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How to Submit Your Photographs

Welcome to Zamstock, a stock photography platform for your captivating imagery of  Zambia.

To embark on this exciting journey and share your artistic vision with the world, follow these straightforward steps and submit your photos:

1. Prepare your photos

Firstly, ensure that your photographs meet our size requirements. For optimal stock image usage, images should be at least 9 megapixels. The minimum accepted size is 2500 pixels for the long edge at 300dpi. Because we apply our watermark to contributors’ images and credit artists for their work, please refrain from using custom watermarks on your submissions. We uphold a zero-tolerance policy for duplicates. Select only the best images from any single setup and refrain from submitting numerous shots of the same subject taken from excessive angles. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting out, strive for excellence in every submission. Be technically sound, meticulous, and selective in choosing your images.

2. Collate your submission

Each photograph should be accompanied by essential information, including:
– The title, including information like the location where the photograph was taken.
– The relevant tags and keywords to enhance visibility in search results.
– A unique number assigned to each photograph for identification purposes.
– The photographer’s name – credit yourself as the talented photographer behind the lens.
– Contact details, including your email address and telephone number, for communication purposes.

6. Submit your package

Use to send your photos along with a separate form for each image containing the necessary information. Send the package to

We look forward to seeing your exceptional work and building a collaborative journey to showcase the beauty of Zambia through your lens. Join our community of talented photographers and let your artistry shine on Zamstock!

Contributor Requirements

As Zamstock was created and continues to be run by contributors just like you, we avoid the restrictions imposed on creatives by conventional agencies. That means that we want contributors to be able to focus on creating unique work and determine their commercial viability themselves. In tune with this, we have strict quality standards as well as systems in place to flag spam and inappropriate media. Along with having more control, each contributor also has more responsibility. Remember that you will be removed from our website for breach of our contributor agreement. 

Here are some guidelines contributors should keep in mind when submitting their work to Zamstock:

Focus. All the relevant work must be in focus at a 100% zoom.

Exposure. Media must not be overly under or over-exposed, meaning not too many washed out pure white areas and not too many pure black areas.

Size. Stock image customers often need to print their projects, so media must be at least 9 megapixels in most cases. This is not a hard rule, however the minimum size for acceptance is 2500 pixels for the long edge at 300dpi.

No Custom Watermarks. We watermark images for contributors and let visitors know which artist created the media they are viewing.

Unique Work. We have a zero tolerance policy towards duplicates and are restrictive when it comes to numerous images that are the same subject taken form excessive angles. If contributors notice duplicates in their collections, they should try to purge them immediately. Contributors should pick only the best images from any single setup and disregard the rest.

Professional Standards. Even if a contributor is just starting out, they must set the bar high for themselves. They must be technically viable, strict and meticulous about every images they submit to us.

Submission. Each photograph submitted must be accompanied with: (1) a title that includes where it was taken, (2) tags and keywords that will help it to appear in search results, (3) a unique number,  (4) the name of the photographer,  (5) an email address and telephone number.

Method of Payment. Each contributor must supply an account to which funds owing can be paid.

Do Not Upscale. Downscaling is fine, but do not upscale any media to a higher resolution. This will be viewed as attempting to game the system and cheats customers.

While trying to offer contributors a solid platform to monetise your work, we are equally geared towards giving customers the best of the best. If we get any legitimate technical complaints about media from our clients, contributors will be warned as it reflects poorly on Zamstock as a whole.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Read our detailed privacy policy to understand how we collect, use, and protect your personal information, as well protect information that applies to our service.

Information We Collect and Its Use

We ask may ask for certain information such as your username, first and last name, phone number and e-mail address when you purchase a Zamstock photograph , or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the service, and may collect information you provide in user content you post to the service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the service.

Information We May Receive from Third Parties

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites or service through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” adding the Zamstock application, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Zamstock. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with you (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to Zamstock. You may also unlink your third party account from the Service by adjusting your settings on the third party service.

Analytics Information

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the service. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Cookies Information

When you visit the service, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Zamstock help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the service (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the service), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the service over time. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the service. When you use our service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Clear Gifs/Web Beacons Information

When you use the service, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the service.

Device Identifiers

When you access the service by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Symzio. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the service. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the service. Some features of the service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location Data

When you access the service by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the service. Some features of the service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

Commercial and Marketing Communications

We use the information we collect or receive to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you service-related emails (e.g., purchase and billing confirmations, changes/updates to features of the service, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of service-related e-mails.

Use of Certain Service Type Information We Collect About You

We use or may use cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (f) to provide advertising to your browser or device.

Customers and Contributors

When a customer licenses media from a contributor through Zamstock, a contract is created between the customer and contributor. Accordingly, we may provide both the customer and contributor limited access to information regarding the other, including their names and email addresses. If required, additional information may be provided if warranted. Neither member’s billing or financial information will be shared with either party.

Both parties agree to use such information only within the capacity to fulfil and maintain the contract under which the relationship has been created. Neither party is permitted to export, aggregate, collect or use this contact information for any purpose other than as explained above. Using such contact information for the purpose of promotion, advertising, sales or lists of any kind is strictly forbidden.

Contributors may not contact customers for any reason other than critical or contractual related changes or breaches. Customers may contact contributors for any purpose that facilitates enhancing their use of the licensed media.

Sharing Your Information

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside Zamstock (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted in this section.

We may share your information with third-party business partners for the purpose of providing the service to you. Those business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the service, and we will require that such third parties comply with this Privacy Policy. Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the service, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings. Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any user content that you make public is searchable by other users. If you remove information that you posted to the service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the service, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

We may buy or sell/divest/transfer Zamstock, or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, user content and other user information related to the service may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganisations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of Zamstock.

Zamstock will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security or integrity of our service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Zamstock, our users or others. We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in this section. We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymised data with third parties.

We may also share certain information such as your location, browser and cookie data and other data relating to your use of our service with our business partners to deliver advertisements (“ads”) that may be of interest to you. Zamstock may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the service. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on the service, and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser’s or device’s visits and usage patterns on the service, and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content. Zamstock does not sell, rent, or share the information we collect directly from you or about you from third parties with these third-party ad servers or ad networks for such parties’ own marketing purposes.

Please note that an advertiser may ask Zamstock to show an ad to a certain audience of users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, Zamstock determines the target audience and Zamstock serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous aggregated data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.

The Zamstock Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers or contact such advertisers for more information.

How We Store and Protect Your Data

Storage and Processing: Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in any other country in which Zamstock or its subsidiaries, affiliates or service providers maintain facilities. Zamstock may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to any other country in which Zamstock or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Keeping Your Information Safe

Zamstock cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the service. However, Zamstock cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Zamstock or guarantee that information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to Zamstock, such as social networks. Zamstock is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of Information

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Zamstock will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Opting Out of Collection of Your Information for Tracking / Advertising

Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Zamstock or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the service, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the service. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly.

How Long We Keep Your User Content

Following termination or deactivation of your user account, Zamstock may retain your profile information and user content for six months for backup, archival, or audit purposes.

Children’s Privacy

Zamstock does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us:
CBC Publishing
State Lodge Road, Leopards Hill
Lusaka, Zambia

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Zamstock may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically.

Editorial Guidelines

What is Editorial Media?

Whilst looking for stock media on Zamstock, you may come across images/videos/vectors that are labelled as ‘Editorial’ (‘editorial media’). Editorial media cannot be used to advertise or promote a product or service, as they depict content/locations/people/products/brands/situations that have not been released for commercial use.

What Can Editorial Media Be Used For?

Although editorial media cannot be used for commercial use, there are a variety of ways in which editorial images can be properly used. Permitted use of editorial media includes using the media:

• to supplement news coverage or illustrate news
• to supplement a commentary column in a newspaper or magazine article
• for blog articles or opinion posts on websites
• in non-commercial multimedia presentations
• for a non-commercial documentary

As a rule of thumb, editorial media can be used as a supplementary resource and not commercially driven endeavors. For example, you can use an editorial image to illustrate a story within a newspaper, but you cannot use it in advertising or marketing campaigns. If you have any questions or are unsure whether a particular stock media item can be used for your intended project, please contact us before purchasing a license.