There’s usually about a four page document that covers all the terms and conditions in excruciating detail in minute, legal type, but I don’t want to write it, you don’t want to read it and most anyone that’s going to steal an image isn’t going to care what they say, so here’s the simple version:

You own the rights to use the images you’ve purchased, whether digital or printed. I own the copyright, so I can reuse them for calendars or magazines or billboards or T-shirts or whatever.

Digital Files: You’ve bought them, and can use them for any editorial purpose. This means you can put them on your website, social media (a club’s website, the ACFA website, Facebook, and pretty much anywhere else you’d like), or printed or electronic brochures and other marketing material. You can have it printed on the side of your coffee mug or T-shirt if you’d like.

About the only thing you can’t do is sell the images or use them on products you sell. If, for example, Friskie’s calls you and says they’d like to use a picture on cans of their cat food, you’ll have to have them call me since they’re using the image commercially.

Prints: You’ve bought them. You can display them or store them or give them away. Like digital files, you can use them for any editorial purpose.