PhotoStamps by Stamps.com Content Restrictions

Stamps.com Eligibility Criteria

You agree not to use Stamps.com or the PhotoStamps service:

  1. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material for any unlawful purpose or that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, sexually suggestive, deceptive, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy, supportive of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, violent, or otherwise objectionable;
  2. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that depicts celebrities or celebrity likenesses, regional, national or international leaders or politicians, current or former world leaders, convicted criminals, newsworthy, notorious or infamous images and individuals, or any material that is vintage in appearance or depicts images from an older era;
  3.  To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that depicts political or religious content;
  4. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that depicts controlled substances, including but not limited to marijuana;
  5. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that depicts any non-incidental depiction of alcohol, tobacco, gambling, or firearms or other weapons;
  6.  To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that you do not have a right to transmit or communicate under any contractual or fiduciary relationship or which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right or any moral right of any party;
  7. To upload or otherwise transmit any material which is likely to cause harm to any Stamps.com service or anyone else's computer systems, including but not limited to that which contains any virus, code, worm, data or other files or programs designed to damage or allow unauthorized access to any Stamps.com service or which may cause any defect, error, malfunction or corruption to the service; and
  8. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that emulates any form of valid indicia or payment for postage.

 

USPS Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria contained in this section and set forth by the USPS in 39 CFR part 501.21(b) restrict content by identifying allowable images, text, or categories of images or text. Any content not identified by the Eligibility Criteria is prohibited. To be eligible for use in Customized Postage products, images and/or text must meet criteria established by the Postal Service, which are:

(1) Images or text must be “commercial” or “social,” as defined below:

(i) Commercial means intended for no purpose other than the sale of goods or services in commerce.

(ii) Social means promoting or depicting people, animals, items, or events commonly associated with community relations or companionship and likely to generate invitations, announcements, notices, thank-you notes, RSVPs, or similar correspondence.

(2) Acceptable commercial or social images or text must not contain content that is unsuitable for all-ages audiences, including but not limited to:

(i) Any non-incidental depiction of alcohol, tobacco, gambling, or firearms or other weapons;

(ii) Any depiction of controlled substances, including but not limited to marijuana;

(iii) Any depiction of political, religious, violent or sexual content; or

(iv) Any depiction of subject matter prohibited for display under U.S. law.

(3) Acceptable commercial or social images or text must not contain content that the customer or provider does not have the right to use either directly or under license, including but not limited to images or text that may be the subject of third party rights such as copyright, trademarks, or rights of publicity or privacy.

(4) The Postal Service reserves the right to determine independently whether any image, text, or category of images or text meets any of the Eligibility Criteria contained in this section.

 You agree that if Stamps.com, in its sole discretion, determines that any material you upload may not meet these Customized Postage Eligibility Criteria, Stamps.com may reject your order without explanation. Stamps.com reserves the right to charge a processing fee of $10.00 for each image, graphic or photograph that you submit as an order which violates our content restrictions.

 In addition, in the event you violate these Customized Postage Eligibility Criteria and you intentionally publicize such violation, you acknowledge that Stamps.com will suffer substantial damage to its reputation and goodwill and that you can be liable for causing such substantial damage.