Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

  1. You agree to and are bound by the terms and conditions set forth below and in any modified or additional terms that Books Covered Limited ("Books Covered") may publish from time to time (collectively, the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained in the Terms of Use, do not access or use this Site.
     

  2. Books Covered may change these Terms of Use from time to time. Your continued access or use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Your access and use of the Site will be subject to the current version of the Terms of Use, rules and guidelines posted on the Site at the time of such use. Please regularly check the "Terms of Use" link on the home page of shutterstock.com to view the then-current terms. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your license to access or use this Site shall automatically terminate.
     

Intellectual Property; Limited License to Users

  1. Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, any applicable license agreement with Books Covered, and the law, you may access and use the Site. Books Covered remains the sole owner of all right, title, and interest in the Site and reserves all rights not expressly granted under these Terms of Use. Books Covered may modify, replace, or discontinue the Site or any part thereof at any time, for any reason, with or without notice, in Books Covered’s sole discretion. Books Covered provides the Site on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
     

  2. All content on this Site, including but not limited to Images and related metadata (collectively the "Books Covered Content"), as well as the selection and arrangement of the Books Covered Content, are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property laws and treaties. Any unauthorised use of any Books Covered Content violates such laws and this Terms of Use. Except as expressly provided herein or in a separate license agreement between you and Books Covered, Books Covered does not grant any express or implied permission to use the Site or any Books Covered Content. You agree not to copy, republish, frame, link to, download, transmit, modify, adapt, create derivative works based on, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, display, perform, license, sublicense or reverse engineer the Site or any Books Covered Content. In addition, you agree not to use any data mining, robots or similar data and/or image gathering and extraction methods in connection with the Site or Books Covered Content.
     

  3. Unless you enter into a license agreement with Books Covered you may not download, distribute, display and/or copy any Shutterstock Content.
     

  4. You may not remove any watermarks or copyright notices contained in the Books Covered Content.
     

Shutterstock Trademarks

  1. For the purposes of these Terms of Use, the term, "Trademark(s)" means all common law or registered trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, Internet domain names, or other indications of origin now or in the future used by Books Covered.
     

  2. Nothing contained herein grants or shall be construed to grant you any rights to use any Books Covered Trademark, unless expressly conferred by these Terms of Use.
     

  3. You agree that you will not use Books Covered's Trademarks in any manner that might tarnish, disparage, or reflect adversely on such Trademarks or Books Covered.
     

  4. You agree that you will not contest or otherwise challenge (e.g., in any legal action or otherwise), or assist or encourage any other person or entity to contest or challenge, the validity of any of Books Covered Trademarks or the Trademark rights claimed by Books Covered.
     

  5. You agree that you will not use any Books Covered Trademark or any variant thereof including misspellings) as a domain name or as part of a domain name regardless of the top-level domain, or as a metatag, keyword, or any other type of programming code or data.
     

  6. You may not at any time, adopt or use, without Books Covered's prior written consent any word or mark which is similar to or likely to be confused with Books Covered's Trademarks.
     

  7. The look and feel of the Books Covered website, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts, is the trade dress and/or trademark or service mark of Shutterstock and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of Books Covered.
     

  8. All other trademarks, product names, and company names or logos used or appearing on the Books Covered website are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by Books Covered, unless expressly so stated.
     

  9. You may not use a Books Covered trademark, logo, Image or other proprietary graphic of Shutterstock to link to the Books Covered website without the prior written consent of Books Covered.
     

  10. You may not frame or hotlink to the Books Covered website or any Image without the prior written consent of Books Covered.
     

Information You Provide

  1. Books Covered (or third parties acting on its behalf) may collect information related to your use of the Site. Third-party platforms through which you access the Site may collect information related to your use of such third-party platform and make such information available to Books Covered subject to your agreement with the applicable third-party platform. Books Covered's collection and use of all such information shall at all times conform to this Terms of Use, the Books Covered Privacy Policy, and applicable law.
     

  2. Books Covered will use and protect your personal information, such as your name and address, in accordance with the Books Covered Privacy Statement, the contents of which are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.
     

Infringement Claims / DMCA Notices

  1. If you believe that any Image or other material made available by Books Covered infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, you may notify Books Covered in the manner set forth in our DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice Policy.
     

Limitations

  1. You agree that you shall not:

    • Engage in any conduct that shall constitute a violation of any law or that infringes the rights of Books Covered or any third party.
       

    • Violate any applicable laws or regulations related to the access to or use of the Site, or engage in any activity prohibited by these Terms of Use.
       

    • Violate the rights of Books Covered or any third party (including rights of privacy and publicity) or abuse, defame, harass, stalk or threaten another.
       

Restriction and Termination of Use

  1. Books Covered may block, restrict, disable, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of the Site and/or Books Covered Content at any time in Books Covered's discretion, without prior notice or liability to you. Any conduct by you that, in Books Covered’s sole discretion, restricts or inhibits any other person or entity from using or enjoying the Site is strictly prohibited and may result in the termination of your access to the Site without further notice.
     

Links to Third Party Sites

  1. In the event that the Site is available through any third-party platform, or if Books Covered provides links from the Site to any third-party platform or permits any third party to link from its platform to the Site, you understand and agree that Books Covered makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, and accepts no responsibility for any content or practices of such third parties or their platforms. Such platforms are not under the control of Books Covered, and Books Covered provides and/or permits these links only as a convenience to you. The inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by Books Covered.
     

Warranties and Disclaimers

  1. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. The Site is provided by Books Covered under these terms of use "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express, implied, statutory or otherwise. Books Covered expressly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, to each and any service available from the Site, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and any other warranty that might arise under any law. Without limiting the foregoing, Books Covered makes no warranty that: (i) the Site will meet your requirements; (ii) access to the Site will be uninterrupted; (iii) the quality of the Site will meet your expectations; and (iv) any errors or defects in the site, services or materials will be corrected. Books Covered makes no representations or warranties that the Site will be permitted in your jurisdiction, that any of Your Content submitted by you will be available through the Site or will be stored by the Site, that the Site will meet your needs, or that Books Covered will continue to support any particular feature of the Site. To the extent any disclaimer or limitation of liability does not apply, all applicable express, implied, and statutory warranties will be limited in duration to a period of thirty (30) days after the date on which you first used the Site, and no warranties shall apply after such period.
     

Indemnification

  1. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Books Covered, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, agents, third party information providers, Submitters and independent contractors against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to your conduct, your use or inability to use Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Website Terms of Use or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorised use of the Books Covered Content, or your violation of any rights of another.
     

Miscellaneous

  1. In the event of any conflict between these Terms of Use and any license agreement you enter with Books Covered, the terms of such license agreement shall control.
     

  2. These Terms of Use shall be construed neither against nor in favour of any party, but rather in accordance with the fair meaning of the language hereof. The invalidity or unenforceability of any part of these Terms of Use shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the balance hereof.