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SS SPV LLC d/b/a Bigstock (“Bigstock”) maintains the www.Bigstock.com website and Bigstock and Bigstockphoto branded sites (e.g., bigstockphoto.com, bigstockphoto.de, etc.) (collectively, the “Site”). Casual users of the Site may browse image files (the “Image(s)”) and license the Images (licensees are hereafter referred to as “Members”). Users, including Members, may also become content contributors (“Contributors”). Contributors may upload image files to the Site for the purpose of having Bigstock act as Contributor’s agent for licensing image rights to Members, pursuant to the terms of the Bigstock Contributor Agreement.
By registering with Bigstock, Members agree to the following, as applicable (the “Agreement”):
Bigstock Account holders may activate a Bigstock subscription (“Subscription”). Your Bigstock Subscription may begin with a free trial (“Free Trial Period”). If your Bigstock Subscription begins with a Free Trial Period, such Free Trial Period lasts for the time period specified during sign-up. Bigstock is not obligated to offer a Free Trial. A Free Trial Period may not be combined with any other offer(s). You must have Internet access and a current valid accepted payment method as indicated during sign-up (“Payment Method”) to activate a Subscription. You are not eligible to receive a Free Trial Period if: (i) you have previously used a Free Trial Period; (ii) subscribed to Bigstock within the preceding 12 months; or (iii) your Payment Method or email address has previously been associated with a Bigstock Subscription,
Bigstock will automatically begin billing your Payment Method for Subscription fees at the end of the Free Trial Period unless you cancel prior to the end of the Free Trial Period. To view the specific details of your membership, including your Subscription status, monthly Subscription price and the end date of your Free Trial Period, view your account information, which is accessible at http://www.bigstockphoto.com/account/ . Your Payment Method may be authorized for up to approximately one term of service as soon as you activate a Subscription, including a Free Trial Period. In some instances, this authorization will reduce your available balance or credit limit; however, Bigstock will not make any charges against the Payment Method unless you do not cancel your Subscription prior to the end of your Free Trial Period. You will not receive a notice from Bigstock when your free trial period ends or when the paying portion of your Subscription has commenced. IF YOU CANCEL PRIOR TO THE END OF YOUR FREE TRIAL PERIOD, BIGSTOCK WILL NOT CHARGE YOUR PAYMENT METHOD. SEE http://www.bigstockphoto.com/account/ FOR CANCELLATION INSTRUCTIONS. Bigstock will continue to bill your Payment Method on a periodic basis, dependent on the length of your Subscription term, for your Subscription fee until you cancel. You may cancel your Subscription at any time. SUBSCRIPTION PAYMENTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR PARTIALLY USED SUBSCRIPTION PERIODS.
Bigstock periodically offers a number of membership plans, including special promotional plans, subscriptions or memberships with different limitations. Bigstock reserves the right to modify, terminate or otherwise amend our offered membership plans.
The number of Subscription Image downloads available to you is determined by the Subscription you purchase. For the purposes of this Agreement, a day is defined as the twenty four (24) hour period beginning at the time you purchase your Subscription. A month is defined as thirty (30) consecutive days beginning on and including the date that you activate your Free Trial Period or Subscription.
By starting your Subscription, you are expressly agreeing that Bigstock is authorized to charge you a Subscription fee to the Payment Method you provided during registration. Please note that prices and charges are subject to change with notice. As used in these Terms of Service, “billing” shall indicate a charge or debit, as applicable, against your Payment Method. Bigstock shall be under no obligation to refund any Subscription fee under any circumstances. However, in the event that Bigstock, in its sole discretion, determines that you are entitled to a refund of all or part of a Subscription fee, such refund shall only be made to the credit card account originally used by you to purchase your Subscription.
The Bigstock Affiliate Program is intended to allow current Members to refer new members to Bigstock. The Bigstock Affiliate Program is not to be used as a method for discounting your own purchases. Misrepresentations or fraudulent uses of the Bigstock Affiliate Program other than those described herein may result in loss of services, commissions or other account privileges.
Members shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Bigstock, its officers, directors, employees, partners, associates, affiliates, joint ventures, agents and representatives, from any and all claims based on allegations which, if true, would constitute a breach of any of Member's warranties. The indemnity shall apply to any and all liabilities, losses, damages, expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs) incurred by Bigstock as a result of such breach or breaches. Bigstock reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to the foregoing indemnification, without affecting Member’s indemnity obligations.
Member acknowledges that Bigstock shall not be liable to Member or any third party for any claims and/ or damages arising from Member's use of Images. Bigstock shall not be liable to Member for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, including, without limitation, damages or loss of business, lost profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss, even if Bigstock has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Any Member may terminate his or her Bigstock account at any time with or without cause by notifying Bigstock's support staff of Member’s desire to do so.
Bigstock may terminate any Member account at any time, for any reason or no reason. Member accounts that are not accessed (logged into) for more than two years may be deemed terminated at the discretion of Bigstock.
Any conduct by Members that, in Bigstock’s sole discretion, restricts or inhibits any other person or entity from using or enjoying Bigstock or another service, is strictly prohibited and may result in the termination of a Member’s account without further notice.
In the event that a Member’s account is terminated due to impermissible conduct or fraud, access to Bigstock services, accounts, and commissions, as applicable, is immediately forfeited.
If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder shall be unaffected and shall be enforceable by either party. To the extent any provision of this Agreement is adjudicated to be invalid or unenforceable because it is overly broad or overly restrictive, that provision shall not be void but rather shall be limited only to the extent required by applicable law and enforced as so limited. The parties expressly acknowledge and agree that this paragraph is reasonable and necessary to assure that the intent of the parties is carried out.
By using the Site, users hereby acknowledge that they have read this Agreement, understand it, and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. Users further agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the understanding between the user and Bigstock. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing in a separate signed agreement, this Agreement supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communication between users and Bigstock relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
Bigstock may revise this Agreement at any time and such revision shall be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Agreement on the Site. Users agree to review this Agreement upon notice of such revision, and any further use of the Site shall constitute agreement to the terms as modified. If any such revision is unacceptable to users, they may terminate their membership by notifying Bigstock Member Support of same. Notice of termination will be effective upon return receipt or notification by Bigstock.
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Effective February 11, 2013
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