Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions were put together to help users better understand how their use of the StockSnap website will be governed.

The StockSnap website is owned and operated by Nosco Media Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "StockSnap").

Your use and access of this website indicates you accept these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree, do not use the website. You agree not to use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider" or other automatic program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access or copy or monitor any portion of the website.

1. Ownership and Property Rights

Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, no part of the website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including "mirroring") to any other computer, server, web site or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without StockSnap’s express prior written consent.

All photographs on the StockSnap website are released under Creative Commons CC0 which means you can copy, modify, distribute and publish the work, all without asking permission. Full licensing terms can be found here. Please note that commercial use of photographs on the StockSnap website may require you to obtain a model or property release regarding the use of any personally identifiable information that may be visible in a photograph or any proprietary designs or works of art or architecture that may also be visible.

Although rigorous standards are upheld to ensure that all photographs uploaded to StockSnap adhere to the Creative Commons CC0 licensing terms, usage of pictures published on the StockSnap website are provided on an "as-is, where-is" basis without any representations or warranties whatsoever as per Section 5 of these Terms & Conditions. Users who submit photographs to StockSnap agree to the following terms:

  1. All photographs submitted to StockSnap will be released under Creative Commons CC0. This means you are agreeing to release the photograph/work to the public domain by waiving all of your rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by the law.

  2. You certify that you are the exclusive owner of the photographs or that you have full rights to submit the photographs to StockSnap.

  3. You certify that your photographs do not violate any copyrights, trademarks or any other applicable law.

  4. Due to the nature of the CC0 license, you revoke the right to remove your photographs from the StockSnap website after they’ve been submitted.

2. User Information

In the course of your use of the website, you may be asked for personally identifiable information. We uphold rigorous standards to uphold the integrity of this information as outlined in our Privacy Policy. You are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of your user information. You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and for any and all activity that occurs under your account as a result of your failing to keep this information secure and confidential. You agree to notify StockSnap immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or password.

3. Third Party websites

In the course of your use of the website, you may be re-directed to third party websites. We have no responsibility for the content or information provided by or through third party websites even if they are affiliates of ours.

Linking to third party websites does not imply our endorsement of that web website. We disclaim any liability for links to another website.

4. Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL STOCKSNAP, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ANY OFFICER, DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE, SUBCONTRACTOR, AGENT, SUCCESSOR, OR ASSIGN OF SNAPPA BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE, ACT OF GOD, ACCIDENT, DELAY, OR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISE OUT OF OR ARE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE OR WITH ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF STOCKSNAP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. If, notwithstanding the foregoing, StockSnap is found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the website, StockSnap’s sole liability to you shall in no event exceed the greater of (a) the total amount of any subscription fees with respect to any service or feature of or on the website paid in the six (6) months prior to the date of the initial claim made against StockSnap, or (b) or One Hundred Canadian Dollars ($100.00 CAD).

5. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless StockSnap and its subsidiaries, affiliates or any related companies, licensors and suppliers, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, and contractors, from all damages, injuries, liabilities, costs, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, legal and accounting fees) arising from or in any way related to (i) your use or misuse of the website (including your use or misuse of any third party content); (ii) your breach or other violation of these Terms & Conditions including any representations, warranties and covenants herein; (iii) your violation of the rights of any other person or entity, including, but not limited to claims that any user content infringes or violates any third party intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights.

6. Exclusion of Warranties

The StockSnap website, StockSnap content, or any other product, service or information provided by StockSnap, user content, third-party content, and any other software, services or applications made available in conjunction with or through the website, are provided on an "as is", "as available", "with all faults" basis without representations or warranties of any kind, either express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, in terms of correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. For greater certainty, StockSnap does not warrant that model or property releases have been obtained for photographs published on the StockSnap website.

To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, StockSnap hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, or arising from a course of dealing, with respect to the products or services provided by StockSnap.

7. Notices

StockSnap may provide you with notices by e-mail. You can opt-out of our newsletter at any time.

8. Governing Law

This agreement, and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to these Terms & Conditions or its formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and any federal laws of Canada applicable therein.

9. Modification of the Terms

StockSnap reserves the right to update or modify the Terms & Conditions at any time without prior notice, and such changes will be effective immediately upon being posted on the website. These Terms & Conditions will identify the date of last update. In the case of material changes to the Terms & Conditions, StockSnap will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change, such as through sending an email to any address you may have used to register for an account, through a pop-up window on the website, or other similar mechanism.

10. Dispute Resolution

In the event of any controversy or dispute between StockSnap and you arising out of or in connection with your use of the StockSnap website or services, the parties shall attempt, promptly and in good faith, to resolve any such dispute. If we are unable to resolve any such dispute within a reasonable time (not to exceed thirty (30) days), then either party may submit such controversy or dispute to binding arbitration. Such arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator. The arbitrator will be appointed by agreement between the parties or, in default of agreement, such arbitrator will be appointed by an Ontario Judge of The Superior Court of Justice upon application of any of the said parties. A Judge of The Superior Court of Ontario shall be entitled to act as such arbitrator, if he or she so desires. The arbitration shall be held in the City of Ottawa, Ontario. The procedure to be followed will be agreed by the parties or, in default of agreement, determined by the arbitrator. The arbitration will proceed in accordance with the provisions of Arbitration Act, 1991 (Ontario). The arbitrator will have the power to proceed with the arbitration and to deliver the award notwithstanding the default by any party in respect of any procedural order made by the arbitrator. The decision arrived at by the arbitrator shall be final and binding and no appeal shall lie therefrom. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Nothing in this section will prevent either party from seeking injunctive relief from a court of competent jurisdiction.

11. Miscellaneous

If any of the provisions of these Terms & Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms & Conditions so that these Terms & Conditions shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and StockSnap with regard to your use of the StockSnap website, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and StockSnap with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled.

These terms were last updated on February 17, 2017