Terms and Conditions

By downloading or using any image(s) (image(s), photograph(s) or digital media); or by or exercising any rights granted by Silver Sage Stock Photography, LLC (Silver Sage), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement in entirety. Silver Sage reserves the right to alter, modify or update these terms of use at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates.

SilverSageStock.com offers One-Time Rights licenses for all posted images. These images are offered ONLY to publishers, US government agencies, businesses (large or small), advertisers, editors, marketing professionals, and similar businesses and institutions. No photography is licensed to private individuals.

Other image licenses such as "Rights Managed", "Royalty Free" or "Exclusive/Full Rights" may be purchased as well and will be quoted based on use requirements. You need to fill out a Quote Request form to be provided a price for a license other than One-Time Rights. Click here for more details.

Types of License (together called Licenses)

1.1 One-time Rights License

A license of one-time rights grants the licensee the right to publish the work one time (use the image for one purpose of publication). This is a non-exclusive right which means Silver Sage may sell one-time rights to several publications at once.

(ex. Magazines, calendars, newsletters, or other singular purpose electronic posting)

1.2 Rights Managed License

A license granted to the customer as Rights Managed and giving permission to the buyer to use the content in a certain way, potentially defined by: territory, period, media, industry, print run and other relevant criteria.

(ex. Used as part of a marketing campaign on multiple pieces of collateral; A publisher wanting the image to be out of circulation for a period of time, etc.)

1.3 Royalty Free License

A license granted by Silver Sage during the period of this contract means that once the content is licensed under a set of guidelines, the licensee or customer is normally free to use it in perpetuity without paying additional royalty charges.

(ex. For purposes of production and/or resale)

1.4 Exclusive Rights License

A license granted by Silver Sage during the period of this contract means selling the complete, exclusive and full rights to the customer to use the image to their full and complete discretion in perpetuity.

(ex. For exclusive ownership)

<To request a license other than One-Time Rights, please visit the

Services and Managed Rights page or scroll to the bottom of this page and

download the Managed Right Image Quote request form>

Permitted Use

You may use the image under the conditions of the license which you purchased. Silver Sage reserves all other rights and you must contact us to obtain a license for additional use.

Prohibited Usage

All of the following are strictly prohibited:

  • * Any image usage that: is connected with any pornographic, obscene or unlawful materials; or defames or subjects any person to ridicule; or violates any person's right of privacy or publicity; or depicts any person or person's property in a negative or unfavorable manner.
  • * Image usage that infringes upon any copyright, service mark, trade name or trademark of any person or entity.
  • * Use of an image beyond the licensed terms without first obtaining an additional license. Such use includes but is not limited to press run overages, electronic reproduction and promotional usage
  • * Creation of derivative works from any part of any image without first obtaining a license from Silver Sage. Derivative works include but are not limited to trademarks, service marks, logos, digital composites and artist renderings.
  • * Archiving, republishing or transmitting our images on any database without first obtaining our prior written consent.
  • * Copying or publishing our Images to a network, bulletin board or web log (blog), or by distributing or allowing distribution or authorized use of our Images.
  • * Sublicensing, distributing, transferring, assigning, selling, renting or leasing any of our Images or rights.
  • * Tampering with or removing any copyright identification information, trademark or watermark, including but not limited to digital file IPTC copyright information.

Any circumstances or conditions not met by this contract are subject to Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended.


Image rights granted are non-transferable, without Silver Sage prior written consent.

General Image Information

Images that include a model and are posted on SilverSageStock.com are companied by a photo release. Silver Sage does not guarantee that images have a Property Release for branded or commercialized objects. All images are identified with keywords and other metadata to the best of our ability, but we give no warranties with respect to the accuracy of the keywords or metadata. You are solely responsible for the accuracy of image captions and determining whether usage of any images requires the consent of any other party or the license of any additional rights. If required for publication, you may contact us to obtain copies of releases and clearances that we may have.

Image Credit

Images used editorially should bear credit as "© Silver Sage Stock Photography, All Rights Reserved, www.SilverSageStock.com".

Payment Terms

Payment for images must be made prior to image transfer. Image transfer policy can be located on the Pricing page.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances whatsoever will Silver Sage be liable to you for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of:

a) the use or inability to use our images or this web site,

b) Silver Sage's breach of this agreement, or

c) for any claim by any other party, even if Silver Sage has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall the liability of Silver Sage exceed the amount that you paid us for image license within the preceding six (6) months.

Any claims must be brought within twelve (12) months of the date that you discovered such claim, or reasonably should have discovered such claim, or shall be waived.


You will indemnify and hold Silver Sage and it?s employees, members, distributors, sub-licensees and its assigns harmless against any prejudice, damage, liability or costs (including reasonable attorney fees) which any of the indemnified parties incur arising from or in respect of any claim that there has been a breach of any representations, terms, obligations and warranties in this contract. This paragraph will remain in force after the termination of this contract.

Legal Fees

If defense of a license becomes necessary, you agree to reimburse Silver Sage for its legal fees, and other associated costs (including payment collection), if Silver Sage is successful enforcing any of its rights under this agreement. This contract shall be governed and interpreted in all respect in accordance with the laws of Washington State. If any dispute shall arise between you and Silver Sage in connection with or relation to this contract the matter shall be resolved by the Courts of Washington State in King County.

Other Terms, Service/License Requests and Contracts below:

Managed Rights Image Quote

Photo Project Request

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