Terms of Service

Before using any of the Stunning services, you are required to read, understand and agree to the terms below. You may only create an account after reading and accepting these terms. The short version below provides a quick and easy to understand explanation of the terms of use and is not legally binding.


The Short Version

  • By using Stunning you agree to all the terms below.
  • We have created a photo sharing community and provide services to models, photographers, and fitness fans. We will develop more features and services in the future. There may be times where things go wrong and the service we offer may be interrupted. While this is not likely, it's possible.
  • To fully use the services we offer, you will need to create your own account without violating any other person's rights.
  • You cannot use the services we offer to harass people, send spam, or do other nefarious things. You must be reasonable and responsible, and treat others with respect.
  • Any photos you upload will preserve whatever copyright they had before uploading to this site. We will protect the copyright and will not sell or use your photos outside of this site without your permission. If there are any issues with copyright, please send an email with all the details to hello@stunning.io.
  • If you use more than your fair share of the services we offer, we may limit your account.
  • If you are selling photo prints or downloads of your photos for profit, you give us permission to print photos and deliver downloads.
  • If other users post links to external sites, we are not responsible for those links.
  • We are not liable if something goes wrong with your account or your photos. Although we do keep a backup of everything, we do not guarentee we'll be able to restore your data if things go really wrong.
  • Please respect our trademarks and brands, and we will respect yours.
  • We may stop providing our services at any time. You can stop using your account or close it at any time as well.
  • If these terms of use change, we do not necessarily have to notify you. You can always check back here to get an update on our terms.
  • If something bad happens to you on this site, we are not responsible.


Acceptance Of Terms

The pages available at Stunning and all linked pages ("Site") are accessed by you under the terms described below.

Please read these terms carefully before using the services. By accessing the site, viewing any content or using any services available on the site, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms. Together with our Privacy policy, these terms governs our relationship with you while you are accessing the site. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the site.


Description Of Service

Stunning is an online community which enables models and photographers post photographs, share comments, promote their work, participate in contests and promotions, and access and/or purchase services from time to time made available on the site ("Services"). Services include, but are not limited to, any service and/or content Stunning makes available to or performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services. Content ("Content") includes, but is not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, and software.

Your access to and use of the Site may be interrupted from time to time as a result of equipment malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside the control of Stunning. Stunning reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site and/or any Service and/or remove any Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Stunning may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and the Services without notice or liability. The Site should not be used or relied upon for storage of your photographs and images and you are directed to retain your own copies of all Content posted on the Site.


Registration

As a condition to using Services, you are required to open an account with Stunning and select a password and username, as well as provide other registration information. The registration information you provide must be accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so will be a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account.

You may not use as an email address, name, or username of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities resulting from the use of your password and conducted through your account.

Services are available only to individuals who are either at least 18 years old, or at least 14 years old and are authorized to access the Site by a parent or legal guardian. If you have authorized a minor to use the Site, you are responsible for the online conduct of such minor, and the consequences of any misuse of the Site by the minor. Parents and legal guardians are warned that the Site may display photographs and images containing nudity that may be offensive to some.

The Services are for use by individuals who are models, photographers, or fitness fans. Accounts may not be opened by galleries, agents and other market intermediaries and entities who represent models or photographers. If you do not qualify for registration you are not permitted to open an account or use the Services.


User Conduct

All Content posted or otherwise submitted to the Site is the sole responsibility of the account holder from which such Content originates and you acknowledge and agree that you, and not Stunning are entirely responsible for all Content that you post, or otherwise submit to the Site. Stunning does not control user submitted Content and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of it. You understand that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive.

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Stunning. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  • To abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate any person;
  • To post, or cause to be posted, any Content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, offensive, profane, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person;
  • For any purpose that is not permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where you use the Services;
  • To post, or cause to be posted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any other user;
  • To create or transmit unwanted 'spam' to any person or any external website;
  • To create multiple accounts for the purpose of voting for photographs or following other users;
  • To post copyrighted Content which doesn't belong to you, unless you have the express consent from the copyright holder;
  • You agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
  • To artificially inflate or alter photo love counts, comments, follower counts, or any other Service or for the purpose of giving or receiving money or other compensation in exchange for votes, or for participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Services;
  • To advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services, or to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent;
  • To promote or sell Content of another person;
  • To sell or otherwise transfer your profile.

To report a suspected abuse of the Site or a breach of the Terms (other than relating to copyright infringement which is addressed under "COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS" below) please send written notice to Stunning at email: hello@stunning.io.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. Stunning reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.


Content Submitted Or Made Available For Inclusion On The Service

Please read this section carefully before posting, uploading, or otherwise submitting any Content to the site. By submitting content to the site you are granting Stunning a worldwide, non exclusive license to use the content and are representing and warranting to Stunning that the content is fully owned or duly licensed by you, and that Stunning is free to publish, distribute and use the content as hereinafter provided for without obtaining permission or license from any third party.

In consideration of Stunning's agreement to allow you to post Content to the Site and Stunning's agreement to publish such Content and for other valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby expressly and irrevocably acknowledged, you agree with Stunning as follows:

  • You acknowledge that:
    • By uploading your photographic works to Stunning, you will retain full rights to those works that you had prior to uploading.
    • By posting Content to the Site you hereby grant to Stunning a non exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content in connection with the Services. This license will exist for the period during which the Content is posted on the Site and will automatically terminate upon the removal of the Content from the Site;
    • The license granted to Stunning includes the right to use your Content fully or partially for promotional reasons and to distribute and redistribute your Content to other parties, websites, applications, and other entities, provided such Content is attributed to you in accordance with the credits (i.e. your name, profile picture, photo title, descriptions, tags, and other accompanying information) if any and as appropriate, all as submitted to Stunning by you;
    • Stunning uses industry recognized software and measures to restrict the ability of users and visitors to the Site to make high resolution copies of Content posted on the Site. Notwithstanding this, Stunning makes no representation and warranty that Content posted on the Site will not be unlawfully copied without your consent. Stunning does not restrict the ability of users and visitors to the Site to make low resolution or 'thumbnail' copies of Content posted on the Site and you hereby expressly authorize Stunning to permit users and visitors to the Site to make such low resolution copies of your Content;
    • Subject to the terms of the foregoing license, you retain full ownership or other rights in your Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Content.
  • You represent and warrant that:
    • You are the owner of all rights, including all copy rights in and to all Content you submit to the site;
    • You have the full and complete right to enter into this agreement and to grant to Stunning the rights in the Content herein granted, and that no further permissions are required from, nor payments required to be made to any other person in connection with the use by Stunning of the Content as contemplated herein; and
    • The Content does not defame any person and does not infringe upon the copyright, moral rights, publicity rights, privacy rights or any other right of any person, or violate any law or judicial or governmental order.
  • You shall not have any right to terminate the permissions granted herein, nor to seek, obtain, or enforce any injunctive or other equitable relief against Stunning, all of which such rights are hereby expressly and irrevocably waived by you in favour of Stunning.

Copyright Complaints

Stunning respects the intellectual property rights of others. Therefore, it is our policy to respond promptly any claim that Content posted on the Site infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement ("Infringement") of any person. Stunning will use reasonable efforts to investigate notices of alleged Infringement and will take appropriate action under applicable intellectual property law and these Terms where it believes an Infringement has taken place, including removing or disabling access to the Content claimed to be infringing and/or terminating accounts and access to the Site.

To notify Stunning of a possible Infringement you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of "Copyright Infringement" care of hello@stunning.io and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement sufficient to enable Stunning to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing your copyright.

If we remove or disable access to Content in response to a notice of Infringement, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the user who posted the affected Content. If you feel that your Content is not infringing, you may provide Stunning with a counter notice in writing to the attention of "Copyright Infringement Counter Notification" at hello@stunning.io. You must include in your counter notice sufficient information to enable Stunning to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that your Content is not infringing the copyrights of others.

If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes Infringement, we recommended seeking advice of an attorney.


Links

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or online resources. Because Stunning has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Stunning is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Stunning shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.


Release And Indemnity

You hereby expressly and irrevocably release and forever discharge Stunning, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, liability, debts, judgments, claims and demands whatsoever in law or equity which you ever had, now have, or hereafter can, shall or may have, for or by reason of, or arising directly or indirectly out of your use of the Site and the Services.

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Stunning, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from or arising out of (i) a breach of these Terms, (ii) Content posted on the Site, (iii) the use of the Services, by you or any person using your account or Stunning username and password, (iv) the sale or use of your photographs, or (v) any violation of any rights of a third party.


Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall Stunning be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or other Legal theory with respect to the site, the service or any content (i) for any lost profits or Special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, (ii)

To provide substitute goods or services (however arising), or (iii) for any direct damages in Excess of (in the aggregate) $100.


Trademarks

Stunning, the Site, and any other Stunning graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Stunning. Stunning's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Stunning.


Termination

Stunning may terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

It is your responsibility to remove all Content from your account prior to termination. Upon termination of your account Stunning will automatically remove all Content posted to your account.


Change

Stunning reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the terms, Stunning may notify you by posting an announcement on the site. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Stunning's sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using any service or viewing any content following notification of a material change to the terms shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms as modified.


Miscellaneous

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Stunning in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Stunning shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Stunning's reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Stunning may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without consent. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada, as if made within Canada between two residents thereof, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Canadian courts. Both parties agree that the Terms is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein.


Last updated on January 17th, 2014