Buyer Protected - Rights Managed Images Climber in severe blizzard attempting to follow Shackleton's route across South Georgia in survival mode on the Trident  © Colin Monteath

All images displayed on the Hedgehog House website are Buyer Protected - Rights Managed. Each image purchased will be licensed for a specific use, determined by your requirements. The price is therefore based on that useage and the following factors are taken into account ... how and where it is used, duration of  useage and the geographic distribution of its exposure.

 Each Buyer Protected - Rights Managed image potentially has a history of previous sales that can be discussed in advance of making a purchase. The license for a  Buyer Protected - Rights Managed  image gives a client the guarantee that the current and future sale of that image will be controlled by Hedgehog House. Future sales will not contravene the rights originally purchased. Exclusive rights to an image may be purchased to eliminate the image's simultaneous use by a competitor. A discounted multi-license fee can be purchased for an image so that it may be used in a multi-faceted campaign  eg trade show banner, newspaper adverts and web site. 

Hedgehog House New Zealand does not sell "Royalty Free" imagery as it has absoluetly no "buyer protection" and Hedgehog House would lose all control of an images on-going useage.


The copyright of all Hedgehog House New Zealand imagery remains with the individual photographer.


On behalf of photographers represented by Hedgehog House New Zealand  licenses are granted to clients to reproduce an image for a specific purpose within the territory and time period specified.

The image specified on the license may only be used for the client's creative work (previously agreed upon) and may not be sub-licensed to a third party without prior written agreement. A license only becomes valid after full payment of the invoice.

License Fees

License (Reproduction) fees  are to be agreed upon prior to an image being reproduced in any form apart from a mock-up using Hedgehog House's web site low-resolution 'comp' images. Only after license fees are agreed upon will high-resolution digital files be released for use. 

License Period

An image may not be used after the license expiry date. Licenses may be renewed or extended after consultation with Hedgehog House.

Storage of high-resolution files

Clients shall not store Hedgehog House imagery in any form of electronic medium, except for the purpose of the license, The high resolution file shall be removed from storage at the expiry of the license.

Downloading Image files

When your order has been confirmed, high-resolution image files will be made available for you to download from the Hedgehog House  image server for a period of 7 days. Alternatively, images can be delivered by email or by post/courier on a CD or DVD.


For first-time clients payment of the license fee MUST be received by Hedgehog House prior to delivery of high-resolution files. 

Transfer funds by - Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard only).

 - Direct payment/transfer of funds to the Hedgehog House New Zealand bank account
 - Cheque

 Regular Hedgehog House clients are obliged to make payment on the 20th of the month following month of invoice.

Prohibited Usage

Images may not be reproduced in any of the following ways:

- Ways which are derogatory, misleading or defamatory
- Ways which infringe the rights of people or property featured in the image.
- Ways which are considered sensitive (without the prior written approval of Hedgehog House).

If images are used in any of the above ways, Hedgehog House shall not be held responsible for any damages that may arise to the client.

Privacy/Property Rights and Releases

Unless otherwise stated beneath each image on the Hedgehog House web site, images featuring people and/or property are NOT MODEL OR PROPERTY RELEASED.  

Hedgehog House shall not be held responsible for individual rights which have been infringed by the use of an image by a client where Hedgehog House has made no representation as to the availability of a valid model or property release for that image.


Except as specifically stated in our Terms and Conditions of Use or as otherwise required by law, neither Hedgehog House nor its directors, employees and photographers will be liable for damages of any kind (including but without limitation to, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental, or punitive damages) arising out of a client's use of or a client's inability to use images licensed from Hedgehog House. 

Hedgehog House makes reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the imagery and data on its web site, but we make no representations or warranties as to the content's accuracy, correctness or reliability. While Hedgehog House takes reasonable care to correctly identify, caption and orientate its images, it does not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred by the client or any third party caused by any errors.


Any dispute arising from this contract shall be settled by the Courts of New Zealand in Christchurch, New Zealand.

If you have any questions regarding these terms and conditions please do not hesitate to contact us.