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Can I use Images for sensitive subjects?

All Images:
Shutterstock images may not be used together with pornographic, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful or immoral content. Using images may also not be used in a way that infringes upon any third party's trademark or intellectual property.

Images With Recognizable People:
There are additional restrictions if the image depicts a person who is recognizable:

  • tobacco promotions

  • ads for adult entertainment or similar clubs and escort or dating services

  • political ads

  • implying that a model is sick or took medication

  • defamatory, unlawful, offensive or immoral content--for example implying that a model is a criminal or suffers from a physical or mental infirmity.

However, you may use images that do not depict a recognizable person.

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