Personal Use? Commercial Use? I’m Confused

The images can be downloaded for personal use at no cost*.

This means that you are free to:

- Share: Copy, Distribute and Transmit the image

- Remix: Create Derivative works of the image

Under these conditions:

- Attribution: Attribution to Gary Radler and Gary Radler Photography must be made along with the image.

- Link to

- Non-Commercial: The image must not be used for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

For clarity on what defines non-commercial use, please see the Sample Accepted Uses below.


- Blog post about the value of promoting engagement

- Online article discussing the gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians

- A student's school project about the rights of people with a disability

- An individual using an image as a desktop background for their computer monitor

(Click here for the full license details when downloading for personal use)

The images need to be purchased for NON-PERSONAL USE

Basically, the criterion for making the distinction between non-personal and personal is that when an organisation wants to license a photo it is non-personal. Another way of looking at it is, if it is not for the use of an individual (e.g. to use as wallpaper on their computer, or to make a print for their wall) then it is non-personal.

Please note that an "organisation" includes not-for-profit bodies, non-government organisations, voluntary groups, charities, as well as all commercial organisations.


- A marketing campaign for a commercial entity

- A fund-raising campaign for a not-for profit entity

- For use in e-learning resources for internal or external training of staff

- An information page for a Government Instrumentality

- A background image for a website about a Disability Consulting Business

- A background image for a brochure about an Indigenous Training Institute

Individuals appearing in all of the stock images available for purchase have signed a model release that is identical to that required by Getty Images and iStockphoto.

For the models with an intellectual disability, efforts were made to gain informed consent

*Thanks to Trey Ratcliff of Stuck in Customs for providing a template on his site for the licensing policy and wording appearing on this page

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