Terms and Conditions

The following is a legal agreement between You and the owners and operators of meanstock.com ("Website"). By using the Website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree with the Terms of use, please do not use the Website.

This agreement may be revised or updated without notice. You are advised to review it regularly.

The use of this Website

You warrant that you are of legal age to use the Website and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of the Website. You agree that you are responsible for all of your use of the site including for the use of your account by others.

The Website contains images uploaded by its members. All images and their descriptions and presentation in general ("Images") on the Website are the property of either meanstock and/or its members and are protected by international copyright laws. Use of these images without license is prohibited.

The use of Images identified as ‘free images’ is governed by the Image license agreement. 

Meanstock and its members do their best to provide accurately information on Images and on the services of the Website, however against all our efforts there can be some typographical and technical errors on it. Freeimages cannot be held liable for any losses or damages resulting from the inaccuracy of any information on the Website.

Uploading Images

Both parties acknowledge that from time to time You may upload photographs or graphics to the Website, and meanstock will screen these uploads to see if they are suitable for distribution. The policies behind this procedure are described in the Upload rules section of the Help.

You authorize meanstock to be your non-exclusive agent that licenses Images FOR FREE to third parties. You authorize meanstock to market and sublicense the right to copy, reproduce, modify and use your Images on such terms as may be determined by meanstock. Meanstock agrees that it shall not license your content for uses that are defamatory, pornographic, or otherwise illegal. Meanstock agrees not to sell these Images under any circumstances and not to distribute them outside the Website.

You acknowledge that under no circumstances can you demand money from meanstock or those using the Images for the use of said Images. You may ask for payment for a higher resolution version of an Image but only if it's not stored on the Website.

You also acknowledge that the Images may be used for promotional purposes for the Website or your gallery on meanstock.

Furthermore, You acknowledge that meanstock 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. By uploading Images, you are warranting that you own all proprietary rights or are the authorized representative of the applicable copyright owner(s) of such Images, including copyright, in and to the Images with full power to grant the rights contemplated in this Agreement. You represent and warrant that you have obtained a valid and binding model release from all required parties in substantially the same form as [model release] that will permit the uses for such Images contemplated in this Agreement and that you will keep the original release and provide a copy to meanstock if requested. You also warrant that where required by applicable law, you have also obtained a valid and binding release in substantially the same form as [property release] relating to identifiable property contained in the Images that might sensibly lead to the identity of or be required by the owner of such property.

You acknowledge that even though We do our best to prevent it from happening, meanstock cannot be held responsible for the misuse or abuse of any Image.

We also reserve the right to remove any approved Image at any time if we believe it is defective, of poor quality or infringe on any right. Serious copyright infringement issues such as uploading Images found on other stock photography sites result in the termination of this Agreement, the termination of your membership, and all other available remedies.


Both parties can terminate your membership account for any reason with a written notice and proof of identity. Upon termination, meanstock removes all your Images from the Website. You acknowledge that because of copyright infringement or other kinds of serious - or even malicious - acts, you may face more serious consequences.