License Agreement and Terms of Use
This license agreement (“Agreement”) governs the terms by which a licensee (Licensee) obtains the right to use the video footage (“Stock Footage”) that they obtain from Clever Arts Ltd (“CA”).
BY OBTAINING ANY STOCK FOOTAGE FROM CA, LICENSEE REPRESENT THAT (1) LICENSEE HAS READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, (2) LICENSEE IS OF LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH CA, AND (3) LICENSEE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT PERSONALLY OR ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY LICENSEE HAS NAMED AS THE CUSTOMER, AND TO BIND THAT COMPANY TO THESE TERMS. THE TERM “LICENSEE” REFERS TO THE INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY, AS APPLICABLE, IDENTIFIED AS THE CUSTOMER WHEN STOCK FOOTAGE IS LICENSED. IF LICENSEE DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, LICENSEE MAY NOT USE ANY STOCK FOOTAGE FROM CA.
1. License: CA hereby grants to Licensee or its affiliates and its representatives, agents and assigns, under CA’s intellectual property rights in the Stock Footage: a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, non-transferable right to host, copy, cache, reproduce, modify, revise, reformate, use, display and create derivative works from, the Stock Footage for any purpose.
2. Limitations: The Stock Footage may not be sold as stand alone clips, or be included in any other media/stock library, or collection for distribution or resale. The Stock Footage may not be used, in part or in whole, as a trademark or service mark, nor may Licensee claim any proprietary rights of any sort in the Stock Footage, or any part thereof. If Licensee provides Stock Footage or Derivative Works to a client as part of Licensee’s work product, the client may not reuse the Stock Footage or Derivative Works for any purposes other than a review of Licensee’s work product without purchasing a separate license.
3. Fees and Payments: In exchange for Licensee’s usage of CA’s Stock Footage as provided hereunder, Licensee must pay to CA the licensing fee. This license applies to all files Licensee obtains from CA Licensee agrees to pay and be responsible for any and all sales taxes, use taxes, value added taxes and duties imposed by any jurisdiction as a result of the license granted to Licensee, or of Licensee’s use of the Stock Footages, pursuant to this Agreement.
4. License Fee. In consideration of the perpetual license granted herein, Licensee agrees to pay CA the license fee (the “License Fee”). There shall be no other consideration due or owing CA pursuant to this Agreement. Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, CA shall be entitled to no royalty payments based on Licensee’s use, distribution or sale of the Stock Footage. All fees and amounts quoted in this Agreement are in U.S. dollars unless stated otherwise.
5. Copyright: CA, its licensors and contributors retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Stock Footage not expressly granted by the License Grant above. Such rights are protected by the Bulgaria and International Copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Licensee may be held legally responsible for any copyright infringement that is caused or encouraged by Licensee’s failure to abide by the terms of this Agreement.
6. Representations and Warranties of CA: CA hereby represents and warrants to Licensee that (i) CA has the power and authority to enter into and perform the obligations according to the terms of this Agreement and to grant all rights contemplated by this Agreement; (ii) CA has no restrictions that would impair its ability to perform its obligations under the Agreement and has not and will not enter into any agreement that is inconsistent with its obligations hereunder;. (iv) Stock Footage shall not violate the intellectual property rights, proprietary or privacy rights of any person or entity; (iii) the execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement by it does not violate, conflict with or constitute a default under any agreement or instrument (including its corporate charter or other organizational document) to which it is a party or by which it is bound, or any applicable law, regulation or order of any court or other tribunal, except where such violation, conflict or default would not materially impair such Party’s performance of its obligations or the other Party’s enjoyment of its rights hereunder; and (iv) CA shall perform in accordance with the applicable written documentation provided to Licensee.
7. Representations and Warranties of Licensee: Licensee hereby represents and warrants to CA that (i) Licensee has the full right and power to enter into and perform the obligations according to the terms of this Agreement; (ii) Licensee currently has no restrictions that would impair its ability to perform its obligations under the agreement.
8. Indemnity and Release. Licensee will indemnify and hold CA, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, partners and employees (collectively, the “CA Parties”), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, arising out of Licensee’s use of Stock Footage. Licensee hereby release the CA Parties and their successors from claims, demands, any and all losses, damages, rights, and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death, and property damage that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from any Stock Footage or use thereof. If Licensee is a California resident, Licensee waives California Civil Code 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not now or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL ANY CA PARTY BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM THE STOCK FOOTAGE, WHETHER OR NOT CA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CA BE LIABLE TO LICENSEE IN THE AGGREGATE FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT RECEIVED BY CA AS A RESULT OF LICENSEE’S USE OF THE STOCK FOOTAGE DURING WHICH LICENSEE FIRST ASSERTS A CLAIM. IF LICENSEE HAS NOT PAID CA ANY AMOUNTS DURING WHICH LICENSEE FIRST ASSERTS ANY SUCH CLAIM, CA’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO TEN DOLLARS ($10.00). FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, CA’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO SUCH AMOUNTS IN THE AGGREGATE FOR BOTH THIS AGREEMENT AND THE TERMS OF USE. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO LICENSEE, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO LICENSEE, AND LICENSEE MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN CA AND LICENSEE.
10. Indemnification; Limitation of Liabilities.
10.1 The parties agree to indemnify, defend, and hold each other harmless from any and all actions, causes of action, claims, demands, costs, liabilities, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and damages arising out of or in connection with any claim made by a third party (including without limitation claims concerning patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, any other marks, rights of publicity, and privacy) that, if true, would be a breach by either party of any representation, warranty, or obligation to be performed by such party hereunder.
10.2 If any action shall be brought by a third party against either party (the “Claimant”) in respect to any allegation for which indemnity may be sought from the other party (the “Indemnifying party”) pursuant to the provisions of this Section, Claimant shall promptly notify Indemnifying party in writing, specifying the nature of the action and the total monetary amount sought or other such relief as is sought therein.  Claimant will not settle or otherwise compromise (whether by agreement, mediation or arbitration) any claim without the written consent of Indemnifying party.  Claimant will cooperate with Indemnifying party at Indemnifying party’s expense in all reasonable respects in connection with the defense of any such action.
10.3 Indemnifying party may upon written notice to Claimant undertake to conduct all proceedings or negotiations in connection therewith, assume the defense thereof, and if it so undertakes, it will also undertake all other required steps or proceedings to settle or defend any such action, including the employment of counsel that will be satisfactory to Claimant, and payment of all expenses.  Claimant will have the right to employ separate counsel and participate in the defense at Claimant’s sole expense. Indemnifying party will reimburse Claimant upon demand for any payments made or loss suffered by it at any time after the date of tender, based upon the judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction or pursuant to a bona fide compromise or settlement of claims, demands, or actions, in respect to any damages to which the foregoing relates.
11. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution. The validity, performance, and all matters relating to the effect of this Agreement and any amendment hereto shall be governed by the laws of Bulgaria., without regard to its conflict of law rules, and both Parties shall submit to the venue and jurisdiction of courts within Bulgaria. All disputes, controversies or disagreements which may arise between the parties, in relation to or in connection with this Agreement, or for the breach hereof shall be finally settled amicably. In the event that an amicable settlement cannot be reached through such negotiation within thirty (30) days from the beginning of such negotiation, such disputes shall be finally settled by arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of International Chamber of Commerce by three (3) arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said rules. The arbitration shall proceed in the English language in Bulgaria. The arbitration award shall be final and binding upon both parties. The arbitration shall not have the power to render an award of punitive damages. Should litigation arise concerning this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be entitled to all reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs in addition to any other relief which may be awarded by the abovementioned court.
12. Binding Effect. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Parties, their successors, administrators, heirs, affiliates and assigns.
13. No Waiver. No failure or delay on the part of either Party in the exercise of any right or privilege hereunder, including the right to cancel, shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of such right or privilege preclude other or further exercise thereof or of any other right or privilege.
14. Independent Contractors. The Parties shall perform activities under this Agreement only as independent contractors and nothing contained herein shall be construed to be inconsistent with this relationship or status. Under no circumstances shall any personnel of either Party be considered to be an employee or agent of the other Party. Nothing in this Agreement shall be interpreted as granting either Party the right or authority to make commitments of any kind for the other, implied or otherwise, without prior review and written agreement. This Agreement shall not constitute, create, or in any way be interpreted as a joint venture, partnership or formal business organization of any kind.
15. Severability. In the event any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid under applicable law: (i) such unenforceability or invalidity shall not affect any other provision of this Agreement; (ii) this Agreement shall be construed as if said unenforceable or invalid provision had not been contained herein; and (iii) the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to replace the unenforceable or invalid provision by such as has the effect nearest to that of the provision being replaced.
16. Returns / Refunds. Our products are digital files, delivered electronically at the time of purchase or within a reasonable amount of time (usually within 24 hours). No refund(s) or exchange(s) are allowed. If something goes wrong with your order, we will make every reasonable effort to fix any problem(s) or issue(s).