Content License and IP Protection Policy
The Site is operated by Baptist Studios, Inc. (hereinafter, “Baptist Studios”), who creates, promotes and sells Christian stock digital content pieces, videos, photos, illustrations, and other types of digital goods.
As used herein, the terms‘us’, ‘its’, ‘ours’ and/or ‘we’, as used herein, refer to Baptist Studios and/or its affiliates, assignees, successors and/or brands. As used herein, the terms ‘you’, ‘your’, and/or ‘yourself’ refer to you, a user/visitor/browser of our Site, whether registered under an account or not.
Intellectual Property & Trademarks.
The trademarks, copyright, service marks, trade names and other intellectual property rights and proprietary notices displayed on the Site are the property of –or otherwise are licensed to– Baptist Studios or its licensors or affiliates, whether acknowledged (or not), and which are protected under intellectual and proprietary rights in the United States of America and other jurisdictions throughout the world.
Respective title holders may or may not be affiliated with us or our affiliates, partners, and advertisers. No section hereof shall be construed as intent to grant to you any right transfer or interest into Baptist Studios, the Site, the sold digital products and the Services, in whole or in part.
For ease of understanding, ‘intellectual property rights’ shall mean any and all patent rights, copyright rights, mask work rights, moral rights, rights of publicity, trademark, trade dress and service mark rights, goodwill, trade secret rights and other intellectual property rights as may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications therefore and registrations, renewals and extensions thereof, under the laws of the United States of America and other applicable jurisdictions.
Limited License. Subject to compliance with these Terms, Baptist Studios grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable and non-transferable license to utilize and access the Services and any purchased digital content piece, as applicable. You are prohibited from reselling, commercializing, duplicating, re-engineering, reverse engineering, modifying or otherwise using our digital goods, in whole or in part. Baptist Studio does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secret information; and you shall have no right, either directly or indirectly, to own, use, loan, sell, rent, lease, license, sublicense, assign, copy, translate, modify, adapt, improve or create any new or derivative works from, or display, distribute, perform or in any way exploit any downloaded digital content pieces, in whole or in part.
User Generated Content License. You hereby grant Baptist Studios an unlimited, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, for all the countries and territories through the world, right and license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such any content you may upload, disseminate, deliver, create or transfer any post, original audio file, message, chat, files uploaded, data inputted, e-mails sent, or otherwise any content delivered to Baptist Studios via the Site orthe Services.
You represent and warrant to Baptist Studios that you have all rights, authorizations or otherwise hold sufficient title for any and all content submitted to Baptist Studios as set forth herein.
The following terms and conditions will apply to your use of any purchased content piece:
- All content sold is not for commercial use, but for “Editorial Use Only”.
- You will not use any content piece to create any trademark, design mark, trade name, business name, service mark, or logo.
- You will not falsely represent that you are the original author of a content piece made up largely of licensed content from Baptist Studios.
- You will abide by any limited and/or extended license terms applicable to each content piece, as indicated by us from time to time.
- If you are purchasing on behalf of your employer or client, then your employer or client can use the content pieces.
- You may allow your subcontractors (e.g. your printer) to use content pieces in any production or distribution process related to your final project or end use, but these subcontractors may not use the content for any other purpose.
Feedback License. You hereby grant to Baptist Studios, an unlimited, non-exclusive, assignable, transferable, sublicensable, irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual and for all the countries and territories in the world, right and license to use, exploit any feedback, suggestion, enhancement, request, recommendation, correction or comment provided by you to us.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘DMCA’) Notice.
Baptist Studios takes copyright infringement matters seriously and is ready to remove any allegedly or factually infringing content displayed on the Site upon due notice and request by the title holder.
For DMCA Takedown Notices and alleged intellectual property rights infringement within Baptist Studios, you can get in touch with us as indicated in our contact section.
Under federal United States law, if you knowingly misrepresent that online material is infringing, you may be subject to criminal prosecution for perjury and civil penalties, including monetary damages, court costs, and attorney’s fees.
If you are the copyright holder, or a representative of a copyright holder (e.g. you are the person whose pictures are being used on an ad on the Site, or you know the actual person) and you would like to make an infringement notice, we will respond to any notification you receive claiming that user-generated content infringes any third party’s rights, and will undertake the applicable corrective actions, which may include but will not limit to, removing any such user-generated content within a reasonable timeframe.
Prior to delivery of the notice, please verify that the content subject matter hereof is indeed hosted on our Site, and is not a banner, frame or other web page element mirrored or embedded from other third-party websites. If that may be the case, please first contact the website displaying the content to pursue the matter directly with them.
We will investigate any complaint Notice that provides us with sufficient information. However, please note that unless we are able to determine with a high degree of certainty that the image in question is not being used properly, then we might not be able to take all requested actions. Therefore, the more information you can provide to us at the link below, the more likely it will be that we may be able to act upon the information.
You must notify us of your claim with subject: “Takedown Request”. The notice must contain the following information, at the least:
- First and last name of copyright title holder (or company name, in case), physical or electronic signature, your identification or that of the owner or agent authorized to act on behalf of the copyright title holder.
- A description of the copyrighted material that is allegedly infringing, including exact location, permalink and complete URL (in order for us to find and positively identify that material).
- Contact information, including address, state/region/province/country, zip/postal code, phone number and email address (in order for us to remit our answer).
- A statement indicating that you swear — under penalty of perjury — that you have good faith belief that the information provided in the notice is true and accurate, that you have sufficient right and authorization to act on behalf of the copyright title holder (in case), and that the copyrighted material described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright title holder, its agent, or under applicable law.
Once received, Baptist Studios will study and consider your claim and, if it believes or has reason to believe any content on the Site infringes on another’s copyright, Baptist Studios may delete it, disable or otherwise stop displaying it.
Please note that you may be liable for any and all costs, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorney and expert fees if you knowingly or materially misrepresent your copyrights or that of the title holder; and that Baptist Studios may seek to collect indemnification for those damages.
Given our business model, our affiliates, advertisers, partners and third-party syndicated content providers may be adversely affected due to a notice. Accordingly, upon receipt of any such notice, we will try to contact the content owner of the affected site to uphold their right to a “Counter Claim Notice”.
To file a Counter Claim Notice, please contact our designated agent indicated below, in writing, and with a Counter Claim Notice containing the following information, at a minimum: (i) express identification of the content that we may have or have removed from our Site and section or domain it was displayed; (ii) contact information, such as your address and your email address; (iii) a signature and identification of the title holder and/or the person authorized to act; and (iv) a statement indicating that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the information provided in the Counter Claim Notice is true and accurate.
All Notices and Counter Claim Notices should be sent to the following address: email@example.com.
If you have any questions or queries about us, the Site, our Terms and Conditions of Use or this Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date of last effective update is May 7, 2018.