Free Use & Copyright Policy

All photos offered on this site are original works and were shot by me, Paul Bates. I work hard to make these pictures available to download for free by all and with only a few restrictions.

I truly hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did shooting them. Use them well!

Three Simple Guidelines: (actually only two)

1. Browse and download the image you like.

2. Link back to this website when you use it (for commercial use, please contact me for permission): Paul Bates Photography

3. If you want to support beautiful free pictures, buy something from my Zazzle store, one of the sponsors in the banner on the right that I trust, or make a donation.

See the full terms below for details...

LICENSING TERMS & CONDITIONS

FREE PERSONAL END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (EULA)

By downloading, storing, or using any image from this website, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

All images are copyrighted and are the property of Paul Bates. Your rights to use the images are subject to this agreement and the restrictions specified. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the images on the terms and conditions explained in this agreement FREE OF CHARGE.

1. PERMITTED USAGE

On personal (for commercial use, please contact me for permission) websites, digital & video media (games, demos, presentations, interactive systems, films, etc.). In printed personal materials, magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, CD/DVD covers, etc. Along with your personal business cards, letterhead, etc. To decorate your home, your office or any public place.

2. PROVIDE A LINK TO PAULBATES.COM

A link to this site is greatly appreciated where an image is used such as 'http://paulbates.com' or specifying the website address in non-web applications. The credit should be located in a suitably readable font on the same page as the image. See "Link to Us" for links, banners, and more information on linking from a website.

3. UNAUTHORIZED USAGE

For pornographic, unlawful or other immoral purposes, for spreading hate or discrimination, or to defame or victimize other people, societies, or cultures.
For creating printed reproductions that you intend to sell. On ”print on demand” items such as t-shirts, postcards, mouse pads, mugs (e.g. on sites like Cafepress), or on any similar mass produced item that would contain the image in a dominant way.
SELLING AND REDISTRIBUTION OF THE IMAGE (INDIVIDUALLY OR ALONG WITH OTHER IMAGES) IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN!

4. IMAGE OWNERSHIP

You may not claim intellectual or exclusive ownership of any of the images, modified or unmodified. All images remain the property of Paul Bates. None of the images or a derivative of the images may be copyrighted.

You understand that images are copyrighted and owned by Paul Bates only, and any unauthorized use of any of these images by you may be an infringement upon the copyright.

PaulBates.com and all images are made available to you "AS IS," and "WITH ALL FAULTS." Paul Bates makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

PaulBates.com shall not be liable for any indirect, special, consequential, economic damages including but not limited to loss of revenue or profits, arising out of the use, or inability to use this website or any images provided by this website. Paul Bates will in no event be liable for any damages paid by you for accessing or using PaulBates.com, and for accessing, acquiring, and/or using images from PaulBates.com.

5. UNAUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTION

You may not place any of the images, modified or unmodified, on a diskette, CD, website or any other medium and offer them for redistribution or resale in a fashion that would violate this license.

6. NONTRANSFERABLE LICENSE

You may not sub-license, assign, or transfer this license to anyone else.

7. MODIFICATIONS

You are permitted to make whatever modifications necessary to the images to make them fit your requirements. However, they will still be subject to this license regardless of the extent of the modification.

8. COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENTS IN IMAGES

Some of the images featured on this site may contain trademarks, designs and logos from other entities. Paul Bates is in no way connected to these entities and all trademarks, designs and logos remain the property of their respective owners. Users wishing to use these images should seek permission from the relevant trademark holder before use.

9. CHANGES IN TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Paul Bates reserves the right to change these conditions at any time without notice. Changes will be published here on this page.