How do I transfer my account to another person?

If you transfer your account to another person, you are not only transferring access to the account, but also the copyright to any work in your portfolio.
In order to change ownership of a contributor account, please contact us with the full name of the new owner and the reason for the ownership change.

If there is approved content in your portfolio, the new account holder will be required to assume all of your obligations and your various agreements with Shutterstock, and you will have to execute an Assignment and Assumption Agreement (transfer of copyright agreement), which we will provide at that time.

All requests are reviewed and processed on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the new account holder will be required to complete a new tax form W-9 or W-8, depending on the country of residence. Please note that payments will not be issued to accounts that do not have an approved tax form on file.

Please contact our Contributor Care team and we will guide you through the process.
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