I have some questions.

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.

Submission Process

How do I submit my photos or videos to the platform?

If you head to our contributor portal, there is a helpful mesage to take you step by step to upload your work! Get in touch if you're really stuck.

Are there specific requirements for file formats, sizes, or resolutions? Is there a review process, and how long does it typically take?

We only accept high-resolution images with a minimum resolution of 4K. For videos, we exclusively consider 4K content. Additionally, we prefer videos with a light-grade touch to enhance visual quality. Video Length: Our platform values concise and impactful storytelling. Therefore, we accept videos that are a minimum of 5 seconds and a maximum of 1 minute in length. Review Process: Every submission goes through a meticulous review process to ensure the highest quality and adherence to our standards. The duration of the review process may vary, but we strive to provide timely feedback. We appreciate your patience and commitment to maintaining the excellence of our curated collection. If you're assets are not accepted please do not take this personally, it may be that it was just not a good fit for our portfolio at this moment. We would love for you to re submit and try again with other work! We are so grateful that you've taken the time to do so!

Content Guidelines

Preferred and Prohibited Themes: We exclusively accept images and videos featuring the Isle of Wight. While we celebrate the diversity of the island, we do not accept adult content, anything with a political affiliation, or content depicting violence. Additionally, we refrain from featuring religious videos or photos on our platform. Model and Property Releases: To ensure a smooth submission process, we require both model releases and property releases for all content featuring recognizable individuals or private property. This helps us maintain transparency and adhere to legal and ethical standards. Content Types: Contributors are welcome to submit both photos and videos showcasing the beauty and uniqueness of the Isle of Wight. We encourage diversity in perspectives and creative approaches to bring the island's essence to life. Thank you for adhering to these guidelines and for being part of our mission to capture the essence of the Isle of Wight through exceptional visual storytelling!

Listen, I haven't got the time to upload all my assets, what's my options?

We are really glad you asked. If you've not got the time to upload all your assets we have a solution for you. Typically we will give our contributors 30% of every sale as commission. If however you are looking to get on our site, but don't have the time, we will list your assets for 20% commission and give the additional 10% to one of our collaborators. When you then see the success of uploading to the site and think "Snap, I should have just done this myself" don't worry we do then offer a buy back fee for you to consider to regain the 30% commission. This is a really exciting feature we are proud of as no other stock site will offer such an easy way for you to get your portfolio online and selling.

I've shot some footage on the National Trust land, can I submit that?

This is a difficult topic to cover. We are currently in talks with the National Trust to allow our contributors to be able to shoot on their land and upload to this site. However sadly these talks are still in progress. For more information on the do's and Don'ts please head to the National Trust website. For the time being, we do not offer legal advice but the following statements are facts under UK law. You can shoot on public land, such as roads and council owned land. As creatives we have the Freedom of panorama, Article 62 . Which enables us to shoot wherever as long as we are on public land. with the exception of Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. We suggest you seek your own legal advice if you wish to, however many of our contributors have found success by shooting from the shoreline (Owned by His majesty the King), the Sea, or from public land. We are keeping an open dialogue with the National trust, and sincerely hope they mark some amendments for the local creatives on the Island. We'd love to partner with the National trust to change the face of marketing the Island forever.

Licensing Terms

Types of Licenses and Usage Rights: We offer general commercial licenses for Europe and the US. If you're outside of these jurisdictions, please reach out to us to discuss licensing options. The licenses provided grant buyers the right to use the content for commercial purposes within the specified guidelines. Reselling Licenses: We do not offer resell licenses on the site. If a customer expresses interest in redistributing your work as a paid product, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity. Your preferences and terms will be negotiated on your behalf to ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Usage Outside of the Platform: You are free to use and sell your content outside of our platform without any restrictions. We don't require exclusivity, and contributors have the flexibility to showcase their work elsewhere. We appreciate your understanding and collaboration in ensuring that our platform remains a space that respects the rights and preferences of our valued contributors. If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our team!

Payment and Payouts:

Payment Process: Contributors can expect payments to be processed on the first of each month. Payment Method: Earnings will be transferred via PayPal, offering a secure and convenient method for receiving payments. Minimum Payout Threshold: To ensure efficiency, there is a minimum payout threshold set at £25. Once a contributor's earnings reach or exceed this amount, they will receive their payment in the next payment cycle. We appreciate your dedication and contributions, and we aim to make the payment process as seamless as possible for our valued contributors. If you have any further questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team!

Promotion and Visibility:

We actively promote and showcase contributors' work through our social media channels. Your creations will be featured within the IOW Stock brand, ensuring a consistent and professional presentation. Featured Contributor Opportunities: While we don't have a formal system for featured contributor spots, we often send requests for collaborative posts and other opportunities to showcase your work. We are committed to championing our contributors and highlighting the talent within our community. Independent Promotion: Contributors are more than welcome to independently promote their work. We appreciate your creativity and dedication, and we look forward to continuing to amplify the visibility of your remarkable contributions. If you have specific ideas or requests, feel free to reach out to our team!

Community and Support:

Community and Networking: Yes, we are excited to foster a vibrant community for contributors! We will have a dedicated Facebook group where you can connect, share experiences, and engage with fellow members. Additionally, we plan to organize meet-ups and networking events to enhance collaboration and community building. Support Channels: If you encounter any issues or have specific questions, we encourage you to utilize the resources available. For general inquiries or support, you can reach out to us via email at info@isleofwightstock.com. Our team is here to assist you promptly and efficiently.

Optimizing Success on the Platform:

To help contributors maximize their success on the platform, we will provide valuable resources and tips within the Facebook group. Whether you have questions about the submission process, licensing, or any other aspect, the community and our support team are here to provide guidance. We look forward to creating a thriving community where contributors can connect, learn, and succeed together. Feel free to join the Facebook group and reach out whenever you need assistance or have questions!

Removing Your Assets:

If contributors wish to remove their assets from the platform, we completely understand. We kindly request a 12-week notice to facilitate a smooth transition. Please note that while we cannot retract previous purchases made by customers, we respect your decision, and we'd be sad to see you go. Your contributions have been valued, and we appreciate the creativity you've brought to our platform. If you have any specific concerns or reasons for removal, feel free to reach out, and we'll do our best to address them.

Analytics and Performance:

You can easily track the performance of your submissions, including views, downloads, and sales, through the Contributor Dashboard. All the analytics and insights you're looking for can be conveniently accessed there. The platform updates these performance metrics regularly, providing you with up-to-date information to help you understand your audience and the impact of your work. If you have any specific questions about the analytics or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy exploring!

Affiliate Sales:

We're thrilled that you're interested in selling on IOW Stock's behalf. Our affiliate program is designed to be rewarding and generous. You'll earn a 20% commission for every sale you bring in, and this includes subscriptions. If you refer a customer who subscribes, you'll receive a commission from their subscription every month. Additionally, if you achieve a sales volume of over £1000 in one month, your commission rate will be elevated to 30% for all sales. We believe in recognizing and rewarding your efforts, and we look forward to a successful partnership! If you have any questions or need further details, feel free to reach out. Happy selling!

Selling and Earning Commission on Your Own Work:

Yes, you heard it right! We offer the fantastic opportunity for contributors to not only sell their work but also earn a commission on those sales – it's not too good to be true! We are committed to being your true partner and ensuring that you are fairly compensated for your creative efforts. But that's not all! We're here to support you in every aspect of your journey. From providing helpful resources to assisting with paid ads if you're interested, we want to help you maximize your success. If you'd like, we can offer brand guidelines to enhance the presentation of your work. Additionally, our support extends beyond the platform – if you have any specific needs or requests, feel free to reach out, and we'll explore how we can assist you further. We believe in the power of collaboration, and we're excited to provide you with the tools and support you need to thrive as a contributor. Welcome aboard, and let's make great things happen together! 🌟🎨

License Terms and Conditions:

    • The specific terms of the license agreement for your content can be found in our comprehensive Terms and Conditions page, which you can review before and during the submission process. Contributors will encounter a tick box to acknowledge and agree to these terms before uploading content to the platform.

      Regarding updates or modifications to the terms and conditions, please note that, as a platform, we reserve the right to make changes if necessary. However, rest assured that contributors will be promptly notified of any changes that may occur. Transparency and communication with our valued contributors are priorities for us. If you have any specific concerns or questions about the terms and conditions, feel free to reach out, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

Editing and Replacing Content:

Contributors have the flexibility to make changes to their submissions directly through their dashboard. However, if you wish to replace the actual asset, please reach out to us directly. The process for updating the asset itself is handled on a case-by-case basis. We're here to assist you with any modifications or updates you may need, so don't hesitate to get in touch, and we'll ensure a smooth process for you.

Legal Protections and Copyright:

As a contributor, you retain the copyright and intellectual property rights to your content. By uploading your work to our platform, you grant us a license to distribute and sell your content, but you still maintain ownership of the intellectual property. Copyright Infringement Handling: In the event of potential copyright infringement, we take this matter seriously. Our platform is committed to promptly investigating and addressing any reported cases of infringement. If you believe that your work has been used without authorization, please contact us immediately with the relevant details, and we will take appropriate action to resolve the situation. We understand the importance of protecting the rights of our contributors and maintaining a respectful and legal environment on our platform. If you have further questions or concerns about legal aspects, please feel free to reach out, and we'll provide the necessary support and guidance.

Customer Interaction and Feedback:

While direct interaction between contributors and customers who purchase their work is not currently supported on the platform, we understand the value of communication. If a customer expresses interest in connecting with the contributor, and permission is granted, we will facilitate the exchange of details. Customers have the autonomy to leave feedback and reviews on each asset they purchase. We encourage contributors to provide high-quality work and engage with the community to build a positive rapport with customers. If you have any specific inquiries or if there's anything else you'd like to discuss, feel free to reach out, and we'll be happy to assist you!

Upcoming Features or Updates:

Yes, we are committed to continual improvement of the platform to provide the best experience for contributors. While we have plans for ongoing enhancements, such as the potential launch of an app and other exciting features, contributors will always be a top priority in our development efforts.

Communication of Changes:

We believe in transparent communication. Any significant changes or improvements that might impact contributors will be communicated clearly. Your feedback is valuable, and we want to ensure that contributors are informed and comfortable with the platform's evolution. If at any point a change doesn't align with your preferences, you are welcome to revoke your assets. We highly value your contributions and aim to create a platform that aligns with the needs and preferences of our contributors. If you have specific ideas or feedback, we encourage you to share them with us. We appreciate your partnership and look forward to building a platform that benefits everyone involved!

Tax and Payment Information:

Contributors are responsible for handling their own tax considerations related to their earnings on the platform. We do not have any direct responsibility over contributors' income tax. Earnings information will be readily available on your dashboard, providing a transparent view of your financial activity on the platform. If there are any changes to your payment information, such as updating bank details or preferred payment methods, you can conveniently make those updates directly through your dashboard. We appreciate your understanding and diligence in managing your financial matters, and we're here to support you with any platform-related inquiries or assistance you may need. If you have additional questions or specific concerns, feel free to reach out, and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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