Terms of Service

June 2018

These terms of service (“Terms”) govern the access, browsing and use of the Website by their users (“User” or “Users”, as applicable); the download and use of content owned by Pngtree; as well as the services rendered through the Website (“Service” or “Services”, as applicable).

Accessing and using the Website implies that the User has read and accepts to be bound by these Terms without exception. In case the User does not accept the Terms or have any objection to any part of the present Terms the User must not use the Website.

Pngtree may modify the Terms at any time and thus we recommended that the Terms are reviewed on a regular basis by the User. The date at the beginning of these Terms refers to the latest update of these Terms, which will be applicable from the date of publication.

Some Services provided through the Website may be subject to specific conditions or instructions that must be accepted by the User prior to the provision of the relevant Service. These specific conditions may be imposed by Pngtree . Such specific conditions shall apply in addition to the Terms and in case of conflict shall supersede the Terms. Accordingly the User must read and accept such specific conditions before the provision of the relevant service. Likewise, in respect of collection and processing personal data, the Privacy Policy will apply.

1. Purpose of Website

Through the Website, the User can search visual content, like vectors and illustrations,images, PNG and Photoshop files in any format (“Content”), as well as specific information related to such content.

2. Authorised Use of Website

3. Registration

4.Intellectual Property

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

All content on this Site, including but not limited to Images, and related metadata (collectively the "Pngtree Content"), as well as the selection and arrangement of the Pngtree Content, are protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property laws and treaties. Any unauthorized use of any Pngtree Content violates such laws and this Terms of Use. Except as expressly provided herein or in a separate license agreement between you and pngtree, pngtree does not grant any express or implied permission to use the Site or any Pngtree 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 Pngtree 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 Pngtree Content.

Unless you enter into a license agreement with pngtree you may not download, distribute, display and/or copy any Pngtree Content.

You may not remove any copyright notices contained in the Pngtree Content.

Copyright Notice

Pngtree personal account is limited to personal use, can not be used in multiple devices at the same time, but also limit the frequent use of multiple devices to switch.

Pngtree (pngtree.com) pictures are derived from the original materials and network users sharing.

Pngtree original materials (marked with "Commercial Use" label on the image) are artworks created by pngtree design team, pngtree contracted designers and was uploaded to pngtree platform by themselves. Pngtree users can use the original materials for the commercial purpose if they follow the pngtree terms, but users are not allowed to sub-license the original artworks. At the same time, pngtree provide the limitation of 2 daily downloads for free users, if you download the original materials(PRF authorized image)then you can use it for commercial, but you need attribute it from pngtree. For examples: ©pngtree.com. If there is real person portrait in the original artwork, the portrait will be shown just as a template, users shall replace the portrait for their using. If the user can reach the portrait person and received the permission of the portrait, the user can use the artwork without replacing the portrait.

Which is:

Pngtree encourages users to monitor the work on the site when the copyright owner to file an infringement allegation and produce sufficient copyright documents, Pngtree will engage in the investigate, the infringing works will be deleted in a few days after the infringement was confirmed.

Pngtree gives each account to meet certain conditions in the case, through the official website to download pictures of the qualifications, but as a webmaster, the right to protect the security of the account, while giving certain download restrictions, and not bear the legal responsibility.

Without the permission of Pngtree, No one can use pngtree to download resources; cannot copy or imitate the site or non-pngtree server to establish a mirror, pngtree logo, source code, and all the page layout design, copyright pngtree all The Unauthorized, not used for any site other than Pngtree. Pngtree that all users enter the pngtree home page and the page has been carefully read the terms of this agreement and fully agree, please understand!

If the copyright owner discovers that his work is infringed, any unit and individual who file a complaint with Pngtree should submit a name, telephone, identification, ownership certificate, specific link (URL) and infringement details to the copyright complaint report channel, Pngtree will receive the relevant report file, if the situation is true, will be taken within 48 hours to delete, block, disconnect the link and other measures to remove the allegedly infringing content.

What is commercial use purposes?

You could be only allowed to use our images as the main element of the end product for one specific client. It will be considered as a redistribution of our resources if you use this designs (flyers, posters...) as main elements to sell them to multiple clients.

For instance, a client has ordered you to design for him a poster, you may download the poster from pngtree’s offer and deliver to your client the printed product a PNG/PDF file of the poster, but never an editable file which includes our resources. It is also applied to invitation cards, flyers, business cards...

You could not use pngtree's resources to create products and sell them on your shop because this usage of our resources will be considered as a redistribution of our resources.

If you would like to use pngtree's resources on printed products aimed to sell(but you could not sell those items: T-shirts, phone cases, etc.), you must make sure that our resources are not the principal element of the designs that you are willing to include on your products. It means that you must add other third-party designs or self-made images to create the composition of the design and use our images as secondary elements on this composition. The usage multiple pngtree images to create a design will be considered as the main element of the design through all the images will belong to pngtree.

You are not authorized to use our resources to create logotypes though you will not be able to register or buy the copyright of our images neither our images can be associated to trademarks or personal/ business image.

If you would like to use our images on your App/Game/Video, as long as you comply the policies regarding the usage of our resources as second elements of your end product, you insert the attribution in case you are not a premium user and you do not redistribute our resources.

If you create a derivative artwork piece from any of our resources you can use this one for personal use always you have included the attribution (unless you are a premium member). You are not authorized to sell any derivative artwork created using our images as the source of your artwork.

What is PRF (Premium-plan Royalty-Free)?

PRF is a new copyright licensing model for the Internet and the mobile Internet. It specializes in a variety of network services: creating websites, social mapping, we-media contents, marketing articles contents, e-commerce marketing plans, brand marketing and other promotional purposes.

Users just need to purchase the premium plan to gain the using rights of images during the validity period. The images could be used permanently without restrictions on time, area, etc if users download the PRF Authorization Agreement.

PRF authorization agreement features are as follows:

1. The users could directly to get the high-definition images. The images would not be split into different sizes.

2. Low prices, one-time payment for long-term use.
3. It would not be charged by each piece of image.
4. It provides the main service for network(Internet, mobile Internet) use.
5. It is suitable for large amounts of images for personal and business use.
6. It could be used for multiple purposes and times, without any additional costs.

Comparison of the copyright authorized agreement:

Copyright authorized agreement is divided into:

the traditional sales model and the innovative sales model.

The traditional sales model is divided into RM(Royalty-Managed) and RF(Royalty-Free) authorized agreement. Both of them were born in the 20th century without Internet and it is suitable for traditional outdoor advertising, printing, etc.The innovative sales model is divided into CC0 and PRF authorized agreement. Both of them were born in the 21st century and they are not only suitable for the trend of the Internet and mobile Internet but also satisfy the demands of the Internet and mobile Internet.

RM (Royalty-Managed) Copyright management mode, also known as a specific use of copyright mode. It is defined as RM mode images, the authorization of users would be limited by number of times, time, space and the purpose of use. Each time a client uses such images, the license must be authorized.

The authorization price is calculated based on their usage, geographical location, expiration date, usage period, image size and other . End users also have the opportunity to buy the using rights of the images.

The features of RM agreement: The earliest mode of authorization. It is expensive, the general price is about thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands. Basically only suitable for large enterprises.

RF (Royalty-Free) is defined as an image of the RF mode and the user's license is a non-exclusive license to use. The use of images would not be limited by the number of times, time, space, use of purposes after users purchase the using rights.

The features of RF agreement: the traditional mode of profit image licensing. The price of each image is different which is according to the size of the images.

CC0 agreement: copyright sharing agreement. Creators (designers, photographers, etc.) share their copyright with the world and no longer hold the copyright by themselves of their images. It could be commercially used globally.

The Part Content of the PRF Agreement

5.Infringement Claims / DMCA Notices

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

6.Responsibility

The User acknowledges and agrees that uses the Website and its Services at the User’s own risk and under the User’s responsibility and therefore Pngtree does not accept any responsibility for misuse or use in breach of these Terms.

The User will be responsible for any damages to Pngtree resulting from the User’s use of the Website and the Services in breach of the Terms and accepts to indemnify Pngtree from any liability in which they may incur resulting from the User’s breach of these Terms.

As way of example and without limitation, Pngtree shall not be liable for any damages that may result from:

· Interruptions, viruses, technical problems, interference, omissions, unavailability, power cuts, failure of the telecommunication networks or the User’s equipment which are not Pngtree’s responsibility.

· Delays or unavailability of the Website and the Services due to deficiencies or traffic overload on the Internet, in the communication network or the electricity grid.

· Third party actions.

· Any other event beyond Pngtree’s direct control.

Save for Pngtree's willful misconduct, and those cases in which due to the specific circumstances of the user involved or the nature of the matter, applicable law provides that liability cannot be limited by agreement, use of the website and the services is at sole risk of the user and Pngtree shall not be liable for any damage of any kind caused to the user as a result of using the website and the services.

7.Conditions for the Subscription

The terms in this Section (the “Subscription Terms”) govern any purchase of any Subscription in the Website. When concluding the purchase procedure for any Subscription, it shall be deemed that the User has read and accepted, without exception, the Subscription Terms.

In case the User is interested in purchasing any Subscription, it has to follow the instructions available in the Website from time to time.

The Subscriptions available for the Content in the Pngtree Selection are offered in the Website where the relevant information, price and conditions are included (including, without limitation, restrictions to the number of downloads of Pngtree Content each day). Pngtree can modify at any time the Subscriptions offered, offering with new Services (to which, unless otherwise stated, these Subscription Terms shall apply) or ceasing to offer any of the Services. The Subscriptions are personal, shall not be assigned to third parties and no third parties other than the User shall be allowed to use the Pngtree Content (including as third parties, for these purposes, affiliates or entities part of the same group of companies).

The price for the Subscription is stated in US Dollars in the Website and includes, if applicable, the relevant Value Added Tax. Pngtree is entitled to modify the price for any Subscription at any time. Pngtree shall apply the price stated in the Website at the time of the submission of the order of the Subscription by the User.

The User shall pay the Subscription in advance through Paypal or credit card, as stated in the Website. To purchase and pay the Subscription, the User shall follow the instructions stated in the Website. The processing of the payment information and data through Paypal or credit card is made within third parties sites. When ordering any Subscription, the User authorizes Pngtree to collect the corresponding price through the chosen payment method. The Subscription shall not be activated until Pngtree has received the payment or the payment has been authorized by the relevant financing entity. After that, the Subscription shall be in force for the term purchased by the User.

As the Pngtree Content is digital content, no cancellation right shall apply, without prejudice to the guarantees stated in the consumers’ regulations that may be applicable.

About refunds: once your Premium Membership has been activated and download the picture less than 3, you will have a 15 day period to order a refund of your payment. You may request your refund contacting us through info@pngtree.com we initiate your refund immediately after you submit your cancellation request. The way your refund is processed depends on your original payment method: If you paid by credit or debit card, refunds will be sent to the card-issuing bank. Please contact the card-issuing bank with questions about when the credit will be posted to your account.

8.General and Contact Information

If any provision in these Terms is declared to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall be deemed that it had not been included. The remaining provisions in these Terms shall not be affected in anyway.

If you are having problems or require support, please quick contact: info@pngtree.com

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