A release is act as a consent form. There are two types of releases – model and property.
Model Release: When a person’s face or likeness is used for commercial purposes, that person must first give consent. If a person is under 18, their parent or legal guardian must give consent.
Property Release: When an image of someone’s private property is used for commercial purposes, the owner(s) must give consent. If the direct owner is not available, a legal representative must give consent.
Releases are a way of ensuring that people’s basic rights to privacy are not violated.
Anyone wishing to purchase an image license on pixlagoon must agree with the Commercial Licensing Agreement
. This agreement outlines the legal requirements and limitations of the license options available at pixlagoon.
In order to protect both the Photographer who is licensing their photos and the buyers who are purchasing the licensed photos, we require that at minimum, all Photographers must read and accept the Contributor License Agreement
For Photos that have a person or persons that can be recognized within the photo, we must have a Model Release for each recognizable person in your photo. If you cannot obtain a signed Model Release, we can still use the Photo within our Editorial section of pixlagoon Licensing (editorial photos can be sold for use in journalism only, but not commercially). For models under the age of 18, we require that a parent or guardian sign the model release form. You can download the Model Release Form here.