End User Licence Agreement
Effective from 15.4.2016. Last updated 8.12.2020
1.1 The present Agreement stipulates the conditions under which customers (hereinafter referred to as "customers") may use the photos, illustrations, moving image content and other media contents (hereinafter referred to as "Contents")made available by PantherMedia GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "PantherMedia") through the website www.PantherMedia.net.
1.2 The End User Licence Agreement applies in addition to the Terms and Conditions of Use which apply to the website and which have been entered into by all authors and customers (hereinafter collectively referred to as "members"). In the event of inconsistencies between the End User Licence Agreement and the Terms and Conditions of Use, the provisions of the present End User Licence Agreement shall apply.
2.1. Royalty Free Standard licence
2.1.1 PantherMedia grants customers a non-exclusive licence, unlimited as to time and place, to use the content for admissible purposes in accordance with the provisions below.
2.1.2 All other rights to the content and with respect to the Contents, including all copyrights, shall remain with PantherMedia and the author of the Contents respectively.
2.1.4 Purpose of use:
2.1.5 Right of processing: The content may be altered as long as it can be assumed that the alterations will not entail any disadvantages for the author, the model shown or for other third parties, as for example interference with the authors´ personal rights, damage to reputation, infringement of proprietary rights. In no event may the contents be distorted by the alteration.
2.1.6 Should you become aware that a content is being used (is intended to be used) in the context of a social media network in a manner that is not covered or no longer covered by this license agreement und the granted license you to immediately remove all such content or modified content from the social media network in question. The license for any use on such networks ends forthwith.
2.2. Extended Royalty Free Licences
2.2.1. In addition to the rights granted in the royalty free standard licence, extended licence rights may be purchased. The basis of the licence agreement remains the rights granted in the royalty free standard licence (see 2.1). However, these royalty free standard licence rights may be extended according to 2.2.3.
2.2.2 No extended licence can be acquired if the content is labelled "only for editorial purposes".
2.2.3. Extended Usage and transfer options
2.3. Licence for layout images/Contents
2.3.1 PantherMedia grants customers restricted use of all Contents, with or without watermarks, for the sole purpose of preparing drafts, sample layouts, and demo presentations in view of the purchase of a content.
2.3.2 The free layout images/Contents may not be used in end products - either for internal or for external purposes.
2.3.3 Layout images/Contents may not be made accessible to the public, meaning they may not be used on another website, a server with free online access, or a company´s intranet.
2.4. Licence for "free Contents of the day"
2.4.1 The terms of standard licences apply to the utilization of "free Contents of the day", with the restriction that the Contents, if they are used for print, may only be used up to a circulation of 10.000. For all larger circulations, the normal licence fee per licence becomes due and payable.
2.4.2 The copyright note for „free Contents of the day” is mandatory and must be published in the following way: "© panthermedia.net/name of the author". For the online use, the copyright note has to be linked to the website www.panthermedia.net. PantherMedia will make the required source code with the respective link and copyright note available for download after the download of the content and in the section "purchased images".
3. Rights Managed Licenses
3.1. PantherMedia grants the customer a non-exclusive license restricted in time and territory for the use of the image for permissible usages in accordance with the following terms. The period of use is limited by the time stated in the invoice and license. The right to use the image automatically expires at the date therein stated. The territory of use is restricted to the stated country but can be extended to include a continent or worldwide. Any use outside of the stated territory is not permitted.
3.2. All other rights regarding the content including all copyright remain with PantherMedia and the copyright holder respectively.
3.4 Permitted usages
(b) If the content is labelled "only for editorial purposes", the content may be used only for editorial purposes (for example reporting, teaching material). Use of such images on websites with customer magazine character, in customer magazines or similar publications is not permitted.
3.5 Right of processing: The content may be altered as long as it can be assumed that the alterations will not entail any disadvantages for the author, the model shown or for other third parties, as for example interference with the authors´ personal rights, damage to reputation, infringement of proprietary rights. In no event may the Contents be distorted by the alteration.
3.6 Should you become aware that a content is being used (is intended to be used) in the context of a social media network in a manner that is not covered or no longer covered by this license agreement und the granted license you to immediately remove all such content or modified content from the social media network in question . The license for any such use on said networks ends forthwith.
4. Image subscriptions
The following regulations only apply to customers of the “Image Subscription” product (hereinafter: “Image subscription”) and thus not for images on demand, credit purchase or image package purchase.
4.1 An image subscription entitles only one individual natural entity (person) to licence, to download and to use Contents. If the image subscription is acquired by a corporation or any other legal entity, only the person stated at the registration (registered member) shall be entitled.
The PantherMedia username and password may only be used by the natural entity (subscriber) personally. Each person who would like to have access to the PantherMedia websites must use his/her own user name and password. The subscription can only be used from on end user device at the same time. We reserve the right to monitor accounts and to use means in order to prevent the forwarding of users’ login information.
For access of multiple natural entities of a corporation or joint use of Contents (see 3.2.),we offer a corporate account with special conditions for individual customers’ requirements. Please contact PantherMedia Support for further information.
4.2 Using the image subscription with third parties (non-subscribers and/or natural entities within the corporation other than the registered member) by means of digital asset management systems, jointly used storage media or similar for the purpose of joint use or transmission of these Contents is forbidden. The license obtained through the subscription is, in principle, non-transferable. The only exception from this rule is that a content may be transferred to a third party for the purpose of completing a client project, for example by an advertising agency. In this case only the usage right is transferred in the context of the end product (e.g. brochure). The image file may not be transferred. There are also no further usage rights for this client in other contexts. The repeated usage in projects relating to different clients or in other projects of the same client is not permitted. In this case a further license has to be obtained for each client and project. The clauses related to the transferred images apply.
4.3. Stockpiling or otherwise storing of Contents which are not used within twelve (12) months of the date of the first download of the Contents or 30 days after the expiry of the image subscription is forbidden. If you fail to use an image within this period of twelve (12) months from the first download or 30 days after the expiry of the image subscription, you shall lose all rights of use for this image.
4.4 The number of available downloads depends on the product acquired. For the purposes of the present agreement, a day has been defined as a period of twenty-four (24) hours starting with the day at the time of the acquisition of the product. A day starts at midnight in the Central European Time Zone (CET) and ends at midnight (exactly 24 h). A month has been defined as one calendar month from the date of purchase of the product.
4.5 Subscriber acknowledges that the majority, but not all of the Contents of the PantherMedia website is available in the image subscription.
4.6. Image subscriptions can be paid one-off or monthly. In the event of monthly payment of a multi-month image subscription, PantherMedia reserves the right to block the image subscription (following a caution) if PantherMedia cannot debit the customer’s account with or otherwise receives the monthly charges. If an account becomes blocked, the right to use any content downloaded within the image subscription shall automatically be voided. This shall not affect the customer´s obligation to pay. The blocking of the account shall be lifted without delay following payment of the outstanding amounts. Upon payment, the rights of use are granted re-instated retroactively as from the time of the original transfer..
4.7. To ensure that all the customers can use the Contents without problems, delays or impairments and in order to protect customers against fraud, Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that PantherMedia has the sole right: (i) to monitor the use of the image subscription by Subscriber and also to monitor the Contents downloaded by Subscriber; (ii) to mark, block or terminate Subscriber’s account if there is the suspicion that Subscriber is stockpiling the Contents; (iii) to search for misuse of login data (ID and password) which breaches the present agreement and (iv) to reduce the download speed when a specific limit stated at the time of purchase has been exceed (v)to terminate the contract without notice if PantherMedia gains the impression that a breach of the contract or misuse of the login data exists. In the event of the termination of the contract as a result of a breach of the contract or misuse of the login data, Subscriber shall lose the right to use the image subscription and the Contents. In such a case, Subscriber must without delay delete all the Contents which it has received within the image subscription and has not yet used.
4.8 Stored downloads are accessible as long as Subscriber possesses an active image subscription. In the event of an extension, reactivation or re-booking of an image subscription, the downloads from previous image subscriptions shall be displayed again.
5. Copyright Notice
Within the scope of use for editorial purposes, customers must name - in the manner customary for each type of utilization and together with the Contents itself as far as this is technically possible - both PantherMedia and the author (with the name given upon uploading the Contents) in the following way: "© PantherMedia/name of the author".
6. Uses Not Permitted
The Contents may not be used
(a) for pornographic, sexist, defamatory, slanderous or racist images or for depictions offensive to minorities or religious feelings;
(b) in a manner disparaging for the author or the person(s) depicted, or if it can be assumed that the author or the person depicted may not approve of the publication (despite a so-called model release - declaration of release). For clarification: This applies to all images depicting the person in a situation and contexts which may violate such persons personal rights, including sexual acts or implied sexual acts or preferences, use or abuse of drugs, crimes, physical or mental abuse, suffering or political opinions, or any other situation likely to be deemed offensive to any person depicted in the Contents (for example dating pages, escort services, erotic offers, pornographic offers, pages morally harmful for adolescents, political portals/promotion, tobacco products). In this event, an express written approval from the person concerned must be obtained through PantherMedia (against a flat fee);
(c) as trademark, registered design, logo or company symbol or as part thereof;
(d) for inadmissible communication measures, either direct or indirect (for example spamming);
(e) for other wrongful acts.
7. Transfer of the Rights of Use
7.1 The rights of use are transferred in accordance with the respective licence at the time the ordering process is completed.
7.2 The transfer is subject to the condition precedent that the licence fee payable is paid within the time for payment specified in the invoice. The time decisive for observing the time limit for payment is the receipt of the payment by PantherMedia.
7.3 In case of late payment, the rights of use are void. This shall not affect the customer´s obligation to pay.
7.4 Upon payment, the rights of use are re-instated retroactively as from the time of the original transfer.
8. Notice of Right of Cancellation for Consumers
8.1 Right of Cancellation for Consumers
8.2 Effects of cancellation
8.3 Special note
8.4 Model cancellation form
9. Licence Fee
9.1 The fee becomes due and payable immediately upon completion of the ordering process. The terms of licence fee payment contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use apply.
9.2 If the customer does not publish or utilize the content, PantherMedia is obligated neither to take the content back nor to refund the licence fee. The same applies to unused credits or other unused balances or unused downloads of any type.
10. Limited Representations and Warranties
10.1 Customers are responsible for obtaining the approvals required for each use of the Contents if such approvals have not been obtained by then. This applies in particular to depictions of persons, works of art or architecture, places not accessible to the public or other depictions containing names, firm names, marks, registered designs or copyright-protected works (Section 2 of the Copyright Law) or affecting other proprietary rights of third parties.
10.2 If it is not stated in the image description that a model release exists in the data concerning the content on the website, the rights of use are granted without model release. The customer shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary releases. However, PantherMedia is prepared to cooperate with the customer in obtaining such releases (for a flat fee).
10.3 If it is not stated in the data concerning the Contents on the website that a property release exists, the rights of use are granted without property release. The customer shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary releases (such as a release with respect to any possible proprietary rights apart from the property release, see 8.4). However, PantherMedia is prepared to cooperate with the customer in obtaining such releases (for a flat fee).
10.4 PantherMedia is not in possession of releases/permits from manufacturers of commercial products (for example motor vehicles, airplanes, packaging material, designer clothing, etc.). However, releases are often obtainable on a case-to-case basis. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to ascertain whether a permit from the proprietary right owner is required in connection with utilization of Contents. The customer is responsible for obtaining all necessary releases. However, PantherMedia is prepared to cooperate with the customer in obtaining such releases (for a flat fee).
10.5 Irrespective of this, PantherMedia has no obligation to cooperate, nor does PantherMedia owe any success.
10.6 PantherMedia´s liability and the liability of its vicarious agents for the breach of contractual duties and for tort are restricted to intent and gross negligence. This shall not apply in the event of any damage to life, body and health, claims due to a violation of cardinal obligations and compensation for damage caused by default (Section 286 of the German Civil Code). In this respect, PantherMedia is liable for each degree of its fault or the fault of its vicarious agents.
10.7 Liability for the violation of cardinal obligations shall be limited to foreseeable, typically occurring damage.
11. Final Provisions
11.1 Munich shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction for customers who are businessmen, legal entities under public law or special funds under public law.
11.2 This contract of use is subject exclusively to the substantive law of the Federal Republic of Germany, excluding the provisions of conflict of laws and UN sales law.
11.3 Should individual clauses be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining clauses.