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Copyright Policy

Rights to Use our Graphics

The Graphics supplied by Metaphor Business Graphics are divided into three categories: Royalty-Free, Rights Managed ,and Commissioned . Graphics are placed into one of these three categories depending on its usage.

Royalty-Free license grants you non-exclusive use of the graphic you select for a one-time flat fee. Once you purchase a graphic, it is pre-cleared and ready to use in a variety of ways set down in the License Agreement.The resolution of the graphic determines the usage that can be made of the graphic once purchased.There are three resolution types., viz. Low Resolution( non- commercial web usage, personal use ), Medium Resolution( PowerPoint presentations, private consultancy reports, commercial websites, multimedia presentations and projects,electronic advertising, materials for presentations to clients )and High Resolution( all uses for Low and Medium resolutions together with all other uses including print, book jackets and interior pages, posters, billboards and exhibits). There are limited restrictions placed on how you can use these graphics. The Metaphor Business Graphics Royalty-Free suites of graphics offer both individual graphics and suites of graphics on particular topics. Royalty-Free pricing is based on graphic resolution. Metaphor Business Graphics requests an acknowledgement or credit adjacent to graphics used on page or screen reading: © Metaphor Business Graphics or "Metaphor BG" In addition, the Licensee must meet at least one of the following two requirements to license images under Royalty Free license: (i)The Licensee company size must be less than 200 full-time employees; or (ii) the intended print distribution for the licensed image(s) must be less than 15,000.If you do not meet these qualifications, please review our criteria for a rights managed Image(s) , which allows us to create a custom license to match your needs and budget.

Rights Managed graphics are licensed for specific predefined usages, meaning that the client identifies how, where, and to what extent they would like to use an graphic(s) and Metaphor Business Graphics provides permission to reprint the graphic. The usage fees are based on the usage as requested. You are typically granted one-time usage rights (although we do offer alternative arrangements), and you must follow the Company's "Terms and Conditions" for usage. You are not allowed to edit or alter the graphics unless authorised to do so. Each graphic must bear the insignia "Metaphor BG ". By using Rights Managed, you are guaranteed that there is limited and restricted usage of the graphic; you may request exclusive rights to an graphic to eliminate its simultaneous usage by other agencies and competitors. Metaphor Business Graphics requests an acknowledgement (or credit) adjacent to graphics used on page or screen reading: © Metaphor Business Graphics or "Metaphor BG".

Commissioned license allows a client to have a unique graphic or suite of graphics prepared by Metaphor Business Graphics. It grants you exclusive use of the graphic you commission for an agreed flat fee. Once you commission a graphic, it is pre-cleared and ready to use in a variety of ways including websites, multimedia presentations and projects, advertising, brochures. There are limited restrictions placed on how you can use these graphics. The Commissioned license also allows you to alter a graphic and create unique works of your own. The Metaphor Business Graphics offers to design both individual graphics and suites of graphics on particular topics. Commissioned pricing is based on a pre-agreed fee with the client. Metaphor Business Graphics requests an acknowledgement (or credit) adjacent to graphics used on page or screen reading: © Metaphor Business Graphics or "Metaphor BG".

 

Print Uses -- any printed materials, but not "retail photo products" (defined below). Acceptable uses include promotional items, magazines, newspapers, advertising, editorials, catalogs, flyers, brochures, reports, training manuals, book covers, and educational textbooks. Unauthorised "retail photo products" include, without limitation, greeting cards, calendars, postcards, stationery, posters, t-shirts, ties, "photo mugs", and mouse pads, offered for sale (wholesale and retail).

Other Than Print Uses -- any electronic or digital materials including screensavers, electronic greeting cards, websites (but not website templates), broadcast video, multimedia including film and video, and CD ROMs, provided that no Image(s) is at a resolution greater than 960x1280 pixels and each Image(s) is incorporated into a design in such a manner to make it clear that the Graphic is not intended to be separately downloaded, copied, or distributed.


It is prohibited to use Image(s) supplied by Metaphor Business Graphics for pornographic, defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful use.

Your license does not permit placing graphics in a downloadable or FTP format, or making graphics available for use by others in any other way.

Free Graphics

You can use free low resolution comping Image(s) and certain demo watermarked Image(s) which you download or copy from Metaphor Business Graphics' website for designing comps and mock-ups of projects

 

 

 

 


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