right to suspend, deactivate, reactivate, or delete user accounts ONLY in case of legal issues!

You acknowledge that if your photographer account was terminated by Visco Images because of copyright infringement or other kinds of serious, malicious - or even unlawful - acts, your earnings and download credits will be confiscated. Depending on the case, legal action may be taken! In this case, your account will be suspended and "On Hold" to retain evidences for further action!

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Visco Images and its officers, employees, shareholders, directors and suppliers against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to a breach of this agreement, the use of this site and the use or the inability of use of any image, your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of an image, or any claim by a third party related to the use of an image.

Warranty and Liability

THE WEBSITE AND THE IMAGES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". WE OFFER NO WARRANTY, EXPLICIT OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY IMAGES, 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. VISCO IMAGES DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE IMAGES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

VISCO IMAGES 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 THE IMAGES.


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