Image Licenses

Image Licence Agreement – Terms & Conditions

THIS AGREEMENT is made between Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd a registered UK company, hereinafter referred to as Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd, and the user (“the Licensee”).

Licence grant of Rights Managed Content

Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd grants to the Licensee a limited, non-exclusive right to use the Image(s) solely as specified below of which the Licensee has specified by ticking the relevant box. The ticking of the box indicates the Licensee has read and agreed to the terms of the license.


The purchaser of this license can use the image to sell, illustrate or promote a product or idea. They can use the image for advertising, marketing, and promotional activities (print and online) for an agreed period and an agreed print/digital run. A 12 month time period is included with this licence. Any extensions must be agreed in writing via email.


This purchaser of this license can use the image for journalistic or educational purposes. Images are not licensed for commercial use (for profit) but can be used in newspapers, magazines (print and online), as well as text books and educational and informative blogs, websites and social media for editorial purposes only. (Not for profit.) Images can be used to accompany or illustrate an article within the body of the work but not as part of the logo, cover design or collage. A 12 month time period is included with this licence. Any extensions must be agreed in writing via email. images used must be accompanied by a credit to: Nigel Hutchings –


The purchaser can use the image for their own personal use. It must not be published for any reason in any form. Images maybe printed for personal use only. I.e. to hang on the wall in the purchaser own home or to display in the purchaser own home. Strictly not for resale or public display.

a) The Images may not be used for those uses prohibited under “Restrictions” (see 2 below).

b) The Licensee acknowledges that Images are Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd valuable property, as are any new digital images created from the Images (“Digital Images”). The Licensee agrees to destroy all Digital Images including any pre-press or pre-production copies of the Images and any copies or records of the Images held on a database within 90 days of the date of receipt of the Images or completion of the maximum production run, or expiry of the licence term, whichever is later.

2. Restrictions

a) The Licensee may not make the Image(s) available (separate from the end product into which it is incorporated) in any medium accessible by persons other than The Licensee, with the exception of The Licensee’s sub-contractors who may reproduce the Image(s), subject always to the provisions of this Agreement.

b) The Licensee may not sublicense, sell, assign, convey or transfer this Agreement or any of its rights under this Agreement.

c) The Licensee may not sell, license or distribute any end product containing the Image(s) in a way that is intended to allow or invite a third party to download, extract or access the Image(s) as a stand-alone file. Licensee may not include the Image(s) in an electronic template intended to be reproduced by third parties on electronic or printed products.

d) The Licensee may not use or display the Image(s) on websites or in any other medium designed to induce or involving the sale, license or other distribution of “on demand” products, including, without limitation, postcards, mugs, t-shirts, calendars, posters, books, magazines and other items unless the Licensee has purchased a commercial license.

e) The Licensee may not represent, expressly or impliedly, that Licensee is the original creator of a work that is a stand-alone pictorial, graphic or sculptural work or motion picture or other visual work that derives a substantial part of its artistic components from the Image(s).

f) If any Image(s) featuring a model or property is used in connection with a subject that would be unflattering or unduly controversial to a reasonable person, The Licensee must accompany each such use with a statement that indicates that: (i) the Image(s) is being used for illustrative purposes only; and (ii) any person depicted in the Image(s), if any, is a model.

g) Pornographic, defamatory or otherwise unlawful use of Image(s) is strictly prohibited, whether directly or in context or juxtaposition with specific subject matter.

h) The Licensee shall abide by any restriction on use of the Image(s) notified by Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd before, after or at the time of delivery of the Image(s), either in the information accompanying the Image(s), the Invoice or otherwise.

i) The Licensee may crop, recolour, manipulate, add to or resize Images within reason but any manipulation must not amount to distortion or derogatory treatment of the Image.

3.Storage of content

Image(s) stored by the Licensee must retain the copyright symbol, the name of photographer Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd, the Image(s)’ identification numbers and any other information as may be invisibly embedded in the electronic files containing the original Image(s).

  1. Captioning of content

While reasonable care has been taken to correctly identify, caption the subject matter and orientate the Image(s), Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd does not warrant the accuracy of such information and accepts no liability for loss or damage incurred by the Licensee or any third party caused by errors connected therewith.

  1. Copyright and credit
  2. No ownership or copyright in any Image(s) shall pass to Licensee by the issue of the Licence.
  3. Any publication right (as defined in the Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 1996) arising from The Licensee’s use of any Image shall vest in Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd and the Licensee hereby assigns all such rights arising to Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd.
  4. For any Image(s) reproduced in an editorial manner, The Licensee must include a credit in the form of Photographer’s name Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd adjacent to the Image(s) or in a credits section. For Image(s) used for a feature film, broadcast television or cable production, The Licensee must include a screen credit at the end.
  5. Warranties and limitation of liability
  6. Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd warrants that: (i) it has the necessary copyright licence in the Image to enter into and perform this Agreement; (ii) The Licensee must satisfy itself that all other rights, model releases or consents which may be required for reproduction are obtained. Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd makes no claim or warranty with regard to The Licensee’s use of names, people, trademarks or copyright material depicted in any Image (iii) should any Image(s) have defects in material or workmanship and these are notified in writing to Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd within thirty (30) days from the date of delivery of the Image(s) then Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd will either replace the Image(s) with another digital copy of the Image(s) free from defect or refund the Licence Fee paid to the extent attributable to the defective Image(s).
  7. While Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd takes reasonable care in the performance of this agreement, Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd makes no other warranties, express or implied, regarding the Image(s), including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd shall not be liable to The Licensee or any other person or entity for any general, punitive, special, direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages, or lost profits or any other damages, costs or losses arising out of The Licensee’s use of the Image(s), this Agreement, any Invoice regarding the Image(s) or otherwise, even if Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd has been advised of the possibility of such damages, costs or losses. Except where such limits are expressly forbidden by law,
  8. Payment
  9. No reproduction rights are granted by virtue of downloading of Images unless expressly indicated. The right to reproduce an Image arises only if Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd invoice relating to the grant of such right is fully paid unless credit terms have specifically been agreed directly between Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd and the Licensee. Where credit terms have been specifically agreed between Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd and the Licensee, the Licensee agrees that permission to use the Image(s) shall be deemed to be revoked where the Licensee is in default of payment to Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd under those terms.
  10. If The Licensee fails to pay Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd Invoice in full within the time specified in the Invoice, Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd may charge interest on overdue payment at 2.5% per month or part thereof, until payment is received.
  11. If the Licensee wishes to cancel or postpone any use of Image(s), Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd may but is not obliged to cancel an unpaid Invoice for the use of the Image(s) subject to the Licensee paying a cancellation fee of 20% of the Invoice total or £100, whichever is the lower.
  12. Refund Policy

If you need to cancel a purchase, please contact us. All customers of Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd have 30 days to cancel unused licences and request a refund. Before a refund can be issued, we would request confirmation, by email, letter or fax, that unused content has been deleted from all storage devices. Purchases are considered final after 30 days.

17. Unauthorised Use

The unlicensed reproduction by whatever means of the whole or any part of any Image (including but without limitation, electronic use, storage or transmission, artist’s reference, artist’s illustration, layout or presentation of Images) is strictly forbidden. Any reproduction before payment of the invoice or outside the terms of any licence constitutes an infringement of copyright and also a breach of this Agreement entitling Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd to rescind and claim damages and to exercise all rights and remedies available to it under copyright laws around the world. The Licensee shall indemnify Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd in respect of any claims, damages, costs or expenses incurred arising from any reproduction without licence of any Image supplied to The Licensee including any claims made by a third party. In addition and without prejudice to Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd other remedies under this Agreement, Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd reserves the right to charge and Licensee agrees to pay a fee equal to five (10) times Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd standard Licence fee for use of the Image(s).


Any licence granted will terminate immediately if The Licensee either (a) enters into voluntary or compulsory liquidation; (b) has a receiver appointed; or (c) fails to perform any of The Licensee’s obligations under these Terms and Conditions within 28 days of Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd giving The Licensee notice to comply. In the event of termination, all rights granted will immediately revert to Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd and any further exploitation of any Image shall constitute an infringement of copyright.

19. Choice of Law / Jurisdiction

21. This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. In the case of dispute, Licensee shall abide by the decision either of (i) the English courts, or (ii) a court of international arbitration nominated by Nigel Hutchings/AVE Ltd. The decision on the court hearing the dispute shall be made solely by Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd.

22.If Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd is required to enforce its rights as a result of any breach of these terms, whether legal proceedings are commenced or not, The Licensee agrees to indemnify Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd in respect of all reasonable legal fees and costs incurred by AVETO Ltd in relation thereto.

23. Miscellaneous

24. This Agreement contains the full and complete understanding between the parties. No variation of any of these terms shall be effective unless negotiated and agreed by both parties, made in writing and signed by authorised representatives of both parties to this Agreement. In any case, Nigel Hutchings/AVETO Ltd explicitly excludes any variations based on terms and conditions provided by the Licensee in association with any purchase order, supplier agreement or any similar document. If one or more of the provisions contained in the Agreement is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected. Such provisions shall be amended only to the extent necessary to make the Agreement valid, legal and enforceable.